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Intel snaps up Dublin gaming firm

Dublin-based games middleware company Havok is to be taken over by chip manufacturer Intel in a deal valued at over $100m. The chip giant bought Havok in an all-cash transaction valued at $110m according to TVC Holdings, which sold its interests in the gaming firm as part of the deal. The agreement, which is expected to close …
Cian Ginty, 17 Sep 2007

Halo 3 hits one million pre-orders

Halo 3 has reached one million pre-orders in North America alone, making it the fastest selling pre-ordered game in history. Over a month before it's set to hit shelves, the eagerly-awaited title has set a new precedent for the video games market, according to Microsoft. "What we've experienced is nothing short of phenomenal," …
Cian Ginty, 13 Aug 2007
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Microsoft in ads deal with Digg.com

Microsoft and news sharing site Digg have signed a three-year deal that will see the software giant manage advertising on Digg.com. The text-based Google advertising that currently appears on Digg is due to be replaced in the coming weeks. Digg says it gets over 17 million unique monthly visitors. "As the Digg audience …
Cian Ginty, 26 Jul 2007