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Music charts to add games

Video games could shape the outcome of this year’s UK singles Christmas No.1. The Official Charts Company has told MCV that it wants to see music games’ DLC sales counted in the charts it compiles. Provided a deal is thrashed out between publishers and format holders, music downloaded to play …

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MTV Games snaps up Guthrie and Cox

MTV Games has announced it has signed up former THQ man Scott Guthrie and Sony Computer Entertainment Amercia’s David Cox. Guthrie previously worked as executive vice president of publishing for THQ’s North Amercian arm, but left recently to ‘pursue another opportunity’. He now takes up his new role as MTV …

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Xbox 360 wireless mics get standalone SKU

The motion sensing wireless microphones bundled with Microsoft’s karaoke title Lips are to get their own SKU as the platform holder looks to talk up the benefits of the peripherals in all of the console’s music titles. CasualGaming.biz has the full compatibility list – click here to take a look.

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Beatles game to feed off album re-release hype

With the entirety of The Beatles’ global fanbase already opening up before MTV’s eyes ahead of the release of the official video game in September, news of the joint release of the Fab Four’s remastered album collection on the same day is even better news for the publisher. Due for …

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Rock Band sales exceed $1bn in US

Sales of the Rock Band series have exceeded the $1 billion mark in North America, after only 15 months of being on sale. The figures come from MTV Games, citing figures from NPD Group. In addition, over 40 million tracks have been downloaded and purchased for the title. Viacom, which …

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Rock Band 2 for PS3, PS2 and Wii dated

EA has announced that Rock Band 2 will arrive on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 on March 27th, with the Wii edition set for April 24th. The game will retail for 49.99 on PS3, 29.99 on PS2 and 39.99 on Wii. EA has also announced new prices for the stand …

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Nickelback slam Guitar Hero

Cheesy Canadian rockers Nickelback have blamed games such as Guitar Hero for reducing the number of new bands emerging in America. The band’s frontman Chad Kroeger says young people are more interested in playing music simulation games than learning real instruments. He told MTV: "I feel like there’s not enough …

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