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Analyst slashes PS3 shipment forecast

Japanese brokerage Mitsubishi UJF Securities has lowered its rating on Sony, predicting a 50 per cent shortfall in the company's launch estimates for the PS3 which sent the share price down 3 per cent.

By Paul Loughrey

Enlight secures in-game advertising deal

Games developer Enlight Software has announced the signing of a deal with Exent Technologies, for the provision of in-game advertising to a catalogue of existing and future PC titles.

By Paul Loughrey

NOE exec offers Wii price prediction

Whilst Nintendo has once again failed to announce the official price or launch date for Wii, the company's head of German operations has stated that he expects a price point below 250 Euro.

By Paul Loughrey

BioWare/Pandemic appoints marketing VP

BioWare/Pandemic Studios has announced the appointment of industry veteran and former EA exec Jillian Goldberg, who will serve in the role of executive vice president of marketing.

By Paul Loughrey

EA acquires RTS development studio

Software giant Electronic Arts has announced its acquisition of German development studio Phenomic, creators of Settlers and Spellforce, amongst other titles.

By Paul Loughrey

PopCap Games on Valve's Steam service

Casual games provider PopCap Games and Valve Software have jointly announced a new agreement that will see a significant number of casual games digitally distributed through Valve's Steam platform.

By Paul Loughrey

Microsoft confirms South African Xbox 360 launch

Microsoft has announced details of its scheduled South African launch for the Xbox 360, which will hit retail on September 29th, followed by four additional launches throughout Europe.

By Paul Loughrey

Sony clarifies PS3 launch plans

Sony has issued a statement correcting the information regarding its projected retail allocation for the PlayStation 3, confirming plans to have 2 million units available by launch day.

By Paul Loughrey

In-house development will boost creativity - Vivendi

Vivendi is striving to bring back the creativity that's lacking from the industry, European EVP, Adam Roberts, telling GamesIndustry.biz that bringing development in-house will help.

By Paul Loughrey

Microsoft denies Xbox 360 Core system price cut

Microsoft has reiterated that there are no plans to reduce the price of the Xbox 360 console, telling our sister site Eurogamer that a lower priced Core System is at retailer's discretion.

By Paul Loughrey

UK Charts: Heavy congestion keeps Cars in the lead

The road block has turned into a pile up this week, as Cars keeps the lead and prevents any movement in the top end of the all-formats sales chart for a fourth consecutive week.

By Paul Loughrey

GCDC: Sony unveils limited edition pink PS2 bundle

Sony has announced the launch of a new limited edition pink PS2 console, designed to capitalise on the success of titles such as SingStar and Buzz and capture a wider gaming audience.

By Paul Loughrey

Deep Silver brings chaos to Leipzig

Software publisher Deep Silver has confirmed its product line-up for the Leipzig Games Convention, spearheaded by the Namco Bandai co-published RTS title, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos.

By Paul Loughrey

Sony claims PS3 shortages are inevitable

Less than three months before the scheduled tri-continent launch of Sony's PlayStation 3 console, SCEA president Kaz Hirai has stated that retail shortages in each territory are inevitable.

By Paul Loughrey

Flagship announces digi distribution service

Flagship Studios has announced the formation of a joint venture to support online game hosting, gameplay management and digital distribution, beginning with the developer's hugely anticipated PC title, Hellgate: London.

By Paul Loughrey

GameStop reports Q2 sales surge

US specialist retailer GameStop had released its financial report for the second quarter, noting an uncertainty over the available units for the launch of Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PS3.

By Paul Loughrey

London Games Festival's consumer calendar unveiled

Organisers of the London Games Festival have announced details of the consumer events planned for the weeklong event, which will showcase the biggest games and latest hardware releases for the Christmas period.

By Paul Loughrey

Bizarre Creations call for more originality amongst indies

Bizarre Creations has followed up its request for the removal of Geometry Wars clones from the Internet with a statement that calls for better intellectual property protection and more originality from developers.

By Paul Loughrey

No 1080p games for PS3 this year, predicts Microsoft exec

Throwing cold water on Sony's talk of 1080p output for its PlayStation 3 console, Microsoft's Andre Vrignaud has warned consumers that the company's claims are nothing but hype.

By Paul Loughrey

Analysts predict next-gen victory for Sony

Market analyst firm The Yankee Group has forecast a victory for Sony in the next-gen console race, predicting a four per cent lead over Microsoft, with Nintendo's Wii trailing far behind.

By Paul Loughrey

Phantom games receiver evaporates

Phantom Entertainment - formerly Infinium Labs - has announced plans to ditch the idea of a physical receiver, intending to launch its Phantom Games Service as client software for Windows PCs.

By Paul Loughrey

Games Market Europe event "postponed" until 2007

The organisers of Games Market Europe have confirmed that this year's event, which was scheduled to take place in September, has been cancelled - but said there are plans to revise the format for 2007.

By Paul Loughrey

Xbox 360 camera to ship with free game

Microsoft has announced new details regarding its Live Vision camera for the Xbox 360, which is expected to ship this September - complete with a free gesture-control software title.

By Paul Loughrey

Renowned adventure game designer commits to Leipzig

German publisher dtp entertainment AG has announced the world premier of acclaimed adventure game designer Jane Jensen's Gray Matter, to be presented during the Leipzig Games Convention.

By Paul Loughrey

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