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Warner pens LEGO Universe deal

It has been confirmed that Warner Bros Interactive will be the exclusive retail distributor for upcoming PC MMO outing LEGO Universe for all outlets outside of official LEGO channels. The game itself, a family-friendly online multiplayer title based on the popular Danish toy brand, is due out some time in …

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Funtastic abandons Aussie games market

Distributor Funtastic has backed out of the Australian games market. The supplier will now focus on toys and DVD. The decision follows tough economic conditions in the territory, and the firm doesn’t expect things to improve moving forward. The decision to exit games was made based on sustainability and profitability …

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Russian giants form super-distributor

1C has teamed up with Softclub to form a new Russian super-distributor, 1C-Softclub. Softclub is the biggest console distributor in Russia, while 1C is the country’s largest PC publisher, developer and distributor. The newly-formed company will now handle all of 1C’s gaming output, and is the second biggest games firm …

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AUS: R4 distributor fined $520k

Nintendo is celebrating another victory in the war against the R4 card with news that an Australian distributor has been heavily fined for selling the device. ITnews reports that RSJ IT Solutions has been ordered to pay AUS$520,000 to Nintendo as a result of offering the R4 to customers. It …

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UK trade calls for open distribution

UK distributors have called upon the games industry to embrace open distribution in order to improve the sector. Several companies have claimed that an increase in competition and a greater focus on business skills would offer both distributors and retailers better protection against the effects the recession. Publishers need to …

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UK ‘super-distributor’ opens doors

Look out Gem and Centresoft – a new distribution rival has emerged following a deal between The Producers and Trilogy. The two have teamed up under a ‘strategic alliance’ to offer an end-to-end service of manufacturing and logistics, plus white label home delivery, digital distribution and Nintendo products – which …

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Centresoft snaps up Majesco account

Centresoft has signed an exclusive deal to become Majesco’s distribution partner in the UK. The firm will handle the release of Majesco’s major new movie tie-in, Night At The Museum 2, as well as future titles that include Major Minor’s Majestic March and Cake Mania 2. Centresoft commercial director Margeret …

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THQs IceStorm ready to pick up Red Ant slack

Martin Good, the senior vice president of Australian distributor THQ Asia Pacific, has told MCV that has firm is ready to make the most of any opportunities that arise in the region as a result of the turmoil caused by the recent troubles at Red Ant. Red Ant was placed …

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Publishers confident despite Red Ant collapse

Following the news that leading Australian games distributor Red Ant has been placed into administration , publishers have confirmed to MCV that they have already begun evaluating their options in the territory. Red Ant had official distribution agreements in place with Capcom, Konami, Bethesda and Midway. Whilst the firm is …

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AUSTRALIA: Red Ant goes into administration

It has been confirmed that Australian video games distributor Red Ant has been placed into administration, impacting the supply chain of a number of leading publishers in the territory. Companies using to Red Ant include Capcom, Konami, Bethesda and Midway – and with key releases such as Resident Evil 5 …

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