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Netflix ups UK subscription price to £6.99

Video streaming site Netflix has upped its UK subscription price by 1 to 6.99. However, the existing price of 5.99 for current subscribers will be frozen for two years providing their subscription remains active. It has told customers that the hike has been introduced "in order to continue adding more …

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PS4 hardware sales jump 106% on InFamous: Second Son launch

The release of InFamous: Second Son has given PS4 hardware sales a big jump in the UK. MCV has been told by a trusted retail source that sales of PS4 consoles jumped 106 per cent last week as exclusive title InFamous: Second Son debuted on Sony’s machine, jumping straight to …

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Republicans propose increased dev taxes for violent games

A US tax reform bill from the House Ways and Means Committee has suggested increasing the tax burden for games developers making violent games. Washington Examiner reports that while the bill advocates an improved, permanent R&D tax credit, finally giving American manufacturers the certainty they need to compete against their …

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Amazon to increase price of Prime membership due to increased delivery costs

The cost of membership to Amazon’s popular Prime service is going up, the retailer has said. The 49.99 per year service offers unlimited free one day delivery on a significant proportion of the retailer’s stock, as well as free access to many of its Kindle digital book titles. However, Amazon …

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Microsoft ups Xbox One graphics specs

The ongoing work fine-tuning the Xbox One hardware has resulted in spec increases, Microsoft has revealed. Specifically, speaking on the Major Nelson podcast Xbox chief product officer has confirmed that since E3 the company has upped the console’s GPU clock speed from 800MHz to 853MHz. Since E3 we’ve dropped in …

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SingStar user numbers jump following free-to-play transition

Sony’s decision to make SingStar a free-to-play PS3 title has seen a dramatic increase in user numbers. Gamasutra reports that SingStar London studio director Dave Ranyard today told an audience at the Develop Conference that the game has added 1.5m new users since becoming free-to-play in October of last year. …

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Wii U sales boost following Xbox One reveal

Sales of the Wii U have rocketed on Amazon.co.uk in the days following Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal. As spotted by Nintendo Life, last night the Wii U Premium machine had climbed from 243rd in the retailer’s ‘Movers and Shakers’ list to 50th, with sales increasing 386 per cent. At the …

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Revenue leaps 56% at Microsoft’s Xbox division; Console sales begin to fall

Ye olde Xbox 360 continues to defy its years. Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division – home of amongst other things its Xbox operations – saw revenues increase 56 per cent year-on-year for the three months ending March 31st, hitting $2.53bn. The numbers were credited to higher Xbox 360 platform and …

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New PS3 SKU propels hardware sales upwards

The arrival of the new ‘Super Slim’ PS3 has boosted sales of the console in the UK. Despite offering no significant price cut, PS3 sales were up 138 per cent last week according to UKIE and GfK Chart-Track data. The new 500GB machine accounted for 37 per cent of all …

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