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You can now buy games through Twitch, starting with Nuclear Throne

Vlambeer’s Nuclear Throne has become the first game to be sold via Twitch TV.

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Retail headlines

  • Payday 2 publisher 505 Games promises to restock UK

    It seems that the availability of Overkill’s heist-based shooter Payday 2 at retail has been sorely lacking in the UK since the game launched last week, with copies being hard to find on shelves. 505 Games is scrambling to fix the problem.

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  • Retail still struggling according to NPD

    Even with Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4 and Assassin’s Creed III topping sales charts, the NPD’s November report shows double digit declines for the industry.

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  • Who's buying? UK games retail at all-time low

    MCV reports that games retail sunk to an all-time low last week, according to figures released by UKIE and Chart Track.

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  • HMV suffers huge profit loss

    Purveyors of UK entertainment merchandise, HMV, announced today that they’ve experienced huge losses over the last year, with video games specifically “underperforming.”

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  • Oddboxx gets a price drop

    Oddworld Inhabitants’ classic – and spellcheck defying – titles Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus, Munch’s Oddysee and Stranger’s Wrath are now as easy on the wallet as they are on the eye. “Follow me” for more details.

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  • Heads up: PlayStation Store Spring offers

    A whole raft of offers are detailed on the EU PlayStation blog, check inside for the highlights.

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  • US PC download sales surpass retail sales, says NPD

    NPD’s just sent out a notice announcing that PC downloads have passed retail sales for the first six months of the year in the US.

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  • Retail calls for sub-£100 Kinect

    Retailers are calling on Microsoft to release its new Kinect motion camera for under £100, despite reports that the device costs $150 to manufacture.

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  • 800 Microsoft point cards now helping keep retail relevant

    Don’t want Microsoft’s scheming corporate perverts to get an eyeful of your wallet’s private bits, but can’t afford to fork over $19.99 for a 1600 MS point card in these harsh economic times? Well then, your life is officially complete now that Microsoft has finished working the kinks out of its 800 MS point card. […]

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  • US retailer Play N Trade coming to UK

    Despite the fact there’s a GAME on every British street corner, US retailer Play N Trade “likes competition” and is planning on moving to the UK wholesale. “GAME has a very strong presence in the UK and beyond, but I like competition,” Play N Trade CEO Roger Lloyd said here. “GAME will have to adapt […]

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