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  • Blog Post: International Pricing and Painting App For HTC Vive Revealed

    Last week, HTC announced the price for its virtual reality headset, the Vive: $799. HTC has just confirmed the international pricing for the unit as well as a application that will be bundled with each headset in addition to Fantastic Contraption and Job Simulator: Google's Tilt Brush. You can find... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] UFC Demo Pricing Error Fixed, Free Once More

    Update: EA has emailed us about the UFC and FIFA demo pricing errors. As suspected, these were unintentional glitches.[eXcerpt] “The price associated with the FIFA 14 and EA SPORTS UFC demos was due to a technical error," a representative told us via email. "Both demos have now been fixed... More
  • Blog Post: GOG Does Away With Regional Price Plan, Apologizes

    GOG.com has gotten rid of its regional price plan, the controversial plan that set a fixed worldwide price to every game. The website issued a statement of apology from its bosses Marcin Iwinski and Guillaume Rambourg. In the statement, they expressed a mea culpa, saying “We thought DRM-Free was... More
  • Blog Post: Marvel Heroes Launch Date And New Villains Trailer Revealed

    The free-to-play comic book MMO now has a release date, and a new trailer shows off some of the game's villains. The game is set to go live on June 4, but those who purchase packs of in-game characters will be able to get early access to the game. While you can eventually unlock all characters through... More
  • Blog Post: You Are To Blame For The 3DS Price Point

    This week, Nintendo announced that the 3DS will cost 25,000 Japanese yen (about $300). Does that seem a little too expensive to you? Then maybe you shouldn't have been so excited about the device after its E3 reveal. Speaking to Bloomberg (via andriasang ), Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata explained that... More
  • Blog Post: Rock Band Announces Pricing For Pro Difficulty Songs

    Rock Band's Pro difficulty mode, which brings gamers closer than ever before to the experience of actually playing instruments, is the cornerstone feature of the Harmonix's upcoming music title. Today, in an interview with IGN, MTV Games' Paul DeGooyer revealed the pricing structure for DLC... More
  • Blog Post: It's Official: Kinect Will Be $150

    Today, Microsoft has confirmed what we've known for some time. The company's Kinect motion control camera peripheral will sell for $150 and come with the game Kinect Adventures. The unit will also come with a custom, proprietary cable to connect to the recently released slim Xbox 360 console... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Concerned About Pricing Of Move And Kinect

    You may have noticed that the Kinect and Move lineups at E3 weren't exactly filled with Activision titles, and there's a reason for that. Speaking to Gamasutra , Activision COO Thomas Tipple said "I think as a publisher, you have to be concerned about how the price drives a lot of the outcome... More
  • Blog Post: Namco Bandai: Games Are Too Expensive

    Next time you grumble at the checkout line about the cost of video games, take solace in knowing you’re not alone. You’ve got an ally in Namco Bandai Partners’ vice president and head of sales and marketing, Olivier Comte. Speaking to MCV , Compte says the games industry is suffering... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Admits "Poor Job Communicating" What ODST Was

    Halo fans are well aware of the confusion around what ODST actually was in the minds of Bungie. It was initially announced as an expansion pack of sorts, making gamers expect a discounted price. Later in development, Bungie decided it featured enough new content to warrant a full-priced release, predictably... More
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