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HMV wants its Oxford Street store to be home of new national game launches

HMV wants its West End Oxford Street store to become the new home for midnight game launches. It follows the closure of GAME?Oxford Street – which for years had been the publishers’ choice for official launch events. Since Game no longer has a major West End presence, we hope publishers …

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National press savages PSN

The UK media has gone big on Sony’s PSN admission this morning, creating a nightmare morning for the platform holder. National paper Metro has lead with the story on its front page this morning (pictured) with the headline ‘Panic Stations’. The story is currently lead on The Telegraph’s website, while …

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Tesco trade-ins go national

Supermarket giant Tesco has rolled out its pre-owned games offering to stores across the UK. A number of press adverts (pictured) are running in national newspapers which display the trade-in values for used games – and claim that the cost can be redeemed against anything in store. Tesco will pay …

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Argos brings used games to all stores

All Argos stores will offer a video game trade-in service from Saturday July 24th. The pre-owned offer coincides with the launch of the firm’s 74th Argos catalogue. Customers will have the chance to trade in around 250 different titles for Argos gift cards that can be spent on any product …

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Argos clarifies pre-owned ambitions

Retailer Argos has confirmed to MCV that its pre-owned trial revealed in March has not been rolled out nationwide… yet. However, Argos has selected a number of key titles that consumers will be able to buy at a discounted rate if they trade in a combination of a specific selection …

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Tesco and Asda step up pre-owned offer

Having dipped their toes into the pre-owned games market in February, MCV understands that both Asda and Tesco have stepped up their efforts in the sector. Asda has confirmed that it is now trialling pre-owned games in seven new stores in addition to the Leeds outlet that pioneered the scheme …

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Tesco and Asda step up pre-owned offer

Having dipped their toes into the pre-owned games market in February, MCV understands that both Asda and Tesco have stepped up their efforts in the sector. Asda has confirmed that it is now trialling pre-owned games in seven new stores in addition to the Leeds outlet that pioneered the scheme …

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PS3 bug hits the headlines

The panic has subsided and it’s business as usual for PS3 owners, but March 1st 2010 will likely never be forgotten by hardcore gamers or indeed the specialist press – and the national media is today going into overdrive to highlight Sony’s day of woe. Today’s copy of national freesheet …

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Heavy Rain banned in UAE

PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain has become the latest game to be banned in the United Arab Emirates thanks to its inclusion of adult material. In a statement released to Kotaku, Sony said: The UAE’s National Media Council has banned Heavy Rain on PS3. Heavy Rain has an 18+ PEGI rating …

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Rising Star Games boosts Japan tourism

The Japan National Tourist Organisation has teamed up with Rising Star Games as part of its ongoing campaign to improve the country’s tourism industry and reputation. The initiative – entitled Cool Japan: Fusion with Tradition – is designed to promote the nation and its culture, as well as its legacy …

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