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.
Activision has officially confirmed the hiring of ex-Visceral Games execs Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey to lead a new studio, Sledgehammer Games, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has revealed that the first true collaboration between Square Enix and Eidos is underway at the company's studio in Montreal, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Chart-Track has defended yesterday's record-breaking Modern Warfare 2 sales claim after industry analyst Michael Pachter questioned the figures.
The release date for Modern Warfare 2 has been one of the most disregarded in the history of UK games retail, according to SimplyGames MD Neil Muspratt.
Copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have begun turning up on consumer's doormats, with both LoveFilm and The Hut sending the game out early.
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.
RedLynx has admitted that in order to market Trials 2: Second Edition on PC it leaked it to torrent sites for pirates on the same day it was released to paying consumers, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
A free, standalone version of Unreal Engine 3 has been released by Epic Games, giving aspiring developers and professionals alike the chance to use Epic's 3D engine technology for free.
Smart consumers are taking advantage of various offers at retail to buy Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for less than half the recommended retail price.
Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard has confirmed that RuneScape successor MechScape has been canned just prior to its release, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
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.
The managing director of the UK's largest independent games chain, Chips, expects the PSPgo to "fail miserably".
The next public beta for the Xbox 360 dashboard will take place before the end of the month, according to a representative for Microsoft.
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.]
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.
Realtime Worlds CEO Gary Dale has confirmed that the beta for APB will go live next week.
The executive producer of Codemaster's key racing titles has left the UK publisher to pursue personal projects.
The price of the Nintendo Wii has dropped to EUR 199 across Europe, leaving the UK the only region to not benefit from a price cut. Sniff.
Square Enix president Yoichi Wada has said he expects Nintendo to release a new Wii console by 2011.
Square Enix is still working on the Final Fantasy game that GRIN created but couldn't finish before collapsing last month.
Sony has revealed that bite-sized, downloadable PSP Minis titles will not be allowed to offer wireless multiplayer, DLC or software updates.
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.
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 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.
Eurogamer Spain is reporting that Sony will introduce a 250GB PS3 Slim as soon as October this year.
The PS3 Slim has sold over 150,000 units in three days in Japan, marking its highest sales in the region to date.
Sales of the PlayStation 3 have rocketed 999 per cent over the past week, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Big Brother might have been pronounced dead this year following abysmal ratings, but that hasn't deterred Sony from jumping onto the bandwagon with a reality competition of its own.
Founder Jay Beard has announced that BottleRocket Entertainment is no more, following a six-month fight for survival a bit like a starving bear.