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CHIPS relaunches online store

The UK’s largest independent games retailer, CHIPS, has re-launched its ecommerce website with the product offering expanded to include DVDs, CDs and books. The site, which also boasts a new design, no longer features pre-owned stock or mobile phone downloads. And CHIPS’ joint MD Don McCabe hopes that the new …

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Ben 10 set to be top Xmas brand

Publisher D3P has told MCV that Ben 10 will be a leading force this Christmas, following news that Ben 10: Protector of Earth for DS, PS2, Wii and PSP has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. The Cartoon Network-owned property has already been a huge global hit, with two movies …

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Fallout 3 set for global takeover

Bethesda Softworks has announced a new partnership with Connect Entertainment, arranging for its latest bestseller Fallout 3 to be distributed across a range of emerging markets throughout the world. Released in North America and Europe towards the end of October, the publisher’s first venture with the iconic post-apocalyptic RPG licence …

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US: GameStop launches DS reservation scheme

DS stock seems to be a festive issue in North America – GameStop has launched a program allowing consumers to reserve a Nintendo DS and have it delivered to them within a month. Reservations must be made in person at any US GameStop store. Consumers must make pay the full …

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GameStop depends on core gamers

GameStop will be relying on core gamers to help it through this difficult Christmas period, as the economic recession causes the usual customer shift to be less predicatable than in previous years. The retailer has cut its earnings targets for its fiscal fourth quarter – but the company’s chief executive …

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Core Gamers crucial to surviving recession

Despite the popularity of the Wii and DS leading Microsoft and Sony to expand their casual appeal, the games industry may have to depend on its more traditional ‘core’ market to surviving the economic crisis. A report from Associated Press states core gamers a proving crucial” to giving the industry …

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Guns N Roses star slams Guitar Hero

Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose has slammed Activision and its Guitar Hero series for using his band’s songs without permission. The star wrote an open letter to fans suggesting he may be seeking legal action, according the NME. While he confirmed he did not object to former Guns guitarist …

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True Riddick sequel in the works

Tigon Studios, the firm producing the upcoming Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena, has revealed a true sequel to the original Xbox title is in the pipeline but won’t arrive for at least two years. Speaking to Eurogamer, the studio’s head of production Ian Stevens said: We’ve really tried …

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GTA generates $710 million in revenue this year

The Grand Theft Auto series has generated a whopping $710 million this year for Take Two, largely due to the success of the latest entry, GTA IV. During a conference call discussing Take Two’s fiscal results, the publisher’s executives confirmed that GTA as a property has accounted for almost half …

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Rock Band developer apologies for Wii delay

Harmonix has announced the Wii version of Rock Band 2 will be released in the US on December 18th, and apologised to its community for the delay in the process. A member of the development team posted the news on the official forums, saying: We want to apologise for the …

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