Retail

RETAIL BIZ: G-Force

Check out the latest additions to the RETAIL BIZ Previews section for a taste of the hits heading to retail over the coming months. Disney breaks new ground for the industry as we take a look at G-Force, the first game to use stereoscopic 3D technology. The game follows a …

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Gaming market to reach $91 billion by 2015

Global Industry Analysts expects the global gaming market will be worth $91 billion by 2015. This prediction was published in GIA’s latest report, Video Games: A Global Strategic Business Report, which looks at gaming trends between 2001 and 2015. The firm attributed the expected growth in market value to the …

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US: Best Buy moves into pre-owned games

US retail giant Best Buy is to roll out video games ‘vending machines’ as it moves into the pre-owned market. The firm is trialling the kiosks in its Dallas and Austin stores in the US – but MCV understands that the strategy will be expanded across the US if successful. …

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Aion release date confirmed

Leading MMO publisher NCsoft has finally confirmed the release date of the impressive looking Aion: Tower of Eternity. European retail will welcome the PC title on September 25th. Aion tries to distinguish itself from the opposition by its use of flight. Not only is aerial manoeuvring key to traversing the …

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PEGI likely to become law in 2010

PEGI will have to wait the best part of a year until it becomes the UK’s sole classification system by law. The proposal to implement PEGI as the UK’s only games age classification model, overseen by the Video Standards Council, was put forward by Labour in its Digital Britain White …

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Toby Gard takes charge of Tomb Raider

Toby Gard, the creator of the Tomb Raider series, has once again shifted his role at Crystal Dynamics. When North Californian developer Crystal Dynamics developed Tomb Raider Legend, Gard was sworn in as a consultant. As the studio moved on to develop Tomb Raider Anniversary – a retrospective on Gard’s …

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RETAIL BIZ: Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood

Head over to the RETAIL BIZ Previews section for our take on the most promising titles heading to retail in the near future. This week, Ubisoft’s Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood shakes up the FPS genre by taking gamers back to the Wild West. Expect tense shootouts and frantic …

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NEWS ROUNDUP: Government backs PEGI

The Government has heralded a new future for UK video games classification – with PEGI becoming the sole age ratings model in the region. Here’s a run down of all of the coverage on MCV to date: PEGI wins government backingGovernment’s new games classification model reduces BBFC’s powers as pan-European …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: PEGI praises ‘effective system’

Established European ratings body PEGI has understandably spoken of its confidence in the role it will now play in policing the nation’s gaming habits following the official government backing sanctioned as part of the Digital Britain report. This decision by the British government to adopt PEGI as the single ratings …

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DIGITAL BRITAIN: ELSPA backs Government decision

Mike Rawlinson, the director general of games industry body ELSPA, has welcomed the government’s decision to back PEGI as the sole age ratings system for video games sold in the UK. The Government has made absolutely the right decision for child safety,” Rawlinson said in a statement. By choosing PEGI …

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