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Why the high street deserves to survive the digital age

OXM - It's often claimed that there's no place in the modern games industry for brick-and-mortar retailers. The truth, I suspect, is that there's no place in the modern games industry for brick-and-mortar retailers like venerable UK giant HMV, which joined Zavvi, Blockbuster, Comet and Woolworths on the autopsy slab earlier this week. Many of the criticisms levelled at the high street are actually the work of a select committee of ageing titans, too ponderous or obstinate to respond effectively to the growth of digital retail and the corrosive power of supermarkets.

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