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Snes9x emulator pulled from Android Market

Google has removed a popular software emulator that allows Android users to play illegal copies of SNES games on their handsets from the Android Marketplace. Pocket Gamer reports that Google said the download violated the Developer Content policy”. Furthermore, its developer Ex Plus Alpha risks a permanent ban from the …

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Microtransactions hit DC Universe Online

An in-game microtransaction-based Marketplace has been introduced to Sony Online Entertainment’s PS3 and PC MMO title DC Universe Online. Massively reports that the store is a little sparse at the moment, with only Proto Repair-Bots and Vault Tickets available. There’s been little indication of what else is to come, but …

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XBL Marketplace back online after outage

The Xbox Live Marketplace was inoperable for a brief period last night, though Microsoft has insisted that the problems were not due to any kind of hack or intrusion. Following the mystery disappearance of both the Xbox 360 and online version of Marketplace, MS issued the following press statement: "Users …

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Kongregate returns to Android marketplace

The Android version of the Kongregate Arcade app is now available to download again. The app was originally pulled by Google when the firm claimed Kongregate was using the Android marketplace to advertise another app store. Kongregate CEO Jim Greer said he was shocked” by the decision, explaining that Arcade …

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Kongregate shocked by app removal

Kongregate CEO Jim Greer has declared he was shocked” by Google’s removal of his firm’s Kongregate Arcade app from the Android Marketplace. The app allows consumers to play games from the GameStop-owned Flash games portal, but was pulled within hours of going live on Android, with Google claiming the marketplace …

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EA kicks off half-price Xbox Live sale

Electronic Arts has started its own DLC sale on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Selected content and games have seen their prices slashed by 50 per cent. The promotion follows on from Activision’s recent half-price sale. All Dragon Age DLC has be reduced, including the Awakenings expansion. Other add-ons covered by …

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Games for Windows Marketplace gets facelift

Microsoft has gone live with its brand new look and design for its Steam-rivalling Games for Windows Marketplace. Prices include BioShock 2 for 14.99 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or World at War for 19.99. Users can filter games by Windows Live compatibility. And as a Microsoft portal, users …

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Android Market welcomes 100,000th app

Android Market has reached the 100,000 apps milestone, confirmed by Google’s official AndroidDev Twitter account. The milestone has been predicted for weeks based on unofficial counts by third-party sites. Android Market has been growing fast in recent months, as more developers and brands have targeted the platform, rather than just …

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