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Retail backs Medal of Honor

Retail backs Medal of Honor

Though most UK retailers are staying tight-lipped about Medal of Honor, UK online indie ShopTo.net has told MCV that it still intends to sell the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2010 at 6:25PM in News
Retailers ignore R4DS ban

Retailers ignore R4DS ban

Despite this week’s ruling that saw the illegalisation of nearly all devices aimed at allowing the running of homebrew and pirated games on the Nintendo DS, MCV has confirmed that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2010 at 6:11PM in News
Mario Galaxy 2 sparks price battle

Mario Galaxy 2 sparks price battle

It’s got a great chance of being one of the biggest releases on 2010, so perhaps it’s no surprise that two High Street retailers are focusing very heavily on Nintendo’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2010 at 1:53PM in News
The9 founder linked with Liverpool buyout

The9 founder linked with Liverpool buyout

One of the most powerful men in the Asian video games market has reportedly held preliminary talks with Liverpool FC owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett about a possible buyout ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2010 at 4:45PM in News

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Best Buy launching games mag

Best Buy launching games mag

Having enjoyed a record-breaking start to its life in the UK, it is now being claimed that retailer Best Buy is to launch an official in-store games magazine across its ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
Now GAME slashes first Modern Warfare

Now GAME slashes first Modern Warfare

UK games retailer GAME has once again targeted the popular Modern Warfare franchise for some heavy discounting with both new and pre-owned prices for the original Call of Duty: Modern ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2010 at 10:48AM in News
Wal-Mart planning pre-owned invasion

Wal-Mart planning pre-owned invasion

The monopoly once enjoyed by the likes of GAME and GameStop in the pre-owned market is under threat like never before, and now one analyst has predicted that Wal-Mart in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 7th 2010 at 2:30PM in News
Best Buy Thurrock sets records

Best Buy Thurrock sets records

Best Buy’s flagship UK store opened its doors last Friday, bringing the US retailer its biggest opening day sales ever.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2010 at 12:48PM in News

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£99.99 for Wii at Best Buy

£99.99 for Wii at Best Buy

Best Buy arrives in the UK this Friday with the grand opening of its Thurrock store – and it has been confirmed that the retailer will be selling the black ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 6:34PM in News
Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy is the latest UK retailer to enter the used games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 4:47PM in News
Best Buy planning up to 150 UK stores

Best Buy planning up to 150 UK stores

Ahead of the opening of its debut UK store in Thurrock this Friday, Best Buy has said that it is targeting between 60-150 outlets in the country.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 1:13PM in News
Pre-owned website buying unsold stock

Pre-owned website buying unsold stock

New website tradeyourgames.co.uk, which buys and sells pre-owned titles, will roll out a business-to-business service so that independent video game retailers can sell excess stock.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 2:22PM in News

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News Corp acquires developer

News Corp acquires developer

Rupert Murdoch’s high-profile entry into the video games sector has been talked about for years, though whether the acquisition of Irata Labs is really the beginning of a new era ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 11:13AM in News
Best Buy brings UK debut forward

Best Buy brings UK debut forward

Best Buy has advanced its launch date, and will officially open on April 30th, instead of the planned date in May.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2010 at 2:33PM in News
Best Buy preparing DSGi swoop?

Best Buy preparing DSGi swoop?

Best Buy is looking to buy out rival electronics retail group DSGi, reports suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2010 at 4:58PM in News
Best Buy posts 24.5% profit rise

Best Buy posts 24.5% profit rise

Electronic retailer Best Buy has announced a 24.5 per cent increase in gross profit of $12.2bn for its fiscal year ending February 27.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 26th 2010 at 11:40AM in News

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Final Fantasy XIII arrives at last

Final Fantasy XIII arrives at last

The four-year wait for a sequel to the critically and commercially successful Final Fantasy XII is over at last with today marking the arrival of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2010 at 9:51AM in News
Media Molecule acquired by Sony

Media Molecule acquired by Sony

Sony Computer Entertainment has acquired LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule for an undisclosed sum.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2010 at 4:48PM in News
Best Buy to open fourth store in Aintree

Best Buy to open fourth store in Aintree

Retail giant Best Buy has announced plans to open its fourth outlet in the UK in Aintree, near Liverpool.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 24th 2010 at 4:10PM in News
Warner acquires dev Rocksteady

Warner acquires dev Rocksteady

Growing video games publisher Warner Bros Interactive has acquired a majority stake in London-based developer Rocksteady Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 9:52AM in News
Kotick thought MMOs were ‘silly’

Kotick thought MMOs were ‘silly’

“Mind-boggling” – that’s the word Activision boss Bobby Kotick used to describe how he felt about the $7m acquisition of Blizzards by Davidson & Associates in 1994.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 8:00AM in News
EA eying mobile dev IronMonkey?

EA eying mobile dev IronMonkey?

EA has acquired Australian mobile game developer IronMonkey Studios, reports allege.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 3:37PM in News
Sony extends PSPgo promotion

Sony extends PSPgo promotion

SCEE has announced that it has extended its free game promotion for new owners of the digital-only PSPgo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 11:49AM in News
Best Buy opens UK website

Best Buy opens UK website

Best Buy has launched a UK website ahead of its move in to the British market, scheduled for this spring.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 1:45PM in News
GameStop buys into Jolt

GameStop buys into Jolt

Global High Street video games retailer GameStop has acquired a stake in Irish online games network Jolt.co.uk in a move that it hopes will better position it for the future ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2009 at 11:50AM in News