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Games blamed as Amazons profits fall

Despite a 14 per cent year-on-year increase in Amazon’s Q2 revenue at online retail colossus Amazon, the website has reported lower than expected profits for the last 12 months – and video games have been named as one of the chief culprits. Sales for the period climbed overall reaching $4.65bn …

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Xbox Live revenues ahead of PSN

It had appeared that Sony had got one over rival Microsoft when it announced earlier this week that the number of registered users on PSN has passed 20 million – but Xbox Live has to date made over five times as much money as Sony’ service. That’s the claim from …

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EA announces branded XBLA Channel

EA and Hasbro have announced that they are to launch a branded channel on Xbox Live Arcade under the Hasbro Family Games Night banner. The move mirrors similar deals struck by Sony on its recently released PlayStation Home service, and is the first of its kind to emerge since the …

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Free game offer on XBLA

Users of Microsoft’s Xbox Live service will be able to log in and download a free Live Arcade title called Dash of Destruction today – thanks to a Doritos competition held last year. Doritos Unlock Xbox was won by Mike Borland, and his prize was to see experienced XBLA developer …

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Microsoft announces XBL Deals of the Week

Microsoft’s online mouthpiece Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hyrb has announced that the firm is to discount one item per week on its Xbox Live Marketplace throughout the month of December. The deal begins with the Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack, which from today will be available for 400 Microsoft points – …

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Games for Windows Live to challenge Steam?

Microsoft has, without great fanfare, revamped its Xbox 360-a-like Games For Windows Live service, and the introduction of a PC version of content delivery service Live Marketplace suggests that the technology firm is on the verge of launching its own digital downloads system. Users will be able to access trailers, …

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Capcom to launch dedicated PSN storefront

Japanese developer and publisher Capcom is to launch its own dedicated storefront on Sony’s PlayStation Network Store, Edge Online reports. Speaking of the deal, Capcom’s digital product manager John Diamonon stated: Out of all of the third-party companies making use of the digital space, Sony recognises Capcom is one of …

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