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Bad VR is VR’s biggest threat, Oculus owner argues

"I think really bad VR is the only thing that can kill off VR." So says Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey, who toldEngadget: "That’s why we’ve been so careful to say that ‘these are dev kits, do not buy, do not buy!People don’t have experience with this technology. When it …

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Pre-owned is not necessarily the evil force some believe, Sony admits

Sony has admitted that there is a strong argument for claiming that pre-owned games do not detract from the health of games development. I’ve seen data that the vast majority of used sales go immediately into additional purchases, that they are not somehow being extracted from the overall game economy,” …

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OPINION: GameStop – goodie or baddie?

I have a right hand and a left hand. For the purposes of this article, my right hand shall be called mAStaK1lla. He represents the gamer and the consumer in me. I like great deals on new titles and am delighted when games turn up early. For the sake of …

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EA takes March crown monthly charts in full

The value of the UK games software market fell in March by seven per cent year-on-year. But it was still a great month of major releases, while EA and Square Enix both saw big gains. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was the runaway success story of the month with most copies …

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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. Each class in the multiplayer game will receive new uniforms, camouflaged weapons, two multiplayer awards and one Achievement. They can be bought individually for 160 Microsoft Points or as …

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EA and Battlefield dominate March

The value of the UK games software market fell in March by seven per cent year-on-year, according to ELSPA/GfK Chart-Track. The monthly charts show that EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was the biggest selling title of the month, followed by Final Fantasy XIII and Ubisoft’s evergreen hit Just Dance. These …

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Battlefield potential Modern Warfare killer

It’s still riding high in the upper echelons of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40, and now one analyst has predicted that EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company franchise could do the unspeakable and topple Modern Warfare from atop of the FPS kingdom. Speaking of EA’s growing solidarity, Janco Partners …

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DICE: We wont charge for maps

The studio behind the successful Battlefield franchise has said that it never wants to charge gamers for post-release map DLC. We don’t ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together,” DICE’s …

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Bad Company 2 sells 2.3m

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has already sold 2.3m units having been on the market for just two weeks. EA also claims that the game has become the best-selling March release on record in both North America and Europe. The game shot straight to the top of the ELSPA GfK ChartTrack …

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Multiplayer key to BFBC2s long tail

Post-release digital support titles is very much the trend nowadays and is proving a popular means of monetising new games, but EA sees its ongoing support for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 as serving another purpose – toppling Modern Warfare 2. The game is such a quality package with a best-in-class …

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