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There have been some big titles released over the last month or so and more to come, so hopefully things will keep improving as we go through the year. It has given customers a good choice between titles. Once completed, these can be traded in towards the next big title the customer wants to play next. How much of a threat do online retailers pose to your store? There has been online retail for a long time now. How much of a threat do supermarkets pose to your store? They discount some of the major releases at such a ridiculous level that we have to be careful not to.
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It is the most successful video game franchise originating from the United Kingdom and is the best-selling action-adventure and open world series'. Call of Duty is a series of first-person shooter video games. With new games in the series released annually to blockbuster-level sales, the series is verified by the Guinness World Records as the best-selling first-person shooter game series.
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There are over 25 games in the series. Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game franchise created and owned by Sega. Starring its namesake character Sonic the Hedgehog , created by game designer Yuji Naka and character designer Naoto Ohshima , it has expanded into a media franchise spanning several animated television series, manga, comic books, and a live-action film.
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The Star Wars series of video game is part of the sci-fi fantasy media franchise of the same name. The Lego franchise of video games includes many different games , including original games as well as several adaptations based on licensed properties including Indiana Jones , Batman , and Harry Potter.
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Tomb Raider is a series of video games, formerly developed by Core Design and published by Eidos Interactive , it is now developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix Europe. The series centers on the adventures of fictional British archaeologist Lara Croft. The franchise has spanned comic books, novels and movies. Halo is a science fiction , predominantly first-person shooter video game series created by Bungie and published by Xbox Game Studios.
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The Oregon Trail. The original game was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th-century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. The player assumes the role of a wagon leader guiding a party of settlers from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon's Willamette Valley via a covered wagon in Monster Hunter is a series of action role-playing games developed and published by Capcom.
In it players take the role of a hunter in a fantasy environment and complete quests by seeking out monsters to hunt or capture. The games were formerly developed by Japanese game developer Yuke's. Super Smash Bros. It features characters and elements from various Nintendo franchises and later installments also include third-party franchises as well.
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Although appearing as a playable character in several Mario spin-off titles, Donkey Kong would not star in his own series of games until Donkey Kong Country in The games feature a focus on large maps and vehicle warfare.
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The Witcher takes place in a medieval fantasy world and follows the story of Geralt, one of a few remaining "witchers" — traveling monster hunter for hire, gifted with unnatural powers. Tekken [l] is a series of fighting games produced by Katsuhiro Harada , developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment formerly by Namco.
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Rowling , games in the series have been published by Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Civilization is a series of turn-based strategy video games. Sid Meier developed the first game in the series and has had creative input for most of the rest. The basic gameplay functions are similar throughout the series, namely, guiding a civilization on a macro-scale from prehistory to the present day.
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Mega Man , known as Rockman [p] in Japan, is a series of video games created by Capcom , starring a series of characters each known by the moniker " Mega Man ". NBA Live. Animal Crossing [q] , is a social simulation game series developed and published by Nintendo.
In it the player character is a human who lives in a village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals and lives a virtual life where in-game time matches real time. Brain Age. Brain Age , also known as Dr.
Kawashima's Brain Training , is a series of video games developed and published by Nintendo, based on the work of Ryuta Kawashima. Lego Star Wars. A series of platform -based video games where the player assumes the role of characters from the Star Wars films, in minifigure form. Star Wars: Battlefront.
Star Wars: Battlefront is a series of first- and third-person shooters based on the Star Wars films. LucasArts was the sole publisher until when Electronic Arts took over. God of War is an action-adventure game franchise created by David Jaffe. The multimedia franchise is loosely based on Greek and Norse mythology and the central story revolves around the Spartan warrior, Kratos ' quest for vengeance and later redemption.
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James Bond. James Bond is a media franchise starring the titular James Bond , a fictional British agent, created in by British writer Ian Fleming.
There are over 20 video games based on the franchise and it has been published by several companies including Nintendo and Electronic Arts. The license is currently held by Activision. The most well known game in the franchise is GoldenEye , developed by Rare and published by Nintendo.
Kingdom Hearts [s] is a series of action role-playing games developed and published by Square Enix previously by Square and is owned by The Walt Disney Company. It is the result of a collaboration between Disney Interactive Studios and Square Enix, and is under the direction of Tetsuya Nomura , a longtime Square Enix character designer.
Tony Hawk's is a skateboarding video game series endorsed by the eponymous American professional skateboarder. The series was created by game developer Neversoft and was published by Activision from to The first game was one of the earliest of the RTS genre, itself based on Westwood Studios' influential strategy game Dune II and introducing trademarks followed in the rest of the series.
The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is an episodic adventure game series developed and published by Telltale Games , based on The Walking Dead comic book series.
Nintendogs is a real-time pet simulation video game series developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS handheld game consoles , originally released in three versions, plus two additional versions, all differing only in the starting available dogs to play with. Half-Life is a series of first-person shooter games developed and published by Valve. The games combine shooting combat, puzzles, and storytelling.
The Kinect series of games includes many different games which utilize motion controls by way of the motion sensing Kinect camera. Souls is a series of action role-playing games created and developed by FromSoftware. Gears of War. The franchise consists of six third-person shooter video games, which has also been supplemented by comics and novels. It focuses on the conflict between humanity, the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde, and their mutated counterparts, the Lambent.
