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GameStop says NX will use physical media

Leading US retailer GameStop has seemingly put to bed rumours that Nintendo’s NX may ditch physical media. "It will have physical media, we will play a role in it, our pre-owned business will also play a role. So we’re excited about that," CEO Paul Raines told investors, as reported by …

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More rumours hint at no optical drive for Nintendo NX

Fresh evidence has cropped up suggesting that the Nintendo NX won’t use optical discs and will instead utilise 3DS-style game cards. Nintendo Life reports that 3DS card manufacturer Macronix has predicted a big revenue rise later in its financial year, tying in with NX’s March 2017 launch window. The company …

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Game downloads added to ONS inflation index

The revenue generated by game downloads has officially become one of the measures by which the Office of National Statistics measures UK inflation. The ONS has a ‘shopping basket’ of goods that it tracks, with price changes used to gauge how inflation is shifting in the UK. City AM reports …

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Nintendo patent suggests no optical disc drive and controller screen for NX

A patent application filed by Nintendo in February could point to some of the fundamental design decisions that will shape the NX. Key amongst them is that the new device, spotted by Neogaf, does not include an optical disc drive. What is mentioned is a card slot, so we could …

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Digital games are more environmentally damaging than physical games

Downloading games actually has a larger environmental impact than buying them physically, a new report has claimed. A study called The Carbon Footprint of Games Distribution in the Journal of Industrial Ecology says that more energy is used in the playing of games than the production or distribution of them. …

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Sky will post you a DVD copy of digital film purchases

We’re accustomed to free digital copies coming bundled with DVDs and Blu-ray, but now Sky is to approach things from the other direction. TechRadar reports that the TV network will in the coming weeks begin offering customers who buy a digital film for their Sky box a physical copy of …

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Origin ditches physical PC game sales; Will affect just 1% of users

EA is to stop selling physical PC games through Origin. Yes, EA sold physical PC games through Origin. The new policy comes into effect this Friday (April 4th). In a statement confirming the news, it said that just one per cent of its customer based buys physical versions of its …

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Physical share of movie and TV market tumbles in US

Only 64 per cent of the movie and TV market in the US last year was spent on physical DVDs and Blu-rays. That’s down from the 96 per cent share physical formats claimed in 2004, IHS Technology reports. While spending on movies and TV shows in the home entertainment market …

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Microsoft admits that disc-less Xbox One was seriously considered

A disc-less Xbox One was at one stage very much a possibility. That’s the admission from Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer, who told OXM that a real discussion” took place regarding whether the company could get away” with a purely digital-only machine. The decision to stick with discs was made …

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Battlefield 4 needs a 14.4GB install for ‘best experience’ on Xbox 360

Xbox 360 owners wanting to get the best possible experience from Battlefield 4 are going to need plenty of spare hard drive space. EA has revealed that the game will kick off with a mandatory 2GB install, regardless of whether the multiplayer or single player disc is inserted. As well …

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