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  • Euro PSN update, March 12 - Patapon 2 released

    Patapon 2′s been released in Europe, as has a demo. So there’s lovely. Full PSN update for the week below, courtesy of Joystiq. Playable Content Hi-Octane (£3.99/€4.99) Street Skater 2 (£3.99/€4.99) Wheelman Demo (free) Add-on Content Burnout Paradise “Boost Specials Collection” (£6.29/€7.99) Burnout Paradise “Carson Extreme Hot Rod” (£3.99/€4.99) Burnout Paradise “Hawker Mech” (£3.99/€4.99) Buzz! […]

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  • 45 games approved for French tax breaks

    The French government has awarded 45 in-development games tax breaks, cuts likely to generate up to €40 million (£35 million) for local developers. Around 120 projects were presented for evaluation, but those selected met the “criteria of quality, originality” and contributed to “cultural diversity” in order to receive the cash boost. “Right from the start, […]

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  • Wrath of the Lich King launch: More from NYC, stuff from Sydney and Paris

    It’s the launch that keeps on giving. Gamespot’s posted up a report and photos from the game’s launch in Sydney (“According to EB Games Australia brand and PR manager Debra McGrath, Lich King has had the biggest number of preorders for a single platform game in the company’s history”) and Eurogamer France has a nice […]

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  • PS3 sells 1 million in France

    According to this Gamekyo report, GFK’s confirmed that PS3′s hit 1 million sales in France. There’s little detail there, but apparently “5 million of games and peripherals” have also been sold since the machine launched in the France in 2007.

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  • Heavy Rain - Entire E3 demo filmed off-screen

    We’re having trouble getting this to load faster than snail pace, but after the break you’ll find what appears to be the entire E3 Heavy Rain demo, filmed off-screen by Gamekyo at the Micromania Games Show 2008 in Paris. From the small section we’ve watched, this seems to be the same demo we saw at […]

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  • GameStop buys Micromania

    According to this MCV story, GameStop’s sealed a deal to buy French retailer Micromania. The move gives the US giant 332 stores in France, increasing GameStop’s European store count to 1,077. “As we have accelerated our growth in Europe over the years, we have kept a close eye on the European retailers whose passion for […]

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  • Still no date for Euro SOCOM

    Eurogamer’s put up a no-show on a European SOCOM date from Sony, with a rep saying, “We have yet to announce a release date and price for SOCOM in the UK.” SCEA confirmed earlier this week that SOCOM Confrontation, the next game in the firm’s popular tactical shooter series, will hit the US on October […]

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  • Diablo III: all the coverage in one place

    Well, that certainly was a news mega-bombshell wasn’t it? As you can see the site is completely overloaded with Diablo news, so for the lightweights out there who simply can’t handle it, we thought we’d make your life easier and put them all in one place. So we have done. After the break. By Mike […]

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  • Diablo III gameplay video released

    The first gameplay footage from Diablo III has been released and you can see it over at Blizzard.com/diablo3. We’re live blogging the whole press conference and keeping our ears to the ground for all the info as and when it happens so stay tuned. By Mike Bowden

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  • Diablo III got its inspiration from WoW and Zelda, says Wilson

    Diablo II lead designer Jay Wilson has revealed the games that inspired the team in an on-going press conference at the Blizzard Invitational in Paris. The games in question are Zelda and of course, World of Warcraft. We’re live blogging the whole press conference so stay tuned. By Mike Bowden

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  • Diablo III storyline and approx game length revealed

    Blizzard vice president Frank Pearce and lead designer Jay Wilson have revealed in an on-going press conference that the Diablo III storyline will start 20 years after the events of Lord of Destruction and that the length of the game will be “similar to Diablo II”. We’re live blogging the whole press conference so stay […]

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  • Diablo III confirmed for Mac

    Diablo III lead designer Jay Wilson has revealed in an on-going press conference that Diablo III will be appearing on Apple Mac. When asked if the game would be appearing Wilson said said: “Absolutely.” Great news. We’re live blogging the whole press conference so stay tuned. By Mike Bowden

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  • Diablo III to have new, in-house engine says Wilson

    Diablo III lead designer Jay Wilson has revealed in an on-going press conference that the game will use a brand new engine designed specifically for the game. “Brand new 3D engine that we developed in-house.” he said. The engine is yet to be named. We’re live blogging the whole press conference so stay tuned. By […]

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  • Diablo III: "Too early to set date," says VP

    Blizzard vice president Frank Pearce has revealed in an on-going press conference that as of yet, there is no date for the game. ““It’s far too early in development for us to put a release date for it,” says Frank. It’s been in development for four years,” he said. We’re live blogging the whole press […]

