Retail

PS3 Wireless Keypad priced and dated

Sony has confirmed that its Wireless PS3 Keypad will be released in the UK on November 28th and will retail for 24.99, according to Eurogamer . The kit was originally unveiled at the Leipzig Games Convention in August, and will allow users to more easily compose messages to friends, as …

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US: Wii install base races ahead of 360

New stats from North American firm NPD and Deutsche Bank show that Nintendo’s Wii console has overturned the Xbox 360’s 12 month start on the marketplace to lead the installed hardware race by nearly two million units. GameDaily reports that the Wii has now sold 13.4 million units in North …

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UK devs reach Facebook competition final

UK development outfit The Games Company has reached the final stages of a high-profile games design competition on Facebook – and now it’s urging its UK contemporaries to come out in support. To read the full story, head on over to MCV’s development-orientated sister magazine Develop.

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ShopTo launches new mag

Shopto.net has launched a brand new games magazine that will reach 50,000 readers, MCV can reveal. The online retailer’s 32 page free publication will be available from this week, and the quarterly magazine will be distributed free to all Shopto.net customers with copies also available from universities, internet cafes, gyms …

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2,500 fans queue for Lich King HMV launch

HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store saw the official launch of Wrath of The Lich King at midnight last night, attracting a whopping 2,500 strong horde of fans. The second expansion for huge franchise World of Warcraft was officially launched in Europe at the HMV store, where patient fans got to …

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Gamestation to deliver for free

Specialist retailer Gamestation has strengthened its consumer offering by ditching charges for delivery on games, pre-owned software, consoles and peripherals. The firm states that the dropped charges won’t mean slower delivery though – items will arrive between one and three days, according to the retailer. Gamestation will still offer next …

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Global games market growth goes flat in Q3

Combined video game software unit sales across the world’s three largest games markets experienced growth of just one percent during the third quarter of 2008. The flat performance can largely be attributed to a weakening in the Japanese software market, where sales declined 21 per cent from Q2. However, the …

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Rockstar unsure if GTA IV DLC will arrive this year

Rockstar’s co-founder and creative VP Dan Houser has said that he’s unable to commit to a 2008 release date for the hotly anticipated exclusive Xbox 360 Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content. Speaking to Variety, Houser stated: It’s going well, but we don’t know a date. We hope to be …

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Ross and Brand game arrives

Looks like we spoke too soon – just hours after reporting our disappointment that trucker-hating Jeremy Clarkson had not yet been joined by a flash title based on the antics of BBC workmates Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand, a faithful reader of MCV has pointed out that it has! To …

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Halo Wars set for February

Leading US games blog Joystiq is reporting that Microsoft’s upcoming Halo-themed RTS Halo Wars will be released next February – and it adds that those willing to stump up the cash for the Limited Edition bundle will get early access to Halo 3’s Mythic map pack. The Mythic map pack …

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