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Activision giving away Prototype

Xbox 360 owners who snap up Activision’s Singularity will be entitled to receive a free copy of 2009’s open-world action title Prototype. It’s out in North America on June 29th, though it doesn’t yet have a firm UK release date. A late June or early July release is expected. The …

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Doctor Who game dated

Tonight’s episode of BBC sci-fi drama Doctor Who was followed by the first national TV trailer for the upcoming Doctor Who: The Adventure Games – which, it has now been revealed, will be released on June 5th. The free PC game is set in the 1960s and will feature the …

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Crytek foresees ‘the end of free demos’

The CEO of indie studio Crytek has defended EA’s divisive ‘premium downloadable content’ strategy, while also predicting the extinction of free game demos. In an interview with Develop, Crytek’s co-founder Cevat Yerli said he wasn’t sure that a demo of Crysis 2 was going to be released. He also said …

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Free Conviction DLC every week

Ubisoft has stated that recent release Splinter Cell: Conviction will receive new DLC on a weekly basis – and best of all, it’s going to be free. CVG reports that the first download will be the MP7A1 Machine Pistol, which will be available on day one come the game’s European …

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‘Free’ Runescape earns Jagex £38m

Free-to-play MMO Runescape earned its developer-publisher Jagex over 38 million in revenues in the 12 months leading up to March 2009. That’s a profit of 18 million, according to records held at Companies House. The figures were unearthed by Games Brief, and go some way to showing that free-to-play models …

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Time Splitters team working on Crysis 2 MP

Crytek UK, the new name for the studio once known as Free Radical, is exclusively working on the multiplayer component of the upcoming console and PC release Crysis 2. Developer Crytek swooped for the UK firm in early 2009 after it fell into financial troubles having completed work on the …

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Free PES 2010 DLC released

New downloadable content for Konami’s PES 2010 has gone live, giving owners of the game updated footballers and stats. Konami has revised team rosters to reflect recent transfers from players in real life. The DLC also includes the official match ball of this year’s UEFA Champions League final and Lionel …

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DICE: We wont charge for maps

The studio behind the successful Battlefield franchise has said that it never wants to charge gamers for post-release map DLC. We don’t ever want to charge for our maps and insisted to EA that this attitude was crucial when it came to keeping our community happy and playing together,” DICE’s …

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Ubi offers freebies to DRM victims

Free games are being offered to some of those who suffered at the hands of Ubisoft’s DRM server problems earlier this month. Some gamers who bought copies of either Assassin’s Creed II or Silent Hunter V on PC found that they were unable to play the titles for a short …

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3DS could spark new cycle of innovation

A leading analyst has predicted that Nintendo’s 3DS can help usher in a new era of 3D gaming in a way that the expensive options being prepared by the likes of Sony and Microsoft cannot. 3D with no glasses has mass market potential,” Lazard Capital’s Colin Sebastian noted. Following the …

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