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Riccitiello compares piracy to pre-owned

John Riccitiello has stated that the emerging force that is post-release downloadable content is the key tool in battling both the pre-owned market and piracy. The consumer seems to really like this idea that there is extra stuff,” Riccitiello told Nightly Business Report. The consumer wants more, and when you …

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MW2 DLC could make $140m

As well as rapidly easing past the half-billion dollar revenue milestone just days after its global release earlier this month, Broadpoint AmTech analyst Ben Schachter has predicted that Activision could generate as much as $140m in revenue from its upcoming Modern Warfare 2 digital content. Furthermore, Infinity Ward’s community man …

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Laras DLC coming next month

Britsoft publisher Eidos has dated its two Xbox 360 exclusive DLC packs for recent adventure outing Tomb Raider: Underworld. The first, Beneath the Ashes, will be released on Microsoft’s network on February 10th, whilst the second, Lara’s Shadow, will be released on March 10th. Beneath the Ashes sends our iconic …

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GTA IV: The Lost and the Damned priced

Rockstar has announced that the upcoming Xbox 360-exclusive downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto IV, named The Lost and the Damned, will cost 1600 Microsoft points when it’s released on February 17th, Eurogamer reports. That equates to around 13.50 in real money, though can work out cheaper depending on where …

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Criterion reverses free DLC decision

Leading developer Criterion has reversed its decision to offer the upcoming Big Surf Island DLC, which will introduce a whole new island to the game along with a range of new vehicles, for free. Speaking on Criterion’s website, the studio stated: We’d mentioned in a previous podcast that this would …

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Rockstar unsure if GTA IV DLC will arrive this year

Rockstar’s co-founder and creative VP Dan Houser has said that he’s unable to commit to a 2008 release date for the hotly anticipated exclusive Xbox 360 Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content. Speaking to Variety, Houser stated: It’s going well, but we don’t know a date. We hope to be …

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David Hasselhoff heading to PS3

This is probably the best thing MCV has ever reported – Knight Rider and Baywatch star, and all-round pop entertainment legend David Hasselhoff has been confirmed as a future downloadable character for PSN hit Pain. The Knight Foundation figurehead will be featured on the recently released Movie Studio level, and …

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Vader and Yoda cross platforms on SCIV

Developer Namco Bandai has confirmed that its two previously platform-exclusive Soul Calibur IV characters Darth Vader and Yoda will both be available to download on Xbox Live and PSN respectively this Thursday. Until now, Yoda was exclusive to the Xbox 360 version and Darth Vader to the PS3 version. However, …

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E3 08: Fallout 3 DLC gets 360 console exclusivity

Mirroring the deal Microsoft struck with Rockstar for Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content exclusivity, the firm has announced that DLC for the upcoming Fallout 3 will be exclusive to Xbox 360 and PC. Bethesda’s Todd Howard said of the move: "We love Xbox Live Marketplace. We’re happy to announce …

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GTAIV episodic content to be ongoing

In last night’s financial report , Rockstar owning Take Two stated that downloadable episodic content is an area that it intends to invest heavily in, with regular updates for its biggest titles already penned in for 2009. We also have significant visibility into fiscal 2009, which includes additional episodic content …

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