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EA Throws its Support for XBox

EA Throws its Support for XBox

16 Dec, 2000
This week saw game software giant EA Sports sign up to develop 10 games within six months for the XBox ensuring Microsoft will have high-quality games to support the console's launch. In comparison, EA has no intention of developing software for arcade release.
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New Developments in Macao Gaming Strategy

New Developments in Macao Gaming Strategy

16 Dec, 2000
The Macao government will work out a legal outline on the future development of gaming industry in the middle of next year which is believed to include a scheme to open up the gaming business.
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Midway Aggressively Cuts Price For Touchmaster Infinity

Midway Aggressively Cuts Price For Touchmaster Infinity

16 Dec, 2000
Midway Games Inc., recently announced an aggressive new price for its touchscreen game, Touchmaster Infinity. Effective from the beginning of this month, the manufacturer's suggested retail price will be significantly reduced from its current level.
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Kunick France May be Shut Down

Kunick France May be Shut Down

12 Dec, 2000
Due to poor performances in France, Kunick may look at closing their French office which represents both Sega & Midway.
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Latest News From Japan

Latest News From Japan

12 Dec, 2000
* "Spikers Battle" for Spring 2001 * Konami Lose Japan Baseball Rights * Konami Results: Domestic Market Covers Overseas Losses
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Sega & Namco Join Forces in Japan

Sega & Namco Join Forces in Japan

12 Dec, 2000
Both Sega and Namco are joining forces by combining their game, parts and service distribution.
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High Stakes with XBox in Europe

High Stakes with XBox in Europe

12 Dec, 2000
As the battle continues to the highly lucrative European distribution of the XBox, playing video games will be seen with a new meaning.
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Namco Mid-Term Results Poor

Namco Mid-Term Results Poor

12 Dec, 2000
Namco's financial results for the mid-term ending September 30, 2000 showed a loss of JPY3,500 million, with much lower expected Crisis Zone sales in USA due to a backlash against violent games and no "hit" game for this year in Japan.
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Closures in Hong Kong & Australia

Closures in Hong Kong & Australia

9 Dec, 2000
In the past two months, high profile companies in Hong Kong and Australia have either scaled down or closed their doors.
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Acclaim Down but Not Out

Acclaim Down but Not Out

9 Dec, 2000
Acclaim entertainment the US software company that introduced Batman Forever, NBA Extreme and Judge Dredd into coin op are having a very tough time, share have sunk to 50 cents from a high this year of US 6 with their recent US130 million loss for the year.
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