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Virgin Games was formed in 1981 as a game publishing brand of the Virgin Group Ltd., a huge conglomerate spanning over 400 companies. Virgin Group's date of incorporation is listed as 1989 by Companies House, who class it as a holding company; however Virgin's business and trading activities date to the 1970s. The brand name "Virgin" arose when Richard Branson and Nik Powell formed a record shop. They considered themselves virgins in business. Branson has described the "V" in the logo as an expressive tick, representing the Virgin seal of approval.

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European side timeline:
Virgin Games Ltd. (from 1983 to 1988)
Virgin Mastertronic Ltd. (from 1988 to 1991)
Virgin Games Ltd. (from 1991 to 1993)
Virgin Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (from 1993 to 1994)
Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd. (from 1994 to 2003)
Avalon Interactive Ltd. (from 2003 to 2005)

US side timeline:
Virgin Mastertronic International Inc. (from 1988 to 1991)
Virgin Games Inc. (from 1991 to 1993)
Virgin Interactive Inc. (1993-1999)

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