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Draco_V_Ecliptic

Happy New Year, I had a pleasant New Year's Eve, I listened to LBC and had a celebratory pint down the pub (Death by Chocolate, anyone?).
Planning to listen to a lot of John Scofield in the New Year, and play a lot of the Souls games and a bit of Bloodborne, I'd like to complete the Old Hunter's DLC, bucket list wish of mine.

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mookysam

Happy New Year everyone! Have a brilliant year and play lots of super games! 🎉

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RogerRoger

Merry We-Completed-A-Lap-Of-The-Sun-Again, everybody!

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RogerRoger

@Thrillho I think the extra days on Leap Years should be like the extra hour you get when you put the clocks back, and we should all get the day off to spend however we please (i.e. sleeping in).

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JohnnyShoulder

This is not something I would get myself, but I thought anything celebrating the UK video game industry is worth a shout out.

https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/07/royal-mail-uk-video-games-stam...

They do look like they have put some thought into what titles have been selected.

@get2sammyb not sure if this too cool for school and would be something you put on the site?

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JohnnyShoulder

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy Thanks! Think I need more caffeine!

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Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy

Ha ha you're welcome @JohnnyShoulder

Though to be honest with the articles all shuffled around now it is right at the bottom of the day's links so I missed it myself at first glance to reply 😅

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JohnnyShoulder

@Foxy-Goddess-Scotchy I did have a look, but got distracted reading about The Witcher 3 being back in the charts! 🥴

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JohnnyShoulder

Oooof, not looking good for GAME with upto 40 stores closing down.

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KALofKRYPTON

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A shame but not massively surprising. Since the last rescue they've spent more time concentrating on stocking assorted tat rather making their offering a better retail experience.

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RogerRoger

@JohnnyShoulder @crimsontadpoles @KALofKRYPTON It's certainly worrying, if not somewhat expected of all specialist High Street retailers. As soon as Amazon and Tesco started selling videogames, you basically had to start the clock. Such a shame.

Can't find a master list of all the stores they're gonna close. I just hope mine isn't one of them.

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Grindagger

With the advent of the digital age, I foresee physical media eventually taking a complete backseat and being phased out, which will only further fuel digital companies like Amazon, who will sell codes (like they already do in a lot of cases)

For one, it's bad for business, as physical media can be resold between individuals. Good for consumers, bad for companies. Secondly, physical discs are reaching critical limitations as far as data being stored. You've already got games like Red Dead Redemption taking 2 discs, with FFVII remake said to also be two discs. With next gen around the corner, this could easily turn into 3-4 discs, and lets be honest, I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't really want that.

Digital libraries are now a respected commodity to own, with new consoles respecting that, by incorporating previous libraries from the previuos gen consoles, and supporting them in the new console, so as to match the likes of steam for storage of your purchase history.

I'm not sure if this will be the absolute last generation to use physical media, but I'm sure at some point in the fairly near future, it will be phased out entirely.

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Rudy_Manchego

I feel for Game. I get everyone's gripes but hard to undercut the prices of online stores. I still think there is a space for a brick and morter video game store on the High Street but I don't think people have figured out the model yet to be honest.

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Gremio108

I think also the rise of CEX has contributed a little to Game's downfall. Game have been undercut on both fronts - new games are cheaper on the internet (as are preowned ones) but Game always had the pre-owned side for the high street browsers. But CEX has done the preowned thing much better, frankly, leaving Game stuck in the middle, unable to specialise in any area, other than trying to explain games to elderly relatives at Christmas.

I'll miss Game, even though they've messed me about in the past.

EDIT That last sentence makes them sound like an ex-lover

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JohnnyShoulder

@Gremio108 Have you been cheating on GAME with CEX?

That does sound a bit wrong.

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nessisonett

@Gremio108 Here in Glasgow, we have a CEX across the road from Game. There just isn't any reason to go into Game. Unfortunately it has resulted in the death of Geforce Games, our local independent. I'd love to be given a reason to spend money in Game but they aren't making it easy.

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