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  • Blog Post: Good Old Games Begins Selling Game-Related Documentary Films

    Good Old Games has made its name selling back catalog titles from the golden age of PC gaming. Now, the company is expanding into cinema with a slew of documentaries aimed at the gaming audience. The company hopes to eventually expand to more mainstream Hollywood fare, but is intent on selling its movies... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] Microsoft Says Xbox Live Arcade Will Eventually Be Phased Out

    [Update] Through its PR agency, Edelman, Microsoft issued an official statement on this story, assuring gamers that Xbox Live is in no danger of being taken down. “Xbox LIVE Arcade is and will continue to be the premier destination for quality downloadable games at a great value, boasting an ever... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 3 PC Will Require Origin Client -- Even Retail Copies

    It's a bit vexing that, instead of being discussed for being what looks to be a real step forward in the military shooter genre, all talk regarding EA's Battlefield 3 seems to revolve around the company's plan to use it to push its EA Original digital distribution and social networking service... More
  • Blog Post: GameFly To Offer Players Digital Downloads Of PC Games

    The mail-order online game rental service GameFly announced today that it will be offering subscribers unlimited play of PC games through a new digital client. "We're thrilled to bring digital to the gaming consumer in a meaningful way, as no other service or retailer brings physical and digital... More
  • Blog Post: NPD Group And EEDAR Join Forces To Improve Game Sales Tracking

    Two the game industry's most powerful analysis and sales tracking organizations are joining forces to improve their ability to track and analyze game sales across both traditional physical and emerging digital distribution channels. According to a press release sent out today, " EEDAR will exclusively... More
  • Blog Post: EA Gives Statement On Why Battlefield 3 Won't Be On Steam

    In a blog post on its official forum, an EA spokesperson released a statement giving the company's reasons not releasing Battlefield 3 on Steam. The statement seemed to go to lengths that this was a specific problem EA has with Steam, and not an effort to drive players to EA's new Origin service... More
  • Blog Post: EA Pulls Dragon Age II From Steam

    It looks like there's a feud brewing between Electronic Arts and Valve's popular digital distribution service. Continuing a pattern of EA titles being pulled or not made available on Steam, BioWare's Dragon Age II is no longer available on the site. Apparently, Dragon Age II was pulled by... More
  • Blog Post: GameStop To Create Gaming Tablet?

    In an interview with CNBC, GameStop president Tony Bartel revealed that the game retailer intends to begin selling tablets equipped for purchase of digital games through its newly acquired Impulse digital distribution channel or streaming them through the company's Spawn Labs service. Bartel did... More
  • Blog Post: Creating A Humble Indie Bundle

    The pair of Humble Indie Bundles released in 2010 not only provided gamers a service in packaging together anticipated independent titles at a self-determined price, but raised upwards of one million dollars for charitable causes. Speaking to the success of the promotions at a panel this morning, organizers... More
  • Blog Post: "Did You Know?" Video Puts Progress In Perspective

    Usually, if a press event starts off with a video, it's a compilation of game footage set to obnoxiously loud (and bad) house music. Telltale mixed things up a bit at its San Francisco gathering last night, choosing instead to show off a series of thought-provoking facts and predictions. Even if... More
  • Blog Post: EA CEO Says Digital Will Dominate Retail In 2011

    With a roster than includes Madden Football, Mass Effect, and the Sims, it's easy to forget about some of EA's free-to-play offerings. The company is banking on the success of games like FIFA Ultimate Team and the upcoming Battlefield Play4Free in a big way. According to EA's CEO John Riccitiello... More
  • Blog Post: NPD: Digital PC Game Sales Outpacing Physical Sales In 2010

    The NPD Group has taken an interesting look at PC game sales for the first half of 2010, providing a glimpse of how the market is shifting in some significant ways. First, PC gamers are embracing digital distribution, with those sales (11.2 million full-game downloads) outpacing physical units’... More
  • Blog Post: PC Digital Sales Approaching Retail

    Industry tracking firm NPD Group today released the findings of a survey that show that PC games are selling nearly as many copies via online distribution channels as they are at retail. The company's monthly sales charts have always only incorporated retail sales. Finding out that nearly half of... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix Eyeing Social Play

    Traditional Square Enix titles inherently have players holed up in their rooms for weeks at a time, immersed in fantastical worlds through a notably single-player experience. Looking to the future, Square Enix Chief Executive Yoichi Wada wants to shift away from solo play in favor of multiplayer and... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Greenberg: Lack Of Blu-ray Part Of Digital Strategy

    Blu-ray was named the victor of the media storage war some time ago, with some folks going as far as saying lack of a Blu-ray drive will hurt the Xbox 360 in the long run. Games are getting larger and now we're seeing more 360 games span multiple disks. Still, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg says... More
  • Blog Post: PSP Go “Will Die” Without Digital Game Price Cuts

    Jon Burton, director at Traveler’s Tales, believes that Sony either needs to reduce the price of downloadable games or their new digital-only handheld will perish. He also thinks the company won’t hesitate to pull the trigger on price reductions for digital games versus physical UMDs. “I’m... More
  • Blog Post: Stardock: Steam Owns 70% Of Game Download Market

    According to Stardock's 2009 Customer Report , the developer/publisher estimates that Valve's Steam service accounts for roughly 70% of PC digital games purchases. Stardock pegs its own Impulse service in second place at 10%, with the remaining 20% belonging to various independent players like... More
  • Blog Post: UK Retailer: "PSPgo Will Fail Miserably"

    Don McCabe, the managing director of the United Kingdom's biggest independent video game retailer, Chips, thinks the PSPgo will "fail miserably." McCabe is pulling no punches regarding his opinion of Sony's new handheld, describing the device as a "no-go." "I've been... More
  • Blog Post: OnLive Bolsters New Funding Funding From AT&T, Warner, And Others

    OnLive, the in-development digital-only gaming platform, hasn`t been in the spotlight much recently. That could be for good reason, however. The company has apparently been busy securing a large slice of financial support from some very interested investors. The nice chunk of change comes from AT&T... More
  • Blog Post: Sony: Educating Consumers Key to Digital Devices’ Success

    The fact that the PSPgo doesn’t have a physical media drive has a surprising amount of people scratching their heads. Perhaps Sony placed a little too much stock in the general knowledge consumers have regarding digital distribution, because the company is now saying the masses need to be thoroughly... More
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