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March 6, 2011

Game in pre-order pre-owned scheme

by Darren Allan
Game has come up with a new idea when it comes to flogging pre-owned video games. MCV has found out that you'll now be able to pre-order a pre-owned title with the retailer before its even out. Would-be second-hand buyers will be placed in a queue, and as the pre-owned games come in to Game after release, they'll be shipped out ...



February 25, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II out in March?

by Darren Allan
The Samsung Galaxy S II could be arriving in March, if the dates a pair of online retailers have set are to be believed. Play.com has the 16GB version of the smartphone listed for release on March 31st, at a price of £600 (with a recommended retail ...



February 19, 2011

Motorola Xoom to be sold by Carphone Warehouse and Currys

by Darren Allan
We recently reported that the Motorola Xoom tablet is coming to the UK in the second quarter of this year (May, we reckon). Although it seems that when the gadget finally arrives, the 10 inch slate won't be offered through networks, but UK high street retailers. An article in the Telegraph states that ...



February 12, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2 specs leaked

by Darren Allan
The details of the follow up to the successful Samsung Galaxy S smartphone have been leaked by two online retailers. Pocketnow reports that eXpansys published the S2's tech spec, which ran as follows: A 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3 inch WVGA AMOLED display, an 8 megapixel camera (capable ...



November 19, 2010

Motorola Milestone 2 UK release is imminent

by Darren Allan
The sequel to the Motorola Milestone should be out in the UK very soon, according to online retailers. It was expected that the handset might be available today, although it's still on pre-order at some retailers, with eXpansys listing the estimated availability as one day – so perhaps release will come at the start of next week. You can bag the smartphone ...



November 17, 2010

Google introduces Boutiques.com, a new way to clothes shop

by Darren Allan
Google's ever increasing sphere of influence now extends to the world of fashion, apparently, with the launch of a new website. No, it isn't flogging Google doodle T-shirts, rather Boutiques.com is a site which helps women check out clothes they might appreciate. It is, in the search engine's words, a personalised shopping experience which uses “computer vision and machine ...



Kogan website launched in UK with keenly priced TVs

by Darren Allan
After a new TV? If it's a smaller panel you're considering, then you could do worse than to check out Kogan, the electronics retailer which has just expanded to cover the UK. Ruslan Kogan founded his self-named brand over in Australia, and it specialises in televisions, GPS devices, and other home appliances. The site pledges to end “rip-off Britain” prices ...



November 15, 2010

Black Friday deals come to Amazon UK

by Darren Allan
Black Friday might sound more like a day when some manner of huge financial crisis hits home, but it is in fact a good thing over in the US. That's because it's the day which follows Thanksgiving in the States, and it marks the beginning of Christmas shopping, when some great discounts are unveiled. And this year, Amazon is ...



November 11, 2010

Game retailers threaten Steam ban

by Darren Allan
Steam is Valve's digital game delivery platform for the PC, and it's been a very successful one. In fact, it has grabbed some 80% of the digital download market on the PC, but this dominance is something that high street retailers aren't happy about, according to MCV. The issue is that Steam has such a monopoly, when it comes time for these ...



October 22, 2010

Tesco now has Samsung Galaxy Tab on pre-order

by Darren Allan
Tesco is the latest retailer to put the Samsung Galaxy Tab up for pre-order on its site. The supermarket has priced the device at £529 sim-free, the same level as Carphone Warehouse and Amazon have pitched it. Well, it's a pound cheaper, actually, as they ...



September 29, 2010

Game hit by big losses driven by Wii slump

by Darren Allan
Game Group, the video game retailer, has gone well into the red in the six months running up to the end of July 2010, with the firm posting a pre-tax loss of £18.8 million. That's in direct contrast to last year, when during the same period, the retailer made a profit of £14.5 million, the Independent reports. So that's ...



April 16, 2010

Gamers sell their souls to online retailer

by Darren Allan
Gamestation has acquired the rights to the immortal souls of 7,500 of its customers. The move will do little to help in the case of reactionary politicians who believe video games are the work of Satan. How did this bulk soul purchase come about? It was nothing to do with pentagrams drawn in blood, virgin sacrifices, or reading an Aleister ...






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