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Old 03-21-2012, 11:23 AM
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GAME PLC Goes into Administration

Europe's largest vidya game store GAME (and by extension, Gamestation), the struggling retailer manged by a group of complete morons, has recentlygone into administration following very poor sales and recent spats with most of their suppliers, including EA, Ubisoft, and Nintendo.
Though I've found the quality of their stores varies from region to region, the ones I've been to have generally been lovely, brimming with titles you can only get from Amazon normally, it'll be very sad to see them go. My heart goes out to all the lovely staff I've done business with over the years will lose their jobs because the morons in charge thought 3 stores in a quarter mile radius was a good idea.

Ironically, around the same time courts ruled against the large supermarkets the put GAME out of business from selling DVD's and Videogames tax free, and 20% under the RRP. What a cruel place the world can be sometimes.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:18 PM
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Re: GAME PLC Goes into Administration

So sad. And I have alot of game points I can't use as they dont have the games I want, and amazon is a damn rip off atm.

Not all companies that enter administration die, there are a few that survived and grew after. So it may not be the total end, but in reality Im gonna say EA etc are gonna bully it out of any chance of recovery.

I loved popping into game around the corner from work in break quickly getting titles right there and then.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:47 PM
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So gutted to see my local GAME store go.

The staff there were wonderful and I heard it was around 6,000 odd jobs going in all. :<
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:59 PM
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Re: GAME PLC Goes into Administration

I never really shopped at a GAME store, but it's sad to hear that they're done. More jobs lost. :<

I only get my games through either steam for PC stuff, or Amazon for console stuff. yay online.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:02 PM
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Re: GAME PLC Goes into Administration

No surprise really. They're horribly overpriced, only HMV is more expensive, their stores are horribly organized and they're customer service is abysmal. No loss if they go under truth be told.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:34 PM
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Re: GAME PLC Goes into Administration

"If" Game do close down. Am i the only one thinking of the massive sale they will have on to get rid of the stock.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:52 PM
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Re: GAME PLC Goes into Administration

^ I do recall something similar happening with Zavvi. I took advantage of it and grabbed a couple of the discounted Wii Point cards they had. :B
Seems I wasn't the only one, either, as the shelf that carried them was almost like completely empty.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:43 PM
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Re: GAME PLC Goes into Administration

