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The UK games merchandise market is lagging behind the US, says licensing guru Rob Stevenson

The UK games market must learn from its American cousins if it wants to build a sizeable merchandise market. Former Ubisoft licensing head Rob Stevenson, who has just launched his Huge Crate merchandise business, says the UK is falling behind the US due to publishers and retailers not viewing video …

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Amazon to deliver Doom at midnight

Amazon Prime will be delivering copies of Doom at midnight on Thursday. In order to benefit from this offer, fans of Bethesda’s FPS will have to place an order using the Prime Now app from 10pm to 11.45pm on Thursday (May 12th). The move will help Amazon compete with digital …

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Donald Trump game ‘Trump on the Run’ debuts at No.7 in UK iPhone charts

Josiah Jenkins’ endless runner Trump on the Run has shot straight to No.7 in the UK free iPhone charts. In this new mobile title, released on Android and iOS platforms, players are asked to help US presidential candidate Donald Trump to escape from Mexico while eating as many tacos as …

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"2016’s accessories market will be shaped by virtual reality"

We may have seen some big titles this year already, including The Division and Dark Souls III. There may be some huge titles just around the corner, such as Uncharted 4, Doom, Battleborn and Overwatch. VR headsets may be just reaching consumers. But none of this appears to have boosted …

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GAME to launch in-store digital Marketplace kiosks

Over 100,000 new products will be accessible via GAME’s High Street shops. The firm is trialling in-store kiosks in the coming months, which will give customers access to the firm’s Marketplace offering. GAME Marketplace launched last year. Similar to Amazon, the service allows other retailers and partners to sell products …

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UK gaming headset sales up 12%

The likes of Turtle Beach will be toasting another successful year, if the latest data from GfK is anything to go by. Headset sales are up by almost 12 per cent so far this year, the stat tracker says. It comes in contrast to the wider accessories business, which is …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: New marketing exec for Koei Tecmo

Nathan Mills joins from Stature PR, IGN’s Daniel Krupa is promoted to UK managing editor and GameSpot appoints a new video producer. Koei Tecmo hires new marketing exec The Dead or Alive publisher has hired Nathan Millsas its new PR and marketing executive for the UK. Mills stated: After obtaining …

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Peter Moore, Robbie Bach and Chris Lewis discuss the birth of Xbox 360 in this week’s free MCV

In today’s free MCV, we speak to the creators of Xbox 360 as Microsoft ceases production on the iconic console. In the meantime, we speak to Rovio’s CCO Alex Lambeek about the return of Angry Birds: with a new game, an animated movie and deals with brands such as LEGO …

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Slither.io tops UK free iPhone and iPad charts

Steve Howse’s Slither.io once again dominated the free UK App Store charts last week. The title has pushed the usual frontrunners down and rose three place to No.1 on iPhone, charting ahead of Disney Crossy Road. Slither.io was also still at the top of the free iPad games charts, again …

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Thieves hijack lorry full of Nintendo stock

The Northamptonshire police department revealed earlier today that a stock of Nintendo games was stolen last week. The report however doesn’t state which titles have been taken. On the night between April 13thand April 14th, a lorry containing the precious games was hijacked as it was parked at the A14’s …

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