GameStop wary of Natal/Move shortages

US retail giant GameStop has left out Project Natal and PlayStation Move from its full-year projections. The announcement was made during the firm’s earnings call last night. COO Paul Raines stated that, although the company is excited by both products, it has not factored in the accessories because of uncertainty …

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Let us sell your DLC, pleads GameStop

Having claimed that the increasing focus on DLC won’t deter gamers from buying pre-owned, GameStop has gone on to state that publishers could radically enhance the value of their digital offerings if they bring bricks and mortar retail into the loop. The key point for you to understand about the …

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RETAIL BIZ: Just Cause 2

Click here to access the RETAIL BIZ Preview section, where you’ll find the definitive guide to the most hotly anticipated titles heading to retail. This week, we take a look at Square Enix’s Just Cause 2, the open-world action game that lets players parachute, grapple, base-jump, drive, shoot and explode …

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GameStop: DLC won’t deter used sales

Recent actions from EA, Sony and Codemasters to deter pre-owned sales will not work, says GameStop. All three publishers are offering free DLC to those that buy their titles brand new. Games involved in the scheme includes Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age, Race Driver GRID: Reloaded and SOCOM. If a …

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Value of public betas questioned

The development sector’s growing reliance on public betas has made a significant – and often troublesome – impact on the development process, according to a panel of industry experts. Publishers are more commonly offering the public a chance to play early builds of titles such as Halo 3 and LittleBigPlanet, …

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Liberty City Episodes delayed

The release of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City on PS3 and PC has been delayed by two weeks from March 30th to April 16th. Rockstar said on its blog that a last minute change was made by Sony to edit in-game content, including the Liberty City radio station, …

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