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France Latest

  • Euro PSN update, March 12 – Patapon 2 released

    Patapon 2′s been released in Europe, as has a demo. So there’s lovely. Full PSN update for the week below, courtesy of Joystiq. Playable Content Hi-Octane (£3.99/€4.99) Street Skater 2 (£3.99/€4.99) Wheelman Demo (free) Add-on Content Burnout Paradise “Boost Specials Collection” (£6.29/€7.99) Burnout Paradise “Carson Extreme Hot Rod” (£3.99/€4.99) Burnout Paradise “Hawker Mech” (£3.99/€4.99) Buzz! […]

  • 45 games approved for French tax breaks

    The French government has awarded 45 in-development games tax breaks, cuts likely to generate up to €40 million (£35 million) for local developers. Around 120 projects were presented for evaluation, but those selected met the “criteria of quality, originality” and contributed to “cultural diversity” in order to receive the cash boost. “Right from the start, […]

  • Wrath of the Lich King launch: More from NYC, stuff from Sydney and Paris

    It’s the launch that keeps on giving. Gamespot’s posted up a report and photos from the game’s launch in Sydney (“According to EB Games Australia brand and PR manager Debra McGrath, Lich King has had the biggest number of preorders for a single platform game in the company’s history”) and Eurogamer France has a nice […]

  • PS3 sells 1 million in France

    According to this Gamekyo report, GFK’s confirmed that PS3′s hit 1 million sales in France. There’s little detail there, but apparently “5 million of games and peripherals” have also been sold since the machine launched in the France in 2007.

  • Heavy Rain – Entire E3 demo filmed off-screen

    We’re having trouble getting this to load faster than snail pace, but after the break you’ll find what appears to be the entire E3 Heavy Rain demo, filmed off-screen by Gamekyo at the Micromania Games Show 2008 in Paris. From the small section we’ve watched, this seems to be the same demo we saw at […]

  • GameStop buys Micromania

    According to this MCV story, GameStop’s sealed a deal to buy French retailer Micromania. The move gives the US giant 332 stores in France, increasing GameStop’s European store count to 1,077. “As we have accelerated our growth in Europe over the years, we have kept a close eye on the European retailers whose passion for […]

  • Still no date for Euro SOCOM

    Eurogamer’s put up a no-show on a European SOCOM date from Sony, with a rep saying, “We have yet to announce a release date and price for SOCOM in the UK.” SCEA confirmed earlier this week that SOCOM Confrontation, the next game in the firm’s popular tactical shooter series, will hit the US on October […]

  • Diablo III: all the coverage in one place

    Well, that certainly was a news mega-bombshell wasn’t it? As you can see the site is completely overloaded with Diablo news, so for the lightweights out there who simply can’t handle it, we thought we’d make your life easier and put them all in one place. So we have done. After the break. By Mike […]

  • Diablo III gameplay video released

    The first gameplay footage from Diablo III has been released and you can see it over at Blizzard.com/diablo3. We’re live blogging the whole press conference and keeping our ears to the ground for all the info as and when it happens so stay tuned. By Mike Bowden

  • Diablo III got its inspiration from WoW and Zelda, says Wilson

    Diablo II lead designer Jay Wilson has revealed the games that inspired the team in an on-going press conference at the Blizzard Invitational in Paris. The games in question are Zelda and of course, World of Warcraft. We’re live blogging the whole press conference so stay tuned. By Mike Bowden

  • Diablo III storyline and approx game length revealed

    Blizzard vice president Frank Pearce and lead designer Jay Wilson have revealed in an on-going press conference that the Diablo III storyline will start 20 years after the events of Lord of Destruction and that the length of the game will be “similar to Diablo II”. We’re live blogging the whole press conference so stay […]

  • Diablo III confirmed for Mac

    Diablo III lead designer Jay Wilson has revealed in an on-going press conference that Diablo III will be appearing on Apple Mac. When asked if the game would be appearing Wilson said said: “Absolutely.” Great news. We’re live blogging the whole press conference so stay tuned. By Mike Bowden

  • Diablo III to have new, in-house engine says Wilson

    Diablo III lead designer Jay Wilson has revealed in an on-going press conference that the game will use a brand new engine designed specifically for the game. “Brand new 3D engine that we developed in-house.” he said. The engine is yet to be named. We’re live blogging the whole press conference so stay tuned. By […]

  • Diablo III: “Too early to set date,” says VP

    Blizzard vice president Frank Pearce has revealed in an on-going press conference that as of yet, there is no date for the game. ““It’s far too early in development for us to put a release date for it,” says Frank. It’s been in development for four years,” he said. We’re live blogging the whole press […]

