Posts tagged with "retail"

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Preview

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Preview
While 2013 is a year of exciting releases, Ni No Kuni is easily my most anticipated title announced for next year. Studio Ghibli, Level 5 and Namco Bandai have created a truly moving JRPG with beautiful visuals, wonderful voice acting and that special something that makes Ghilbli films so timeless. I was recently able to play through the first three hours of the final game, barely scratching the surface of the story and being brought to tears in... 

Introducing the Wii U to the Casual Crowd

Introducing the Wii U to the Casual Crowd
I’m obsessed with Nintendo! I make no excuses for it! They’ve been behind some of the most influential games I’ve played, the ones that made me seek a career involving video games in the first place. I’m the kind of obsessed fan that spent four hours watching a Wii U live stream last week, then pressed play and watched it all over again just to see if I missed anything. I’ve got a stupidly large collection of Nintendo... 

Forza Horizon Preview

Forza Horizon Preview
Fans of the Forza series may be used to seeing sterile and perfect racetracks as the setting for their racing exploits, but when I played Forza Horizon I was instead treated to a new kind of racetrack, a surprisingly alive American city. While it initially seemed like more of an arcade racer than past games, the more time I put in, the more I could tell this was still a Forza game at its core. Forza Horizon still has the series trademark focus on... 

277 Stores to Close as GAME Enters Administration

277 Stores to Close as GAME Enters Administration
On Monday the 26th of March, the face of specialist gaming retail on the UK high street changed dramatically. Yesterday marked the closure of 277 GAME and Gamestation stores (including Gamestation’s flagship Birmingham New Street store) and the loss of over two thousand jobs as GAME Group PLC went into administration. The official statement from GAME Group:  “Mike Jervis and Stuart Maddison of PwC were appointed joint administrators of... 

EA turns into supernanny

EA turns into supernanny
With PWC recently announcing the Retail PC Games market being in trouble, EA isn’t worried in the slightest. They would even say the PC gaming market is healthy as a horse. Last year 40% of their sales where digital and that figure is expected to rise above 50% in 2011. Digital distribution is convenient for you, if you have the appropriate broadband connection, as you don’t have to leave the house or hope the postie isn’t on strike... 

No more manuals?

No more manuals?
If you bought EA Sports‘ latest game Fight Night Champion you may have been surprised to find no manual with your game. No, it isn’t a mistake they simply didn’t include one. There used to be a few things certain in life: death,  taxes & retail games coming with decent manuals. It seems though we are at an end of an era. More and more gaming companies are now experimenting with digital manuals. Their logic being that not a... 
Copyright © 2011 MCM BUZZ – Movies, TV, Comics, Gaming, Anime, Cosplay News & Reviews