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GAME buys Spanish eSports platform SocialNAT

Retailer GAME has made another big eSports purchase, this time in Spain. A little under a year ago GAME swooped to acquire Multiplay for 20m. Now it has reached an agreement to acquire SocialNAT for an undisclosed sum. SocialNAT has over 150k registered users. It organised the eSports activities at …

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Are you ready for the $10,000,000 version of Dying Light: The Following?

In 2013 Codemasters offered a 125k version of Grid 2 that came with a car. Last year there was a 250k version of the original Dying Light. Surely it’s impossible to top such lunacy? Nope. Techland has once again teamed up with GAME to offer a ‘slightly pricey’ version of …

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Overclockers: We want to bring PC gaming back to the mainstream

One of the UK’s leading retailers of PC gaming hardware is trying to push into the UK High Street via GAME. But with an internet-savvy audience, why bother? We ask marketing and partnership manager Mark Purdy Why work with GAME? GAME made a serious move into the PC market with …

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Opinion: PC game makers should relish High Street interest

‘UK games stores made a major mistake ditching PC games.’ I’ve heard that said a few times, typically by smart PC developers who have made their fortune selling fun, affordable indie games on Steam. The numbers back up their assertion. Depending on which data supplier you believe, between 550m and …

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GAME’s share price up 8% as New Year sales improve

GAME’s share price has improved slightly – up 8 per cent – after the retailer said its Christmas and New Year’s sales were not as bad as it feared. Sales trends improved for the three-week period ending January 9th, 2016, with transactions down 0.4 per cent. The retailer now repeats …

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GAME’s share price crashes after troubled trading update

Over a third of the value of retailer GAME has been wiped this morning after it revealed the extent of its trading struggles. At the time of writing GAME’s stock value is down 39.25 per cent this morning, representing a loss of 80.75p per share. GAME shares currently trade at …

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GAME revenues dip sharply in Xmas run-in, warns of ‘challenging’ trading conditions

Retailer GAME needs a big couple of days before Christmas to help reverse what has been a poor pre-Christmas spell for the company. It has reported a 6.7 per cent decline in gross transactional value to 466.8m across the group for the 21 weeks ending December 19th. UK gross transactional …

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Insomnia Festivals set for Ireland and Scotland

GAME and Multiplay’s Insomnia consumer shows will visit Scotland and Ireland next year. The England-based eSports events have already expanded beyond the Coventry Ricoh Arena and moved to Birmingham NEC. Insomnia Scotland will take place between April 29th and May 1st at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. It will host …

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GAME and Overclockers team up

Retailers GAME and Overclockers have partnered up to offer gaming PCs and components in GAME stores and on its website. As well as allowing GAME customers to trade in against PC goods, GAME Wallet will also be integrated into the Overclockers website, meaning buyers can cash in their GAME Reward …

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ASA won’t take further action over Black Ops III Nuketown marketing mistake

The Advertising Standards Authority has said that it won’t be pursuing further measures against Activision concerning a mistake made in the marketing for Call of Duty III pre-order content. Several fans were left unhappy after early marketing material suggested that the popular Nuketown multiplayer map would be offered to all …

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