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Former EA Canada head hired as THQ production executive

THQ president Jason Rubin has hired Ron Moravek as the publisher’s executive vice president of production.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Silent Hill: Downpour studio could be shut down

Following work on Silent Hill: Downpour, Czech studio Vatra Games is at risk of being closed down.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Lack of new consoles mean customers are getting bored, says Ubisoft

Yves Guillemot, chief exec of Ubisoft, has said that the longer than usual console life cycle we’re currently experiencing has resulted in the publisher being “penalised” and customers getting “bored”.

By John Robertson | 23 Jul 2012 | 1

Limbo not on PlayStation because Sony wanted full IP rights

Playdead decided not to release the brilliant Limbo on Sony platforms because Sony wanted full rights to the IP, confirmed Sony Computer Entertainment’s Pete Smith at last week’s Develop conference.

By John Robertson | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Russian hacker lets you get Apple in-app purchases for free, thanks CSR Racing

A Russian hacker has figured out a way to get in-app purchases on iPhone and iPad for free, and it doesn’t involve jailbreaking your device.

By John Robertson | 16 Jul 2012 | 1

Vivendi courting Activision-Blizzard buyers

Vivendi, the parent company of Activision-Blizzard, appears to be looking to offload the publisher in order to raise some quick cash for its own ailing finances.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Jul 2012 | 1

Long console generation is biggest mistake Sony and Microsoft have ever made, believes Square Enix

Julien Merceron, Square Enix’s worldwide director of technology, believes that the current generation of consoles has gone on much too long.

By John Robertson | 10 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

MMO market is as big as it’s ever going to be, says Pachter

Speaking earlier today at the Evolve conference in Brighton, videogame analyst for Wedbush Securities, has stated his belief that the MMO market is as big as it’s ever going to get.

By John Robertson | 10 Jul 2012 | 14

Steam chart topped by Arma II and Civilization V

Valve has released their latest Steam chart figures, detailing the most downloaded items for the week ending 6 July.

By John Robertson | 9 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Super slim PS3 to be announced at Gamescom – rumour

Reports suggest that Sony is intending to announce a new PlayStation 3 model at next month’s Gamescom.

By John Robertson | 5 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Harvest Moon creator attacks games that are all “the same”

Yasuhiro Wada, creator of the Harvest Moon series, has launched an attack on the fact that there is not enough variety in the games industry.

By John Robertson | 3 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

EU court determines that gamers are allowed to resell digital games

The European Union’s Court of Justice has rules that publishers have no legal right to prevent people from reselling digital games that they have purchased.

By John Robertson | 3 Jul 2012 | Comments Off