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What’s in a GAME? We go inside the retailer’s Westfield Stratford store

GAME CEO Martyn Gibbs takes MCV on a tour of the company’s flagship Westfield Stratford outlet, and reveals the latest innovations taking place in games retail BRINGING TOYS TO LIFE We make three times the margin on accessories in terms of total value than we do on hardware. We spend …

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Nintendo hosting pop-up shop at MCM Comic Con

MCM Comic Con has been named as the host of Nintendo’s first ever pop-up shop. Stocked with Official Nintendo Store exclusives, fans will be able to get their hands on lucrative items including figurines from The Legend of Zelda, Metroid and Super Mario series. The store will also offer games, …

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Online play and other services being shut down on Wii and DS

Nintendo’s Wi-Fi Connect services will shortly be shut down. This means a host of online services enjoyed by Wii and DS users will soon be unavailable including online multiplayer and leaderboards. Affected titles will include the likes of Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Pokemon. Other services due for the chop …

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GAME to stock Ouya; Pre-orders now open at £99.99

Upcoming Android console Ouya will be available to buy from GAME. The retailer has opened pre-orders for the console, which will cost 99.99 when it arrives in June. Additional controllers are available for 39.99 each. It is presumed that GAME will also offer customers a chance to either buy games …

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New online retailer 2Game.com emerges

A new online store has launched, and it believes it can be a major presence on social media. 2Game.com sells games for all major formats, and the retailer aims to create a community rather than just a customer base. Having experience within the social media sphere and a real passion …

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Hackers attack Square Enix Merchandise Store

Square Enix has blocked access to its Official Merchandise store following a suspected hacker attack. The publisher says that its European customer details were not compromised – in fact it has not yet found evidence of any customer details being compromised. We have reason to believe that unknown parties have …

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Death in The War Z will result in loss of cash-bought items

The developers of The War Z have revealed a key gameplay feature for its upcoming ‘Not DayZ’ survival horror title. The War Z will, like its close rival DayZ, rob players of all of their progress when they die. But it also plans to go a stage further, thanks to …

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India games chain to open 150 stores

An Indian games retailer hopes to have over 150 outlets in operation by 2015. Games The Shop, which currently has seven stores, also says it has the potential to expand its chain globally. India is a vast country – it has a scope for much more than 150 stores,” Games …

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Sonic the Hedgehog store goes live

Sega has officially launched its full online Sonic the Hedgehog store. The site went live on a test basis last month. It features a range of merchandise including figures, stationary, clothes, posters and DVDs. The range will widen throughout the year, too. It includes a loyalty system, too, which awards …

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Games retailers back eBay store

Online auction giant eBay is hitting the High Street this week with the support of at least two games retailers. Both Zavvi and Comet will have a presence at eBay’s temporary Christmas Boutique store in London’s West End from Thursday, December 1st to Monday, December 5th.Customers will be able to …

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