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HMV slashes pre-owned games by 75%

Pre-owned games are currently available for 75 per cent off at HMV stores. That’s according to pro discount spotting site FrugalGaming, which says that all UK stores have been told to offload all their second hand games ASAP. It adds that as of March 5th pre-owned games have been withdrawn …

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Consumers want to sell their digital games, claims new survey

Gamers around the world want to be able to buy and sell their digital games. According to a new survey conducted by WorldPay, 65 per cent of consumers would like the chance to sell their games just like they can a physical product. China is the country that has called …

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PlayStation had "no intention" of messing with pre-owned – and no pressure from publishers, either

PlayStation boss Andrew House saysthere was never any plan for PS4 to block second-hand games – and publishers weren’t asking for it either. Although Sony reputedly ‘won’ E3 after declaring it won’t introduce measures to curtail the use of second hand games on its system, the confirmation during its E3 …

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Green Man Gaming launches Xbox 360 and PS3 trade-in offer

Gamers can now trade-in physical Xbox and PlayStation games at online retailer Green Man Gaming. The store, which already lets users trade-in digital games, has launched its physical offer now. Customers will receive their money for their games as soon as they promise to send them in. There’s no need …

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VIDEO: PlayStation lays down the law: no restriction on pre-owned

Sony has pledged support for the second-hand games market in its E3 press conference today. At its E3 press conference the firm took a clear, deliberate opposing stance to Xbox. The format-holder outlined that it will not implement game licensing strategies or always on requirements for its consoles. SCEA boss …

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E3: Ubisoft boss says ‘good chance’ pre-owned games won’t change

The major third-party publishers have yet to decide their strategy on pre-owned games – but Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has a hunch little will change. Last week Microsoft put an end to weeks of speculation about Xbox One being ‘against’ second-hand games, by confirming a new structure for game ownership …

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Next Xbox will struggle if it blocks pre-owned, argues GameStop

Retailer GameStop has warned Microsoft that any move to block the use of pre-owned software on the console would hurt the machine’s chances. We know the desire to purchase a next-generation console would be significantly diminished if new consoles were to prohibit playing pre-owned games, limit portability or not play …

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Pre-owned Wii U consoles can access former owner’s downloads – report

Claims are circulating that pre-owned Wii U consoles are able to access digital content purchased by the machine’s previous owner. Eurogamer reports that even machines whose hard drives have been wiped and accounts removed are still susceptible to the loophole. Speculation suggests that the problems stems from the fact that …

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GAME takes 99p Play Now Trade Later deal online

Retailer GAME has announced the return of its 99p Play Now Trade Later scheme – and this time it is available through its website. Each week the hottest new titles will be available for only 99p when trading in any two selected games,” the site explains. When your online order …

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