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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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Amazon Air Patriots game released to push Kindle GameCircle

Amazon Air Patriots game released to push Kindle GameCircle

Amazon Game Studios has launched its first title for Kindle Fire users, Air Patriots, complete with GameCircle achievements and Whispersync for synchronizing progress to the cloud. The game - also available for iPhone, iPad, and Android users - is a simple tower defense style title, but what makes it distinct is that it's the retailer's debut mobile game, as Amazon attempts to strengthen its position against Apple and Google.

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Wii U Pro Controller battery lasts 80 hours, retailers claim

Wii U Pro Controller battery lasts 80 hours, retailers claim

The Wii U Pro Controller is obviously aimed at gamers who want a more traditional experience, but it may just be perfect for hardcore gamers in more ways than one. Listings on both Amazon and GameStop are saying that the Pro Controller's rechargeable battery can last a ridiculously long time. Spotted by Nintendo Life, both listings claim that the Pro Controller can keep chugging along for up to 80 hours on a single charge.

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Microsoft: PEGI 18 games can’t be sold on Windows 8 Marketplace

Microsoft: PEGI 18 games can’t be sold on Windows 8 Marketplace

Here's something that's causing a bit of controversy with the gamers of the world: apparently, Microsoft isn't interested in allowing PEGI 18-rated games on the Windows 8 App Store. In Microsoft's list of Windows 8 Marketplace certification requirements, the company says, "Apps with a rating over PEGI 16, ESRB MATURE, or that contain content that would warrant such a rating, are not allowed." This is part of the requirement that Windows Marketplace apps must be "appropriate for a global audience."

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