Tag Archives: GAME

No Tekken 3DS stock at GAME

3DS owners hoping to buy a copy of new release Tekken 3DS Prime Edition will not be able to purchase it from GAME or Gamestation. Eurogamer has confirmation of the no-show from the retailer. Although no official reason for the issue has been given by either GAME or the title’s …

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Vita midnight openings announced

The flagship GAME and GameStation stores will hold midnight events for PlayStation Vita. GAME Oxford Street is the official UK midnight launch, and will feature meet and greets with WipEout 2048 developers Karl Jones and Ami Ledger (who will be on hand to sign copies of the games). Fans will …

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Darksiders II dated, pre-order incentives revealed

THQ has confirmed a June 29th release for console and PC title Darksiders II in the UK. The game will be released on June 26th in the US. Two UK retailers have also signed up to offer specific pre-order incentives for the title. Those who commit to a purchase from …

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GAME’s banks hires PwC to conduct strategic review

GAME’s lenders have asked PwC to assess the firm’s medium and long-term future. The firm will look to understand how much of GAME’s issues are down to structural decline facing games retail and how much is down to the console cycle, reports The Telegraph. GAME is currently working on a …

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Who will buy Metaboli?

Digital retailer Metaboli is an acquisition target for major video game firms. MCV has been told twice that distribution giant Arvato is set to buy the company, but twice Arvato has strenuously denied it. We are not currently in discussions with Metaboli about purchasing the business,” a spokesperson told MCV. …

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Charity football event kicks off

A new industry five-a-side football tournament is set to raise over 2,000 for GamesAid. Organised by London creative agency SJS, the event will kick off on Tuesday, March 27th at Lucozade’s Power League at Wembley. SJS is hoping to attract around eight to 12 teams in a bid to raise …

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Namco Bandai nets Star Trek publishing deal

The publishing rights for the video game tie-in of next year’s Star Trek movie have been acquired by Namco Bandai. Licensed movie titles are not the given they once were and have to some extent fallen out of favour. However, Namco clearly feels there is an opportunity to capitalise on …

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OPINION: GAME lives to fight another day

Without question a challenging road lies ahead of GAME. But at least for now its staff – whether those at the Basingstoke HQ or at its 600 stores across the UK – can breathe a sigh of relief. The uncertainty, at least, is gone for now. Of course there’s still …

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Industry rallies around troubled GAME

The UK games trade has backed GAME to overcome its ‘nightmare’ start to the year. Publishing execs have lined-up to offer vocal support to the retailer, after working around the clock to get stock into stores. GAME lost credit insurance, which meant the firm had to do deals with suppliers …

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HMV: ‘We’d still be No.1 if not for games’

HMV says a report claiming Amazon is now the UK’s No.1 entertainment retailer is misleading”, as it takes game sales into account. Kantar Worldpanel said Amazon overtook HMV as the UK’s biggest entertainment retailer in the three months ending December 25th. This is in terms of boxed films, games and …

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