Tag Archives: GAME

UPDATED: PS4 game RRP still not confirmed in Europe

UPDATE:Sony has contacted MCV to say that it has "not made any announcements about PS4 software pricing for the UK or Europe and will do at a later date". ORIGINAL STORY: PS4 games will be priced the same as PS3 games, Sony has confirmed. We have announced the pricing for …

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GAME launched Xbox retail concept store last week

With the industry off in LA last week, GAME and Microsoft saw fit to quietly launch the UK’s first Xbox store. It is being described as a one-of-a-kind” concept store and is being showcased to the press by GAME next week. Based at the Boxpark mall in Shoreditch (London E1 …

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Man of Steel movie tie-in flying onto iOS

The days of the licensed console game may be numbered, but the age of the licensed smartphone game is well and truly upon us. Mobile publisher Phosphor Games will on June 14th release Man of Steel on Android and iOS via publisher Warner Bros. That’s the same day as the …

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IGN’s Ian Chambers joins GAME as digital boss

IGN’s international director Ian Chambers is leaving the media giant to join GAME. He will take the role of chief digital officer at the UK High Street chain at the end of July. He will be responsible for the digital development of the business, overseeing marketing, online and business development. …

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Nintendo UK not pulling Wii U Basic in UK… but will retail pull the plug regardless?

Wii U is entering a perilous period at UK retail. It was reported this morning that GameStop is removing its Wii U Basic 8GB stock from shelves in the US and returning it to Nintendo. Neither Nintendo or GameStop has responded officially to the claims. Nintendo UK, however, has confirmed …

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New uniform for GAME staff designed by Insert Coin

Gaming clothes specialist Insert Coin has been named as the designer of the new staff uniform for retailer GAME. The new look has been developed over the last few months and will roll-out to stores over the coming weeks. The GAME website will also soon begin offering exclusive Insert Coin …

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GAME embraces film with biggest ever DVD range

GAME will be launching its biggest range of Blu-rays and DVDs in-store and online from Monday May 13th. The range features more than 50 titles, spanning new releases like Argo and The Life of Pi to more established popular fare like Kill Bill and Avatar. The move follows successful in-store …

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GAME plots summer of events to counter video games drought

High Street giant GAME says it will reach out to software-starved consumers with a series of major events this summer. The firm responded to MCV’s story last week about a lack of games coming out over the next four months. It said it would work ‘smarter’ to entice consumers, before …

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UPDATED: GAME paid fees of £3.2m in months following buyout; New stores planned

The new-look Game Retail was forced to pay owners OpCapita a significant sum in the months following its buyout despite continuing to post a loss. The Telegraphreports that GAME posted a loss of 18.2m in the four months following its buyout last April – but in the same period still …

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GAME launches UK retail’s first free-to-play platform

But isn’t free-to-play supposed to mean the death of retail? As recently as a year ago that’s what we were being told. But GAME’s announcement of a new free-to-play platform is further evidence that retail might just find a role to play in this brave new world of digital gaming. …

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