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Blockbuster to close stores, end US retail and mail DVD operations

Blockbuster LLC will conclude its US retail and mail DVD efforts "by early-January 2014," a press release from parent company Dish Network Corporation announced this week. Folding Blockbuster's retail operations will involve closing "approximately 300 remaining US-based retail stores, as well as it...

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Zune Marketplace closing with Microsoft Points conversion

The Zune Marketplace will close its virtual doors whenever Microsoft decides to flip the switch and convert from MS Points to local currency, which could be as soon as Thursday, August 22 according to the Zune Marketplace FAQ. The Zune Marketplace's movie and television rental/purchasing functio...

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Report: BioWare San Francisco closes, up to 30 staffers laid off

According to a report on GamesRadar, BioWare San Francisco – the studio formerly known as EA2D and responsible for titles like Dragon Age Legends and Mirror's Edge 2D – has been closed by EA, leaving between 25 to 30 employees jobless. Citing a source inside the studio, the report sugge...

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Blockbuster closures in UK hit 160 stores

Deloitte, the group handling the administration of Blockbuster UK, will close 160 of the retailer's 500 stores. Blockbuster UK went into administration Wednesday, appointing Deloitte to the task of handling the bankruptcy proceedings and finding a buyer for the company. Lee Manning, an administrato...

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Family Guy Online shuts down forever in January

Family Guy Online is closing down for good on January 18 – and really, it probably is for good. Family Guy Online, an interactive, quasi-MMO, microtransactional world, never made it out of open beta, meaning it's getting the shut-down before ever getting the go-ahead. Any real-money purchases...

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Lego Universe will end in January 2012, offices closing

Lego Universe has run out of those skinny, flat, four-pronged pieces that are necessary to hold entire structures together, but that there never seem to be enough of in the Lego bin, probably because you lost them all and that's what happens when you don't take care of your things -- now go to ti...

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GameCrazy store liquidation starts today, everything 20% off

Moving right according to schedule, GameCrazy today officially began liquidating outlets across the US, with remaining inventory in stores reduced in price by 20 percent. An internal memo we received details the liquidation proceedings, confirmed by multiple calls to remaining GameCrazy outlets acr...

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In progress: List of shuttered Game Crazy locations; MW2 Prestige pre-order, general pre-order, credits details

For a couple days now, we've been attempting to obtain an official list of the 200+ Game Crazy locations closing down this month. As we continue requesting that list from Game Crazy corporate, we're going to try and organize a list from you fine folks out there. Many have already been sending us lo...

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Closing Game Crazy stores begin clearance sales this weekend [update]

The 200+ Game Crazy stores expected to close by the end of October will begin a liquidation sale, starting this weekend. Locations expected to shutter have received boxes and a list of items that are to be sent back for redistribution, which allegedly includes "all systems, major first party acces...

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Closing Time: Ensemble's unannounced titles revealed

Cue the Semisonic, folks. After nearly 15 years, Dallas-based strategy developer Ensemble Studios has closed its doors for good. While its library of classic releases are well known to gamers worldwide, a host of concept images for unannounced games were spotted during a recent studio tour by Gama...

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