Category Archives: Retail

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GameStop vouching for Valve?

The end of gaming retail, I’ll vouch: I’ve written previously about the inevitable failure of GAME, and particularly the poor strategic decisions that have set the retailer apart from its competitors, and have sealed its fate. However, I also suggested, in

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GameStop vouching for Valve?

The end of gaming retail, I’ll vouch: I’ve written previously about the inevitable failure of GAME, and particularly the poor strategic decisions that have set the retailer apart from its competitors, and have sealed its fate. However, I also suggested, in

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Kickstopper: Developers need to understand the cost of their projects, or risk alienating the crowdsourced crowd

Kickstarter is at something of a crossroads. Gamers (and developers) have seen the dizzying heights that are possible when crowdsourced funding is invited for projects which capture the marketplace’s imagination. Tim Schafer’s Double Fine project exceeded fundraising goals overnight. Wasteland

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Kickstopper: Developers need to understand the cost of their projects, or risk alienating the crowdsourced crowd

Kickstarter is at something of a crossroads. Gamers (and developers) have seen the dizzying heights that are possible when crowdsourced funding is invited for projects which capture the marketplace’s imagination. Tim Schafer’s Double Fine project exceeded fundraising goals overnight. Wasteland

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On … me?

A story has surfaced which has given me pause for thought. The story concerns EA’s receipt of hate-mail on the subject of gay relationships being made possible within the Mass Effect series. The story’s release (appearing in the last 24

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On … me?

A story has surfaced which has given me pause for thought. The story concerns EA’s receipt of hate-mail on the subject of gay relationships being made possible within the Mass Effect series. The story’s release (appearing in the last 24

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The Least Conclusive Survey in America

Worrying developments at The Consumerist. I’ve been watching with interest as EA beat out competition in the voter-driven “Worst Company in America” competition, edging closer and closer to that illustrious title. Now that EA have been crowned un-victorious (with a

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The Least Conclusive Survey in America

Worrying developments at The Consumerist. I’ve been watching with interest as EA beat out competition in the voter-driven “Worst Company in America” competition, edging closer and closer to that illustrious title. Now that EA have been crowned un-victorious (with a

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GAME: the inevitable obituary

GAME has finally entered administration, and is about to begin the painful process of winding up operations. With over half of the stores already closing their doors, the remaining 300 stores will soon follow (assuming a buyer for the chain

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GAME: the inevitable obituary

GAME has finally entered administration, and is about to begin the painful process of winding up operations. With over half of the stores already closing their doors, the remaining 300 stores will soon follow (assuming a buyer for the chain

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DLC no evil?

With Mass Effect 3 released in the UK this weekend, it seems like a good moment to look at the big launch-day talking point surrounding the game: The onslaught of the human-harvesting, game-designing Reapers, including DLC on their release-day products,

109779-mass-effect-3

DLC no evil?

With Mass Effect 3 released in the UK this weekend, it seems like a good moment to look at the big launch-day talking point surrounding the game: The onslaught of the human-harvesting, game-designing Reapers, including DLC on their release-day products,

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GAME OVER. But EA could have pressed “continue”

GAME is over, as a British high-street retailer. That much has been apparent for awhile. The physical distribution model in gaming is a thing of the past, and the question on everyone’s lips is whether or not consumers are ready

Game-shop

GAME OVER. But EA could have pressed “continue”

GAME is over, as a British high-street retailer. That much has been apparent for awhile. The physical distribution model in gaming is a thing of the past, and the question on everyone’s lips is whether or not consumers are ready