Entries in 'premium' (55)

Elite: Dangerous Premium beta goes live today

Elite: Dangerous Premium beta goes live today

Those who have purchased to £100 Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta can get stuck in from today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2014 at 1:16PM in News
Titanfall Season Pass confirmed; 360 port 'lagging behind'

Titanfall Season Pass confirmed; 360 port 'lagging behind'

Upcoming Xbox and PC shooter Titanfall will employ the Season Pass DLC model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2014 at 10:33AM in News
Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Free games are not a threat to triple-A console releases.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 12:49PM in News
Xbox One owners receive Battlefield 4 Premium refunds

Xbox One owners receive Battlefield 4 Premium refunds

Some Xbox One owners have claimed they have been successfully refunded for their Battlefield 4 Premium membership.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 11th 2013 at 11:08AM in News

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Virgin Gaming launching subscription e-sports service

Virgin Gaming launching subscription e-sports service

A new subscription service has been unveiled by e-sports brand Virgin Gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 24th 2013 at 2:34PM in News
Iwata dismisses Wii U price concerns, says software is the issue

Iwata dismisses Wii U price concerns, says software is the issue

The Wii U’s full retail price of between £250 and £300 is not the reason for its market struggles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2013 at 12:54PM in News
Usain Bolt turns up as premium add-on in Temple Run 2

Usain Bolt turns up as premium add-on in Temple Run 2

The fastest man in the world is now available as a premium purchase in one of smartphone’s biggest games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 1st 2013 at 2:50PM in News
Zelnick encourages "open-minded" next-gen, says premium iOS pricing works

Zelnick encourages "open-minded" next-gen, says premium iOS pricing works

Platform holders should listen very carefully to consumers as they lay the foundations for their next-gen machines, the CEO of Take-Two has warned.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2013 at 11:16AM in News

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Killer Instinct's limited character roster suited to the modern gamer, MS says

Killer Instinct's limited character roster suited to the modern gamer, MS says

Free-to-play Xbox One fighter Killer Instinct won’t have an expansive character roster. And rightly so, argues Microsoft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2013 at 11:51AM in News
Nintendo reveals paid DLC for 3DS' Street Pass

Nintendo reveals paid DLC for 3DS' Street Pass

Paid DLC in a game integrated into Nintendo hardware? Wow, this really must be the future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2013 at 9:57AM in News
Bethesda's Hines makes the argument for day-one DLC

Bethesda's Hines makes the argument for day-one DLC

Day-one DLC is a vital component on a publisher’s balance sheet, but it’s also a practice regarded with wide-held disdain by many vocal consumers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2013 at 12:42PM in News
UPDATED: HMV slashes Wii U Premium to just £199.99

UPDATED: HMV slashes Wii U Premium to just £199.99

Nintendo's Wii U is currently on sale for an all-time low price on the UK High Street.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 22nd 2013 at 2:18PM in News

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Gears of War: Judgment goes big on IAP

Gears of War: Judgment goes big on IAP

Friday release Gears of War: Judgment will offer an array of XP-boosting in-app-payment options for gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2013 at 3:12PM in News
Report - Two PS4 SKUs planned; High end £340 model; US release in November; PSN to go premium

Report - Two PS4 SKUs planned; High end £340 model; US release in November; PSN to go premium

We’re just hours away from the big PS4 reveal now, but don’t expect the rumour mill to stop churning any time soon.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 20th 2013 at 8:54AM in News
Tank! Tank! Tank! goes free to play on Wii U

Tank! Tank! Tank! goes free to play on Wii U

Nintendo has made good on its promise to broaden its digital software offer by making Namco Bandai’s Tank! Tank! Tank! Free to play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 12th 2013 at 12:34PM in News
Amazon offers Nintendo Land download codes after "supplier error"

Amazon offers Nintendo Land download codes after "supplier error"

Retailer Amazon has apologised to customers who found that their copies of Nintendo land were missing from their Premium Wii U bundles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2012 at 1:04PM in News

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Iwata doesn't want to "cheat or deceive" players with "unwholesome" Animal Crossing 3DS premium DLC

Iwata doesn't want to "cheat or deceive" players with "unwholesome" Animal Crossing 3DS premium DLC

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said it would be “unwholesome” to charge an additional fee for Animal Crossing 3DS DLC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 29th 2012 at 11:12AM in News
How much is Wii U? Retail tells MCV £250 - £330

How much is Wii U? Retail tells MCV £250 - £330

Two high end UK retailers have told MCV the rough prices of Nintendo’s new Wii U.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 13th 2012 at 5:17PM in News
Square Enix's Final Fantasy Dimensions £19.99 iPhone challenge

Square Enix's Final Fantasy Dimensions £19.99 iPhone challenge

It has never been shy of charging top dollar for its iOS games, but Square Enix is to try and push the boat out further still.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2012 at 1:33PM in News
F2P expected to drive Japanese social games market up 30.7% in 2012

F2P expected to drive Japanese social games market up 30.7% in 2012

The Japanese market for social network games is expected to soar over the course of the current year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2012 at 1:51PM in News
Wii U could include online subscription options

Wii U could include online subscription options

Speaking to shareholders in Japan, Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has said that Wii U may offer some online services exclusively to those who pay a subscription or premium.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2012 at 10:40AM in News
Battlefield Premium sells 800k; EA wants model for other brands

Battlefield Premium sells 800k; EA wants model for other brands

EA has confirmed that its paid-for multiplayer Battlefield 3 expansion Battlefield Premium has sold 800,000 subscriptions in its first two weeks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2012 at 9:14AM in News
£35 Battlefield Premium service revealed

£35 Battlefield Premium service revealed

EA will at next week’s E3 reveal the Battlefield Premium service, according to a retail listing.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2012 at 10:07AM in News
Japan gets $1,290 Resident Evil 6 Premium Edition

Japan gets $1,290 Resident Evil 6 Premium Edition

Capcom is to give Japanese Resident Evil fans a chance to prove their dedication to the brand by forking out a colossal amount on a very special Premium Edition of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2012 at 8:38AM in News
1m gamers sign up for premium Call of Duty: Elite membership

1m gamers sign up for premium Call of Duty: Elite membership

Activision has announced that over 1m consumers paid up for the premium version of the Call of Duty: Elite service within its first six days of availability.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2011 at 1:47PM in News