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GAME Australia stores to close for good on Sunday

PriceWaterhouseCoopers has today confirmed to MCV that on Sunday the remaining GAME stores will close their doors for the last time. On 19th June, PwC had announced that the remaining stores wereslated to close, however until now no date had been set. The following day, on 20th June, PwC confirmed …

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Australia welcomes new distributor

Brian Quigley, formerly GM of Sales at Nintendo and former lead of distribution for THQ, has started his own company,Turn Left Distribution. Turn Left will offer high-level service to top-tier publishers across Australia and New Zealand, and has announced its first partner in Disney Interactive Games, and its first title …

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GAME Australia enters liquidation

After along period of uncertainty, GAME isentering liquidation, and its administrator PriceWaterhouseCoopers has issued a final statement. The statement states that all remaining stores are closing down, and confirms the final numbers of staff being let go (after theinitial round of layoffstook place after thefirst creditors’ meetingon 23rd May) as …

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All GAME Australia stores to close

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, administrator for GAME, has today announced that 16 stores are set to close today, with all stores closing soon. Kate Warwick, administrator at PwC, said: "In the interests of creditors, the 31 remaining GAME stores are to be closed over the coming weeks and a final closing down sale …

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Aussie Parliament OK’s R18+ classification

Adult-themed games look set to finally get an official route into the Australian market. After three years of deliberation, Australia’s Federal Parliament has finally passed legislation that will allow video games to be classified as R18+. Currently the maximum rating available is MA15+, meaning games with content not suitable for …

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What next for GAME Australia?

With change happening at a rapid pace at GAME, MCV Pacific took a look at what options were available during theadministration process. Aside from GAME Australia being sold outright, there is also the possibility that a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) be organised (an unlikely scenario), a return ofto the …

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Aussie retailer opens up on import sales

Retailer JB HiFi has officially admitted that it is selling imported stock in its Australian High Street stores. MCV Pacific reports that, as in the UK, specialist games retailers in the country face growing pressure from price-focused mass-market retailers. In addition, the import scene lives on in Australia, partly due …

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Blizzard moves to help disappointed GAME customers Down Under

As the world this morning wakes up to Diablo III, gamers in Australia have been saved from disappointment by Blizzard. Having entered administration over the weekend, GAME Australia yesterday announced that it would not only be unable to honour Diablo III pre-orders, but would also not be able to refund …

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"A number of parties" looking at GAME Australia

Administrator PriceWaterhouseCooper has said that it is already talking to a number of parties” about a possible acquisition of GAME’s Australian arm. "Initially we will continue to trade all stores, operating these on as close to a ‘business as usual’ mode as possible whilst we get a clearer understanding of …

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