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REVIEW OF THE YEAR: The fall of Blockbuster

Last week, the High Street told MCV it feels 2014 will be a good year for video games retailing. But 2013, at least the first half of it, remains one to forget. Blockbuster is no more. The entertainment brand had been a staple of the UK High Street since 1989 …

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HMV ramping down tech, stepping up games, music and film

HMV is reducing the amount of high-end technology it sells, the retailer has told MCV’s sister site PCR. HMV director Steve West revealed that the firm has cut back on selling items such as tablets to make way for products which our customers more readily associate with the HMV brand” …

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HMV app returns to App Store – minus in-app downloads

The controversial HMV music download app is back on iOS although its key bit of functionality has been cut. The app hit the headlines last week when it was revealed that users could use it to purchase and download music and have it automatically added to their iTunes library – …

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HMV re-launch is go

Entertainment giant HMV is relaunching itself ahead of Christmas. The firm collapsed into administration this year but was saved by Hilco. Now it hopes to rebuild with a number of new initiatives, revamped stores and a TV advertising campaign. The focus is on DVD and music, but there’s plenty happening …

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Discover the 30 under 30 in the latest MCV

In the the latest edition of MCV, we reveal the rising superstars in the UK games industry. It is yet another issue rammed with news and features, Koch Media’s Klemens Kundratitz discusses the future of the growing publisher and HMV reveals its comeback plans. And that’s on top of all …

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Apple to pull HMV app by the end of the day

HMV’s now-controversial iOS app will likely be gone by the end of the day. Hilco founder Paul McGowan has confirmed on Twitter that Apple has set the retailer a deadline of 6pm today (Monday October 21st) to remove the app’s ability to download music files and have them added the …

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HMV hosting F1 2013 launch event this Friday

A real-life F1 car will be the star attraction at the official F1 2013 launch event at HMV Oxford Street this Friday (October 4th). Kicking off at 11am, attendees will have the chance to try their hand at a real F1 tyre change like you see dem dere folks on …

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HMV’s 60 years of entertainment – but where are games?

Entertainment retailer HMV has been running a Six Decades of Entertainment promotion throughout the summer, but video games will not feature in it. The chain has so far offered discounts on classic films and albums from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s with the ‘90s and ‘00s still to come. …

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Ubisoft and HMV veterans join Multiplay

Esports specialists Multiplay has hired two new members to its sales team. Former GAME and HMV category manager Andy Pinder has joined as sales manager and will handle tournament and event sponsorship. Pinder will also oversee online advertising and sales for the Insomnia Gaming Festival. Meanwhile, Josh Winward has joined …

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HMV suffers severe market share drop; Tesco up

The number of HMV shoppers have almost halved over the last 12 weeks, claims retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel. The firm says that HMV has lost its place as the UK’s second biggest entertainment retailer (behind Amazon) to Tesco, which has been bolstered by gains in the DVD and Blu-ray space. …

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