Lich King Ready for China

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AUG. 23, 2010 • After an extended period in official regulatory limbo, NetEase.com and Blizzard Ent. will release The Wrath of the Lich King expansion for Chinese World of Warcraft players on Aug. 31. …..
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Tesco Ends Used Game Trial

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AUG. 20, 2010 • Retail giant Tesco ended its used game trial and extended the service to each of its stores in the United Kingdom.  At least 60 locations are accepting pre-owned games in their entertainment departments. The retailer took out newspaper advertisements offering £12 ($19) for 2010 FIFA W…..
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Realtime Worlds in Admin

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AUG. 18, 2010 • After releasing its APB online RPG on June 29th, Scotland-based developer Realtime Worlds went into administration. While buyers are sought, 157 of the company’s 210 staffers in Dundee lost their jobs, as well as 28 more in Colorado. …..
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Mandarin Zynga Texas Poker

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AUG. 18, 2010 • Zynga Texas Poker is made available in Taiwan and Hong Kong with traditional Mandarin – the first international localization for the publisher. The title can be accessed via Facebook. Impact: Up until no…..
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PlayStation 3 Hard Drive Capacity Increased

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AUG. 17, 2010 • Sony Computer Ent. announced that it was immediately increasing the PlayStation 3 hard drive capacity of its $299 120GB PS3 Slim to 160GB at no extra cost. On Sept. 19, the gamemaker will release a 320GB model for $399 that includes a PlayStation Move motion controller, a Play…..
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Age of Empires Online in Development

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AUG. 17, 2010 • Ensemble Studios may be a memory, yet its best known creation is getting new life as Age of Empires online. The title will possess some free-to-play features, and is being developed by Robot Entertainment. The latter was formed by ex-Ensemble staff after the studio was shutter…..
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