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OPINION: End of the GAME drama renews the market

The problem posed by a large operation like GAME Group was the shadow it cast over everyone else. GAME was a hefty beast. With two major High Street brands, over 600 UK stores, almost 6,000 employees-cum-hardcore gamers, no wonder it was looked at with both awe and scorn. It used …

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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: Gibbs goes

One of GAME’s most high profile execs will leave the High Street retailer on July 29th. Martyn Gibbs is regional MD at the Group, looking after stores in the UK, EIRE, Scandinavia and Czech Republic. He is leaving to ‘pursue his career in other areas.’ GAME has moved swiftly to …

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GAME: Kinect excites customers

Leading games retailer GAME has unsurprisingly welcomed Microsoft’s announcement that it is aiming high by giving the Xbox 360 motion camera Kinect a high-end RRP of 129.99 in the UK. At E3 in June, we were lucky enough to play with Kinect and can say that it truly is ground-breaking …

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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 applauds PS3 cut

The GAME Group has publicly applauded Sony’s PS3 price reduction, predicting that the console will enjoy a major sales boost this Q4 as a result. Sony this week revealed that it would bring a new, slimmer PS3 model into the channel next month. This SKU, dubbed the ‘PS3 Slim’ will …

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Staff review at GAME as key roles switch south

GAME Group is looking to consolidate its head office teams, incurring job losses at its York base as a result. A consultation process affecting up to 80 roles has now begun, as the retail chain unifies all key management in Basingstoke. Gamestation managing director Martyn Gibbs will move south, taking …

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Gamestation: Were still our own boss

One year on after it was snapped up by former rival GAME, Gamestation’s managing director Martyn Gibbs has told MCV that the retailer has retained its autonomy – and is looking forward to expanding its presence further. While there were initial fears that the high profile deal would bring about …

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GAME unveils new management team

Tricia Brennan has been appointed managing director of GAME UK and Ireland, and Martyn Gibbs has stepped up to become managing director of Gamestation. Both will report to Group chief executive, Lisa Morgan. Brennan and Gibbs are both promoted from their previous roles as commercial director at GAME and Gamestation …

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Gamestations Gibbs to edit MCV

MCV has a new editor, with Gamestation’s Martyn Gibbs coming on board to manage the Christmas issue of your favourite games trade read. There are only two issues of MCV left before we all take a well-earned break for the Christmas period. But they’re ones to watch. This Friday we …

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