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M Festival 2009 gaming event confirmed and dated

M Festival 2009 gaming event confirmed and dated

By 20 January 2009

Multiplay, the organisers of some of the UK's largest multiplayer gaming events, has announced the return of its flagship event - the M Festival. M Festival Spring is set to take place at Stoneleigh Park from 10 - 13 April 2009, and is no doubt hoping... >>

VIDEO: Cadbury launches interactive bus stop game

VIDEO: Cadbury launches interactive bus stop game

By 13 January 2009

No quicker is Christmas over than the Easter slog begins, and advertising agency supreme Saatchi & Saatchi has come up with a game for UK bus shelters that will promote Cadbury's Creme Eggs. The interactive touchscreen game will see travellers attempting... >>

Microsoft lay-off rumours "grossly exaggerated"

Microsoft lay-off rumours "grossly exaggerated"

By 7 January 2009

A new report has challenged reports that Microsoft is preparing to make significant redundancies across its workforce, instead claiming that the Xbox manufacturer has other cost-cutting measures in mind. Rather than the rumoured 15,000 redundancies, CNBC... >>

2K boss thinks UK retail is too impatient

2K boss thinks UK retail is too impatient

By 31 December 2008

2K Game's global president Christoph Hartmann has both praised and criticised UK gaming retail, saying it's the best at creating a buzz around a product, but also the first to move it to the bargain bin when sales drop. Hartmann believes this impatience... >>

Buff characters give gamers negative body image

Buff characters give gamers negative body image

By 31 December 2008

Research from Kansas State University has found that computer games can have a negative impact on players' feelings about their bodies. Apparently playing a game that features exceptionally muscular men, or very thin women (thanks Lara) for a mere 15... >>

Modder makes handheld N64 - Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R

Modder makes handheld N64 - Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R

By 29 December 2008

This may not be the first time we've seen a clever modder put Nintendo's N64 console into a handheld version, but it is has to be up there as one of the best. Made and posted on the Ben Heck forums by modder SifuF, the Nintendo Sixtyfree Lite-R sports... >>

Free Radical Design closure confirmed

Free Radical Design closure confirmed

By 22 December 2008

Independent UK studio Free Radical Design has gone into administration, it has been confirmed. The Haze developer, also thought to be developing the Star Wars Battlefront III game for LucasArts, had been plagued with rumours about its demise for a few... >>

EA job losses rise to 1000

EA job losses rise to 1000

By 19 December 2008

Electronic Arts has announced that it is to cut its worldwide workforce by 10%, which equates to around 1000 jobs. The company revealed in October that there would be job cuts due to heavy losses, but only predicted there would be around 600, or 6% of... >>

Take-Two report larger losses despite higher revenues

Take-Two report larger losses despite higher revenues

By 18 December 2008

Take-Two has released its 2007 fiscal year financial results, showing Q4 revenues up by over 10%, but losses that have more than doubled compared to last year's figures. The publisher has put the losses, which tot up to around $15 million, down to a number... >>

EA cancels new Vancouver studio plans

EA cancels new Vancouver studio plans

By 15 December 2008

EA has abandoned plans to build a new development studio in Vancouver. A spokesman for EA has told Canada's Globe and Mail that slow seasonal sales in both North America and Europe, along with concerns about the state of the world's economy at the moment,... >>