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Guitar Hero Superbowl Weekend Contest

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 22 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Activision is sponsoring a Guitar Hero contest going through the Superbowl weekend.

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Guitar Hero Francise Exceeds $1 Billion

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 21 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) today announced that the Guitar Hero(R) franchise has set an industry record, surpassing $1 billion in North American retail sales in just 26 months, according to The NPD Group.

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Game and Hardware Sales up 27% in Dec.

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 18 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

NPD has released data indicating that US hardware and software game sales in December 2007 were up 27% over December 2006's sales.

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cdv Expects 50% Growth in '07

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 18 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

cdv Software Entertainment AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (General Standard), expects to report a revenue before returns and conditions of about 24 million EUR for the cdv Group for the business year concluding on December 31, 2007.

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Baldur's Gate 3 Rumor?

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 18 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

A rumor is spreading that Baldur's Gate 3 may be in the works.

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AMD Loses US$1.772 Billion

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 18 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

AMD loses a bunch of money, mostly due to acquistion of ATI.

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True Games Interactive Launched

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 17 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Global Publishing and Operations Experts Jeff Lujan and Bob Drobish Lead the New Venture.

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TV Writers Strike Impacts Viewing Habits

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 17 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

94% of Americans Aware of Strike, 1/3 Already Altered Media Consumption, Nearly Half Expect Media Habits to Change if Strike Persists, According to Interpret. Additional Findings Show 1/3 of Americans Do Not Want Actors to Cross Picket Lines for Oscars, Nearly Half Say their Opinion of Favorite Stars Would Diminish if They Attend Academy Awards Ceremony.

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Fog Studios Signs Glyphic

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 17 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Ohio-based development studio Glyphic Entertainment has signed a multi-year, exclusive representation agreement with industry leading business management firm FOG Studios.

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GamersGate To Distribute THQ Games

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 16 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Leading global download portal GamersGate announced today that it has entered an extensive PC digital distribution partnership with publisher giant THQ Inc.

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For Studios Signs Impossible

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 16 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Impossible Signs with FOG Studios to Bring Warlords: Castles and more to gamers.

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German CDV Eyes France

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 15 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

cdv Software Entertainment AG Continues Strategic Growth, Entering French Market. Full-service provider to the interactive entertainment industry acquires majority stake in cdv Madrics Media S.A.S.

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Codemasters Plans New MMO

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 15 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

A post on Codemaster's MySpace.com page indicates that they have a new MMO in the works. Details on it will be announced at Connect 2008.

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Midway Management Movement

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 15 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Several senior managers have left game publishing house, Midway.

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GameStop Reports 35% Holiday Growth

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 11 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today reported sales results for the nine-week holiday period ending January 5, 2008.

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Lucasfilm Hires Apple Exec As CTO

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 10 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced that Richard Kerris has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.

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Hasbro Proposes Layoffs In Mass. Plant

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 10 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Hasbro Games is proposing layoffs and other compensation changes at its East Longmeadow, MA factory in order to maintain competitiveness.

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Rumored: Bioshock Prequel

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 8 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

A rumor is circulating around the internet that a prequel to Bioshock may be in the works.

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EA Digests Recent Acquisitions

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 7 JAN 2008 by Scott Parrino

Electronic Arts has announced it has completed its acquisition of VG Holding and welcmoes BioWare and Pandemic into the fold.

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Chicago Chimera Wins Championsihp Gaming Series

INDUSTRY NEWS posted on 18 DEC 2007 by Scott Parrino

Chicago Chimera has taken first place in the Championship Gaming Series.

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