Tag Archives: digital

Counter Strike, Total War and Ark: Survival Evolved win big in Steam Summer Sale

Valve’s own Counter Strike: Global Offensive was the most purchased game during Steam’s recent PC Summer Sale. The game was purchased 899,405 times throughout the week, according to Steam Spy, pushing its total Steam sales up to over 14m units. Despite the 50 per cent discount applied to the game …

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Nintendo exec wants fans to ‘take more risks on the eShop’

The senior manager of marketing in Nintendo of America’s licensing department has urged the company’s fans to be a bit more adventurous with the digital content they buy. "It seems like a lot of the Nintendo fans and consumers they gravitate towards nostalgia, they gravitate towards platformer and puzzle action …

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Nintendo offering indie game discounts and demos during E3 week

Nintendo is embracing independent developers for this year’s E3. The platform holder has announced a new week-long promotion surrounding indie titles on the Wii U. Entitled ‘Nindies@Home’, the programme will offer players the chance to try nine selected indie games from the Nintendo eShop for free during E3 week, ending …

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Two thirds of console games are digital-only

A new report has seemingly confirmed a long-running assumption of the industry – boxed games are on the way out. The latest GamePulse report from research outlet EEDAR estimates that the number of physical titles released for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo’s machines has more than halved over the last six …

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Developers hit by Steam refund spike

Steam’s new refund policy is hitting some developers hard. Destructoid reports that Ball King and Bike Baron creator Qwiboo has struggled with its latest release, Beyond Gravity. Of the 18 copies sold in the last three days, 13 have been refunded – that’s 72 per cent. Prior to the policy …

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Yu-Gi-Oh to make its next-gen debut this summer

Konami has announced a new entry in the Yu-Gi-Oh series that is heading to PS4 and Xbox One. Yu-Gi-Oh Legacy of the Duelist will be a digital release on PSN and Xbox Live. Konami says that the game offers fans a nostalgic journey to the memorable world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! …

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Apple takes editorial control of the App Store

Some of the automated algorithms that have until recently been used to populate the Apple App Store have been replaced with a curated system. TechCrunch reports that Apple has removed a number of lists from its US store front including ‘New’, ‘What’s Hot’ and ‘All iPhone (Free & Paid)’ – …

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Take-Two joins call for more digital data

The CEO of Take-Two says the lack of digital data in the games market is misleading. Speaking in an exclusive interview with MCV, Strauss Zelnick said that a lot of the stories around the games sector are negative because the true value of the industry is not known. His comments …

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Watch Dogs success and digital boom see Ubisoft financials fly in 2014

The strength of Ubisoft’s core brands and the growth of its digital offerings have seen the publisher outperform its financial targets for the last year. According to the firm’s full report for the full 2014-2015 financial year, software sales generated €1.46 billion in FY2014-2015, up by 45 per cent compared …

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D3Publisher of America rebrands as D3 Go!

Bandai Namco owned D3 Publisher has announced that its subsidiary D3Publisher of America is rebranding and shifting focus to digital and mobile. The Marvel Puzzle Quest and Adventure Time Card Wars publisher will from this point be known as D3 Go! As many of our long-term fans and followers may …

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