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Gamestation reveals new store opening drive

The GAME-owned specialist retailer revealed the details at its annual conference, Gamefest. We will be opening a dozen or so stores pre-Christmas and this will include Hull, which will be the second largest games store in the UK,” said Gamestation commercial director Martyn Gibbs. Our key messages at Gamefest are …

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Evolving Gem reveals new identity

Having continued to evolve throughout its 23-year history, Gem’s new logo is an indication that the ambitious company has raised its game once again, says managing director Chris Peacock. The logo is only an indicator of the changes that are taking place,” he told MCV. It was important that we …

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Blockbuster acquires stranded ChoicesUK stores

The administrator of ChoicesUK has confirmed that Blockbuster has bought out 59 of the troubled retailer’s outlets. PricewaterhouseCoopers has revealed that the stores will be rebranded under the Blockbuster name. The sale will secure employment for approximately 450 employees across the UK. However, 80 ChoicesUK stores remain without a buyer …

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UK CHARTS: EA shoots down Bioshock

This week’s ELSPA/ChartTrack top forty chart shows an impressive one-two from EA, as Medal of Honor: Airborne cruises straight into the number one spot in its first week on sale, while Tiger Woods holds on to second place once more. Publishing giant EA will also be celebrating a new entry …

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Vivendi: ‘UK is our flagship market’

Global retail president at Vivendi, Pascal Brochier has re-affirmed the publisher’s commitment to the UK after a recent re-structuring of its management line-up. The publisher is looking to take on a UK boss, following Xochilt Balzola-Widmann’s appointment as executive VP and general manager for European retail after the departure of …

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First half sales boost for DSGi

DSGi has posted a six per cent increase in overall revenues for the 16 weeks leading to August 18th. According to the firm, the rise in takings is largely down to flat panel sales. The group said 11 per cent group sales were good, yet it is too early to …

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UK CHARTS: Bioshock is the Daddy

Bioshock has lived up to the hype at retail this week, storming in at number one and becoming the second fastest-selling 360 game after Gears of War. 2K’s triple-A title outstrips chart stalwart Transformers, which drops one place to two, just ahead of Nintendo’s two Brain Training titles for DS …

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Xbox: Our cut-price console will steal consumers from PS3

Microsoft has shrugged off any fear that its Core Xbox 360 will struggle for prominence in the Christmas market – and told MCV that its price drop will tempt customers away from PS3. The Core console’s price point falls to just 179.99 today – the same as Nintendo’s Wii – …

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UK CHARTS: No disguising Transformers success

Nintendo’s stunning summer performance also rumbles on this week, as the platform holder boasts seven format exclusives across DS and Wii in the top ten, with a notable mention for the ever-popular Wii Play, which rises to take second place. THQ has this week’s highest climber with DS release Purr …

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Play.com gets exclusive Commodore Gaming rights

Online retail giant Play.com has signed a one month exclusive deal with Commodore Gaming for its latest high-end gaming PC, reported Digital Spy . The CommodoreG gaming rig, loaded with an Intel Core 2 quad processor and 2GB of RAM, will only be available to purchase from Play.com during this …

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