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GAME insists Fallout 4 problems are not its fault

GAME insists Fallout 4 problems are not its fault

Retailer GAME has denied suggestions that its own systems are to blame for the Fallout 4 pre-order fracas.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2015 at 12:55PM in News
GAME responds to spate of MGS5, Mario Maker and Fallout 4 pre-order problems

GAME responds to spate of MGS5, Mario Maker and Fallout 4 pre-order problems

It’s been a couple of rough months for GAME customers, to say the least.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 10th 2015 at 12:14PM in News
Asda: 'Customers don't want to be held hostage by Black Friday deals'

Asda: 'Customers don't want to be held hostage by Black Friday deals'

Asda has turned on Black Friday, signalling its desire to move away from the sales event it helped popularise in the UK.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 10th 2015 at 11:53AM in News
GAME admits some Fallout 4 orders not ready for launch

GAME admits some Fallout 4 orders not ready for launch

Many customers who have been unable to contact GAME’s customer services concerning their botched Fallout 4 orders will not be receiving the game today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2015 at 9:37AM in News

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Koch Media on Kickstarter, indie retail and offering the best of both worlds

Koch Media on Kickstarter, indie retail and offering the best of both worlds

Craig McNicol, Northern Europe MD, and Paul Nicholls, sales and marketing director for Northern Europe, discuss Koch Media’s big changes during the last year, reveal the benefits of being both ...

on Nov 9th 2015 at 10:33AM in News
GAME is opening three new UK stores this month

GAME is opening three new UK stores this month

London, Manchester and Southampton will this month provide homes for three new stores from retailer GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2015 at 11:19AM in News
Prime Now one-hour Amazon delivery arrives in UK

Prime Now one-hour Amazon delivery arrives in UK

Retailer Amazon has rolled out its new range of quick delivery options to some parts of the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 5th 2015 at 10:32AM in News
ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

Online retailer ShopTo is now selling PS4 download codes.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:26AM in News

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PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:21AM in News
Quarter of gamers holding off purchases until Black Friday

Quarter of gamers holding off purchases until Black Friday

Almost a quarter of PS4, Xbox One and Wii U owners are waiting for a Black Friday bonanza before buying games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:08AM in News
God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

In a contrast to the UK’s Halo-ruled rankings, Japan’s retail charts were last week dominated by home-grown titles from the territory.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 4th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
Xbox One Elite controller will be in short supply until December

Xbox One Elite controller will be in short supply until December

Microsoft’s premium game pad for the Xbox One has almost sold out at retail.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 4th 2015 at 10:15AM in News

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300 GAME stores to open at midnight for Black Ops 3

300 GAME stores to open at midnight for Black Ops 3

GAME’s latest midnight launch will be for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, with a special tournament taking place at its Westfield Stratford store.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 2:25PM in News
IHS: Activision-King deal provides short-term boost, less beneficial in the long run

IHS: Activision-King deal provides short-term boost, less beneficial in the long run

Market analyst IHS Technology has questioned the long-term benefits of Activision Blizzard’s acquisition of Candy Crush firm King.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 10:42AM in News
Amazon will deliver Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at midnight

Amazon will deliver Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at midnight

Online retail is trying to muscle its way into the midnight launch market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2015 at 9:52AM in News
GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It's been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer's acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2015 at 9:22AM in News

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'Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date'

'Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date'

You know a company plans to go big with a game when it starts the marketing for it almost a year in advance.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 27th 2015 at 9:30AM in News
Harmonix admits its staff posted positive Rock Band 4 reviews on Amazon

Harmonix admits its staff posted positive Rock Band 4 reviews on Amazon

Developer Harmonix has admitted that a number of its employees left positive reviews for its recent release Rock Band 4 on Amazon’s website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 1:44PM in News
'Stop grey imports and retail street date breaks or risk chaos,' says ERA

'Stop grey imports and retail street date breaks or risk chaos,' says ERA

The Entertainment Retailers Association is reaching out to UKIE and calling on games publishers to help stop grey importing and street date breaks.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 10:38AM in News
GAME: VR needs us to succeed

GAME: VR needs us to succeed

If virtual reality is going to change the world of video games, then it will need the High Street.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

Mario Maker down to second in Japanese charts as FIFA vanishes from Top Ten

RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD has shot to the top of the Japanese software charts in its first week.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 21st 2015 at 2:34PM in News
Soon you'll be able to stuff a Pikachu at Build-A-Bear stores

Soon you'll be able to stuff a Pikachu at Build-A-Bear stores

The Pokemon Company has announced that its mascot Pikachu will be added to the licensed collection of toys available at Build-A-bear Workshop.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2015 at 12:25PM in News
PS4 price cut confirmed, kicks in today

PS4 price cut confirmed, kicks in today

Sony has confirmed that £50 is being lopped off the price of PS4 in the UK today.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2015 at 9:01AM in News
European PS4 price cut rumoured for this week

European PS4 price cut rumoured for this week

The PS4 could see its price cut in Europe and the UK as soon as this week, if rumours online are to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 19th 2015 at 4:03PM in News
Amazon sues over 1,000 fake reviewers

Amazon sues over 1,000 fake reviewers

US retail giant Amazon has issued a lawsuit against 1,114 people accused of posting fake product reviews on its website.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 19th 2015 at 9:05AM in News