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Margin Makers: Guide to indie merchandise

Small but mighty, indie games have become a hot point of interest for players, publishers and platform holders alike in the last few years. So much so, some even have merchandise. MCV takes a look Indie games are big news. Once moderately prosperous passion projects, independently-developed titles have been brought …

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Margin Makers: Guide to co-op merchandise

From teaming up to take down a dragon to living out a virtual life as a criminal gang, gaming is often better with friends. MCV gets together with the latest co-op products As long as there has been video gaming, there has also been gaming with friends. Whether it’s a …

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Margin Makers: Guide to eSports accessories and merchandise

Like any competitor aiming to be the best, eSports players need the right equipment to stay on top of their game. MCV checks out the picks of the pros A few weeks ago, on BBC Radio 5 Live, former professional footballer Danny Mills argued that eSports could not be classified …

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Minecraft fan fiction is HMV best-seller

HMV has started selling a range of Minecraft fan fiction. The Battle for the Nether and Invasion of the Overworld from the Gameknight999 Adventureseries by Mark Cheverton were first stocked by the retailer in October after they were published in September. And they were amongst the Minecraft products that helped …

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Margin Makers: Guide to board and card games

Many virtual properties have found themselves transformed into real-world board and card game adaptations. MCV takes a look at six of the best BioShock Infinite:The Siege of Columbia This board game adaptation of the hit shooter features iconic elements such as the Skyline and Songbird. (Pictured right) SRP: 69.99 Manufacturer: …

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Margin Makers: Guide to zombie merchandise

With zombie-filled games continuing to sell in droves, it’s clear that players’ love of the undead never dies.MCV checks out what’s alive and kicking in the merchandise sector Since seminal horror flick Night of the Living Dead kickstarted their cultural domination in 1968, zombies have remained a widely-loved topic – …

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US toy firm Jazwares opens UK warehouse

Florida-based toy firm Jazwares has expanded its offering in the UK. The company, which produces Minecraft, Plants vs Zombies and Terraria toys, has opened a UK warehouse so that it can supply smaller outlets. The firm opened a UK office in 2013, but had to buy products in bulk from …

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MCV’s 12 Games of Christmas: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

For the Halo fanatics out there, the next 12 months promises to be one of – if not the – most exciting years in the franchise’s history. There’s a TV series backed by Steven Spielberg, an entirely separate online live-action series called Halo: Nightfall produced by Ridley Scott, the highly …

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MCV’s 12 Games of Christmas: Super Smash Bros

This is the big one for Nintendo this Christmas. Super Smash Bros – for those that have lived under a rock – sees iconic Nintendo characters kick seven bells out of each other. Featuring video game legends such as Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, Pikachu and Kirby, the game is filled …

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MCV’s 12 Games of Christmas: Grand Theft Auto V

Last year’s Grand Theft Auto V was the fastest-selling video game of all time in the UK and worldwide. It’s been such a hit that GTA V has overtaken Call of Duty: Black Ops to become the best-selling video game of all time in the UK. One of the highest-rated …

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