Tag Archives: consumer

‘PlayStation has put Paris Games Week on the international radar’

Next week’s PlayStation conference has made Paris Games Week part of the global calendar, but don’t expect it to become a Gamescom rival, organiser SELL has told MCV. Speaking ahead of next week’s show, SELL president Jean-Claude Ghinozzi said that the main focus of the event remains on French gamers. …

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Amazon sues over 1,000 fake reviewers

US retail giant Amazon has issued a lawsuit against 1,114 people accused of posting fake product reviews on its website. The move is the second such effort by the website to combat ‘false, misleading and inauthentic’ reviews this year, after it took a number of review sellers to court in …

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New Endemol-backed London consumer video games event coming next year

Entertainment giant Endemol will launch a video games-dedicated YouTube channel this month. The firm’s ‘global premium channel network’ Endemol Beyond will launch Legends of Gaming, a UK eSports channel that will be fronted by YouTube star Ali A. The channel will see up-and-coming and established YouTube personalities battle it out …

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INSIGHT: What the new consumer laws mean for etail

Nic Murfett, interactive entertainment and sports groups associate at London law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explains what the new digital content laws are – and what they mean for online retailers.. In November 2011 the European Commission published its Directive on Consumer Rights which clarifies the protections afforded to consumers …

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Xbox can do for Microsoft what iPhone did for Apple, Spencer believes

Microsoft’s new Xbox boss thinks Xbox is the key to Microsoft’s reversal of its recent struggles. The tech giant has endured a partial fall from grace following the mass market transition from desktop PCs to tablets and smartphones. This has been compounded by Xbox One’s inability to keep up with …

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Oculus Rift dev kit 2 unveiled at GDC

Virtual reality headset specialist Oculus has revealed the second version of its Rift VR unit. PCGamesN reports that the company is already taking orders for the device, which will cost $350 and begin shipping in July. It is promised that the revised unit offers major breakthroughs” compared to the current …

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Lionhead: Microsoft did a ‘great thing’ in responding to consumer feedback

Microsoft has disproved any accusations of aloofness by reversing the controversial policy decisions that dogged its Xbox One announcement. That’s the opinion of Lionhead’s creative director Gary Carr, who seemingly agrees with sentiments previously expressed on MCV that responding to consumer feedback is fundamentally a good thing. "Talking about the …

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Consumers spend on booze and holidays, not video games and books

Consumers are spending money – just not on video games. According to the Leisure Industries Research Centre in Sheffield, people spent 227.5bn on leisure activities in 2012. A rise of 3.7 per cent over 2011. The biggest risers were for holidays and tourism, which rose 4.1 per cent year-on-year. Meanwhile, …

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