Longass list of all the shops being closed down

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Abergavenny (Unit 3 Cibi Walk, Frogmore Street)
Accrington 29 Broadway
Aintree Comet
Altrincham 97 George Street
Andover 49 High Street
Antrim Unit 42, Junction One Outlet Centre
Ashford 18 County Square
Ashington 12 Station Road, Ashington
Ashton Unit 28, The Arcade
Athlone Unit 44 Athlone Town Centre
Aylesbury Units 36-37, Friars Sq. Shopping Centre
Ballymena Unit 15 Fairhill Shopping Centre
Banbury 4B Castle Quay Shopping Centre
Bangor NI 9 Bloomfield Centre
Barking Unit 17 Vicarage Fields Shopping
Barnet Unit 10 The Spires Shopping Centre
Barnsley 32 Market Street
Barnstaple 30 High Street
Barrow In Furness Unit 26, Portland Walk
Basildon 84 Town Square
Basingstoke 3 Mayfair House
Bath SU7 St Lawrence Street, Southgate Centre
Beckton 19 Gallions Reach, 3 Armada Way
Belfast Unit 55 Castle Court Shopping Centre
Belfast (Conns) Unit 20, Connswater Centre
Belfast (Forestside) Unit 12, Forestside Shopping Centre, Upper Galway
Birkenhead 35-37 Milton Pavement, Grange Precinct
Birmingham Unit 52, The Pallasades
Birmingham 138 New Street
Birmingham Fort Unit 3a The Fort Shopping Park
Bishop Auckland 59 Newgate Street
Blackburn Unit 7 Victoria Court, The Mall
Blackpool Unit 19, Houndshill Shopping Centre
Blanchardstown Unit 112, Blanchardstown Town Centre
Bluewater LO42 Lower Thames Walk, Bluewater
Bolton 37 Newport Street
Bootle Unit 7, 63 Parkside, Strand Shopping Centre
Boston 23 Strait Bargate
Bournemouth Unit 4, Avenue Centre, Commercial Road
Bournemouth 49 Commercial Street
Bracknell 39 Princess Square
Bradford Unit 2, The Broadway
Bradford 4-6 Darley Street
Brent Cross Unit B15, Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Bridgend 12/14 Adare Street
Bridlington Unit 11 The Promenades
Brighton 69 Western Road
Bristol SU16 Cabots Circus, Broadmead
Bromley 68-68A High Street
Burnley 68/70 St James Street
Burton on Trent 7 Underhill Walk
Bury 20 Princess Parade
Buxton Unit 13, Spring Gardens
Camden 124 Camden High Street
Cannock 6 Market Hall Street
Canterbury 14 High Street
Cardiff 92 Queen Street
Chatham 152 High Street
Cheltenham 100 High Street
Chester 39 Foregate Street
Chesterfield 22 Vicar Lane Shopping Centre (10 Vicar Lane)
Chiswick 350 High Road
Cirencester 26, Cricklade Street
Clacton on Sea 20-22 Station Road
Colchester 3 Shewell Walk, (Unit 13 The Culver Centre)
Coleraine 16 Kingsgate Street
Collierswood Unit 9a Tandem Centre, Christchurch Road
Congleton 45-47 High Street
Cork 6 Mahon Point, Cork
Cork 66 Patrick Street, , Cork, Eire,
Coventry Unit 22, West Orchards Centre, Smithford Way
Cowley 107 Pound Way, Templars Square Shopping Centre
Cramlington 4 Dudley Court
Crawley Unit 8, County Mall
Crawley 10-12 The Martlets
Crewe Unit 7, The Market Centre
Croydon 98/99 Whitgift Centre
Croydon (Purley Way) Comet
Cumbernauld Unit 29, Antonine Shopping Centre, Tryst Road
Dewsbury 12 Longcauseway
Doncaster 43/44 Market Place
Dorchester 55 South Street
Dublin 2 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Eire,
Dublin Unit 18, Ilac Centre, Dublin 1
Dublin (Dundrum) Unit 10, Level 3, Dundrum Centre, Dublin
Dublin (Dundrum) Hamleys Dundrum
Dublin (Liffey) Unit 37, Liffey Valley Centre, Clondalkin, Dublin,
Dudley 7 Churchill Parade
Dudley (Merry Hill) Unit L87, Merry Hill Shopping Centre
Dumbarton 77/79 High Street
Dundee 40 Murraygate
Dunstable 6-8 Nicholas Way, Quadrant Shopping Centre, Dunstable, LU6 1TD
Durham Unit SU40, Land Of The Prince Bishops Shopping Centre
East Ham 111 High Street North
East Kilbride 5 The Olympia, Town Centre
Edinburgh 127 Princes Street
Edinburgh (Leith) Unit RU4, Ocean Terminal
Ellesmere Port 18 Mercers Walk
Enfield 37 Church Street
Enniskillen Unit 23, Erneside Shopping Centre
Evesham Unit 16, Riverside Centre
Exeter SU19 Princeshay
Falkirk Unit 34, Howgate Centre
Fleet 16 Hart Centre
Gainsborough Unit 13b, Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough
Galashiels Unit 8 Douglas Bridge, Galashiels
Galway 5 Eglington Street
Glasgow Unit L3/22 , Buchanan Galleries
Glasgow Hamleys Glasgow
Glasgow 146 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow 83 Sauchiehall Street
Glenrothes 42 Unicorn Way
Gloucester 16 Kings Walk
Grantham 53 High Street
Great Yarmouth Unit 10 Market Gates Shopping Centre
Gretna Unit 53, Gretna Outlet Village
Grimsby 24 Victoria Street West
Halesowen 38 Hagley Mall, Cornbow Centre, Halesowen
Halifax 12 Woolshops
Hanley Unit F, The Potteries, Hanley
Hanley 214-215 The Potteries
Harlow 8 Broad Walk, Harlow
Harrogate 2D Cheltenham Parade
Harrow 68-70 St. Anns Road
Hartlepool 92 Middleton Grange Shopping Centre
Hastings 19 Queens Road
Hemel Hempstead Unit 201, The Marlowes Shopping Centre
Hemel Hempstead Unit 12, The Marlowes Shopping Centre
Hereford 56 Commercial Street
High Wycombe 16 Church Street
Hounslow Unit 13, The Treaty Centre, High Street
Hull Unit G46, Princes Quay
