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COD Elite – the premium online COD service?

With a reveal potentially just days away, two logos have appeared online that appear to offer the first official taste of what the franchise has to come. Both can be seen below. The first is self explanatory. The second, however, is a lot more interesting. Call of Duty: Elite could …

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Next COD gets premium online features

Activision has confirmed that its 2011 Call of Duty game will be revealed in full within weeks. But one detail has been announced – COD 2011 will be the most online-enabled Call of Duty title ever. It will use a range of dedicated online technologies and social networking features that …

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Test Drive DLC goes free

The development team behind Atari’s recent console release Test Drive Unlimited has announced that it is to make the first premium DLC for the game free to download. The decision comes after the prolonged technical issues that have dogged the game since launch. Furthermore, Eden Games says that a patch …

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EA learnt from Sports Active 2 RRP

Publisher EA has admitted that it made mistakes with the launch of last year’s fitness title EA Sports Active 2. The game failed to chart in the UK when it arrived at the end of November – complete with a 79.99 RRP. However, it wasn’t until the week ending January …

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More Premium cars for GT5

With updates and upgrades already rolling out for Sony’s Gran Turismo 5, developer Polyphony Digital has said that it plans to upgrade a number of the title’s in-game cars. In total GT5 includes a little over 1,000 cars. However, only 200 or so of these are ‘Premium’ cars. These boast …

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Activision refutes premium COD claims once again

Are we going to be charging for multiplayer? The answer is no.” Those are the words of Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg. The comments come after analyst Michael Pachter yesterday outlined a detailed road map of how he thinks Activision will gradually roll out a number of premium options spanning …

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Pachter cools premium COD claims

Having repeatedly predicted over the course of 2010 that Activision was preparing to announce a premium addition to its online Call of Duty multiplayer offering, analyst Michael Pachter has now said he doesn’t expect the announcement to arrive until some time in 2011. As a result, Pachter’s firm Wedbush Morgan …

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Sony charging for PlayTV update

The next update to Sony’s PS3 digital TV peripheral PlayTV will be a premium download from PSN and not a free firmware upgrade. Later this year a host of new features will be added to the PVR device including social networking platform Chat TV, a seven-day programme guide, new listings …

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Activision talks COD Premium service

Though question marks hang over Activision’s true intentions toward a possible Premium online Call of Duty service, the publisher’s COO Thomas Tippl has admitted that the company is looking to give Call of Duty fans more choice” as it looks to extend revenue models”. However, Tippl did promise that the …

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Online multiplayer driving sales decline

The legions of fans continuing the play the online segments of titles such as Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company 2, Gears of War 2, Halo 3 and FIFA 10 remains the main reason why the global games industry continues to suffer year-on-year sales declines, according to analyst Michael Pachter. Furthermore, …

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