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FeaturePhil Harrison: The Real Next Generation

Microsoft's new dev boss has taken a circuitous route to the role. What will he bring to the job?

FeatureTough Road Ahead

Naysayers are speaking too soon on the 3DS - but that's not to say it's all looking rosy for the system.

FeatureCurate or Filter?

Separating the wheat from the chafe.

FeaturePolitical Milestone

Videogames are no longer a soft target for conservative polemic.

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FeatureGame Changers

Move, Natal, 3D, Blu-ray, Live - which technologies will define the console battlefield in the coming years?

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FeatureToll Booth

EA's Project Ten Dollar was a good idea, but it has launched us down a slippery slope.

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FeatureGaming the Vote

Whatever the election outcome, there will be much to do if British development is to remain world-class.

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FeatureTriumph of the Small

Ramming through the Digital Economy Bill makes no difference - the future of media still won't favour existing players.

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FeatureParallax Dreams

It's not just the 3D bit that's odd about the 3DS - the announcement timing is also curious.

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FeatureBeyond Infinity

The Infinity Ward spat is a symptom of a wider power struggle between top studios and publishers.

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FeatureThird Party Puzzle

The idea that third parties can't do well on the Wii is firmly rooted and completely wrong.

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Feature150,000's a Crowd

Developers may wring their hands over visibility, but you can never have too much content.

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FeatureMaking it Special

Life is only going to get harder for companies who don't specialise.

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FeatureWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising

Mild chaos, turning heavier with a risk of thunder.

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FeatureScamVille

How underhanded dealing could spell disaster for the growth of social gaming.

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FeatureDisorderly Queue

Queues and overcrowded servers are no way to welcome new customers to your game.

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FeaturePSPgone

After the fireworks of the PS3 Slim launch, the PSPgo is a disappointment.

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FeatureBodies In Motion

Controllers are the talk of TGS, with the Sony and Microsoft divide increasingly clear.

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FeatureUntethered Melodies

Robert Kotick rattles Sony and Microsoft's cages again - but is this just chest-beating from the world's top publisher?

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FeatureDefinition Transition

The HD transition is still a work in progress - and it's happening more slowly than expected.

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FeatureEnd of the Land Grab

The battle for market share at any cost is overshadowed by cold, hard, financial reality.

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FeaturePricing On Demand

If digital distribution is going to work, publishers need to snap out of the pricing fantasy.

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FeatureFlash in the pan

The excitement around netbooks needs to be taken with a large pinch of salt.

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FeatureThe Free Trade

Free-to-play is a concept that's either exciting, terrifying or both.

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Age of Conan

Thoth-Amon? Gesundheit.

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FeatureFuncom's Craig Morrison

Age of Conan - one year later.

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FeatureDepth Charges

3D displays promise an exciting future, but the present is more sobering.

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WOW held up StarCraft II for a year

Pardo explains SCII's long gestation.

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StarCraft II

Terran up the competition: the beta, previewed

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FeatureSocial Animals

Social networking promises huge changes to how we play games.

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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Don't go breaking my heart.

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FeatureMaking MMOs Massive

The demand matches the challenge.

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FeaturePortable Positioning

Sony's new PSP will need to dazzle.

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FeatureMobile Revolution

iPhone's success has changed the landscape forever.

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FeatureShake, Rattle, Roll

If more motion controllers show at E3, all eyes should be on the software.

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Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack

Packing it in.

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FeatureWar Games

Games have every right to explore modern wars, but they must tread with care.

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FeatureThe Forbidden Kingdom

China represents a great opportunity if the obstacles can be overcome.

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FeatureThe Big, Fat Question

Linking child obesity with games has caused outrage, but the criticism is fair.

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FeaturePunched Out?

The British Government's claim to champion digital and creative industries rings very hollow.

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Wheelman

Vin driver.

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FeatureHigh Street Blues

It's a dreadful time to be a high street retailer - and it's only going to get worse.

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FeatureUphill Struggle

Sony's expected operating loss isn't the PS3's fault, but that's where the blame will rest.

