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PSN Publishers Get Incentive to be Exclusive

Recently we outlined how the Sony bandwidth fee helps Sony and self publishers, Now, Sony sheds more light on the subject.

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Myopic Publishers "outcry" "PlayStation Network Bandwidth Fee"

In a "letter" to Publishers, Sony has stated that it will charge said Publishers with a .16¢ USD "Bandwidth Fee" per 1024MB of data that is downloaded for all of said publishers content distributed through Sony's Playstation Network. Although the details of this "letter" has not been fully disclosed, it has been reported by MTV Multiplayer's, Steven Totilo, that one source said, “It’s a new thing we have to budget. It’s not cool. It sucks.” On the other hand several vital factors are remiss.

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2008 - Was it worth it?


If you're gamers like us, its safe to say we (hopefully) buy our fair share of games. Coming off of one of the best years in gaming (2007), the game industry belted out some pretty epic titles like Left 4 Dead, LittleBigPlanet, and Grand Theft Auto 4. A lot of great titles were made, a lot of money was spent, and at the same time the bottom fell out of the world market, which put things back into perspective. So the editors here at 2020 Gamer decided to make a list and tally up the cost of our gaming habits and ask the tough question, "Was it worth it?"

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Capcom delayed Street Fighter IV on PC because of piracy madness = FAIL


While the PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers were enjoying the long awaited release of Street Fighter IV, the PC gaming community fell victim to Capcom’s anti-piracy strategy. Capcom believes they can reduce piracy on the PC by releasing the PC version of the game months after the console. This policy has failed as it would seem.
Read on here...

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50% sale on Left 4 Dead


Valve has put Left 4 Dead on sale for the weekend of Friday the 13th. This is fitting given the game's horror movie roots and the fact that many classic horror films revolve around that date.
The sale is on Steam only,so if you do not purchase your games on steam then you will miss out on this one.
Read on for the official Press release.

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Warhammer 40k Dawn of War II Beta Impressions


On January 28th, the beta for Warhammer 40,000 came out on Game for Windows Live Marketplace and Steam. I downloaded the Steam release version of the game and gave it a try. While the game still needs some polish, it is still very enjoyable. Actually the beta is enjoyable enough to where I am convinced me to buy the game. I am however, not willing to spend 40 or 50 dollars for it though. The value of the game to me seems to be in the $30 range, but that is just how I feel about it at this time.

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Windows 7 vs Windows XP gaming performance Part 1


As many who follow tech news already know, Microsoft has released the public beta of Windows 7. This new Operating System is supposed to bring forth more speed and GUI enhancements while keeping the good parts of Windows Vista. Microsoft knows that Vista has tarnished the Windows name and is trying hard to reverse that effect with Windows 7. Read on to see if they are on the right path to achieving that goal with PC gamers.

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A Gamers New Year's Resolution

What is your gaming resolution for the coming year (2009 just in case you lost track. lol)?
What games would you like to play, finish, buy, stop playing?
What hardware would you like to buy?

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Has Rockstar lost touch with the PC gaming community?


Rockstar, the company that started the mega popular Grand Theft Auto series, may be heading in a very non-pc friendly direction.

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