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Apple sells 1 million 3G iPhones in first weekend

Demand causes issues in US and UK, but Apple is expected to meet target of launching in 70 countries

By Mark Androvich

UK videogame sales up 42%

ELSPA and Chart-Track report 31.3 million units sold during the first half of 2008, though PC software declines

By Mark Androvich

Traders not optimistic about EA's Take-Two deal

Take-Two trading volume trebled as options traders appear skeptical of a successful EA takeover

By Mark Androvich

Stock Report: Jun 30-Jul 3

Job losses and high oil prices deflate the US stock market during the holiday-shortened week

By Mark Androvich

Intel sponsors GCDC for sixth year

Intel, a sponsor of the show since 2003, will share main sponsorship of GC Developers Conference with Nokia

By Mark Androvich

GAME Group shares drop 18%

Shares in the retailer fall amid fears that profits have hit their peak, as CEO disagrees with assessment

By Mark Androvich

EA Sports apologises for FIFA anthem gaffe

FIFA 2008 mistakenly plays the "Soldiers Song" for Northern Ireland team

By Mark Androvich

Take-Two confirms possible Venom redundancies

Company has responded to closure rumours, indicating that staff are being consulted on possible redundancies

By Mark Androvich

Games may help people with dementia

A project by researchers at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee used computer games to help dementia sufferers

By Mark Androvich

Harmonix: Games can help people to understand music "from the inside"

Chris Foster believes that interactivity offers an insight into the mind of the artist

By Mark Androvich

Game Connection registration now live

Early bird registration now available for European and American events

By Mark Androvich

Preliminary injunction denied in Activision merger

Merger with Vivendi will be closed next Wednesday if shareholders approve transaction at meeting

By Mark Androvich

Sony pulls firmware 2.40 update

Following complaints on website forums, SCEA has apparently removed the recent update from its servers

By Mark Androvich

Bonnell received $4.75 million to exit Atari

According to financial report, Infogrames agreed to pay former CEO to resign without board's input

By Mark Androvich

Ubisoft titles coming to Mac

Ubisoft partners with TransGaming to release games on the Mac and signs FF IV distribution deal with Square-Enix

By Mark Androvich

LBP creators working hard to limit offensive content

In addition to simple grief reporting of offensive or copyrighted material, Media Molecule's Smith says the game will feature Trophies, VOIP and PS3 Eye support

By Mark Androvich

Babel's Richard Leinfeller and Algy Williams

New CEO Richard Leinfeller and co-founder Algy Williams talk about the company's new partnership with Quatrro

By Mark Androvich

Gamecock titles now available via Steam

Stronghold Crusader Extreme and Insecticide Part 1 are first titles to be made available through Valve's delivery platform

By Mark Androvich

Playlogic raises $3 million in equity financing

Ruud Spoor joins company as a non-executive director as funds are raised to improve working capital

By Mark Androvich

PlaySpan CEO to speak at Edinburgh Interactive Festival

Karl Mehta to discuss the impact of virtual world economies on real-world economies during the festival

By Mark Androvich

Mad Catz reports $3.2 million net income

Despite a net loss of $0.8 million in Q4, the company sees a 14.9 per cent increase in FY gross profit

By Mark Androvich

ESA collects $65,000 in legal fees from Minnesota

Gallagher notes a better use of public funds would be to support ratings system, not pursue unconstitutional legislation

By Mark Androvich

Spore Creature Creator tops US PC game sales

Stand-alone $10 Spore product tops NPD's US game software chart and also takes sixth position on all categories list

By Mark Androvich

Brawl beats Bad Company on UK charts

Super Smash Bros Brawl becomes the third largest UK Wii launch and Nintendo's fourth All Formats #1 this year

By Mark Androvich

Kotick rules out UK expansion

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick says that the high cost of living in the UK, and lack of tax breaks, affects expansion plans

By Mark Androvich

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