Entries in 'cost' (49)

Amazon to increase price of Prime membership due to increased delivery costs

Amazon to increase price of Prime membership due to increased delivery costs

The cost of membership to Amazon’s popular Prime service is going up, the retailer has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 3:22PM in News
F2P: The real cost of micro-transactions

F2P: The real cost of micro-transactions

It’s been a tough year for free-to-play. Of course, the number of people playing these cost-free games continues to rise at a rapid rate. But free-to-play has certainly taken a ...

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:38PM in News
Levine rubbishes claims that BioShock: Infinite cost $220m

Levine rubbishes claims that BioShock: Infinite cost $220m

Irrational Games boss Ken Levine has rubbished reports that BioShock: Infinite cost upwards of $200m to produce.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2013 at 11:41AM in News
Disney aiming high with Infinity playset RRPs

Disney aiming high with Infinity playset RRPs

Parents across the country will be locking away their wallets after seeing Disney’s planned pricing for its Disney Infinity playsets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2013 at 9:55AM in News

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PS4 to cost over $425/£270, will include Gaikai streaming tech - report

PS4 to cost over $425/£270, will include Gaikai streaming tech - report

The PlayStation 4 will go on sale for at or above ¥40,000, a new report claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 7th 2013 at 10:43AM in News
Individual Kinect Sports 2 events to be sold on Xbox Live

Individual Kinect Sports 2 events to be sold on Xbox Live

Microsoft is to chop up previous full release Kinect Sports: Season Two into smaller, downloadable chunks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2012 at 3:37PM in News
Tiny Wings 2 is free!

Tiny Wings 2 is free!

Oh, how things change. Tiny Wings 2 is arguably the biggest release in games this week… and it’s free!

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 11th 2012 at 1:47PM in News
277 lost GAME shops could cost market £158m

277 lost GAME shops could cost market £158m

The UK games market could be as much as £158m worse off due to the closure of 277 GAME stores.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 5th 2012 at 9:28AM in News

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Want every bit of Mass Effect 3's DLC? It'll cost you $870

Want every bit of Mass Effect 3's DLC? It'll cost you $870

BioWare fans looking for the complete Mass Effect 3 experience face an alarming outlay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2012 at 11:32AM in News
EA "probably" spent $0.5bn on Old Republic

EA "probably" spent $0.5bn on Old Republic

We’ll never know exactly how much EA spent on bankrolling BioWare’s first MMO Star Wars: the Old Republic, but one analyst reckons the total figure could be close to half ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2012 at 12:50PM in News
XBL indie games games can now be bigger, cheaper

XBL indie games games can now be bigger, cheaper

Microsoft can seemingly do no right when it comes to indie developers on Xbox Live, but a new set of policy changes may go some way toward appeasing the indie ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2012 at 8:40AM in News

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Modern Warfare 3: Armed and dangerous

Modern Warfare 3: Armed and dangerous

EA has waged a war of words with Activision – but is it really winning? Call of Duty showed no signs of weakness at its first franchise expo last week.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 8th 2011 at 8:10AM in News
Ubisoft’s Online Pass named, priced

Ubisoft’s Online Pass named, priced

Starting with the release of Driver: San Francisco on September 2nd, Ubisoft is to introduce its own version of EA’s Online Pass.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2011 at 11:44AM in News
Capcom: PSN outage could cost us millions

Capcom: PSN outage could cost us millions

"As an executive responsible for running a business, the resulting outage obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2011 at 10:18AM in News
EA pumping $80m in SWTOR?

EA pumping $80m in SWTOR?

The total amount of money EA has so far ploughed into BioWare's still delayed Star Wars: The Old Republic could be near to $100m, according to estimates from a leading ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2011 at 2:01PM in News

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PSN downtime costs dev 'thousands'

PSN downtime costs dev 'thousands'

The ongoing global shutdown of the PlayStation Network has left a UK studio with “absolutely no revenues” for a week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2011 at 1:30PM in News
Dev budgets have 'tripled' on 3DS and NGP

Dev budgets have 'tripled' on 3DS and NGP

The arrival of two new handheld platforms will bring high-end mobile technologies to the market, but also a significant increase in project budgets, according to developers working in the field.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2011 at 3:06PM in News
3DS dev costs comparable with Wii

3DS dev costs comparable with Wii

The cost of making a 3D game for Nintendo’s 3DS is significantly higher than doing the same on either the DS or PSP, production studio Marvelous Entertainment has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2010 at 10:59AM in News
Old Republic 'will be great failure’

Old Republic 'will be great failure’

An anonymous blogger going under the name of EA Louse has lashed out at employers EA BioWare and predicted a tough time for future MMO release Star Wars: Old Republic ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 13th 2010 at 4:25PM in News
THQ reveals WWE DLC deal

THQ reveals WWE DLC deal

As publishers continue to dabble with new ways of offering ‘added value’ to gamers through digital content, THQ has revealed a new model to accompany the release of WWE Smackdown ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 12th 2010 at 12:06PM in News
OnLive drops subscription fees

OnLive drops subscription fees

One of the more questionable aspects of OnLive’s business strategy has been dropped with confirmation that the cloud computing provider will no longer ask users to pay a monthly subscription.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2010 at 12:54PM in News
$100 Premium XBL service predicted

$100 Premium XBL service predicted

Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is to increase the price of some Xbox Live subscription packages – but Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter thinks the platform holder is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2010 at 2:31PM in News
3DS to cost under £200?

3DS to cost under £200?

Though we won’t be finding out the retail price of the 3DS until September 29th – and for the UK price the wait may well be far longer – Nintendo ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2010 at 6:33PM in News
The cost of Blur’s poor sales

The cost of Blur’s poor sales

A closer look at last week’s NPD results for the North American video games market courtesy of Gamasutra has revealed that Activision’s brand new racing IP Blur sold just 31,000 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2010 at 11:37AM in News