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Xbox SmartGlass racks up over 17m downloads

Microsoft’s touch screen entertainment app, Xbox SmartGlass, has now been downloaded over 17 million times since its launch in October 2012. Microsoft principal program manager Rosa Thomas shared the news about the companion app during the presentation at the tech giant’sBuild 2013 conferencein San Francisco. Those downloads occurred across Windows …

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Killer Instinct’s limited character roster suited to the modern gamer, MS says

Free-to-play Xbox One fighter Killer Instinct won’t have an expansive character roster. And rightly so, argues Microsoft. "Most fighting games that come out are disc based games where you get a huge cast of awesome characters, but it is a massive cast," Microsoft producer Torin Rettig told Polygon. "Some games …

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GAME beats Steam in MCV’s digital store survey

Think Steam is the be all and end all of download games? Think again. In a new study by MCV, UK High Street chain GAME outperformed Valve’s market leading store, commended for its convenience, ease of use and customer service. We conducted a special digital edition of our Mystery Shopper …

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Decline in boxed software sales is hitting Japanese market hardest

A failure to keep pace with changes to the international games market has hit the Japanese games industry hardest. That’s according to a new report on the Japanese industry in weekly trade magazine Famitsu, as translated by Polygon. "This quarter featured tough earnings reports for companies overall," SMBC Nikko Securities …

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Apple App Store serves up its 50 billionth download

The 50 billionth app has been downloaded from the Apple App Store. The lucky punter who initiated the magic download – Ohio’s Brandon Ashmore – has been handed a $10,000 App Store gift voucher. He downloaded word game Say The Same Thing. It took just under five years for Apple …

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Download firms wary of UK digital consumer rights bill

Download retailers have their doubts over a UK bill that will allow consumers to return ‘faulty’ digital content. The bill – revealed in the Queen’s speech opening Parliament last week – says that any product a reasonable person would judge to be faulty must qualify for a refund. This could …

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Amazon UK download plans ‘a mystery’

Publishers are in the dark over Amazon’s UK?PC download store. UK?PC firms have already signed a contract with the retail giant to get their games on the store, which was expected early in 2012. But the store was delayed, with no new launch date set. Amazon’s head of games Graham …

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