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NPD: US spent $15.39bn on games in 2013

NPD has revealed new US sales figures for games in 2013 – and this time around, the research group has included digital revenue and second-hand sales in their findings. Following its 2013 US retail report – which showed a 2 per cent year-over-year decline in industry sales – NPD has …

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Blizzard’s Titan "unlikely to be subscription based"

Future players of Blizzard’s upcoming MMO Titan are unlikely to be asked to pay a monthly subscription to access the game. So says Blizzard CEO Michel Morhaime, who told investors last night the company is still thrashing out its strategy for the title. I want to say a few words …

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Rift confronts the inevitable, goes free-to-play

Trion Worlds has confirmed plans to ditch subscription fees for MMO title Rift. The game, which was launched in early 2011, will become free-to-play as of June 12th and will not lock content away from non-paying players. Our free-to-play model is built on a simple idea: everyone can download, log …

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Nintendo considering free-to-play, subscription-based games for eShop

Nintendo will look into utilizing some familiar digital business models for its Wii U and 3DS hardware, CEO Satoru Iwata has told investors. Shacknews reports the company head explained, during a Q&A with investors, the possibility of including free-to-play titles and games with monthly subscription fees on the eShop. "We …

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Valve adds game subscription plans to Steam

Valve has announced the addition of subscription-based titles to its Steam library. With the ‘Subscriptions Plans’ service, Steam users have the ability to sign up and manage purchases for games requiring subscriptions. Players can cancel or renew their subscriptions through Steam’s interface at any time, but there’s no such option …

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