Tag: Game

  • News UK Retailer GAME Partners with Sony for Big PS5 Giveaway

    £10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs

    UK retailer GAME rolled out a ton of new PS5 stock today, and as Christmas nears it’s partnering with PlayStation once more for a big PlayStation 5 giveaway. Effectively, between the hours 3PM to 5PM GMT on 7th December, 8th December, 10th December, 15th December, and 17th December, you’ll need to search for...

  • News GAME Warns UK PS5 Pre-Orders May Not Arrive on Time

    Next-gen console's size causing problems

    UK retailer GAME has informed customers just 24-hours prior to the launch of the PlayStation 5 that their console may not arrive on time. The specialist retailer explained that “due to the volume of PS5s in the UK market and the size of the product, the release has led to UK-wide delivery challenges for all...

  • Weirdness UK Retailer GAME's Black Friday Ad Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

    Don't call Harry a spud

    Who wants to see a clearly clueless Harry Redknapp trying to secure deals on video games? Okay, we admit that concept at least sounds mildly entertaining, but in practice, it makes for a shockingly bad (but good?) Black Friday advert. UK retailer GAME has hired the 70-year-old English football manager to act in a...

  • News UK Retailer GAME's New Elite Scheme Sucks

    Oh dear

    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...

  • News UK Retailer GAME Defends Paid PlayStation VR Demos

    "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 that...

  • News GAME's Share Prices Plunge as UK Retailer Is Struck by Pre-Christmas Slump

    Bah humbug

    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 –...

  • News UK Retailer GAME to Tackle Pre-Owned Market with GAMEtronics Stores

    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...

  • News PS4 Stock Arrives in GAME Stores Around the UK

    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...

  • News UK Retailer GAME's Got Some Big PS4 Bundles In Stock

    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...

  • News Last-Minute Shipment of UK PS4 Stock Filtered into GAME Stores

    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

  • News Retailer: PlayStation 4 Will Revive the UK's Flagging Market

    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...

  • News GAME Exits Administration, Stores to Remain Open

    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.

  • News GAME Enters Administration, Closes 277 Stores

    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...

  • News GAME Won't Stock Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City or Ninja Gaiden 3

    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...

  • News GAME to Stock Ubisoft Vita Games From Tomorrow

    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...

  • News GAME Not Stocking Ubisoft Vita Launch Games

    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...

  • News In Case You Wondered, GAME Hasn't Been Hacked

    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...

  • News GAME Now Stocks PlayStation Network Content Across The UK

    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...

  • News Retail List Leaks Big Activision Releases Call Of Duty 7, DJ Hero 2 & James Bond Racing

    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...

  • News UK Retailer GAME Head To The Moon (In Playstation Home)

    How strange

    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?...

  • News GAME Confirm PS3 Phat Upgrade Deals

    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...

  • News British Retailer GAME Cite PS3 Slim Upgrade Deal As A "Possibility"

    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...