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Gummy Drop: Rethinking the Saga map

“The map no longer becomes a simple marker of linear progress, but rather opens up the ability to alter the game’s pace, encouraging the player to explore something outside of the game’s core mechanic.” …


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Tomb Raider: DE, Dark Souls 2 drop to $20 each on Amazon

Heads up if you’re in a rush to find last-minute Christmas gifts: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Xbox One/PS4) and Dark Souls 2 (Xbox 360/PS3) are $ 19.99 apiece on Amazon right now, making either an ideal pick for the gamers on your shopping list.

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WRUP: BlizzCon news drop

Our buddies over at Massively and WoW Insider are at BlizzCon and they’ve been busy. More Hearthstone. New World of Warcraft pets. And a whole new game announcement with Overwatch.

What’s everyone playing this weekend?…
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EA reports 18% drop in revenue, increased projections

Electronic Arts reported $ 990 million in net revenue for the three-month period ending September 30, the publisher revealed in its second quarter of fiscal 2015 financial results. That represents an 18.5 percent decline from the $ 1.21 billion in…
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Xbox One Gets A Price Drop Across The Pond

Microsoft has announced a price drop for the Xbox One in the UK. The new £329.99 price tag drops the console under the PlayStation 4’s selling price of £349.99.

Microsoft says that the price drop is only for the UK right now (the price with a straight conversion to US Dollars is still about $ 30 more than an Xbox One with Kinect). The console originally launched at £429.99 in the UK, before seeing a price drop to £349.99 in February.

The £329.99 offering does not include Kinect, nor is bundled with any games. Microsoft tells Joystiq that there are no plans to drop the price in North America.

[Source: Videogamer via Joystiq]

 

Our Take
Microsoft is looking to make up lost ground, and Europe has typically been a stronghold for Sony. I don’t expect we’ll see a price drop here in the United States. Rather, I anticipate Microsoft will put together an aggressive bundle for the holiday season to incentivize sales.

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Puyo Puyo Tetris to drop onto PS4, Xbox One in Japan

Puyo Puyo Tetris, a combination of two venerable rival puzzle games that just makes sense to us, is coming to Xbox One and PS4. After bringing the blocky-blobby hybrid to Wii U, PS3, Vita and 3DS earlier this year, Sega announced it’s dropping the…
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PS3 hardware price drop announced for Japan

The PlayStation 3 will have its price slashed in Japan later this month, dropping the 500GB “Charcoal Black” model to ¥25,980 (approximately $ 253), Sony revealed this week.

The discounted CECH-4300C model replaces the PS3′s current CECH-4000C…
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Mario Kart 8 a best-seller, as Sony beats Microsoft despite price drop

Nintendo reveals healthy physical and digital sales numbers for its flagship Wii U title, while Microsoft’s boast that Xbox One sales doubled is thrown into shadow. …


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Behind the mic drop: Sony re-wrote E3 script after Microsoft backlash

Sony’s E3 2013 press conference was the definition of mic drop – Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton stepped on stage and devoted his finale speech to tearing down the contentious DRM, always-online and used-game restrictions…
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Sony offering refunds in wake of Last of Us pre-order price drop

Usually price drops are seen as a good thing, but not always. When Sony lowered pre-orders for The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 by $ 10 and it looked as though customers who had already pre-ordered the game for $ 59.99 wouldn’t be able to get a refund…
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