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HMV: Pre-owned supports new releases

One of the UK’s leading retail execs has claimed that the vast pre-owned video games market is vital to the sale of new release titles. HMV’s UK & Ireland CEO and MD Simon Fox adds that while he understands the militant position some publishers have adopted toward the pre-owned market, …

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Justin Keeling joins UTV Ignition

Justin Keeling has joined UTV Ignition as its head of global strategy and product. Keeling previously worked at IGN as general manager for Europe, as well as being editorial director at G4 TV. UTV Ignition is the re-branded name for Ignition, and will now focus on developing and publishing triple-A …

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Price to leave Future for Fox

UPDATE:Statement from Future added below at 12.33, May 12th Robert Price is to leave Future Publishing, according to a video industry trade report. According to Cue Entertainment, the CEO of the firm – responsible for a host of specialist magazines and websites – will soon become the UK MD of …

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Record Xmas for HMV

HMV group has reported a 14.6 per cent year-on-year increase in its UK and Ireland stores for the five weeks ending January 2nd 2010. For the ten weeks ending on the same date the growth stands at 13.4 per cent. Like-for-like sales increased 2.2 per cent over the five weeks …

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HMV to launch digital games service?

HMV hopes to use its stake in digital delivery service 7Digital to take on the likes of Steam and Metaboli. The retailer acquired a 50 per cent stake in 7Digital last week, for 7.7 million in cash. The London-based firm has a catalogue of over six million digital music tracks …

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Games industry rounds on file sharers

HMV’s CEO Simon Fox has backed calls for Internet Service Providers to do more to prevent illegal downloading of copyright material. Fox echoed statements made by Nintendo head of piracy Neil Boyd, who said ISPs are in an ideal position to deal with infringements.” The Government last week introduced proposals …

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Fox rules himself out of ITV race

There’s been some good news this morning for national entertainment retailer HMV with news that its chief executive Simon Fox has seemingly ruled himself out of the running for the vacant top job at struggling UK broadcaster ITV. Talk emerged at the end of last month that Fox was the …

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Aliens vs. Predator detailed

Sega has announced gameplay details for its highly anticipated Aliens vs. Predator game, which is scheduled for release in early 2010. The game lets players take control of either an Alien, Predator or Marine, with distinct campaigns that interweave with each other. Gamers can then take any of the races …

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Games team expanded at 20th Century Fox

Movie studio Twentieth Century Fox has hired a new VP of new-media licensing to work and manage its game development staff and partners. Former senior VP of business development at THQ Gary Rosenfeld will be responsible for overseeing Fox’s portfolio of video game projects based on its properties. To read …

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Prison Break game confirmed

Brash Entertainment will release a video game adaptation of Prison Break on PS3 and Xbox 360 in February next year. The company has confirmed that the small screen adaptation will follow up its Hollywood tie-ins for movies such Jumper, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Space Chimps. Eagle-eyed fans noticed an …

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