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THQ titles to sponsor Stargate

THQ has signed a new partnership with Sky One to sponsor the first series of the popular Stargate Universe. The multi-million pound deal will run for eight months, ending in June 2010, and will see the publisher sponsoring episodes of the new show, as well as repeat episodes of Stargate …

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High Street accused of ‘dumbing down’

High street retailers have been accused of locking new IPs out of the market this Christmas – and limiting consumer choice by only dedicating shelf space to ‘formulaic sequels’ and pre-owned games. In a letter to MCV, Rising Star Games’ MD and COO Martin Defries said that new content and …

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GMAs 2009: OXM’s Channel named Rising Star

Official Xbox Magazine’s Mike Channel was named the UK games media’s rising star at last night’s Games Media Awards. Channel beat Neon Kelly (Videogamer), Samuel Roberts (360), Mattew pellett (Xbox World 360), Chiris McMahon (Games TM) and Graham Smith (PC Gamer) to win the prize. Channel has been at OXM …

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‘Quiet Q4 will help Flashpoint’

Codemasters believes its Operation Flashpoint sequel will benefit from fellow publishers moving major rival game releases from Q4 to Q1 next year. The firm has revealed that it will be backing the title withan ‘explosive’ Christmas marketing blitz, which will concentrate on exposure in nationwide cinemas. Brand manager Dan Robinson …

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Rising Star readies Hello Kitty blitz

Rising Star Games is preparing a comprehensive marketing campaign for Happy Party with Hello Kitty & Friends. The game is the latest entry in the best-selling Hello Kitty franchise, which the publisher believes will become a long-tail retail success. Hello Kitty has an evergreen formula and, whatever the season, this …

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The Grudge unleashed this October

Rising Star will release its unique Wii horror game, Ju-On: The Grudge, on Friday October 23rd.The company is billing the game as a ‘fright-sim’, in which gamers themselves control the thrills in the hopes of terrifying the other players. We see Ju-On as a title that can be enjoyed by …

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US: Capcom reveals 360 triple pack

Japanese publisher Capcom is to thrust three of its most successful Xbox 360 titles back into retail with the unveiling of a brand new SKU called the Platinum Hits Triple Pack. Included will be time-restricted zombie curiosity Dead Rising, thermally challenged third person shooter Lost Planet: Extreme Condition and gothic …

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Rising Star champions new Hello Kitty

Rising Star Games is planning a major summer push for Angel Cat Sugar – a game based on the latest creation from the founder of the Hello Kitty franchise. Angel Cat Sugar has already become an immediate success in Japan, with the character chosen as the official mascot for one …

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Rising Star scoops Fragile for Europe

The Home of Japanese Games” Rising Star has signed up the publishing rights for yet another interesting Eastern games property – the Wii exclusive Fragile. The game is being developed by Tri Crescendo, the outfit behind the distinctive and beautiful Chopin-based RPG Eternal Sonata as well the popular Baten Kaitos. …

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MGS Rising to get multiplatform release

Despite it’s high-profile reveal at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, Metal Gear Solid Rising will, as expected, be released on both PS3 and Xbox 360 – as well as PC – on day one. Any doubts were banished by Sony’s US marketing head Peter Dille, who confirmed to Kotaku not only …

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