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Games publishing 2017: Steam’s ‘benevolent monopoly’ and the discoverability ‘bun fight’

In Part Three of our publishing roundtable, we discuss the rise of digital. With digital becoming more important to publishers’ balance sheets, we ask publishers about competition in the marketplace and whether any improvements have been made to discoverability. In case you missed it, in Part One of our publishing roundtable, we …

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Game4u extends digital service to Singapore, Malaysia

Games retailer Game4u has expanded the operations of its digital distribution service – downloads4u – to Singapore and Malaysia. Through the service, Game4u will make its digital catalogue of over 700 PC and Mac games available to the two South-East Asian markets. PC gaming is popular in South-East Asia and …

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INTERVIEW: Marcin Iwinski, co-founder, CD Projekt

Marcin Iwinski’s love for games and his passion for the work his company does are infectious. Having started out as a publisher and distributor in Poland, CD Projekt announced itself on the world stage with The Witcher series of role-playing games, and then with its ever-popular, DRM-free digital distribution service, …

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GOG debuts refund guarantee for faulty digital titles

Digital PC games distributor GOG has announced a 30-day refund program that offers customers a money-back guarantee if the product purchased fails to run properly. Specifically, the DRM-free games seller will fully refund the amount on any product within 30 days of purchase that carries "technical problems or game-breaking bugs …

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With Microsoft Points gone, digital purchases cheaper on Xbox Live than PSN

Microsoft recently abandoned its universal Microsoft Points system for Xbox Live in favour of local currencies. The result, at least for Indian Xbox Live users, is cheaper games. We compared prices for several games across Xbox Live’s Games on Demand service and the PlayStation Store and, to our surprise, most …

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Is there room for regional pricing in the digital future?

Steam’s annual summer sale is underway. It’s an event celebrated by PC gamers the world over, but Indians don’t quite get the full magnitude of what these sales represent. After all, why would Sleeping Dogs dropping down to $7 (Rs 540) for a day during the sale be of much …

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Game4u adds Rockstar, 2K games to downloads4u

Game4u has further expanded its digital offerings by adding games from Take-Two Interactive to its downloads4u service. Included as a result of the new tie-up are games such as L.A. Noire as well as the Grand Theft Auto, Bioshock, Borderlands, Max Payne, NBA 2K and XCOM series. 2K and Rockstar …

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EA: We want to reestablish Origin as a service for gamers

EA vice president Andrew Wilson wants to make it clear to gamers that the company’s digital distribution service Origin is for them, not EA. Speaking to Games Industry, Wilson spoke on the growing pains the service has gone through. "Over the years … there’ve been some permutations of that vision …

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Ubisoft’s Uplay to offer EA, Warner games

Ubisoft’s digital distribution platform Uplay will soon expand to offer games from third-party publishers, the company has announced. "We have about 15 partners with about 25 to 30 titles that will be available at launch," Ubisoft’s Uplay director Stephanie Perotti told GamesIndustry. Aside from EA and Warner Bros, Uplay will …

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FAQ: Game4u’s digital games service downloads4u

Specialist games retailer Game4u recently launched its digital game distribution service – downloads4u. Since this service is the first of its kind in India and not many Indian gamers may have purchased games digitally before, we caught up with Zarik Nabi, business head of publishing and digital services at Milestone …

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