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Vanquish pre-orders get free Bayonetta

Gamers who pre-order Sega’s Vanquish from Play.com will receive a free copy of Bayonetta. Their copy of Vanquish will also be presented in an exclusive lenticular sleeve featuring artwork of the main character. Play.com warns that stock for this special bundle is limited, with free copies of Bayonetta only available …

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VAT rise wont affect online

Online retailers with distribution facilities off the UK mainland are safe from the VAT hike. The likes of HMV, Amazon, Play and The Hut run operations from Jersey or Guernsey, which means they’ll remain unaffected by the increase. Digital distributors not based in the UK will also be able to …

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GAME reduces Move price

GAME has already reduced its price point for Sony’s PlayStation Move, despite the device not being due until September. Originally giving a price tag of 39.99, the UK retailer has now reduced the Move to 34.99, according to VG247. The new Move price now undercuts that of Amazon (37.91) and …

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Play.com launches E3 zone

Games and entertainment retailer Play.com has introduced a dedicated E3 section to its website where consumers can buy newly announced games. The Play.com E3 area is being promoted from the retailer’s homepage and offers up to 20 per cent off the latest games. Titles currently include Gears of War 3, …

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Retail reveals Split/Second DLC

Disney’s Split/Second: Velocity hasn’t even hit shelves yet but word of digital add-ons has already emerged through pre-order initiatives. Online retail giant Play.com will be giving away the first DLC pack for the upcoming racer free to anyone that pre-orders the game through its site. While this deal has yet …

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Play.com appoints new CEO

Apple’s former senior director of Northern and Southern Europe John Perkins is to become the new CEO of online retailer Play.com, according to a report from Cue Entertainment. Perkins has been at Apple for eight years, but will take up his new position at Play.com on April 19th. The retailer’s …

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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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Online retail braced for £5bn Xmas sales bonanza

UK online shopping sales is expected to reach 5 billion during December 2009, predicts Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG). The IMRG also expects that the annual Mega Monday – traditionally the busiest online shopping day of the year – will generate 350 million for e-tailers this year, a ten …

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Play.com: ‘MW2 sales to eclipse Dark Knight’

Play.com anticipates Modern Warfare 2 to be the best selling entertainment product ever, eclipsing sales of GTA IV, Mama Mia and The Dark Knight. The firm has also revealed that it has taken 150 pre-orders a minute during peak times, and will guarantee launch day delivery as long as consumers …

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Assassins Creed Black Edition revealed

Play.com has revealed an exclusive collectors pack for Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed 2. Entitled the Black Edition, the set features a copy of the game, unique packaging, three in-game bonus quests (entitled Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Del Frari and Arsenal Shipyard Warehouse), a conspiracy book (featuring game art, story and …

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