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HMV’s iconic Oxford Street store closes

The retailer’s flagship store closes its doors today for the last time after 30 years. HMV’s 150 Oxford Street store had been the world’s biggest music store, but new owner Hilco has opted to close the site in favour of a smaller location, which will be based at 363 Oxford …

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HMV hosting F1 2013 launch event this Friday

A real-life F1 car will be the star attraction at the official F1 2013 launch event at HMV Oxford Street this Friday (October 4th). Kicking off at 11am, attendees will have the chance to try their hand at a real F1 tyre change like you see dem dere folks on …

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Newcastle FC owner Mike Ashley buys HMV Oxford Street

Sports Direct owner and accomplished drinker Mike Ashley has purchased the lease for HMV Oxford Street. The Independent reports that Newcastle FC owner intends to open a new 60,000 sq ft sports outlet there having agreed to acquire the lease from Deloitte. Sports Direct already has one Oxford Street store …

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HMV to host official Wii U midnight launch

The official midnight opening for next week’s Wii U launch will be held at the flagship Oxford Street store of entertainment retailer HMV. Following reports of high demand for the new console, HMV has even secured extra stock for the launch so that customers will be able to purchase Wii …

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HMV’s Oxford Street grows games presence

The Oxford Street branch of HMV is now home to a special Gamerbase designed to promote games at launch. The 25ft square area currently features astroturf and football pitch themed furniture, as well as playable copies of FIFA 13. Next month, the space will be redesigned to host Need For …

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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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In pictures: The Diablo III launch

Blizzard’s RPG Diablo III finally hit shelves last night and MCV was at the UK launch event to bring you over 50 images. Over 1,000 fans queued outside HMV Oxford Street before the game went on sale at 11pm. Press were invited to a pre-event gathering nearby before being led …

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HMV: Diablo III our biggest ever product launch

The Diablo III launch event at HMV Oxford Street was the retailer’s biggest to date, says games boss Ewan Pinder. He estimates at least 1,000 fans queued up at the High Street chain’s flagship London store last night to purchase the game first. It went on sale at 11pm with …

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Diablo III launches in 8,000 stores worldwide

Diablo III hit shelves at midnight at more than 8,000 stores across the world, including HMV’s Oxford Street branch. The long-awaited PC and Mac RPG arrived with more than 2m pre-orders, which includes both retail and digital purchases. Fans were queuing at HMV Oxford Street in London as early as …

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GAME Oxford Street could close its doors

While Game Retail Limited, the new owner of retailer GAME, appears in good health, the future looks less certain for its flagship Oxford Street Store in London. The Telegraph reports that the outlet could be forced to close its doors after the landlord, Lazari GP, won a court order last …

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