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GameStop sells 600k COD Elite memberships, laments packed Q4 schedule

The growth of the digital games market may typically be seen as the biggest threat to retail, but is the cramped Q4 release schedule in reality a bigger burden? Speaking to investors following its Q3 financial report yesterday, GameStop president Tony Bartel highlighted the major role the chain has played …

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Latest Windows Phone 7 update rollout begins

Microsoft has begun rolling out Windows Phone updates to the new 7.5 ‘Mango’ version in a process that isn’t expected to be complete until the end of October. Introduced back in May, the new features of Mango include improved social networking integration and the ability to translate text from the …

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World Cyber Games announces its Australian events

After kicking off at AV Con (pictured) in June, Triumph Leisure Solutions (TLS) plans to carry on monthly World Cyber Games (WCG) events throughout 2011, and has big plans to carry on into the future. TLS recently announced its full list of WCG events for the remainder of the year. …

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Summer release slate dries up

UK games retail is bracing itself for one of its toughest summers in recent years. July and August are traditionally the slow months, and this year there are just 50 new titles due during those months. Retailers have told MCV they are instead focusing on the Q4 line-up, readying in-store demos …

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PSN catch-up schedule announced

Sony is to increase the rate at which it releases new content on the PlayStation Store to catch up on all the content that was missed during the PSN outage. "To date, three Tuesday publishes were missed, which included items like Under Siege and the MotorStorm Apocalypse demo," an updated …

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3DS games won’t dry up, Iwata promises

Gamers can expect regular software releases to be very much the norm with its upcoming 3DS handheld, according to Nintendo president Saturo Iwata. Speaking to a Japanese newspaper, as translated by Andriasang, Iwata made the following pledge: "It’s important that you be able to supply software with no pause. With …

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Sony champions 20-strong PS3 line-up

If the console race is to be decided on the number of triple-A games headed to each console then Sony already has the 2011 hardware title in the bag. Speaking on the US PlayStation blog, the platform holder has named 20 titles that will exclusively be hitting the console in …

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Edinburgh Interactive examines gaming’s future

Edinburgh Interactive kicks off in just a matter of days – and the event promises to lift the lid on what’s next for the games industry. Taking place from midday Wednesday, August 25th to Thursday, August 26th, the event features key speakers from SCEE (Ray Maguire), Square Enix (Ian Livingstone), …

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Big summer for new Activision IP

After a relatively quiet start to the year on the new releases front, Activision Blizzard is set to storm the High Street with two brand new IPs this summer. The publisher is also targeting its established fans with the latest title from one of its most lucrative licences. Activision is …

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New Driver races into view

Alongside confirmation that Assassin’s Creed III will be released some time between April 2010 and March 2011, Ubisoft has also stated that a brand new Driver title will be released in the same timeframe. It’s the first we’ve heard of the game since a BBC report first revealed that the …

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