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Subscription based $99 Xbox 360 is real, on sale now

US gamers have become the first to be offered a cut-price console on the condition that they sign up for a two-year contract. And it’s a model that an increasing number of industry members believe will become the dominant delivery method for the next generation of consoles. Microsoft has gone …

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Midnight Purple 3DS confirmed

A new colour version of the 3DS has been confirmed for the US market. The Midnight Purple SKU, as leaked by a US retailer yesterday, has now been officially confirmed. It will retail for $169.99 – like existing 3DS models – and will launch in the US on May 20th. …

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The Consumerist readers vote EA "worst company in America"

The arms trade? Oil companies polluting the planet? Bankers bringing us to our knees? Companies that sell those absurd magnetic health bracelets? No, these are not the real corporate wrongdoers. It’s been an award winning start to 2012 for EA, and now the super publisher can add another accolade to …

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Warner signs Codies distribution deal in US

Warner Brothers International Entertainment has signed a deal for the distribution, sales, and marketing of the complete 2012 Codemasters lineup in North and South America. Codemasters’ distribution has previously been handled by THQ, which has hit trouble of late, closing several studios and laying off hundreds of employees. AsGamasutrapoints out …

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Lollipop Chainsaw dated worldwide

Crazy Warner Bros action romp Lollipop Chainsaw will be released in the UK on June 15th, it has been confirmed. It will launch in North America on June 12th and in Japan on June 14th. Lollipop Chainsaw is the latest title from cult Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture, whose previous credits …

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MCVuk.com hires US writer

Los Angeles based journalist Erik Johnson has been hired as MCVuk.com’s new North American correspondent. The appointment allows MCV to offer coverage around the clock and will appeal to MCV’s strong and growing US and Canadian readership. Johnson is a graduate and up and coming young writer whose work has …

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Digital Vita games also cheaper in the US

US retail has, as expected, confirmed that buying a game digitally for the PlayStation Vita will be cheaper than buying a physical version of the same title. This price disparity is already established in Japan and will, in all likelihood, also be the case when the handheld arrives in the …

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Wii was best selling European home console in December

Think the Wii is dead in the market? Think again. Data from Nintendo’s latest investor presentation reveals that Nintendo’s innovative home machine was the best selling hardware in Europe in December 2011. It wasn’t able to replicate the huge lead it enjoyed over rivals PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, …

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Rising Star Games cracks America

British publisher Rising Star Games has opened an office in the US. Rising Star Games Inc is based in California and will release its first title – shooter Akai Katana – on Xbox 360 in Q2 2012. The firm has also opened Rising Star Games Digital, which will handle downloadable …

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