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Olympics and Batman group up for winning UK sales

Olympics and Batman... peanut butter and jelly? London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games takes the gold for a third consecutive week on the UK charts, with the top four titles remaining in their same positions for a second week. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes took silver, followed...

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Olympics games take gold and bronze for second week on UK charts

The quality may be tin, but sales in the UK have been golden for London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games. Olympic fever has been epidemic, as sales of the game were up 88 percent from the week prior. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games also had a bump of 42 percent,...

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UK retail software sales last week lowest since records began

Software sales in the UK at retail last week were the lowest since records started being kept, generating £8.4 million. MCV reports that 394,688 games were sold last week, according to data provided by Chart-Track. Several factors could be contributing to last week's soft retail sales, but...

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Official Olympics game takes gold on UK charts

Thanks to the start of the Olympics, sales of London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games were up 25 percent last week in the UK, helping the global event tie-in game step up to the top pedestal. The official game, which held the silver last week, wasn't the only Olympics game to...

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Sega Studios Australia lays off 37, transitions to digital

Sega Studios Australia, developer of the upcoming London 2012 Olympics game, is laying off 37 of its 80 staffers as part of a restructuring effort. The studio, which features advanced motion-capture facilities, was originally part of The Creative Assembly, and was renamed last year when development...

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Sega Australia boss shows interest in acquiring ex-THQ talent down under

Two days ago, THQ announced it's realigning its resources, shutting down two of its Australia-based studios: the Melbourne-based Blue Tongue Entertainment and the Brisbane-based THQ Studio Australia. Today, Sega Studios Australia's head honcho, Marcus Fielding, has shown interest in THQ's...

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Sega's Australian studio making London Olympics game

For its last Olympics game, set in Vancouver, Sega employed the development talents of the UK-based Eurocom. The 2012 Olympics will be held in London, and Sega has consequently moved development of the tie-in game to Brisbane, Australia. Obviously! Today, Sega announced London 2012 - The Official...

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