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Guitar Hero III hits $1bn in sales

Guitar Hero III hits $1bn in sales

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Around a year ago Activision announced that the Guitar Hero franchise had reached over $1 billion in North American revenues in just over two years. Now the company has announced that just one game in the franchise, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, has... >>

Console installed base in UK hits 22 million

Console installed base in UK hits 22 million

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Sales data cited in GAME's Christmas trading statement has reported that the total console installed base in the UK has jumped to 22 million, a boost of 8.5 million since January 2008. Gfk-ChartTrack's data shows that the sales of the big three consoles... >>

GTA: Chinatown Wars gets 18 certificate from BBFC

GTA: Chinatown Wars gets 18 certificate from BBFC

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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars has become the first DS game to receive an 18 classification from the BBFC. Take-Two had previously stated that it was going to use Chinatown Wars to see how far it could push mature content on the DS and Wii, and it seems... >>

Nintendo patents hint system

Nintendo patents hint system

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Nintendo has patented an in-game hint system, masterminded by Shigeru Miyamoto. The built-in walkthrough allows the computer to take control of characters and show gamers the correct way to complete harder parts of the game. Installed either by a disc... >>

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir coming to DS

Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir coming to DS

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If you're the person that always wins a game of Cluedo, is addicted to Poirot and have carted yourself off on one of those Murder Mystery weekends before, then a new game from Big Fish Games may be just up your street. Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir... >>

Sandisk launching Rock Band 2-branded SD card

Sandisk launching Rock Band 2-branded SD card

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SanDisk has announced a Rock Band 2-branded SD gaming card, designed to help Nintendo Wii gamers expand the storage capacity of their console. While gamers wait for a better solution from Nintendo themselves, gamers can only save content such as downloaded... >>

Game sales hit all-time high in 2008

Game sales hit all-time high in 2008

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Sales of videogames hit an all-time high in the UK last year, with the combined revenue for video game software and hardware adding up to £4.034 billion for 2008. Sales data from ChartTrack show that this huge figure was helped by a 23% growth in games... >>