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Witcher 2 coming to GAME as new releases return

Namco Bandai has announced that upcoming RPG The Witcher 2 will be available at GAME and Gamestation. Add this to confirmation that all Reward, Elite and Gift cards are now fully active and restored and it’s yet another step toward both retailers returning to full strength. GAME, Gamestation and Namco …

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Full Reward and Gift card services resume at GAME this weekend

Retailers GAME and Gamestation have reacted all services for GAME Reward and Gamestation Elite card users. Gift Cards have not yet been reactivated, but will be turned back on over the weekend, GAME has told MCV. The retailer is also urging customers not to rush out and spend all their …

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277 lost GAME shops could cost market £158m

The UK games market could be as much as 158m worse off due to the closure of 277 GAME stores. However, that number will be reduced if neighbouring GAME shops and other rival stores step in to attract impulse buyers. The 158m figure was reached by looking at Kantar Worldpanel …

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Martyn Gibbs is new GAME CEO

Martyn Gibbs has returned to GAME as the firm’s new CEO. Gibbs is a popular figure in the trade. He was MD of Gamestation when GAME swooped for the chain in 2007. He has been a key voice at the firm, even announcing the upcoming Gamefest at last year’s video …

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GAME and Gamestation websites return as administration exit approaches

Both the GAME.co.uk and Gamestation.co.uk websites have been restored. Some functionality – such as Reward points earning and spending – is not yet active, but will be reinstated soon. Furthermore, other offers such as GAME and Gamestation gift cards will likely soon also be reactivated, despite recent reports to the …

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LISTED: GAME/Gamestation closures and remaining stores in detail

The first GAME and Gamestation stores to be shut after the chain’s entry into administration have closed their doors. It is estimated that around 300 of the UK’s 609 GAME and Gamestation outlets will cease trading immediately, with the possibility of more to follow if a buyer is not found …

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277 GAME and Gamestation stores close, 40% of workforce axed

Administrator PwC has today closed the doors on 277 of The GAME Group’s 609 UK and Ireland stores, MCV understands. The result is that by the end of the day around 2,104 GAME employees will have lost their jobs – 40 per cent of its UK workforce. 15 of these …

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GAME suspends Reward and Gift Cards

Customers are no longer able to use their Reward Cards in GAME or Gamestation stores. Customers are also no longer able to issue refunds or exchanges. There have also been isolated reports of violence at some stores as customers are stopped from spending their trade-in credit, with some losing three …

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Royal Bank of Scotland tables GAME bid, papers claim

It appears to be a day of conflicting newspaper reports, with The Sunday Times reporting that RBS has offered to buy GAME out of administration. It follows a report in The Express, which says the deal to save GAME has collapsed. The Sunday Times writes that the state-owned bank is …

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‘One clear front runner’ for GAME

There is one clear front runner to buy GAME as part of a post-pack administration, sources close to the administrators have told MCV. GAME is not officially in administration yet. The High Street chain will name Mike Jervis and Stuart Maddison of PWC as their administrators. According to the Financial …

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