Tag Archives: 2012

OPINION: DVD hits £700m so far in 2012, highlighting the challenge for games retail

DVD and Blu-ray have already made more than 700m for UK retail this year. That entertainment sector is tracking ahead of last year, with 90.3m discs sold. And it is outstripping year-to-date sales of video games both in terms of units and value. With plenty of high-profile releases still on …

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GamesAid 2012 charity voting now open

The UK video games industry charity GamesAid has named the 14 charitable organisations in the running for GamesAid support in 2012. Members are invited to vote for the charity they would like to see being officially supported. The focus is on organisations that focus on children and young adults with …

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Kickstarter: 2012 has been the year of the game

Over the past eight months more than $50m has been put toward game campaigns on Kickstarter. A Kickstarter blog post entitled ‘The Year of the Game’ breaks down games meteoric rise on the service since it started in 2009. The numbers count for digital games, as well as board and …

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July NPD: NCAA 13 and Xbox 360 on top; overall spending down again

The NPD Group has released its monthly US retail report for July, confirming a year over year decline in spending for the eighth month in a row. Total industry spending was down 20 per cent, coming in at $548.4m compared to $686.3m during July 2011. NPD, seemingly prepping us for …

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Is your firm listed in our directory of creative greats?

Over 50 companies are already listed in Intent Media’s must-read directory of interactive entertainment agencies. And you’ve got just two weeks left to join them. Sourcebook is the ultimate directory for agencies and support businesses working in games, technology and entertainment fields. It is published on July 27th as both …

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XBLA Summer of Arcade 2012 fully unveiled

Microsoft has revealed pricing and release date info for Xbox Live Arcade’s upcoming Summer of Arcade promotion. A post to Major Nelson’s blog announces the new details following the line-up unmasking at E3: July 18: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, 1200 MS Points ($15) July 25: Wreckateer (Kinect), 800 MS …

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PlayStation cloud gaming service rumoured for E3

Sony will strike a deal with OnLive or Gaikai at E3 next month for PlayStation cloud gaming, according to reports. The platform-holder will announce a new game streaming service for ‘PlayStation hardware’ at the annual trade show in Los Angeles, according to VG247. It’s not clear whether this service could …

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GAMEfest is cancelled… but retailer hints at 2013 return

Retailer GAME has officially confirmed the cancellation of GAMEfest 2012. However, it has also hinted at a return to the consumer expo in 2013. The event had previously been confirmed last year upon the closure of the first ever GAMEfest. However, after a hugely traumatic start to 2012 that saw …

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GameStop announces inaugural GameStop EXPO 2012

The US is getting a brand new consumer games expo. Retailer GameStop has announced that it will hold the GameStop EXPO 2012 in San Antonio, Texas on August 29th. It’s the first event of its kind that the company has hosted. In fact, it’s copying the model laid down bay …

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Take-Two sees $107m loss in fiscal 2012, sets bar high for 2013

Take-Two Interactive hasreportedfourth quarter and full-year results for its fiscal 2012. Fourth quarter revenue dropped to $148.1m compared to $182.3m in fiscal 2011, with net losses hitting $66m compared to a $22.4m profit the year prior. For the full year results, net revenue fell to $825.8m from $1.14bn last year; …

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