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Europeans free to buy physical copies of Vita's Freedom Wars

Sony Europe U-turned on its decision to only release Freedom Wars online, and now the Vita action game will be available on European retail shelves. In one of those all too rare cases of publishers listening to consumers, Sony says it gave in to demand for a physical edition. The game's already...

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The Wolf Among Us hitting retail on PlayStation, Xbox platforms

Telltale Games confirmed today that its Fables-based adventure game series The Wolf Among Us will be collected in retail bundles for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 later this year. Telltale's confirmation follows up on the game's database appearances at GameStop, Best...

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'Why not' release Planetary Annihilation Early Access at retail, says dev

Early Access is in something of a delicate situation right now; a pickle, if you will. A dill, kosher, crunchy pickle, with some people excited over the pickle and some people disgusted. Either way, pickle juice is leaking out of the digital world and getting stores shelves just a little bit...

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Europe gets boxed Wii Sports Club in July, baseball and boxing this month

Wii Sports Club will add its baseball and boxing events to the Wii U eShop on June 27 in Europe, Nintendo announced today. The publisher added the two sports to the game in Japan a few weeks ago, though it hasn't offered a release date for North American players. Those looking to pick up the full...

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Wii U Smash Bros. (might be) coming to a Best Buy near you

Nintendo has partnered with electronics retailer Best Buy to present a series of in-store demos for the upcoming Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. next month at select locations nationwide. Nintendo's "Super Smash Bros. Smash-Fest" will be held at more than 100 Best Buy locations on June 11...

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GameStop sees increased Xbox One interest following price drop reveal

GameStop President Tony Bartel noted an increased interest for Microsoft's Xbox One following the hardware manufacturer's recent decision to change course and package the console without the Kinect camera peripheral. "I definitely think we're already seeing in our stores with our reservation...

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GameStop to close 120 stores, increase focus on mobile

GameStop intends to close 120 video game retail stores in the current fiscal year as part of its "GameStop 3.0" initiative, the company announced at its 2014 Investor Day event this week. Its plan to scale back gaming operations involves a bigger push into the mobile space, as it will open between...

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Walmart dips into trade-in market this month, selling used games in summer

The used game market just grew immensely, as Walmart announced plans today to begin taking video game trade-ins across the United States, putting itself in direct competition with GameStop. Starting March 26, those trading their games in at more than 3,100 Walmart stores will receive a gift card...

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RadioShack closing 1,100 stores nationwide

Electronics and video game retailer RadioShack is closing 1,100 of its stores in the United States after a disappointing holiday sales performance, Reuters reports. RadioShack's stock dropped by 23 percent after the company announced a quarterly loss this week. Its planned store closures...

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Over 60 percent of Sony Stores to be closed

Sony announced a restructuring of its Sony Electronics division, resulting in the closure of 20 Sony Stores across the United States. The restructuring will affect approximately 1,000 employees "across all sites," which Sony says will amount to a staff reduction of one-third by the end of the...

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