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Five top High Street games stores

Five top High Street games stores

MCV and Koch Media round off Independent Retail Month with our final special feature focusing on the sector. This week, we look at five of the UK’s top stores.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 25th 2012 at 9:59AM in News
David Cameron spends "crazy, scary" amount of time on Fruit Ninja

David Cameron spends "crazy, scary" amount of time on Fruit Ninja

A senior advisor to the British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the Tory leader “spends a crazy, scary amount of time playing Fruit Ninja on his iPad”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 24th 2012 at 3:20PM in News
Activision thinks Bungie deal may outlive boxed games

Activision thinks Bungie deal may outlive boxed games

Boxed retail may not survive beyond 2019 and perhaps end as early as 2013, Activision believes.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2012 at 2:37PM in News
Top Ten TV ad campaigns of 2012 so far

Top Ten TV ad campaigns of 2012 so far

The Xbox 360 Kinect campaign leads the the top ten games and console TV campaigns of the year to date.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 18th 2012 at 10:40AM in News

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Five fast-growing indie retailers

Five fast-growing indie retailers

MCV and Koch Media continue Independent Retail Month with a roundup of five games indies which have grown massively in recent years.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 16th 2012 at 10:41AM in News
Tretton "opposed to blocking used games"

Tretton "opposed to blocking used games"

Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Jack Tretton has admitted that he personally does not support the idea of potentially blocking the use of pre-owned games on next-gen consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2012 at 9:06AM in News
NPD says total US games market was over $1bn in April

NPD says total US games market was over $1bn in April

The money generated from overall game sales in the US during April has been estimated at a whopping $1bn.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 11th 2012 at 10:15AM in News
HMV U-turns on game plan

HMV U-turns on game plan

Just weeks after telling MCV it will cut the store space dedicated to games, HMV has changed its mind.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 10th 2012 at 9:53AM in News

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ANALYSIS: Codies' new focus on racing games

ANALYSIS: Codies' new focus on racing games

Codemasters’ decision to abandon the shooter genre was made last September.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 7th 2012 at 1:00PM in News
What's driving the decline in games advertising?

What's driving the decline in games advertising?

The games and consoles TV advertising market is at a five-year low. This market consists of six key sectors, and we’re going to look at which are responsible for the decline.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 4th 2012 at 11:52AM in News
UK games retail generated £10.45m last week

UK games retail generated £10.45m last week

The launch of Prototype 2 helped the boxed market rise slightly over the prior week, with overall unit sales up five per cent to 441,401 games sold.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 4th 2012 at 11:24AM in News
Vaz tables FIFTH violent games EDM

Vaz tables FIFTH violent games EDM

Labour MP and long-term opponent of the games industry Keith Vaz has tabled his FIFTH early day motion about violent video games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 3rd 2012 at 2:59PM in News

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Indie retailer offers £21,000 'PC desk'

Indie retailer offers £21,000 'PC desk'

Bolton-based PC gaming retailer Scan Computers International is selling a £21,000 PC – which doubles up as a desk.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 3rd 2012 at 1:22PM in News
20 best indie games retailers revealed

20 best indie games retailers revealed

MCV has teamed up with distributor Koch Media to kick off Independent Retail Month, starting with a list of 20 of the most successful UK indie games retailers.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 3rd 2012 at 10:30AM in News
Schappert: "Social and mobile games ARE harming console biz"

Schappert: "Social and mobile games ARE harming console biz"

Forget the recession: our depressed retail market is thanks to pressure from free apps and mobile games.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 3rd 2012 at 9:04AM in News
Four out of five games are bought for men

Four out of five games are bought for men

The female gamer is in decline, research has found. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 2nd 2012 at 1:35PM in News

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Gree acquires Modern War developer Funzio for $210m

Gree acquires Modern War developer Funzio for $210m

Japanese social gaming giant Gree has acquired mobile game developer Funzio in a deal worth $210m.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 2nd 2012 at 11:41AM in News
FEATURE: Bringing Movies to Games Retail

FEATURE: Bringing Movies to Games Retail

The summer is almost upon and that means a drought for games retailers. With only a handful of big releases to keep us going until late August, sales are expected to dry ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 1st 2012 at 2:43PM in News
The relationship between games advertising and sales

The relationship between games advertising and sales

Generation Media looks at the year-on-year percentage change in video games advertising and sales of boxed titles.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 30th 2012 at 11:36AM in News
Wii U titles to launch retail and digital on day one

Wii U titles to launch retail and digital on day one

Nintendo has stated that first party Wii U games will be available to buy digitally on the same day that they are released at retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2012 at 8:42AM in News
'Publishers don't want 50 digital retailers'

'Publishers don't want 50 digital retailers'

75 per cent of PC download stores won’t make enough money to justify support from publishers, Gamefly says.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 25th 2012 at 3:41PM in News
40% of freemium gamers buy IAPs

40% of freemium gamers buy IAPs

A new report from NPD has claimed that four out of ten gamers who have played a freemium game have gone on to make an in-game purchase.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2012 at 3:58PM in News
Games and consoles TV advertising at five-year low?

Games and consoles TV advertising at five-year low?

This week we review the current state of the games and consoles TV advertising market in 2012 so far, in comparison to the previous five years.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 23rd 2012 at 9:30AM in News
OnLive PlayPack hits 200 games

OnLive PlayPack hits 200 games

Streaming games service provider OnLive has announced the addition of the 200th game to its subscription based PlayPack offer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2012 at 4:30PM in News