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Elite: Dangerous Premium beta goes live today

Those who have purchased to 100 Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta can get stuck in from today. Frontier has released a single player combat build of the game ahead of the roll out of the full Premium beta on May 30th. Those who have previously purchased any of the other assorted …

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Titanfall Season Pass confirmed; 360 port ‘lagging behind’

Upcoming Xbox and PC shooter Titanfall will employ the Season Pass DLC model. Speaking to GameSpot, Respawn’s Vince Zampella confirmed the plans, stating: We’re not going to do microtransactions. You just buy it up front, and you get a better price. We’re going to do a Season Pass just because …

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Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Free games are not a threat to triple-A console releases. That’s according to experts from the biggest free-to-play companies. Execs at CCP and Wargaming dismiss the idea that all games in the future will be free, but tell MCV that free-to-play is a great way to break new IP. It …

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Xbox One owners receive Battlefield 4 Premium refunds

Some Xbox One owners have claimed they have been successfully refunded for their Battlefield 4 Premium membership. Premium is a 39.99 subscription that is available to Battlefield 4 owners, entitling them to access to all of the game’s post-release DLC. However, after the game’s significant technical problems (which to be …

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Virgin Gaming launching subscription e-sports service

A new subscription service has been unveiled by e-sports brand Virgin Gaming. VentureBeat reports that Virgin Premium will cost $4.99 per month. For that users can enter competitive multiplayer tournaments without the need to surrender a portion of their winnings, as is the way with the current offer. Subscribers are …

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Iwata dismisses Wii U price concerns, says software is the issue

The Wii U’s full retail price of between 250 and 300 is not the reason for its market struggles. That’s according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata who told CVG that the comparatively higher sales of the more expensive Premium SKU disprove the theory. "If the price is actually an issue …

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Usain Bolt turns up as premium add-on in Temple Run 2

The fastest man in the world is now available as a premium purchase in one of smartphone’s biggest games. Eurogamer reports that none other than Usain Bolt himself can now be purchased in Temple Run 2. There’s no buying him with virtual currency, however. The blocky recreation of the Jamaican …

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Zelnick encourages "open-minded" next-gen, says premium iOS pricing works

Platform holders should listen very carefully to consumers as they lay the foundations for their next-gen machines, the CEO of Take-Two has warned. "Our own view is that meeting consumers where they are is the best way to run a business and you want to make sure that your policies …

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Killer Instinct’s limited character roster suited to the modern gamer, MS says

Free-to-play Xbox One fighter Killer Instinct won’t have an expansive character roster. And rightly so, argues Microsoft. "Most fighting games that come out are disc based games where you get a huge cast of awesome characters, but it is a massive cast," Microsoft producer Torin Rettig told Polygon. "Some games …

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Nintendo reveals paid DLC for 3DS’ Street Pass

Paid DLC in a game integrated into Nintendo hardware? Wow, this really must be the future. Nintendo has announced that it is to release four premium upgrades to the popular Street Pass application that comes pre-installed on every 3DS. They are StreetPass Squad (shooter), StreetPass Mansion (puzzle) StreetPass Garden (sim) …

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