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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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Wii U pre-orders going fast at most online retailers

Wii U pre-orders going fast at most online retailers

Nintendo's incoming Wii U has only been up for pre-order for a few days, but already it seems that some retailers are having issues keeping the console in stock. This is immediately reminiscent of the original Wii, which was a rare find for quite some time after release. Could the Wii U be headed for the same post-launch stock issues? That's hard to say for sure, but it certainly seems that way.

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Google Play gift cards hit Target, GameStop, and RadioShack

Google Play gift cards hit Target, GameStop, and RadioShack

The official Google Play store for digital media such as apps, music, and books, has been given a collection of real-life gift cards. This set of gift cards appears in $10, $25, and $50 denominations, and is able to be used on digital media only - no hardware or accessory purchases here! These gift cards will be available immediately if not soon at RadioShack, Target, and GameStop.

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Nintendo $100 Wii U game pre-orders denounced

Nintendo $100 Wii U game pre-orders denounced

Nintendo is saying that no one should pay attention to any sort of pre-order prices that online or brick-and-mortar retailers attach to anything related to the Wii U. The company has not given any indication about the price of games or hardware - something that has made a lot of analysts worried since the device is launching later this year - but it is doing its best to quash any floating rumors.

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Nintendo Wii U GamePad was nearly shelved

Nintendo Wii U GamePad was nearly shelved

Nintendo fought long and hard to make the GamePad a reality. During the development process, all signs pointed to it being thrown out due to high cost and lack of scalability. Even up until the last minute, the company had reservations about incorporating such an expensive piece of equipment. That's the story out of a recent interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. He was quoted as literally saying that team "almost gave up."

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