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July 24, 2012

‘Consoles are dead’ idea amuses Xbox creator

Seamus Blackley, the man who put forward the idea of Microsoft entering the games console market, has expressed his amusement with the idea that the console market is going the way of the Dodo. Rather…


THQ avoid Nasdaq delisting, recovery continues

THQ is going through some rough times right now, but today it has received some much needed good news. The Nasdaq stock exchanged has told the publisher that it is back within compliance rules and…



July 23, 2012

Former EA Canada head hired as THQ production executive

THQ president Jason Rubin has hired Ron Moravek as the publisher’s executive vice president of production. Movarek had previously been at EA Canada in an executive role, after working at Relic Entertainment for six years…


Silent Hill: Downpour studio could be shut down

Following work on Silent Hill: Downpour, Czech studio Vatra Games is at risk of being closed down. The news comes as the developer’s parent company Kuju Entertainment are reassessing their assets and the status of…



July 17, 2012

Limbo not on PlayStation because Sony wanted full IP rights

Playdead decided not to release the brilliant Limbo on Sony platforms because Sony wanted full rights to the IP, confirmed Sony Computer Entertainment’s Pete Smith at last week’s Develop conference. Smith confirmed the Sony has…



July 11, 2012

Vivendi courting Activision-Blizzard buyers

Vivendi, the parent company of Activision-Blizzard, appears to be looking to offload the publisher in order to raise some quick cash for its own ailing finances. According to multiple “sources” that are said to be…




July 9, 2012

Steam chart topped by Arma II and Civilization V

Valve has released their latest Steam chart figures, detailing the most downloaded items for the week ending 6 July. Arma II: Combined Operations and  Civilization V are at one and two respectively, just like they were last week. While the…


July 5, 2012

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Super slim PS3 to be announced at Gamescom – rumour

Reports suggest that Sony is intending to announce a new PlayStation 3 model at next month’s Gamescom. The rumour originates from a new United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) submission. That FFC filing suggests that…