HMV archive

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #125 - Facebook Home review
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #125 - Facebook Home review

    By 12 April 2013

    Having played with it for while before its general release, Pocket-lint reviews the Facebook Home launcher for Android and reveals whether or not we'll be installing it on our own phones in due course. In addition, the team mulls over HMV's survival and...

  • HMV saved, will ditch tablets, docks and devices in favour of more CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays
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    HMV saved, will ditch tablets, docks and devices in favour of more CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays

    By 5 April 2013

    Troubled UK entertainment retailer HMV has exited administration after being rescued by restructuring firm Hilco. A deal has been struck with administrator Deloitte that will ensure all 141 remaining stores will continue to open for business, including...

  • GAME looking to acquire HMV stores
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    GAME looking to acquire HMV stores

    By 18 January 2013

    GAME, the British videogames retailer that only just survived administration in early 2012, is interested in acquiring a number of stores in the UK from music, video and gaming chain HMV, currently suffering its own administration woes. It's a huge turnaround...

  • British Video Association calls on HMV administrator to keep stores open
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    British Video Association calls on HMV administrator to keep stores open

    By 15 January 2013

    The British Video Association (BVA) has reacted to the news that the HMV Group has entered administration by asking the administrator Deloitte to recognise that there is still value in the high street retailer. Lavinia Carey, director general of the BVA,...

  • HMV calls in administrators
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    HMV calls in administrators

    By 14 January 2013

    HMV could be on the verge of calling in the administrators, as the directors address the future of the high street music and movie shop. Following the closure of Jessops last week, it looks like the high street could see another closure: HMV Sky News...

  • Nintendo Wii U goes on sale, while fans queue in their hundreds
    Gaming

    Nintendo Wii U goes on sale, while fans queue in their hundreds

    By 30 November 2012

    Nintendo released its Wii U games console at midnight last night, with the official UK launch held in HMV's flagship store on Oxford Street, London. Around 300 gamers and fans queued outside the shop to get their hands on one of the new machines, with...

  • Get the Wii U first at HMV Oxford Street... doors open 11pm 29 November
    Gaming

    Get the Wii U first at HMV Oxford Street... doors open 11pm 29 November

    By 23 November 2012

    HMV's flagship store in Oxford Street, London, has been chosen by Nintendo to launch the Wii U in the UK, as with the Wii in 2006,. HMV will be hosting the official midnight launch, although it will open its doors to eager Nintendo fans at 11pm on Thursday...

  • 9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012
    Gaming

    9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012

    By 4 January 2012

    We love our gadgets, we all do, but as the competition continues to get tougher and tougher, companies have to make better and better gadgets to stay not just relevant, but in business. Here are nine companies that are going to find 2012 tough. Some will...

  • HMV On Demand launches
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    HMV On Demand launches

    By 24 November 2011

    As if by magic HMV's On Demand service has popped up out of no where. The domain hmvondemand.com has gone live, bringing with it a selection of movies to stream priced in at £3.75. There is a surprisingly decent selection of video on offer powered by...

  • Tech deal: Ministry of Sound and HMV teamup for new headphones lineup
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    Tech deal: Ministry of Sound and HMV teamup for new headphones lineup

    By 13 October 2011

    HMV and Ministry of Sound have teamed up in order to bring you, the lucky customer, a deal which could see you taking away a £5 gift ecard  with any purchase of Ministry of Sound's new headphone range. The deal will be launching in 88 stores around...

  • Rival online retailers force HMV to sell Waterstone's
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    Rival online retailers force HMV to sell Waterstone's

    By 20 May 2011

    HMV has agreed the sale of its Waterstone's bookstore business to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut for £53 million under increasing pressure by online retail rivals such as Amazon, Play and iTunes. With debts of around £170 million, and an expectation...

  • How to beat the iPad 2 queues
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    How to beat the iPad 2 queues

    By 25 March 2011

    Where can I get an iPad 2? That’s the question on more lips than any other as the latest Apple tablet hits the shelves. It’s a valid query. Ever since word came of higher than expected sales figures in the US, it’s been pretty clear that the rest...

