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GOG.com

GOG.com have 'blink and you'll miss 'em' Insomnia deals


They're running limited flash deals. Pay attention!
Nov 13
Whilst the site doesn't have the largest catalog of games, I always appreciate the effort GOG.com puts into making its sales interesting. Right now, there's an Insomnia sale happening which is taking a novel approach to flash... read
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Amazon PSN store

Now you can buy PSN games from Amazon


Get a $5 credit
Nov 12
Amazon has a PlayStation Network store now, and it is exactly what you think it is. You can buy digital copies of games and downloadable content to play on your Sony gaming device. Right now you can get a $5 credit if you buy a select title from the new store, so it might be worth checking out. Some games I saw are discounted a little bit too, which is always nice. read
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Nintendo Land eShop

You won't find Nintendo Land on the US eShop anymore


But really, who doesn't already have this that wanted it?
Nov 11
In a strange move that no one understands, everyone's favorite Mario factory has recently removed original Wii U pack-in Nintendo Land from the system's eShop. Exactly when, we're not sure. NeoGAF users found the title gone f... read
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Nintendo

Nintendo breaks previous digital sales record


Downloadable retail titles lead the charge
Nov 02
Things are beginning to look up for Nintendo's digital sales. The company recently reported in their second quarter financial results briefing that the total money earned in downloadable sales, for the first half of this fina... read
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Xbox One

Xbox One game gifting may be coming after all


Major Nelson notes that it's still in focus
Oct 31
Back when the Xbox One was announced and all of that terrible DRM news came out of it, there was one pretty neat feature -- digital game gifting. Essentially, the practice allowed you to buy a game digitally, play it, then "g... read
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Steam

The Steam Family Sharing beta has started


Are you among the lucky first thousand?
Sep 26
With Steam's Family Sharing feature, you can lend your Steam library with "family members" who are on authorized devices and all parties involved retain their own achievements and save files. A nice addition, certainly, thoug... read
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Greenlight

Superhot and Mount Your Friends greenlit on Steam


The latest batch of titles approved for release
Sep 18
It's far from the best group of Steam Greenlight titles to move forward -- and that's putting it nicely -- but the September 18th group has a few standouts. Superhot, the first-person shooter where time moves when you do; the... read
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NoA's Dan Adelman and Damon Baker lay out Nintendo's digital plans
As we creep towards the one-year anniversary of Wii U's launch, players are readying themselves for the second-generation lineup of games that will hopefully make up for the rather dull spring and summer months. But with upco... read feature

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Freebies

Apogee's shmup Stargunner is free on GOG.com


There's also a sale on the Square Enix library
Sep 13
I had forgotten that Apogee Software made a sidescrolling shoot-'em-up -- one with '90s-rific pre-rendered 3D graphics, no less. That's more to do with my terrible memory and general cluelessness when it comes to the genre th... read
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Steam

Valve announces Steam Family Sharing


Limited beta starts next week
Sep 11
Steam letting users share their game libraries has been suggested before as a possibility, and it puts a smile on my face to see that we're finally getting the feature. With Family Sharing, you can share your Steam library wi... read
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Deals

Pick five games on GOG.com for 80 percent off


And there's a decent selection to pick from, too
Sep 09
Digital distributor GOG.com has a promotion running for the next week that let's users choose five games out of a total 25 applicable titles for an 80-percent discount. Unless you're some sort of game-playing machine (hi Chri... read
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Linux

No Linux support on GOG.com for the 'foreseeable future'


Never say never
Sep 06
Linux and GOG.com might sound like a match made in heaven, but in practice, there are some notable issues holding such support back. As expected, the financial incentive doesn't seem to be there. The digital distributor spoke... read
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Greenlight

Valve approves 100 new titles on Steam Greenlight


Now this is progress
Aug 28
Valve has been candid about Steam Greenlight not being where it ought to be yet. There's been talk of wanting to fix bottlenecks in the system so that more games can get approved which, more recently, has resulted in more fre... read
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Aksys 3DS and Vita sale

Aksys throwing a sale on 3DS and Vita digital shops


Save big bucks on Virtue's Last Reward, Muramasa, BIT.TRIP, and BlazBlue
Aug 22
Atlus isn't the only company ringing in the start of a new school year. Aksys Games is also so pleased that all the little brats are sweating in a classroom where they belong that it decided to place a number of games on the ... read
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Origin

Is that you, EA? 24-hour refunds on Origin games


More of this, please
Aug 20
In a surprisingly progressive move, Electronic Arts will offer full refunds on game downloads for Windows or Mac that are purchased on its distribution platform Origin. What's the catch? There isn't one, really. You just have... read
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GOG

GOG.com is pushing hard to attract indie developers


An alternative to Steam Greenlight
Aug 19
What's it take to submit a game to GOG.com? Find out for yourself -- the distribution platform has a page for exactly that, and it's refreshingly transparent. It's also a decidedly different approach than the one Steam is tak... read
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Oculus

