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Xbox Live Gold Subscription Price Increased to $59

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AUG. 30, 2010 • Starting Nov. 1 Microsoft will raise the annual Xbox Live Gold subscription to $59.99 from $49.99. The move will make the previously announced Family Subscription a greater value. The Gold Family Pack will provide four Gold memberships for $99. In addition, existing Gold user will be able to roll their single subscription into the Gold Family Pack, The family plan includes a more family-friending dashboard, and content availability will be sligh…..
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ATI Technologies Brand Retired

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AUG. 29, 2010 • AMD is preparing to retire the ATI Technologies name regardless of 25 years of brand equity. The move is being driven by upcoming products that will combine the CPU and GPU on the same chip. AMD believes that it has “permission” to make the change following internal surveys that suggest consumers like the AMD brand and won’t mind it being associated with ATI product lines. …..
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Lenovo’s eedoo Technology Preps eBox

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AUG. 27, 2010 • The motion control spotlight has been on the PlayStation Move and Microsoft Kinect. But by next spring there will be another motion control introduction, the eBox in China. A controller-less, web cam system like the Kinect, eBox has been developed by Beijing eedoo Technology Ltd., a spin-off from the Lenovo Group. Expected to be priced between a Wii and an Xbox 360 Arcade, Beijing eedoo Technology has identified a potential market of 120 million …..
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Best Buy Adds Trade-in Program

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AUG. 26, 2010 • Despite game publishers intent on discouraging purchasers of used titles by charging for DLC, Best Buy Stores took its online game trade-in program to 600 retail locations. The retailer will roll the program to the remaining 489 stores by October. In related news, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that the First Sale Doctrine that permits legitimate owners of copies of copyrighted works to resell those copies is unava…..
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