Does anything really matter until you're personally affected by it? It's easy enough to ignore financial reports and credit warnings and gloomy editorials - but try ignoring an empty shelf. Try ignoring GAME, the UK's largest specialist video game shop chain, being unable to to stock Ubisoft's PlayStation Vita games (until today), Wii role-playing game The Last Story and Tekken 3DS.
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GAME will stock Ubisoft's Vita launch titles from Tuesday, 28th February.
The high street specialist confirmed the introduction of the stock in a short statement issued this afternoon to VG247.
"To confirm, the Vita Ubisoft titles will be available in all of GAME's channels from tomorrow."
Struggling retailer GAME has admitted it is unable to stock all new titles.
GAME has confirmed it will not stock Ubisoft's Vita launch games.
Lumines, Michael Jackson, Rayman Origins, Asphalt Injection and Dungeon Hunter Alliance will not be available to buy from GAME stores across the nation when Sony's PSP successor launches at midnight tonight.
"All customers affected by this decision have been made aware of the situation and we will continue to communicate any updates to customers through our Twitter and Facebook feeds," GAME said in a statement issued to VG247.
Hello and welcome to the libel minefield that is the Eurogamer review of Michael Jackson: The Experience, the touch-control version of last year's console game of the same name. I'm your host and reviewer John Bedford, to my right is the desiccated - yet commercially vibrant - corpse of Mr Michael Jackson. Say hello Michael: "BLEURGHYAGHALAL."
Thank you Michael.
We're here today to talk about the recently released iPad-exclusive edition. Upfront, the rather grim news is that the £2.99 basic app provides only a meagre collection of four songs: Beat It, Smooth Criminal, Speed Demon and Blood on the Dance Floor. Additional songs such as Billie Jean and Black or White are available at a somewhat optimistic £1.49, while outfits can be upgraded for the price of an average standalone app (£0.69).
Rayman Origins, Lumines, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Asphalt and Dungeon Hunter Alliance will all be available from the Vita's 22nd February launch, publisher Ubisoft has announced.
A new release schedule sent out today includes one other Vita game - an undefined Assassin's Creed title marked for "calendar 2012".
Elsewhere on the publisher's revised slate, the 3DS version of Rayman Origins is down for 16th March, while PC and console versions of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier arrive some time the same month.
The stone cold thriller lands on Vita.
MJ: The Experience shows off its moves.
Ubisoft has just announced a new title in its Michael Jackson: The Experience series, with a touch-based rhythm-action game coming to 3DS and NGP later this year.
Oh, Michael. How you are missed. You had so much to give, just like your dear friend Princess Diana, who taught us that it's OK to devote your life to landmines and homelessness and own a wardrobe full of £10,000 frocks.
Just as Diana is still remembered through the mediums of jam and frightening dollies, so Michael Jackson's legend lives on through dull films, endless albums and, of course, good old video games. Johnny's already reviewed Michael Jackson: The Experience for Wii, and now here come the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
But are they any good, or just Bad? Oh God.
Three million sales later, and Michael Jackson: The Experience finally lands on the exciting platforms: Xbox 360 (Kinect) and PlayStation 3 (Move).
Be startin' something' 14th April.
Michael Jackson: The Experience has just moonwalked past the two million sales mark, according to publisher Ubisoft.
Anti-piracy measures don't come more ingenious than overlaying hacked DS versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience with a vuvuzela drone. Especially when you consider that Ubisoft apparently knew nothing about it.
Ubisoft has instituted a novel measure to combat freeloaders looking to pirate the DS version of Michael Jackson: The Experience: it's figured out a way to make hacked ROMs play a vuvuzela chorus over the classic Jacko tunes.
20 years ago, age 11, I had a 'Michael Jackson experience'. Come the morning of my 12th birthday in October 1990, he was the first thing I saw as I sleepily opened my eyes and gasped.
It all started in a branch of Microbyte (remember those?) in Nottingham's Broadmarsh Centre. At weekends I'd pester my parents to take me there so I could see what new games had arrived (a thrillingly unpredictable event, since imported Japanese games would frequently arrive before the UK games press had reported on them. Imagine that).
I had so many pivotal gaming 'first experiences' in this store (the hill run in level two of Strider; cape flight in Super Mario World), it really ought to be designated an important historical site with its own commemorative kitchenware. Knives at the very least, being Nottingham.
The full 27 song-long tracklist for the Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience has shimmied onto the dancefloor, cocked its hat and grabbed its crotch.
Won't stop til you get enough.
UPDATE: Ubisoft's just let us know that the glove version of Michael Jackson The Experience is exclusive to the Ubishop.
HIStory track announced for Halloween.
The Kinect and PlayStation Move versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience have been pushed back to Q1 2011.
Shots of the game on Kinect.
A musical Ubisoft has detailed the entire Just Dance 2 tracklist and teased a few of the songs appearing in Michael Jackson The Experience.
Ubisoft's press conference was undoubtedly a highlight of E3. Announcement-packed, full of surprises and spectacularly French, it even helped the company win Best Publisher in Eurogamer's E3 Awards.
The dance videogame Michael Jackson: The Experience will sell a million copies, Ubisoft reckons.
Ubisoft's Michael Jackson game will be known as Michael Jackson The Experience and will be released in November.
Ubisoft is making a dancing and singing game based around the music of Michael Jackson.