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Mothergunship to get physical PS4 and Xbox One release courtesy of Sold Out

Boxed specialist Sold Out has partnered with Terrible Posture Games and Grip Digital to publish the physical console versions of first-person bullet-hell shooter Mothergunship in 2018, the company has announced. Arriving on PS4 and Xbox One and digitally on PC, Mothergunship is the spiritual successor to 2014’s Tower of Guns, …

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Valve’s Orange Box paved the way for today’s physical indie retail space

When Valve launched Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two as The Orange Box bundle back in 2007, it had a transformative effect on the games retail space of its day. That’s according to Valve’s Robin Walker, who recently spoke to PC Gamer about the legacy of the game bundle …

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IndieBox subscription service shuts down

Indie game subscription service IndieBox has announced it’s closing its doors. Renowned for creating collector’s editions of PC titles, the service will conclude business with the shipping of its Torchlight II: The Collector’s Edition product. Customers who have also ordered monthly Banner Saga or Invisible Inc add-ons will also receive …

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Soedesco teams up with 1C Company to bring new indie games to retail

Games publisher Soedesco has announced a new partnership with PC publisher 1C Company to bring new indie titles to retail. The first games to receive the boxed treatment are sci-fi platformers Blackhole and Shiny, which will arrive on PS4 and Xbox One in early 2018. Blackhole, developed by FiolaSoft, and …

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No More Robots: Enthusiasm for indie publishing is ‘just as important as experience, data or contacts’

Yesterday, industry veteran Mike Rose (pictured right) announced his new publishing company, No More Robots, which aims to use a data-driven approach to find new and exciting indie titles to bring to market.  The timing of the announcement meant he was a little too late to join our indie publishing roundtable, …

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Koch Media on its Superindie distribution label and the state of the indie retail sector

Only 4.7 per cent of UK physical sales of games are generated through indie retailers, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s annual survey. Competing with High Street giants such as GAME and online behemoths like Amazon: that’s the daily struggle of indie retailers. Which is why distributor Koch Media decided to launch …

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‘We want indie retailers,’ says Oculus

Oculus has vowed to support indie retailers with the upcoming launch of its VR headset. Speaking to MCV, the firm’s head of content Jason Rubin said Oculus is committed to supporting all retailers – not just the big ones such as GAME, Tesco and Amazon. However, he concedes, the bigger …

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Indie retailers bemoan ‘worst trade prices yet’ for Q4 blockbusters

UK independent retailers say the cost of stock this Christmas is seriously harming their ability to compete. Trade pricing has long been an issue for smaller outlets, but one indie says that the situation is ‘worse than ever’. It follows the recent launches of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, …

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MCV Awards 2015: Games Centre’s Craig Kennedy named Store Manager of the Year

The winner of the new Store Manager of the Year prize at this year’s MCV Awards was Games Centre Irvine’s Craig Kennedy. In a video shown on the night, staff from the Scottish retailer praised Kennedy for his store’s performance, and for his method of going directly to prospective customers …

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Japanese games retail "could vanish in the next five years"

Specialist game retailers may be dead in Japan by the end of the decade, it has been warned. Kotaku reports that a Japanese games retail employee named Osho who works in sales for games chain Pao believes that the combined threat of online retail (specifically Amazon), the rise of digital …

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