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Analyst: Blocking Used Games Will Mean Retailer Backlash

"GameStop could ban the PlayStation 4 if it blocks the use of pre-owned games.

We already know that publishers and developers despise the second-hand market. They claim they're losing money because these consumers aren't purchasing the pricy, mint copies. Only the retailers are generating revenue from these used games and thus are driving prices of the retail versions upwards.

But some of us on the consumer side say we flock to used versions because new copies are just too damn expensive. We bought the hardware, and we should have the right to play second-hand copies..."

BF3 mega patch hits today for PC

"Word comes from DICE that PC owners will get the new mega patch later today once server maintenance has been completed. The maintenance on the servers is scheduled for 9 to 11:30 CET, and once completed, the PC patch will be made available."

Mozilla launches multiplayer browser adventure to showcase HTML5 gaming

"Mozilla has teamed up with Web design studio Little Workshop to develop a Web-based multiplayer adventure game called BrowserQuest. The game is built with standards-based Web technologies and is designed to be played within a Web browser.

Mass Effect Wins Fans Over with World's Most Attentive Twitter Account

"It’s no secret that fans are none too pleased with Bioware lately, and it’s something I’ve covered in detail on the site here over the past few days. Day one DLC for Mass Effect 3 and an ending that left most fans angry and disappointed have caused the brand to take a hit.

Are Next-Gen Computers Just Big Smartphones?

"The beta versions of Mac OS X (code-named Mountain Lion) and Windows 8 are now being tested worldwide, and although they are quite different from one another, they share one characteristic: Both take designs and features built for smartphones and tablets and tack them onto desktops and laptops. Does that mean that Apple and Microsoft believe that your computer is really just a big smartphone? And what do these new upgrades mean for IT?" - Read More

Quantic Dreams, Sexy Robots and International Women's Day - Is There a Link?

"At the Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, the French game studio Quantic Dream showcased “Kara”, a tech demo of their latest performance capture and graphical rendering engine. As well as creating formally innovative video games, Quantic Dream also provides performance capture services for the film industry. Therefore, it is not particularly surprising that they wanted to highlight their ability to push the envelope on creating realistic digital actors.

Rumor: Valve potentially working on a 'Steam Box' console with partners

"Valve may be developing a PC hardware spec to potentially package with Steam software in a "Steam Box" bundle, according to The Verge.

Blizzard Cleans House by Letting Go of 600 Employees

"Blizzard sent over a press release announcing that approximately 600 employees will be let go on a global scale. The company determined this was necessary after conducting a review of its business based on current organizational needs. Approximately 90-percent of the affected employees will come from departments not related to game development."

PlayStation Vita sales hit 1.2 million worldwide

"Sony has recently reported sales numbers of its second-generation mobile gaming console, the PlayStation Vita (PSVita), have reached 1.2 million globally, boosted by the recent launch in Americas, Europe and PAL territories on Wednesday, February 22, 2012.

Sony Computer Entertainment officially launches PlayStation Vita in Singapore

"To celebrate the launch of the PS Vita in Singapore, Sony Computer Entertainment is having a roadshow on the ground floor of 313 Somerset in Orchard Road. The roadshow will be held from today till Sunday, 26 February."

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