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Games trading app Jiggster launches on Android

An app designed to allow folk to swap their physical games has gone live on the Google Play Marketplace. It allows users to list the games they are looking to swap and what titles they are after. They can then either locate other users who live near by for face-to-face …

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Funcom temporarily suspended from Oslo Stock Exchange

Secret World developer Funcom was suspended from the Oslo Stock Exchange at 9am today. The troubled company was charged with "suspicion of infringement of the provisions of the Securities Trading Act with regards to the financial information given to the market regarding The Secret World from August 2011 until the …

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Blitz Games Studios ceases trading after 23 years

175 jobs have today been lost following the sad news that UK development stalwart Blitz Games has ceased trading. The company, which houses a number of divisions, was founded by the Oliver twins Andrew and Philip in 1990. In slightly better news, two of the studio’s current projects are said …

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Sainsbury’s and Morrisons expected to report poor Christmas trading

The share prices of Sainsbsury’s and Morrisons have fallen amidst predictions that the pair will report disappointing Christmas trading results later this month. The Grocer reports that analysts are expecting a 2.8 per cent drop in like-for-like sales over the period for Morrisons and a dramatic slowdown of growth at …

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THQ stock temporarily rebounds on Humble Bundle success

Troubled publisher THQ has finally seen some positive movement on the stock market following the success of its recent Humble Bundle. The pay what you want” offer saw gamers able to pick up the PC versions of Darksiders II, Metro 2033, Red Faction Armageddon and Company of Heroes, as well …

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Future to sell US operations?

Media powerhouse Future has in its latest pre-close trading update hinted that a sale of its US operations could be a possibility. The company predicts a six per cent drop in revenue for the year ending September 30th. The UK business, which has already reduced its headcount by ten per …

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Steam trading goes live

Valve announced the launch of Steam Trading which allows users of the digital content platform to exchange in-game items and gifts with other members of the Steam Community. Valve provided anitem inventoryof all the items available for swapping as well as aFAQ. The firm pointed out that trading did not …

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Pokémon promotional push begins

The stars of next month’s highly anticipated Pokmon games are already on shelves – in trading card form. Released earlier this week, the Zoroark: World of Illusions gift box marked the beginning of a major retail marketing drive for Pokmon Black and White. The company behind the Pokmon Trading Card …

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GAME posts 9.7% UK sales decline in 2010

The GAME Group has reported a total sales decline of 12.3 per cent for the 49 weeks ending January 8th in the UK and Ireland. On a like-for-like basis the UK drops hit 9.7 per cent. The Christmas period was more successful for the chain, however, with UK and Ireland …

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2010 proving tough for GAME

GAME has released its trading update for the year-to-date in 2010 and it shows that the retailer continues to struggle in the face of what it describes as a continental High Street that continues to be challenging”, though it does claim to have outperformed the wider market. In the UK …

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