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The Konami Code gets political

Franois Bayrou is a man, a politician. And clearly one who recognises the power of the Gaming Vote. As spotted by The Telegraph, there’s a hidden treat to be found on his website as he builds toward his French presidential campaign. Want to take a look? OK, head over to …

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Retail: Stop online codes and we will share pre-owned revenue

Publishers can get a bigger slice of pre-owned game sales at retail – if they’re willing to reach a compromise with stores. Several games retailers have told MCV they’d be happy to share revenues from used game sales if publishers scrapped Online Pass codes or gave them a better deal …

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Uplay Passport gaffe in North America

A printing error” has lead to some copies of Driver: San Francisco in North America being sold to customers without a Uplay Passport code. Driver is the first game to ship with the code. It is required for users to access the title’s online features. As a response, Ubisoft has …

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Child of Eden offered as digital Kinect extra

With Christmas rapidly approaching, Microsoft has decided to spruce up its Kinect hardware offer. The platform holder is to shortly begin including a code that entitles buyers to download Ubisoft’s Child of Eden with every Kinect and Kinect Adventures bundle sold at retail. The new SKU will retail for the …

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Square ‘respects’ GameStop’s OnLive voucher removal

Far from angering the publisher, GameStop’s decision to remove OnLive vouchers from the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been met with understanding from the game’s publisher Square Enix. The retailer last night admitted that it ordered staff to open every unit of the PC SKU and remove …

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Deus Ex on PC includes free OnLive code

It has emerged that all copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for PC in the US include a free code to access the game on OnLive. Effectively this means that as well as playing it on PC, gamers will also be able to play the game on an array of …

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HMV handing out One Direction Miis

Retailer HMV has joined forces with X-Factor band One Direction for an iexclusive in-store give-away. As of Monday August 22nd the first band member to be transformed into a Nintendo Mii – Liam – will be distributed as a QR code on the One Direction Facebook and Twitter streams. Then …

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Ubisofts Online Pass named, priced

Starting with the release of Driver: San Francisco on September 2nd, Ubisoft is to introduce its own version of EA’s Online Pass. Called the Uplay Passport, it will come in the form of a one-time use code in the box. This can then be redeemed online to unlock multiplayer online …

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Weight added to PS Vita claims

It’s looking increasingly likely that PlayStation Vita is to be the official name of Sony’s PlayStation Portable successor. As reported by Eurogamer, a brief look at the net code behind Sony’s E3 website includes several references to the Vita brand as well as directories named ‘games’, ‘media’ and ‘features’. The …

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Resident Evil remakes are digital only

As was rumoured yesterday, Capcom has confirmed that it will re-release both Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: Code Veronica in HD. Interestingly, both will be available only as digital downloads via Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network and will not be boxed releases at retail. Both will be release …

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