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Origin officially launches on Mac

Origin has had an alpha client on Mac since back in September, and today the service officially launches. Origin features on Mac are pretty much the same as on PC – you can upload saves to the cloud, interact with friends and the community through Origin's social feeds and, uh, play games. Se...

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GTA Vice City PC 'temporarily' pulled from digital distributors over music licensing issue

Rockstar has decided to pull the PC version of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City from digital distributors for an undisclosed period while it deals with some licensing-related complications. "Due to some music licensing issues, we've had to temporarily remove Vice City PC from digital stores. We'll make ...

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Ubisoft wants full games on Wii U eShop 'as soon as it's possible'

Though no concrete plans have been outlined, Ubisoft's intention to join Nintendo's push towards more digitally available retail games on its new flagship console is now evident: "As soon as it's possible, we will do it," Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot told Polygon, speaking on whether his compan...

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Outlast is a new survival-horror game from industry vets at Red Barrels

Outlast is a survival-horror game built on Unreal Engine coming from new studio Red Barrels. The Montreal-based studio was founded by industry veterans from Ubisoft and Naughty Dog, with Outlast being the newly formed outfit's first game. Outlast is set to debut in 2013 for the PC through digital ...

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Ubisoft's Uplay may incorporate third-party games

Uplay, Ubisoft's recently revamped PC client, may start selling third-party games, Ubisoft worldwide director for online games Stephanie Perotti says. "We remain open to opportunities," Perotti tells MCV. "Right now, we're starting the service with our own games, but as we go forward, we plan to po...

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Downloads account for 5 percent of New Super Mario Bros. 2 sales in Japan so far

Nintendo's digital distribution scheme for retail games has had a relatively slow start in Japan. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told the Wall Street Journal that digital sales of New Super Mario Bros. 2, which was released in the region on July 28, have made up 5% of the total. Iwata seemed all r...

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GameStop CEO finds digital used market 'interesting'

GameStop CEO Paul Raines mentioned recently the company finds used downloadable goods "interesting," but "it's not a meaningful business yet." Speaking to Gamespot, Raines said, "Right now we're not seeing that as a huge market, but I think we're on the leading edge. There are a few companies, a fe...

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Origin update 9.0 streamlines friends list, library, clock

EA is preparing to update its Origin client to version 9.0, which seems designed to make the experience of using the Origin client as painless as possible. The upcoming update decouples the friends lists into its own little window, so you can move it around or hide it. The library view can now be c...

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Gibeau says EA mostly ignores NPD reports; NPD knows 'for a fact' major publishers use them

Last year EA went on record calling the NPD's sales reports "a misrepresentation of the entire industry," and this year EA Labels president Frank Gibeau is taking that sentiment one step further, saying EA largely ignores NPD reports. "An occasional bad report from NPD, which measures a sliver of w...

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EA: first year with Origin 'a huge success,' service to become 'stickier'

EA's Origin service is "a huge success" in its first year, according to EA senior VP of global e-commerce David DeMartini. Despite a rough start with end-user license agreement mishaps and banning some users from playing games they purchased offline, DeMartini said the service has seen 12 million d...

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