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Jobs available in Cex stores nationwide

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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News
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CEX, jobs, Retail

Jobs available in Cex stores nationwide

Looking for a new job? Well, if you're a big fan of games, movies and electronics and have a knack for retail, be sure to check out the newly listed vacancies all over the UK at Cex stores.

There are plenty of different roles available including: store assistants, supervisors, deputy managers, managers, and support office positions all around the UK. You can apply directly via their own website, or if you have a Monster account, you can go through them. Get cracking, and good luck! We'll be expecting mates-rates on trade-ins if you're hired.

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Need a new job? Cex Stores are hiring nationwide

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
CEX, jobs, Retail

Need a new job? Cex Stores are hiring nationwide

Looking for a new job? Well, if you're a big fan of games, movies and electronics and have a knack for retail, be sure to check out the newly listed vacancies all over the UK at Cex stores.

Click here for vacancy details.

Time for a change? New vacancies at Game Stores and within company

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
GAME store, Retail

Time for a change? New vacancies at Game Stores and within company

Been looking for a new job? Well, if you have an awesome knowledge of games and a nose for sales, or maybe some admin skills, be sure to check out the newly listed vacancies all over England and a few in Wales and Northern Island.

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GameStop's planned involvement with game development would be a disaster for creatives and consumers alike

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
DLC, GameStop, Pre-order bonus, Retail

GameStop's planned involvement with game development would be a disaster for creatives and consumers alike

We've long railed against this industry's tendencies towards pre-ordering here on this site. Most recently, we saw five different collector's editions for Watch Dogs, one or two of them filling the reward of pre-order special editions. This has been common for some time: pre-order a game from a certain retailer, get some bonus swag thrown in for free. Usually it's a character skin or perhaps a shiny, golden weapon. But every so often, it might prove to be something meaningful -- a map or two, free DLC, gameplay content not to be found in other versions of the game.

When that happens, publishers and retailers wheel out the phrase "giving consumers choices". But that's utter rubbish. What they've done is slice bits off of the top in a truly anti-consumer move, and muddied the waters of convenience. These days, it's not uncommon to pay full price for 95% of a game.

In short, when retailers get involved with anything other than game distribution and sales, it's a little suspect.

GameStop's planned involvement with game development would be a disaster for creatives and consumers alike

Imagine our joy, then, at discovering that GameStop is preparing to get its sticky fingers even stickier. The world's largest games retailer is apparently looking to become more involved in the development processes of big games. GameStop execs recently met with investment company R.W. Baird to talk about their place in the games industry currently, along with plans for the future. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian has recently revealed, via VentureBeat, "that the brick-and-mortar chain wants to find ways to give customers more value when they preorder games."

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Play-Asia Cancel Erroneous MGS: Legacy Collection Pre-Orders, Issue Apology and Vouchers

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection, Play-Asia, Retail

Play-Asia Cancel Erroneous MGS: Legacy Collection Pre-Orders, Issue Apology and Vouchers

A little PSA for those of you who might have taken a chance on the Play-Asia $9 listing for Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection: it would appear that the pricing was indeed erroneous (it was apparently supposed to be $59.99).

As such, Play-Asia have cancelled all of the orders and will be distributing refunds.

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COMMENT | Microsoft's Capitulation: We're Not Ready For Our Own Digital Future

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Digital Distribution, Digital vs Retail, DRM, GameStop, Microsoft, Playstation Plus, Pre-owned games, Retail, Steam, Xbox Live, Xbox One

I posited in my section for the roundtable article dealing with the aftermath of E3 that, if anything, this year's show had proved that we're not ready for our own digital future. Microsoft had put plans in place to drag a hefty corner of this industry a few steps further, kicking and screaming into real change and real transition. Instead of limiting themselves by appealing to lowest common denominators when it came to internet services, they'd opted to let that be someone else's problem, forging a controversial path ahead.

That controversy was understandable and expected. Ownership is a big deal.

We'd been begging for Microsoft (and EA for that matter) to show us something new, something forward-thinking and original, and they did just that. But they did it in the worst way possible.

I wrote an article a few weeks back, around the time that Adam Orth was finding out that in spite of most disclaimers that say "my views are my own" the Twitter jury can still find you guilty of misrepresenting the company for which you work, discussing the importance of clear communication, and of understanding consumer concerns.

COMMENT | Microsoft's Capitulation: We're Not Ready For Our Own Digital Future

Microsoft have paid the price for failing to express their vision for next-gen in a positive fashion. The advantages afforded by a system that has you constantly connected have been lost because Microsoft resorted to corporate doublespeak, long-winded, buzzword-stuffed rhetoric that serves nobody. The existence of Xbox Wire -- a website purposefully created to solve this problem -- was undermined by a wave of original press releases that served only to confuse and discombobulate. Don Mattrick's u-turn post was probably the most clearly written entry on the whole site up to this point.

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GameStop and Gamefly Applaud Microsoft's Decision

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Gamefly, GameStop, Microsoft, Retail, Xbox One

GameStop and Gamefly Applaud Microsoft's Decision

As much as this Xbox One U-turn might seem to be a victory for us gamers, we rather predict that the machinations of some of the larger retailers might have had a hand in Microsoft's decision-making too.

Conspiracy theories aside, GameStop and Gamefly have come out singing the praises of Microsoft for their swift change of heart.

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Gamestop: Next Xbox Is A "Hot, Compelling Device"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
GameStop, High street, Microsoft, Next-gen, Retail, Xbox

Gamestop: Next Xbox Is A "Hot, Compelling Device"

Game Prices Might Increase

Microsoft still haven't officially announced the Xbox 360's successor, but Gamestop reckon that it's a seriously impressive piece of kit. The major retailer is convinced that traditional retail will still have an important role to play in the next console generation, but also believes that publishers would like to see RRPs rise to absorb increasing AAA development costs.

