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    Ubisoft's North American President, Laurent Detoc, knows how to control releases. Unlike other companies that persist in churning out a new title in a series every year, Detoc has taken a quality over quantity approach to Ubisoft’s game plan, stating that the publisher aims to hold off announc...

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  • MotorStorm: Pacific Rift sales pass one million mark

    Sony Worldwide Studios’ Michael Denny has confirmed that MotorStorm: Pacific Rift has shifted over one million copies worldwide since its debut last month. Developed by Evolution Studios, the racing sequel squeezed into the UK charts at number 29 during a particularly busy release period, b...

  • Job losses will affect PlayStation division

    Following on from news that Sony will be axing 8,000 jobs across the company between now and March 2010 in a bid to reduce costs and improve its balance sheet, it has now been confirmed that, contrary to what was assumed, the PlayStation division will be affected. Speaking to trade paper, MCV, a ...

  • MGS4 is PS3's best selling game in Japan

    In celebration of the PlayStation 3’s two year anniversary, Famitsu Weekly has published figures confirming that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the best-selling title for Sony’s flagship console in Japan thus far. Konami’s thrilling conclusion to the stealth-action ...

  • Game of the Month: November 2008

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  • Resident Evil 5 boss battle video

    Capcom has whisked the curtains off a new gameplay clip for Resident Evil 5, giving us a glimpse at one of the hotly anticipated Survival Horror outing’s many boss fights. Seen below, the footage depicts protagonists Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar battling against a hulking, bat-like monst...

  • Sony to cut 8,000 jobs

    Desperate times call for desperate measures and Sony’s response to the Global economic slowdown and its own downturn in fortunes over the last year is to make 8,000 employees redundant by March 2010 - approximately 5 percent of its global workforce. Currently it’s unknown which of Son...

  • Street Fighter SackBoy costumes out this week

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  • Batman: Arkham Asylum trailer

    Eidos has unveiled a new trailer for Rocksteady Studios’ hotly anticipated adventure/detective romp, Batman: Arkham Asylum. The footage builds a suitably dark atmosphere, with the camera giving us a quick exterior shot of the Aslyum in the middle of a raging thunderstorm, before taking us ...

  • SCEA: Home launch is "imminent"

    Director of PlayStation Home Jack Buser has reiterated that the online social platform’s public beta will arrive before we enter the New Year. "We've been saying it will launch by the end of calendar year 2008," Buser told Joystiq, following reports that the service would launch b...

  • GTA IV is Time Magazine's Game of the Year

    Time Magazine officially released their top 10 video games of 2008. While it's surprising to not see any exclusive Nintendo Wii titles, it's not surprising to see PlayStation 3 related to half of the list. We may not agree with Grand Theft Auto IV being the top ranked game, though it is arguably...

  • Sony President expects Blu-ray sales to increase 150% in '09

    It seems like only yesterday you could walk into a Best Buy and pick up a Blu-ray player for damn near $400. While this price point scared many consumers away, the current $200 price tag is starting to become more and more appealing to your average shopper. David Bishop, President of Sony Pictures H...

  • Trip Hawkins questions PS Home's goals

    Speaking during an interview with Hatchet Job, Electronic Arts Founder Trip Hawkins spoke of his belief that social networking applications are better suited to a Nintendo or Microsoft platform, stating that Sony isn't in the right position to market such an idea. "What I can't really tell ...

  • Factor 5 project cancelled?

    Factor 5 employee Sam Baker makes it very hard to decide whether his latest project has been canned or is still in development. Over the course of the weekend, Baker had made both a disgruntled and retracting blog post in regards to a title he's been working on for the past eight months. While one e...

  • Sigourney Weaver not involved with Ghostbusters game

    Hollywood legend Sigourney Weaver has revealed that she will not be reprising her role as Dana Barrett in the forthcoming Ghostbusters: The Videogame. Speaking to MTV News, Weaver confirmed that Atari had not approached her in regards to voicing Barrett in the project, though added she would cons...

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    So much for the idea that games make kids inactive and lazy. According to a recent research study commissioned by UK-based music charity, Youth Music, 19 percent of kids who have played a music-based video game such as Rock Band or Guitar Hero have been inspired to take up a real musical instrument....

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