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    GAME Uk Officially Gone Into Administration

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...administration

    VIDEO GAMES RETAILER Game Group has gone into administration.

    Game Group, which includes Game Stores and Gamestation, has gone into administration with MJA Jervis and SD Maddison being appointed as joint administrators. Game's web site has been replaced with a placeholder saying it is "currently reviewing and processing orders placed on this website".

    Last week trading in Game Group's shares was suspended after the company's directors admitted there was "no equity value left in the group", revealing the firm was insolvent. Game had suffered during the Christmas period, typically the busiest time of the year. and more recently it had been unable to buy stock including the triple-A title Mass Effect 3, which only served to highlight the plight of the retailer.

    Mike Jervis, one of the administrators told the BBC, "Despite these challenges, we believe that there is room for a specialist game retailer in the territories in which it operates, including its biggest one, the UK. As a result, we are hopeful that a going concern sale of the business is achievable."

    Game employs over 10,000 people in several countries and there is no news of layoffs yet. As for those who placed orders and presumably are wondering if they will receive shipment, the firm said that its customer services team will be able to help.

    Source: The Inquirer (http://s.tt/18dCh)
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    Troubled British specialist retail group Game has officially entered administration, it was announced today. The move was widely expected after the firm suspended its shares last week and announced its intention to call in administrators.

    EA pulling Mass Effect 3 from Game stores was widely seen as very bad news for the group.

    EA pulling Mass Effect 3 from Game stores was widely seen as very bad news for the group.

    Game Group--which runs both Game and Gamestation stores in the UK and mainland Europe-employs around 10,000 people globally. Of those, 385 work in the firm's Basingstoke headquarters and 5,136 in its shops in the UK and Ireland. The firm had a turnover of 1.6 billion ($2,6 billion) in the 12 months to January 2012.

    "This decision is taken after careful consideration and ceaseless interrogation of every possible alternative," the Group said in a statement released this morning.

    The firm has had issues with obtaining credit from its suppliers on good terms and latterly getting stock. A falling out with EA shortly before the release of Mass Effect 3 was widely seen as the death knell for the firm in its current form. "The group has faced serious cashflow and profit issues over the recent past. It also has suffered from high fixed costs, an ambitious international roll-out and fluctuating working capital requirements," according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Mike Jervis, one of the administrators.

    "As a result, we are hopeful that a going concern sale of the business is achievable," Jervis concluded.

    UPDATE: The firm has issued a statement saying that "until further notice" all Game gift cards have been frozen, along with points in GameWallet accounts and on Game Reward Cards. No new pre-orders are being taken, and no refunds can be obtained for existing pre-order deposits. Software trade-ins are still possible for those looking to accrue Game Reward points or exchanges conducted in the same purchase. Trading in software for cash and trading in hardware at wall have both been indefinitely suspended. The firm is also not currently able to offer refunds or exchanges, irrespective of whether the purchases were made before or after administrators were brought in.
    Well was to be expected from a few weeks back but to be honest I wasn't doubting it years ago there pricing structure was a mess and they wasn't even trying to match the next best high street seller, for slightly cheaper games from them you had to order online as in store the same game on launch was usually a few 's more. If they do manage to come back I can either see them being a online only game site to get back up a step or defo close quite a few shops to save costs. Its a shame either way cause of the job losses thats the main thing here.


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    I still believe there should be a dedicated gaming retailer on the highstreet, but Game's business model was all wrong.

    They need to sort things out with the publishers, price their 2nd stock correctly, and become more competative on new stock.

    IF they can do this they then need to look at building a business that gamers want to visit; stock retro consoles/games, hook consoles up so people can play the latest games, hold FIFA tournaments etc. Hell, why not put sofa's in, snack bars etc & make it a place people want to spend their time in.

    Gamers will always want the latest titles, the key to securing their business is to offer a competative price & something no other retailer does.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakatomi Uk View Post
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...administration



    http://uk.gamespot.com/news/game-goe...ration-6368067



    Well was to be expected from a few weeks back but to be honest I wasn't doubting it years ago there pricing structure was a mess and they wasn't even trying to match the next best high street seller, for slightly cheaper games from them you had to order online as in store the same game on launch was usually a few 's more. If they do manage to come back I can either see them being a online only game site to get back up a step or defo close quite a few shops to save costs. Its a shame either way cause of the job losses thats the main thing here.
    Not to mention the download prices they wer extortionate, th game was 20 if ot it delivered but it was 30-35 if you downloaded it.

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    Game stores that have officially been closed:

    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
    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
    Scunthorpe 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

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    Sorry, double post.
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    nd no refunds can be obtained for existing pre-order deposits
    fuck glad I cancelled some of my pre-orders. I've only got a couple of quid in reward points as well so that's not too bad.



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    Damn, I'm French and order from Game.co.uk quite often, as the Euro <-> Pound change is quite good. Never had a problem with online orders either. Will have to find another UK game shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTenth666 View Post
    Damn, I'm French and order from Game.co.uk quite often, as the Euro <-> Pound change is quite good. Never had a problem with online orders either. Will have to find another UK game shop.
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