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Microsoft outlines 360 summer update 09

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has outlined the improvements coming to Xbox Live as part of its next major update to the service due out at the end of the summer. Though it lacks the headline changes that accompanied last year’s ‘New Xbox Experience’ revamp there’s plenty for users to …

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UK retail suffering shoplifting surge

Aside from the headlines troubles caused by the wallet-tightening credit crunch, a darker side of the economic crisis is currently blighting UK retail with news that both theft and fraud are significantly on the up. A new report commissioned by Simplybusiness.co.uk claims that 47 per cent of the UK’s independent …

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New card integral to HMVs games offering

HMV believes its new customer loyalty scheme can tempt games consumers away from other retailers – and become an ‘integral’ part of the firm’s category offering. The retailer announced Pure HMV last week, a new loyalty card that offers members the chance to snap up a range of limited edition …

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Facebook advertises new R4

Social networking site Facebook has allowed advertising for a new piracy-enabling R4-style card on its pages. Ads for the DSTT card appear on profiles of subscribers to the site who have shown an interest in gaming. Like the R4, the DSTT allows consumers to download pirated DS games via a …

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HMV launches new customer reward scheme

UK entertainment retailer HMV has launched an interesting new customer loyalty scheme that offers members the chance to snap up a range of limited edition or hard to find items not available on the High Street. Following a successful trial in the West Midlands and East Anglia, Pure HMV is …

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Retail losing out on Lost and the Damned

Electronic Entertainment Design and Research analyst Jesse Divnich has stated that the firm believes that online sales of GTA IV expansion The Lost and the Damned have bettered retail sales by a ratio of six-to-one. Though Rockstar has not yet released firm sales figures for The Lost and The Damned, …

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Microsoft details free 360 memory scheme

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft has lifted the lid on its scheme to help those lacking memory space ahead of the release of the new Xbox dashboard upgrade next month. Microsoft yesterday revealed that users would need 128MB of free storage space to run the New Xbox Experience – something …

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