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Armed SWAT team raids US home after Call of Duty hoax

A Call of Duty player has had his house raided by a US SWAT team after a prank call from a defeated opponent. New York Post reports that over 60 armed officers and a helicopter were called to a Long Beach home after a telephone tip-off claiming that hoax victim, …

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Microsoft cuts Xbox One price in US – official price cut incoming?

$50 has been cut off the price of the Xbox One Titanfall bundle in the US on the Microsoft store. The console can currently be had for $449.99 directly from the platform holder. It also follows similar discounts from a handful of the nation’s biggest retailers. Don’t forget that Microsoft …

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Codemasters and Namco Bandai extend distribution deal

Namco Bandai will continue distributing Codemasters games throughout 2014. The deal, which is an extension of the existing agreement, covers only Codemasters titles for 2014 released both physically and digitally in Europe, North America and South America. The sale of titles on Steam and certain other digital retailers is not …

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Walmart introducing video game trade-ins in US

3,100 Walmart stores will from next week begin offering customers the chance to trade-in their games. Customers will only be eligible to receive store credit, not cash, and hardware trade-ins are not part of the program. It will be operated by CExchange, which also handles trade-ins at troubled retailer Radio …

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PS4 outsold Xbox One in US in February as Wii U hardware sales climb

Sony continues to dominate the next-gen hardware market in America, NPD numbers show. PS4 shifted 284,000 units in February – ten per cent ahead of Xbox One’s 258,000 unit sales. Xbox One is tracking 61 per cent ahead of Xbox 360 in comparable launch terms. Speaking of Xbox 360, that …

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Microsoft giving away Forza 5 for free with Xbox One in US

US gamers are being offered a freebie when they buy an Xbox One console. Major Nelson has confirmed that a digital copy of Forza 5 will be offered free with every $499.99 console purchased for a limited time”. It hasn’t been confirmed if the deal will also apply to those …

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RadioShack closing up to 1,100 stores in US

Electronics and games retailer RadioShack has announced significant US store closures. The news follows a 20 per cent sales decline in the last quarter and the company’s eighth straight quarterly loss. Net losses tripled in the period to $191.4m. The closures equate to around 1,100 stores (20 per cent of …

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Xbox One outsold PS4 in the US in December

Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One outsold the PS4 in the US in December. It’s the first sign that its next-gen machine could yet recover its market-leading position in the US market and offer a serious challenge to PS4, which has outpaced Microsoft’s console in all other key territories since …

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PS4 has "slight momentum edge" over Xbox One in the US, analyst claims

Sony appears to have emerged as the narrow front-runner in the early days of the next-gen console war in the US. Sony’s PS4 clearly bounced back from our mixed early-2013 supply chain checks, and appears to have a slight momentum edge among core gamers, as demonstrated by premium prices on …

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US PS4 November sales estimated at 1.25m units, 66% ahead of Xbox One

It has been estimated that PS4 sold 66 per cent more units than Xbox One in the US in November. Michael Pachter has said in his most recent investor note that he believes PS4 sold 1.25m consoles in the region throughout the month and that Xbox One sold 750k. Note …

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