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GAME Australia can’t refund Diablo III pre-orders

Customers who have paid a deposit for Diablo III at GAME Australia have been left out of pocket. Having entered administration yesterday, the retailer has confirmed not only that it won’t be stocking Blizzard’s RPG, but also that it can’t afford to refund any deposits placed. Due to the appointment …

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Walking Dead game shuffles past Australia

The upcoming game based on TV IP The Walking Dead will not be released in Australia or New Zealand. But this time it’s not the fault of the strict Aussie censors – well, not directly at least. Developer Telltale has admitted that it didn’t even bother submitting the game for …

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Australian retailer apologises for bungled sale

Electronics retailer Dick Smith has apologised to customers after running a sale with little stock, by slashing the price of its games. The Australian company angered gamers with its sale – which offered Xbox 360s for as little as AUD$99 and PS3s for AUD$199 – after many discovered its stores …

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Apple refunds Aussie iPad 3 buyers

Customers who felt mislead by the advertising of the iPad 3 in Australia are eligible for a refund following a complaint by The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The BBC reports that some consumers were disgruntled by the fact that the iPad’s advertised 4G network capabilities are not in fact …

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TERRITORY REPORT: Australia & New Zealand

Video games retail in the Pacific region is not unlike that of Europe. The market faces many of the same hurdles, such as the digital transition and decline of boxed sales. Challenges unique to the area include the rise of grey importing, a harsh disparity on both price and release …

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Australia & New Zealand: At A Glance

Australia and New Zealand have fared well in the global recession, due in part to our proximity to Asia and relative economic isolation from the US. This has driven consumers to import their games directly from the US to take advantage of the exchange rate, and several websites to set …

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Aussie question delaying GameStop move on GAME

GameStop does want to buy GAME, but it doesn’t want the chain’s Oz business. If our sources are to be believed, the US giant hasn’t actually lost interest in UK retail as it told MCV last year. But it doesn’t want to double up Down Under by owning both GAME …

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GAME hints at possible international sell-off

UK retailer GAME has hinted at the possible sale of some of its international operations as it continues to fight for its life in the UK. In response to press speculation the GAME Group confirms that it is in ongoing dialogue with its lending syndicate to reach agreement on revised …

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