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Retail rallies behind Xbox One. Pre-orders ‘extremely high’

Critics attacked the reveal of Xbox One last week for a lack of games, too much TV content, and mixed messages on pre-owned. But despite the backlash, UK retailers have rallied behind the new device. Buyers told MCV this week that they believe Microsoft will prove its gaming credentials at …

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Green Man Gaming adds Telltale games to its line-up

Customers will from today be able to buy Telltale developed games from digital retailer Green Man Gaming. Telltale’s titles include the hugely successful episodic series The Walking Dead as well as Jurassic Park: The Game, Back to the Future: The Game, Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse. We are delighted …

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Green Man Gaming pushes Playfire link with giveaway

UK digital and physical retailer Green Man Gaming aims to grow both its own userbase and that of its social network site Playfire. The firm acquired Playfire in July last year. The site allows gamers to track which games they and their friends are playing across multiple platforms, including Xbox …

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Green Man Gaming signs up as MCV Awards 2013 Event Partner

UK-based online and digital retailer Green Man Gaming is sponsoring the MCV Awards 2013. The firm sells a range of downloadable PC games that can be traded in against future purposes, as well as a selection of boxed Xbox 360 and PS3 games. Green Man has signed up as Event …

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Green Man Gaming announces boxed game expansion

Hang on – this isn’t how it’s supposed to work, is it? In an age where many are happy to predict the death of the High Street, digital games retailer Green Man Gaming is going the other direction, having announced its expansion into the boxed games market. The strategy is …

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Green Man Gaming merges with Playfire

Green Man Gaming has merged with global gaming community Playfire. Playfire was founded in 2007 and has more than 1m gamers on its service. The network lets members track their gaming habits and compare with their friends. The total number of games registered on Playfire is 80.9m, with the Playfire …

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Steam and Origin "will have to facilitate" digital game re-sales

Digital retailers will be forced to provide the facility for customers to re-sell their digital purchases, the boss of digital trade-in specialist Green Man Gaming believes. A ruling from the European Court of Justice yesterday said that consumers should be free to resell licensed software, whether it was purchased physically …

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PlayStation marketing exec joins Green Man Gaming

The man in charge of online marketing at PlayStation Europe has been named Green Man Gaming’s new marketing director. Darren Cairns worked at SCEE for six years, leading the publisher’s digital strategy for PlayStation and played a ‘instrumental’ role in the launch of PlayStation Network. He has over 15 years …

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Green Man Gaming gets HMV vet Baxter

Renowned pre-owned games guru Martin Baxter has joined Green Man Gaming as head of trading. Baxter joins following four years at HMV, most recently as category manager for games. He introduced its RePlay pre-owned range. Previously he has held senior roles at Choices and Gamestation. At GMG he will work …

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FEATURE: The price of digital

It costs less to buy games from Tesco than it does via Steam. Retail price wars and general cost depreciation means that, on average, games lose 25 per cent of their value in just one month on the UK High Street. And that just doesn’t happen in the same way …

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