Tag Archives: retail

Game downloads added to ONS inflation index

The revenue generated by game downloads has officially become one of the measures by which the Office of National Statistics measures UK inflation. The ONS has a ‘shopping basket’ of goods that it tracks, with price changes used to gauge how inflation is shifting in the UK. City AM reports …

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Virtual reality demo stations coming to Currys PC World

Consumers are to be given the chance to try the HTC Vive VR experience at branches of Currys PC World. Start Replay reports that an announcement looks likely this week. To date only three outlets are scheduled to get a permanent VR area – London’s Tottenham Court Road, the Reading …

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Hitman’s physical release pushed back to 2017

The physical version of Square Enix’s new Hitman won’t be released until next year. The boxed release had been due out before the end of the year, but the publisher has told Videogamer that it has been delayed – although the reason has not been specified. Hitman is released digitally …

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Target Australia says it is not enforcing plain packaging for R18+ games

Australian retailer Target has said that it has not begun packaging R18+ rating games in plain boxes in its stores. A report earlier this week suggested that was the case after a range of titles were seen on display in plain cases at the chain’s Edwardstown outlet. However, MCV’s sister …

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Amazon Japan opens doors to international game importing

The Japanese arm of Amazon has begun allowing international customers to buy video games. So what, you may ask? The move offers a brand new avenue for games importers, who until now have relied on import specialists, most of whom are typically more expensive. This will give potentially even more …

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Overwatch release date and beta are official

Blizzard has confirmed the rumours – Overwatch will be released on May 24th, with an open beta on PS4, Xbox One and PC kicking off on May 5th. Three versions of the game are available to pre-order – the standard SKU, the Origins Edition with extra skins and assorted cosmetic …

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Target Australia enforces plain packaging for R18+ games

An Australian retailer has taken steps to reduce the appeal of games designed for those aged 18 and above. In much the same way as some territories have enforced the use of plain packaging for cigarettes, Attack of the Fanboy reports that Target is now displaying games with an R18+ …

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Retail listing says Battlefield 5 is a World War 1 shooter

A listing for the as-of-yet unannounced Battlefield 5 has turned up online, complete with a very surprising detail. PCGamesN reports that an entry for Battlefield 5 has cropped up on the site of German retailer World of Games. As well as naming PS4, Xbox One and PC as the formats, …

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Retail release confirmed for Tales from the Borderlands

UPDATE: 2K has told MCV that in the UKthe physical game is not coming to PS3, Xbox 360 or PC, and that the PS4 and Xbox One versions are exclusive to GAME. ORIGINAL STORY: Telltale Games has pencilled in a boxed release for former digital-only title Tales from the Borderlands. …

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