EA’s Origin Will Drop Physical Releases On April 4
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EA’s Origin Will Drop Physical Releases On April 4

GG3 writes: “Publisher EA has announced that its online service Origin will be going fully digital, starting April 4, 2014. No more PC games will come in physical format on the store. &#... Read More»
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Buy Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, Get Quest for Booty Voucher Code for Free
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Buy Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, Get Quest for Booty Voucher Code for Free

Physical, retail versions of Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus will include a voucher code to download Quest for Booty for free, developer Insomniac Games announced today. Quest for Booty is the second installment in the Future series, following the events of Tools of Destruction and setting up the third installment, A Crack in Time. ... Read More»
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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures – Announced, Debut Trailer and Screenshots
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Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures – Announced, Debut Trailer and Screenshots

Pac-Man gets a new 3D platforming game... Read More»
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Retail Version of Minecraft Delayed for the Xbox 360
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Retail Version of Minecraft Delayed for the Xbox 360

Those who wanted a physical copy of Minecraft will be disappointed... Read More»
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PS4 and next-Xbox releases this holiday to benefit GameStop the most – analyst
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PS4 and next-Xbox releases this holiday to benefit GameStop the most – analyst

Analyst Michael Pachter has said he has “high hopes” that PS4 and the next Xbox console will “renew investor interest” in game publishers, and he expects retail outlets, specifically GameStop, to well in the process. Speaking in an investor’s note highlighted by GI International, Pachter expects Microsoft to launch it’s next console in time for ... Read More»
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Gearbox president loves the idea of “fewer, bigger bets” with games development
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Gearbox president loves the idea of “fewer, bigger bets” with games development

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford has said he’s not worried over the possibility of development budgets going up, due to the potential it allows. Speaking with GI International at DICE, Pitchford stated that, on one hand, he loves “the idea of fewer, bigger bets,” due to the possibilities which would come with more resources. “I don’t ... Read More»
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More Blockbuster stores expected to close in the UK
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More Blockbuster stores expected to close in the UK

Deloitte has said further Blockbuster store closures will occur in the UK. At present the stores closing are ones already announced, according to the administration firm, but there will be more as the administration process continues. Blockbuster went into administration in January and 160 out of 500 stores were tagged for closure, with Morrisons picking ... Read More»
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GameFly restructuring result in lay-offs
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GameFly restructuring result in lay-offs

Game rental service and digital distributor GameFly issued a round of lay-offs earlier today. The company explained the cuts as a result of restructuring, but did not give details. Joystiq cites one anonymous source for word that cuts were around one t... Read More»
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MGR: Revengeance tops in Japan, Vita outsells Wii U
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MGR: Revengeance tops in Japan, Vita outsells Wii U

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was the clear winner on the Media Create charts in Japan, moving 308,681 units on PS3. 3DS sales were down, but both models still maintained the numer one and two spots on the hardware chart. PS3 took third place with an uptick in sales, moving 18,529 units compared to 16,934 the ... Read More»
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Pachter clarifies ‘UK games retail market is a joke’ comment
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Pachter clarifies ‘UK games retail market is a joke’ comment

Michael Pachter deemed the UK games retail market ‘a joke’ a few weeks ago slamming British retailers’ attempts to undercut each other with incredibly low, unrealistic prices. The Wedbush Morgan analyst has now clarified what he meant in a new interview. If you missed Pachter’s original statement, you can find it here. Speaking with MCV, ... Read More»
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Australian retailer prices PS4 at $899
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Australian retailer prices PS4 at $899

EB Games Australia has opened pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 at $899, which is about £600/€700/¥86,000. Australian prices tend to be quite a bit higher than international price points after currency conversion. For comparison, the 60GB PlayStation 3 originally launched at $999 in Australia, which is now worth about £670/€780/¥96,000, but the PS3 actually retailed ... Read More»
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PS4 pre-orders open at ShopTo: £399.95 price tag listed
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PS4 pre-orders open at ShopTo: £399.95 price tag listed

PS4 was revealed last night at Sony’s ‘PlayStation Meeting’ event last night, but no mention was made of the console’s price. Online retailer ShopTo has started taking pre-orders on the console, with the preliminary price of £399.95. Now, bear in mind that retailers often set guesswork prices when new consoles are revealed, but this could ... Read More»
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PS4 pre-orders now open at GAME UK, requires £20 deposit
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PS4 pre-orders now open at GAME UK, requires £20 deposit

PS4 was only just revealed by Sony this morning, but UK retailer GAME is already taking pre-orders for the powerhouse new console. In a statement sent to VG247 this morning, GAME confirmed that it is taking pre-orders on the console “immediately”, and championed Sony’s reveal last night. You can now pre-order the console at GAME ... Read More»
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HMV to close 37 more stores, 464 staff affected – full closure list here
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HMV to close 37 more stores, 464 staff affected – full closure list here

HMV and administrators Deloitte have today announced that they close another 37 stores amid efforts to restructure the business. MCV reports that 464 staff will lose their jobs as a result of the closures. It follows the announcement of 66 stores facing the chop earlier this month, bringing the full count of axed sites to ... Read More»
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Industry analyst expects Sony to cut the price of PS3 next week
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Industry analyst expects Sony to cut the price of PS3 next week

Industry analyst Michael Pachter expects Sony to announce a price-cut for PS3 next week along with the announcement of a new console. According to Pachter, the a price-cut should go into effect on “February 21st,” and he expects it to hit somewhere around the $199 mark. He also expects Microsoft to counter the reduction with ... Read More»
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