  • Blizzard.com reveals offical Diablo III image and logo

    The official Blizzard site is now updated to reveal a rather evil looking demon with the words, “and the heavens, shall tremble” above and below the image. We’ve been live blogging all day and will continue to keep you updated throughout the event. By Mike Bowden

  • “Diablo III is first and foremost a co-operative game,” says lead designer

    The lead designer on Diablo III has just said that the game’s main focus will be on co-operative play. “”Diablo III is first and foremost a co-operative game,” he said. We’re coming to you live from the Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre in Paris where Diablo III has just […]

  • Diablo III live demo details

    We’re coming to you live from the Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre in Paris and at the moment they’re demo’ing Diablo III. There are new character’s wielding axes fighting snakes. Then we see some dungeon fighting: everything looking amazing. Skeletons have ranged attacked and we see them getting battered […]

  • Playstation 3 Platinum titles to release on August 1 in France

    Dutch site PS3-sense is reporting that Sony France has announced that its Playstation 3 Platinum range will launch in the region on August 1. However, there was no mention if this will be a Europe-wide release date although that seems likely. We’ll contact Sony for something more concrete after the weekend. By Mike Bowden

  • Ubidays 2008 wrap-up video posted

    God bless you and your cameras, IGN. The site’s posted a Ubidays wrap-up video from Paris earlier this month, hosted by brunette games kitten Jessica Chobot. It’s Friday, so watch it. It’s got video of l’Arc de Triomphe and the funny tourist boats on the Seine. And some stuff about Far Cry 2 as well. […]

  • Quantic Dream to talk at Paris GDC

    GameSetWatch has announced the latest slug of speakers to take the stage at the upcoming Paris GDC, including confirmation of a talk from Quantic Dream’s Guillaume de Fondaumiere. Other definites are Allan Murphy (Microsoft); Lionel Lemarié (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe); Ian Baverstock (Kuju); Chris Mottes (Deadline Games); and Franc Hauselmann (Ubisoft). Previously announced are Blizzard’s […]

  • Ubidays 2008: Press conference now live from Paris

    The Ubidays 2008 press conference is now being broadcast live from Paris. You can watch streaming video of the event on Uplay.com. We’ll be bringing you all the news as it happens, obviously, so keep refreshing the main page for news stories as they come out of the conference.

  • Blizzard to keynote Paris GDC

    Rob Pardo, Blizzard’s SVP of game design, will give the opening keynote at Paris GDC this year, the event confirmed today. The keynote – titled “In the Eye of the Blizzard” – GDC boss Jamil Moledina will interview Pardo on stage “on his inspirations, challenges, and on the next steps at Blizzard Entertainment. Pardo will […]

  • LittleBigPlanet devs to keynote Paris GDC

    According to this PS3F report, Mark Healey and Alex Evans – co-founders of LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule – will keynote Paris GDC this year. “Their talk will touch upon the ways in which game developers can incorporate creativity into their designs, and the future of user-generated content as illustrated by their upcoming title, LittleBigPlanet for […]

  • European Wii price cuts rumoured

    Jeux-France has rumoured that Nintendo Europe is drop Wii’s price in Europe this Mai. The site, citing a “source at Nintendo France”, predicts that the machine with Wii Sports with drop to €149, while a Mario Kart Wii bundle will retail for €199. The Wii Sports pack currently sells for €249 on the Continent, so […]

  • Registration opens for Paris GDC

    It’s seriously slow today, so you get stories about registration for French trade shows. Registration for Paris GDC is now open here. If you sign up before May 14 you get a discount. Only “103 days left”, says the site. We have no idea if this is going to be any good, but even if […]

  • JeuxVideo in Motorstorm 2 non-reveal explanation

    JeuxVideo.com didn’t reveal Motorstorm 2 last night as it said it would, as apparently Sony decided to delay the launch of the first trailer and info by another week. Apparently none of it was going to be exclusive either, with a number French sites having the assets, but JeuxVideo was the only site to get […]

  • Eurogamer hits 1.8 million users per month, hires MMO editor

    Eurogamer Network’s readership reached 1,835,202 unique users in November, according to a new ABCe audit. For the same month, the property turned over 14,763,018 page impressions. The figures include Eurogamer.net, Eurogamer.de and Eurogamer.fr. The unique user figure has risen by over 500,000 users, up from 1,317,522 for the same period last year. The numbers put […]

  • David Gardner starts job at Infogrames

    Brest press release ever. Newly appointed Infogrames CEO David Gardner, previously of EA, has now arrived in Lyon for some meetings. If that’s the best you can come up with, Atari, God help you all. Full thing after the link.