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Sony to take 60GB PS3 off US shelves?

It looks as though Sony Computer Entertainment America is to ‘phase out’ the 60GB PS3 – and plans to leave the 80GB version as the only SKU available to consumers at Christmas. A SCEE spokesperson told next-gen.biz in an email that the US will have ‘only one SKU going into …

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E3 2007: Take 2 revs up hype for GTA IV

In new CEO Strauss Zelnick’s first E3 presentation, Take 2 concentrated on its forthcoming Grand Theft Auto update, with the chairman telling the crowd that he wants his firm to become the most innovative” in the US. Zelnick didn’t make much reference to the firm’s recent financial troubles – but …

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E3 2007: Guillemot predicts 50% market growth by 2011

Yves Guillemot opened Ubisoft’s E3 presentation yesterday with the bold claim that the global games market will grow 40 to 50 per cent in the next four years. He was then followed on stage by Ubisoft VP of marketing Tony Key, who said: "We’ve had a lot of success in …

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E3 2007: THQ focuses on original IP

THQ opened its E3 presentation by showcasing Smackdown vs Raw 2008 for Wii, with the help of two WWE female wrestlers, who announced on stage we’re here to play.” The firm’s senior vice president of marketing Bob Aniello then touched upon a number of familiar licences from Nickelodeon and Pixar, …

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Manhunt 2 ban erodes civil liberties

I find myself in a rather unique position as I’ve played Manhunt 2 and I really don’t like it that much. However, having mulled over this now for a while, I vehemently disagree with the BBFC’s decision to refuse certification. The reason I don’t like the game so much is …

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The PS3 powers on

And I think the anlysts out there will realise it’s faster than our brothers and sisters in the competitive world as well. In terms of breakdown by Euro territories, the UK did very well. They are probably up to 25 per cent of business, so have made a great star. …

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Maxis hands over SimCity franchise

Following yesterday’s news that EA is working on a fifth outing for the SimCity series, dubbed SimCity Societies, news has emerged that long-term developer Maxis will not be involved in the project, CVG reports. Instead, Caesar IV developer Tilted Mill is taking the helm as the series heads in what …

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UK trade show revealed

A new retail-focused show called GamePlan will take place in a central London hotel over June 5th and 6th 2008. Co-organised by Barrington Harvey and Tandem Events, it will provide a meeting place for publishers and retailers to do business away from the razzmatazz of a stand-based show. "Since E3 …

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THQ and SimBin part company

THQ has confirmed that it will now not be publishing SimBin’s upcoming Xbox 360 title GTR Racing, consumer games portal CVG is reporting. GTR, a hardcore racing title, has already enjoyed much success on PC, and THQ was due to publish the Xbox 360 version this Spring. "THQ and SimBin …

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