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GameStop to add 28,000 staff for holiday season

GameStop aims to hire 28,000 additional staff for this year’s holiday season, the US retailer has revealed. Games Industryreports the figure tops the 25,000 extra seasonal employees the company looked to add for the 2014 holiday season by 12 per cent. "Providing exceptional customer service is the cornerstone of GameStop’s …

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‘Retail should support eSports in the UK,’ urges Gfinity

Gfinity and Multiplay say retailers can help make eSports a major force in the UK. It comes as GAME is unveiled as the official sponsor of Multiplay’s Insomnia54 event, which takes place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. Its presence will include giving consumers the chance …

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Indie retailers desperate for Xbox One pre-owned answers

Microsoft’s statement about pre-owned licences on Xbox One last night has sent a shiver up the back of indie retailers. MCV has spoken to a number of indies from across the UK and while some are happier than others the message is clear – many are worried that their livelihood …

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High Street vs Online – the impact of internet retailers

Kantar World Panel analyst Laurie Krohn discusses the changing face of retail and why it’s important to support the High Street retailer… The face of British retail is changing – and it has been for some time. The growing popularity of online shopping has brought a number of new challenges …

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FEATURE: PEGI is law – what now?

A lot has happened since Tanya Byron first put pen to paper on her Byron Review in September 2007. We’ve had the on-set of the global recession, swine flu, Barack Obama, the volcanic ash cloud, two major earthquakes, a tsunami and the death of Michael Jackson. Elsewhere, Manchester United (twice), …

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Indies call for more digital cards

Independent retailers want the chance to stock a larger range of digital cards. Top High Street indies told MCV this week that they want to be able to sell the sort of digital download cards currently available in big name rival GAME. What we really want is a consignment stock …

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Five top High Street games stores

MCV and Koch Media round off Independent Retail Month with our final special feature focusing on the sector. This week, we look at five of the UK’s top stores. Seedee Jons Established: 1993Stores: 1Based: Jersey, Channel IslandsContact: 01534 769405Web: www.seedeejons.com Games now make up almost 70 per cent of this …

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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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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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20 best indie games retailers revealed

MCV has teamed up with distributor Koch Media to kick off Independent Retail Month, starting with a list of 20 of the most successful UK indie games retailers. It may be tougher than ever being an independent retailer but there are still plenty thriving, from bricks and mortar chains to …

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