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PlayStation phone reports resurface

A report in the Wall Street Journal says an oft-rumoured PlayStation Phone – co-developed with Sony Ericsson – will arrive in 2010. It will shares characteristics of netbooks, electronic-book readers and handheld-game machines”, and will offer downloadable PlayStation games via the company’s iTunes competitor Sony Online Service. The article – …

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Losses decrease at Take-Two

Take-Two has announced Q1 revenues up $14 million on last year, from $149m to $163m. The firm took a loss of $34m, down from $54m for the same period in 09. Staff cuts, inevitably, are being touted, with a 15% headcount cut resulting in savings of $8 million in the …

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Ngmoco makes big iPhone buy

iPhone game publisher Ngmoco has bought developer Freeverse and announced that it has raised a further $25 million in funding bringing its total – after three rounds – to over $40 million. To read the full story, head over to sister site CasualGaming.biz.

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EA offers guide to better times

Electronic Arts’ troubles – fiscal losses, massive job cuts, a thinning roster, waning market confidence – serve as an illustration of the whole industry’s troubles. The firm’s second-in-command, COO John Schappert used his DICE presentation in Las Vegas to show the industry a way out. He said EA and the …

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OnLive shown live at DICE

OnLive, which streams top-notch games direct to any device, including TV, has its share of skeptics. Since the service’s announcement at GDC last year, critics have cast doubt on its claims to eliminate latency. But at DICE yesterday (Thursday), OnLive’s president and CEO Steve Perlman showed a live, working demo …

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DICE: Bobby comes clean

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick delivered a winning keynote at DICE in Las Vegas that was full of charming anecdotes about his own mistakes, as well as a vision for how large publishing companies can and should work with creative teams and individuals. His speech to a packed house verged …

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US: Disney kicks off DICE

Today’s social networking technologies and consumer offerings are direct descendants of ideas pioneered by Walt Disney, such as the theme park, according to Disney Interactive boss Steve Wadsworth. Delivering a keynote speech at DICE in Las Vegas Wadsworth said, "Walt Disney and The Walt Disney Company have always understood that …

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X10: Microsoft shows its stuff

Microsoft held its X10 invitation-only press event in San Francisco on Wednesday afternoon, allowing the media to sample some of the products Xbox 360 has lined up for the year ahead. Pic credit: Kotaku The event didn’t muster much in the way of hard news – most particularly there was …

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Music tails off for Activision

During its post-fiscals conference call, Activision became the latest publisher to ring the death knell for big-bundle, hardware-based music games. The firm will release just two console games in 2010, across 10 SKUs. Music games accounted for 25 SKUs in 2009, when it launched the likes ofGuitar Hero 5 and …

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E3 2010 open for business

Preparations for the game industry’s annual jamboree are underway. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) today opened attendee and media registration for this year’s event, due to be held June 15-17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ESA says 90 per cent of floorspace is now sold, with exhibitors including …

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