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Shelf Life: The Game Place

The Game Place’s Steven Osborne on why his store’s website is important to the business – despite few people using it – and what he thinks about offering digital game codes in store. How has business been for you recently? There have been some very flat days and very loud …

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Shelf Life: GamesNation

We speak to Sam Drysdale of Paignton-based games retailer GamesNation about why the store is focused on selling pre-owned stock over new, and the events that the team is running. How has business been for you recently? We haven’t been open long but it’s going really well. We found a …

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Top Five Longest-Running UK Indies: Insane Games

Our Indie Retail Month in association with Gem comes to an end with the final entry in our look at the UK’s top longest-running indies: Insane Game. MCV talks to Nick Sarjant about what Insane Games is doing to continue its long-running success. What is the secret to staying around …

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Top Five Longest-Running UK Indies: Barkman Computers

The next entry into our Indie Retail Month in association with Gem is long-running Kingston Upon Thames store Barkman Computers. Owner Nick Elliot tells MCV about how the store has remained successful on an ever-changing High Street. What is the secret to staying around so long?You have to look after …

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Top Five Longest-Running UK Indies: Console Connections

Our Indie Retail Month in association with Gem continues to look at the UK’s top longest-running indies with Console Connections. Co-owner Mark Conacher tells MCV what goes into maintaining 20 years of high level customer service Truro-based Console Connections began life as small unit 20 years ago and now stocks …

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Top Five Longest-Running UK Indies: Stan’s Game Exchange

Our spotlight on the UK’s most established independents as part of Indie Retail Month continues with Cornwall-based Stan’s Game Exchange. Owner Steve Stangroon tells MCV the secret to his store’s longevity and voices next-gen concerns. What is the secret to staying around so long?It’s all about customer relationship. We’re a …

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The UK’s Top Five Indie Innovators: GenkiVideoGames

The final entry in our look at the UK’s top indie innovators is niche site GenkiVideoGames.com. Site proprietor Peter Koeppl says he is catering to the needs of a niche market. With Amazon the biggest player in the online retail space, more and more online indies are turning to stocking …

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The UK’s Top Five Indie Innovators: Go2Games

The next entry in our Indie Retail Month look at the UK’s top indie innovators is video game site Go2Games. Business development head Craig Constantinides explains how Go2Games has embraced a new business model. What do you do that makes you stand out from the indie scene?We love computer games. …

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The UK’s Top Five Indie Innovators: Rice Digital

As Indie Retail Month in association with Gem continues, we take a look at Rice Digital as part of focus on the UK’s top indie innovators. Rice Digital MD Geraint Evans tells MCV how the site is tackling a side of the market some still don’t know exists. How did …

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The UK’s Top Five Indie Innovators: Retrobution

The next entry in our Indie Retail Month look at the UK’s top indie innovators is video game stall Retrobution. Dave James-Turvey tells MCV how he has created a portable version of his popular video games stall. How has the stall developed since arriving on the High Street?It opened on …

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