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Only 2/3 of gamers pay to play

30 per cent of today’s gamers never pay for the games they play – that’s the claim of a new report by tracking firm Newzoo. Whether it’s the 59p iPhone app revolution or the host of free Flash games available online, a full-time gaming habit is certainly potential cheaper today …

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EA Sports reveals Online Pass

EA Sports boss Peter Moore has lifted the lid on what the company is calling the Online Pass – it’s own take on the DLC code system that rewards those who buy brand new copies of its games. Much like the tactics already employed with fellow EA releases such as …

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‘Free’ Runescape earns Jagex £38m

Free-to-play MMO Runescape earned its developer-publisher Jagex over 38 million in revenues in the 12 months leading up to March 2009. That’s a profit of 18 million, according to records held at Companies House. The figures were unearthed by Games Brief, and go some way to showing that free-to-play models …

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Play.com appoints new CEO

Apple’s former senior director of Northern and Southern Europe John Perkins is to become the new CEO of online retailer Play.com, according to a report from Cue Entertainment. Perkins has been at Apple for eight years, but will take up his new position at Play.com on April 19th. The retailer’s …

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Tate Britain recognises video games

An event called Late at Tate Britain: Game Play this Friday will showcase a number of key video games as the art of gaming – both digital and otherwise – takes place at the London cultural hub. A selection of titles – chosen by none other than One Life Left …

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Square Enix brings free MMO to West

The Western aspirations of Japanese giant Square Enix have been demonstrated once again with news that it is to bring its successful Eastern free-to-play MMO Fantasy Earth Zero to the North American market later this year. The publisher famed for successes such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest is teaming …

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Play.com plots games download service

Play.com will sell video game downloads in the near future, the firm has told MCV. The online retail giant already offers music downloads, and will add books, movies and games to that line-up – but the company wouldn’t give a launch date for the new service. Downloads will be the …

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Bayonetta special editions revealed

UK retailers have secured exclusive pre-order packs for Sega’s upcoming new IP, Bayonetta. As revealed on Sega’s blog, Play.com is stocking the Climax Edition, which includes a copy of the game, a limited edition box, artbook and a soundtrack CD. Meanwhile, GAME.co.uk is offering a replica gun that’s used in …

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Retro Atari games arrive online

Atari’s online reinvention continues with news that the long-time publisher has released free-to-play browser-based versions of six of its classic retro arcade licenses. The publisher’s re-jigged website currently offers four arcade outings Asteroids, Battlezone, Crystal Castles, Lunar Lander as well as Atari 2600 duo Adventure and Yar’s Revenge. For the …

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Wii Sports Resort nears 7m

Recently released headline Wii title Wii Sports Resort has sold nearly 7m copies since its release in June, according to platform holder Nintendo. As of last week the game had sold 6.97m units. Its predecessor, Wii Sports, has now passed the 50m global sales mark thanks to sales of 4.8m …

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