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GOG.com hopes to add newer games to catalogue

The managing director of digital games retailer GOG.com has said that the service hopes to add newer titles to its catalogue in 2012. Until now GOG, which stands for Good Old Games, has until now specialised in the sale of older, retro titles, all of which are free of any …

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Are you ready for tomorrow’s release avalanche?

It may not top the record-breaking performance of the UK games market last week, but tomorrow is set to be one of the busiest days of the year for games retailers. Eight top-tier games will all be released tomorrow drawing in fans from across a range of genres. The headline …

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PlayStation’s £2m marketing Move

PlayStation Move’s second Christmas is backed by a 2m marketing blitz. Sony is promoting seven new PlayStation 3 releases out this month that are compatible with the first-party motion accessory. We’re using a two-tiered marketing approach for the PlayStation Move activity this year to engage the consumer and make Move …

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F2P games green-lit for PlayStation Vita

The thriving free-to-play monetisation model is coming to PlayStation Vita, a Sony executive has said. Chris Norden, a senior developer at SCEA, yesterday met attendees at an industry event in Texas to explain Sony’s policy. "You are free to explore whatever business model you want,” he said during his speaker …

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No five-year wait for next SSX, says EA

SSX is on course to become a regularly released series again, EA has told MCV. The last title in the franchise was 2007 Wii title SSX Blur. But with SSX making its comeback next January on Xbox 360 and PS3, EA wants to ensure fans don’t have to wait as …

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Rising Star plots more cult Cave shooters

Japanese specialist Rising Star wants to bring more games from cult studio Cave to the UK. The publisher will release DoDonPachi Resurrection in the UK this year. It is the second Cave game to be handled by Rising Star, with the company having released Deathsmiles on Xbox 360 earlier this …

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Analyst questions annual franchises

Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed may have proved that the annual release model can be a success outside of the sports genre, but analyst Michael Pachter has warned others about following the model. "We question the strategy of annual franchises for any game except sports simulations," he said in …

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Summer release slate dries up

UK games retail is bracing itself for one of its toughest summers in recent years. July and August are traditionally the slow months, and this year there are just 50 new titles due during those months. Retailers have told MCV they are instead focusing on the Q4 line-up, readying in-store demos …

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Why less is more at Activision

Ooutside of the BFG that Call of Duty represents, Activision actually has a relatively slimmer slate of tentpole titles than in recent years. But that’s just a reflection of the market, says Activision publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg. There is a pattern on the market; a concentration of passionate energy around …

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Kinect Sports passes 3m sales

As well as revealing an eye-watering 60 per cent year-on-year increase in Xbox 360 console sales in the US last month, Microsoft has also announced some high-profile Kinect successes. Rare’s Kinect Sports has now sold over 3m units with Harmonix’s Dance Central has exceeded 2.5m unit sales. The platform holder …

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