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Pre-owned website buying unsold stock

New website tradeyourgames.co.uk, which buys and sells pre-owned titles, will roll out a business-to-business service so that independent video game retailers can sell excess stock. The site launched earlier this month and claims to offer consumers trade-in rates of up to 40 per cent more than High Street stores. It …

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US: 7-Eleven to sell pre-owned games

In a move akin to Budgens or Cost Cutter introducing such a range to its stores in the UK, American retail behemoth 7-Eleven has confirmed that it is to begin selling pre-owned video games in 50 per cent of its US outlets. This represents a total of over 3,000 outlets. …

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GameStop sued over EA DLC

GameStop has been accused of deceptively misleading” a customer into believing that a pre-owned copy of Dragon Age: Origins came with all the DLC extras advertised on the box. The BioWare RPG employs a similar model to Mass Effect 2’s Cerberus Network where new copies come with a code that …

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Will failed core Wii games be heading to Move?

Move is the answer to a question the rest of the industry didn’t want to ask with Nintendo wearing the crown: What’s out there for non-Nintendo developers who want Wii functionality but on a platform that is kinder to third parties? Move’s similarity to Wii becomes a benefit to developers …

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Nintendo challenges dual-ownership claims

The industry has for years worked on the presumption that the Wii is a far more likely second purchase for those who already own either an Xbox 360 and PS3, but the boss of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime has questioned that belief. Let me correct a couple facts,” he told …

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Pre-owned specialist gets cash injection

In news that hits home the importance of the second hand video games market, Maryland based pre-owned specialist Game Trading Technologies has secured a substantial $3.9m worth of investment. Spong spotted a TradingMarkets report that claims the firm will use the cash injection to buy 320k used games and accessories …

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Dubious report calls PS3 overpriced

Earlier this month MCV ran a story highlighting a ‘report’ claiming that 87 per cent of PS3 owning males had bedded their girlfriends on the night of the infamous PS3 calendar bug. The story was tongue-in-cheek to say the least. We thought we’d made it obvious that, while choosing to …

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MW2 becomes UKs second best seller

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has added another notable notch to its bedpost with news that it is now the second best selling game ever in the UK video games market. In doing so Activision’s title overtakes the total UK lifetime sales of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, …

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BioWare: Cerberus offers great incentive to buy new

In an interview with MCV about the Cerberus Network – which offers free DLC incentives to those who buy new copies of EA’s Mass Effect 2 – acclaimed RPG studio BioWare has stated that the scheme offers a great incentive” to opt for new instead of pre-owned versions of the …

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Sceptical reaction to pre-owned trials

Indies and analysts have already written off plans by supermarket chains to sell pre-owned games – just a week after trials began. Last week MCV reported that Asda and Tesco had started to test the viability of a trade-in offer in a small number of stores – two Tesco branches …

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