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Twitch is now a games retailer, is selling Nuclear Throne

Streaming giant Twitch has for the first time offered users the chance to purchase a game via the service. Super Crate Box, Ridiculous Fishing and Luftrausers developer Vlambeer is allowing gamers to purchase the Steam version of its next title, Nuclear Throne, through Twitch. You can now buy access to …

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Digital Spy turns retailer with new online store

UK entertainment site Digital Spy has become an online retailer with a new website that sells video games, films, gadgets and more. The venture is the result of a deal between publisher Hearst Magazines and online retail empire The Hut Group, which runs white label outlets for several other companies. …

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Gamestop digital sales climb in Q2

Gamestop has reported its Q2 sales figures for the period ending July 28th, showing strong growth in the retailer’s digital sector. The company posted a 27 per cent increase in the digital department, reaching $134m in revenue. Gamestop’s ‘other’ category includes its digital business, and that particular area saw over …

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Games retailer puts his three-store chain on eBay

Three fully-fledged, profitable North American game stores for $3.5m? That’s the deal being offered by Florida resident Shane Butcher, who has, in his words, put his American dream” life up for sale on eBay. For their money punters will receive three R U Game stores, both of Butcher’s homes, three …

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Five fast-growing indie retailers

MCV and Koch Media continue Independent Retail Month with a roundup of five games indies which have grown massively in recent years. Barkman Computers Established: November 19th, 1987Stores: 1Based:Kingston Upon Thames, SurreyContact: 020 8546 5941 This indie turns 25 later this year. Owner Nick Elliott tells MCV about its growth …

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Indie retailer offers £21,000 ‘PC desk’

Bolton-based PC gaming retailer Scan Computers International is selling a 21,000 PC – which doubles up as a desk. Scan was recently listed as one of this year’s 20 best indie games retailers as part of MCV and Koch Media’s Independent Retail Month. The pricey PC rig is designed and …

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Hitari teams up with Royal Mail

Online independent games retailer Hitari has added a raft of new services after partnering with Royal Mail and DPD. It says doing so has allowed it to process orders and dispatch video games to its customers quicker than before. Parcel delivery firm DPD has been assigned as Hitari’s ‘preferred courier …

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Retailer vows to share 10% of pre-owned revenue with publishers

New US online retailer EKGaming has made a remarkable pledge – to share ten per cent of its pre-owned revenues with publishers. It hopes to encourage what it describes as a circle of life” in retail that benefits all parts of the chain. It has also pledged to better the …

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Is Tesco the home of game advertising?

We compare last year’s TV marketing activity for games retailers including Tesco, GAME and Sainsbury’s. After GAME?entered administration, competition began in earnest to claim a portion of its market share.Perhaps boldest of the new ‘pretenders’ was Tesco, with its claim to be ‘The Home of Gaming’. But has its previous …

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Australian retailer apologises for bungled sale

Electronics retailer Dick Smith has apologised to customers after running a sale with little stock, by slashing the price of its games. The Australian company angered gamers with its sale – which offered Xbox 360s for as little as AUD$99 and PS3s for AUD$199 – after many discovered its stores …

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