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Nintendo to introduce digital pre-loads with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Wii U and 3DS owners will soon have the ability to download games prior to their release in order to play them immediately at launch, Nintendo announced as part of its investor-facing quarterly financial report this week. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first game to offer pre-downloads ...

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GameFly sells off digital distribution business

GameFly has sold its online games distribution service to AtGames Holding Ltd, the company revealed in a brief announcement at its digital storefront. The service will remain active during its transition between owners, and users will still be able to access and play their purchased games after ...

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Report: 92 percent of PC game sales in 2013 were digital

Console games may still occupy a large amount of retail space with physical copies, but PC games are another story altogether, according to research firm DFC Intelligence. The organization told website PC Retail that 92 percent of all PC games sold across the world in 2013 were distributed digitall...

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Good Old Games glitch gave away free games in Linux sale

Getting a good deal in a sale is kind of the whole point, but clearing out a promotion's spread without spending a cent is pretty unheard of. Good Old Games users kicked off its Linux Launch promotion this week, but users that were quick to browse the sale discovered its offerings could be had for...

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Ubisoft's digital sales jump 32% in fiscal 2014

Ubisoft reported digital sales of 195 million euros ($266.6 million) for the financial year ending March 31, 2014. That represents a 32 percent increase over last year's 148 million euros ($202.3 million) in sales for the segment, which includes digitally-distributed games as well as downloadable a...

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Take-Two makes it rain $1 billion more in fiscal 2014

Take-Two reported net revenue of $2.35 billion for fiscal 2014 (the year ending March 31, 2014), a 94 percent growth from its reported revenue of $1.21 billion in 2013. It also reported a net income of $361.7 million, which compares rather favorably to the net loss of $31.2 million it suffered last...

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Titanfall won't come to Xbox 360 Games On Demand

Titanfall publisher EA has nixed potential plans to bring the robot-infested shooter to the Xbox 360 as a digital download. A new entry on EA's help site explains the decision: "After extensive testing, we felt that [a digital release] simply did not represent the true Titanfall experience and i...

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Fast2Play hosting sales of Steam keys from Humble Bundles

Having a great Saturday where everything feels right in the world? Well uh, sorry, but we might derail that train of contentment. Game Informer reports that 7 Entertainment's online storefront Fast2Play and sister site Kinguin are hosting the sale of Steam keys purchased through Humble Bundles. Giv...

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Origin to cease sales of physical games on April 4

Those of you buying physical games through Origin will soon have to embrace digital distribution or scope out another store - Origin will cease its offering of disc-based games on April 4, when it transitions to serving solely as a digital license storefront for PC and Mac. If you're still set ...

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GOG to use regional pricing for three upcoming games

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 ...

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