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UK retail sales continue to fall

UK retailers continue to suffer as a recent survey reports that overall sales have declined over two consecutive months for the first time in three years. The latest edition of the British Retail Consortium-KPMG retail survey reveals sales in November were down by 0.4 per cent when compared to a …

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UK CHART: Call of Duty marks a month at the top

Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: World at War has achieved its fourth consecutive week at the top of ELSPA/GfK-ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 Chart, fending off advances from a range of new entries. No new entry lands higher than No.22, which goes to the PC version of Rockstar’s Grand Theft …

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Factor 5 cancels project

Factor 5 is currently suffering severe financial issues”, which have led to a project being cancelled and employees advised to start seeking new employment, it has been claimed. An artist working for the development studio, Sam Baker, has described on his blog how his project was recently cancelled. He also …

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1.7 million Spore pirates break gaming record

Spore has been illegally downloaded 1.7 million times since its release in early September, reportedly setting a new record to become the most pirated game ever. The figure was among several estimated by TorrentFreak, which reports Spore is the first game to come close to rivalling the number of illegal …

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Microsoft: We need another Crackdown

A sequel to 2007’s much loved open world shooter Crackdown could be in the pipeline, according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson. Speaking on his latest Major Nelson podcast, Xbox Live’s director of programming Larry Hryb told Microsoft Games Studios head Phil Spencer: I’m here to tell you on behalf of the …

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US: Take Two encouraged by Black Friday sales

Take Two’s chief executive Strauss Zelnick is satisfied with the company’s performance during Black Friday, but warned that healthy sales at this point do not guarantee success in December. Speaking at the Reuters Media Summit in New York, Zelnick addressed the recent Black Friday sales, stating: I think everyone was …

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Kotick nominated as MarketWatch CEO of the Year

Activision Blizzard’s CEO Bobby Kotick has been named as a finalist for MarketWatch’s CEO of the Year award. Kotick received the most recognition for his success in merging Activision and Blizzard earlier this year. MarketWatch described the move as the creation of a formidable challenger to industry leader Electronic Arts”. …

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Atari Live: Video of Atari’s "retail vision" online now

A video of the keynote presentation from this week’s Atari Live event is now available to view online on the publisher’s official website. The footage focuses on the speech given by Atari’s CEO David Gardner and president Phil Harrison on Atari’s retail vision and the plans for the company’s future. …

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Entain8 brings expansion plans forward to ‘rescue industry’

Entain8, a UK based sales and distribution company included in the Alten8 Media Group, has announced it will be bringing its previous expansion plans forward after the loss of EUK has left several retailers without an avenue of distribution. The company’s CEO Kay Parbat said: In the light of sad …

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