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Multiplay has secured key tournament backing to offer videogames players bountiful rewards for the ‘Glastonbury of Games’

insomnia43 kicks off the gaming festival season with a prize pot worth £50,000Multiplay has today announced that gamers heading to the i-43 festival this August Bank Holiday weekend are in with a chance of winning up to £50,000 across a number of exciting tournaments.

Razer, manufacturer of peripherals has now announced that it will be sponsoring the FIFA 11 Xbox 360 tournament along with the previously announced StarCraft II challenge. It has generously supported the tournament with a cash lump-sum that stands at a minimum of £750 for the first prize winner along with an Onza controller and a Chimaera headset.

Nordic Games announces full tracklist for We Sing UK Hits

British icons line up for legendary We Sing editionNordic Games Publishing has today unveiled the full tracklist for the upcoming release of We Sing UK Hits for Wii™, showcasing six decades of iconic British Music.

Nordic Games’ running theme for We Sing UK Hits is ‘British Legends’ and the tracklist reads like a who’s who of internationally successful artists from the UK including Elton John, Coldplay, Leona Lewis, Queen, Radiohead and Adele.

In development by Novacore Studios, Legends of Pegasus will be released in Q2 2012

Legends of PegasusKalypso Media is taking players into the depths of space in 2012, with the announcement of Legends of Pegasus for Windows PC. The 4X space simulation will put players in control of the last surviving humans, as they explore space in a quest to expand their galactic empire. Players will conquer and explore an incredibly detailed 3D universe as they use economic, diplomatic and scientific means to expand their empires. Through a deep technology tree, players will unlock new technologies to customize their ships and prepare their fleets for the next alien encounter… be it hostile or friendly.

Features of Legends of Pegasus include:

  • A complete 4X science fiction gaming experience- eXlore, eXpand, eXploit and eXterminate your way to galactic conquest
  • Tactical space combat – featuring a unique mix of turn-based and real-time strategy gameplay
  • A realistic, immersive universe – three races and 12 playable factions exist in a living-breathing universe populated by a huge variety of non-player civilizations
  • Play alone or dominate with friends – an extensive single-player campaign coupled with a strong multiplayer focus ensure an engaging experience
  • Massive customization options – design, build and deploy ships created from research into hundreds of technologies based on an extensive tech tree
  • Make it yours – modding options  will be available, allowing players to customize missions, maps and more

Company Increases Emphasis on High Potential Categories; Reduces Focus on Kids and Movie-Based Licensed Titles for Consoles

THQ announced a strategic realignmentTHQ Inc., announced a strategic realignment of its internal studio development teams to better align resources with the company's future portfolio of interactive entertainment. THQ is in the process of transitioning its portfolio away from licensed kids titles and movie-based entertainment properties for consoles and has also decided not to actively pursue further development of the MX vs. ATV franchise at this time. As a result, the company announced the closure of two studios in Australia, and the elimination of a development team at the company's Phoenix location. The company is maintaining its Quality Assurance team in Phoenix.

Cubixx HD coming to PSN this AugustLaughing Jackal’s massive August has just got bigger.  Their first PS3 game, the high-speed arcade puzzler Cubixx HD will be coming to PSN on the 17th August (SCEE) with the SCEA date to be confirmed for the lowest price of  $9.99 in the US and £6.29 in the UK.  Cubixx HD will be on sale to PlayStation Plus subscribers with a 20% discount available during its first week on sale.