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UK Games Continue To Increase In Price

With the rising VAT rates of the UK economy as the country still is feeling the effects of last years recession (As well as increasign Student tuition fees /politics), Games are likely to be affected the most due to the recent trend in high production values and already unreasonably high prices for all the latest triple A titles (There’s a reason why Gamestation’s used section covers over half the store). The adjusted prices are measly at best: a £250 160GB PS3 will be raised to £255 and a £285 320GB will be raised to £291. This seems petty however it’s part of a larger problem in which larger multimedia buisnesses (Even supermarkets) can pay less VAT due to the large quantity of the products that they stock. This means that they can sell games for cheaper than a conventional game store creating a “monopoly” on the gaming market and hence killing of smaller gaming retailers.

Source: (GameInformer)

Medal of “Dishonor”?

Has EA gone too far this time?  Much like the similar controversial mission in Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2, EA puts gamers in the hands of opposing forces in a world-wide conflict.  The drama this time?  Players take the role of Taliban soliders.  After the jump, join us as we see the two opposing forces in yet another media-sparked video game war.  [Yes, I also apologize for the terrible pun.  BAD WRITER!]

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Kinect to Release November 10th in UK

Microsoft kicked off their conference at Gamescom the other day by announcing that the Kinect will launch on November 10th in the UK and “across Europe”. There was a little confusion earlier that morning, as the press release stated a November 17th release, which was later confirmed to be a typo. As announced at E3 back in June, the Kinect will launch on November 4th in North America.

(Source: VG247)