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Digital game trade-in plan revealed

A new PC digital platform is on the way that will allow consumers to sell back their download purchases. Green Man Gaming is due to arrive in March, with over 400 titles available at launch. The service’s customers can trade back their games for discounts on future purchases. The firm …

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Luzio joins Green Man Gaming

Retail veteran Gian Luzio has joined new digital distribution provider, Green Man Gaming, as chief operating officer. Luzio joins the firm following a brief but successful stint at The Hut, where he launched several new product categories and helped grow the retailer’s turnover three fold. Prior to that, he spent …

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Gian Luzio leaves The Hut

The Hut product director Gian Luzio has left the retailer after less than a year. Luzio joined the firm following a successful stint at Play.com, where he helped grow the firm’s video games range. The Hut CEO Matthew Moulding stated: Gian made a positive impact on the business during the …

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LGC 09: Luzio – Digital-only market would be geeky

A market that only offers digital video games would be geeky”, inaccessible – and undo the market expansion the industry has achieved in recent years. That was the view of The Hut product director Gian Luzio at the London Games Conference today. Speaking on a panel entitle ‘The New Food …

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The Hut snares Play.com marketing boss

Play.com’s marketing boss Richard Chapple has left the retailer to join The Hut as commercial director. Chapple – an MCV Retail Advisory Board member – will work across TheHut.com and Zavvi to devise a communication strategy and drive the company’s marketing. Chapple will also expand the white label side of …

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Play.com hires new games boss

Play.com has recruited Patrick Kelly as its new head of games. Kelly joins Play with a wealth of industry knowledge, having held a similar position at Zavvi before the chain’s closure earlier this year. Prior to Zavvi, Kelly had worked within games for Virgin Retail. These are incredibly exciting times …

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Gian Luzio joins The Hut

Former Play.com head of games Gian Luzio has joined rising online retailer The Hut as product director. During his seven-year stint at Play, Luzio was instrumental in leading the firm to three MCV Awards in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and the games team claimed the Golden Joystick awards for best …

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Gian Luzio leaves Play.com

Play.com’s head of games Gian Luzio has left the online giant, MCV has learnt. Luzio had been employed at Play for seven years, and picked up three MCV Awards for best online retailer in 2006, 2007 and 2008. The Play.com games team claimed Golden Joystick awards for best retailer in …

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Apple plots games invasion

The DS and PSP are last gen platforms – and the only true next-gen portable platform is the iPod Touch. That was the message from Apple this week, as the company finally revealed its intentions to snaffle market share in the traditional gaming space – after years of fervent speculation …

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Play.com Live proves amazing success

Play.com Live kicked off at Wembley last weekend to snaking queues, smiling faces and some stunning new games. Highlights included a talk from the Far Cry 2 developers, live performances from the likes of Elliot Minor and a giant, inflatable Stay Puft. For our first show it was an amazing …

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