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GAME is “gone,” says MCV

Thursday, 15th March 2012 09:17 GMT By Patrick Garratt

MCV’s Chris Dring just posted a shot of the UK trade mag’s latest cover on Twitter, in response to the apparently imminent collapse of retailer GAME. Latest news is that both Activision and Microsoft have pulled support from the store. While US retailer Walmart and Comet owner OpCapita are reportedly interested in moving in for the firm, the situation now looks dire.

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20 Comments

  1. Patrick Garratt

    I’d just like to remind everyone of this:

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/02/02/death-watch-game-unlikely-to-survive-current-problems/

    #justsaying

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    …So should i still expect them to honour my Max Payne 3 preorder?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Unless something incredible happens, I wouldn’t expect them to be in business next week.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OrbitMonkey

    @Pat, Y’know the guy who says “told you so”?

    Nobody likes that guy ;-)

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    Yeah, but unless you say it everyone forgets! Anyway: I told you so :-D

    #5 3 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    Lol :-P

    #6 3 years ago
  7. aseddon130

    maybe we’ll be able to snap up a cheap console when they die a death hmmm…

    #7 3 years ago
  8. JimFear-666

    tébérnaque

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Jimaroid

    Astonishingly insulting if you’re an on-the-ground Game staffer. Poor show, MCV. (also, lol)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. aseddon130

    It must be horrible being a staff member knowing that you’re company is going down the drain. I had a similar thing happen to me last year when i worked for Staples but instead of them going down (like they should do) they were basically cutting staff numbers so i was going from Full Time Team Leader to 16hr a week mug, horrible feeling, makes me happy to think i never got a response from a GAME after a job application now.

    poor guys.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. TheBlackHole

    Oh **** off MCV.

    They really are no better than the daily mail.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. viralshag

    It is a shame, I know some decent people that work at the stores and pretty much up to this point all they have had to go on are internet rumours and a happy face from their management.

    Redundancy and job loss really is shit, and I really do feel bad for people that lose theirs at a time like this. I’m not sure what other people think but it certainly seems to be an awful time looking for work at the moment.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Ben

    @9 Not necessarily. With the Game management more than likely not telling the non-management staff anything about what’s actually going on, the media coverage at least gives them a heads up. That way, they can take matters into their own hands and decide whether they get a head-start on looking for a new job, or ride it out to get the redundancy package (assuming they’re entitled to one). It’s not a plesant situation whatever way you look at it, but you can’t really blame the media.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    GAME OVER MAN!

    GAME OVER!!

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Joe Musashi

    ^^ Finally. Studiously avoided no more, eh Pat? ;)

    Told you so.

    JM

    #15 3 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    I couldn’t resist it!

    #16 3 years ago
  17. ninjanutta

    They deserve it,biggest crooks in the highstreet with blockbuster coming very close second.
    They both are charging 37.99 Gbp for a preowned ps3 controller and 43.00 Gbp for a new one.They pay 5.20 Gbp if you want to sell one.
    The mark up is 700% and they go bust.LMFAO…At least some proper gamers with independent shops may get a shot now,Game wiped 99% of them out back when they first opened.Karma is a bitch.
    I sincerely hope that they go bust and nobody reopens but i bet gamestop get in there,Im calling it now,with a big helping hand from Microsoft i may add.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Ben

    @17 – Why Microsoft? Didn’t they just pull support for Game? (http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/15/game-confirms-kinect-rush-wont-be-stocked/)

    #18 3 years ago
  19. ninjanutta

    EXactly…They pulled support.i.e giving a helping hand in games demise..An american company helping an american company? make sence now?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Ben

    Apologies Ninja, I mis-read your post.

    I took the reference you made to Gamestop as being about them buying Game and keeping them alive (after all, Gamestop wouldn’t necessarily rebrand Game’s stores)…after which the Microsoft comment just didn’t make sense.

    All cleared up! :)

    #20 3 years ago

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