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Nintendo Switch’s Online service delayed until 2018, full pricing revealed

Originally set to launch this autumn, Nintendo’s online service for the Switch will now launch in early 2018, the platform holder announced today. Simply known as ‘Nintendo Switch Online Service’ at the moment, the paid service will let players participate in online multiplayer gaming and use their smartphone to chat …

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ERA: 77% of UK players prefer boxed games

Digital may be the biggest sector in video games, but research from the Entertainment Retailers Association says that 77.1 per cent of UK consumers prefer their games in boxes. Writing for MCV, ERA boss Kim Bayley explained that British gamers are hugely in favour of physical releases for a variety …

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Physical still dominant despite digital shift

The vast majority of console game sales still come from physical stores, new data reveals. MCV has combined UKIE/GfK Chart-Track data with new figures from SuperData in an effort to show the split between the digital and physical market. And it shows that around 80 per cent of game sales …

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GamesGrabr launches online store

Video game social network GamesGrabr has teamed up with digital distribution service Sony DADC Genba to sell games. Right now only digital PC titles through Steam are available. Over time GamesGrabr says it has plans to sell games across a variety of platforms and also aims to be selling boxed …

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Techcircle to conduct Digital Gaming Forum 2013 this month

The second edition of Techcircle’s Digital Gaming Forum 2013 will take place in Mumbai on 29th November. The event is targeted at entrepreneurs in the digital gaming industry, particularly those looking to raise funding, as well as consultants and private equity and venture capital firms. Speakers at this year’s event …

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With Microsoft Points gone, digital purchases cheaper on Xbox Live than PSN

Microsoft recently abandoned its universal Microsoft Points system for Xbox Live in favour of local currencies. The result, at least for Indian Xbox Live users, is cheaper games. We compared prices for several games across Xbox Live’s Games on Demand service and the PlayStation Store and, to our surprise, most …

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NPD: Digital spending up in Q1 2013, made up for retail decline

The NPD Group claims the total amount spent among US game consumers during the first three months of 2013 is on par with the same period in 2012 – and it’s all thanks to the digital market. Game Informer passes on word that the NPD found a total spend of …

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Valve launches community-powered Steam Guides

Valve has announced the official release of Steam Guides, a player-driven catalog of tips and walkthrough references available for all to peruse. Introduced last month in beta, Steam Guides already boasts nearly 1,500 individual references. Each one created by the players, for the players. "Players may easily create guides through …

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