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"Sometimes I sounded like a dick"

In a high-profile confessional at the DICE summit earlier this week, Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick took the chance to clarify his infamous boast that he wanted to take the fun out of game development”. He explained that he’d been trying to convince institutional investors – generally burdened by the …

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US: Star Wars invades PS Home

As is demonstrated by the premium price of the lightsaber prop on the Xbox Live Avatar marketplace, Star Wars has an unusual command over its followers’ wallets – so the arrival of Star Wars props and clothes on PlayStation Home is no surprise. Thanks to an agreement with LucasArts, a …

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LEGO Star Wars III announced

Having pillaged all six films for its first two LEGO Star Wars titles, LucasArts has confirmed that animated TV series The Clone Wars will provide the setting for the freshly confirmed LEGO Star Wars III. The game will again be developed by UK studio Traveller’s Tales though it does promise …

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THQ reveals All Star Karate

Publisher THQ has announced a brand new Wii title that is in development and due for release this spring – All Star Karate. The game is an extension to THQ’s existing ‘All Star’ IP, the first release of which was All Star Cheer Squad, a 2008 title concerning cheerleading. All …

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No standard SKU for Star Trek Online

The collector’s edition of Star Trek Online will be the only SKU of Atari’s anticipated MMORPG to hit UK shelves. Namco Bandai Partners has told MCV that it will focus only on the Gold Edition in order to encourage consumers to buy the boxed product, over the digital version. Retail-only …

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Half-Minute Hero lands in February

Rising Star Games has announced it will be releasing Half-Minute Hero in Europe on February 12th. The Marvelous-developed PSP-exclusive RPG will cater to fans of old-school gaming with its retro-inspired visuals and fast-paced gameplay. Half-Minute Hero challenges players with a series of quests that must be completed within a strict …

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Star Trek Online beta beams down

Publisher Atari has at last opened the digital doors to the public beta for Cryptic Studio’s long awaited MMO Star Trek Online. Running until January 26th, the beta offers players the chance to take control of their own Federation or Klingon vessel in a world populated by thousands of other …

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PS3 was star console in 2009

ELSPA has dubbed PS3 the star console of 2009” following an impressive year-on-year increase in software sales for Sony’s machine. In total 11.9m PS3 games were sold in the UK last year – a 14 per cent increase on the 10.4m units old in 2008. Hardware sales were up, too, …

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Rising Star signs Alex Sim-Wise

Growing UK publisher Rising Star has signed up sexy starlet Alex Sim-Wise as a writer for its Japanese-orientated games portal Hoshi Club. Sim-Wise shot to fame after winning FHM’s Student of the Year award in 2004. After a spell modelling she went on to work in the media. She joins …

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