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Rockstar reveals Max Payne DLC Pass

Max Payne 3 will be followed up with a slew of DLC packages, and gamers can pre-purchase all of them with a Rockstar Pass. Publisher Rockstar Games promised new multiplayer maps, modes, items, characters and more in the months following the shooter’s Xbox 360 and PS3 release on May 18th. …

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Retail: Stop online codes and we will share pre-owned revenue

Publishers can get a bigger slice of pre-owned game sales at retail – if they’re willing to reach a compromise with stores. Several games retailers have told MCV they’d be happy to share revenues from used game sales if publishers scrapped Online Pass codes or gave them a better deal …

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Saints Row 3 Season Pass revealed

Buyers will be able to purchase four content packs for Saints Row: The Third in advance at a smaller price. THQ has confirmed a DLC Season Pass for its crazy open-world action title, which is being offered for free with any copy of the game ordered from the publisher’s online …

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Driver dev defends Uplay Passport

Publisher execs claim that the public like them. Gamers have often seemed less enthused. But the founder of Driver developer Ubisoft Reflections has defended the new Uplay Passport model. Like EA’s Online Pass, games that partake in the Uplay Passport include a code in the box that can be redeemed …

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Fischer: Social gaming craze will fade

In a rare voice of calm amongst a tidal wave of enthusiasm, the president and CEO of Square Enix US has said that he can’t see the current hunger for social gaming lasting forever. "I grew up a gamer, my entire career is in the games industry,” Mike Fischer told …

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PSN Pass is official

Sony has officially confirmed its intentions to debut the PSN Pass with September’s shooter release Resistance 3 on PSN. The PSN Pass was first rumoured yesterday after it was spotted on the packaging of Insomniac’s upcoming title. And as expected, the Pass very much apes similar schemes such as EA’s …

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FEAR 3 multiplayer hiccup on PS3

Warner has confirmed that the Online Pass required to play FEAR 3 online is not currently available for purchase from the PlayStation Store. Whilst this is not a problem for those who bought the game new – an Online Pass code was included in the box – it does mean …

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LA Noire’s Rockstar Pass arrives

After refusing to offer any details following its reveal by Microsoft earlier in the month, the LA Noire Rockstar Pass has suddenly appeared on the Xbox Live Marketplace. It had been scheduled for release on May 18th. However, far from resembling EA’s Online Pass or anything or the sort, the …

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No fix for Dirt 3 PSN woes

It seems that any hope of a quick fix to patch Dirt 3’s online problems on PS3 has been ruled out. It was reported yesterday that owners of the PS3 version of the game are currently unable to access any of the game’s online modes as the ongoing PlayStation Store …

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Rockstar Pass is MIA

LA Noire is out in the US and hits the UK this Friday, but we’re still none the wiser as to exactly what the mysterious ‘Rockstar Pass’ is. The content was first mentioned last week when Microsoft listed it for release on Xbox Live this week. Today’s Marketplace update has …

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