Euro morning news bulletin – February 16, 2011

By Patrick Garratt, Wednesday, 16 February 2011 09:03 GMT

Morning all. Here’s everything you need to know right now.

  • EA CEO John Riccitiello reckons he commands the best core portfolio in games. He gave a wide-ranging address to the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco yesterday.
  • BAFTA’s announced nominations for this year’s game awards, with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood the leader with seven. The show takes place on March 16.
  • A meeting in New Zealand on potentially reversing Australia’s refusal to allow an 18+ rating for games won’t achieve anything thanks to the absence of one attorney-general. The next meeting’s expected in June.
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent is to be published at retail by THQ in the US.
  • The PC version of Duke Nukem Forever will require a Steam account for play, whether or not it’s purchased as a download.

Here’s the audio. Go get ’em, tiger.

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