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Borderlands 2 getting simultaneous digital release on PSN

PS3 owners can choose between either a physical or digital purchase when Borderlands 2 hits UK retail next Friday (September 21st). Sony has confirmed that the game will be released on the PlayStation Store at the same time it arrives at retail. Furthermore, the game can also be pre-ordered on …

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Microsoft resists simultaneous digital and retail Xbox 360 releases

Games will not arrive on Xbox Live on the day they hit retail shelves any time soon, says Microsoft. The computer giant has not been influenced by Sony’s push to launch titles on its online PSN platform the same day they arrive in stores in boxed form. Many PS3 titles …

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SPECIAL REPORT: Unfollow Friday

Traditional Friday game launches are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Publishers are ditching end-of-week releases as pressure mounts to make each and every game a global super-hit. Big Call of Duty-sized blockbusters have often arrived on Tuesdays to coincide with their US launches. But that’s now expanding to …

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NGP games getting simultaneous retail/digital release

Sony will release games for its NGP handheld simultaneously at both retail and on PSN. That’s one of many claims to emerge from a developer’s day held at Sony’s London office yesterday. It had previously been confirmed that NGP will support physical retail by shipping games on high-capacity custom flash …

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NGP: Sony can’t guarantee 2011 launch

Despite promising a NGP launch in 2011 at its Tokyo press event yesterday, Sony has warned that its unlikely that consumers in the three major markets – the US, Japan and Europe – that a launch this year in all three territories is unlikely. "I know [our launch date] is …

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Mass Effect 2 gets day one PSN release

Triple-A RPG sequel Mass Effect 2 is to break with traditional retail models by releasing both at retail and online simultaneously next week. Speaking on the US PlayStation blog, BioWare’s community coordinator Chris Priestly confirmed that the game will be available to download on PSN on the same day boxed …

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PS3 gets Mass Effect 3

With Mass Effect 2 preparing to land on PS3 on January 21st 2011 – one year after its debut on Xbox 360 and PC – EA has confirmed that the next game in the series will not suffer a similar delay. Mass Effect 3 will be released on PS3, Xbox …

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EA aiming for simultaneous Sims future

Publisher EA hopes that future instalments in the highly lucrative The Sims series could see a simultaneous release on console and PC. The claim comes ahead of the release of The Sims 3 on Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 29th. It arrived on PC on June 5th this year. …

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ModNation Racers coming to PSP

Sony has confirmed that ModNation Racers will be released on PSP as well as PS3 later this year. The game is best described as a blend of Mario Kart and LittleBigPlanet, with the light-hearted racing action coupled with a heavy dose of user-created content. PSP owners will be able to …

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Simultaneous global release for GT5

The boss of Sony-owned developer Polyphony Digital has stated that his upcoming racer Gran Turismo 5 is likely to get a simultaneous worldwide release – with many still tipping the title for an arrival in 2009. Thegame is still under development but itsrelease is not too far,” Kazunori Yamauchi stated, …

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