We try to defend specialist stores like GameStop as much as possible here at Push Square because we believe it’s important for the industry to have a major high street presence, but sometimes you’ve got to call a spade a spade, and UK outlet GAME’s new Elite loyalty card absolutely sucks. Like, it beggars belief it’s so bad. So...
"Intended to give our customers access to exciting tech"
Update (25th October, 12:00PM BST): GAME has released a statement regarding its controversial paid PlayStation VR demo plan. The company told us: "Our pay-to-play PlayStation VR experience is a GAME-led initiative. The cost to use the in-store PS4 pod is entirely refundable for customers...
Upper-management at UK retailer GAME will be enjoying Christmas about as much as Louis Van Gaal, as the company's share prices have plummeted by a disastrous 34 per cent today. The decline comes after the chain announced that its UK revenue was down 11.4 per cent compared to the same 21 week period leading up to 19th December in 2014...
Fresh shops will still sell new goods, too
Focusing on pre-owned software, GAME has re-launched two of its stores under the new name GAMEtronics. The move will see the retailer lock horns with popular pre-owned outlet CEX. However, GAMEtronics will still sell new gaming hardware and software. The first two cities to secure the re-branded stores are...
Limited availability, though
Sony pleaded for patience with consumers struggling to find a PlayStation 4 late last week, and it looks like it’s finally getting around to replenishing British store shelves as we write. A slew of Tweets spotted by Official PlayStation Magazine show makeshift sandwich boards promoting the stock, which appears to be...
Put your Christmas money to one side
As promised, British-based retailer GAME has got some fresh PlayStation 4 stock available – but it’s not going to give it away. The online iteration of the specialist store has two gigantic bundles available, each featuring a 500GB console, 12 month PlayStation Plus subscription, and a couple of Blu-ray...
Your time is running out
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you haven’t secured a PlayStation 4 console yet, then the chances of tracking one down before Christmas are slim. There’s still a sliver of hope, however, if you happen to reside near a GAME store. The British retailer announ
Pre-orders for the next generation platform performing extremely well
UK retailer GAME believes that the impending PlayStation 4 will successfully resurrect the nation’s troubled video game market. Chatting with VideoGamer.com, category director Charlotte Knight explained that pre-orders for the platform are “performing very well” at the...
Good news, everyone
GAME Group's out of administration less than a week after it entered. Investment group OpCapita and Baker Acquisitions Limited negotiated a deal that will see all remaining stores continue to trade, securing the jobs of some 3,200 staff. Here's hoping this signals the start of an upswing for the chain.
2,000 made redundant
GAME Group plc. has entered administration. The retailer filed for administration last week but, having been unable to find a buyer over the weekend, was officially placed into administration yesterday morning. Administrators PwC made an immediate impact on reducing the company's store portfolio, closing 277 stores with the loss...
Confirmed by the publishers
UK Retailer GAME has missed out on a number of big releases in recent weeks as a result of losing its credit insurance, as negotiations with publishers and distributors have continued to break down. As the company reportedly seeks buyers, its been confirmed that two more high-profile PS3 titles won't be stocked by the...
All's well that ends well
GAME stores will start stocking Ubisoft's Vita games tomorrow, according to a statement sent to VG247. Last week we reported GAME was not stocking Ubisoft's Vita launch games, but that should come to an end tomorrow when stock starts to hit GAME, Gamestation and the group's online stores. We've taken a look at some of...
Any of them
UK high street retailer GAME will not stock any Ubisoft games at Vita's launch, VG247 has revealed. The nation's biggest specialist retailer won't be selling any of Ubisoft's games, a huge blow to the giant publisher with a reputation for emphatic day-one support of new hardware. That means GAME customers won't be able to pick up the...
In this post-PlayStation Network outage world, we're not really surprised when any company announces its database has been compromised
It turns out we're not alone — as evidenced by the furore that erupted on the Internet this afternoon when someone claimed UK retailer GAME's website had been hacked. Thankfully there's no reason to change all of your passwords just yet, as GAME has said the..
After a successful trial period, GAME has announced that its to stock PlayStation Network content in stores across the UK
GameStation stores will also join the initiative. The retailer has more than 40 products available, spanning PlayStation Plus subscriptions to DLC and full-game downloads. Redeemable codes are printed on receipts upon purchase.
We don't know how they've done it, but VG247 has got their hands on a release schedule from British retailer GAME
Amongst many interesting discoveries, the listing outs a number of key Activision titles for release in October. Amongst the big hitters are Call Of Duty 7 - the latest foray into the military shooter franchise by spin-off developer Treyarch - aswell as DJ Hero 2 and James Bond Racing..
GAME, the UK's largest video game retailer, has announced they are to debut in Playstation Home - albeit on the moon. Yep, as we thought, it sound even weirder when typed. But it's true. The new Playstation Home space will feature video screens, billboards, Internet browser stations and free astronaut costumes. Could this be any better?...
We posted recently about the possibility of Brish retailer GAME honouring an upgrade deal concerning the trade-in of a Playstation 3 Phat for a cheaper PS3 Slim
We can confirm (via TSA) that GAME will be going ahead with the scheme. Those of you who trade in 40GB PS3s can get a new Slim for £119.99. Likewise, trading in an 80GB will get you a Slim for £109.99 and an original 60GB upgrade will..
With previous SKU overhauls such as the Nintendo DS Lite to DSi, British retailer GAME have done "upgrade" deals, allowing customers to upgrade their older system at a nominal fee
Speaking with our local GAME store's manager today, we've learned that a similar deal is a "possibility" regarding the PS3 Slim."The announcement was only yesterday," said our local GAME store manager..
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