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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

List of shops still open. Also, reward points can be earned again, but only spent on pre-owned stock.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

yeah my friend said today that the biggest one in colchester is still open, so is it official there staying now or is it just for the time being?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE (oysterbarron @ Thursday, Mar 29 2012, 18:57)
yeah my friend said today that the biggest one in colchester is still open, so is it official there staying now or is it just for the time being?

The rumours of RBS buying them is getting stronger, they even blocked a bid from a company a week before they went into administration. Many buyers these days wait for the company to go into admin so it knocks a massive chunk off the price.

I imagine they will most probably keep the profitable stores open and any stores that didn't do well will stay closed.

Another buyout funded by the tax payer tounge.gif .

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

Lets hope government rules don't start coming in then due to violent video games!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:09 PM

At least one GAME in Nottingham is still open in Victoria Shopping Centre. I might preorder GTA V from there (if still open when GTA V gets released)

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:56 PM

I'm pretty sure all the GAME's in Dublin are now closed. I quite liked the two for 25 PC games. I think the staff are now holding a sit in for better redundancy pay. It's a shame I always used to be in GAME when I was younger.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

The Game and Gamestation websites are now back up which is a start. Game's reward points can now be earned and spent again but only on pre-owned games.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:17 PM

Good that i spent my pints when i did!


GAME suffered badly with online competition, with the majority being a lot cheaper than them ( not first day price, but prices after 2 or so weeks).

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:29 AM

So I guess RBS realised they'd been in the news enough recently, GAME has been bought by OpCapita, for just 1.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

QUOTE (papanesta @ Tuesday, Apr 3 2012, 02:29)
So I guess RBS realised they'd been in the news enough recently, GAME has been bought by OpCapita, for just 1.

A pound? not fair i started the bidding at 10 mad.gif .

Good to see some stores and jobs surviving but if they haven't learnt anything and don't stop over pricing their games then i imagine the company will end up going the same way.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE (Seddo @ Tuesday, Apr 3 2012, 11:35)
QUOTE (papanesta @ Tuesday, Apr 3 2012, 02:29)
So I guess RBS realised they'd been in the news enough recently, GAME has been bought by OpCapita, for just 1.

A pound? not fair i started the bidding at 10 mad.gif .

Good to see some stores and jobs surviving but if they haven't learnt anything and don't stop over pricing their games then i imagine the company will end up going the same way.

If I was them I would take the shops out of the shopping malls and go to quieter places, then sell the games for internet prices.
The rents in the big shopping places are crazy, I remember Clarks shoe place in Manchester Arndale paying 60k a month in rent, then wages, rates, bills etc. Game would have to sell 100k in games per month before they even think about profit, so at 30 a game they would have to sell 3333 to break even.
They will diversify into something else I am sure.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE (Seddo @ Tuesday, Apr 3 2012, 11:35)
QUOTE (papanesta @ Tuesday, Apr 3 2012, 02:29)
So I guess RBS realised they'd been in the news enough recently, GAME has been bought by OpCapita, for just 1.

A pound? not fair i started the bidding at 10 mad.gif .

Would you like 80m debt though? tounge.gif

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

Just thought I should point out that pre-ordering and such is available again, finally.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE (papanesta @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 16:41)
Just thought I should point out that pre-ordering and such is available again, finally.

I've still got my Max Payne 3 pre-order in from before the site went down. They still have all my details and it's going to ship.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE (JOSEPH X @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 16:50)
QUOTE (papanesta @ Thursday, Apr 5 2012, 16:41)
Just thought I should point out that pre-ordering and such is available again, finally.

I've still got my Max Payne 3 pre-order in from before the site went down. They still have all my details and it's going to ship.

As do I, but I'm going to cancel it, as I got the Special Edition pre-ordered at HMV for over 20 cheaper. I'll leave the Ghost Recon Signature Edition though, as it's only available from UbiShop otherwise.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE (Waddy @ Tuesday, Apr 3 2012, 12:53)
... I remember Clarks shoe place in Manchester Arndale paying 60k a month in rent...

60k a month?!?!

If the Arndale is earning that much, not wonder they haven't knocked the bleeping thing down.

As for the whole Game situation, I've not bothered with Game in years simply because they are like most other shops that sell games, in that they can't be bothered to stock a decent range of PC games if any. Not surprising really as PC games are thin on the ground and PC games that are released are usually way behind Console releases because producers and makers think PC's are all pirated software.

Not looking at anyone in particular whatsthat.gif rahkstar2.gif

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