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October 2007

Halo 3 Recores More Than $300 Million in First-Week Sales

Microsoft says that Halo 3 has officially become a global phenomenon, garnering more than $300 million in sales in the first week alone. The critically acclaimed Xbox 360 exclusive, which was released in Europe on Wednesday 26th September, is the fastest-selling video game ever and already one of the most successful entertainment properties in history.Initial reports from retailers worldwide show console sales have more than doubled compared with the weekly average before the launch of Halo 3. With games like Halo 3, BioShock, Mass Effect and Project Gotham Racing 4, Xbox 360 has the greatest line-up in the history of video games and the only console where consumers can play all of the year amp;

9th Company: Roots of Terror Announced

ND Games, a production and development division of Noviy Disk, announces 9th Company: Roots of Terror - a new action-oriented RTS developed by Lesta Studios, creators of Pacific Storm, using their brand new proprietary engine. The game is based on actual events that took place during the Soviet military campaign in Afghanistan. 9th Company follows the story of a ragged band of young recruits undergoing brutal training in Uzbekistan’s Fergana Valley and culminates with a bloody stand against the Mujahideen warriors on a nameless mountain top in Afghanistan. It’s the Battle of Thermopylae all over again: one Russian fighter against 10 Afghanis!

September 2007

Microsoft Announces Halo 3 Midnight

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Starting tonight Halo 3, the final chapter of Microsoft s epic video game trilogy, finally goes on sale around the world. By the end of the week, fans in 37 countries will be playing the game Wired magazine recently called a cultural touchstone, a Star Wars for the thumb stick generation. In the United States, more than 10,000 retailers across the country are opening their doors at midnight tonight solely to sell copies of the game and accompanying Xbox 360 consoles and accessories. With nary a pirate, a spider or a wand in sight, day-one sales of the video game are expected to shatter entertainment sales records and top the biggest entertainment launches of all time.

July 2007

The Curtain Rises on New Trailer for Eternal Sonata

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Namco Bandai Games announces that they have released a new trailer for their Xbox 360 role-playing game, Eternal Sonata. The trailer highlights the game s unique action/RPG combat system, and introduces gamers to a world where the visuals are as vibrant and detailed as the moving storyline, told through one of the most eclectic and courageous casts of characters to grace the Xbox 360.

June 2007

Small Arms Premium Content Now Available on Xbox LIVE Arcade

A remote village has been razed to the ground today, following sightings of a wild band of barbarians. Gastronaut Studios has claimed responsibility, citing premium downloadable content and a free Title Update for Xbox LIVE Arcade title Small Arms as the cause of the violence. Sources at the scene have said that players will be able to download two playable characters, two distinctive battlefields, and access two unique achievements from Xbox LIVE Marketplace, all for 250 Microsoft points. The update and new content have been launched already.

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