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Indies rally behind GamesAid pack

Ben Parfitt
Indies rally behind GamesAid pack

Gameseek, FindAddBuy, PowerPlay Direct, Games Basement, Barkman Computers and Disks and Discs will all be stocking the special GamesAid bundle when it is released on June 25th.

The triple-pack, which will retail at £29.99, features Tomb Raider: Underworld from Square Enix, Sega Superstars Tennis and Codemasters racer Fuel, and all profits will go to GamesAid. The set is expected to raise £500,000.

“I think it is a fantastic idea and the retail price is spot on,” said online retailer Gameseek’s owner Stephen Staley. “I expect it to sell well if it is promoted across the internet – we’re helping it get more exposure on search engines by listing the product names rather than just ‘GamesAid Triple Pack’.”

Many of the indies will also be helping in their own way to ensure that the pack is a success. FindAddBuy will be promoting the pack heavily on its homepage while Barkman Computers founder Nick Elliott revealed his store will even be bundling it in with new consoles.

He said: “The triple-pack is a great idea, and it will really encourage consumers to support the cause and get the name of GamesAid out there.”

Games Basement director Michael Anthony added: “Obviously, we think it is a very good thing. It’s in support of a brilliant charity, and Games Basement is happy to do whatever it can to help.

“It’s a great package that features some fantastic titles and represents great value for money.”

Stafford-based indie Disks and Discs has expressed its interest in the bundle and is currently speaking to distributor Advantage to secure stock.

Larger indies CHIPS and Grainger Games have already pledged their support to GamesAid’s retail initiative, as have Best Buy. Amazon, Asda, ShopTo, Play.com and The Hut.

The GamesAid charity bundle goes on sale for the PS3 on June 25th.

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