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Trade looks to happier New Year

The UK games industry is looking to bounce back from a difficult 2009 – with improved Government relations key. Leading industry figures have told MCV that they hope whoever wins the upcoming election will continue to work with the trade. Whomever is leading the Government after the summer, I hope …

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Chips plans New Year bounce-back

Specialist chains Chips is optimistic that the busy Q1 release slate will boost the firm, despite the fact that financial pressures forced it to enter a Company Voluntary Arrangement last month. Chipsworld entered the CVA after running up significant debts with HMRC, although this only impacts the 11 company-owned stores. …

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Review of the Decade – 2009

Our look back over the last decade comes to a close, set against a backdrop of economic turmoil – and the biggest entertainment launch of all time… Head over to our bulging features section for more.

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Sony reaffirms PS2 commitment for 2010

PS3 may at last be finding its feet in the international marketplace, but Sony insists that it will continue to wholeheartedly back its PS2 console throughout 2010. We have a very firm stance – we’re going to continue to support the PS2 wholeheartedly,” SCEA’s head of PlayStation marketing John Koller …

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Rising Star looks to best ever year

Rising Star Games has predicted that 2010 will be the best year in its history – as the publisher announces its bumper release slate for Q1. The firm’s first quarter line-up includes one title from affiliate label Gamebridge and the company’s first Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games. With seven …

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Seven year high for UK retail

UK retail sales for October saw the market climb at its fastest pace since Easter, recording the best performance in October for seven years, analysts say. According to the British Retail Consortium, UK retail sales values climbed 3.8 per cent last month when compared to October 2008. On a total …

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PS3s Fallout content dated

Bethesda has at long last set the date for the long-awaited arrival of Fallout 3’s numerous DLC releases on PS3, with the first offering – Broken Steel – set to arrive on PSN on September 26th. Its release will be followed on October 1st by both Operation: Anchorage and The …

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Music game revenues plummet

A bit of digging at the latest NPD results for the North American games market has shown that revenues generated by leading music genre brands Guitar Hero and Rock Band have fallen 49 per cent year-on-year over the last 12 months. Gamasutra reports that June was the second month on …

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Sony says 360 and Wii owners will upgrade to PS3

Andrew House, the president of SCE Europe, has suggested that owners of current consoles such as Wii and Xbox 360 will ‘upgrade’ to a PS3 in an effort to keep track of the technology offered by Sony’s machine. If you look back at previous lifecycles, like PS2 versus N64, we …

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Microsoft: We won E3

It’s not the twinning but the taking part that counts, right? Nope. How you win or lose something like E3 is hard to fathom, but the reaction to Microsoft’s conference was certainly positive – so much so that the Xbox 360 platform holder seems happy to declare victory. I think …

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