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  • Ubisoft: Splinter Cell, Rayman Legends missed sales targets

  • martinwatts 16/10/2013

    "Rayman Legends launched in August to a glowing critical reception and higher sales than predecesor Rayman Oranges."

    I love it.
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  • Live: EA Gamescom Conference

  • martinwatts 20/08/2013

    @crofty13 - Bahahahaha! Reply 0
  • martinwatts 20/08/2013

    Andrew Wilson does my nut in. Reply 0
  • martinwatts 20/08/2013

    "Could not give a toss about new emotions, to be honest. Couldn't they come up with something more interesting? New hats, maybe. Or sex acts." - Bahahahah! Reply 0
  • The most popular arguments in favour of Xbox One DRM

  • martinwatts 21/06/2013

    I think the problem with the approach that Microsoft initially took is that it targeted consumers, rather than used game retailers. Microsoft has the power to completely eradicate the used game market by just releasing a system that only provides digital downloads. Of course, it won't do that not because it cares about retail, but because it wants the public presence it provides. It was trying to cut it both ways, blaming used games while still happily appealing to used game retailers and punishing consumers. I suppose there's also the issue of Internet speeds still not really being up to standard. Either way, restricting your customers is a stupid move.

    Nevertheless, is there a good reason why game companies can't just switch from discs to just downloads and physical download cards, the latter of which can then be sold in stores? Surely that's one way to ensure good competition (hopefully driving down prices) and a strong public presence at the same time?
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