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Multiplay says it won’t block retailers from Insomnia events

Events organiser Multiplay has said it does not intend to stop other retailers from exhibiting at future Insomnia events following its acquisition by GAMEearlier this month. "No decisions have been made yet, but for future events our current intention is to work with retailers of all shapes and sizes across …

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Gfinity announces plans for second UK eSports arena

The events firm behindthe UK’s first eSports arena- Gfinity – has said it has plans to open an even larger capacity venue. "Ideallywe’d like to build a larger capacity dedicated arena in the UK, but during a period of such fast growth (Gfinity is experiencingapproximately30,000 sign ups each month), it’s …

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Head video games buyer leaves Amazon

Amazon UK’s category leader for video games and software, Ketu Patel, has left the etailer. Patel said he will be working in a ‘different role in a different industry’. He worked for almost six years at Amazon, after joining in April 2009 as head of commercial finance (media) before becoming …

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Riot keeping exclusive tabs on League of Legends merchandise

New official merchandise based on the hugely popular PC game League of Legends (LoL) will not be available for retailers to stock, developer Riot Games has said. It will instead be opening its own online merchandise store in a matter of days, the company announced on theLoL forumsin a Q&A …

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Argos website issues irk angry customers

The Argos website has been rocked by problems over the past week, causing many customers to vent their frustrations online. The site originally went offline to all customers for "just over half a day" on Tuesday October 28th, following a site revamp, according to an Argos spokesperson as reported by …

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Stock shortages hit Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970

The newNvidia GeForce GTX 970 and 980 graphics cardsare selling out across the UK. Several gaming system builders have told PCR they are seeing stock shortages for the cards due to popular demand. Chillblast buyer Ben Miles said: "Sales of the new cards are indeed strong, and we are expecting …

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Darren Houghton departs Exertis Gem

Darren Houghton has stepped down as UK general manager of Exertis Gem after spending 13 years at the distributor. He told PCR he is leaving the businessdue to a combination of different factors, and has not yet decided whether he will be staying within the computing games industry or not. …

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Phones to outnumber humans by the end of the year

There are almost more mobile phones on the planet than there are humans, according to a new report. There will be 7.3 billion mobile phones on the planet by the end of this year, up from six billion now, claims a study by theInternational Telecommunications Union. Comparatively, the United Nations …

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92% of PC game sales are digital

Digital downloads represent a whopping 92 per cent of all PC game sales across the world. Analyst DFC Intelligence told PCR that digital games made up 92 per cent of all PC game sales in 2013, and the firm expects this number to increase in years to come. This stat …

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How Blizzard is pulling players back into World of Warcraft

Ivowed never to touch World of Warcraft – or any other MMO – again after quitting to focus on my final year at university back in 2006. So I deleted my level 60 character, closed my account and threw away the game discs to prevent myself from being tempted back …

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