VIP codes vs 2nd hand games

There’s been an increasing trend recently with games getting released with ‘VIP download codes’ which give you access to extra levels, weapons and other goodies for free. This has obviously been devised to combat the increasingly lucrative second hand games market. So what are the pros and cons in this bold move by the industry? I recently was...

Market spots videogame sequel frenzy; publishers hopeful

The videogame market is returning to what loyal customers expect; follow-ups to their favourite games. A long list is slated for 2010, and if Mass Effect 2’s two-million in a week performance is any indication; the situation may stay “recession proof.” “What the industry has learned here is that you are going to make money off your best...