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  • No more Xbox price cuts for "many, many years"
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    No more Xbox price cuts for "many, many years"

    By 3 November 2008

    For any of you hoping for yet more Xbox 360 cuts, it seems like you're going to have a long wait. UK Xbox boss Stephen McGill has said there are no plans to reduce the price of the 360 for "many many years". He said: "I'm not going to speculate where...

  • The Sims 3 - First Look review
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    The Sims 3 - First Look review

    By 3 November 2008

    Three years in development, the latest incarnation of The Sims has been dated, moved into the final stage of development, and it's all now just about bug fixing. But is the new version going to be enough to keep fans of The Sims happy? Pocket-lint sat...

  • Spielberg game has not been cancelled, says EA
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    Spielberg game has not been cancelled, says EA

    By 3 November 2008

    Rumours that a new Steven Spielberg gaming project has been shelved are untrue, according to EA. The rumours started after a report stated that "almost everyone" working on the project had been affected by the EA job cuts and been made redundant. However,...

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    EA announces big losses and over 500 job cuts

    By 3 November 2008

    Electronic Arts has posted worse than expected Q2 results, and has announced it will be cutting 6% of its workforce to compensate. Around 540 jobs will be cut in an attempt to save around $50 million, after the company reported a net loss of $310 million...

  • Another NXE in a few years if there's demand, says Xbox Live manager
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    Another NXE in a few years if there's demand, says Xbox Live manager

    By 3 November 2008

    We could see another New Xbox Experience in a few years if there's enough demand, according to Xbox Live product unit manager Jerry Johnson. "If our customers want it, and the market wants it, we can do it again. There's no date set on it though," said...

  • Boogie Superstar - Nintendo Wii review
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    Boogie Superstar - Nintendo Wii review

    By 3 November 2008

    You've no doubt heard of SingStar, but what about Boogie, the EA alternative that uses the Wii Remote to let you dance and sing your way to victory? We get dancing to see if the latest version is as good as the original. Armed with your microphone and...

  • Monopoly - Nintendo Wii review
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    Monopoly - Nintendo Wii review

    By 2 November 2008

    It's one of the most popular board games around. It has seen numerous versions on the PC and games consoles in the past, and has now found itself on the Nintendo Wii. But can a game from the 20th century really cut it in the 21st century? We get buying...

  • EA boss promises Mercinaries 3
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    EA boss promises Mercinaries 3

    By 31 October 2008

    We'll be seeing a lot more of the Mercinaries series if EA boss John Riccitiello has his way. Despite the lack of critical praise for Mercinaries 2, Riccitiello has told investors how he has plans to make many more games in the series, and that Mercinaries...

  • GTA IV PC delayed until December
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    GTA IV PC delayed until December

    By 31 October 2008

    The PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV has been delayed until December 2nd, Rockstar has confirmed. Although the popular game was released for consoles back in April, the PC version was originally kept under wraps, and later announced for a November launch....

  • Lord of the Rings: Conquest set for January release
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    Lord of the Rings: Conquest set for January release

    By 31 October 2008

    The new Lord of the the Rings game, Conquest, has been confirmed for release in January 2009. Being developed by Pandemic, the same team who put together Star Wars Battlefront, the action game is set for release "internationally" on 9th January, and 13th...

  • Atari to publish new Chronicles of Riddick game
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    Atari to publish new Chronicles of Riddick game

    By 31 October 2008

    Atari has announced that first person shooter The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, is to join its 2009 publishing line-up. The title will be the first in the franchise to come to next-gen consoles, and is scheduled for launch on Xbox 360,...

  • Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches
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    Blizzard announces Lich King midnight launches

    By 31 October 2008

    For those you that want to get your hands on World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King at the earliest possible opportunity, Blizzard has released details of midnight store openings worldwide The UK event will take place at Oxford Street's HMV in London,...

  • Saints Row 2 PC delayed
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    Saints Row 2 PC delayed

    By 30 October 2008

    THQ has announced that the PC release of Saints Row 2 has been delayed in the US until next year. Saints Row community moderator V-Singular passed on the news to gamers on the forums, saying that the PC version could now be expected on January 6th 2009....

  • PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in Q2
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    PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in Q2

    By 30 October 2008

    Despite impressive price cuts on the Xbox 360 recently, it seems PlayStation 3 has somehow managed to outsell Microsoft's console worldwide for the three months ending 30th September. Sony's recently-published Q2 FY 2008 figures show that 2.43 million...

  • Mirror's Edge demo now available on PSN
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    Mirror's Edge demo now available on PSN

    By 30 October 2008

    First Sony signed a deal to get exclusive Mirror's Edge downloadable content for PlayStation 3. Now, PS3 gamers will also be able to get their hands on the Mirror's Edge demo a day before those playing on Xbox 360 too. EA has announced that the demo is...

  • Rock Band 2 dated for UK
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    Rock Band 2 dated for UK

    By 29 October 2008

    Harmonix has confirmed that Rock Band 2 will indeed be with us before Christmas, and will begin shipping in Europe on November 14th. However, with an exclusive launch window in Europe, the game won't make it to UK shelves until November 21st. The publisher...

  • World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers
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    World of Warcraft tops 11 million subscribers

    By 29 October 2008

    Popular MMO World of Warcraft now has over 11 million subscribers playing the game. Blizzard has announced its milestone ahead of the release of the new expansion pack, Wrath of the Lich King, which is due out on 13th November. "It's been very rewarding...

  • Rock Band 2 release "this side of Christmas"?
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    Rock Band 2 release "this side of Christmas"?

    By 28 October 2008

    It seems like we may just be able to look forward to a Rock Band 2 UK release "this side of Christmas". At least that's what one of EA's external PR agencies let slip in an email surrounding the game, although EA itself has refused to confirm anything....

  • Criterion to release four more Burnout Paradise updates
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    Criterion to release four more Burnout Paradise updates

    By 27 October 2008

    Criterion has announced it will be releasing four more Burnout Paradise updates during spring next year. The company will be unveiling the first of these - Pack 4 - this Friday, 31st October. A week later, on 7th November, we'll get details on Pack 5,...

  • Games developers get zombie-happy
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    Games developers get zombie-happy

    By 27 October 2008

    Games developers are really just big kids deep down, and with Halloween fast approaching, it seems they just can't help themselves but to have a bit of zombie-related fun. First, players of GTA IV reported a zombie "infection" in the game last week. Zombies...

  • EA announces Army of Two movie project
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    EA announces Army of Two movie project

    By 27 October 2008

    Electronic Arts has announced that a deal has been signed with Universal pictures to create a movie based on its popular third person shooter, Army of Two. The film is to be adapted by Scott Z Burns, the screenwriter behind The Bourne Ultimatum, and is...

  • Early NXE access slots go in minutes
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    Early NXE access slots go in minutes

    By 27 October 2008

    You may remember we reported last week that Xbox would be opening up the New Xbox Experience early for a few on-the-ball gamers. Well that opportunity came up on Friday evening when Xbox Live's Major Nelson announced on his blog that the soors were open...

  • Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London
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    Namco Bandai to close Hellgate: London

    By 27 October 2008

    Namco Bandai has confirmed it will be closing all servers for online RPG Hellgate: London, on 31st January 2009. The future of the game, which is coming up to the first anniversary of its release on October 31st, became unclear after its developer Flagship...

  • Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband
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    Woman arrested for "killing" virtual husband

    By 24 October 2008

    It seems its been quite the week for MMO crime. First two Dutch teens were convicted of virtual theft, and now a Japanese woman has been arrested after offing her virtual husband on the free MMO, MapleStory. The 43-year-old teacher was married to a man...

  • Street Fighter IV PC version delayed
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    Street Fighter IV PC version delayed

    By 24 October 2008

    If for some reason, you were waiting for Street Fighter IV on the PC, it is not set for the same "winter" release as the console versions, which we reported yesterday. Capcom has insisted that a PC version is still in the making, but unfortunately, can't...