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Gamestations April Fools stunt

UK video games retailer Gamestation made a notable and obscure acquisition last week – namely, the immortal souls” of 7,500 of its customers. It’s all to do with the retailer’s latest April Fools joke that saw an additional clause entered into its online terms and conditions. The note stated that …

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GAME enters fruit & veg sector

The time for talking is over. Leading UK games retailer GAME is to, in the words of one of its leading execs, take on the supermarkets at their own game” by introducing a range of fresh food produce in some of its key UK stores. MCV can reveal that in-store …

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GAME safe from Best Buy invasion

Ahead of the opening of its first UK stores in Liverpool, Southampton, Merry Hill and Thurrock next month, Verdict Research consulting director Neil Saunders has told MCV that Best Buy poses little danger for established High Street games retailers. Best Buy’s UK arrival shouldn’t prove too much of a threat …

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Key GAME execs promoted

Two of GAME’s senior management have been promoted to new strategic roles, the firm has announced this morning. Martyn Gibbs has become managing director of the group’s UK & Eire operations, which covers both the GAME and Gamestation chains. Gibbs, previously customer and brand director, will have responsibility for developing …

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GAME reviewing staff contracts

Leading UK video games retailer GAME has confirmed to MCV that it has begun a period of consultation with staff members concerning their working hours, with a view to possible future alterations. Staff members were told of the plans this morning in meetings at both GAME and Gamestation stores across …

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Resi 5 Gold exclusive to GAME

Capcom has announced Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition will be exclusive to the GAME Group chains. Under this partnership, consumers will only be able to pick up the premium edition of the survival horror title a GAME and Gamestation. The Gold Edition is due for release on March 12th. It …

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GAME to close 43 outlets

The GAME Group has announced that it is to close 43 of its outlets owing to the the tougher market conditions that it faces in 2010”. In total, 12 GAME stores, six Gamestation stores and all 25 of its Debenhams concessions will cease trading. The result will be 247 redundancies. …

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GAME plans further Gamestation consolidation

GAME is proposing to close its York-based Call Centre and Refurbishment premises and move them to its central offices in Basingstoke, MCV can confirm. The retailer is also planning to restructure some departments at its HQ in Basingstoke as part of the consolidation. GAME this morning told MCV that 83 …

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Customers ‘recognise pre-owned’s value’, says GAME

While the UK’s leading games specialist retailer GAME today confirmed sales were down over Christmas, the chain has said its preowned offer continues to grow. Across all territories the firm operates in, it said second-hand sales presented year-on-year growth over Christmas. A year ago, the firm started reporting specific figures …

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GAME details Xmas marketing assault

Retail giant GAME has detailed a huge TV, cinema and print pre-Christmas marketing campaign for its two chains. For its Gamestation brand, the group has booked consumer print, TV and national press advertising, with the tagline: ‘Talk to the gamers’. The TV advertisement will feature a mixture of 30 and …

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