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    Pre-orders Open For Post Scriptum, A WW2 Sim Shooter From The Publishers of Squad

    Post Scriptum is a first-person simulation shooter set during WW2 and looks to establish a pattern of hardcore shooters from publisher Offworld Industries. Sometime later today, the pre-orders will go live and all tiers give players access to pre-release testing in May 2018. As described on the...
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    South Korea Fines Free-To-Play Game Publishers For Shady Loot Box Practices

    Loot boxes and microtransactions have been under a microscope for the last year, even requiring a new ESRB warning. South Korea's Fair Trade Commission has taken action against three publishers for violating the electronic commerce act by offering up misleading odds for loot boxes in their...
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    Screen Actor's Guild Reaches Deal With Game Publishers, Ends Strike

    Announced in a press release today, the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG-AFTRA) has finally reached an agreement to end the strike that first began October 21, 2016. “This is an important advance in this critical industry space. We secured a number of gains including for the first time, a...
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    Are Publishers Using Lower Capacity Switch Cartridges?

    When Nintendo announced Switch would use cartridges instead of discs, some expressed concerns over how the format would store larger AAA games, such as the latest entries in the Call of Duty or Destiny franchises that typically fill most of a Blu-ray disc. So far, the answer has been that a lot...
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    Video game voice actors could strike this week if deal not reached with publishers

    No one can argue that video games have evolved uite a bit over the years. Some of the best games are made that way because of the voice talent behind the characters that bring the story to life. At least that is the way the voice actors' union SAG Aftra sees it, having been trying for more than...
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    NPD Group will include digital sales data from select publishers

    NPD Group, a market research and advisory service, will include data pertaining to digital game sales in its reports going forward. However, not all publishers will be included in their findings, at least at first. The new Digital Games Tracking Service uses point-of-sales purchases from...
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    Big publishers seem optimistic about PS4, Xbox One upgrades

    Triple-A publishers have been torn over console upgrades like Xbox "Scorpio" and PS4 Neo. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick views them as opportunities, while bigwigs at EA and Ubisoft feel traditional consoles have one more generational cycle left in the tank before one streaming box comes along to...
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    Nintendo's amiibo now supported by third-party publishers

    Nintendo’s line of amiibo figures is going beyond the support of first-party titles as third-party publisher Bandai Namco has announced they will be supporting the toys in one of its recently released titles, One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X. The news comes from the latest issues of...
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    Opinion: Why publishers need to follow Grand Theft Auto 5's re-release example

    Rockstar has been putting some serious effort into the upcoming re-release of Grand Theft Auto 5 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC as the company is certainly doing their best to get customers who purchased the last-gen version to pony up $60 bucks again for the new-gen and PC versions. This...
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    Opinion: Publishers too reluctant to embrace new consoles

    The new generation has been an unquestionable success. PlayStation 4 is selling at a faster rate than either the PS2 or PS3 at this point in their lifecycles, and Xbox One isn't too far behind. Given this success, why are publishers so reluctant to embrace it? The release calendar tells the...
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    Opinion: PlayStation Now prices placate publishers

    After much speculation and somewhat vague announcements, PlayStation Now rolled out a prototype pricing model in recent weeks. Gamers did a collective spit-take at the high prices. Though they are certainly absurdly high compared to market value, both as a beta test and a placating move for...
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    PS4 receiving exclusive content from 20 third-party publishers and developers

    The PS4 won't be short on exclusive third-party content following its launch. This year's GameStop Expo revealed that 20 third-party publishers and developers are partnering up with Sony to deliver exclusives for the new console. Some of what you can expect is Bungie offering content for...
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    Publishers comment on Xbox One used games policy

    Gamers are understandably upset over Microsoft's new policies for game ownership on Xbox One. This image quickly made the rounds as gamers protested Microsoft's proposed restrictions on used games. In light of Microsoft's decision, some are asking: is this legal? Unfortunately, the answer...