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Bethesda’s Hines makes the argument for day-one DLC

Day-one DLC is a vital component on a publisher’s balance sheet, but it’s also a practice regarded with wide-held disdain by many vocal consumers. It’s a reaction that the industry has noticed, Bethesda VP Pete Hines told OXM, but is also one that should also be kept in check. "I …

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UPDATED: HMV slashes Wii U Premium to just £199.99

Nintendo’s Wii U is currently on sale for an all-time low price on the UK High Street. HMV is selling the Wii U Premium bundle including copies of both NintendoLand and Ubisoft’s ZombiU for just 199.99. That’s a 140 discount on the RRP. In-store POS confirming the price was spotted …

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Gears of War: Judgment goes big on IAP

Friday release Gears of War: Judgment will offer an array of XP-boosting in-app-payment options for gamers. Videogamer reports that the entry-level purchase costs 80 Microsoft Points (around 70p) for which gamers receive double XP for ten games. 320 MSP (2.75) buys a 50-match long boost, 560 MSP (4.80) a 100-match …

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Report – Two PS4 SKUs planned; High end £340 model; US release in November; PSN to go premium

We’re just hours away from the big PS4 reveal now, but don’t expect the rumour mill to stop churning any time soon. Kotaku(which is also the source of the new joypad image you see above) reports this morning that Sony’s machine will be released in the US in November. The …

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Tank! Tank! Tank! goes free to play on Wii U

Nintendo has made good on its promise to broaden its digital software offer by making Namco Bandai’s Tank! Tank! Tank! Free to play. The game has failed to perform commercially, not least because of the critical mauling that saw it win a Metacritic average of just 45 per cent. Gamers …

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Amazon offers Nintendo Land download codes after "supplier error"

Retailer Amazon has apologised to customers who found that their copies of Nintendo land were missing from their Premium Wii U bundles. Videogamer reports that Amazon has blamed supplier error” for the gaffe and that only a small number” of customers were affected. It won’t, however, be replacing the game …

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Iwata doesn’t want to "cheat or deceive" players with "unwholesome" Animal Crossing 3DS premium DLC

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said it would be unwholesome” to charge an additional fee for Animal Crossing 3DS DLC. Whether you agree with that will likely depend on whether you are a gamer or a Nintendo shareholder. The platform holder has recently strayed further than ever into the premium …

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How much is Wii U? Retail tells MCV £250 – £330

Two high end UK retailers have told MCV the rough prices of Nintendo’s new Wii U. MCV understands the trade price for the Basic Pack is 205, the Premium Pack has a trade cost of 246 and the ZombiU version (which includes the Premium Pack, a Pro Controller and a …

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Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Dimensions £19.99 iPhone challenge

It has never been shy of charging top dollar for its iOS games, but Square Enix is to try and push the boat out further still. The publisher has finally confirmed an August 31st Western release date for its episodic Final Fantasy mobile title Final Fantasy Dimensions, which was first …

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F2P expected to drive Japanese social games market up 30.7% in 2012

The Japanese market for social network games is expected to soar over the course of the current year. Numbers from Enterbrain show that the sector will climb from $2.6bn in FY 2011 to an anticipated $3.4bn in FY 2012 – that’s a year-on-year jump of 30.7 per cent. A survey …

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