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Peter Mandelson arrives in Second Life

The UK Labour party has become the latest governmental institution to turn to online social world Second Life in effort to spread its word to a brand new audience – and a 3D representation of Business Secretary Peter Mandelson has been chosen to front the venture. For the complete story, …

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Street Fighter II HD breaks records

Japanese developer and publisher Capcom is claiming that its recently released Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network title Street Fighter II HD has shattered both day one and week one sales records for a digital console title. To date the game has sold 250,000 copies. The firm also expects the …

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The Dark Knight hits US PSN

SCE America has boosted its Christmas line-up of high-def, downloadable films, with a slew of major blockbusters – headlined by huge summer blockbuster The Dark Knight. Another high profile movie joining the Cape Crusader is Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skill, which will join 1,000 movies and 2,500 TV …

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EA’s DRM battle heads to court

Electronic Arts is to face legal action over its controversial use of SecuROM digital rights management software in many of its recent PC titles. SecuROM became a heated talking point following its use on EA’s recent PC hit Spore, mostly owing to the fact that it limited users to installing …

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Burnout heads to PSN this Thursday

An important step toward what most consider to be the inevitable digital delivery future arrives this week when EA’s Burnout Paradise becomes available to download for PS3 users via Sony’s PlayStation Network Store. The move was first confirmed last month. The European price has not yet been confirmed, though US …

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EA to address Spore DRM concerns

Spore publisher EA has responded to a number of the complaints being levelled at the publisher regarding its seemingly strict DRM measures included in Will Wright’s latest PC outing – and it has stated that it intends to make changes to its current three install limit on the game. Speaking …

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Spore faces piracy backlash

A report showing that EA’s PC hit Spore is suffering from unusually high numbers of illegal downloads has been blamed on the fact that EA has implemented stern digital rights management restrictions on its game. Spore’s DRM prevents the game being installed more than three times – a problem for …

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Sony: Web sales will rule by 2018

Sony Computer Entertainment UK MD Ray Maguire has predicted that 90 per cent of games sales will be taking place online in ten years’ time. Speaking at an ELSPA press conference with Dr Tanya Byron last week, Maguire read out his concerns with recommendations in the Byron Review – focusing …

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Capcom to Plunder digital downloads

Publisher Capcom plans to increase its focus on the digital download market with the launch of new IP Plunder. The firm’s digital output began in 2006 with the release of Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, and it released Rocketman: Axis of Evil only last week. However Capcom’s senior European marketing …

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