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Wii U could include online subscription options

Speaking to shareholders in Japan, Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has said that Wii U may offer some online services exclusively to those who pay a subscription or premium. We plan to expand various network services for the Wii U,” he explained. The first thing to do is connect the Wii …

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Battlefield Premium sells 800k; EA wants model for other brands

EA has confirmed that its paid-for multiplayer Battlefield 3 expansion Battlefield Premium has sold 800,000 subscriptions in its first two weeks. That equates to something in the region of $40m in revenue. Battlefield Premium offers members a numbers of perks including early access to multiplayer map expansions as well as …

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£35 Battlefield Premium service revealed

EA will at next week’s E3 reveal the Battlefield Premium service, according to a retail listing. Coolshop reckons that the download will go live on June 29th and it is offering a code to access the content for 34.96. It offers the existing Back to Karkland DLC as well as …

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Japan gets $1,290 Resident Evil 6 Premium Edition

Capcom is to give Japanese Resident Evil fans a chance to prove their dedication to the brand by forking out a colossal amount on a very special Premium Edition of upcoming shooter Resident Evil 6. Kotaku reports that the RE6 Premium Edition includes an actual replica leather jacket as sported …

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1m gamers sign up for premium Call of Duty: Elite membership

Activision has announced that over 1m consumers paid up for the premium version of the Call of Duty: Elite service within its first six days of availability. By contrast it highlights the premium online offers from the likes of Xbox Live, Netflix and Hulu took over a year to reach …

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Full COD Elite premium features revealed

Activision has released the full details of what premium subscribers will receive when Call of Duty Elite launches in November. The list of rewards follows the publisher’s announcements last weekend at COD XP and can be found on the official Call of Duty website. Annual premium subscriptions will cost 34.99 …

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Activision signs Hollywood talent for Elite TV

COD XP: Stars of the big screen will help grow Activision’s Call of Duty Elite through the episodic video service Elite TV. Detailed during this week’s Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles, Elite TV will only be available as part of the premium subscription package and will deliver …

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COD Elite Premium priced, dated

COD XP: Activision has finally lifted the lid on the premium membership to its new social networking service, Call of Duty Elite. During the company’s Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles, CEO Eric Hirshberg announced that a 12-month subscription will cost $49.99 – equating to roughly $5 per …

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Apple ‘pushing’ for premium app pricing

While Nintendo’s most senior executives were publicly criticising the App Store for ‘weakening the value’ of games, behind closed doors Apple may be advocating premium prices on its influential digital store. According to UK studio Somethin’ Else, Apple encouraged the group to raise the price of its award-winning iOS game …

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$40 iOS games possible, says Zelnick

Apple’s App Store pricing has single handedly rocked the foundations of the traditional games market, but Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says full-price $40 software could yet prevail on the platform. "I don’t see why not," he told Forbes when asked if it’s possible to charge $40 for a tablet game. …

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