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Major Nelson says Season Pass DLC is ‘dangerous’ for multiplayer games

Multiplayer online shooters that lock some of their map content behind paywalls risk fragmenting their community. That’s according to Microsoft’s Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb, who in IGN’s latest Podcast Unlocked episode praised 343 Industries for making Halo 5’s post-release map downloads free to all players, GameSpot reports. [DLC passes can …

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Sony removing PS Vita features

Sony will discontinue a few notable PlayStation Vita features in its upcoming series of system software updates. Games Industry reports on Sony’s updated customer support database, which details plans for the removal of YouTube and Maps apps as well as the pulling of some features from the Near social networking …

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£438,000: GamesAid smashes industry charity record

At London’s Earls Court today, GamesAid revealed that it had raised 438,000 for seven charities over the last 12 months. It’s a huge increase over the previous year’s 260,000, which in itself was a record for the now six-year old games industry charity. In total, GamesAid has raised over 1.2m …

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Apple boss Cook apologises for iOS 6 Map debacle

Steve Jobs had Antennagate. Now Tim Cook has iOS Mapgate. Apple’s boss has issued an open letter to customers apologising for the iOS 6 Maps saga. For those not in the know, the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS ditches Google popular Maps app in favour of Apple’s new alternative. …

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GamesAid voting closes Sunday

Voting for the charities that GamesAid will supprt in 2012 ends on Sunday. The UK video games industry charity has named the 14 charitable organisations in the running to receive support. GamesAid members are invited to vote for the charity they would like to see being officially supported. The focus …

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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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Batman GOTY gets 3D upgrade

Square Enix has confirmed that the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition will include six extra challenge maps that offer a 3D option for those playing on HD TV sets. CVG reports that the mode is included in both the Xbox 360 and PS3 SKUs and that …

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MW2 DLC could make $140m

As well as rapidly easing past the half-billion dollar revenue milestone just days after its global release earlier this month, Broadpoint AmTech analyst Ben Schachter has predicted that Activision could generate as much as $140m in revenue from its upcoming Modern Warfare 2 digital content. Furthermore, Infinity Ward’s community man …

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