Razer Game Store ceases online operations as part of 'realignment plans'

The Razer Game Store will cease operations at the end of the month after less than a year, according to a post today on the store site. Razer didn't provide an explanation for the shutdown other than to say that it is part of "the company's realignment plans".

Razer will still fulfill any pre-orders made through the store, and any games you've already bought will work as long as you retrieve the keys-either Steam or Uplay-before February 28. Rather than act as a direct portal for purchasing games, it instead gave gamers some pretty good deals on games. Razer will also fulfill any pre-orders players now have on upcoming games.

Oilers trade Spooner for Gagner
He'd been playing in the AHL, on loan to the Toronto Marlies, where he'd put up nearly a point a game for the Leafs affiliate. Edmonton, losers of three in a row and 1-7-2 over its last 10 games, plays Saturday at the New York Islanders (7 p.m.

Razer will be requesting for all user data to be deleted "by any partner Razer Game Store is no longer working with" and will "continue to protect your data according to Razer's Privacy Policy". The statement said that the company will be investing in other ways to deliver great content and introduce game promotions through their virtual credits system Razer Gold.

As short-lived as Razer's foray into selling games on its own platform is, the situation is a critical reminder that even the major brand names in the industry find it tough to go up against the competition.

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