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UK Games Charts | 16th March 2013

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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God Of War: Ascension, Retail, Sales, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Tomb Raider, UK Charts, UK Games Charts

UK Games Charts | 16th March 2013

Tomb Raider is still rocking the number one spot in the UK charts as we hit mid-March, joined by new entries in the form of Starcraft: Heart of the Swarm, God of War: Ascension, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2.

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Yoshi's Land Wii U Leaked By Retailers

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Retail, Rumour, Wii U, Yoshi's Land Wii U

Yoshi's Land Wii U Leaked By Retailers

"Check Out Yoshi As You've Never Seen Him Before"

Yoshi's Land Wii U originally came to our attention when an early adopter accidentally blundered into a secret area on the MiiVerse forums. However, the as-yet unannounced title seems to have been confirmed as real by two retailers, suggesting that 'dual screen fun' and MiiVerse integration will play a major role in gameplay.

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Sony: Vita Sales "A Marathon, Not A Sprint"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS Vita, Retail, Sony

Sony: Vita Sales "A Marathon, Not A Sprint"

"We've Got A Lot More For You"

Sony is still unwilling to publicly reveal PS Vita sales, but Nintendo's exquisite corporate trolling suggests that the numbers aren't looking particularly healthy. SCE America VP John Koller reckons that the handheld will gradually bloom over the coming months thanks to some major incoming titles and third party deals, but that it will be a "marathon, not a sprint."

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GTA V To Release Next Spring According To Leaked Promos

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Grand Theft Auto V, GTA V, Retail, Rockstar, Rumour

GTA V To Release Next Spring According To Leaked Promos

Evidence Mounts Up

Some leaked promotional material for Grant Theft Auto V strongly hint at a "Spring 2013" launch for the anticipated crime sequel, which seems to have been corroborated by retail sources.

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Game Offering An Extra 33% On Console Trade-In Values

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
GAME Group, GAME store, High street, Retail, Trade-ins

Game Offering An Extra 33% On Console Trade-In Values

If you’re looking to ease the pain of a pricey purchase for a Wii U or PS Vita this Christmas, why not take advantage of Game’s temporary offer? They’re offering an extra 33% value on the price of their trade-ins on the following consoles: Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS and 3DS.

The offer expires on November 15th, which falls short of the Wii U’s November 30th release date. However, you can always put the trade-in credit on a card to redeem at a later date, i.e. launch day.

Click through for some more money saving tips.

UK Games Charts | 15th September 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Lego Batman 2, Retail, Sales, Sleeping Dogs, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, UK Charts, UK Games Charts

 

UK Games Charts | 15th September 2012

Sleeping Dogs continues to win Summer 2012, this time fending off the attentions of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as Namco's new fighter makes its debut at #2. Elsewhere, there are familiar faces in this week's top ten, although EA Sports' NHL 13 slots in at #9 upon release, and Max Payne 3 pops back into the charts, no doubt as people take advantage of the price cuts for the spring releases.

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UPDATE | REPORT: Wii U UK Prices Coming In At Around £250 For Basic, £300 For Premium

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Games consoles, Nintendo, Pricing, Retail, Wii U, Wii U Launch Details

UPDATE | REPORT: Wii U UK Prices Coming In At Around £250 For Basic, £300 For Premium

Ah the exchange rate...so reliably ignored by console manufacturers. Nintendo completely failed to announce a price point for the Wii U during their Nintendo Direct broadcast earlier today, but early retailer pricing is putting the Basic package around the £250 mark, with the Premium pack up around £280-300, and the ZombiU bundle at about £320.

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EA: "Humans Like Free Stuff"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Business models, EA, Facebook games, Freemium, Nick Earl, Retail

EA: "Humans Like Free Stuff"

The future is freemium, according to a senior VP at EA. Nick Earl has suggested that it'sn ot impossible for freemium to expand beyond portable platforms and Facebook.

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UK Games Charts | 7th July 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Lego Batman 2, London 2012: The Official Video Game, Retail, Sales, The Amazing Spider-Man, UK Charts

 

UK Games Charts | 7th July 2012

LEGO Batman 2 is still sitting pretty at the top of the pack this week, for the third time, with Dead Island's GOTY Edition the only proper newcomer in the top ten this week.

Modern Warfare 3 jumps 26 places back into view, and FIFA Street climbs up the table once again to sneak back into the top flight. Theatrerhythm makes its debut at #19, and Funcom's ambitious MMO - The Secret World - slips into the top 40 at #38.

Click on the game name for the relevant review where applicable.

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Sony: Retail Will Still Be Important For The Next Generation

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
High street, PS4, Retail, Sony

Sony: Retail Will Still Be Important For The Next Generation

Despite digital distribution being the next console generation's rallying cry, Sony reckons that high street and online boxed game retail will still be important for the PS4.

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REPORT: Microsoft To Open London Retail Store In March

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
High street, London, Microsoft, Retail, UK

REPORT: Microsoft To Open London Retail Store In March

A new report suggests that Microsoft are preparing to launch a retail in the UK capital early next year, following on from the launch of the UK online store this summer.

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UK Games Charts | 9th June 2012

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
FIFA 12, Game Of Thrones, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Max Payne 3, Retail, Sales, UK Charts

UK Games Charts | 9th June 2012

It's week three for the Ghosts at the top of the UK charts, with Cyanide's Game of Thrones the only newcomer to the list. Mario's Olympics bid creeps back into the top ten at the expense of Prototype 2, and elsewhere it's really just a shuffled deck of familiar cards, with Battlefield 3 climbing, and everything else bar the top three slipping a bit.

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