Huyton Unit 5 Cavendish Walk, Derby Road, Huyton
Hyde 8 The Square, Hyde
Ilford 172 - 174 High Road
Inverness 6-8 Ingliss Street
Jarrow 25 Viking Precinct, Jarrow
Kensington 185 High Street
Kettering 27 Gold Street
Kidderminster 82 Worcester Street
Kingston 64-66 Clarence Street
Lakeside Unit 282 Lakeside Shopping Centre
Lancaster Unit 15, Ashton Walk, St. Nicholas Arcade
Leamington Spa 83 Parade
Leeds 50-52 Albion Street
Leeds 18 Kirkgate
Leeds (Birstall) Unit 8b Birstall Shopping Park
Leeds (Crossgates) 58 Crossgates Shopping Centre
Leeds (Crown Point) Unit 5b Crown Point Retail park
Leicester 42 Granby Street
Lewisham 68 Lewisham Centre
Limmerick Unit 11A, Cruises Street, Limerick, Eire,
Lincoln (Valentine) Unit 2a Valentine Retail Park
Lisburn 6 Bow Street
Lisburn Unit A10, Bow St. Mall
Liverpool Unit 43/44 Clayton Square Shopping Centre
Liverpool Unit 44, South John Street
Llandudno 46 Mostyn Street
Llanelli Unit 1, Llanelli Shopping Centre
Long Eaton 10 Market Place
Lowestoft 43 London Road North
Luton 142-144 Andale Centre
Luton 39 George Street
Macclesfield 25 Mill Street
Maidenhead 75 Queens Walk, The Nicholson Centre
Maidstone 351 Chequers Centre
Manchester Unit L16 Arndale Centre
Manchester Unit 59, Arndale Centre
Manchester (Trafford) 124 Peel Centre, Trafford Centre
Mansfield 38A Westgate
Meadowhall Unit 29, High Street, Meadowhall Shopping Centre
Meadowhall Unit 52, High Street, Meadowhall Centre
Melton Mowbray 14-15 Market Place, Melton Mowbray
Merthyr Tydfill 4 Graham Way, Tydfils Shopping Centre
Merthyr Tydfill Unit 3 Beacons Place Shopping Centre
Metrocentre Unit 112 Lower blue hall, Metro Centre
Middlesbrough 108 Linthorpe Road
Middleton G14 Middleton Shopping Centre
Milton Keynes Unit SU 10, Midsumer Place
Monaghan Unit 27 Monaghan Shopping Centre
Newark 9 St Marks Place
Newbury 63A North Brook Street
Newcastle 8 High Friars, Eldon Square
Newcastle Fenwicks Concession
Newcastle 78 Grainger Street
Newport 13 Commercial Street
Newport Isle Of Wight 63 High Street
Newry Unit 12A, Buttercrane Shopping Centre
North Finchley 776 High Road
North Shields Comet
Northampton 17 Abingdon Street
Norwich 17 St Stephens Street
Norwich 3-4 Castle Mall Shopping Centre
Nottingham Unit 2, 33 Listergate
Nuneaton 2A Market Place
Oldham Unit 18, The Spindles Shopping Centre
Omagh Unit 5, Main Street Development
Orpington 79 - 81 The Walnuts, Orpington, BR6 0TW
Perth 9 Scott Street
Peterlee 21 Yoden Way
Plymouth 81/83 New George Street
Portadown Unit 6, High Street Mall
Portsmouth 7 Meadow Walk, Cascades Shopping Centre
Preston 8 Fishergate Centre
Preston 172 Friargate
Putney Unit 28, Exchange Shopping Centre
Ramsgate 30 High Street
Reading Unit 17 Oracle Shopping Centre
Redcar Unit 8, Regent Centre
Rhyl 64 High St
Rochdale 54 Market Way
Rugby 45-46 Clocktower Centre
Runcorn 48 Forest Walk, Halton Lea Shopping Centre
Salisbury 11 High Street
Scarborough 112B Westborough
S❤❤❤❤horpe 58 High Street
Sheffield Unit 22/24, Fargate
Sheffield 37/41 The Moor
Shrewsbury 3-4 Castle Street
Skelmersdale UNIT 27 Upper Mall, The Concourse Shopping Centre
Slough N21 Curzon Mall, Queensmere Centre
Solihull Comet
South Shields 89/91 King Street
Southampton Unit SU8, West Quay Centre
Southampton 82 Above Bar Street
Southport 203 Lord Street
Speke Comet
St Albans Unit 32, The Maltings
Stafford 21 Gaolgate Street
Staines 54 High Street
Stevenage 64 Queensway
Stevenage 54 Queensway
Stirling Unit 24, The Thistle Centre
Stockport Comet
Stockton-on-Tees Unit SU32, Wellington Square
Stockton-on-Tees 134B High Street
Stratford 88 The Mall
Stratford upon Avon 13 Town Square Shopping Centre
Sunderland 251 High Street
Sunderland 27 Blandford Street
Sutton 192 High Street
Sutton Coldfield Unit SU7, New Hall Walk, Lower Sutton Parade
Swansea 12 Union Street
Swindon 9 Havelock Square, Brunel Shopping Centre
Swindon 7 Regent Sreet
Tallaght Unit 307, The Square
Tamworth Unit 18, Ankerside
Taunton 47 North Street
Telford Unit 6, 159 New Mall, Telford Shopping Centre
Telford 32 Sherwood Street, Telford Shopping Centre
Torquay 5 Union House
Truro Unit 2, 4/6 Pyder Street
Uxbridge 13 Market Square
Victoria 10 Victoria Place, Buckingham Palace Road
Wakefield 17 Kirkgate
Walsall 42 Old Square Shopping Centre
Walthamstow Unit 11A, Selbourne Centre
Wandsworth 61 South Mall, Wandsworth Shopping Centre
Warrington 46 The Mall
Washington Unit 30 Albany Mall, The Galleries
Washington 26 Albany Mall
Welwyn Garden City 21 The Howard Centre
Wembley 458 High Road
West Belfast Unit 4 Park Centre, Donegall Road
Weston Super Mare 85 High Street
Weymouth Unit 5, Bond Street Centre
Wigan 23 Market Place
Winchester 106A High Street
Windsor 21 King Edward Court
Woking 4 Middle Walk
Wolverhampton 27 Dudley Street
Wood Green 83 High Road
Woolwich 112 Powis Street
Wrexham 42-43 Hope Street
Wythenshawe 18 The Birtles, Wythenshawe
Yeovil 13-15 Vicarage Walk, Quedam Shopping Centre
York Unit3, 5 Spurriergate





