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LISTED: GAME/Gamestation closures and remaining stores in detail

The first GAME and Gamestation stores to be shut after the chain’s entry into administration have closed their doors. It is estimated that around 300 of the UK’s 609 GAME and Gamestation outlets will cease trading immediately, with the possibility of more to follow if a buyer is not found …

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EA lists new server shutdowns – including Online Pass titles

Having already attracted criticism for its online game server shutdowns in the past, EA has announced a new round of closures that will likely be the most controversial yet. Included in the list is EA Sports MMA which, notoriously, was the first game to include an Online Pass. This means, …

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Portal 2 scoops top prize at GAME BAFTAs

Valve’s console and PC title Portal 2 was the star performer at the GAME sponsored 2012 British Academy Video Games Awards. The game scooped three prizes in total – Best Story, Best Design and the coveted Best Game accolade. EA’s Battlefield 3 and Sony’s LittleBigPlanet 2 both won two awards, …

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Who’s going to the MCV Awards?

More than 60 games industry firms have already signed up to attend this year’s MCV Awards on Thursday, April 19th. These range from publishers such as Activision Blizzard to distributors such as Gem, retailers like GAME and many more listed below. Here’s a selection of companies who have signed up …

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Where can you buy EA’s upcoming releases?

With Mass Effect 3, FIFA Street, The Sims 3 Showtime and Tiger Woods 13 all nearing release, EA has released details of exactly how consumers can get hold of its impressive upcoming roster. The move, of course, comes following the ongoing standoff between EA and retailer GAME that will see …

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Steam-bought EA games auto-added to Origin

It has emerged that EA’s PC download service Origin is auto-adding EA titles to gamer’s user lists that were purchased from a rival network. Specifically, Steam. Joystiq reports that users have noticed that games such as Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 are automatically appearing on their Origin accounts …

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GAME offers brand new releases for just £5

Retailer GAME is once again offering consumers the chance to effectively rent new titles for a limited period. Starting today and running until February 29th, the ‘Fun for a Fiver’ promotion allows consumers to buy selected titles with a guaranteed trade-in credit within two weeks of purchase, meaning as long …

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50 things to look forward to in 2012

Two new consoles, the return of Grand Theft Auto and Tomb Raider, plus a string of top looking new IP. 2012 is already shaping up to be a blockbuster year for games. MCV offer 50 reasons why this new year will be a defining one for the UK games industry. …

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Key publishers missing from UMD Passport scheme

The initial list of games available as part of Sony’s UMD Passport offer suggests that some key publishers have not yet signed up for the service. The scheme was set up to allow PSP owners intending to upgrade to Vita to preserve their current collection of UMD titles. Those who …

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iPad tops US Christmas wish lists

Apple has seemingly conquered the hearts and minds of US consumers this Christmas ahead of the games industry. A new survey by Nielsen found that 44 per cent of kids aged between six and 12 years old put an iPad at the top of their Christmas wish list. That was …

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