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MS goads Sony over Halo sales

In a quite stark bit of pre-E3 willy-waving, Microsoft’s product director Aaron Greenberg has pointed out that total sales of Halo 3 aren’t simply better than those of Sony’s leading games – it beats the lot of them combined. Speaking via Twitter, Greenberg stated: Just in from research team (NPD): …

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Killzone 2 lacked variety

Aside from its 3D overhaul, Dutch developer Guerrilla has said that there will be another key difference between Killzone 3 and its predecessor – variety. I think what Killzone 2 suffered from was the amount of variety that was in the environments and the in the minute-to-minute stuff that you …

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Ivor Novello win for Killzone 2

Killzone 2 has been awarded the inaugural Ivor Novello Award for best original video game score. The soundtrack to the Guerilla Games title, composed by Joris de Man, won the inaugural games-facing award at the event which rewards song writers and composers for their work in various fields. It was …

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Killzone 2 getting 3D update

Sony’s throwing its weight behind the upcoming PS3 3D update in June by confirming that popular FPS title Killzone 2 will be patched to support 3D in the same month. As spotted by Gamer Access in the latest edition of PSN series Qore, the move adds triple-A credentials to the …

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Sequel trio joins PS3 Platinum

Sony has announced three new additions to the PS3 Platinum range. Killzone 2, Resistance 2 and Motorstorm: Pacific Rift, sequels to some of the company’s biggest first-party titles, will be re-released under the value label. The new Platinum games will hit shelves in Europe on September 2. No prices have …

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NPD: Resi 5 soars, GTA slumps

Resident Evil 5 sold over 1.5 million units across North America in March, according to the latest NPD figures. Capcom’s newest instalment in the undying franchise was in fact the most popular title for any single platform, with the Xbox 360 edition (938,000) even managing to outsell the lucrative Nintendo …

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Microsoft hints at Lost and Damned sales figures

Whilst we’re still waiting for the exact sales figures of Rockstar’s recently released Grand Theft Auto IV DLC The Lost and the Damned, Xbox 360 product manager Aaron Greenberg has said that the content has outperformed much of its boxed opposition. The Lost and the Damned is the most successful …

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NPD: February market up year-on-year

The North American video games market has once again defied the global credit crunch by showing significant year-on-year gains for the month of February – and Nintendo is the company that continues to impress. Figures from NPD showed that February was up 10 per cent compared to the same month …

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