Looks like they're closing down the Gamestation closest to me, but not the Game just down the road from it. Interesting...
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:54 PM
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Double post ahoy!
Anyway, it seems like the administrators seem to be getting rid of the pointless stores, trying to turn loads of closely packed loss making stores into well positioned profit making ones. Too bad its only to make it more attractive to buyers, its a great idea that should've been done yonks ago.
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Double post ahoy!
Anyway, it seems like the administrators seem to be getting rid of the pointless stores, trying to turn loads of closely packed loss making stores into well positioned profit making ones. Too bad its only to make it more attractive to buyers, its a great idea that should've been done yonks ago.
As harsh as it is to the business and employees, I agree, That many stores was -NEVER- justified even if the business was healthy. In Norwich Alone there 4 in 3 minute distance. This move to cut the clutter and keep a core few should of been done so long ago its not even funny. With luck this may be the start it needs for a buyer?
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Re: GAME PLC Goes into Administration

Went down to the store closing near me this morning to see if they had any good sales on. Nope, just a sign in the window stating they had closed, and all the stock still sitting on the shelves.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:49 PM
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Went down to the store closing near me this morning to see if they had any good sales on. Nope, just a sign in the window stating they had closed, and all the stock still sitting on the shelves.
Disappointing. :{

And what a complete waste. They'll never move it all with the prices held as they are... Visiting my local this week but I guess there won't be any sales then.
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Re: GAME PLC Goes into Administration

GOOD RIDDANCE.


I am glad of this. How do they think they can compete when they hardly stock any PC games? At every one I have been to, they have walls and walls of xbox, PS3, and Wii games yet a tiny shelf with about a dozen PC games.

I am glad to see these bastards die.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:04 PM
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The local stores in my area are now closed down as well, both Game and Gamestation which leaves pretty much no dedicated video game retail shop left in my town that sells brand new games and consoles (well it was only these two in the UK anyway). There used to be a private game store as well but that closed down a few months ago as well. It's a shame really, even though they were quite overpriced, I was used to buy games from these two stores and even trade occasionally but 'CeX' has been offering better trade in value over the last few years so I haven't really traded much games to them.
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GOOD RIDDANCE.


I am glad of this. How do they think they can compete when they hardly stock any PC games? At every one I have been to, they have walls and walls of xbox, PS3, and Wii games yet a tiny shelf with about a dozen PC games.

I am glad to see these bastards die.
Not stocking enough PC games is hardly a fitting crime for the loss of over 2000 jobs lad, try to have some perspective, and empathy.
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GOOD RIDDANCE.


I am glad of this. How do they think they can compete when they hardly stock any PC games? At every one I have been to, they have walls and walls of xbox, PS3, and Wii games yet a tiny shelf with about a dozen PC games.

I am glad to see these bastards die.
Physical copies of PC games have all but died. They're more expensive to manufacture than dispersing through the internet, and it's easier to lose a disk, break it, not have to go to the store to buy it etc. I don't think I have ever heard of someone buying a PC game in a shop. It's just unheard of. Whether that's because they aren't stocked, or because it's less conveniant, that's the way it is. Console games however, are still dispersed mainly through stores like Gamestation.

This couldn't have come at a more convenient time, this Saturday I'm selling a whole load of ❤❤❤❤ and hopefully I can catch them in the middle of their sales.
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