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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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.