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PS3 Mafia II joins DLC code movement

PS3 Mafia II joins DLC code movement

Mafia II is the latest title to deter pre-owned sales with DLC incentives – this time exclusively on PS3.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 19th 2010 at 11:57AM in News
New Red Dead DLC announced

New Red Dead DLC announced

Rockstar has announced it will release a series of downloadable content packs for Red Dead Redemption.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 8th 2010 at 5:43PM in News
Heavy Rain DLC on hold

Heavy Rain DLC on hold

Quantic Dream’s David Cage has admitted that he’s “disappointed” that his studio “could not finish the story of Heavy Rain the way it intended” after Sony’s insistence on implementing Move ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 1st 2010 at 6:29PM in News
SONY: PlayStation Plus announced

SONY: PlayStation Plus announced

Sony has lifted the lid on PlayStation Plus, a new premium version of PlayStation Network that gives subscribers access to new content.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 15th 2010 at 10:22PM in News

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MW2 Resurgence hits XBL today

MW2 Resurgence hits XBL today

In what should prove another profitable day for publisher Activision, this afternoon will see the arrival of the second piece of DLC for genre-leading shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2010 at 11:36AM in News
Treyarch: Pre-owned is a problem

Treyarch: Pre-owned is a problem

With multiplayer a key selling point for Black Ops, Treyarch community manager Josh Olin has told MCV that Activision and Treyarch would not be employing a similar system to that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 31st 2010 at 9:00AM in News
Now THQ takes to DLC codes

Now THQ takes to DLC codes

The floodgates have well and truly opened – THQ has become the latest publisher to offer free DLC as an incentive for buying its games brand new.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 20th 2010 at 11:02AM in News
MW2 Stimulus Pack breaks PSN records

MW2 Stimulus Pack breaks PSN records

The Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package DLC has set two new download records on PSN, developer Infinity Ward has revealed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 19th 2010 at 5:44PM in News

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Ubisoft to join pre-owned assault?

Ubisoft to join pre-owned assault?

Ubisoft is likely to be the next major publisher to deter consumers from buying pre-owned games with DLC incentives.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 19th 2010 at 12:27PM in News
Ubisoft reveals ACII Complete Edition

Ubisoft reveals ACII Complete Edition

Ubisoft will release a new retail version of Assassin’s Creed II in June.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 17th 2010 at 7:17PM in News
Mass Effect 2 Overlord DLC revealed

Mass Effect 2 Overlord DLC revealed

EA has revealed first details of its upcoming Overlord DLC pack for Mass Effect, which will be available to download in June.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 13th 2010 at 5:10PM in News
Pre-owned DLC penalty ‘entirely fair’

Pre-owned DLC penalty ‘entirely fair’

It seems as if every day a new publisher jumps aboard the in-box DLC code bandwagon, and industry analysts have given their full backing to the new payment model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 4:36PM in News

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EA talks DLC codes

EA talks DLC codes

Outspoken EA boss John Riccitiello has sought to defend the firm’s recent efforts to reward customers who buy new copies of its games by bundling one-off DLC codes in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 11:48AM in News
Digital price comparison site launches

Digital price comparison site launches

A new digital game downloads price comparison site fronted by an ex-director of Koch Media has gone live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2010 at 5:31PM in News
EA Sports reveals Online Pass

EA Sports reveals Online Pass

EA Sports boss Peter Moore has lifted the lid on what the company is calling the Online Pass – it’s own take on the DLC code system that rewards those ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2010 at 10:35AM in News
Gay Tony gets XBL discount

Gay Tony gets XBL discount

Microsoft has confirmed that the second expansion for Grand Theft Auto IV, called the Ballad of Gay Tony, is on sale for the next seven days on Xbox Live.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2010 at 6:33PM in News

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Win MW2 Stimulus for PS3

Win MW2 Stimulus for PS3

After what has felt like an eternity to many MCV readers judging by the comments on yesterday’s story, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Pack has finally arrived ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2010 at 6:19PM in News
Hickey: Infinity Ward ‘to close’

Hickey: Infinity Ward ‘to close’

The ongoing disturbance at Activision’s Modern Warfare studio has left the publisher with a plummeting workforce but a strong brand in Infinity Ward.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 4:23PM in News
Why Blu-ray and DLC don’t see eye to eye

Why Blu-ray and DLC don’t see eye to eye

Sony has told MCV that SCEE policy is the reason behind why many of the boxed expansion packs that get released on Xbox 360 and PC only get a PSN ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2010 at 9:00AM in News
First paid DLC for Bad Company 2

First paid DLC for Bad Company 2

The first paid-for DLC for EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been revealed – and it’s called the Kit Upgrade DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 1:29PM in News
WoW pet making $2.5m an hour

WoW pet making $2.5m an hour

The ‘Celestial Mount’ in-game item for Activision-Blizzard’s MMORPG-hit World of Warcraft caused such high demand on it’s first day of availability that the studio claim they had to scale down ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2010 at 1:46PM in News
Free Conviction DLC every week

Free Conviction DLC every week

Ubisoft has stated that recent release Splinter Cell: Conviction will receive new DLC on a weekly basis – and best of all, it’s going to be free.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2010 at 5:00PM in News
MW2 Stimulus was ‘too cheap’

MW2 Stimulus was ‘too cheap’

Activision’s decision to give its Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus DLC a premium price point of 1200 Microsoft Points (£10.20) was met with outcry by much of the game’s fanbase – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2010 at 11:52AM in News
Square Enix: DLC is ‘a must’

Square Enix: DLC is ‘a must’

Digital content is now “a massive part of” Square Enix Europe’s remit, says the group’s CEO Phil Rogers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2010 at 5:51PM in News
GAME adds DLC alert to pre-owned

GAME adds DLC alert to pre-owned

Leading UK video games retailer GAME has introduced warning stickers on pre-owned copies of games that do not include the DLC those who bought the new version would have found ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2010 at 2:45PM in News