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Marketing mood

Philips on the benefits of amBX for publishers and developers.

By Patrick Garratt

Microsoft blurs the lines between PC and console gaming

Chris Early, casual games product unit manager for Microsoft US, has highlighted the transition of Xbox Live to Vista as key to narrowing the gap between Microsoft's PC and console gaming platforms.

By Patrick Garratt

CES: Supreme Commander launches amBX

Philips launched its upcoming amBX gaming hardware at CES yesterday with a Supreme Commander demo - promising console-related announcements at GDC in March.

By Patrick Garratt

CES: Gates talks games

Microsoft shifts Las Vegas into gear.

By Patrick Garratt

Falling Out

After five years of development, GSC Game World finally readies its radioactive shooter for launch.

By Patrick Garratt

Meta Data

Metaboli's Paul Howes talks downloadable content.

By Patrick Garratt

"Interactivity is the future" — Jackson

ELSPA chief Paul Jackson gave a bullish keynote at the London Game Career Fair (LGCF) on the future of the games industry this afternoon, while throwing in anecdotes from his EA past.

By Patrick Garratt

Heavenly Sword launch "unaffected" by PAL PS3 delay

British developer Ninja Theory has confirmed PS3-exclusive fighter Heavenly Sword as a "launch window" release during a Game Developer Conference presentation in London, although the game will not make it out in America before the end of the year.

By Patrick Garratt

FarCry "too stylized," says Crytek art chief

Crytek lead artist, Michael Khaimzon, speaking at the London Game Career Fair today, has described PC shooter favourite FarCry as "too stylized" compared to current FPS project Crysis.

By Patrick Garratt

"70-80 people on next gen teams" - Williams

Lucasarts project lead Chris Williams has revealed the scale of the company's next gen ambitions in his keynote address to the inaugural London Game Career Fair

By Patrick Garratt

Inaugural GDC Russia fronts rapidly expanding dev culture

The Russian game development scene is booming, according to Game Developer Conference Russia director Anatoly Norenko, speaking today ahead of the event's inaugrual outing later this month.

By Patrick Garratt

Lack of UK government funding for games "good idea," says Nordic chief

Erik Robertson, organiser of government funded organisation Nordic Game, has issued a stark warning to British politicians of an ostensible refusal to support the British games development industry with grants.

By Patrick Garratt

Team17 head names Nordic area "a hotbed of talent"

Team17 studio boss Martyn Brown has endorsed development resources in Scandinavia and detailed how the company is using the region to meet increasing demand for digital download titles

By Patrick Garratt

Eve Online focus back to Europe for CCP

Eve Online developer CCP is to focus resources away from America towards Europe, company CMO Magnus Bergsson said today at the Nordic Game event in Malmö, Sweden.

By Patrick Garratt

"50% of '06 revenue outside North America" - EA

EA Montreal's VP points to key development centres over the next decade in Europe, Canada and Asia.

By Patrick Garratt

The Nordic Identity

Europe's second largest development community stands up to be counted.

By Patrick Garratt

Paper Trails

Videogames print media is a dying breed, as the latest ABC results prove yet again.

By Patrick Garratt

British education crisis will cost country dear - Philip Oliver

"there is a growing skills shortage in the games industry"

By Patrick Garratt

Xbox 360 HD-DVD makes debut in LA

Microsoft showed the peripheral Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive for the first time tonight, and confirmed its Christmas 2006 release date.

By Patrick Garratt

GT creator talks tech, teases on release date

Legendary Gran Turismo development head Kazunori Yamauchi has hinted that a full Gran Turismo game for PS3 may arrive soon after launch

By Patrick Garratt

Rumble dropped from PS3 controller, replaced with motion sensors

Sony's PlayStation 3 controller, a new version of the beloved DualShock, will not include a rumble function, the company has confirmed. The device will instead feature a full motion-sensing system.

By Patrick Garratt

Xbox 360 team at work on portable - Takahashi

Author Dean Takahasi has claimed in his new book, The Xbox 360 Uncloaked, that half of Microsoft's Xbox 360 hardware team has moved onto a portable hardware project — designed to compete with Nintendo's DS and Sony's PSP - since the launch of the ne

By Patrick Garratt

THQ reports drop in yearly profits despite strong sales

THQ has reported a USD 28.5 million drop in profits for the fiscal year ending March 31 2006, despite recording sales growth for the 11th consecutive year.

By Patrick Garratt

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