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Posts tagged “Game”

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How Christmas Shopper Simulator Ruined Christmas

Game has released a free download game called Christmas Shopper Simulator. From the description it's intended as a marketing effort poking fun at the year's crop of gimmicky, niche and weird simulator projects. Alice downloaded it and challenged Pip to play too. Usually at some point in this paragraph we would have linked to the game but it was awful and we really don't want…

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Retail Blues: Lamenting The Demise Of Game Stores

Writer Jon Morcom sent us this elegy for physical game boxes and physical game shops, and its very British, melancholy portrait of the older habits of our hobby was too lovely not to publish. The spidery writing on a sign that’s been stuck to the whitewashed windows of what used to be my local GAME store tells me that the nearest still-operating branch is in…

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Hands On: Redshirt

Redshirt is the upcoming sci-fi, social network satire, in which the only way to avoid a bitter end is to earn promotion, either through talent or tact. Following an enlightening conversation with designer Mitu Khandaker, I was keen to try the game. And now I have. I've spent a few days attempting to survive in the world of friend requests, status 'likes' and careful time…

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The GAME Is Back On: Bought Out Of Administration

It's official. GAME, the UK's biggest high street retailer of games, is saved. GAME, and Gamestation, will continue on, and 3,200 jobs secured. This is thanks to the company's being purchased by Baker Acquisitions and OpCapita, recent owners of Comet. That's good news for those who stay, which will include a "small number" of head office staff, previously made redundant, but little comfort to the…

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High Street Blues: GAME Enters Administration

It appears to be the end of days for troubled UK high street games retailer GAME and its sadly homogenised subsidiary Gamestation. While the chain has long been guilty of multiple heinous disservices to gaming (the aforementioned homogenisation, unwillingness to promote lesser-known titles, far too many stores far too close to each other, excessive reliance on pre-orders and trade-ins, refusal to stock almost any PC…

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EA Pulling Mass Effect 3 From GAME

Oof. High-street retailer GAME's troubles are deepening, with reports that Electronic Arts will not be supplying them with games, including Mass Effect 3. Pre-orders the store has already taken for the title will only be refunded in store credit. While both EA and GAME have yet to confirm, the official Mass Effect 3 website has updated informing anyone that has pre-ordered ME3 to reorder the…

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GAME To Close 35 More Stores, Shut Gameplay.co.uk

Britain’s biggest high-street games retailer, GAME, is to close 35 more stores than had previously been announced, as part of a major restructuring. The company will reduce its current GAME and GameStation shops from 610 down to 550 by Christmas of next year. They’re also shutting down forgotten website gameplay.co.uk, redirecting customers there to GameStation's website.

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Shop Clever: UK Retailers Sell Portal 2 Early

It seems that British retailer Game has realised that there are No Oceans on the internet, and has consequently broken the planned Friday release date of the PC version of Portal 2. The company told Eurogamer that the move was a "market reaction" to the availability of the online version of the game. Perhaps they'd like to join our campaign for worldwide release dates? How…

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