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Releasing a demo can damage your game sales, social games bloss claims

Getting a taster of your game into the hands of consumers is essential, right? Perhaps not. Speaking to the crowd at DICE 2013, the CEO of crowd designed gaming site Puzzle Clubhouse used data from Xbox 360 releases to suggest that games tended to perform better when gamer’s were still …

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PEGI games ratings come into force today

After what seems like an eternity of legislation limbo, PEGI age ratings for video games have become law in the UK today. UKIE has done a great job of getting decent coverage of the achievement on the BBC this morning – all the more impressive considering the blanket reporting of …

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Gaming can cause psychological problems

Children who spend two hours or more every day either playing video games or watching TV are at a greater risk of suffering psychological problems, a new British study has claimed. The odds of significant psychological difficulties” were estimated to increase by about 60 per cent under the conditions. This …

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PS3 could get 3D slider

The upcoming Sly Cooper Collection could be the first 3D game on PS3 to include a software ‘slider’ that would allow the user to control the amount of 3D effect applied to the graphics. A Sony producer told Kotaku that such a feature would prevent a user having to position …

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Mass Effect 2 Overlord DLC revealed

EA has revealed first details of its upcoming Overlord DLC pack for Mass Effect, which will be available to download in June. The add-on features new vehicle-based gameplay, combat missions and a story which follows a dangerous AI which has been created by fusing a human with a Geth. Mass …

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Modern Warfare damaged by IW saga

Modern Warfare will live on, it will continue to sell by the bucket load – but both review scores and overall sales will forever be less than they were due to Activision’s legal spat with Infinity Ward, according to Michael Pachter. I think that it is likely that future games …

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Nintendo wont rule out pre-owned move

With Sony and EA recently unveiling bold new moves to counter what publishers see as the threat posed by the pre-owned market, Nintendo has refused to rule out taking similar measures with its own products. Recent and upcoming EA releases Mass Effect 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will use …

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UK CHARTS: Mass Effect 2 still top

It’s two weeks and counting at the top of the ELSPA GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 for EA’s Mass Effect 2 this week – in fact, the top three remains exactly as it was, with Ubisoft’s Just Dance and Activision’s Modern Warfare 2 staying put in second and third respectively. …

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Mass Effect 2 sales top 2m

Publisher EA has confirmed that, according to internal estimates, Mass Effect 2 has already sold over 2m copies worldwide. It was released in the US on Tuesday and hit UK retail today. The game currently boasts a Metacritic average of 96 per cent, making it the second highest rated Xbox …

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Praise heaped on Mass Effect 2

The first reviews of Mass Effect 2 have gone live ahead of Friday’s UK release of EA’s long-awaited RPG sequel – and all signs point to BioWare’s latest becoming one of the highest rated titles of all time. According to reviews aggregator Metacritic, Mass Effect 2 is currently the second …

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