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End of boxed Command & Conquer games

Iconic PC franchise could abandon boxed releases to focus on free-to-play. Discussing this year’s entry in the Command & Conquer series, Developer Victory Games stated it would favour the free-to-play business model over boxed releases for the franchise moving forward. "I think maybe the days of a boxed Command & …

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Lords of Football gets digital update ahead of boxed release

Soccer life simulator Lords of Football will come to retail, says the game’s developer Geniaware. The firm launched the game as a digital download back in April, and has already started releasing DLC to improve quality. The simulator – which has been described as a cross between The Sims and …

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Minecraft to be sold on boxed shiny polycarbonate discs

Or DVDs, as they are otherwise known. Microsoft has announced that Minecraft will for the first time be made available in physical form thanks to a boxed release on Xbox 360. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will also ship with a free 48-hour Xbox Live Gold subscription allowing buyers to get …

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Retail to make a killing with The Walking Dead

The High Street will find new life in the undead next month as The Walking Dead arrives on shelves. The award-winning title was originally released last year as episodic downloads by Telltale Games, with 8.5m episodes purchased by the end of 2012. Retail will be able to cash in on …

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Are publishers shunning boxed product?

Free-to-play and downloads are the fastest-growing business models of the past five years, but how many video games publishers actually rely on them rather than more traditional methods of releasing games? In January and February 2013, industry networking and events firm Game Connection led a publishers’ survey targeting key business …

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Majority of publishers shunning boxed product

Six out of ten publishers have admitted that they either rarely release or never release their games in boxed physical form. The exception, of course, is console and PC releases where the majority of publishers either release game physically or via a ‘Buy&Download’ model. That’s just one of many findings …

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US video games market slips 9% in 2012

The total value of the US video games market declined nine per cent in 2012. NPD estimates that the overall the sector was worth $14.8bn, down from $16.34bn in 2011. The number includes sales of physical and digital games (the latter presumably with a bit of guesswork) as well as …

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Jurgen Post: Digital comes first for new Sega

2013 will be the first full year for the new Sega: a big publisher that focuses on digital first, complemented by select boxed brands. MCV asks European COO Jurgen Post how these plans will come to fruition this year.. The restructure Sega announced last year showed a focus on digital …

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Nintendo reveals Wii U H1 2013 release schedule

Just 13 games boxed Wii U games are currently scheduled for release in the first half of 2013. The highlights begin with tomorrow’s release of Ninja Gaiden 3 although owners will have to wait until the spring to get their hands on the next high-profile first party release, Pikmin 3. …

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