HIGH STREET AND RETAIL PARK giants Currys and PC World have dipped their collective toe into the online gaming market.
So confident are the firms, apparently, in their ability to make a splash in the arena that the first 10,000 people to sign up with them will get a games package worth £45. For ease of use and peace of mind, games can be picked from two piles, one for the family and one for over 18s, or teenaged boys in gaming short hand.
The digital gaming site goes live tomorrow morning and has a library of 600 downloadable titles ranging from shoot-em-ups to simulators through to platformers.
"The new digital download site really enhances our existing gaming offering, which already encompasses the latest and greatest in consoles, gaming computers and hardware for all types of interactive players," said Chris Rogers, category manager of gaming at Dixons Retail.
"With hundreds of games, from platform and puzzlers, readily available at the touch of the fingertips, we're confident that the download site will be hugely popular." µ