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A goodbye to Gamestation – former staffers reminisce

Last week Game Retail announced that, after 19 years, Gamestation will cease to exist. The firm is rebranding all stores with the GAME logo. Game told MCV that the best of Gamestation – its pre-owned policy, loyalty card and passionate staff – will play a major role in its new …

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FIFA, Wii U and ten pages on DVD and Blu-ray in this week’s MCV

This week’s MCV is now available to download – and it is jam-packed with features and stories, including our bumper 10-page guide to the DVD and Blu-ray sector. In this 88-page edition, you’ll also find an interview with FIFA’s boss David Rutter, former Gamestation staff discuss their memories of the …

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OPINION: Gamestation – The sensible sacrifice

There is a lot of unnecessary conflict within the games industry. And I’m not talking EA vs Activision or HMV vs Blockbuster. But rather areas that would be better off if they just worked together. Retail and digital. Publishers and developers. GAME and Gamestation. It’s not that these two retail …

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Gibbs: How the death of Gamestation will make GAME stronger

Game Retail CEO Martyn Gibbs tells MCV why Gamestation had to die and how its spirit will live on within a new GAME. So is it just the High Street stores that are being rebranded, or is it the website, too?It is everything. We are moving to one single brand …

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New GAME will feature ‘the best of Gamestation’

The new GAME will combine the best of Gamestation and GAME into one new chain, the firm has told MCV. All 122 Gamestation are being rebranded GAME throughout September and October. But the firm insists the Gamestation ethos will live on, with the new chain combining the accessibility of GAME …

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OPINION: The Gamestation gamble

From the moment there ceased to be a GAME and Gamestation store in every major town, Game Retail Group must have known a unification of its brands was inevitable. The whole point of running both brands in parallel was to appeal to the ever-broadening games market across the country. In …

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End of an era: Gamestation rebranded as GAME

Game Retail has announced today that all its stores will now operate under one brand – GAME. MCV understands that an announcement was made during the GAME Conference today. It means an end to the firm’s dual-brand identity. It has operated both GAME and Gamestation stores since it acquired the …

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GAME Oxford Street is closing

On September 8th, GAME will close its flagship Oxford Street store. The shop is closing due to the expiration of the lease and the store’s staff have been relocated to other stores on a temporary basis. GAME is exploring ‘other retail options’ for a new West End store. We can …

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Dishonored goodies now available for pre-order

Bethesda has teamed up with leading UK retailers to create exclusive pre-order incentives for its hotly anticipated new IP Dishonored. GAME, Gamestation, Tesco, ShopTo.net and Amazon will each offer different add-ons for the game, which will give players new supernatural powers, according to VG247. GAME and Gamestation is offering a …

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GAME grabs Max Payne 3 exclusive

A free multiplayer map will be offered to all those who pre-order Max Payne 3 from GAME or Gamestation. It’s another good exclusive for the chain as it continues to rebuild after its turbulent start to the year. We are delighted to be Rockstar Games’ partner for the launch of …

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