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HMV issues third profit warning of 2011

UK entertainment retailer HMV has issued its third profit warning of the year so far. The chain warned, four weeks ahead of the end of the financial year, that annual profits before tax would now be around 30m. When it issued its second profit warning last month it predicted that …

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Ubisoft: Hardcore aren’t the only early adopters

The UK marketing manager of publisher Ubisoft has said that, unlike with most hardware launches, the arrival of the 3DS is likely to appeal win attract plenty of early buyers from the casual games audience. "Instinctively, it’s easy to assume that the hardcore gamer will be the early adopter to …

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Fly the TARDIS in third Doctor Who game

The first details about the third instalment of the Doctor Who Adventure Games series have been revealed by the BBC. Called TARDIS, the next title will for the first time allow players to pilot one of the most famous craft in the history of sci-fi. The title will also allow …

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UK CHARTS: Just Dance still top

For the second time this year Ubisoft’s Just Dance is spending its second week in a row at the top of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. The triumph means Ubisoft can now lay claim to more 2010 number ones than any other publisher. And with Splinter Cell: …

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No marketing? No success on Wii

If publishers commit to long-term marketing of their titles they can most definitely succeed on the Wii, Nintendo’s American boss Reggie Fils-Aime has stated. The record-breaking sales of many Wii titles have always challenged the notion that success is hard to come by for third party publishers on the platform. …

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Nintendo: Were not good at core games

In his most brazen statement on the subject to date, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has admitted that the platform holder isn’t very good at making hardcore games – and furthermore, that core games aren’t a focus for the firm. The fact of the matter is we know we …

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Nintendo next in Sony’s firing line

Having launched a verbal volley against rival Microsoft yesterday, Sony has now turned its attentions to Nintendo with SCEA’s senior VP of public relations claiming that third party publishers are now putting resources once dedicated to Wii into PS3 development. What publishers have said is they’re not going to spend …

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Exclusive titles on the way out, Sony claims

With Sony adamant that PS3 is closing the gap on Xbox 360, SCEA has said that third party platform exclusives are going to become increasingly uncommon – something that the platform holder believes will work in its favour. We’re not going to get the exclusive games – the Mass Effects, …

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Time called on third party 360 memory cards

Third party memory card manufacturers have been given an unwelcome headache from platform holder Microsoft with news that the next firmware update for the Xbox 360 will stop third party memory cards from working with the machine. Word comes from Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, who states on his Major Nelson blog: …

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Third WoW expansion underway

Californian game maker Blizzard has announced it’s working on a third expansion package for the world’s most popular MMORPG. The project, entitled World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm, was announced at the fourth annual BlizzCon event. The announcement confirmed that Blizzard is not yet ready to focus its core workforce on new …

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