Entries in 'independent' (24)

Indies braced for Grand Theft Auto V windfall

Indies braced for Grand Theft Auto V windfall

It’s not just the big chains planning events around GTA V, with indie retailers telling MCV they are running midnight openings of their own.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 16th 2013 at 1:02PM in News
Reggie affirms Nintendo's indie love

Reggie affirms Nintendo's indie love

Nintendo is working hard on building an infrastructure to support independent developers on its 3DS and Wii U platforms, says Reggie Fils-Aime.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Aug 30th 2013 at 3:41PM in News
Indie developer program planned for Xbox One

Indie developer program planned for Xbox One

Microsoft IS planning on courting indie games developers to produce titles for the Xbox One.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 29th 2013 at 11:12AM in News
Who are the best indie retailers? Find out in MCV

Who are the best indie retailers? Find out in MCV

All next month, MCV will be taking an in-depth look at the UK’s independent retail sector.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 30th 2013 at 10:03AM in News

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Frank Gibeau's PR quest continues: Today's topic - is EA evil?

Frank Gibeau's PR quest continues: Today's topic - is EA evil?

Summer 2012. Some will remember it for the rain. Others for remarkable sporting calendar. Us? We’ll remember it as The Summer of Frank.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2012 at 8:34AM in News
Double Fine aiming to ditch work-for-hire projects, stay independent

Double Fine aiming to ditch work-for-hire projects, stay independent

Double Fine is looking to prove their crowdfunding success on Kickstarter was more than a flash in the pan for the studio.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 14th 2012 at 7:55AM in News
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
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

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GUIDE: How to become an independent retailer

GUIDE: How to become an independent retailer

Former employees of the 277 closed GAME stores are interested in opening their own independent games shop. Game Guide and Complete EPOS chief Chris Ratcliff explains how they can do ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2012 at 10:37AM in News
Indies furious over Old Republic collector's edition

Indies furious over Old Republic collector's edition

Independent games retailers are in uproar having missed out on stocking the GAME-exclusive £130 edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 2nd 2012 at 1:00PM in News
Tecmo Koei offers indies exclusive bundle

Tecmo Koei offers indies exclusive bundle

As if hearing the call of indies bemoaning the rising trend in retail exclusives for the big chains, Tecmo Koei is releasing a limited edition that’s exclusive for indies.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Nov 8th 2011 at 12:46PM in News
ShopTo.net doubles warehouse capacity

ShopTo.net doubles warehouse capacity

Leading independent online games retailer ShopTo.net has doubled its warehouse capacity as we enter the busy Q4 period.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2011 at 8:53AM in News

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Indie up for business award

Indie up for business award

New online retailer Hitari has been shortlisted in the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2011.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 29th 2011 at 5:20PM in News
Is there room for indie retailers in digital?

Is there room for indie retailers in digital?

A host of independent retailers have told MCV they want to sell downloadable games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2011 at 1:43PM in News
Indies excited by 3DS launch

Indies excited by 3DS launch

It’s only been on shelves for less than one day but independent retailers are already seeing strong demand for the 3DS.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 25th 2011 at 4:17PM in News
Reggie delivers blow to indie devs

Reggie delivers blow to indie devs

3DS and Wii platform holder Nintendo has said it will embrace the independent developer, but “draws the line” with less-established garage outfits.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 18th 2011 at 10:09AM in News

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‘Days are numbered for specialist indies’

‘Days are numbered for specialist indies’

Indie chain Game Player has closed its doors, and MD Gary Noakes says that the days of specialist retailers are all but over.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 18th 2010 at 9:46AM in News
Who are the UK's Top 20 indies?

Who are the UK's Top 20 indies?

Independent retailers, the Davids of Britain’s games industry, continue to surprise in their ongoing battle with corporate Goliaths of national chains.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2010 at 1:44PM in News
Bungie could still make more Halo

Bungie could still make more Halo

Today’s surprise announcement of a ten-year publishing agreement between Activision and Bungie has rocked the games industry, but what exactly does it mean for both companies?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2010 at 3:04PM in News
Byron wants new online report

Byron wants new online report

As part of her progress report on her 2008 Byron Review, Dr Tanya Byron has called for a new and independent report to examine the implementation of a possible code ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 30th 2010 at 6:32PM in News
Activision: Indies ‘a key pillar’

Activision: Indies ‘a key pillar’

Activision and Centresoft have heralded the importance of independent retailers as they seek more participants for their Promote and Devote 2009 initiative.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 28th 2009 at 10:17AM in News
Warner hails indie showcase

Warner hails indie showcase

Warner and Centresoft have hailed their joint Independent Retail Showcase held in Birmingham on Wednesday August 5th ‘an outright success.’

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 20th 2009 at 12:38PM in News
NASCR merges with IT body ITACS

NASCR merges with IT body ITACS

NASCR (the National Association of Specialist Computer Retailers) and ITACS (the Independent Trade Association of Computer Specialists) are to merge into one organisation, PC Retail reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2009 at 11:43AM in News
RTT: Indie retailers can survive recession

RTT: Indie retailers can survive recession

Market analysts have today insisted that the global recession will not lead to the end of the current High Street model as we know it, and that the future of ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2009 at 11:15AM in News