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Valve: Raise price and digi games still sell

Dev discusses price variation on Steam.

Publishers and developer are free to drop and raise the price of digitally released games without any penalty to future sales or consumer loyalty, according to Valve's head of Steam, Jason Holtman, as reported on GamesIndustry.biz.

Langdell finds new trademark target

Tackles PuzzleKings' Killer Edge Racing.

Killer Edge Racing from PuzzleKings is the latest game to be targeted by IP hunter Timothy Langdell, who has complained to Apple that the casual title is infringing his Edge trademark, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Tories criticise UK gov support for games

Vaizey: Industry is "critically important".

Ed Vaizey MP, shadow culture minister for the Conservative Party in the UK, has strongly criticised the lack of support given by the present government to the UK videogames industry, which he has labelled as a "critically important economic growth area", GamesIndustry.biz reports.

PSPgo nudges hardware up 120 per cent

Performed to expectations, says Sony.

Sony has revealed that sales of PSP hardware are up 120 per cent following the launch of the PSPgo in the UK. It's not quite the 999 per cent performance the PS3 Slim put in. [Sony contacted GamesIndustry.biz to alter the percentage from 100 to 120, in case you're wondering.]

Retailers furious at supermarket prices

Indies want laws to stop "bully boys".

Independent UK retailers have reacted angrily to Tesco and Asda FIFA 10 promotions that have seen the supermarket giants selling the game at half its recommended retail price - and called for legislation to prevent the below cost selling of goods.

Time is right to leave Lara, says Gard

But he's sorry she slipped from his grasp.

Tomb Raider and Lara Croft co-creator Toby Gard has explained that the time was right for him to leave Crystal Dynamics, as control of the character he originally designed slipped further and further from his grasp.

PGR confirmed for Zune HD this year

Microsoft's handheld campaign begins.

Microsoft's newly released Zune HD touch-screen media player will function as a gaming device, Microsoft has confirmed, and 3D versions of games such as Project Gotham Racing will be available for it by the end of the year.

Apple: DS and PSP "don't stack up"

App Store content dwarfs rivals.

Apple VP Phil Schiller has said that over 21,178 "games and entertainment" titles are available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, which he reckons makes them the leading handheld gaming devices on the market.