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Nintendo Direct announcements

Nintendo held a direct conference today, showing off some new games and updates for the Wii U and 3DS. The stream lasted about 30 minutes showing off trailers for all of the new games announced and some game-play. First up on the agenda were the Wii U announcements, starting off …

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Microsoft earmarked a billion dollars for Xbox One games

Microsoft has announced that it will have 15 exclusive games during the Xbox One’s first year, with eight of those being brand new IPs. It’s also said that its upcoming E3 presentation, will be all about games and understandably so, as it’s apparently going to be spending around a billion …

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Google Glass could be used for multiplayer gaming

If like me you’re sat here feeling rather jealous that you can’t afford or don’t have the connections to get yourself a set of Google’s Glass eyewear, you’re about to get even more so – as there’s potential there for multiplayer gaming via the little device. Ron Amadeo over at …

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Office of fair trading to investigate in-app purchasing

The Office of Fair Trading is set to investigate what it describes as “aggressive” in-app purchases, especially in games aimed at children, following on from several instances where kids playing on parents’ phones has resulted in bills that are thousands of pounds deep. “We are concerned that children and their …

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Supermarkets to focus more on games

Smart

Supermarkets Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s are all set to begin pushing games in their local convenience stores, as well as the smaller outlets. This is thought to be an effort to cash in on the problems with other high street retailers Blockbuster and HMV. “We already sell major releases from …

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How a game demo can harm a release

They were the staples of free gifts with gaming magazines for years and now, how many a game pirate will justify their reason for downloading a game before potentially buying it later on. Game demos have been around for a long time. However one man is suggesting that releasing a …

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Square Enix is tracking gamers play styles

Tracking

It’s becoming an increasing trend in gaming, that not only do publishers and developers want you to buy their new releases, but they want to know how you play them. They aren’t asking for that information either, they’re taking it and that’s just what Square Enix has been doing with …

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HMV shares continue to tumble

HMV

Despite managing to meet its sales target of making £10 million in pre-tax profits this year, HMV’s sales have continued to drop leading to a further reduction in share price by 8 per cent. While the company was keen to blame what it described as a lack of new music …

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PEGI sees official UK use begin on 30th July

PEGI Ratings

The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) system of classifying games is set to come into effect on the 30th of July, after years of delays. Currently the UK uses a mixture of the traditional British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) rating – but only if it contains mature content – …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “Revised Wish List for Girls: Video Games #1, Dolls #2” Statistics will sometimes surprise you.  After all, how …

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Games retailers set for revenue boost

It’s sad to see organisations like GAME going to the wall, but there is always a silver lining to any cloud. Other gaming retailers – that are left in the market – should be able to generate increased revenue from the year’s big launches. Ahead of GamesCom in Cologne, KitGuru …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “Are Mobile and Social Gaming Platforms the Future of the Video Game Industry?” While the video game industry …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “A Magnet School for Video Game Design” While it may be a no-brainer to gamers that the video …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “A New Way of Playing RPG’s” As games move away from controllers and into truly motion-based controls, will …

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Gaming at KitGuru: weekly roundup

Good morning/day/evening! This is another regular gaming news update from KitGuru Gaming. Here’s what has been going on last week: News: Dragon Age II: a whole lot of stuff in October – A web mini-series and a DLC, sharing a character played by Felicia Day. Portal: free to download until 20/09 …

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Microsoft to launch new online PC game store

In November Microsoft are planning to open an online games marketplace that will mean people can download titles such as Halo and Gears Of War. Additionally, Microsoft are going to offer titles such as Grand Theft Auto from Rockstar and Fable: The Lost Chapters. The plan so far is to …

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