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LGC 2010: PSN/XBLA shops as crowded as App Store’

App Store devs routinely claim that Apple’s great games ocean is difficult to be discovered in, yet a GameStop exec believes the PlayStation and Xbox’s digital platforms provide the same difficulties. Chris Petrovic, head of GameStop’s digital business, said that the issue of discoverability cannot be underestimated”. If you start …

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GameStop publishes iPhone game

Global video games retailer GameStop has published its first ever video game – iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch platformer Buck and the Coins of Destiny. GameStop claims production credits on the 2D side-scrolling title, which sees Buck the Bunny embark on a quest to find fame and fortune across a …

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SCVNGR teams up with GameStop

SCVNGR has announced it has signed a new partnership with US retail giant GameStop. The deal has been described as the biggest the company has made with a retailer to date, according to TechCrunch. It will see GameStop promoting the location-based mobile game at each of its 6,000 locations. Initially, …

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Black Ops claims record pre-orders

Retailer GameStop has confirmed that it has received a record number of pre-orders for Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops, which releases worldwide on November 9th. The news puts the game on-track to beat the industry records set by last year’s instalment in the series Modern Warfare 2 – putting …

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Big names headline London Games Conference

Luminaries from some of the most innovative and important companies in the games market have been confirmed for the London Games Conference on Thursday, November 4th. The event, which takes place at BAFTA, Piccadilly, will examine the challenges in an industry that is being driven more than ever before by …

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US military bans Medal of Honor

Though Medal of Honor appears to have successfully ridden the turbulent waters of controversy in the UK, the game has suffered one retail ban in America. The US military has requested that retailer Gamestop not stock the title in any of its 49 stores located in US army and air …

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Q2 sales up at GameStop

Video games retailer GameStop has reported a 3.4 per cent increase in overall sales to $1.08bn for the quarter ending June 30th 2010. Like-for-like store sales increased by 0.9 per cent thanks mostly to a 5.3 per cent jump in the sale of new games. Net earnings for the period …

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Games for free? No problem, says GameStop

The general manager of GameStop’s digital ventures group has insisted that there’s no conflict of interest in his company’s promotion of free-to-play online games as the High Street continues to fight against tough conditions in the boxed markets. It’s an opportunity, not a challenge,” Chris Petrovic told MCV. We have …

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GameStop WILL expand UK presence

For years, MCV has asked: Just when will global games giant GameStop finally, properly expand its chain into the UK? But it turns out GameStop doesn’t have to be here to tap into the second-largest games retail market in the world: the firm has told MCV its new digital games …

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