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No Xbox 360 for EA Sports Active 2

Just hours after revealing that a motion controlled version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will be heading to PS3 but not Xbox 360, EA has now announced that EA Sports Active 2 will also be snubbing the motion control bandwagon on Xbox 360. The game will come bundled with …

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Ubisoft enters core football genre

Ubisoft has ramped up its efforts in the sport genre with the announcement of its first core football title. Pure Football is due for release in May – coinciding nicely with the World Cup – and is being developed by Ubisoft Vancouver. The game boasts a more serious tone than …

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EA Sports Active makes $125m

Electronic Arts’ Wii fitness title EA Sports Active earned the company $125m in its most recent financial year, leading the publisher to heap praise on Nintendo’s challenging format. Peter Moore, president of EA Sports said: As a company we’re great believers in the Wii. Titles that take advantage of motion, …

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EA Sports eyes DLC codes

EA, the current front-runner in the new drive to reward those who buy their games brand new with in-the-box codes for free DLC, is looking to expand its plans by bringing its Sports division into the mix. Much like the model used for Mass Effect 2, those who buy new …

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EA dates Crysis 2 and key titles

Crysis 2 will be released some time between October and December this year, EA has announced. Crytek’s console FPS isn’t the only title to get dated, either. Other games on the way in the final quarter of the year include Dead Space 2, Criterion’s first entry in the Need for …

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Moore: Sports to drive 3D gaming

With 2010 looking to be a big year in the quest to drive 3D TV sets into consumer’s houses, EA Sports boss Peter Moore has predicted that the sports sector will be the key driving force behind the uptake of the technology in the game sector. As James Cameron did …

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DS software sales hit 688m units

As DS hardware sales pass the 125m unit sales mark worldwide, Nintendo has revealed that DS software sales have now reached 688m globally. Sales of Wii software now stand at 510m units – joining Wii hardware sales of 67m units. New Super Mario Bros Wii, Wii Sports Resort and Wii …

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Microsoft negotiating ESPN deal?

The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft has been holding behind-closed-doors chats with US sports broadcaster ESPN with a view to brining streaming live sport to Xbox Live. The service, if it ever comes to fruition, will work on a subscription basis, it is being claimed. It appears that …

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EA Sport Active shop a living billboard

Having opened its first ever EA Sports Active-dedicated retail outlet earlier this month, EA has told MCV that it sees the stores as the best possible way of promoting its game in the modern games industry landscape. Data showed that 80 per cent of our consumers were recommending EA Sports …

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Moore praises FIFA triumph in Japan

Western games may increasingly be making inroads into the Japanese market, but the struggle to penetrate the notoriously inwards-looking region remains – so FIFA 10’s appearance in the Japanese Top Ten recently is certainly something to shout about. One of the frustrations of being an American company attempting to do …

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