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OFF THE RECORD


This week, we report back from HMV’s recent charity football tournament between games, music and film, and EA celebrates the Jubilee with The Sims. Plus, TT Games’ Jon Burton in #FollowFriday and we test GAME on Watch Dogs


KICKING OFF ABOUT CANCER HMV and Xbox raised more than £19,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust at last month’s five-a-side soccer challenge.


More than 40 teams from companies in the games, film, music and technology markets headed to Wembley for the tournament. Participants included Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision, Warner Bros, Koch Media, Sony Pictures, Paramount, 20th Century Fox and Ministry of Sound.


The big winner on the day was Sony Music, who narrowly beat OMD in a “thrillingly close Man City/Man United- style final”. The team’s captain Ryan Slack even picked up an Xbox 360 Kinect bundle as the prize for Player of the Tournament. There was even a demonstration of real football skills from professional coaches. HMV’s Gennaro Castaldo said: “We’re incredibly moved by the wonderful generosity of all the participating companies and individuals, not just in terms of the financial and product support they give each year, but for their time also, which is an equally valuable commodity. “We look forward to seeing everyone again next May.”


RETAIL ADVISORY BOARD MCV takes soundings from its Retail Advisory Board on the biggest issues in


Anna-Marie Mason, GAME, Gamestation


Mick Finucane, GameStop


Mark Burgess, Tesco


Andrew Thompson, Asda


Graham Chambers, Amazon


Sarah Jasper, The Hut


Phil Moore, Grainger Games


Igor Cipolletta, ShopTo


Dermot Stapleton, Get Games


Ewan Pinder, HMV


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June 8th 2012


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