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Overwatch’s holiday event now live

As the year draws to a close everyone is looking head to the holidays, but for those that want to get into the christmas spirit right now you can jump into Overwatch, with its new holiday event.  The Winter Wonderland event sees a ton of new skins and cosmetics introduced, …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the 2015 Christmas No.1

The latest Call of Duty doggedly refuses to abide by the established narrative of decline, with Black Ops III claiming this year’s Christmas No.1 title. Black Ops III remains the sixth COD to claim the festive crown. The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at cinemas was not enough …

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GAME’s Christmas campaign has kicked off

It’s not even November but retailer GAME has hit go on its Christmas marketing campaign. It’s fronted by an animated chap called Gamer Claus, created by artist and illustrator Boneface. GAME describes him as an intriguing and mysterious new character”. The campaign will span TV, print and radio and run …

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MCV’s 12 Games of Christmas supplement returns next month

If you want to know how to maximise your opportunity at retail this Q4, MCV’s 12 Games of Christmas has the answer. Returning after a successful debut last year, the 12 Games of Christmas supplement will be published alongside the November 13th issue of MCV and available via the website. …

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What are the biggest accessories of Christmas 2015?

2015’s Q4 looks to be one of the biggest in years for retailers, as a packed release schedule drives up sales. But it’s not just about software: accessories are also set for a Christmas to remember. MCV asks experts in the sector what UK stores should keep an eye out …

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Amazon claimed a quarter of all Christmas games, music and video sales

Kantar Worldpanel data has revealed the extent of Amazon’s dominance of the UK Christmas entertainment market. For the 12 weeks ending December 21st, one in four pounds spent on video games, physical music and video in the UK went to Amazon, which claimed a 25.6 per cent share of the …

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GameStop enjoys bumper Christmas but expects Q4 sales to fall

Like-for-like sales in December grew 4.4 per cent at retailer GameStop, although total numbers for the nine weeks ending January 3rd were down year-on-year. Total sales for the period reached $2.95bn, down on the previous year’s $3.15bn. New hardware sales were surprisingly down 32 per cent from $1.05bn to $713m, …

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Merry Christmas from MCV

With the final hours and minutes having trudged by like an asthmatic slug slowly forcing its way through a large treacle spillage, the time has come for MCV to say farewell for 2014. The last few brave souls who haven’t already departed for a fortnight of mince pies, booze and …

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