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Play.com is closing its retail operations in March as it transitions into a marketplace-only website, a move that is resulting in 214 employees losing their jobs. The Jersey-based company, one of the first online retailers to sell video games to the UK, told the BBC around 200 people are keeping th...

January 9th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Have £460 ($732), British residency, and a hankering for gently-sculpted, mega-thin phones running Gingerbread? Well, then, you might want to consider browsing over to Play.com, where Sony Ericsson's rather attractive Xperia Arc has recently gone on pre-order -- certainly not the cheapest pho...

January 27th 2011 at 11:57pm 0 Comments
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Before all of you start rushing to Play.com to pre-order Vanquish based on the headline above, we should probably point out that the deal applies only to citizens of the United Kingdom. That said, yes, in addition to the Tri-Weapon Pack included with Vanquish pre-orders at Play.com, pre-order custo...

October 1st 2010 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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When Assassin's Creed 2 publisher Ubisoft released the game's two missing chapters as DLC, some of our commenters claimed that they were going to wait for a "Game of the Year" edition to be created at some point in the future. Well, we hope that you futureseers live in the UK, as a listing for "Ass...

May 19th 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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It seems that the yet-to-launch Green Man Gaming website has figured out a way for consumers to make back some of the money spent on digitally distributed games. According to a press release from earlier today, the company will accept digital trade-ins of used "digitally purchased and downloaded ga...

January 22nd 2010 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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European retailers have updated their pages for Heavy Rain, predicting the game will fall on European store shelves on February 26. For those of you keeping score at home, Famitsu said the game is releasing to Japan in February as well, lending some credibility to the proposed February 26 release i...

December 11th 2009 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Critical darling (and Wiimake) Klonoa has seen a UK price cut, prior to even being released to stores. The upcoming Nintendo Wii title is scheduled to release on May 22, but multiple retailers have cut the RRP nearly in half. Play.com UK is offering the PS1 remake for £14.99 while Amazon.co.u...

May 18th 2009 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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If you're a European fan of Lord of the Rings Online, Play.com has a special new promotion just for you to help celebrate the second anniversary of the game. From now until May 17th, you can enter to win a free trip from London to Boston to visit the birthplace of LotRO. A lucky winner and a friend...

May 7th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Now that the Ion-based cat is out of the bag, Acer's Aspire Revo has reared its pretty head on UK retailer Play.com's website. While all four packages sport the 1.6GHz Intel Atom N230, from what we can tell there's two distinct hardware configurations here. The base price is £180 (US $267), a...

April 13th 2009 at 11:22pm 0 Comments