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Boxed version of indie darling Fez announced

Critically-acclaimed indie hit Fez is coming to physical retail for the first time – three years after its launch. Polytron’s innovative platformer, which was one of the subjects of documentary Indie Game: The Movie, was originally launched on Xbox 360 back in mid-2012, later coming to PC, PS4 and Vita. …

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Dirt Rally could be coming to boxed retail

Codemaster’s Early Access racing title Dirt Rally may be set for a physical release early next month. The PC game, which launched into Steam’s in-development platform earlier this year, was listed by Amazon Germany. According to the retailer, a boxed version will be released on December 8th. Last week, Dirt …

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Take-Two: ‘GTA Online success won’t change our strategy’

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the publisher will continue to launch multiple triple-A boxed games a year, despite the rapid growth of its digital business. For its second financial quarter, Take-Two revealed that 39 per cent of its revenue comes from digital content – primarily driven by Grand Theft Auto …

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Boxed release confirmed for Life Is Strange

Square Enix has announced a 2016 retail release for former digital-exclusive Life Is Strange. This Limited Edition version will include all five episodes and be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC across all PAL territories. Also in the box is a 32-page art book, the soundtrack and director’s commentary. …

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GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It’s been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer’s acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space. MCV asksCEO Martyn Gibbs (pictured, left) and CFO Mark Gifford (pictured, right) about the firm’s GAME plan for the next 12 …

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Yacht Club scraps Xbox One’s physical Shovel Knight release

Publishing policies” have been blamed for the decision to scrap the release of indie platformer Shovel Knight on Xbox One. With extremely heavy hearts, we’re sad to announce there will not be an Xbox One physical version this holiday,” developer Yacht Club said. We really gave it our best effort, …

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Pachter: Yes, disc based games and consoles have a long future ahead

Retail can continue to happily sell disc-based physical video games for at least another 20 years, according to one leading analyst. GameStop CEO Paul Raines said earlier that he believes physical games retail will never go away, although the comments were dismissed as delusional, self-serving load of tosh” by former …

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GameStop: Disc-based games will be around forever

Digital is here, and digital is growing, but there is no scenario where disc-based video games will disappear from the market, according to GameStop. Disc-based games will be around forever,” CEO Paul Raines told Forbes. The market has seen physical music sales down 50 per cent from its peak and …

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GameStop stops offering console bundles with download codes

The largest American High Street games retailer will now only sell console bundles that include physical copies of games. It is common nowadays for hardware bundles to include download codes instead of physical games. However, Giant Bomb reports that the retailer in a recent conference call outlined its new physical …

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Minecraft: Story Mode has been dated in the UK

Telltale has dated both the physical and retail releases of Minecraft: Story Mode. MCV had been told that the game would be released both digitally and on disc at the same time. This doesn’t appear to be the case, however. The first episode of the episodic series will arrive on …

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