Retail

Publishers now legally obliged to refund faulty digital goods

A new set of consumer rights laws comes into effect today that give buyers the right to a full refund on any faulty digital purchase for 30 days. This is particularly pertinent for gamers, with an increasing number of titles hitting shelves in a state many would consider to be …

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GAME is taking pre-orders on a £49.99 Merge VR headset

A cut-price virtual reality headset will go on sale exclusively at GAME next month. The Merge VR headset works with iOS and Android smartphones. It will retail for 49.99 and currently has a release date of October 30th. The tech will also be available to try in some GAME stores …

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GameStop: Disc-based games will be around forever

Digital is here, and digital is growing, but there is no scenario where disc-based video games will disappear from the market, according to GameStop. Disc-based games will be around forever,” CEO Paul Raines told Forbes. The market has seen physical music sales down 50 per cent from its peak and …

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The next game from Stanley Parable dev is out tomorrow

Surprise! There’s another game on the way from one of the creators of The Stanley Parable. And it’s arriving very, very shortly. It’s called The Beginner’s Guide and is the first solo project from Davey Wreden. What is it and how will it play? We don’t know for the moment, …

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ERA: Games success story deserves to be told

The Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) has thrown its support behind MCV’s Digital Counts campaign. The trade body says it estimates that games’ digital market is bigger than both music and video, but is unable to say definitively due to the lack of tracked figures. In a letter sent to MCV, …

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Analyst predicts 120-130m PS4 sales, 100-110m Xbox One sales

Sales of the current generation of consoles will fall ever so slightly short of previous generation of machines. That’s according to Michael Pachter who Games Industry reports told a DICE Europe audience that he believes PS4 will sell between 120m and 130m units in its lifetimes. Xbox One, meanwhile, is …

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Famous footballers head to UK GAME stores for FIFA 16 launch

GAME is hoping to tempt gamers off the bench for the midnight release of FIFA 16. The retailer is kicking off the game’s launch tonight (Wednesday September 23rd) when the clock strikes 12. Those attending the early openings will be able to grab the game straight away, as well as …

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Retailer lists BioShock Collection for PS4 and Xbox One

The BioShock series may be next in line-for the HD next-gen makeover treatment. AGB grabbed a screenshot of a listing on the website of South African retailer Raru for a SKU called The BioShock Collection. The game is listed for PS4 and Xbox One with a release date of November …

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London will host a huge video games market this November

Prepare to re-live the glory days of grabbing a gaming bargain from a man wearing a bum bag and an apron. Replay Events, Showmasters and Dark Cleo Productions have announced The London Gaming Market, which will take place at the Royal National Hotel in Russell Square in London on November …

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GameStop stops offering console bundles with download codes

The largest American High Street games retailer will now only sell console bundles that include physical copies of games. It is common nowadays for hardware bundles to include download codes instead of physical games. However, Giant Bomb reports that the retailer in a recent conference call outlined its new physical …

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