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Behind the tech of BfB Labs biofeedback card battler Champions of the Shengha

Do you tilt when you’re stressed out? Does the idea of competing on a big stage make you nervous? Both of these things will make it harder to control your heart rate, something that’s disastrous if you’re looking for success in mobile card battler Champions of the Shengha, made by …

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HMV posts £16m loss for financial year

HMV sales fell 12.1 per cent for the last financial year, with the retailer posting a loss of 16.2m. The loss is roughly in-line with what the entertainment retailer said it would lose back in May. In total HMV generated 923.2m last year. Video games sales plunged 17 per cent …

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HMV’s Fox: ‘It’s the right time for me to leave’

Outgoing HMV boss Simon Fox says there’s finally some momentum behind the entertainment retail giant. In an interview with MCV, Fox says now is the right time for him to step down from his position – to be replaced by former Jessops boss Trevor Moore – as he has successfully …

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HMV boss Simon Fox departs

Former Jessops boss Trevor Moore will replace Simon Fox as the CEO of HMV. Fox has spent six years at HMV as CEO and will remain in the role until September 3rd. Most recently he has navigated HMV through one of the hardest periods in its history, securing new deals …

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HMV slams ‘idiotic’ offshore tax dodging

It is ‘absolutely nuts’ online retailers can avoid tax so easily, says HMV. The Government is closing down the Channel Island tax loophole from April, but HMV CEO Simon Fox says this doesn’t go far enough. He believes that HMV’s big name online rivals such as Play, The Hut and …

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HMV fights back: ‘We won’t give up on games’

HMV won’t turn its back on games, CEO Simon Fox has told MCV. But it will cut in-store space given to the category following a year where it lost market share. Fox said nervous games firms did not back HMV enough last year – unlike ‘highly supportive’ music and DVD …

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HMV’s future secured by bank rescue package

Good news at last for HMV, as its banks have agreed to support the troubled retailer. The Group’s future has been in doubt for over 12 months, with the entertainment giant forced to sell its Waterstone’s and HMV Canada businesses. And its position wasn’t helped by yet another difficult Christmas …

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HMV laments tough games market

HMV’s Xmas would have been a lot better had there been more video games to sell, says CEO Simon Fox. His words came ahead of news that the firm has merged its games and technology teams, leading to the departure of popular games boss Tim Ellis. Ewan Pinder is now …

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ANALYSIS: What’s next for HMV?

HMV’s financial update this morning did not make for pleasant reading. And the business media – unsurprisingly – has been sticking the knife in. To them – and indeed many analysts and experts – HMV is on the way out. The retailer is just a few short months away from …

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HMV suffers difficult first half, may sell Live division

Entertainment giant HMV has posted challenging first half results, and admits it may have to sell its Live music division. The company’s Board says it has regular discussions with its banks and is confident in the Group’s ability to continue. But admits that the economic and traditions conditions "may cast …

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