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Microsoft VP Phil Harrison to keynote DICE Europe

Microsoft Corporate VP Phil Harrison is sharing his vision for "the future of interactive entertainment" during his keynote at this year's DICE Europe conference. Formerly a Sony and Atari executive, Microsoft appointed Harrison in 2012 with a focus of growing the Interactive Entertainment Business...

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Sony to sell PS4 consoles at London's launch night event

No pre-order? No problem. Instead of forking over cash for a new console early, Sony fans attending the company's November 28 midnight launch festivities in London can buy a PlayStation 4 at the event. This offer does not come without caveats. The supply of PlayStation 4 consoles being sold at t...

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Go hands-on with Xbox One in Europe starting October 25 [Update]

Microsoft will kick off its "The One Tour" on October 25, bringing the Xbox One to London and Manchester, England. The tour offers players a chance to attend one of many five-hour sessions with a friend in order to play the Xbox One ahead of its November 22 launch. Londoners will have a chance to p...

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Sony-sponsored 'EToo' event in London is an alternate to E3

Londoners not attending E3 this year have a video game-centric event of their own to attend called "EToo." EToo was announced as an alternative to E3 with both Sony and PlayJam's GameStick headlining the event as sponsors. The event's press release noted that over 30 developers will show off their ...

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Rare veteran George Andreas leaves Microsoft, joins Sony

Former Rare game director George Andreas left Microsoft earlier this month to join Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Andreas, who'd been with British developer Rare since 1996, is working as Creative Director at SCEE's London headquarters. Andreas was creatively involved with much of Rare's work ...

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UK retailer GAME invites Londoners to stay at its gamified hotel suite

Hotels and video games aren't a natural fit, so now that UK retailer GAME is inviting people to stay in a hotel suite specially designed to suit a gamer's needs, our eyebrows are raised. The inevitable title of this gamified accommodation? The GAME Pad, of course. GAME is only trying out the one Pa...

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Microsoft opens new London studio (for Windows 8 tablets)

Microsoft is opening a new studio in London, the company has announced. The studio will be lead by Lee Schuneman, formerly production director at Rare. The studio's focus "will be to develop a long-term business with Entertainment as a Service at its core," specifically in regard to Windows 8 table...

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Magicka says 'WOOT' with new Olympics-themed DLC pack

Some new content for use in Magicka's Challenge and Versus mode is set to debut tomorrow, and takes a cue from the ongoing Olympic games taking place in London right now – well, kinda. The Olympics doesn't try to kill its competitors, after all. Magicka's WOOT Tournament DLC features four new...

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Microsoft opening new London Xbox studio

The day after reports of Microsoft reducing its Vancouver-based development studio, the company has announced it will open up a new one in London. MCV speculates the studio will focus on first-party free-to-play and online casual experiences, based on job listings. "EMEA is a key market for us and ...

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EyeAsteroids is an arcade cabinet you play with your eyes

EyeAsteroids, an Asteroids clone and frustratingly missed pun opportunity, is an arcade game from Tobii Technology that uses the company's proprietary eye-tracking solutions to recognize where you are looking on the screen, without the use of any other human interfaces. By bouncing invisible infra...

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