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Tesco to debut Extra revamp in Watford next week

The Watford Extra brand of UK supermarket Tesco will re-open next week debuting the retailer’s brand new vision for its largest stores. It’s all part of Tesco’s decision to cut back on large store openings and even reduce the footage of some of its largest outlets. The Guardian reports that …

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PlayStation Home redesign goes live

Sony’s games-centric redesign of PS3 virtual world PlayStation Home has gone live today. The new look sees Home remodelled around four separate districts – Action, Sportswalk, Adventure and Indie Park, each of which launches with a selection of free-to-play games. Aside from the four hubs, Home’s central areas such as …

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DC comics wipes slate clean

Cherished comic publisher DC will this summer wipe the slate clean for the entirety of its fictional superhero universe. USA Today reports that later this year DC will re-number its entire catalogue, effectively allowing itself to start over with key IP such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and …

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Games for Windows Marketplace gets facelift

Microsoft has gone live with its brand new look and design for its Steam-rivalling Games for Windows Marketplace. Prices include BioShock 2 for 14.99 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or World at War for 19.99. Users can filter games by Windows Live compatibility. And as a Microsoft portal, users …

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Konami promises to make good on PES

Konami’s confidence in PES 2011 is the reason for its bold decision to launch Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 on October 8th, just one week after EA launches FIFA 11 – a game tipped to be one of this year’s biggest sellers. The publisher says PES is back on top of …

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Warner plans Midway IP revamp

Following the media empire’s $49 million Midway takeover, Warner Bros has chosen to name two of the various franchises it has bought along with the company. As a result of the Midway acquisition, which includes the Mortal Kombat and SpyHunter franchises,” said the group, Warner Bros now has access to …

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Need for Speed reinvention revealed

Following the questions asked of the franchise just this morning , publisher EA has announced that its successful Need for Speed franchise is to get a radical three-SKU revamp in 2009, with the casual market being at the heart of the reinvention. MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz has the full story …

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MS to help those short on storage for NXB

Microsoft has clarified the memory requirements needed to install the upcoming ‘New Xbox Experience’ dashboard revamp for Xbox 360, as well as stating that it has plans to help those who find themselves short on storage space. Users will need 128MB of storage space to run the new firmware upgrade, …

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PlayStation store gets revamp

Those who’d noticed the recent ad on PSN won’t be surprised to hear that Sony has officially confirmed that its PlayStation Store is to receive a visual and structural makeover later this month. Feeding on the weighty response from users of the service, the main changes will be to the …

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Tony Hawks facing revamp

US publisher Activision has pledged to reassess its Tony Hawk’s franchise and introduce a number of new innovations into the next instalment, which is expected to hit shelves later this year. EA recently claimed that its new extreme-sports contender Skate had outsold Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground by a ratio …

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