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Wii U dumped by major retailer as PS4 and Xbox One near

Wii U dumped by major retailer as PS4 and Xbox One near

Nintendo faces another blow to its Wii U ambitions, with news that one major retailer will yank the poorly-selling console from its shelves altogether. UK supermarket chain Asda, owned by Walmart, has confirmed it will no longer be stocking the Wii U, games for the console, or accessories in any of its 555 stores, telling CVG UK that it will only be offering select titles through its online shopping system.

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How Important Is Buying Used Games?

How Important Is Buying Used Games?

As I’ve said here before, I think that used games are an integral component in the value proposition presented to gamers. There are some people that don’t believe they should pay $60 for a game, and thus, wait a week or so for a game to launch and then head to a place like GameStop to buy a cheaper, used version.

I can understand where they’re coming from. Games are expensive. And with an economy that’s still not exactly recovering at the most rapid speed, spending a considerable amount of cash on a title just doesn’t make sense for some folks – especially when it comes time to pay the bills and ensure that the lights are on and food is on the table.

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Xbox One licensing statement details used game gifting and reselling

Xbox One licensing statement details used game gifting and reselling

It has been a bit since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, and today it has posted a write-up detailing how game licensing for the gaming console works. One particular area of concern has revolved around used games, which was partially detailed on May 24 in a policy leak. The licensing details posted by Microsoft clear up a few areas of questioning, such as whether used games can be given to friends and resold.

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Xbox One used games policy leak claims limited discounts and publisher cut

Xbox One used games policy leak claims limited discounts and publisher cut

Used game sales on the Xbox One will use a digital authorization system requiring the console to validate titles against Microsoft's servers every 24 hours, retailer leaks have suggested, also building in a cut for both Microsoft and publishers with each transaction. Microsoft had confirmed that pre-owned games sales would be permitted on the new console, but declined to detail exactly how the system would operate. Now, according to retailers speaking to MCV, details of the proposed system have been leaked.

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Watch Dogs frustrates gamers with exclusive missions

Watch Dogs frustrates gamers with exclusive missions

Ubisoft has frustrated gamers with news that retailer exclusivity deals for Watch Dogs will mean some of the special levels will be out of reach unless people buy multiple copies of the game. Amazon and GameStop will each offer exclusive packs to gamers who preorder the upcoming title, Tom's Hardware reports, with each containing a single-player mission that will not - at least initially - be available anywhere else.

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Nintendo reveals E3 game demo Best Buy plans and SEGA Sonic exclusive

Nintendo reveals E3 game demo Best Buy plans and SEGA Sonic exclusive

Nintendo is aiming to democratize E3 2013 next week, partnering with Best Buy in the US and Canada to give access to unreleased games to those who can't attend the annual gaming event. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime revealed the plans at the tail-end of a Nintendo Direct presentation; "this year," Fils-Aime said of E3, "it's all about the games." That will include an exclusive title with SEGA from the Sonic series.

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GameStop expands electronics trade-in program

GameStop expands electronics trade-in program

GameStop has been operating a trade-in program for electronics for a while now. This program allows you to trade-in gadgets such as smartphones, tablets, and MP3 players that you no longer need for store credit. That store credit can be used towards the purchase of just about anything else you might desire including video games and gaming accessories.

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