Day: May 22, 2011

Amazon Prime members to get discount on preorders and new releases

Amazon Prime members to get discount on preorders and new releases Amazon ups the ante with 20% off new releases and pre-orders. Amazon keeps adding to the deals. Prime members will now get a 20% discount on all pre-orders and new release video games. Announced on Amazon’s FAQ page, the window for new release discounts will be up to two weeks after the game’s release. It should be noted that the deal is for physical copies of the games only, and does not include console bundles, etc… The 20% discount will not show up until checkout, and it is only...

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Apple did do market research, despite Steve Jobs’ views

Apple did do market research, despite Steve Jobs’ views Despite late Apple CEO Steve Jobs insistence that market research was pointless because people didn’t actually know what they wanted, it turns out that Apple does do market research. One of the court documents in the Samsung versus Apple trial is an ‘iPhone Owner Study’ labeled “Apple Market Research & Analysis, May 2011. According to the Wall Street Journal, the study questions iPad owners about why they bought the product. The study appears to be in reaction to concerns about the encroachment of Android devices on the iPhone market. The...

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Mafia III E3 Full Trailer Released | Mafia 3

Mafia III E3 Full Trailer Released | Mafia 3 0   Full trailer finally revealed following early teaser Mafia III‘s E3 trailer was presented earlier today, and it shows us enough of its story in the near two minutes to prove that it will not be quite like its predecessors. The protagonist in this game, Lincoln Clay, takes on the Italian Mafia in the city of New Bordeaux — his prime target being Sal Marcano. This makes the third game decidedly different, as not only is your character not a member of the Italian Mafia, but he intends to destroy it. The trailer...

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Spencer Has Already Played Quantum Break and Gears of War 4 MP, January Backwards Compatible Games Incoming

Spencer Has Already Played Quantum Break and Gears of War 4 MP, January Backwards Compatible Games Incoming Phil Spencer has reached Twitter to provide a few more comments about what’s next with Xbox One, answering many questions coming from the fans. The most important tweets in the latest rush of messages regard Gears of War 4, Quantum Break and the upcoming backwards compatible games. When asked if he had a chance to see how Gears of War 4 is shaping up at The Coalition, the Xbox boss said he looked at both the single and the multiplayer portions of...

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iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending July 20

iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending July 20 This week, rumors of the start of iPhone production were cruelly dashed by new rumors that it hadn’t: Apple is only testing phones, not building them. Also, could mini-SIMs mean the death of the Liquidmetal SIM extractor? Say it isn’t so. Informed speculation explores Apple’s battery challenges for iPhone 5. And Verizon hints with vague references that are interpreted as a not-very-surprising Q4 launch for the Next iPhone. And the Chicoms really, really want iPhone 5. And Apple really, really wants them to have it. You heard it here...

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