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Record profits once again for Nintendo

In contrast to some of the severe losses suffered by the world’s biggest publishers last year, Wii and DS platform holder Nintendo has posted record numbers for its financial year ending March 31st. Full-year profits hit YEN 279.1bn ($2.8bn), an increase on the YEN 257.3bn seen in the year before. …

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Microsoft extends three year 360 warranty conditions

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has altered the terms of conditions of its three year Xbox 360 warranty scheme to include problems related to the common E74 error. In 2007 Microsoft admitted that it was, at the time, not happy with the number of Xbox 360’s suffering the so-called Red …

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Mums and dads spend nearly £2bn a year on entertainment

Parents spend on average 247 per child per year on digital entertainment, new research has found. The technology, media and telecoms division of Harris Interactive carried out an online survey with parents of children aged between six to 16 years old. The firm asked for details on what parents spend …

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Fallout 3 scoops GDC Game of the Year Award

Bethesda’s next-gen action RPG Fallout 3 has claimed the coveted GDC 09 Game of the Year Award at this year’s event, though it was LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule that emerged as the ceremony’s main benefactor, scooping four accolades. Fallout 3 fended off the likes of Fable 2, Left 4 Dead, …

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Konami celebrates its 40th birthday

Konami achieves 40 years in business this month, and the Japanese company is already looking ahead to its next four decades – with European growth and new IP a priority. The publisher has been responsible for creating some of the most popular video games in the world, including Pro Evolution …

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The Lancer is the new Lightsaber

Aside from Epic’s recent news about its upcoming third update for Gears of War 2, all is relatively quiet in the Gears of Wars universe – but an admission from one of the game’s key writers suggests that Epic and Microsoft have plenty of Gears surprises on the way. IGN …

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Sony: PS3 is still on track

Japanese electronics giant Sony has insisted that despite the f alling annual sales of its PS3 console , it is still on track to sell ten million units by the end of its financial year March 31st. The exact year-to-date sales of the console are not known, though Sony has …

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50 things to look out for in 2009 Part 2

2008 was a year filled with top new games, record breaking sales and high drama. MCV provides 50 reasons why 2009 is set to be even better. In this part, we look at numbers 25 to 1… Click here to read the full feature.

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50 things to look out for in 2009 Part 1

2008 was a year filled with top new games, record breaking sales and high drama. MCV provides 50 reasons why 2009 is set to be even better. In this part, we look at numbers 50 to 26… Click here to read the full feature.

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Casual gaming to kill consoles

Digital marketing site ClickZ has made a bold claim about the future of gaming by claiming that the games console is heading to extinction thanks to the rise of casual gaming. The site reads: We are watching the icon of gaming, the console, quickly and ungraciously bow to the internet. …

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