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Xbox One: Pre-order with £20 deposit, Game and Blockbuster lead the way

Xbox One: Pre-order with £20 deposit, Game and Blockbuster lead the way

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Moments after the official unveiling of Xbox One and it's already available for pre-order in the UK, even though there's no official price or release date yet. But that hasn't stopped Game and Blockbuster from leading the way in the UK. Both companies... >>

Blockbuster UK lives on through buyout: 264 stores and 2,000 jobs will remain

Blockbuster UK lives on through buyout: 264 stores and 2,000 jobs will remain

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After going into administration in mid-January, Blockbuster UK is bouncing back after findin a buyer to keep it afloat. Private equity firm Gordon Brothers Europe has purchased the retailer for an undisclosed sum. It plans to keep 264 stores across the... >>

Blockbuster latest UK high street chain to enter administration, gift cards still accepted

Blockbuster latest UK high street chain to enter administration, gift cards still accepted

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It's like a house of cards on the high street at the moment, with the UK arm of Blockbuster becoming the latest company to enter administration as the recession claims another retail chain. We've already seen Game, Comet, Play.com, Jessops and HMV being... >>

Blockbuster launches 3-week exclusive rental incentive to combat streaming services

Blockbuster launches 3-week exclusive rental incentive to combat streaming services

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Blockbuster in the UK has launched a scheme to turn heads to physical media movie rentals and away from the streamed media offerings of the newly launched Netflix and Lovefilm. Called Exclusives, the range of films on offer have a 3-week window in which... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #18

Pocket-lint Podcast #18

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The Pocket-lint team have been jetting around the world of late, catching up on all the exciting developments in tech and gadgetry, so there was no podcast last week. And we know that may have had you all weeping uncontrollably for the last 7 days, so... >>

Blockbuster goes bust

Blockbuster goes bust

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DVD rental chain Blockbuster has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US. The loss-making brand has suffered in recent years at the hands of online rental firms such as Netflix - the US market leader. While this won't effect Blockbuster operations throughout... >>

There's no rewinding for Blockbuster

There's no rewinding for Blockbuster

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Blockbuster, once the cream of video rentals on both sides of the pond, has come a cropper in the digital age and its stock has fallen so low that it has been de-listed from the New York Stock Exchange. The former rental champion has struggled to compete... >>

Blockbuster On Demand goes live on select Samsung devices

Blockbuster On Demand goes live on select Samsung devices

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We knew this was coming, but Samsung and Blockbuster have now announced the immediate availability of Blockbuster's On Demand digital content for rent or purchase on select Samsung HDTVs and Blu-ray players in the States. With the Blockbuster service,... >>

Blockbuster and Motorola eye phone movie market

Blockbuster and Motorola eye phone movie market

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Blockbuster has said that it will offer movie downloads on-demand for some Motorola phones as it continues to battle declining video rentals in its stores. In what presumably must be a last ditch attempt to create a new business model to replace the current... >>

Daily Tech Deal: Wii Sports Resort £37.73 at Blockbuster

Daily Tech Deal: Wii Sports Resort £37.73 at Blockbuster

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Today sees the release of Wii Sports Resort, the long awaited sequel to the hit bundled game Wii Sports. Replacing baseball and tennis are the new activities of wake-boarding, canoeing, archery, cycling, swordplay, table tennis, basketball and Frisbee.... >>