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Valve begins warning users that Early Access games may never be finished

Early Access games have always been a gamble for consumers, and an update to Steam’s T&Cs is now telling them as much. Previous disasters such as the infamous Earth: Year 2066 have cast a shadow over Valve’s increasingly populated service. New terms now state that Early Access games may never …

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Deal struck for online piracy warning letters in UK

A rather archaic sounding deal between the entertainment industry and ISPs has been struck that will see warning letters sent to those suspected of piracy. The Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme (VCAP) is the result of almost four year’s worth of debating, the BBC reports. Rights holders will, once they have …

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Share price tumbles as Future issues profit warning

Media group Future has seen its share price tumble following its recent profits warning. On Friday it warned shareholders that profits will be significantly below” expectations once again in its next report, leading to 30 per cent of its value being slashed on the markets. At the end of the …

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Apple adds in-app-purchase warnings to App Store listings

Apple’s App Store now displays in-app purchase warnings in its search results. Following the iOS 7.1 update, a message appears next to the game’s title to state it "offers in-app purchases". Previously this text had only been displayed on the app page. The intensifying focus on free-to-play and in-app purchases …

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EA retracts PS4 firmware instability claim

Electronic Arts claims a warning that blamed Sony for instability in PlayStation 4 games was posted in error. The original message,spotted by Polygon, has since been removed, but stated that the mandatory day-one 1.50 firmware update (provides some of the device’s major features)caused stability issues with games and that players …

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Rockstar warns gamers to expect early tech pains for Grand Theft Auto Online

Grand Theft Auto Online is liable to suffer from various tech issues in its formative days, creator Rockstar has warned. The GTA Online component of GTA V will be activated via a free download next Tuesday (October 1st). The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on …

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Microsoft warns against standing your Xbox One vertically

The Xbox One is not a machine that should be stood vertically, according to Microsoft. This, according to Microsoft’s senior director of product management and planning at Xbox Albert Panello, is due to its use of a slot-loading disc drive. "We don’t support vertical orientation; do it at your own …

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Rockstar issues Xbox 360 Grand Theft Auto V installation warning

Those playing Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox 360 should not install both of the discs that come in the box. That’s according to Rockstar’s Twitter feed, which says that "for optimal performance, we recommend not installing” the second disc found in the box. Buyers of the 360 SKU will …

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Bushnell: Nintendo could be on a path to irrelevance

One of gaming’s most legendary figures has questioned the long-term future of Nintendo. Speaking to the BBC, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell warned that the Japanese platform holder could be on a "path to irrelevance" and that changes to the games market have left in a "very difficult position". "I don’t …

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Kickstarter co-founder issues stretch goal warning

Stretch goals muddy the waters” – that’s the warning issued by Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler. As explained on the crowdfunding site’s blog last night, Strickler says that while a funding goal is clear and easy to define, the increasing tendency to encourage further pledges through stretch goals can lead to …

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