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Sony Online Service aims to achieve brand loyalty

In an AP interview, Sony executive VP Kaz Hirai declared the upcoming Sony Online Service, which adds PSN-like features (possibly including game, music and movie downloads) to a wide variety of Sony devices, a major selling point. "That's the kind of combination that I think is not seen anywhere...

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Ubisoft aims to 'quickly' soar to a 10% market share

During the BMO Capital Markets Digital Entertainment Conference, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot told attendees his company aims to capture a 10 percent market share in the flooded games industry. According to Guillemot (via GamesIndustry.biz), Ubisoft currently stands at "around 6 percent," but the...

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Robbie Bach unsure about the future of handheld gaming for Microsoft

When questioned about the possibility of a dedicated gaming handheld vs a phone with multimedia functionality, Microsoft's Robbie Bach expressed his hesitation to enter either market to attendees of yesterday's.First Annual Microsoft Open House. The Entertainment and Devices division prez said,...

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Johnny Lee: Wii remote experimentation a happy accident

NWF: At the TED conference, you talked about the accessibility of the Wii and the projects you're working on, like the interactive whiteboard, the demonstration of head tracking, etc., and how that accessibility motivates you. What do you think this means for other people doing similar research,...

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Japanese gamers really want their DSTV

As usual, it looks like Satoru Iwata knows exactly what consumers want -- at least, those in Japan. On the heels of his announcement of more planned features and non-gaming uses for the Nintendo DS, the TV tuner accessory hit the official Nintendo website for preorder today ... and it was so popular...

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John Woo directing Ninja Gold film in conjunction with Warren Spector's game

John Woo will direct and produce the film-half of Ninja Gold, a multiformat project co-created with celebrated game creator Warren Spector. According to Woo's production partner Terrence Chang, the concept is based on ongoing factual accounts of the Yakuza and Russian mob stealing gold from South...

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Michael Bay eager to put his 'world-class images' into games

Director Michael Bay is preparing to transform Digital Domain, his Hollywood special-effects house, into a full-scale, game-churning production studio, reports Los Angeles Times. Bay (Bad Boys, Armageddon) will channel the convergence between film and games through his very own first-person shooter,...

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DS Daily: Convergence

Two nights past, during the Oscars, the first iPhone commercial aired (and promptly confused 80% of the United States, as nowhere in the commercial did it state the product name). The thing has some crazy features ... check out our blog overlord, Engadget, for details ... but it got us thinking. The...

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Sony exec breaks out big ideas in inaugural D.I.C.E. keynote

Convergence. Yeah, it's one of our favorite buzzwords too! However, when a well-positioned industry vet like Sony executive Yair Landau starts tossing it around, talking about blurring production lines between video games and movies, we take notice. Delivering the D.I.C.E. Summit's first ever...

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Hands-on with IPTV on Xbox 360

We had a chance to check out Microsoft's IPTV offering for Xbox 360, announced earlier this week during Bill Gates' CES keynote, and get answers to some of the questions that have been nagging at us since first hearing about the service. Though Microsoft hasn't announced any providers for the...

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