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No online for Dirt 3 on PS3

PS3 owners who rushed out to buy Codemasters’ new racer Dirt 3 yesterday have found that they are unable to access the online modes because of the ongoing PSN outage. Users need to redeem the in-box VIP Pass to unlock the title’s online features such as competitive multiplayer and YouTube …

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PlayStation Store ‘not returning tomorrow’

Just moments after posting news of a possible return for the PlayStation Store in the next few hours, Sony has moved to quash the rumours. "PlayStation Network will undergo routine maintenance today," SCEE blog manager James Gallagher stated. "If you wish to play online during the maintenance, please ensure you …

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PlayStation Store return imminent?

Sony has announced that PSN will be shut down for essential maintenance tonight between 16:00 and midnight. Throughout this time the following services will be unavailable – PC registration, account management and account registration. Those signed in before 16:00 will remain logged in and can continue as normal, though logging …

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GAME presses on with store closures

Plans to drastically reduce its UK store count are to continue as previously outlined at GAME. In April 2010 chairman Peter Lewis stated that the group aimed to reduce its UK store count to 550 by Christmas 2013. This number was reiterated today by chief executive Ian Shepherd, who added …

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DC Universe priced on PSN

Sony has announced that PS3 MMO title DC Universe Online will be released on the PlayStation Store as a downloadable purchase. It will cost 39.99 in the UK and €49.99 in mainland Europe. It will include a free 30-day subscription to the game. No firm release date has yet been …

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GDC: PSN Store revenues jump 70%

Revenues from the online PlayStation Store have risen 70 per cent year-on-year. Sony made the announcement at the 2011 Games Development Conference in San Francisco as part of its PlayStation Network Analysis panel. SCEA digital distribution manager Pierre Gravereau also revealed that traffic to the PlayStation Store increased by 60 …

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HMV to renovate London shops

Entertainment giant HMV will refurbish its 150 Oxford Street and Trocadero stores this year. The firm will use some of the 13.7m it has generated from the sale of its 360 Oxford Street to pay for the refit and upgrades. 360 Oxford Street was opened in 2000, but HMV – …

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Apple introduces Subscriptions to App Store

A whole host of App Store content – crucially, including games – can now offer users a subscription service as part of Apple’s billing service. The payment option was first debuted as part of News Corp’s digital newspaper The Daily. It will use the same infrastructure currently used for in-game …

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OPINION: Sonys on-demand drive

The download-only era of games may be closer than ever, but today retail has one key advantage: the High Street is still the first stop for all new releases. While the PC has long since offered digital versions of the latest titles on day one, console gamers are still dependent …

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HMV hopes to protect jobs

Retailer HMV has vowed to do all it can to protect the jobs of those who will be affected by the 60 store closures announced yesterday. The company will close the outlets – which includes the closure of 20 Warterstones stores – by the end of the year. "We will …

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