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GAME customers charged £235 for Super Mario Maker in payment gaffe

GAME has apologised after some customers were overcharged by up to five times for Wii U title Super Mario Maker. The upcoming build-it-yourself Mario game is due out this Friday, and a handful of those who pre-ordered the title were surprised to find that up to 234.95 – five times …

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GAME boosts events business with Multiplay expansion

Multiplay is growing its Insomnia events by almost ten times their current size. The eSports festival – which currently takes place three times a year – is moving from Coventry’s Ricoh Arena to Birmingham’s NEC starting from this December. The GAME-owned Multiplay has signed a three-year deal with the NEC …

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UPDATED: Questions asked about GAME’s Metal Gear Solid V order cancellations

A number of customers who had pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain have had their orders cancelled. GameSpot reports that’s GAME’s communication to customers had blamed either a failed payment or an issue with the delivery address. In several instances customers have disputed the …

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GAME’s opening a new London store

Tomorrow morning will bring with it the opening of a brand new GAME store in Walthamstow, East London. Then outlet, situated in The Mall Shopping Centre, will employ 15 people. Its opening is timed to tie-in with the bank holiday weekend. Anyone who makes an in-store purchase between September 4th …

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Square Enix to shut down its game streaming service after less than a year

Square Enix’s Dive In game streaming service is to come to an end before its first birthday. The platform was launched in Japan last October, and allowed gamers to play titles such as Final Fantasy XIII and VII on their iOS and Android devices. Players were even able to control …

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Pixels on page: How video game books are defying the digital revolution

Nobody reads books now.” It’s a common sentiment and, with paperbacks increasingly replaced by websites, e-readers and apps, it might be tempting to close the book on the traditional publishing sector. Books may appear even more of a terminal case when it comes to games, with countless wiki sites, online …

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GAME posts strong H2 despite hardware decline

GAME has increased its gross margins for the second half of its financial year As a result, it expects its full year financials to fall in line with expectations. GAME says it has improved its margins and is enjoying a profitable period, despite a decline in hardware revenues. Sales of …

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Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

The ensuing popularity of boxed video games has helped to slow the retraction of the UK’s physical goods market. The physical entertainment business (that’s games, films and music) shrank by three per cent during Q2 of 2015, ending July 5th, according to market tracker Kantar Worldpanel. That’s quite a significant …

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Halo 5 Pink Mist Edition includes replica Needler, costs £450

Microsoft has revealed one of the more luxurious special editions of recent times. The Halo 5 Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition: Pink Mist Edition, to give it its really quite remarkably lengthy full name, comes with a full scale 1:1 replica Needler pistol. It’s 29-inches long and 10-inches high. The model …

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International Insight: Germany

As the games industry heads to Cologne for Gamescom, Timm Walter, senior manager at local industry body GAME, examines the struggle of Germany’s local market Germany is huge, and thus the German games market is one of the biggest worldwide. Germany’s estimated sales revenue in 2015 for games was €3.27 …

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