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Microsoft confirms E3 2012 press briefing

Microsoft confirms E3 2012 press briefing

Microsoft will hold its pre-E3 media conference on June 4th, the platform holder has confirmed.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 18th 2012 at 5:32PM in News
HP signals seismic shift in PC market

HP signals seismic shift in PC market

In news that appears to have been largely ignored by the mainstream media, HP last night made a dramatic announcement that points to the drastically changing times in the PC ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2011 at 9:11AM in News
Reviews ‘more important than price’

Reviews ‘more important than price’

Consumers are more likely to base their buying decisions on review scores than on price, a new Moving Minds report from branding specialist Kinetic claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 6:33PM in News
Pre-owned DLC penalty ‘entirely fair’

Pre-owned DLC penalty ‘entirely fair’

It seems as if every day a new publisher jumps aboard the in-box DLC code bandwagon, and industry analysts have given their full backing to the new payment model.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 4:36PM in News

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EA talks DLC codes

EA talks DLC codes

Outspoken EA boss John Riccitiello has sought to defend the firm’s recent efforts to reward customers who buy new copies of its games by bundling one-off DLC codes in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 11:48AM in News
Walmart confirms pre-owned plans

Walmart confirms pre-owned plans

As claimed by MCV just last week, US retailer Walmart has confirmed that it is to have a second stab at cracking the pre-owned video games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2010 at 4:38PM in News
Pre-owned 'a bigger problem than piracy’

Pre-owned 'a bigger problem than piracy’

As EA is set to implement a divisive $10 pay-wall in a bid to curb pre-owned sales of its games, one experienced UK developer believes the threat of second-hand sales ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2010 at 3:07PM in News
EA Sports reveals Online Pass

EA Sports reveals Online Pass

EA Sports boss Peter Moore has lifted the lid on what the company is calling the Online Pass – it’s own take on the DLC code system that rewards those ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 11th 2010 at 10:35AM in News

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Green Man Gaming finally goes live

Green Man Gaming finally goes live

Gamers can now for the first time trade in their digitally downloaded titles with the official, albeit slightly delayed, launch of Green Man Gaming’s ecommerce portal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 10th 2010 at 12:15PM 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 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

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Missing features for pre-owned Sims 3

Missing features for pre-owned Sims 3

The Sims 3 will be the latest title to penalise those who buy the pre-owned version of the game when it arrives on Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 5:46PM 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
US: 7-Eleven to sell pre-owned games

US: 7-Eleven to sell pre-owned games

In a move akin to Budgens or Cost Cutter introducing such a range to its stores in the UK, American retail behemoth 7-Eleven has confirmed that it is to begin ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2010 at 5:49PM in News
GameStop sued over EA DLC

GameStop sued over EA DLC

GameStop has been accused of “deceptively misleading” a customer into believing that a pre-owned copy of Dragon Age: Origins came with all the DLC extras advertised on the box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2010 at 12:20PM in News

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Pre-owned specialist gets cash injection

Pre-owned specialist gets cash injection

In news that hits home the importance of the second hand video games market, Maryland based pre-owned specialist Game Trading Technologies has secured a substantial $3.9m worth of investment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 17th 2010 at 11:36AM in News
Argos trials trade-in at 27 stores

Argos trials trade-in at 27 stores

As predicted by MCV last week, Argos has begun to trial a pre-owned games service across select stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2010 at 2:05PM in News
BioWare: Cerberus offers ‘great incentive’ to buy new

BioWare: Cerberus offers ‘great incentive’ to buy new

In an interview with MCV about the Cerberus Network – which offers free DLC incentives to those who buy new copies of EA’s Mass Effect 2 – acclaimed RPG studio ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2010 at 4:22PM in News
Sceptical reaction to pre-owned trials

Sceptical reaction to pre-owned trials

Indies and analysts have already written off plans by supermarket chains to sell pre-owned games – just a week after trials began.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2010 at 1:34PM in News
Take-Two looking at pre-owned crackdown

Take-Two looking at pre-owned crackdown

In what is quickly becoming a very common trend, Take-Two has admitted that it is investigating the possibility of embracing the recent trend for including DLC codes in the boxes ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 5th 2010 at 12:25PM in News
EA Sports eyes DLC codes

EA Sports eyes DLC codes

EA, the current front-runner in the new drive to reward those who buy their games brand new with in-the-box codes for free DLC, is looking to expand its plans by ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 2nd 2010 at 11:37AM in News
Now Codies joins the DLC code movement

Now Codies joins the DLC code movement

Codemasters is to become the latest publisher to reward those who buy their games brand new with digital content not available to pre-owned buyers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2010 at 12:38PM in News
Xbox’s FFXIII “to outsell PS3 version”

Xbox’s FFXIII “to outsell PS3 version”

The Xbox 360 version of Final Fantasy XIII is on track to outsell the PS3 SKU by two-to-one – that’s the prediction of discount shopping portal MyVoucherCodes.co.uk.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 1st 2010 at 11:19AM in News
ERA defends supermarket pre-owned push

ERA defends supermarket pre-owned push

The Entertainment Retailers Association has defended Tesco and Asda’s decision to take their first tentative steps into the pre-owned market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2010 at 9:50AM in News