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Microsoft to cut 5000 jobs

Microsoft to cut 5000 jobs

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Microsoft has confirmed that 5000 jobs will be cut, with 1400 to go immediately. The remaining 3600 jobs will be axed over the next 18 months, and will include positions in R&D, marketing, sales, finance, legal, HR and IT. The job losses come as the company... >>

Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

Analyst claims Sony and Microsoft are both right

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You may have read our stories yesterday on the squabbling between Microsoft and Sony over which has the better console, which is going to sell more and whose dad is bigger. Or something like that. Well to settle it all for us, leading industry analyst... >>

Microsoft hits back, branding Sony "out of touch"

Microsoft hits back, branding Sony "out of touch"

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Microsoft has hit back at Sony's Kaz Hirai claiming the PS3 is the "official" industry leader, but branding the company "out of touch". Director of product management at Microsoft, Aaron Greenberg also described Sony as "an old hardware company that's... >>

PS3 is "official" console leader, says Kaz Hirai

PS3 is "official" console leader, says Kaz Hirai

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Despite sales figures and reports saying otherwise, Sony is remaining positive about its PS3 console, with Kazuo Hirai claiming in a recent interview that the next-gen console is the industry's "official" leader. And how did he come to that conclusion... >>

Nintendo struggling to break Russian market

Nintendo struggling to break Russian market

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Nintendo may be succeeding in just about every other country, but it seems Russia is one region it isn't going to win over. Despite launching the Wii and DS in the country, both have struggled to make an impact on the growing Russian market, it has been... >>

New Final Fantasy game won't hit Europe until 2010

New Final Fantasy game won't hit Europe until 2010

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Gamers outside of Japan will not be seeing Final Fantasy XIII until April 2010 at the earliest. The news was confirmed in a press release, and attributed to Square Enix president Yoichi Wada. Japanese gamers can still expect to see the game in 2009 as... >>

Xbox leads PS3 by 8 million worldwide

Xbox leads PS3 by 8 million worldwide

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Internal figures released by Microsoft have shown that 28 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold worldwide, meaning it leads its next-gen rival PS3 by 8 million units. Its lead in the States is much larger than in Europe, with 7 million and 1 million... >>

Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box dated

Burnout Paradise: Ultimate Box dated

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Criterion Games has announced it will be releasing Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box in February, and will see the debut of the game on PC. A special edition release, the Ultimate Box includes the award-winning Burnout Paradise game, the previously-released... >>

Wii Sure Shot rifle and hunting game launched in US

Wii Sure Shot rifle and hunting game launched in US

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In a game/peripheral combo that certainly isn't going to win any awards from PETA, North American Hunting Extravaganza and the Sure Shot rifle controller accessory have been released in the States. Similarly to many other Wii accessories, the Wii Remote... >>

YouTube brings its TV channel to consoles

YouTube brings its TV channel to consoles

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YouTube is really pushing itself to get onto your TVs, first wangling its way through Apple TV and TiVo, and now through your video game console. YouTube's TV website is now compatible with Sony PS3 and Nintendo's Wii - you simply have to type www.youtube.com/tv... >>