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Planetside 2 goes free-to-play

Upcoming PC shooter Planetside 2 will adopt a free-to-play model following the long line of MMOs that did so earlier this year. The FPS MMO sequel from Sony Online Entertainment will include free-to-play in some form, but concrete details have yet to be determined, reports VG247. The developer’s studio head …

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EA: The App Store model is in freefall

Speaking to MCV about the growing cloud gaming segment, one of EA’s leading executives has delivered a damning verdict of the once great App Store model popularised by Apple. Our current experience is that the App Store model is essentially in freefall,” chief creative director Richard Hilleman said in a …

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THQ: Big three must change business model

Publisher THQ has urged the three biggest companies in control of the modern video games market to rethink the fundamentals of their content delivery strategies and embrace emerging platforms such as microtransactions. The comments come as THQ CEO Brian Farrell prepares to release the latest version of MX vs ATV. …

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THQ predicts lower game prices

The boss of THQ Brian Farrell has said that the games industry must explore different retail models if it is to remain competitive in a market that consistently expects lower prices. The idea of punters forking out anything up to 50 for console titles is one that is coming under …

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GameStop dismisses pre-owned competition

Having been caught up in a minor controversy surrounding its pre-owned intentions last week, GameStop CEO Paul Raines has asserted the chain’s commitment to the pre-owned model – and issued a warning to the many retailers hoping to muscle in on the sector. Used games is a great business for …

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The Agency pay model undecided

The developer behind intriguing PS3 and PC first person shooter and MMO The Agency has said that the firm is unlikely to adopt the monthly subscription model for its title. To read the complete story, click here to visit the website for MCV’s sister print mag and leading global resource …

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