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The Evil Within also within Europe on October 14

While the big hitters sometimes arrive on the same day worldwide, typically a game's release schedule sees it launch first in North America on Tuesday, then Europe and other PAL regions two or three days later. That was the case with Mikami horror The Evil Within, which was due to launch in Europe...

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Square Enix shuts down its India studio after one year, no games

Square Enix has shut down its operations in Mumbai, India, former Square Enix India Vice President Atul Vibhandik confirmed to MCV. He didn't offer additional comments. Square Enix India was established in 2013 and employed six people, all of whom have been laid off. The studio didn't produce...

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Sony bringing the PS4 to India on January 6

After successfully launching the PS4 in North America, Europe and numerous other markets, Sony has announced it aims to bring its latest console to India on January 6 for Rs. 39,900 – or about $643. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sony India Managing Director Kenichiro Hibi...

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Report: EA layoffs at EA Mobile India, Playfish

The Electronic Arts layoff waves continue, with cuts reported at EA Hyderabad (India) and Playfish. MCV India reports 50 employees were let go at the India mobile studio. As has been standard ops for EA during these layoff rounds, the company acknowledged there were cuts, but wouldn't discuss...

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Disney purchases controlling stake in UTV Ignition for expansion into Indian market

Joining Mickey, Donald and Spider-Man in Disney's universe are such characters as insane detective Francis York Morgan, and a very nicely dressed Lucifel. The BBC reports that Disney has purchased a controlling stake in publisher UTV Ignition, following approval of Disney's previously announced...

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How Irrational's cancelled 'The Lost' found itself in India

Irrational Games opened up its virtual "Vault," delivering information about its appropriately named PS2/Xbox game The Lost. "It was Silent Hill meets Zelda meets Devil May Cry in the sense that it was a series of levels in linear fashion, but within the levels, there was freedom," explained...

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Reliance Big Entertainment acquires 50% stake in Codemasters

Reliance Big Entertainment -- a subsidiary of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group -- is a pretty big deal in India, handling a variety of different media and entertainment businesses in the region, including movies, sports, music, internet and video games. That last item is what's most important to...

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India and Russia are down for the Global Game Jam

Saying that their participation "further exemplifies the global nature of the event," Global Game Jam founder Susan Gold has announced that locations in India and Russia will be joining the two-day game creation marathon, which gets underway on January 29. The event will span 38 countries, with the...

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Buddhist leader says video games are cathartic

24-year-old Ogyen Trinley Dorje wasn't selected, in childhood, as the 17th Karmapa* (think: the Dalai Lama of a different sect of Tibetan Buddhism) for his suitability with the modern world, but he's still a fan of a number of aspects of popular culture. In a recent interview with The Times of...

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Indian-developed Hanuman irks Hindu devotees

We applauded Hanuman, SCEE's first Indian-developed PS2 game, for opening up the games industry in the region. However, it looks like India is quickly following America's footsteps in protesting a video game. Vamsi Krishna, spokesperson for Sanatan Sanstha, contacted us regarding Hanuman, a game...

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