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Rogue Islands dated for September, with Keystone Games handling digital and boxed release

Newly formed publisher Keystone Games has announced it’s bringing Big Fat Alien and Blue Sock Studio’s fantasy FPS title Rogue Islands out of Early Access into a full worldwide release this September. Keystone Games, which is currently headed up by industry veteran Jane Rachel Whittaker, will also be supporting the …

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Take-Two: ‘GTA Online success won’t change our strategy’

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the publisher will continue to launch multiple triple-A boxed games a year, despite the rapid growth of its digital business. For its second financial quarter, Take-Two revealed that 39 per cent of its revenue comes from digital content – primarily driven by Grand Theft Auto …

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PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases. PS4 and Xbox One comprised two thirds of the mint boxed games market for the 12 weeks ending September 27th, according to retail tracker Kantar …

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GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It’s been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer’s acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space. MCV asksCEO Martyn Gibbs (pictured, left) and CFO Mark Gifford (pictured, right) about the firm’s GAME plan for the next 12 …

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Batman Arkham Knight helps PS4 defeat Xbox One in June US charts

Batman isn’t just the world’s greatest detective and an all-around crime-fighting hero – he’s also a savvy marketing tool. The Dark Knight’s latest outing, Batman Arkham Knight, helped propel the US games market in June. Warner Bros’ title topped the software rankings for the month, according to market tracker The …

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Two thirds of console games are digital-only

A new report has seemingly confirmed a long-running assumption of the industry – boxed games are on the way out. The latest GamePulse report from research outlet EEDAR estimates that the number of physical titles released for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo’s machines has more than halved over the last six …

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Retail release confirmed for Killer Instinct on Xbox One

Xbox One fighting outing Killer Instinct is making the switch from digital to retail. The game was a launch title for Microsoft’s machine but has until now only been available digitally. However, a boxed release in the US is confirmed along with a discount $19.99 price and September 23rd release …

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inFamous: First Light DLC coming to boxed retail

The first standalone DLC for inFamous: Second Son will be released as a boxed product as well as a download, Sony has confirmed. PlayStation Europe tweeted that inFamous: First Light will be available on disc in UK stores from September 10th. The date means that the expansion’s physical edition will …

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Physical release planned for NES Remix on Wii U

Nintendo is granting its previously digital-only NES Remix titles a boxed physical release. NES Remix and NES Remix 2 are to be spliced together into a single retail SKU for Wii U, having previously been only available on the eShop in the West. The two games have previously been bundled …

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Vita title Freedom Wars will get boxed release after fan pressure

Freedom Wars had been scheduled for a digital-only release on Vita in Europe, but Sony has changed its mind. You’ve let us know here on PlayStation Blog, on forums and on social media that you really wanted to see a full title card release for the game,” Sony social man …

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