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Busy summer will give games retail the cold shoulder

Busy summer will give games retail the cold shoulder

It's not just a lack of games that will hurt the market this summer – retailers fear the upcoming Jubilee, Euros and Olympics will keep customers away from the High ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 25th 2012 at 10:10AM in News
ANALYSIS: The pre-owned market

ANALYSIS: The pre-owned market

Before March this year, GAME and Gamestation were by far the UK’s biggest pre-owned game retailers.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 23rd 2012 at 1:37PM in News
Disc demand dwindles, duplicators dying out

Disc demand dwindles, duplicators dying out

Manufacturers predict a steady decline in the use of game discs as digital gains a tighter grip on the market.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 23rd 2012 at 1:09PM in News
FEATURE: Gunning for GAME

FEATURE: Gunning for GAME

A battle is being fought on the High Street.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 21st 2012 at 3:25PM in News

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Simply Games sales soar by 200 per cent

Simply Games sales soar by 200 per cent

Software sales at internet retailer Simply Games have trebled during the past 12 months.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 21st 2012 at 11:51AM in News
CD Projekt: The truth is DRM does not work

CD Projekt: The truth is DRM does not work

In a no-holds barred interview amidst Diablo III’s ‘always-on DRM’ storm, the developer of The Witcher 2 has blasted the use of digital rights management.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2012 at 10:46AM in News
Aussie retailer opens up on import sales

Aussie retailer opens up on import sales

Retailer JB HiFi has officially admitted that it is selling imported stock in its Australian High Street stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 21st 2012 at 9:12AM in News
GameStop posts 12.5% like-for-like Q1 decline

GameStop posts 12.5% like-for-like Q1 decline

That it “outperformed the market” will likely not completely appease GameStop’s shareholders after the company reported a 12.5 per cent decline in like-for-like sales for its fiscal Q1.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 17th 2012 at 1:46PM in News

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OPINION: It's May, and already Q4 is hurting retail

OPINION: It's May, and already Q4 is hurting retail

Sometimes the games industry can get too caught up in willy waving with other forms of entertainment.

Michael French
by Michael French
on May 17th 2012 at 9:29AM in News
Q4 focus could kill off specialist retail

Q4 focus could kill off specialist retail

Where are OUR summer blockbusters? That's the question being asked by games retail bosses this week as the UK games market slumped to a new low.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 17th 2012 at 8:32AM in News
Cave scraps Vita titles as COO resigns

Cave scraps Vita titles as COO resigns

Questions are being asked about the future of shmup specialist Cave.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 16th 2012 at 10:46AM in News
FEATURE: 2012's biggest TV advertisers

FEATURE: 2012's biggest TV advertisers

Jonathan Chambers, AV manager at media planning and buying specialist Generation Media, looks at how much impact publishers and platform holders have had on TV advertising so far, how this ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2012 at 2:32PM in News

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Blockbuster: Games retail would not survive without pre-owned

Blockbuster: Games retail would not survive without pre-owned

Specialist games retailers cannot survive without second-hand, says Blockbuster.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 10th 2012 at 10:01AM in News
Meet the UK's newest games retailer - Gamefly

Meet the UK's newest games retailer - Gamefly

Gamefly was never planning to come to the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 2nd 2012 at 2:15PM in News
PEGI ratings now set for July

PEGI ratings now set for July

The much-delayed implementation of the PEGI age rating system should finally happen in July, says UKIE.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 26th 2012 at 11:18AM in News
Namco Bandai ramps up download business

Namco Bandai ramps up download business

Dark Souls for PC and One Piece for PS3 will be available to download and buy on the High Street at the same time.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 26th 2012 at 11:07AM in News

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OPINION: Will we miss the Friday release day?

OPINION: Will we miss the Friday release day?

Some will say the likely death of Friday as the main release day for games is dispensation of a long irrelevant tradition. 

Michael French
by Michael French
on Apr 26th 2012 at 11:01AM in News
SPECIAL REPORT: Unfollow Friday

SPECIAL REPORT: Unfollow Friday

Traditional Friday game launches are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 26th 2012 at 10:11AM in News
New mag targets anime-based games

New mag targets anime-based games

Media start-up MyMags is putting the finishing touches to its unique games magazine, which launches next month.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 25th 2012 at 3:47PM in News
FEATURE: UK's Top Ten single SKUs of all time

FEATURE: UK's Top Ten single SKUs of all time

Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch reveals the Top Ten games on single platforms, in terms of both unit sales and revenue, and takes a look at how controller sales have altered ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2012 at 2:28PM 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
INTERVIEW: Chris Early, Ubisoft

INTERVIEW: Chris Early, Ubisoft

Publishers are honing their digital strategy as downloads become more popular. MCV speaks to Ubisoft’s digital VP Chris Early about what the worlds of retail and downloads can learn from each other... ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 17th 2012 at 3:37PM in News
Games suffer Ivor Novello Awards snub

Games suffer Ivor Novello Awards snub

Organisers for the Ivor Novello Awards have abandoned its excellence in games audio prize

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Apr 17th 2012 at 2:45PM in News
US authorities to track suspects using games consoles

US authorities to track suspects using games consoles

Big Brother is watching. Specifically, he’s watching what you’re doing on your consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2012 at 10:50AM in News
Namco Bandai maintains grip on Japanese market

Namco Bandai maintains grip on Japanese market

Good news for Namco Bandai this morning – the publisher has claimed the lion’s share of Japanese software revenues for the second month in a row.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2012 at 8:44AM in News