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Margin Makers: Guide to video game movies

The summer movie season is in full swing, meaning cinephilic gamers will be settling down with popcorn and the latest flick. MCV checks out the games that made it to the silver screen No longer are video games merely described as having ‘cinematic qualities’ – many of the industry’s biggest …

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Halo: Nightfall webseries heading to DVD and Blu-ray next month

Microsoft Studios will bring Halo: Nightfall to DVD and Blu-ray next month, the company has announced alongside the release of a new trailer. Originally aired episodically on Xbox Live, the Ridley Scott-produced Nightfall will be combined into a feature-length film for a physical release on March 17th. Microsoft has confirmed …

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Sky will post you a DVD copy of digital film purchases

We’re accustomed to free digital copies coming bundled with DVDs and Blu-ray, but now Sky is to approach things from the other direction. TechRadar reports that the TV network will in the coming weeks begin offering customers who buy a digital film for their Sky box a physical copy of …

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Physical share of movie and TV market tumbles in US

Only 64 per cent of the movie and TV market in the US last year was spent on physical DVDs and Blu-rays. That’s down from the 96 per cent share physical formats claimed in 2004, IHS Technology reports. While spending on movies and TV shows in the home entertainment market …

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ERA: Games retail will outperform video and music combined in 2013

Video games are expected to generate more revenue than both video and music combined this year. That’s according to the Entertainment Retailers Association, which predicts that Xbox One, PS4 and a slew of triple-A games – including GTA V, FIFA, Battlefield and Call of Duty – will drive more people …

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GAME embraces film with biggest ever DVD range

GAME will be launching its biggest range of Blu-rays and DVDs in-store and online from Monday May 13th. The range features more than 50 titles, spanning new releases like Argo and The Life of Pi to more established popular fare like Kill Bill and Avatar. The move follows successful in-store …

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OPINION: DVD hits £700m so far in 2012, highlighting the challenge for games retail

DVD and Blu-ray have already made more than 700m for UK retail this year. That entertainment sector is tracking ahead of last year, with 90.3m discs sold. And it is outstripping year-to-date sales of video games both in terms of units and value. With plenty of high-profile releases still on …

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FEATURE: Bringing Movies to Games Retail

The summer is almost upon and that means a drought for games retailers. With only a handful ofbig releases to keep us going until late August, sales are expectedto dry up. But many retailers, from supermarkets to online stores and general entertainment stores like HMV, have a bright summer ahead …

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Video games now bigger than movies

Growth in digital has seen video games overtake movies as the most lucrative entertainment medium in the UK. The figures published in the ERA Yearbook 2012 shows that despite faltering physical sales, digital downloads and apps meant UK games market sales reached 1.92bn in 2011. That’s well ahead of video …

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Games retailers turn to film for sales boost

UK games retailers are missing a trick by not stocking DVD and Blu-rays, Koch has told MCV. The firm’s words come as GAME and Gamestation announced that it will be selling Blu-ray movies alongside PS3 hardware in around 300 of its stores. DVDs are much more mass market than games, …

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