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GAME unveils springtime Xbox 360 bundles for gamers

GAME unveils springtime Xbox 360 bundles for gamers

Springtime is here and that means some new Xbox 360 hardware bundles have turned up at UK retailer GAME. If you're in need of a new Xbox 360 ahead of this year's expected launch of the next-generation Xbox, this is your chance to get a special price on two different bundled packages. The game bundles will be delivered at no additional cost.

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Banning Used Games Is A Deal-Breaker

Banning Used Games Is A Deal-Breaker

Let me say this loud and clear: any game console that tries to block used games will fail. And I, along with other gamers, will be happy to see it.

Over the last year or so, we’ve been hearing rumors that Microsoft’s next console, currently codenamed Durango, could ban used games. Microsoft, of course, hasn’t said anything on the matter, deciding instead to keep its plans close to the vest until it finally has the chance to unveil the device to the world. But the steady drumbeat of claims that the console won’t support used games is concerning.

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Xbox 720 demands installed games and always-on activation leak suggests

Xbox 720 demands installed games and always-on activation leak suggests

Microsoft may force gamers of its next-gen Xbox "720" to install all games to the internal drive rather than run them from disc, with the new console - codenamed "Durango" - also insisting on a permanent online connection. New documentation purportedly from the Durango XDK (Xbox Development Kit) and shared by Vgleaks suggests Microsoft is changing the way the next Xbox will load and handle optical media; although the console will have a Blu-ray drive, the help files confirm, it will only be used for installation.

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Ubisoft wants to improve its relationship with PC gamers

Ubisoft wants to improve its relationship with PC gamers

Stephanie Perotti, director of Uplay, has stated that Ubisoft wants to improve its relationship with PC gamers. The company has had immense popularity with console gamers and has shown favoritism to consoles in the past. One example would be the company releasing games, like Assassin's Creed 3, to the consoles one month before they become available for PC gamers. Ubisoft has been working to attempt to balance its love between both console gamers and PC gamers.

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Retailers already launching pre-orders for PlayStation 4

Retailers already launching pre-orders for PlayStation 4

It's only been a few days since the PlayStation 4 was officially announced, but retailers are already beginning to take pre-orders for the gaming console. In the United Kingdom, Game Retail Limited, and ShopTo are already taking pre-orders for the gaming console. With a small deposit, customers are able to reserve the PS4 just in time for the holidays. Amazon's UK website also has a dedicated PlayStation 4 section that allows people to sign-up to be notified when the PlayStation 4 is available to be pre-ordered.

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GameStop to close 250 stores, will open 60-70 new stores this year

GameStop to close 250 stores, will open 60-70 new stores this year

The rise of Steam and other digital distribution services have certainly been hurting the physical media sales of PC games, and the online retailers are slowly sucking the life out of brick-and-mortar stores, especially video game specialty shops like GameStop. The company announced today that they will close down 250 locations this year, but will open up 60-70 new stores during the same time period.

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New House bill seeks stronger laws for video game ratings

New House bill seeks stronger laws for video game ratings

After the violent shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut recently, many lawmakers are pointing at violent video games as the culprit. Just a couple of days ago, a Missouri lawmaker submitted a bill that seeks to levy a tax on violent video games sales. This time around, a Utah House Representative wants to ban video games that don't have an ESRB rating, as well as enforce stricter laws to prevent the sale of violent video games to minors.

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Ultimate Far Cry bundle spotted in GAME listing

Ultimate Far Cry bundle spotted in GAME listing

If you've yet to dive into the world of Far Cry, you might want to wait awhile before you go tracking down the older games in the series. That's due to new whispers of an Ultimate Far Cry bundle, which may pack some or all of the games in the Far Cry series together in one retail offering. A listing for the bundle was spotted on UK retailer GAME's website, though at the moment, details are few and far between.

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Why the Used Game Model Needs Fixing (But Not Banning)

Why the Used Game Model Needs Fixing (But Not Banning)

With the recent unveiling of a Sony patent application indicating the company was thinking of killing off used games in the PlayStation 4, speculation has run rampant over how such a tool would affect the games industry. There seems to be a general sense that the implementation of such a product would potentially ruin GameStop, and would benefit game makers. Used games, some say, are bad news.

The reality is, used games aren’t really all that bad. In fact, there’s a good chance that the continued growth of used games is helping the industry in an immense way.

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