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Xbox Game Room detailed

Further to its CES reveal of Xbox Live Game Room, a virtual and social games hub, Microsoft has outlined its three-pronged payment strategy for the service. Once the client has been downloaded users will be able to buy full games for 400 Microsoft Points (3.40). These full-price versions will be …

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20 full games join PSP Store line-up

The digital revolution has begun! From today, PSP owners are able to download a total of 20 titles direct to their machines that either have previously been or are currently available on UMD. And unlike Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Games-On-Demand service, which offers prices far steeper than those found at retail, …

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Argos hardware prices creep up

Argos’ games offering has felt the effect of the retailer being forced to increase its prices. As reported earlier this month, the firm has raised many prices by five per cent due to global exchange rates and other pressures. In its new catalogue, which was released last weekend, the retailer …

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Price furore ‘doesn’t harm game demand’

Rising prices for new releases won’t harm customer demand, leading online, indie and chain retailers have told MCV. This week concerns over price rises for titles like Modern Warfare 2 (pictured) spilt over into the mainstream media, with BBC Radio 1, The Telegraph and The Times wading into the story …

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£54.99 Modern Warfare 2 to lead Xmas price hike

Consumers will pay more than expected for new game releases this Q4, as the weak pound and record development costs force publishers to increase trade prices. Activision has confirmed that the eagerly-awaited Modern Warfare 2 will carry a hefty RRP of 54.99 – and retailers have been warned that other …

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Now Sony voices OnLive scepticism

Sony has become the second platform holder to voice its doubts about the ambitious proposals outlined by streaming games service OnLive. Yesterday, Nintendo’s American boss Reggie Fils-Aime questioned where OnLive would source the kind of killer-games that has seen Nintendo perform so strongly in recent times. Now SCEA’s director of …

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Microsoft attacks Apple pricing in new TV ad

Microsoft has launched its latest attack on Apple’s Mac vs PC marketing campaign, lambasting its rival’s pricing, which it alleges is far more expensive than PCs. Using a volunteer – who is told that if she can find a 17-inch laptop for under $1,000, she can keep it – Microsoft …

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Share prices tumble in wake of financial results

The world’s leading game companies are reeling on the stock exchange in the wake of the recent spat of financial reports, with French publisher Ubisoft suffering particularly badly. Following yesterday’s Q3 report, Ubisoft’s stock price has since dropped by 23.5 per cent on the Paris exchange, most likely as a …

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