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Original TV shows coming to 360

Microsoft has inked a deal that will result in the first original TV content produced for the Xbox 360 gaming console, according to Media Week. The partnership is with Safran Digital Group, a web-based production and distribution company that has been launched by Hollywood talent agent Peter Safran. Safran will …

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Xbox 360 drops below £150

An aggressive price promotion from the UK’s leading retailer Tesco has seen Microsoft’s Xbox 360 drop below the 150 barrier for the first time. The supermarket chain if offering an Xbox 360 Arcade machine, which includes a wireless joypad, 256MB memory card, component cable and five Xbox Live Arcade titles, …

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The Independents top ten video games

As other national papers detail the Byron report, The Independent’s front page advertises its feature for the ten best video games. The feature, which can be found on page 24 of its extra supplement, claims that Sega’s Condemned 2 is the best video game of the moment, whilst Advance Wars: …

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Free Xbox Live points for GTA IV pre-orders at HMV.com

HMV.com is prompting pre-orders of Grand Theft Auto IV on Xbox 360 by offering 1000 free Xbox Live points and a voucher book that contains over 130 worth of savings, for free. The vouchers will be redeemable in HMV stores in UK and Ireland and features savings on video games …

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UK CHARTS: Rainbow Six sneaks to the top

The popularity of the Tom Clancy franchise continues with its fifth number one in the ChartTrack All Formats Top 40, in the form of Rainbow Six Vegas 2. The tactical shooter records 77 per cent of its sales on Xbox 360 (the remainder on PlayStation 3) and is the fourth …

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Retail rakes it in after 360 cut

Retail has hailed Microsoft’s mission to hit the mainstream after dropping its entry-level SKU to under 160 – and stores have seen sales rocket following the cut. MCVUK.com revealed this week (via ChartTrack figures) that the console enjoyed a 36 per cent rise in sales after three days at its …

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PS3 manufacturer wins Xbox 360 contract

Business technology site Digitimes is reporting that Asustek owned manufacturing firms Pegatron and Unihan have struck a deal with Microsoft to produce around 500,000 Xbox 360 consoles a month from its bases in China. Both bases are also OEM producers of Sony’s PS3. The news comes after Microsoft blamed its …

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Xbox 360 UK sales leap 36%

Official UK industry monitor ChartTrack has told MCV that Xbox 360 sales have risen 36 per cent since last Friday – when the platform holder sliced the ERP of the console to as little as 159.99. The rise came in a period where other hardware struggled – with only PS3 …

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US: Microsoft confident as spend on 360 beats rivals

Microsoft’s response to NPD’s February sales figures may have been comparatively muted, but its confidence ahead of the release of Rockstar’s GTAIV is still clear to see. A statement from the firm read: Xbox 360 remained in a supply constrained situation in February. The situation is improving and we are …

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US: Feb sales reach $1.3bn

US sales body NPD has released its figures for games industry sales in February in North America, and they show a massive 47 per cent increase in software sales and 19 per cent hike in hardware sales – with total national sales hitting a massive $1.33 billion. Breaking that number …

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