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Steam is getting a proper rival from Chinese giant Tencent

The biggest games company in the world is to take on digital PC games giant Steam. As spotted by PCGamesN, Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad has revealed that the Tencent Games Platform is being rebranded as WeGame. The service already has over 200m users alone in China, compared to Steam’s …

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Microsoft is trialling digital game refunds

Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers may soon get the option to refund digital purchases. The functionality was first spotted by Xbox One alpha testers and posted to Reddit. It looks like it could operate in much the same way as Steam, where gamers can get a no questions asked …

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Worldwide digital games revenues climb 4% in February

SuperData Research Worldwide Digital Games Revenue Report for February has shown a global year-on-year increase of four per cent for the sector. That represents total global digital game revenues of $7.83bn for the month. Mobile and console digital sales grew by nine and eight per cent respectively, offsetting declines in …

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DotEmu’s online store is closing

The once popular DRM-free PC games store DotEmu has announced plans to close later this year. DotEmu opened its store back in 2010, selling not just its own PC ports but also titles from partners such as Sega, Rebellion and Focus. The model was similar to that seen with GOG, …

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Twitch to start selling games, with streamers getting 5% cut of sales

Twitch has announced it will start selling games and in-game content directly through its streaming platform starting this spring. Both developers and Partnered Twitch streamers will be able to get a cut of the money made from game sales, with developers earning 70 per cent of the revenue and streamers …

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Nintendo digital purchases still face key restriction

Platform holder Nintendo may have improved upon certain aspects of its online infrastructure for Switch, but one crucial limitation will remain in place. It was revealed recently that with Switch Nintendo will for the first time link digital purchases to a user’s account and not the specific hardware on which …

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Dragon Quest Heroes download is too large for Switch’s internal storage

Nintendo Switch owners who intend to buy their games digitally will most definitely want to invest in some additional storage. IGN spotted a list of download sizes for some of the Switch’s digital launch titles, and one in particular stands out – Dragon Quest Heroes I & II, which has …

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Potential Final Fantasy 15 PC release could feature exclusive mods and user-generated quests, says Tabata

Hajime Tabata has once again expressed great interest in potentially bringing Final Fantasy XV to PC. Speaking to Famitsu (as translated by Gematsu), Tabata said he was keen to bring the game to PC so he could introduce PC-exclusive content such as mods and user-generated quests. I’d like to release …

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Microsoft’s hardware revenue falls 22%, but software sales and services are on the up

The ever-decreasing cost of Xbox One consoles has caused Microsoft’s gaming revenue to fall by 3 per cent year-on-year, the company revealed in its Fiscal Q2 2017 report. Xbox revenue reached $3.595bn in Microsoft’s fiscal Q2 2017 report, with the company stating that lower Xbox console pricing was the main …

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Watch Dogs 2 gets three-hour free trial on PS4, with Xbox One to follow

Ubisoft has announced that a free trial for Watch Dogs 2 is now available to download for PS4 owners, with an Xbox One version coming on January 24th. During the free trial, players will have three hours to explore the world of San Francisco and its Dedsec hackers, and they’ll …

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