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UPDATE: Physical release for FIFA World Cup game on PS3 and Xbox 360

EA has at last announced EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. However, the surprise is that the game is getting a physical release and is only scheduled for PS3 and Xbox 360. In June last year EA Sports boss Andrew Wilson described its digital-only Euro 2012 expansion for FIFA …

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Dev warns that Steam sales "screw your fans"

With very exceptions, gamers are used to new titles launching at their highest price point and then gradually decreasing over time. But one developer has argued that the entire games pricing model needs revising, particularly when it comes to digital titles. A bargain rack for physical retail makes perfect sense …

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Vita could move away from physical games, Sony admits

There could be a time in the future when PlayStation Vita drops physical games altogether. That’s the admission of Sony’s UK MD Fergal Gara who told VG247 that the momentum towards digital gaming is certainly apparent. Compared to PS3, Vita has had a higher percentage of games bought digitally since …

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GameStop wants to sell PlayStation Now membership

Sony’s streaming game service PlayStation Now might not necessarily be the warning claxon for retail that some are predicting. Retail already does big business selling digital content, with High Street stores in particular profiting from those customers who lack access to debit and credit cards. One retailer beating the drum …

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Nordic signs Planetary Annihilation publishing deal

Planetary Annihilation is to receive a physical retail release thanks to a new publishing deal with Nordic Games. Nordic also assumes non-exclusive partnership duties on the digital version. "Nordic Games is helping us deliver the next-generation of real-time strategy gaming to our Kickstarter backers and global fan base," CTO at …

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Double Fine acquires rights to Costume Quest and Stacking IPs

Costume Quest and Stacking are once again the property of creators Double Fine. The studio has signed an agreement with Nordic Games, which acquired the distribution rights to the pair from THQ earlier this year, that will see both games – along with fellow Double Fine property Psychonauts – released …

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Tearaway is a digital-only Vita title in India

Sony will not release Media Molecule’s PS Vita debut Tearaway at retail, it has confirmed. The game was listed at various online stores, and aswe reporteda few days ago, there was quite a disparity between that suggested retail price and the price of the digital version on PSN. Sony’s decision …

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A third of all console spending to be digital by 2017 – report

IHS head of games Piers Harding-Rolls has predicted a dramatic swing to digital during the imminent console generation. The analyst believes that by 2017 a total of 34 per cent of all games spend on PS4 and Xbox One will be spent on digital games. By comparison, it says that …

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Harrison: Digital future is unstoppable but retail will live on

Last week was a big week for Xbox One in the UK. Microsoft, desperate to escape the shadow of its botched Xbox One announcement, visited Eurogamer Expo to let UK consumers play its new console. In the opening keynote, Phil Harrison, the firm’s corporate VP, confidently told fans that Xbox …

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Microsoft: Digital is an ‘unstoppable force’; Drops Premier League Xbox One TV hint

Phil Harrison has said that a digital-only future for the games industry is an inevitability. The general trend of the world is to be more digital and less physical,” Microsoft’s EMEA corporate VP Phil Harrison told Eurogamer. That is in our opinion an unstoppable force. Depending on where you live …

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