The survival of GAME Why the retailer is feeling defiant in the face of digital dominanceFor a company that just posted a Ł10m loss, GAME was sounding surprisingly buoyant. In fact, its shareholders didn't flinch, either; the firm's share price remained static following the disappointing results. Not bad for a retailer that, to some analysts, is living on borrowed time. GAME's unofficial message coming out of yesterday's results was that 'things will be better next time'.
EA suspends microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II hours before game launch "Sorry we didn't get this right," says DICE general managerEA has suspended microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II following a furore over loot boxes, hours before the game's launch earlier today. Loot boxes have been increasingly controversial in recent months but the backlash towards Star Wars Battlefront II has eclipsed the debate.
Call of Duty: WWII is UK No.1 once again with an impressive second week performance. The game's sales dropped just 43% in its second week, which is a very good result for a AAA game. Indeed, the title is now extending its lead over last year's Infinite Warfare. In fact, the game isn't too far off 2015's very successful Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Of course, digital data is not available at this time.
@SLINKYFISHY Interesting. Microsoft’s strategy now is to build an audience across multiple platforms. It’s more important to have loads of Xbox Live customers over Xbox owners. I’ve often said Nintendo should be using Xbox Live as its online system. It works for both companies
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Selecting a term
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