Rayman is a franchise of platform video games, published by Ubisoft. Created in by French graphic artist Michel Ancel , the main character of the series, Rayman , became an official mascot of its publisher, Ubisoft. The Rayman series does not include the Raving Rabbids series. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. Rainbow Six is a media franchise created by American author Tom Clancy about a fictional international counter-terrorist unit called "Rainbow".
The franchise began with Clancy's novel Rainbow Six , which was adapted into a series of tactical third-person shooter video games.
Initially developed by Red Storm Entertainment , they were later acquired by Ubisoft, who currently develops and publishes the games. BioShock is a retrofuturistic video game series published by 2K Games and developed by several studios, including Irrational Games which created the series. It is considered a spiritual successor to the System Shock series, on which many of Irrational's team had worked previously.
Based on Marvel's comic book superheroes, the franchise includes games from Spider-Man and X-Men and is currently published by Activision. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon. Ghost Recon is a series of military tactical shooter video games created by Red Storm Entertainment, the game development studio founded by American author Tom Clancy, and published by Ubisoft. Age of Empires is a series of historical real-time strategy video games originally developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Xbox Game Studios.
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Batman is a series of video games based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Devil May Cry is an action-adventure hack and slash video games series developed and published by Capcom and created by Hideki Kamiya. July . Games in the series have been developed and published by Konami. There have been numerous video games featuring the popular Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man have been released.
To date, Spider-Man has made appearances on over 15 gaming platforms, which also includes mobile games on mobile phones. Imagine is a series of simulation video games published by Ubisoft, aimed primarily at girls aged 6 to 14 released from onwards. Total War. Total War is a series of strategy video games developed by Creative Assembly and owned and published by Sega for personal computers.
Its games combine turn-based strategy and resource management, with real-time tactical control of battles. The franchise is built around a series of action-adventure games focused on various incarnations of the eponymous prince. Castlevania is an action-adventure gothic horror video game series about vampire hunters created and developed by Konami. The franchise has also expanded into other media , including comic books, an animated TV series and several spin-off video games.
Frogger is video game franchise created and developed by Konami and originally published by Sega and Gremlin Industries for arcade in ; it is currently owned, developed, and published by Konami. Frogger has seen numerous sequels and re-releases for a number of platforms including personal computers, video game consoles, and mobile devices. The given sales figure does not include arcade game sales. Harold is a series of mystery adventure games.
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June 30, Warcraft is a fictional universe in which a series of games and books published by Blizzard Entertainment are set. The franchise also includes tabletop games, collectible card games and a film.
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The game began its life in as Championship Manager ; however, following the break-up of their partnership with original publishers Eidos Interactive , Sports Interactive lost the naming rights and re-branded the game Football Manager with their new publishers Sega. Dynasty Warriors [x] is a series of tactical action video games created by Koei which began as a spin-off of Koei's turn-based strategy Romance of the Three Kingdoms series, based loosely around the Chinese epic of the same name.
The series expands upon Harmonix' earlier work on the Guitar Hero series , and allows for up to four players to virtually perform rock music songs on lead guitar , bass guitar , drums , keyboard , and vocals using special controllers modeled after musical instruments. April 1, The series has grown to include a number of other games as well as eight novels , two Amazing Stories articles, a board game and other licensed merchandise such as collectible statues and toys.
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The Professor Layton [z] series is a puzzle adventure game series for the Nintendo DS , currently consisting of six games developed by Level 5 , as well as a crossover title. Each title is based in a series of puzzles and mysteries given by the citizens of towns that the main characters visit. It is not necessary to solve all the puzzles to progress, but some are mandatory and at certain points in the game a minimum number of puzzles must be solved before the plot may continue.
Forza is a semi-simulation racing video game franchise made for the Xbox brand of consoles owned by Microsoft Studios. A direct competitor to the PlayStation-exclusive Gran Turismo series, Forza is known for its high level of vehicle customization features, including a car vinyl editor. The series is divided between two series; the original track-focused Forza Motorsport developed by American developer Turn 10 Studios , and the debuted open world -focused Forza Horizon primarily developed by British developer Playground Games.
Super Robot Wars is a series of tactical role-playing video games produced by Banpresto, a Japanese division of Bandai Namco Entertainment. Starting out as a spinoff of the Compati Hero Series, the main feature of the franchise is having a story that crosses over several popular mecha anime, manga and video games, allowing characters and mecha from different titles to team up or battle one another. The Bemani franchise was created by Konami 's music video game division.
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The series began with Pro Baseball: Family Stadium on the Nintendo Family Computer in , and has since expanded onto several home consoles, handhelds and mobile phones, the latest being Pro Baseball: Famista Evolution for the Nintendo Switch in Based on the Barbie doll made by Mattel , the video games are currently published by Activision.
Burnout is a series of high-speed racing games for game consoles. Gex is a platformer video game series, developed by Crystal Dynamics and owned formerly by Eidos Interactive and currently by Square Enix Europe. It details the adventures of an anthropomorphic gecko named Gex who travels through the media dimension to stop Emperor Rez. The plot focuses on an extremely skilled clone assassin who is sent to silently kill the world's most powerful criminals.
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The games are open world and take place in tropical environments. Ace Combat is an arcade-style combat flight simulation video game franchise published by the Japanese company Bandai Namco Entertainment formerly by Namco. Although typically set in a fictional universe, many details are similar to real-life wars, and the franchise features actual present-day aircraft in addition to fictional ones. Splatoon is a third-person shooter series developed by Nintendo. Gameplay centers around characters known as Inklings—beings that can transform between humanoid and squid forms, and hide or swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using gun, bucket, or brush-based weaponry.