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We Sing publisher snaps up GAME Scandinavia

Publisher Nordic Games has acquired the Scandinavian arm of struggling international retailer GAME.

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  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat gets February 5 UK release

    Koch just confirmed a February 5 street date for S.T.A.L.K.E.R : Call of Pripyat in the UK, Nordic and Italy.

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  • Inafune and Suda51 to speak at Nordic Game 2009

    Capcom’s Keiji Inafune and Grasshopper’s Goichi Suda will both speak at Nordic Game this year, the event’s announced. “Having Keiji Inafune and Goichi Suda join Nordic Game this year highlights the strong and growing relationship between the Japanese and Nordic games communities” said NG boss Tom Felices, “and will offer attendees a unique opportunity to […]

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  • No Animal Crossing-Wii Speak bundle for Scandinavia

    Catastrophe this morning for the Nordic region, as news hits that the Animal Crossing-Wii Speak bundle won’t be available in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Apparently our Northern cousins will be able to buy the game and microphone peripheral separately, but not in the same pack. Expect viking fury about this over the course of the […]

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  • NXE: XNA community games region specific? [Updated]

    NXE’s XNA community games don’t appear to be available in all European regions. Reports on the Eurogamer forums suggest that both Denmark and Norway simply don’t have the Community Games menu option in the new dash. Which means we can’t play them either. Catastrophic. Perhaps it’s just Scandinavia that has been left out? We’re contacting […]

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  • Funcom stocks dip sharply in wake of Conan launch

    Big-name MMO? Sizeable player base? Stock value dip of 55 percent? One of these things is not like the other. According to Massively, Age of Conan publisher Funcom has seen a mystifying downturn in its stock value since Age of Conan launched. Dropping from $54 to $24 per share, you’d think Funcom would have serious […]

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  • Pan Vision takes Capcom games for Nordic

    Capcom’s announced the formation of a deal with Pan Vision that will see the publisher’s titles distributed in the Nordic region. “With Pan Vision on our side we are having a strong, experienced and reliable partner supporting us in servicing the Nordic market,” said Capcom Europe sales and marketing exec Michael Auer. “The expertise we […]

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  • Nordic Game attendance up 38% in 2008

    Nordic Game’s announced that attendance for this year’s event was up 38% over last year’s to 1,200. Delegates from more than 300 companies attended the show, which formed a platform to 110 speakers. Press release after the link.

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  • Gamesindustry.biz Network to debut at Nordic Game

    The GamesIndustry.biz Network will debut at next week’s Nordic Game, the site’s announced. The Scandinavian event will host the launch of the Network’s event section, where delegates will be able to make the most of the conference by connecting with other attendees online and arranging meetings with them at the event. All speakers, press and […]

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  • Silent Hill chap to speak at Nordic Game

    Siren and Silent Hill developer Keiichiro Toyama is to speak at Nordic Game 2008, the conference confirmed this morning, as will Tameem Antoniades, co-founder of Ninja Theory. The programme’s starting to look pretty good, in truth. Jet Set Radio Future guy Ryuuta Ueda, EVE Online boss Hilmar Pétursson and Age of Conan’s Jørgen Tharaldsen will […]

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  • Founding members leave IO to "redefine online multiplayer"

    The founding members of IO Interactive have reformed as Reto-Meto, the studio announced today, a brand initially created in 1997 as part of joint IO/Nordisk Film venture. The Copenhagen, Denmark-based venture is apparently “committed to redefining the online multiplayer space.” IO Interactive is best known for its Hitman series, and was the subject of a […]

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  • Rein to speak at Nordic Game 2008

    Epic head Mark Rein is to speak in the business and production track at this year’s Nordic Game. Rein will sit on a round-table discussion called Art of the Deal, which will focus on the publisher pitching process. Othe panelists include MGS business development director Peter Zetterberg, Ross Erickson, VP acquisitions at Sierra Online, studio […]

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  • Traveller's Tales boss to keynote Nordic Game

    According to this, Traveller’s Tales boss Jonathan Smith will be headlining Nordic Game 2008 with a talk called “Putting the Pieces in Play”. We’re sure it’ll include all the Lego you can handle. Rob Kay and Ryan Lesser from Harmonix are also going to be speaking, and will be bringing some “special guests”, apparently, presumably […]

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  • Edge and Next-Gen join GI as Nordic Game media sponsors

    Both Edge and Next-Gen have been named as media sponsors of this year’s Nordic Game. The Future publications will join Eurogamer Network’s GamesIndustry.biz, now on its third year as a main media partner for the event, as show supporters. Nordic Game is probably the greatest trade show in the world. It’s the most non-bullshit expo […]

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