Tag Archives: Indie

Chips plans New Year bounce-back

Specialist chains Chips is optimistic that the busy Q1 release slate will boost the firm, despite the fact that financial pressures forced it to enter a Company Voluntary Arrangement last month. Chipsworld entered the CVA after running up significant debts with HMRC, although this only impacts the 11 company-owned stores. …

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Activision: Indies a key pillar

Activision and Centresoft have heralded the importance of independent retailers as they seek more participants for their Promote and Devote 2009 initiative. The promotional event offers support to indies who prominently display Activision’s DJ Hero, with the publisher giving 30,000 to the sector. Promote and Devote 2009 follows on from …

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Grainger plots to steal market share

Grainger Games claims it can pinch market share from established High Street chains in its key territories this Christmas. The firm has particularly high hopes for its newly opened branch in Whitefriargate, Hull. Store manager Marcos Dinsdale believes the outlet will lead games sales in the local area, even against …

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Warner hails indie showcase

Warner and Centresoft have hailed their joint Independent Retail Showcase held in Birmingham on Wednesday August 5th ‘an outright success.’ A wide range of indies attended the demo, which featured full presentations for Warner’s forthcoming titles, including Scribblenauts, Scooby Doo: First Frights, Queen Teen: The Clique, Lord of the Rings: …

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Sony preparing PSPgo App Store

Platform-holder Sony is aggressively courting developers around the world to work on digitally distributed games for PSP in a bid to grow the software offer on its handheld. And, MCV’s sister site Develop has also revealed, the firm is planning to introduce a streamlined content pipeline for the platform – …

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Mastertronic launches new indie label

UK publisher Mastertronic has become the latest outfit to put its weight behind the casual games sector with the announcement of a brand new arm to its publishing business – Great Indie Games. The new label is designed specifically to bring independently developed titles to a wider retail audience. The …

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Online indie retailers reveal new websites

Independent retail continues its push into the online space, as GameXchange and Gameseek reveal their new websites. GameXchange is a High Street chain with six stores nationwide, and was nominated as one of the Top 20 indies in MCV last month. The chain is owned by Richard Moggridge and Andy …

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Fallout 3 theft settlement reached

Awesome Games has negotiated an out of court settlement with Bethesda, following the accusation that the indie had sold stolen copies of Fallout 3. The Walthamstow-based independent admitted it had bought Fallout 3 from an unknown seller, believing it to be imported stock. However, the title had not been released, …

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