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  • Blog Post: Retail Special Edition Of Gone Home Now Available In SNES-Themed Box

    The formerly download-only Gone Home is now available in retail form with some added goodies. The special edition of the game is $29.99 and you can order the North America version of the game here , and the European version of the game here . Included in the bundle is the game on a disc, as well as a... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Announces The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Bundle For Europe

    Gamers on the other side of the pond will be able to get a new PlayStation 4 bundle that includes a copy of the newly remastered version of Naughty Dog's masterpiece. The news comes from the European PlayStation Blog. The bundle includes a standard black PlayStation 4, a DualShock 4 controller, and... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Microsoft Talks On Amazon Acquiring Killer Instinct Dev Double Helix Games

    Update #2 : Microsoft has commented on Amazon's acquisition of Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games. Polygon has obtained the following comment from Microsoft, which mentions the future of the Killer Instinct franchise. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Double Helix and wish them success... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Digital Download Or Physical Retail?

    As we move into the new generation of video gaming, the choice between downloading a game and braving the real world to purchase a box is more prevalent than ever. Despite lacking physical components like a disc or a case, downloading a game as opposed to purchasing it from a store (or from an online... More
  • Blog Post: Duck Tales: Remastered Physical Version Hits Shelves On November 12

    It's been over a month since Duck Tales: Remastered hit the downloadable market. If you haven't played it yet, and you're the type of person who prefers physical discs to downloads, November 12 is your day of triumph. The game is more than just simple HD upgrade; it has the addition of voices... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Shows Off The First Retail Xbox One

    Microsoft's Larry Hryb recently tweeted out a picture of the first retail-ready Xbox One. Last week , Hryb tweeted about a picture of the first Xbox Ones to come off the assembly line, but the consoles were already packaged in the cardboard boxes that would be their homes until they made it to retailers... More
  • Blog Post: Report: New 12GB PlayStation 3 Model To Retail For $199

    Evidence of a new PlayStation 3 model, which features 12GB of storage and will retail for $199, has surfaced. The website Engadget broke the news, based on a page on the Canadian retailer Future Play's website. The page was removed, but not before Engadget grabbed a screenshot (see above). It's... More
  • Blog Post: NPD: Video Game Content Sales Total $3.5 Billion In First Quarter

    The video game industry tracking organization says that sales on total video game content were the same as the first quarter of a year ago, with digital content sales rising. In the company's Games Market Dynamics: U.S. report, NPD revealed that a total of $3.5 billion had been spent on game content... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Won't Separate Games Into Live Arcade, Indie, And Retail Categories

    On the Xbox One, all games are equal. Microsoft's Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer spoke with Eurogamer , and clarified a question we had about the distribution of games on Microsoft's newly announced consoles. "In the past we had retail games which came on disc, we had Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Version Of The Last Of Us Playable During Download

    Naughty Dog has told Game Informer that its upcoming survival horror epic The Last of Us will be released digitally through the PlayStation Store on June 14, the same day that the game releases in stores on Blu-ray disc. There's also something special about this simultaneous release. Naughty Dog's... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Rings In Spring With New Xbox 360 Bundle

    Microsoft has announced that its new "Spring Value Bundle" for Xbox 360 has begun shipping to select U.S. retailers. The package includes two great games - Batman: Arkham City and Darksiders II. The Spring Value 360 unit also comes with a 250GB hard drive, a wireless controller, and one month... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Play Brings Xbox Live Arcade Games To Windows 8

    Windows 8 is pushing a more console-style interface to PCs, and soon you'll able to purchase a small selection of Xbox Live Arcade games through your PC. The video below serves as the announcement for the Microsoft Play service, and shows off some of the interface for purchasing games. The service's... More
  • Blog Post: The Halo Series Has Sold 50 Million Units To Date

    Since the introduction of the original Xbox, Halo has been the franchise that helped put Microsoft on the map in the console game market. Today, the company announced that the series has racked up 50 million unit sales to date. The strong sales of Halo 4, which now stand at over 4 million units sold... More
  • Blog Post: Retail Will Continue To Be Important For Sony's Next Console

    With its purchase of Gaikai Inc., a cloud-based gaming company , Sony is clearly thinking about the future and online digital distribution. But that doesn't mean Sony is ready to abandon the retail market. Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Fergal Gara acknowledged that the retail market has seen... More
  • Blog Post: New Super Mario Bros. 2 Pre-Order Bonus Item Announced

    GameStop has announced that it will have an exclusive bonus item for those who pre-order New Super Mario Bros. 2 online. The bonus item is a gold Mario pin (pictured) will be mailed out with copies of the upcoming 3DS game that are ordered online through the GameStop site (it will NOT be given out to... More
  • Blog Post: Silicon Knights' Denis Dyack Says Used Games Hurt Developers

    In a new interview, Denis Dyack, the outspoken head of Eternal Darkness and X-Men: Destiny developer Silicon Knights, claims that used games "cannibalize" new games sales, threatening the health of the industry. Speaking with Gamesindustry.biz , Dyack spoke about his concerns regarding used... More
  • Blog Post: Supergiant Sends Soldier A Retail Copy Of Bastion

    Maybe you didn’t know this but Supergiant Games is cool people. The developer of Bastion just sent out a retail copy of their downloadable title to a soldier who couldn’t access it otherwise. Reddit user bolivar-shagnasty blogged about his experience here , but the gist of the story is that... More
  • Blog Post: The Japanese Home Console Business Declines For 4th Straight Year

    Much has been written about the decline of the Japanese video game industry. Today, the Japanese retail tracking service Enterbrain delivered more bad news. Jiji Press reports that new Enterbrain sales data from 2011 shows another dip in sales of Japanese home consoles and home console software. The... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim Ships 10 Million Worldwide

    Bethesda has just announced that worldwide shipments of its epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim have passed an impressive benchmark. In a press release released today, the company broke the news. On a worldwide basis, Skyrim has now shipped over 10 million copies, generating around $650 million in retail... More
  • Blog Post: When Do You Think Digital Will Eclipse Retail Sales?

    The London Games Conference is taking place this week in – you guessed it – London, where attendees will be discussing the digital transition, among other topics. To get people in the mood, the organization (in collaboration with MCV ) polled 1,000 industry executives on when they thought... More
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