Tag Archives: digital games

Ubisoft makes digital distribution debut with Uplay PC

Ubisoft has announced the launch of Uplay PC, a digital distribution branch of the company’s already established network. Uplay was established back in 2009, with its launch coinciding with the release of Assassin’s Creed 2. The network allows gamers to log-in with an account to unlock in-game extras from various …

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Double Fine aiming to ditch work-for-hire projects, stay independent

Double Fine is looking to prove their crowdfunding success on Kickstarter was more than a flash in the pan for the studio. In an interview with VentureBeat, the developer describes its hope to maintain independence by continuing to look to crowdfunding and private investing as consistent methods for funding future …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: August 5-11

Valve has announced Steam’s top selling titles for the past week, revealing a new contender with an old face has entered the charts in a big way. Skyrim, ArmA II/DayZ, and Borderlands 2 all make their marks, but ultimately Counter Strike: Global Offensive has emerged the winner. Fueled by pre-orders …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: July 28 – August 4

Valve has revealed Steam’s top selling titles for the past week, with ArmA II and its DayZ mod at last relenting in the face of two notable franchises. Bohemia’s 2009 title took a backseat to both pre-orders for Borderlands 2 in the runner-up spot, and Skyrim’s Dawnguard add-on. The DLC …

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GameStop considering secondhand digital sales

Retail giant Gamestop is taking a good, long look into reselling digital content, according to CEO Paul Raines. Speaking in Grapevine, Texas this week, Raines shared his thoughts on his company exploring their options with secondhand digital game sales as the industry continues to trend away from boxed retail. It’s …

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Skullgirls XBLA release date confirmed

An XBLA release date and pricing details for Konami’s upcoming fighting game Skullgirls has been revealed. A post from developer Revenge Labs community manager Peter Bartholow confirms on the Neogaf forums (via Shoryuken) that the title will be available for download on the Xbox 360 marketplace April 11th. The game …

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NPD: $1.29bn for Q4 used, digital and social games in Europe

Consumers across UK, Germany and France spent over a billion dollars on non-new physical games in the last three months of 2011. According to new data from NPD looking at ‘all monetization methods outside of new physical retail sales’, used games, game rentals, subscriptions, digital full-game downloads, social network games, …

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Sumioni: Demon Arts flows to Vita this month

XSEED has announced that its ink wash painting meets action platformer title Sumioni: Demon Arts will be available in North America on March 20th. Set in ancient Japan and presented in a ‘sumi-e’ art style, Sumioni puts players in control of an ‘ink demon’ who has been summoned from a …

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EA clarifies Origin’s auto-add feature

EA has responded to reports that its digital distribution service Origin has been auto-adding games purchased from competitors such as Steam. A few of you noticed some of your older EA games showing up in your Origin My Games library over the past few weeks and I wanted to clear …

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Elite UK journos form UK digital games site

Four popular UK’s games journalists have co-founded a new website dedicated to digital games: Hookshot Inc. Christian Donlan, Simon Parkin, Will Porter and Keith Stuart have decades of experience between them, with work published in Edge, Eurogamer, Gamasutra, The Guardian, Official PlayStation Magazine, PC Zone, PC Gamer, Rock Paper Shotgun …

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