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FeatureHow Big is Big Enough?

Lack of scale and weak management spells the end for smaller publishers.

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FeatureThe Trader's Dilemma

The industry says it can't live with second-hand. It can't live without it.

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FeatureGrowing the Long Tail

New business models are finally weaning the industry off transient hits.

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FeatureTaming the Gorilla

Now more than ever, EA needs to steel itself for the changes ahead.

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Lips

All singing, some dancing.

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The Chronicles of Spellborn

A dodgy new MMO. In a good way.

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FeatureEat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

Back before you knew he was gone.

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FeatureLondon Calling

Publishers need to stop talking amongst themselves and start addressing the crowd.

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FeatureFuncom's Craig Morrison

Conan's new emissary speaks.

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FeatureHated and Broken

Everyone hates DRM, but not everyone will admit it doesn't work.

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FeatureBig in Japan

Sony has much to prove at TGS - but Microsoft will be closely watched, too.

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FeatureThe Art of Fable 2

Lionhead's artists down brushes for a pre-release chat.

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FeatureMySims Kingdom

An audience with the rulers.

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FeatureLegendary

All the better to eat you with, my dear.

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FeaturePirate Station

Has piracy simply become an excuse for failure among publishers?

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FeatureBungie's Damian Isla

Bungie's AI guru on the thinking behind Halo.

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FeatureMedia Molecule's Alex Evans

Setting the borders for LittleBigPlanet.

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FeatureiPhone Gaming

Apple's unexpected gaming platform.

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FeatureCryostasis

The very, very cold war.

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FeatureBiting the Apple

The generation's big battle might not be between Sony and Microsoft after all.

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

The more you tighten your grip...

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FeatureBlizzard's Perfect Storm

The industry's top developer knows the merits of the confessional.

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FeatureTNA iMPACT!

Talking to the big man.

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FeatureMaking Music

The flood of plastic instruments needs a dose of common sense.

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FeatureFuncom's Gaute Godager

On launching Conan - and what comes next.

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FeatureSkills Shortage

It's time for direct action against bad game-related degrees.

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FeatureQ Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Remakes, revolutions and the future of media.

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FeatureIn The Stocks

The Wii Fit supply debacle sees Nintendo failing its partners and audience.

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Nintendo Channel launches tomorrow

DS demos, trailers, player reviews and more.

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Warhammer is PvP first and foremost - Mythic

Monsters and PvE designed around PvP.

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Vanguard introduces racial mounts

Update brings unique mounts and faction rewards.

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PS3 launch was "fairly catastrophic" - Stringer

But the console has 'bounced back'.

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Another Baja game announced

This time it's Activision in the driving seat.

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Two more MGS4 characters confirmed

Potential spoilers inside.

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Trials 2 now on Steam

Brimming with m0t0rb1k3s, folks.

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Gears of War 2 multiplayer detailed

Ten players, new weapons, new features.

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No upfront install for Fallout 3

Bethesda using PS3 HDD more intelligently.

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Saints Row 2 delayed to October

Needs more polish before hitting the streets.

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Guitar Hero World Tour on stage at D6

Looks as much like Rock Band as you'd expect.

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2K Games confirms Bioshock PS3

About a week after everyone else.

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Gears of War special edition details

Includes map packs and GoW2 trailers.

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Pay for AoC without a card

King Conan now accepting PayByCash .

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Nexon announces Combat Arms beta

Closed beta runs for a week from May 30th.

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Alone in the Dark

I think we're alone now.

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Japanese dates confirmed for Wii, DS titles

Including Wario and Project Zero IV.

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Death's daughter to star in Venetica

RPG comes to PC and 360 next year.

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Postal opens on 13 screens in the US

Boll is quiet (for once) on opening gross.

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Raze the Shire in LOTR Conquest

Step into Sauron's boots in the Evil campaign

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More Army of Two DLC on the way

EA has 'plan' for the coming months.

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Europeans play games a lot, says study

Majority play "for fun", the layabouts.

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"Rock Band saved our marriage"

Heart-warming tale from a gaming widow.

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