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Good Old Games has shared plans to implement regional pricing for three upcoming titles due in the "next couple of months." The DRM-free digital distribution service explained that the addition is part of efforts to get more preorder options and launch day releases from publishers, in contrast to...

February 23rd 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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A sale on Ryse: Son of Rome, which puts the game at $39.99 starting tomorrow and runs until February 24, may be the beginning of a trend, according to a series of tweets from Xbox studio manager Mike Ybarra. "Lot of people asked for better deals on our digital marketplace, so we're testing some," Y...

February 17th 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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​The Regional Court of Berlin has dismissed a lawsuit from the German consumer organization VZBV against Valve, for now granting Valve the authority to prevent Steam users from reselling their libraries of digital games. Business as usual, that is. In September 2012, VZBV brought a desist letter a...

February 7th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Pre-ordering games you're really excited about makes sense, but so does canceling said pre-order once you get suspicious that a game won't turn out to be any good. Changing your mind used to be a bit of a process on Steam, since canceling pre-orders required going through the service's support sys...

January 26th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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After a month of generating new lands for PS3 users to explore, Minecraft has sold one million copies on the PlayStation Network. Mojang's David Kaplan shared the news on Mojang's blog, proving that there are actually still people on this Earth that have yet to buy the build-what-you-want adventure...

January 25th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Following reports that prices for digital copies of Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5 and the standard version of Dead Rising 3 had increased by £5, a Microsoft UK representative explained the change to GameSpot this week. "Digital content pricing is subject to change and we may occasio...

December 14th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Good Old Games has discovered a new branch of software compatibility wizardry that apparently involves a magic bucket, which has resulted in 36 games being added to its storefront for Mac. Some of these have previously been available for Mac on other services like Steam, but we're not one to quest...

November 16th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Second Life's Linden Lab has announced this week that it has acquired the digital distribution service Desura. What's Desura? Think of it as a lesser-known version of Steam, yet without the DRM headaches and more focused on player mods. So, not really like Steam. Linden Lab's CEO, Rod Humble, is...

July 11th 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Digital games and downloadable content sales are growing at a rate of 33 percent year over year in the US and Europe, according to data presented by NPD, iResearch and Digi-Capital analysts at GDC. The speakers at the digital games sales talk noted that sales in China are expected to grow over 10...

March 30th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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GameFly is running a special on select Windows PC downloads, offering up Hitman: Absolution for $12.49, Max Payne 3 for $14.99, Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $4.99, Mass Effect Trilogy for $24.99, Anno 2070 for $17.49 and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City for $12.49.Late last year, GameFly intr...

March 19th 2013 at 11:55pm 0 Comments
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Last night's PS4 unveiling event showed Sony is a company committed to digital distribution and the cloud. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida echoed those sentiments during follow-up interviews, telling Destructoid that the digital business is quite booming for Sony, especially on the...

February 21st 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments