Tag Archives: exclusives

GameStop won’t be part of creative process, says CEO

GameStop’s Paul Raines has confirmed the retailer is exploring funding development of exclusive game content, though the CEO claims the firm would not involve itself in any form with the creative process. In an interview with Time, Raines explained that the recent reports stating as much were conceived over a …

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Destiny’s PlayStation exclusives detailed

The exclusive content offered to PS4 and PS3 owners who play Bungie’s Destiny has been listed. At launch, PS4 and PS3 owners will get exclusive access to a unique co-op Strike located on Mars, an exclusive competitive map, and a slew of exclusive guns, gear, and ships,” PlayStation Blog reports. …

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Indies: ‘Special editions for big retail chains are restrictive trade’

Limited edition games sold only in GAME and HMV are a restrictive trade practice, say indie retailers. This includes products such as the 59.99 Forza Motorsport 4 Limited Edition exclusive to GAME and Gamestation, and the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Animus Edition – which is for sale in the UK only …

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Legalities of XBLA’s rival platform policy detailed

There’s nothing wrong with Microsoft’s decision not to publish downloadable games on Xbox Live if they arrive on rival systems first, a lawyer has claimed. Last month the publisher’s VP of interactive entertainment business for Europe Chris Lewis said the reason for not publishing rival exclusives is because it’s protecting …

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EA downplays Origin exclusivity fears

The European boss of EA has said that the publisher won’t make the digital versions of its games exclusive to its new and upcoming Origin retail portal. Problems that led to the removal of several EA titles from Steam had caused many to conclude that EA was to promote Origin …

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Microsoft: ‘Why we won’t publish PSN exclusives’

Microsoft says downloadable games must arrive on XBLA at the same time as rival platforms or it will threaten not to publish them at all. In an interview with Eurogamer, Microsoft’s VP of interactive entertainment business for Microsoft Europe Chris Lewis said the reason for this was all about protecting …

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Sony investing $20m in exclusive PSN titles

Exclusivity has been dismissed by many an exec and developer and a redundant model in the modern games market, but Sony clearly disagrees having announced a huge investment in exclusive digital games for PlayStation platforms. PlayStation Network’s director of marketing Brandon Stander has said that the company is to invest …

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39 exclusives for GAME in 2010

Exclusive deals for Collector’s Editions may irk some of the gaming public, but the strategy has reaped big rewards for retailer GAME in the last year. "Last year we offered customers 39 exclusive versions of titles, and on average they delivered a market share around a third higher than when …

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GAME: We claim a third of accessories market

UK retailer GAME has said that sales of accessories in its stores account for around a third of the total accessories market across the regions in which it operates. But interestingly for the Group, around 30 per cent of those sales are of its own label accessories. GAME currently has …

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Insomniac not done with Sony exclusives

Though Insomniac sees its new publishing deal with EA as a vehicle for reaching a wider audience, the Ratchet & Clank developer has no intention of dropping its Sony heritage. Insomniac has been a close ally of Sony’s for 12 years and will continue to make exclusive games for the …

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