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GAME shop opens on PS Home

From today GAME’s Moonbase in PlayStation Home will begin offering users the chance to order physical game from the retailer directly through the game world. Using any one of the Moonbase terminals customers will be able to browse a selection of PS3 and PSP games for home delivery. In addition, …

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Zenimax buys Mikami studio

Zenimax Media has acquired Shinji Mikami’s new Tokyo-based studio, Tango. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, though this month Zenimax raised $150m for what it deemed a ‘tactical buyout’. Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil and numerous other hit titles, said it was refreshing to find a publisher …

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Activision tried to buy Rare

Ed fries, the man central to Microsoft’s record-breaking $375 million acquisition of Rare, revealed to Develop that Bobby Kotick’s Activision made an princely offer for the GoldenEye studio – one that Rare was eager to sign. There was a bit of a bidding war between us [Microsoft] and Activision – …

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Digital smash hits the High Street

PC puzzler and download success Deadtime Stories has been released at retail. The budget title is being published in the UK by THQ’s ValuSoft division and distributed by United Software Distribution. It has an SRP of 8.99. Earlier this year it featured in various PC download charts during a 40-week …

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Online MMO hit heads to retail

Iceberg Interactive may not be the best known publisher in the industry, but aims to change that with the retail release of Global Agenda. The PC MMO has already been downloaded almost 100,000 times worldwide. In fact, the title – which was previously only available digitally – has been Steam’s …

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HMV selling Dead Rising 2 early

Having just confirmed a large number of midnight openings for Tuesday’s Xbox 360 exclusive Halo Reach, HMV has confirmed a second games offensive – it is host the official UK launch of Capcom’s zombie sequel Dead Rising 2. Furthermore, the retailer will also offer consumers a chance to buy the …

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Retail backs Medal of Honor

Though most UK retailers are staying tight-lipped about Medal of Honor, UK online indie ShopTo.net has told MCV that it still intends to sell the game. ShopTo fully supports and commends the bravery of the British Soldiers fighting in all conflict areas, including Afghanistan and would never condone anything that …

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Retailers ignore R4DS ban

Despite this week’s ruling that saw the illegalisation of nearly all devices aimed at allowing the running of homebrew and pirated games on the Nintendo DS, MCV has confirmed that some outlets are still selling the accessories. Though many of the links that come up in a Google search for …

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Mario Galaxy 2 sparks price battle

It’s got a great chance of being one of the biggest releases on 2010, so perhaps it’s no surprise that two High Street retailers are focusing very heavily on Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy 2 ahead of its UK release on Friday. HMV is offering the game for just 4.99 for …

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The9 founder linked with Liverpool buyout

One of the most powerful men in the Asian video games market has reportedly held preliminary talks with Liverpool FC owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett about a possible buyout of the football club. The Independent reports that Zhu Jun, founder and chairman of Chinese online gaming giant The9, is …

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