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Number of High Street games stores drops, but still beats online and supermarkets

Online stores and supermarkets failed to capitalize on mass store closures in the UK last year, as High Street stores emerged as the biggest sellers of physical video games. The latest figures – released by ERA based on Chart-Track figures – show that the likes of GAME, Argos and HMV …

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Blockbuster UK is not coming back, says owner

Rental and retail giant Blockbuster UK is still dead, says the company’s US licence holder. Earlier this week, Jack FM owner Crash Entertainment posted on its website that it had acquired the Blockbuster brand, would be launching 10 High Street shops and rebranding existing stores, and putting a Blockbuster video-on-demand …

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UPDATED: Blockbuster is returning to UK High Streets

UPDATE 3: Since posting this story, Blockbuster owner Dish Network has denied it has licensed the Blockbuster name to Crash. ORIGINAL STORY: The Blockbuster name is returning to the UK High Street courtesy of Crash Entertainment. The Jack FM owner has licensed the Blockbuster name from owner Dish for retail …

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Most read stories of 2013: 1-10

Bully 2 rumours and the creation of the FIFA series: the top ten stories of 2013. 10.The extent of Kinect 2’s visual DRM is beginning to emerge Along with the controversial DRM on its home console, Microsoft also filed for similar restrictions on its Kinect hardware which limited the number …

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REVIEW OF THE YEAR: The fall of Blockbuster

Last week, the High Street told MCV it feels 2014 will be a good year for video games retailing. But 2013, at least the first half of it, remains one to forget. Blockbuster is no more. The entertainment brand had been a staple of the UK High Street since 1989 …

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Moorfields confirms Blockbuster closure

As was exclusively revealed by MCV yesterday, all remaining Blockbuster stores will close next week. That means the closure of 91 stores and the loss of 808 jobs, with the last doors to be shut on Monday December 16th. All remaining stock will be sold off at a significant discount …

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62 more Blockbuster stores to close and rentals suspended as end nears

Administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery has confirmed that another 62 Blockbuster stores are to close. This means another 427 workers will lose their jobs, although Moorfields has finally admitted – as revealed by MCV last month – that it expects the company to close in the near future. Add this to …

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All Blockbuster UK stores to shut down

Managers at UK Blockbusters stores have this morning been told that every outlet is to close, MCV has learned. The bad news was apparently delivered over the phone by Blockbuster UK operations manager Dave Potter. MCV has received confirmation from three seperate stores not included on yesterday’s list of 72 …

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Blockbuster suspends postal rentals and online store but trade-in credit still valid

More services have been shut down by struggling retailer Blockbuster. The names of the 72 stores already earmarked for closure were revealed yesterday and now an FAQ from the chain has confirmed a host of other cancellations. The good news is that credit on existing gift cards can still be …

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Blockbuster names 72 stores due for closure

The names of the 72 Blockbuster stores set for closure have been revealed by administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery. As a result of the closures 452 of the chain’s 2,000 strong workforce are to lose their jobs, leaving 192 UK stores still operating – for the time being at least. The …

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