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Robert Purchese, Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is a senior staff writer, which doesn't mean he's old, although he is, a bit. He's part of the furniture here and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better. He's a bit odd but then who isn't? @Clert on Twitter.

Recent articles by Robert Purchese

Retailers evasive on 3DS UK launch

Level of success still unclear as Nintendo fails to provide sales figures

By Robert Purchese

MS patents Avatars that look like their owners

Elimination of "artificiality" being considered to encourage users to exercise

By Robert Purchese

HMV: MW2 stock will not be shipped early

Retailer responds to reports it has broken street date for title

By Robert Purchese

Mobigame: Tim Langdell's lawyers have "fled"

Alleged trademark troll backs down as EDGE game returns to App Store

By Robert Purchese

Wii firmware casualties "small" - Nintendo

Update affecting hardware following update to 4.2 firmware

By Robert Purchese

Microsoft: Halo 3: ODST disc error "not widespread"

Only a small number of players reportedly affected by undetermined problem

By Robert Purchese

ShopTo: PSPgo is "almost dead before it has arrived"

Retailers refuse to stock console, while others fail to invest marketing effort into release

By Robert Purchese

Dungeons and Dragons Online US relaunch branded a success

Millions of points sold, says Turbine, "and we've not even opened to the public yet"

By Robert Purchese

EA: German ratings are "censorship"

VP calls for the country to ditch current USK rating system and adopt PEGI system instead

By Robert Purchese

Microsoft to increase 360 Arcade price in UK, retailers confirm

Platform price to be raised to counteract poor pound-to-Euro exchange rate

By Robert Purchese

Konami reissuing old PlayStation 2 games

Budget priced PS2 titles being re-manufactured to meet consumer demand

By Robert Purchese

Microsoft launches Games for Windows Live 3.0

Update introduces new in-game Marketplace and added anti-piracy protection

By Robert Purchese

Perry: Not yet finished with making big games

Talks about multi-million dollar game Plague canned by Atari, and of bringing it back

By Robert Purchese

Sony removes in-game advert following load-time increase

WipEout HD ad removed following affected gameplay; Sony investigating situation

By Robert Purchese

Lego MMO will break generational divide - Netdevil

Beta test for the family-friendly online game expected to launch next year

By Robert Purchese

ShopTo: Modern Warfare 2 price sets "worrying trend"

Publishers follow Activision's lead in raising SRP at retail

By Robert Purchese

Pachter: Activision's Modern Warfare pricing strategy 'is a test'

Subsequent 'hot' games will cost more if 55 price point is successful

By Robert Purchese

Xbox Live autumn Dashboard preview next week

Netflix streaming, Avatar marketplace, Xbox Live Parties but no Facebook and Twitter integration as yet

By Robert Purchese

Activision: DJ Hero is "tremendous value"

Publisher believes 108 RRP for game and peripheral is fair for amount of content included

By Robert Purchese

Carmack "tired" of publisher deals

id Software founder explains key reason for acquisition by ZeniMax Media

By Robert Purchese

Sky Broadband apologises for PSN problems

Service not allowing users to connect online during peak times

By Robert Purchese

Xbox Live Community games not "financially viable"

Despite critical reception, Clover developer Binary Tweed won't recoup costs

By Robert Purchese

Ballmer "sorry" for new Xbox remarks

Chief executive backtracks on suggestions of new console to launch in 2010

By Robert Purchese

Hirai: Rival next-gen systems will last five years

And the SCE boss believes that Nintendo's mainstream audience will "move on"

By Robert Purchese

WiiWare threshold misinterpreted

Developer speaks out against the "artificially negative wave of press" against the service

By Robert Purchese

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