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Microsoft drops subscription $99 Xbox 360 offer

US customers are no longer able to purchase an Xbox 360 for $99 as part of an Xbox Live subscription offer. Wall Street Journal reports that the deal, which was introduced in May 2012 and emulated the pricing structure offered by mobile phone operators, was actually discontinued last July. "This …

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Codemasters drops online passes for F1 2013

Upcoming racer F1 2013 will not require users to input online passes, MCV can reveal. Codemasters first introduced online passes into its games in 2011. It’s not yet known whether this is the end to online passes in all Codemasters titles, although with all and sundry now distancing themselves from …

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Asda has dropped the Wii U from all UK stores

Walmart owned UK supermarket Asda has decided it no longer has space for Nintendo’s Wii U on its shelves. That’s according to CVG, which reports that the machine has been dropped from all 555 of its stores. Last week’s release Pikmin 3 was not stocked either. A limited number of …

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Rift subscription fees lowered

Trion Worlds has dropped the subscription price of its PC MMO Rift with bigger savings given to those who pay annually. An annual subscription previously cost 71.88 per year – or 5.99 per month – but this has now been lowered to 59 per year. This works out at 4.92 …

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Amazon drops PSN game codes

Two years on from their high-profile arrival on the American arm of retailer Amazon, digital codes for PSN games have been suddenly yanked from the website. At one stage over 500 pieces of content were being offered. Though the reason for the disappearance remains a mystery, an Amazon rep told …

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Ubisoft reportedly softens PC DRM

It looks as if Ubisoft might have dropped its controversial internet-dependent DRM used on some of its key PC titles. PC Gamer reports that some gamers have posted pictures of titles such as Assassin’s Creed II and Splinter Cell: Conviction working perfectly well without being connected to Ubisoft’s servers. The …

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OnLive drops subscription fees

One of the more questionable aspects of OnLive’s business strategy has been dropped with confirmation that the cloud computing provider will no longer ask users to pay a monthly subscription. The fact that the service had planned on asking users to pay a monthly fee on top of paying to …

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Ubi DRM dropped for RUSE

Upcoming RTS RUSE will not use Ubisoft’s hotly-debated internet DRM, the publisher has confirmed. Speaking in a post on Steam Community a member of the game team stated: When RUSE is released in September, it will benefit from Valve’s Steamworks API to offer the best community experience to players. Consequently, …

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Microsoft scraps 1 vs. 100

Confirming what has been suspected for some time, Microsoft has announced that interactive Xbox Live quiz show 1 vs. 100 will not be returning for a third series. The downloadable game was free to play and allowed a handful of lucky gamers to compete in real time against others with …

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Nintendo to drop DSi trade price

As revealed by MCV this morning, Nintendo has followed the price cuts announced for the DS in Japan earlier today by confirming that the trade price of the handheld console is Europe is also set to drop. In the UK Nintendo will be reducing the trade price of Nintendo DSi …

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