Retail

GAME, Woolworths busted selling violent games to underage girl

Three High Street shops have been caught selling 18-rated video games depicting sex and violence to a 15-year-old girl in an undercover investigation by Which? magazine’s Computing desk. Woolworths, Game and Maplin all allowed the teenager to buy age-restricted games, showing ‘scenes of extreme brutality’, on the High Street. Six …

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Zavvi unleashes ‘UK’s best ever entertainment sale’

Zavvi, the entertainment retailer, is opening the doors on its first ever sale since the re-branding from Virgin Megastores in September 2007. The sale, available on the High Street and online, will see discounts on over 200,000 games and 600,000 CDs. We have created the best ever sale that entertainment …

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The 100 greatest games of all time

UK retail giant GAME’s customers have voted for their favourite 100 games of all time – with Activision’s Call Of Duty 4 has coming out on top. Other entrants into the top ten included Zelda: Ocarina Of Time in second spot, GTA 4 at No. 4 and GoldenEye in sixth …

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DSGI shares fall to new low

Shares in DSG International fell to 46p last Friday as it prepared to reveal its results this Thursday, according to the Independent on Sunday. Shares have fallen from a high of 176p over the past few months following two profit warnings, with chief executive John Browett already stating that pre-tax …

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Gamestation: Were still our own boss

One year on after it was snapped up by former rival GAME, Gamestation’s managing director Martyn Gibbs has told MCV that the retailer has retained its autonomy – and is looking forward to expanding its presence further. While there were initial fears that the high profile deal would bring about …

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Tesco suffers from credit crunch in Q1

Tesco has reported a bigger-than-forecast slowdown in sales in its core UK business for its first quarter – particularly in non-food categories. Like-for-like sales in the 13 weeks to May 24th rose by 3.5 per cent excluding petrol and new store openings – winding down from the growth of over …

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Grainger expansion takes shape

MCV Award winner Grainger Games has opened its 14th and 15th store in Hartlepool and Middlesbrough. The ambitious independent chain told MCV last month of its desire to open seven new outlets this year, and the new shops in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre and Captain Cook Square mark the beginning …

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Future teams with Tesco for UKs biggest-ever games magazine

Tesco and Future-published games site GamesRadar.com have joined forces to create what it has dubbed ‘the UK’s biggest-ever games magazine’. The free publication will be distributed through 425 Tesco supermarkets as well as with online purchases from the Tesco Entertainment website from June 16th. It is another step in Tesco’s …

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Supermarkets become indie ‘distributors’

Independent retailers have turned to the likes of Tesco and Asda to secure cheaper stock in favour of the usual distribution channels. Described as ‘Tesco Distribution’ from within the trade, indies have been making the most of the supermarkets to make up for their low allocation of products such as …

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Indiana Jones raids box office coffers

Despite costing a whopping $185 million to make, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ latest cinema outing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made an estimated $311 million worldwide in its opening weekend, the Associated Press reports . Coming 19 years after the release of Indiana Jones and …

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