Entries in 'Digital games' (25)

NPD: Digital spending up in Q1 2013, made up for retail decline

NPD: Digital spending up in Q1 2013, made up for retail decline

The NPD Group claims the total amount spent among US game consumers during the first three months of 2013 is on par with the same period in 2012 – and ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 7th 2013 at 7:15AM in News
Valve launches community-powered Steam Guides

Valve launches community-powered Steam Guides

Valve has announced the official release of Steam Guides, a player-driven catalog of tips and walkthrough references available for all to peruse.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 18th 2013 at 10:55PM in News
Steam climbs over 6m concurrent users, sets new record for service

Steam climbs over 6m concurrent users, sets new record for service

Valve’s PC digital games and software service Steam saw a record setting number of users this past weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 27th 2012 at 8:05AM in News
ESRB launches free rating system for downloadable titles

ESRB launches free rating system for downloadable titles

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has introduced its no-cost Digital Rating Service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 25th 2012 at 12:55AM in News

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Steam lacks support for Japanese developers

Steam lacks support for Japanese developers

Steam must address a few barriers if the digital distribution service wants to properly support the Japanese developer community, according to Marvelous AQL’s Esteban Salazar.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 21st 2012 at 7:54AM in News
Runic CEO: Digital download as profitable as full retail release

Runic CEO: Digital download as profitable as full retail release

Can a lower priced digital download title be as profitable as a full retail release? Runic Games’ CEO Max Schaefer sure sees it that way.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 19th 2012 at 7:03AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: September 2-8

Steam top ten sellers chart: September 2-8

Valve has released Steam’s latest top ten products chart, with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive once more coming out ahead.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2012 at 5:47AM in News
Techland: We want to raise the bar for digital games

Techland: We want to raise the bar for digital games

The developer of Call of Juarez has ditched retail for its next title and is determined to make its mark on digital instead.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Sep 6th 2012 at 3:04PM in News

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Steam top ten sellers chart: August 26 - September 1

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 26 - September 1

Valve has released Steam’s latest top ten products chart, and once again Counter-Strike: Global Offensive takes the top spot.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 4th 2012 at 5:14AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 19-25

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 19-25

Valve has announced Steam’s top selling titles for the week prior.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 27th 2012 at 8:25AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 12-18

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 12-18

Valve has announced Steam’s top selling titles for the past week, with the latest in the Counter-Strike franchise holding its position at the top of the heap.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 20th 2012 at 4:06AM in News
Gamestop digital sales climb in Q2

Gamestop digital sales climb in Q2

Gamestop has reported its Q2 sales figures for the period ending July 28th, showing strong growth in the retailer’s digital sector.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 17th 2012 at 8:58AM in News

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Ubisoft makes digital distribution debut with Uplay PC

Ubisoft makes digital distribution debut with Uplay PC

Ubisoft has announced the launch of Uplay PC, a digital distribution branch of the company’s already established network.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 17th 2012 at 8:45AM in News
Double Fine aiming to ditch work-for-hire projects, stay independent

Double Fine aiming to ditch work-for-hire projects, stay independent

Double Fine is looking to prove their crowdfunding success on Kickstarter was more than a flash in the pan for the studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2012 at 7:55AM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: August 5-11

Steam top ten sellers chart: August 5-11

Valve has announced Steam’s top selling titles for the past week, revealing a new contender with an old face has entered the charts in a big way.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 12th 2012 at 12:17PM in News
Steam top ten sellers chart: July 28 - August 4

Steam top ten sellers chart: July 28 - August 4

Valve has revealed Steam’s top selling titles for the past week, with ArmA II and its DayZ mod at last relenting in the face of two notable franchises.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 5th 2012 at 11:07PM in News

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GameStop considering secondhand digital sales

GameStop considering secondhand digital sales

Retail giant Gamestop is taking a good, long look into reselling digital content, according to CEO Paul Raines.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 27th 2012 at 7:19AM in News
Skullgirls XBLA release date confirmed

Skullgirls XBLA release date confirmed

An XBLA release date and pricing details for Konami’s upcoming fighting game Skullgirls has been revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 2nd 2012 at 4:41AM in News
NPD: $1.29bn for Q4 used, digital and social games in Europe

NPD: $1.29bn for Q4 used, digital and social games in Europe

Consumers across UK, Germany and France spent over a billion dollars on non-new physical games in the last three months of 2011.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 22nd 2012 at 10:19AM in News
Sumioni: Demon Arts flows to Vita this month

Sumioni: Demon Arts flows to Vita this month

XSEED has announced that its ink wash painting meets action platformer title Sumioni: Demon Arts will be available in North America on March 20th.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 3rd 2012 at 8:38AM in News
EA clarifies Origin's auto-add feature

EA clarifies Origin's auto-add feature

EA has responded to reports that its digital distribution service Origin has been auto-adding games purchased from competitors such as Steam.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 29th 2012 at 4:42AM in News
Elite UK journos form UK digital games site

Elite UK journos form UK digital games site

Four popular UK’s games journalists have co-founded a new website dedicated to digital games: Hookshot Inc.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 13th 2012 at 10:00AM in News
US PS Store now has Vita games

US PS Store now has Vita games

Sony's launch titles are now available on the US PS Store, one week ahead of the handheld's launch.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 8th 2012 at 10:48AM in News
Nintendo Network to offer gamer accounts, DLC and game downloads

Nintendo Network to offer gamer accounts, DLC and game downloads

Nintendo has revealed the first details of Nintendo Network - the platform holder's answer to Xbox Live and PSN.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 27th 2012 at 11:21AM in News
LONDON GAMES CONFERENCE: Now Screen Digest offers free data, too

LONDON GAMES CONFERENCE: Now Screen Digest offers free data, too

Thought our 'free NPD data' offer was good? Well, it gets better.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 2nd 2011 at 4:08PM in News