Eidos owners Square Enix has decided to form a new European entity called Square Enix Europe, which will be headed up by the current Eidos CEO Phil Rogers, with the Eidos publishing brand being “vaporised”. Yeah, you’re not the one surprised by this decision. “Unfortunately we are expecting some jobs to be impacted directly by this in both Europe and North America,” read a statement from the company. We are […]

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Looks like Australia is at it again; the country's federal government is pushing plans to block websites which contain unclassified or "riskier than MA-15+", with the censorship applying to all age groups.

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Brutal Legend boss Tim Schafer believes that more games with humour at their focus could bring a wider audience of people into enjoying video games. This is one gamer who would have to agree. “I think it’s a subject matter barrier,” the developer told GI on reasons people are put off gaming, “Not everybody wants to get into these super violent worlds and yet here I am making a game […]

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Talking to CNBC recently, Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot said that he believes big action games will continue to be played on traditional controllers. Why? Because gamers don’t like to move around, basically. “The current pad for gamers is giving them a lot,” he said regarding whether or not games like Assassin’s Creed or Splinter Cell could possibly ever use motion sensing technology. “They play for hours, so they don’t want […]

You certainly can’t fault Peter Molyneux for his enthusiasm. “Just about everything you think is the Holy Grail in design, throw it away and start again.” This is what the man himself believes Natal will achieve. Have a watch.

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Chatting with  TimesOnline recently, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata discussed his thoughts on Microsoft and Sony entering the motion controller market, and he seems pretty happy about the whole thing. “To tell the truth,” said Iwata, “I expected them to come up with stuff like this last year. So in my mind they’re later than expected.” “We are happy that it is now becoming an industry standard. However, we still have […]

"Industry sources indicate Sony is planning a $100 price cut on the PS3 in mid-August, just prior the launch of Madden (8/18) and the start of the back to school shopping season. This will naturally be a positive for the industry."

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According to Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian, the online gaming market will generate over of $11 billion of revenue this year, which equates to about 25% of the industry’s total earnings. “We estimate that online video games will generate more than $11 billion in revenues this year, up from $3 billion in 2005, and account for roughly 25% of industry game sales worldwide,” said Sebastian. “In this respect, we continue to […]

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Germany’s  Interior Ministers have asked for a ban on all production and distribution of violent video games in their country. They hope that this new sanction will go into effect before Germany’s  next elections take place on September 27 of this year. Why you ask? Germany has recently suffered from several school shootings throughout their country, more recently a shooting in Winnenden on March 11.  But will banning violent video games help stop this kind of violence? […]

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Few game designers have such a long standing reverence in gaming culture that the announcement of the announcement of a new game could case this level of buzz, but Hideo Kojima isn't just any other game designer.

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