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Late News: Windows 8 Professional Leaked, GAME Exiting Administration?, Dell Ends US Smartphone Sales

If you were wondering if Microsoft would only release a standard edition of Windows 8 this October, unsurprisingly, new evidence has emerged that suggests that won't be the case. This time, a version newer than the Consumer Preview was extracted from servers and testers were able to find references to a Professional Edition of the upcoming operating system.

A new rumour has surfaced suggesting that by tomorrow, 30th March, GAME could exit administration at the head of a new wave of investment from a group of lenders, led by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). MCVUk is citing sources "close to the negotiations" that say GAME is very close to being officially saved from a full shut down.

Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has missed its sales estimates for the past four consecutive quarters. However, with a new CEO, the company are hoping to turn that around. Since March 2011, RIM shares have dropped by 16 percent on average the day after earnings. The BlackBerry smartphone manufacturer is expected to say that sales fell at their quickest pace in a decade, according to some analysts.

Dell has put an end to its smartphone sales in the U.S. due to a shift in mobile strategy to focus on products with higher margins and upcoming markets. The final two smartphones that Dell was offering to the US market, the Venue Pro and Venue have been cut, with no replacements announced.

In an interview with the CEO of Gearbox games, Randy Pitchford, it has been revealed that the Wii U will make use of its touch screen controller to offer new gameplay elements, unique to the console. Mr Pitchford also claimed that this would allow the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines on the Wii U to be the definitive version, something people might even buy the console for.