Looking for Oculus Rift games? Find them on Oculus Share


Official hub now in beta
Aug 19
Many of the cooler virtual-reality projects I've encountered for the Oculus Rift have been one-offs, coming to my attention either because they gained traction in the press, on YouTube, or made waves elsewhere. Having a place... read
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Atlus 3DS sale

Three Atlus 3DS games are each $10 off on eShop


Code of Princess, Etrian Odyssey IV, and Soul Hackers are discounted until August 31
Aug 19
Good news, cheapskates! Atlus is keeping the Nintendo love train going by dropping ten bucks off select 3DS eShop titles until August 31. This is in addition to other deal running through the end of the month, in which you'll... read
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PC

Games for Windows Live Marketplace closing soon


I didn't even realize it was still open
Aug 16
The Xbox.com PC Marketplace, which is where you can go to purchase Games for Windows Live titles, you non-existent person, you, is about to shut down. Microsoft has set its closure for the very near future: August 22, 2013. "... read
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Retail sales

Ubisoft's digital boss says retail sales won't go away


Digital and retail both have their pros and cons
Aug 16
It may seem like we're moving toward a world where it's more common to have your library of videogames stored on a hard drive instead of a shelf, but Ubisoft's VP of digital publishing doesn't quite completely envision that s... read
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Deals

L.A. Noire, Alan Wake, and Monaco are your daily deals


Rockstar titles are reduced this week at Green Man Gaming
Aug 13
Whilst I've slowly weaned myself off pre-purchasing games, it's still a great way of saving some money without having to wait for a sale later in the year. Green Man Gaming's voucher system means you can save even on titles t... read
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Deals

Two Worlds II and Oddworld are your daily deals


Horror Fest bundle will cost you just a $1.01!
Aug 07
The middle of the week usually brings a slight lull to the deals we're hunting for but there's still a few new bargains to be had. This Horror Fest Bundle caught my eye, offering Steam keys for Scratches, Vigil: Blood Bittern... read
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Amazon

Amazon.co.uk launches digital game sales


About time too
Aug 07
I've long looked at Amazon.com's more expansive videogame selection with envy compared to the selection at Amazon.co.uk; digital titles were the thing I wanted most and now Amazon in the UK has finally stepped into the ring. ... read
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One year after being rebranded
It took a long time for me to be comfortable with digital distribution. I held onto my dusty boxes and physical media with grim determination, seeing no reason for me to move with the times. It was Space Quest that changed al... read feature

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PC deals

Weekend PC deals: Square Enix, Darksiders, Saints Row


GOG.com has a big sale on Soviet Strategy titles
Jul 26
GOG.com has a large amount of old-school titles reduced by 50% in its Soviet Strategy promotion, including the likes of IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946, Kings Bounty, and the UFO franchise. If Russians and strategy is right up your alle... read
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Nintend-no

Nintendo says 'no' to Japanese indie developers


Nintendo precludes 'developers located in Japan at this time'
Jul 24
Nintendo has spent much of this year reversing its previous, nose-upturned stance on independent developers. You may remember a couple years ago that Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Aime stated, "we are not looking to do bu... read
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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this installment of Office Chat, Jim Sterling, Jordan Devore, and I discuss our impressions of where Grand Theft Auto is headed, based upon the latest gameplay trailer. Digital pricing discrepancies discovered during a be... read feature

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Wasteland

Deep Silver to handle Wasteland 2 distribution for inXile


Parternship lets inXile concentrate on making the game
Jul 11
The publisher of Saints Row IV, Metro: Last Light, and Dead Island will be working with inXile Entertainment on the crowdfunded Wasteland 2. Deep Silver will be responsible for the role-playing game's release at retail, quali... read
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Desura

Second Life maker Linden Lab acquires Desura


Indie- and mod-centric service isn't going away
Jul 10
Linden Lab, the company behind the bizarre, fascinating virtual world Second Life and a bunch of other stuff you won't recognize by name has picked up digital distribution platform Desura. The service "will continue uninterru... read
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Deals

It's the final day of GOG.com's big summer sale


Daily deals reintroduced
Jul 04
The 2013 summer sale on GOG.com has been leading up to this moment. For the rest of the day, you'll be able to find all of the daily bundles featured one last time. Nearly 500 titles are half price, and there are a bunch of b... read
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Business

Long tail: How Defender's Quest is doing better than ever


Advice for continued success with digital distribution
Jul 02
Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten is one of the better tower defense titles you might not have heard of. Through clever use of role-playing mechanics, you're compelled to stick with its (admittedly pretty good) storyl... read
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PC deals

Green Man Gaming unleashes its devilish summer sale


Six deals every six hours for six days. Spooky
Jul 01
They say the Devil has the best tunes but Green Man Gaming us taking a cue from the dark lord and having a 666 Summer Sale, reducing six new games every six hours for six days. Right now you can get 75% off the price of Alien... read






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