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Play.com closes retail operations, over 200 laid off

Play.com is closing its retail operations in March as it transitions into a marketplace-only website, a move that is resulting in 214 employees losing their jobs. The Jersey-based company, one of the first online retailers to sell video games to the UK, told the BBC around 200 people are keeping...

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Report: UK retailers list Assassin's Creed 3 and 'Ghost Recon: Final Mission' for Vita

GameSpot reports that UK retailer Play.com posted a listing for an unannounced Vita game called Ghost Recon: Final Mission, which has since been removed. Concurrently, retailer Zavvi posted a listing for a Vita version of Assassin's Creed 3 – Ubisoft announced an Assassin's Creed game being...

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Recently revealed Vita games already cancelled (good thing they were fake!) [update]

Update: It turns out that three of the games were fakes made by a 4Chan forum user, though Monster Hunter 3 is still listed on Play.com. You got us, forum dude! And we're sorry. Original piece: Play.com has outed Monster Hunter Portable 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Nights, Tales of Innocence R...

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Pre-order Vanquish at Play.com, get a free copy of Bayonetta

Before all of you start rushing to Play.com to pre-order Vanquish based on the headline above, we should probably point out that the deal applies only to citizens of the United Kingdom. That said, yes, in addition to the Tri-Weapon Pack included with Vanquish pre-orders at Play.com, pre-order...

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Assassin's Creed 2 'Complete Edition' spotted at UK retailers

When Assassin's Creed 2 publisher Ubisoft released the game's two missing chapters as DLC, some of our commenters claimed that they were going to wait for a "Game of the Year" edition to be created at some point in the future. Well, we hope that you futureseers live in the UK, as a listing for...

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UK-based site 'Green Man Gaming' to allow digital trade-ins

It seems that the yet-to-launch Green Man Gaming website has figured out a way for consumers to make back some of the money spent on digitally distributed games. According to a press release from earlier today, the company will accept digital trade-ins of used "digitally purchased and downloaded...

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Euro retailers point to Feb. 26 release for Heavy Rain

European retailers have updated their pages for Heavy Rain, predicting the game will fall on European store shelves on February 26. For those of you keeping score at home, Famitsu said the game is releasing to Japan in February as well, lending some credibility to the proposed February 26 release...

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Klonoa price slashed in UK, before release

Critical darling (and Wiimake) Klonoa has seen a UK price cut, prior to even being released to stores. The upcoming Nintendo Wii title is scheduled to release on May 22, but multiple retailers have cut the RRP nearly in half. Play.com UK is offering the PS1 remake for £14.99 while...

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BAFTA awards boost UK game sales, stickering begins

UK game retailers Play.com and GAME are reporting a surge in sales after this month's British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, according to UK site MCV. GAME's COO Terry Scicluna, speaking with MCV, said that the awards show garnered a "real buzz" from consumers while Play.com reported...

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Monday Madness strikes again: Prince of Persia for 18

Play.com are at it again with another Monday Madness deal. What do you say to Prince of Persia for the frankly ridiculous price of £17.99? A great game for a great price, just in time for Christmas. What more could you want? Eagle-eyed Play.com visitors might have noticed that Tomb Raider:...

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