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Margin Makers: Guide to WWE merchandise

2K’s wrestling franchise steps into the ring once again with WWE 2K16. MCV grapples with the latest merchandise When it comes to passionate sports devotees, professional wrestling still holds the belt. For more than three decades, enthusiasts have been fascinated by the sight of two competitors slamming each other into …

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Supermarket’s GTA V market share dipped sharply for next-gen release

Grand Theft Auto V’s jump from last-gen to next-gen appears to have brought with it a shift in the buying habits of UK gamers. Kantar Wordpanel’s Q1 UK retail report says that while the supermarkets claimed a 53.3 per cent share of GTA V’s physical sales when it was originally …

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Westone Bit Entertainment, creator of Wonder Boy, to file for bankruptcy

Long-standing Japanese developer Westone Bit Entertainment is reportedly facing bankruptcy. An industry stalwart for almost three decades, Westone is best known as the creator of 1986 hit arcade side-scroller Wonder Boy, which was relaunched on the NES as Hudson’s Adventure Island, and the Monster World series, which was recently collated …

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Microsoft offering Xbox Live Gold refunds for entertainment app users

There’s some money on offer for those who subscribed to Xbox Live to use services such as Netflix. Microsoft yesterday confirmed plans to lift the Xbox Live Gold requirement for a number of streaming and entertainment apps. An update to Microsoft’s T&Cs, as spotted by Videogamer, reads: "Once the Xbox …

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Iwata: We shouldn’t think entertainment = only video games

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has stressed that Nintendo should no longer be thought of as just a video games company. Reiterating the message sent out to investors in January, the under-fire exec has told Diamond, as reported by CVG, that Nintendo’s expansion into non-gaming markets and its new ‘Quality of …

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MLG Xbox 360 app hits today

The Xbox 360 version of Major League Gaming’s app is out today in a handful of territories, including the UK and US. Xbox Live Gold subscribers in the UK, US, Canada and Australia should have access to the app at some point in the day, according to the eSports organization. …

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WWE Network on-demand app launches on PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360

The WWE Network app has arrived on PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360 consoles, the professional wrestling company has announced. The subscription-based service, revealed back in January, packs access to over a thousand hours of on-demand video content across WWE’s lifetime. Along with classic WWE/WWF match-ups, archives include WCW and ECW …

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GAME ups entertainment market share

Retailer GAME increased its share of the UK entertainment market by 2.3 per cent year-on-year for the 12 weeks ending December 22nd. Kantar Worldpanel numbers claim that Amazon was the only retailer to see more growth in the sector, increasing its share by 5.9 per cent. It says that GAME …

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