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‘Publishers don’t want 50 digital retailers’

75 per cent of PC download stores won’t make enough money to justify support from publishers, Gamefly says. The US retail rental firm, which acquired Direct2Drive 12 months ago, opened its .co.uk site earlier this year. And co-founder Sean Spector believes the rush to open rivals to Steam has ended. …

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Where can you buy EA’s upcoming releases?

With Mass Effect 3, FIFA Street, The Sims 3 Showtime and Tiger Woods 13 all nearing release, EA has released details of exactly how consumers can get hold of its impressive upcoming roster. The move, of course, comes following the ongoing standoff between EA and retailer GAME that will see …

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New Argos CEO plots radical reinvention

The new boss of Argos says he has been given a clean sheet from Home Retail Chairman Oliver Stocken to embark upon a brand new strategy for the catalogue retailer. And speaking to Bloomberg, John Walden said that he’s open to the idea of potentially using Argos stores in a …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market generates £12.7m

The arrival of several big new releases wasn’t enough to help grow the market week-on-week, with the UK games retail market value falling 14 per cent to 12.7m. Unit sales also dropped 12 per cent to 535,578 for the week ending February 11th. EA’s fantasy RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning …

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MCV’s 20-page trade guide to PlayStation Vita is available now

We have put together a special magazine all about PlayStation Vita – and the 20-page guide is now available to download, read in your web browser or access via iPad. The in-depth look at Sony’s handheld – due to hit UK shelves on February 22nd – includes everything you need …

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Portas on the hunt for indie retailers for new TV show

In her latest series, Mary Portas will be helping our independent shops that are struggling to survive or wants to expand. Optomen, the production company, is keen to hear from all types of retailers who are interested in getting involved. As part of the programme, the successful applicant will receive …

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Indies furious over Old Republic collector’s edition

Independent games retailers are in uproar having missed out on stocking the GAME-exclusive 130 edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic. The monthly subscription-based PC MMO developed by BioWare and published by EA hit stores as early as December 15th. The collector’s edition – featuring a statue, map, journal, metal …

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Nintendo and retailers sued over Wii Remote

The owner of a laser-pointing presentation remote is taking Nintendo and several retailers to court over the Wii controller. Gamasutra reports Technology manufacturer UltimatePointer claims the Wii Remote has infringed its patent for Upoint – a laser-pointing device designed for presentations. The firm is seeking damages, court costs and royalty …

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Six-month Kinect roadshow revealed

Microsoft has outlined dates for a six-month Kinect tour which will visit UK shopping centres, Disney on Ice shows and The Clothes Show. The ‘Your Kinect Experience Tour’ kicks off in late September and will run to March. Consumers will be able to play several upcoming games compatible with the …

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Top 20 UK indie retailers revealed

With the price of games becoming increasingly competitive between retailers, it’s not the easiest time to be an independent. But many indie stores and chains are still continuing to shine through innovation and by embracing new business avenues. These include the top 20 UK indies of 2011, revealed this week by …

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