Tag Archives: blockbuster
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 17:33 BST
Blockbuster has announced that PS4 pre-orders are “through the roof” at the retail chain.
Tue, May 28, 2013 | 15:22 BST
Xbox One doesn’t have a solid release date or a price yet, and still, a record number of pre-orders for the console have been reported by Blockbuster UK.
Sat, Mar 02, 2013 | 15:05 GMT
Deloitte has said further Blockbuster store closures will occur in the UK. At present the stores closing are ones already announced, according to the administration firm, but there will be more as the administration process continues. Blockbuster went into administration in January and 160 out of 500 stores were tagged for closure, with Morrisons picking up 49 locations for its own business chain. Thanks, MCV.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 13:04 GMT
Blockbuster has announced the closure of 164 more UK stores, brining its entire tally to 324. The movie and game rental chain has handed the keys over to administrators Deloitte, which is now trimming the fat.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 14:14 GMT
The high street is in disarray right now with Blockbuster, HMV and Game experiencing turbulent times. VG247′s Dave Cook visits his home city’s remaining indie game stores and asks why they’ve survived.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 | 14:41 GMT
Deloitte has confirmed 160 Blockbuster stores will be closed as part of the administration process announced earlier this week.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 | 17:00 GMT
Begbies Traynor, a business recovery firm, estimates that 140 UK retailers are currently in “critical condition”.
Fri, May 18, 2012 | 17:14 BST
HMV CEO Simon Fox would like to see more game released outside of the Q4 holiday period.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 14:50 BST
Blockbuster has announced a new reward scheme which will reward gamers for “their gaming behaviour and knowledge,” and not just for “spending money.”
Mon, May 07, 2012 | 03:56 BST
A mix of announced and unannounced Wii U titles have shown up in what is purported to be Blockbuster UK’s internal release database.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 15:25 GMT
If the reviews hadn’t turned you off REORC somehow, Blockbuster is selling Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City on PS3 and 360 for £4.99. The catch? Trade either Mass Effect 3, Street Fighter x Tekken, FIFA Street or Twisted Metal.
Watch some footage of it in action here. The Slant Six shooter’s out in the UK today.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 | 21:16 BST
A Blockbuster UK flier has PS Vita down for an October 28 release in the country, if an advertisement sent in by an IGN reader is authentic. According to the listing, the handheld is also down for a release the same day in Europe. Sony told IGN Vita would get a “phased global release” this holiday season, but failed to confirm whether Europe would be part of this phase or not. Blockbuster has yet to get back with IGN on the matter.
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 | 21:19 BST
Blockbuster has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | 10:01 BST
Admit it. You’ve always wanted a Tekken hat. Fortune smiles on you this morning, then, thanks to the announcement of Tekken 6′s pre-order bonuses for the UK.
For the early fight adopters in the audience, Game has special collector cards (PS3, 360); HMV has t-shirts (PS3, 360); Play.com has lapel pins (PS3, 360); Blockbuster has Tekken baseball caps (only on PS3, apparently; and Gamestation has an indispensable Tekken Calendar (again…).
You cannot say fairer than that. It’s out on October 30.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 11:50 BST
Blockbusters is to close between 810-960 stores, the company confirmed in an SEC filing yesterday, in an effort “to improve four-wall profitability.”
The games and video retailer will close the stores by the end of 2010.
It’s not all bad, though. Sort of.
“All these stores are candidate stores,” said spokesperson Randy Hargrove.
“Although we may in fact close that many stores, if we can renegotiate leases or remodel stores to make them more profitable, that number might go down.”
Lots more detail on CNET.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 20:39 GMT
Blockbuster is to add game rentals to its Total Access online service.
The service will be in testing until it goes live sometime in July, although this all may be too little too late: competitor Netflix gained 718,000 subscribers in the last quarter alone.
More through here.
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 | 07:22 BST
Wed, Aug 27, 2008 | 23:09 BST
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 | 08:46 BST
According to this Xbox Family piece, an email is being sent to GameStop and Blockbuster buyers saying a 60Gb Xbox 360 will be introduced in October or early November.
With the introduction of the 60GB Pro console in July, we have research that suggests it is very important to have a 60GB stand alone Hard Drive to go along with it to allow the consumer a full range of choices and values. In late October/early November (exact date TBD but most likely last week in October or 1st week in November), we will ship the Xbox 360 60GB Hard Drive, tentatively called the “Xbox 360 60GB LIVE Starter Pack”. This will be an excellent value price at and ERP of $99.99 with an 18% retail margin that contains:
- 60GB Hard Drive
- 3 Months of Xbox Live
- Xbox 360 Wired Headset
- Xbox 360 Ethernet Cable (same one that is included with Pro and Elite)
There’s more through there about a price drop for the 120Gb 360 drive as well. See for yourself.