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NPD: Digital game sales growing year-over-year 33 percent

Digital games and downloadable content sales are growing at a rate of 33 percent year over year in the US and Europe, according to data presented by NPD, iResearch and Digi-Capital analysts at GDC. The speakers at the digital games sales talk noted that sales in China are expected to grow over 10 p...

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Trion selling End of Nations CE for $70, with special subscription and perks

Trion has revealed Collector's Edition details for its upcoming free-to-play MMORTS End of Nations. For $70 you'll essentially get a head start in the game, including a Black Dragons company with special units for your army, the chance to start out two commanders at level 5, two extra commander slo...

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68 percent of European Xbox Live subscriptions purchased at retail

Despite living in a world where automatic renewal is a thing, a full two-thirds of European Xbox Live subscriptions are purchased at retail locations rather than online or through the console itself, according to Xbox Live marketing manager Robin Burrows. This statistical tidbit was revealed d...

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Lord of the Rings Online doubles revenue since going free-to-play

Lord of the Rings Online Executive Producer Kate Paiz announced during a panel at GDC Online 2010 today that Turbine has done it again: Lord of the Rings Online has doubled its revenue and created over a million new accounts since going free-to-play early last month. That's the second MMO Turbine h...

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Starcraft 2 offering subscription plans in Latin America, Asia and Russia

Plans for a subscription-based StarCraft 2 are in the works for Latin America, Asia and Russia. While US gamers will only pay a one-time fee to start harvesting Vespene Gas on July 27, players abroad will be offered two different ways to play: subscription or an all-access fee. A press release d...

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Activision report lists World of Warcraft as a 'risk factor'

If there's anything that all the chaos between Activision and Infinity Ward in the past 24 hours has taught us, it's that no one is safe and dry under Bobby Kotick's umbrella. And while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was one of Activision's biggest earners, that hasn't stopped the company from revamp...

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Region-free PS3, free online multiplayer confirmed

During a Q&A session with media over lunch after yesterday's GDC keynote, Sony's Phil Harrison confirmed that PS3 software will be region free and that multiplayer gaming will also be free. While we'd heard rumblings of the region-free set-up for games back in early November, we hadn't heard an...

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Free basic service on "PlayStation Network Platform"

Going by the working title "PlayStation Network Platform," Sony has announced that the basic level of its online service will be free (at least at first). While the company's "Live-killer" will readily support the PS3 at launch in November, it is not known to what extent the &quo...

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