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Tiga: We do not see the value of a merger

It has emerged this afternoon that despite repeated calls for a union between the UK’s two video games trade bodies, developer organisation Tiga has outright abandoned any chance of the proposal. Furthermore, Tiga has issued a stark reply to those calling for a single organisation, claiming that "Tiga is that …

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OPINION: We all win if trade bodies merge

Only the other day I joked to one of the leaders of our two trade associations that we were due the yearly, previously silly, ‘Why don’t you guys merge?’ questioning from external pundits. Then it was just a joke. Today, it seems like a potential reality. It’s still a pretty …

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ToyNews retains circulation lead

According to latest ABC figures, ToyNews published an average of 6,043 copies every month between July 1st 2009 and June 30th 2010. Nearest rival Toys n Playthings published only 5,215 copies per month during the same period. This means that the ToyNews monthly circulation is nearly 16 per cent higher …

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New trade-in-site emerges

A new UK games trade site has launched, which offers consumers three ways to buy and sell titles. GaBoom.co.uk allows users to either contact other members on the site’s forum to agree on postage terms, use GaBoom’s own escrow service or ‘Secure Swap’ feature for a safer transaction. We have …

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Green Man Gaming finally goes live

Gamers can now for the first time trade in their digitally downloaded titles with the official, albeit slightly delayed, launch of Green Man Gaming’s ecommerce portal. The service arrives with 500 games from 26 publishers. Current offers include Broken Sword 3 for 3.99, Ninja Blade for 19.99 and the award-winning …

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DRM could become legally enforceable

The European Commission has revealed details of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), which is designed to help combat piracy. The act has been shrouded in secrecy for years, but finally the European Commission has revealed a draft following threats of court action from the European Parliament. ACTA features several measures …

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Best Buy UK will sell pre-owned games

Best Buy is the latest UK retailer to enter the used games market. The firm has a range of pre-owned titles in-store already for all formats, and consumers can trade-in their games against anything in-store, such as a Blu-ray disc or a TV, and vice versa. Pre-owned is an important …

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Sony announces scrappage scheme

Consumers could get up to 150 the asking price of a new Sony HDTV thanks to a brand new ‘scrappage scheme’ that has been announced by the tech giant and PlayStation platform holder. The scheme begins tomorrow (April 29th) and will run until the last day of the World Cup …

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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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