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Sony plans to expand its ‘PlayStation Direct’ store to Europe

Though console manufacturers typically partner with retail stores in order to sell consoles, games, and accessories, Sony recently began to offer an alternative option, cutting out the middleman and allowing fans to purchase hardware and software directly from PlayStation. This service, dubbed PlayStation Direct, is currently only available in the …

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Gamestop claims new Console hardware is coming very soon

Right now, there seems to be an awful lot of talk surrounding a new batch of consoles. Nintendo’s NX is rumoured to launch at the end of the year, rumours and leaks surrounding the PS4K have really picked up steam and Microsoft itself has willingly talked about the possibility of …

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All Xbox One consoles can now double as dev kits

One of the big promises Microsoft made back when it first launched the Xbox One was the ability to turn any retail unit into a development kit. Now, after a couple of years of working on it, Microsoft is rolling out the feature but it does come with some fairly …

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Core i7 6700K prices continue to rise

Over the last few years, the market for Intel’s Core i7 series of mainstream processors has seemed relatively stable in terms of price, with the 3770K, then 4770K and 4790K going for around the £250 mark in the UK at launch. However, with Skylake, things have changed quite a bit and …

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Want to get paid to deliver Amazon packages?

Getting packages to customers faster and faster has been part of Amazon’s edict for years now. It’s investigated drone delivers, but has hit a few hiccups there, so one solution that may help improve its goods flow is to pay members of the public to deliver them too, rather than …

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Xbox One gets another price cut in the UK

Over the course of 2015, Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One, has really picked up some steam as far as sales are concerned. In an effort to keep things moving forward, Microsoft has decided to give the Xbox One another price cut here in the UK. The new official price …

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Dell starts accepting bitcoin payments in UK

Dell has announced that it plans to start accepting bitcoins as a form of payment in the UK, following a successful trial of the digital currency over in the US. Dell initially began accepting crypto-currency as a form of payment in July last year but it was a US only …

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Sony is closing its stores in Canada

Sony has announced that it will be closing down all of its stores in Canada within the next six to eight weeks. From now on, Sony will be selling and supporting its products through a series of authorized retailers and its own online store. Sony confirmed the cost cutting move …

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UK retailers admit they weren’t ready for Black Friday

UK retailers have admitted that Black Friday 2014 was their biggest challenge this year. 32 per cent of stores surveyed following the sales day noted that handling the crowds and demand proved difficult. Some retailers felt that they were unable to cope logistically with the sheer amount of customers coming …

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Google may take on Amazon with ‘buy’ button

Google is apparently looking to take on retailers with the launch of a ‘buy’ button, which will allow searchers to purchase products directly from the Google search results page. The idea is very similar in concept to Amazon’s own ‘one-click ordering’ button, which you can add as an extension to …

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Meet Amazon’s warehouse robots

Amazon garnered headlines recently for its teasing of drone deliveries to those that live close to its distribution centres, giving people the chance for same day deliveries without leaving their homes. However that’s not the only aspect of its business that the retailer is looking to renovate with robotics, as …

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Blockbuster US ends physical retail, closing 300 stores

Hot on the heels of Blockbuster UK re-entering administration, the US branch of the company has announced the ending of its long term love affair with physical retail, closing up 300 stores and ending the employment of over 2,800 people. The announcement was made by parent company Dish Network, suggesting that …

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Blockbuster is back in administration

Longtime video and DVD rental service Blockbuster, has for the second time this year, entered administration and is seeking a new buyer. It previously circled the the drain in February but was picked up by Gordon Brothers Europe in March – obviously that saving grace didn’t last. The relatively new …

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