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Games for free? No problem, says GameStop

The general manager of GameStop’s digital ventures group has insisted that there’s no conflict of interest in his company’s promotion of free-to-play online games as the High Street continues to fight against tough conditions in the boxed markets. It’s an opportunity, not a challenge,” Chris Petrovic told MCV. We have …

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Zattikka raising more cash and targeting acquisitions

UK online-only games publisher Zattika has set out its plan to buy up rivals and raise more money. In an exclusive and candid interview set to appear in MCV later this month, CEO Tim Chaney also admits that Kongregate had been a target ahead of its purchase by GameStop, whilst …

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GameStop ‘follows’ its users online

US games retail giant GameStop wants to exploit the crossover between ‘core’ gamers at retail and ‘casual’ gamers playing online. The firm this week told MCV that it is following customers to the non-console areas they play games in – with the acquisition of Flash games site Kongregate on Tuesday …

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How much did GameStop pay for Kongregate?

Though the price GameStop paid for casual games portal giant Kongregate wasn’t divulged as part of the surprise announcement of the acquisition earlier today, one analyst has had a stab at guessing the figure. We view the acquisition of Kongregate as a slight positive for GameStop,” Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter …

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GameStop swoops for Kongregate

In what can only be described as a hugely significant move, video games retailer GameStop has acquired leading online Flash games portal Kongregate. The website boasts in the region of 10m users and is one of the most important players in the increasingly significant casual games sector. Kongregate will now …

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