Follow us on:

Posts tagged digital-distribution

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

Crysis 2 back on Steam with a clever new name, extra goodies

Crysis 2 is back on Steam after being yanked in June because "an agreement with another download service" violated Steam's terms of service. The new, improved Crysis 2 is subtitled the "Maximum Edition" and it includes all the content in the limited edition, plus the Retaliation and Decimation DLC...

Continue Reading

Indie Game: The Movie available digitally on June 12

Steam has proven to be a boon for indie games like Super Meat Boy. Now we'll see if it's similarly helpful for movies about Super Meat Boy. Following its limited theatrical run, Indie Game: The Movie will be released digitally through Steam on June 12. Pre-orders are open for $9; normal price is...

Continue Reading

'Majority' of first-party 3DS and Wii U games to be sold digitally on Nintendo eShop

In a statement to Joystiq today, Nintendo offered more insight into its plan to distribute new 3DS and Wii U games digitally in addition to retail. It won't just be select games like New Super Mario Bros. 2; according to the publisher, "The majority of Nintendo-published Nintendo 3DS games will...

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW