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Non-gaming software category added to Steam Greenlight

Steam's crowd-sourced Greenlight approval process has now begun accepting applications for non-gaming software, which the platform began featuring recently. The submission, voting and approval process for software is identical to that of the existing system for games, which is to say that approval ...

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Valve creativity software now live, 10 percent off this week

Valve's line of creativity and productivity software is up and running right now (only one month late), offering tools for digital painting, 3D production and photography, all for 10 percent off through Tuesday, October 9, at 10 a.m. The new Valve software lineup comprises the following apps, with ...

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Wii U games cost $59.99, Wii U Pro Controller priced at $49.99

Though Nintendo didn't announce any pricing details for games or the Wii U Pro Controller during its briefing this morning, word comes Nintendo will follow established pricing models for the two. First, Wii U games will see a $10 increase compared to their Wii brethren, and will cost $59.99 at reta...

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Valve launching non-game software on Steam this September

Valve is set to roll out a line of software titles ranging from "creativity to productivity," hitting Steam on September 5. The software titles will incorporate Steamworks functionality, allowing automatic updating and cloud storage, among other standard Steam features. This follows a leak on the S...

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EU court rules it's legal to resell digital games, software

Buying and reselling any form of digital software is perfectly legal, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled. Software authors – or in the gaming world, publishers – can not stop customers from reselling their games, even if the publisher attaches an End User License Agree...

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Nintendo predicts combined Wii U and Wii console sales of 10.5 million by March 31, 2013

Nintendo isn't breaking out hardware or software sales predictions for the Wii U just yet, unlike its other consoles. Instead, it's masking said predictions by mixing them in with those of the Wii. Bizarre? Yes, bizarre. Anyway, Nintendo's looking at a combined total of 10.5 million hardware units ...

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Skype video coming to Vita today

Skype, one of the few things on the internet that even sweet ol' grannies know how to use, will be available later today for the PlayStation Vita. Skype video calling will be enabled on the device for both the WiFi and 3G models as soon as the PlayStation Store updates, sometime during the sun's d...

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PS Vita 1.66 update now live, reportedly with a fix for PS Minis support

Due to a "technical fault" with PlayStation Vita firmware 1.65 (released yesterday), the update was "taken down temporarily" and later replaced with a newer version (1.66). More exciting than the hullabaloo surrounding its release: firmware 1.66 reportedly enables PlayStation Minis support for Play...

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February NPD: Hardware sales up over January, everything down year over year

The numbers for February are in, and while hardware performance was better than it was in January, both hardware and software sales are seeing significant declines when compared to figures from February 2011. With hardware and software combined, total new video-game sales rang up at $1.06 billion f...

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Nintendo in February: Mario Galaxy passes 5 million, Wii and 3DS move more than 200K each [Update: corrected]

With February's NPD numbers upon us, Nintendo's Super Mario Galaxy 2 has joined a prestigious club. The portly plumber's Wii title has now crossed the 5 million sales mark. Nintendo notes that the Wii has now amassed nine titles that have passed 5 million in sales, which it says is "nearly twice as...

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