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Play.com considering payment on delivery option

Online retailer Play.com is considering the introduction of a payment-on-delivery offer for its customers. The service is commonplace in Japan, and the site’s new Japanese owners Rakuten are keen to make Play.com the first to offer it in the UK. The idea is to attract customers who are uneasy about …

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Amazon offers day one $0.99 deal

As anyone who uses games forums will tell you, getting a game on day one still remains hugely important to a large part of the core games userbase – something that clearly hasn’t escaped the attentions of online retailer Amazon. Gamasutra reports that the US arm of Amazon is now …

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GAME issues volcano warning

Publishers are remaining defiant, but the channel has once again warned that the ongoing disruption caused by the Icelandic volcano could result in troubles at UK games retail. The likes of EA, Nintendo and Sony told MCV earlier that key releases such as 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Wario …

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Retail to reign for some considerable time

The speed at which digital content has grown over the last 12 months has been phenomenal, but all three platform holders have told MCV – or more precisely, the guest editor of 2009’s final issue, Activision’s UK boss Andrew Brown – that retail will remain the driving force for some …

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Codies to up digital presence in 2010

Codemasters will ramp up its digital games output next year – as it brings sequels to its strongest franchises to market in a bid to grow its business. The firm celebrated a return to form in 2009, with Ashes Cricket, Dirt 2 and Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising all hitting top …

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HMV to launch digital games service?

HMV hopes to use its stake in digital delivery service 7Digital to take on the likes of Steam and Metaboli. The retailer acquired a 50 per cent stake in 7Digital last week, for 7.7 million in cash. The London-based firm has a catalogue of over six million digital music tracks …

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