  • Nintendo to reward 3DS queues with swag and free games
    Gaming

    Nintendo to reward 3DS queues with swag and free games

    By 9 March 2011

    HMV Oxford Street, London is to sell the first Nintendo 3DS console at 0.01am on 25 March, and is the venue chosen for the official UK launch event. However, another 99 HMV stores countrywide will also open at midnight on 24 March, ready to sell the new...

  • Call of Duty Black Ops Prestige edition goes on pre-order
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    Call of Duty Black Ops Prestige edition goes on pre-order

    By 13 August 2010

    Collector's editions of the next instalment of Call of Duty Black Ops from Activision have gone on pre-order in the UK on Friday, months ahead of the official release date. Activision has "de-classified details", regarding the Collector’s Editions...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - HMV Digital
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - HMV Digital

    By 29 July 2010

    Is this the start of a price war? HMV are now offering the top 40 singles downloads for just 40p a pop. That's a massive saving on iTunes and many other legal download sites, so is this when downloading becomes the way that most people get their favourite...

  • HMV to dabble with digital downloads
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    HMV to dabble with digital downloads

    By 26 July 2010

    After nearly 90 years on the high street, HMV is to add a digital element to its music retailing with the opening of a new online MP3 store. The service, HMVdigital, will be powered by digital specialist 7digital, who HMV bought a 50 per cent share of...

  • HMV offering games insurance
    Gaming

    HMV offering games insurance

    By 22 April 2010

    HMV looks to be trialling video games insurance in some of its retail stores, offering consumers the option of protecting their purchases for £1 for a year. Customers who plump for the offer will get the assurance of a replacement disk if their copy...

  • Xbox 360 gets price cut for Christmas
    Gaming

    Xbox 360 gets price cut for Christmas

    By 17 December 2009

    A good old festive price war appears to be erupting over the Xbox 360, and as a result, both HMV and Game have cut the price of the Arcade variant of the console to an attractive £110. That's a full £20 off the £130 that the console was selling for...

  • Phones4U and HMV to offer the iPhone
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    Phones4U and HMV to offer the iPhone

    By 13 October 2009

    Following the news that O2 has lost its operator exclusive on the iPhone, Carphone Warehouse has suffered a similar fate with its retail exclusive. Phones4U has announced that it will be selling the Apple iPhone range from both Orange and O2 in shops...

  • Sony PSP Go price cut
    Gaming

    Sony PSP Go price cut

    By 7 October 2009

    The Sony PSP has been out less than a week, but already retailers are slashing the prices of the PSP Go in the UK. Amazon.co.uk, Play.com, HMV and GAME have cut 11% off the RRP taking the price of the console from its original £225 down to £199. The...

  • Headphonies head to the UK
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    Headphonies head to the UK

    By 18 September 2009

    We've brought you news of "Headphonies" before, but now the diminutive speakers are heading to the UK with a limited run of certain designs due to be available online. 3-inch portable speakers that claim to "combine art, music and innovation and pack...

  • iGAME FAMILY TV dock borrows from iPhone, Wii
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    iGAME FAMILY TV dock borrows from iPhone, Wii

    By 15 September 2009

    Elonex is to launch what it says is the world's first TV games dock, the iGAME FAMILY, that plays non-app iPod content as well as apes the Nintendo Wii. Designed in the UK, the iGAME is described as a "convergence product that takes the best functionality...

  • Guitar Hero 5 launches with marathon record attempt
    Gaming

    Guitar Hero 5 launches with marathon record attempt

    By 11 September 2009

    Activision is attempting a world record for the launch of Guitar Hero 5 across Europe today. A 24-hour continuous party play marathon is taking place as we speak in France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Holland and at HMV Oxford Street in the UK with the challenge...

  • HMV shutters GetCloser.com social network
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    HMV shutters GetCloser.com social network

    By 7 September 2009

    HMV has announced that it's closing GetCloser.com, the social network that it launched a year ago with a blaze of publicity. The original idea was that fans would discover content through the site and buy more music as a result. A HMV spokesperson denied...

  • HMV snares 50% share of 7digital
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    HMV snares 50% share of 7digital

    By 3 September 2009

    HMV has gone 50-50 with 7digital in a major investment in digital music for the high street store. The £7.7 million stake means that 7digital will power all of HMV's music and video downloads in the UK and Canada as well as for eBook readers in Waterstones....