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Nintendo Wii U launch games leaked

Nintendo Wii U launch games leaked

Nintendo's next-generation Wii U is garnering plenty of interest thanks to its non-standard form factor and controller, but any gamer knows that a console lived and dies by its titles. We've already seen a few titles leak through, but a purported Blockbuster inventory screen has revealed a list of no less than 25 new games. Among expected fare like Assassin's Creed III and a new Super Mario Brothers game are surprises like Tekken, Splinter Cell and Just Dance 4.

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Wii U games to see digital and retail launch parity

Wii U games to see digital and retail launch parity

Nintendo will offer full Wii U games both in-store and by digital download from launch, though pricing and exact availability for the console won't be revealed at E3 2012 as hoped. Speaking in a financial results briefing after announcing Nintendo's first ever annual loss, president Satoru Iwata confirmed that the company would begin full game sales via the eShop on the 3DS from August, ahead of full parity between physical retail and digital sales for the upcoming touchscreen console.

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GameStop begins selling PS3 for $199

GameStop begins selling PS3 for $199

Although Sony hasn't officially cut the price of the PS3 since last fall, GameStop has taken it upon itself to slash the cost of the system to the magic sub-$200 mark. The retailer now lists the 160 GB version of the Sony console as being available for $199.99. That is $50 less than Sony's manufacturer's suggested retail price of $249.99. The cheapest place in the country to buy a new PS3 right now is GameStop.

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GameStop ‘DLC warning’ now obligatory in California

GameStop ‘DLC warning’ now obligatory in California

Thanks to a class-action lawsuit against the largest games retailer in the US, GameStop locations in California are now required to post a warning on used games that details limitations concerning free DLC and online subscriptions that may be otherwise advertised on the box. The warnings must be posted on all applicable individual game boxes and must warn consumers that they may have to spend additional money on downloadable content or fees if it is a used game.

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Why Next-Gen Gaming Consoles Will Let You Play Used Games

Why Next-Gen Gaming Consoles Will Let You Play Used Games

Whether some want to believe it or not, all next-generation video game consoles, including the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720, will allow you to play used games.

For those who haven’t been listening to the latest rumors surrounding the next-generation consoles, there’s talk of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 potentially coming with a feature that would block users from playing used games. The move, the reports’ sources say, could dramatically aid the industry in lessening the impact of used games.

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GAME saved by OpCapita: urged to “develop a digital strategy”

GAME saved by OpCapita: urged to “develop a digital strategy”

Things were looking bleak for GAME as it entered administration last week. The UK company hadn’t managed to survive a tough holiday season in 2011, and pleas to negotiate better deals with the gaming studios fell on deaf ears. It announced that it would be halting all pre-orders, as well as suspending the Reward points system, much to customers dissatisfaction. 277 stores were closed and 2,104 jobs were lost as a result of the administration process. Over the weekend, OpCapita swooped in and bought the remaining stores that were still open.

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Why I’ll Never Buy Another Used Game (And Why You Shouldn’t, Either)

Why I’ll Never Buy Another Used Game (And Why You Shouldn’t, Either)

Used video games have become a desirable purchase for many industry fans. With prices coming in at substantially lower amounts than new alternatives, it simply makes sense to many people to buy used titles. The more you save, the more products you can buy, right?

I’ve long been one of those people that tries to take advantage of cheaper used games. To me, saving a few bucks here and there was worth it. Plus, if I had the chance to turn it back in and get some of that cash back, why not do it?

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GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

Beleaguered gaming retailer GAME will face a speedy exit from administration, it's reported, with leaks tipping an RBS-led deal that could yank the ailing chain from the financial precipice as early as March 30. A Royal Bank of Scotland consortium is wading in, MCV's sources tell them, with the bank already being one of GAME's main lenders and currently owed around £45m ($72m) by the retailer.

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No more quarters for Game as it enters admin

No more quarters for Game as it enters admin

UK video game retailer Game has entered administration. In the UK, administration is the same thing as bankruptcy in the US. Game has been having serious financial issues for a while now after poor sales during the holiday season of 2011 resulted in some game publishers not allowing the company to buy their video games. Reuters reports that the company has now entered administration, and 10,000 employees face an uncertain future.

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GameStop CEO doesn’t believe in Xbox 720 pre-owned blocking feature

GameStop CEO doesn’t believe in Xbox 720 pre-owned blocking feature

The man at the top of the #1 video game retailer in the US does not believe all the hype about rumors Microsoft's next home console will be able to block consumers from playing pre-owned games. Rumors surrounding this mechanic have said that Microsoft will implement technology that essentially creates a one-to-one relationship between a game disc and the console.

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