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Lenders shun OpCapita's GAME rescue bid

Lenders shun OpCapita's GAME rescue bid

It appears that GAME's chief lenders have thrust the retailer back toward the brink of administration by rejecting the offer tabled by Comet owner OpCapita.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 16th 2012 at 9:06PM in News
OPINION: About that MCV cover...

OPINION: About that MCV cover...

GAME's communications boss called me earlier. I am not a popular person at the retailer's Basingstoke HQ right now. And for good reason.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 15th 2012 at 5:28PM in News
OpCapita's Comet to cut 1,000 jobs

OpCapita's Comet to cut 1,000 jobs

OpCapita, the company that has tabled an offer to pay off GAME’s lenders, has put 1,000 Comet staff on notice of losing their jobs.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2012 at 12:12PM in News
Goldman Sachs acquires 13m GAME shares

Goldman Sachs acquires 13m GAME shares

World financial giant Goldman Sachs has become the latest company to swoop for stock in The GAME Group.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2012 at 11:42AM in News

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TIMELINE: GAME's year from hell

TIMELINE: GAME's year from hell

It was in February last year that GAME announced its bold plans to transform its business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 15th 2012 at 11:27AM in News
Publishers respond to GAME woe

Publishers respond to GAME woe

Publishers Codemasters, Konami and 1C have weighed in on the trouble engulfing GAME.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 15th 2012 at 10:22AM in News
Analyst questions OpCapita motivations

Analyst questions OpCapita motivations

With a firm offer from OpCapita to acquire GAME Group understood to be on the table, one analyst has questioned the motivations behind the potential deal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2012 at 10:15AM in News
Investors predict stock surge as GAME shares climb

Investors predict stock surge as GAME shares climb

GAME’s share price has begun to rise dramatically with investors sensing a strong recovery over the next 24 hours.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2012 at 9:58AM in News

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UPDATE: GAME blocked from stocking Star Wars Xbox 360 console

UPDATE: GAME blocked from stocking Star Wars Xbox 360 console

The upcoming Limited Edition Star Wars themed Xbox 360 hardware SKU will not be stocked at GAME, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 15th 2012 at 9:35AM in News
GONE: The GAME we once knew is up [ANALYSIS]

GONE: The GAME we once knew is up [ANALYSIS]

Some will say that the image with this OpEd - which also adorns our cover this week - is too much, too soon.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Mar 15th 2012 at 9:30AM in News
Xbox and Activision pull GAME support, says leaked memo

Xbox and Activision pull GAME support, says leaked memo

A leaked memo from GAME, seen by MCV, says that Activision and Microsoft are the latest publishing giants to not supply the troubled specialist giant.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 14th 2012 at 11:15PM in News
PokePark 2 added to the GAME MIA list

PokePark 2 added to the GAME MIA list

Today may have delivered some potentially good news for GAME, but the frustration continues for the chain's customers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 10:21PM in News

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Blueshore: GAME offers "tremendous value" for investors

Blueshore: GAME offers "tremendous value" for investors

US investment fund specialist Blueshore Global Equity has told MCV that it believes retailer GAME is a tremendous investment prospect – even if it does enter administration.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 8:10PM in News
RUMOUR: Walmart to offer 12p per share for GAME

RUMOUR: Walmart to offer 12p per share for GAME

Investors believe that Walmart is prepared to offer 12p per share to buyout GAME Group.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 6:32PM in News
GAME confirms rescue bid

GAME confirms rescue bid

GAME Group has confirmed that a 'third party' has shown an interest in providing financial support to the stricken retailer.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 14th 2012 at 5:43PM in News
GAME's shares rally on acquisition reports

GAME's shares rally on acquisition reports

GAME’s share price has shot above two pence following reports the retailer is about to be bought.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 14th 2012 at 4:44PM in News

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CONFIRMED: OpCapita tables GAME buyout offer

CONFIRMED: OpCapita tables GAME buyout offer

The future of retailer GAME could be on the verge of being secured.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 4:25PM in News
There are 10 days left to save GAME

There are 10 days left to save GAME

MCV understands that staff within GAME’s Basingstoke headquarters believe the firm will fall into administration on March 24th unless a buyer is found.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 3:36PM in News
EXCLUSIVE: Walmart makes GAME approach

EXCLUSIVE: Walmart makes GAME approach

MCV understands that American retail giant Walmart has made contact with GAME about a possible acquisition of the retailer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 3:04PM in News
Blueshore Global Equity acquires 8% of GAME's shares

Blueshore Global Equity acquires 8% of GAME's shares

A company called Blueshore Global Equity has today acquired 29m GAME Group shares, giving it an 8.35 per cent stake in the retailer and limited voting rights.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 2:08PM in News
FEATURE: Rush to cash in store credit could expedite GAME demise

FEATURE: Rush to cash in store credit could expedite GAME demise

GAME’s Spring Clean sale has certainly proved popular with customers. But has it helped or hindered GAME’s current plight?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 1:32PM in News
Kid Icarus not available at GAME

Kid Icarus not available at GAME

Nintendo’s 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising will not be stocked at GAME or Gamestation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 1:29PM in News
REPORT: HMV denies "receiving extra EA support" amidst GAME crisis

REPORT: HMV denies "receiving extra EA support" amidst GAME crisis

There is a sad truth to the seemingly inevitable demise of GAME Group – it’s potentially good news for other video game retailers, in the short term at least.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2012 at 1:12PM in News
Ninja Gaiden 3 and Warriors Orochi 3 also skip GAME

Ninja Gaiden 3 and Warriors Orochi 3 also skip GAME

Just minutes after it was revealed that Capcom’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will not be stocked at GAME, two more upcoming releases have joined the pile.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2012 at 10:52AM in News
GAME not stocking Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

GAME not stocking Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Capcom’s upcoming release Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will not be sold at GAME or Gamestation, MCV can confirm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2012 at 10:03AM in News