Entries in 'Digital' (103)

DotEmu's online store is closing

DotEmu's online store is closing

The once popular DRM-free PC games store DotEmu has announced plans to close later this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2017 at 11:06AM in News
Twitch

Twitch to start selling games, with streamers getting 5% cut of sales

Twitch has announced it will start selling games and in-game content directly through its streaming platform starting this spring. Both developers and Partnered Twitch streamers will be able to get ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 27th 2017 at 2:48PM in News
Nintendo digital purchases still face key restriction

Nintendo digital purchases still face key restriction

Platform holder Nintendo may have improved upon certain aspects of its online infrastructure for Switch, but one crucial limitation will remain in place.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2017 at 9:41AM in News
Dragon Quest Heroes download is too large for Switch's internal storage

Dragon Quest Heroes download is too large for Switch's internal storage

Nintendo Switch owners who intend to buy their games digitally will most definitely want to invest in some additional storage.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2017 at 9:42AM in News

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Potential Final Fantasy 15 PC release could feature exclusive mods and user-generated quests, says Tabata

Hajime Tabata has once again expressed great interest in potentially bringing Final Fantasy XV to PC. Speaking to Famitsu (as translated by Gematsu), Tabata said he was keen to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 2nd 2017 at 11:15AM in News
Xbox

Microsoft's hardware revenue falls 22%, but software sales and services are on the up

The ever-decreasing cost of Xbox One consoles has caused Microsoft's gaming revenue to fall by 3 per cent year-on-year, the company revealed in its Fiscal Q2 2017 report.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 27th 2017 at 10:28AM in News
Watch Dogs 2

Watch Dogs 2 gets three-hour free trial on PS4, with Xbox One to follow

Ubisoft has announced that a free trial for Watch Dogs 2 is now available to download for PS4 owners, with an Xbox One version coming on January 24th.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jan 18th 2017 at 11:25AM in News
Super Mario Run clocks up between 25m-37m downloads

Super Mario Run clocks up between 25m-37m downloads

There is some conflicting data floating around regarding the early success of Super Mario Run.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 20th 2016 at 9:38AM in News

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G2A says over 50 devs are on board with revenue sharing scheme

G2A says over 50 devs are on board with revenue sharing scheme

Controversial online retailer G2A has claimed that its G2A Direct developer revenue sharing service is off to a strong start.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Titanfall 2's digital sales haven't picked up physical slack

Titanfall 2's digital sales haven't picked up physical slack

EA and Respawn’s Titanfall 2 has not fared any better digitally than it has on the High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 5th 2016 at 9:55AM in News
38% of all Steam games were released this year

38% of all Steam games were released this year

That’s right – on the biggest digital PC games store front in the world, over a third of its total catalogue was only released on the service in 2016.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 1st 2016 at 9:42AM in News
Ubisoft is changing how it handles DLC

Ubisoft is changing how it handles DLC

It seems that less game content is going to be locked away behind Ubisoft’s DLC paywalls in the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 9:53AM in News

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Batman: Arkham VR was the best-selling digital PSVR game in October

Batman: Arkham VR was the best-selling digital PSVR game in October

The Caped Crusader has emerged as the most popular of the PlayStation VR’s launch line-up on PSN.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 14th 2016 at 11:07AM in News
Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

Steam reverses some of its recent review changes

After that anger that greeted its recent changes, Valve has further tweaked Steam’s user review system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2016 at 11:46AM in News
Sainsbury's kills its streaming and digital services

Sainsbury's kills its streaming and digital services

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s has called time on its Entertainment on Demand streaming and digital retail service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 21st 2016 at 10:58AM in News
PlayStation Plus prices increased in North America

PlayStation Plus prices increased in North America

Sony has announced an increase to the subscription prices for PlayStation Plus in both North America and Canada.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2016 at 12:43PM in News

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No Man's Sky is the biggest Steam launch of 2016

No Man's Sky is the biggest Steam launch of 2016

Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky is doing the business on PC, too.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2016 at 11:05AM in News
Rockstar's PS2 classics on PS4 have been a success

Rockstar's PS2 classics on PS4 have been a success

Take-Two has said that Rockstar is currently the top publisher of digital PS2 classics on the PS4 store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2016 at 3:34PM in News
GameStop talks digital pre-owned 'barriers', says new consoles 'imminent'

GameStop talks digital pre-owned 'barriers', says new consoles 'imminent'

Retail’s hope of integrating the digital games market into its pre-owned model looks less likely than ever.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2016 at 11:06AM in News
The number of games released on Steam doubled in 2015

The number of games released on Steam doubled in 2015

A new survey has fortified the perception of a growing saturation of games on Steam.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 12th 2016 at 12:12PM in News
Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

Valve loses Australian refund lawsuit

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ruled that Valve’s Steam service breached Australian consumer law.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2016 at 2:34PM in News
Microsoft surveys about possible digital games buy-backs

Microsoft surveys about possible digital games buy-backs

Gamers may in the future be able to sell their digital Xbox purchases back to Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 21st 2016 at 10:26AM in News
Microsoft could yet bring digital game sharing to Xbox One

Microsoft could yet bring digital game sharing to Xbox One

One of the features lost in Microsoft’s big Xbox One u-turn in 2013 could yet be revisited.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2016 at 9:25AM in News
Hitman's physical release pushed back to 2017

Hitman's physical release pushed back to 2017

The physical version of Square Enix’s new Hitman won’t be released until next year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2016 at 2:54PM in News
New 3DS gets SNES downloads and special edition console

New 3DS gets SNES downloads and special edition console

Nintendo has confirmed the long-awaited arrival of SNES games on the 3DS Virtual Console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2016 at 9:48AM in News