Tag Archives: gamestation
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 09:24 BST
Following last month’s introduction of digital PC content in store, the bricks and mortar UK high street chain is to start selling digital first-party PS3 releases as of today.
Thu, Jul 14, 2011 | 23:04 BST
Another day, another GTA V spotting or rumor hits, and then is debunked or removed, respectively from the net. Today’s latest comes from a Gamestation listing of pre-orders and release dates spotted by Gamerzines, which was subsequently pulled and replaced with another list with nary a mention of GTA V. Rockstar has yet to confirm the game exists, and retailers have been known to list placeholders in the past for both confirmed and rumored games. Thanks, GameFront.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 | 21:09 GMT
UK store chain GameStation has gone on the defensive after an in-store marketing campaign was described as “openly sexist” by a female employee.
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 | 15:18 GMT
Nintendo’s announced that over 1,200 stores across UK and Ireland will open for the European launch of 3DS this Friday.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 | 16:05 GMT
It’s gut-check time.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 | 19:27 BST
UK super retailers GAME and GameStation are reporting a 40 percent drop in Nintendo hardware sales year-to-date on both DS and Wii.
Sun, May 30, 2010 | 16:50 BST
GameStation has started a new scheme which allows punters to sell their games and consoles for cash; then buy them back at a later date.
Wed, Mar 03, 2010 | 11:35 GMT
GAME employees have just been told their working hours are to be reviewed as part of a group-wide shake-up.
Wed, Mar 03, 2010 | 07:50 GMT
VG247 has learnt that all Game and Gamestation stores were told on Friday they would be opening half an hour later today as the result of a staff meeting this morning at 9.00am GMT.
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 | 10:19 GMT
GAME’s announced it is to close 43 of its stores as well as drop 247 jobs.
Wed, Sep 30, 2009 | 10:01 BST
Admit it. You’ve always wanted a Tekken hat. Fortune smiles on you this morning, then, thanks to the announcement of Tekken 6′s pre-order bonuses for the UK.
For the early fight adopters in the audience, Game has special collector cards (PS3, 360); HMV has t-shirts (PS3, 360); Play.com has lapel pins (PS3, 360); Blockbuster has Tekken baseball caps (only on PS3, apparently; and Gamestation has an indispensable Tekken Calendar (again…).
You cannot say fairer than that. It’s out on October 30.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 10:06 BST
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 | 12:24 BST
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 | 15:02 BST
Retailer Game has posted record financial results for its fiscal year which ended January 31, 2009.
Reporting turnover gains of £1.97 billion (up 32 percent) and a profit of £126.2 million (up 68 percent), Game chairman Peter Lewis attributes the success to the chain’s international expansion and the acquisition of Gamestation.
“These were exceptional results for the Group with a 67% increase in profit before taxation and non-recurring costs to £126.2m (2008: £75.5m) and continue a consistent growth trend for our business,” he said. “The Group’s basic earnings per share before non-recurring costs in the last four years have increased by a compound annual average of over 44%.
“The principal drivers have been third generation formats with many products now having a wider demographic appeal, the further development of our specialist credentials, successful international expansion and the many benefits arising from our acquisition of Gamestation.”
Lewis also stated that current trading performance is “ahead of our expectations” which has the board confident for the year into January 2010.
More over on Edge.
Thu, Apr 09, 2009 | 08:56 BST
A British man found some “ecstasy tablets” in one of the used GTA games he purchased at a GameStation in Gloucestershire.
“When I opened the box up, the cling film wrap fell out. I could not believe it. I have two children and my son plays Xbox all the time. He could easily have opened the box and found them,” Richard Thornhill told the Telegraph.
“I dread to think what the consequences would have been if he had. He is only 12. He could have died. It was a pre-used game, but that should not make a difference. My wife is beside herself over this because she keeps thinking about what could have happened and so do I.”
Richard never mentioned why his son would have been messing about with mature rated game in the first place.
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 | 11:54 GMT
GameStation’s opening 200 stores across the UK at midnight tomorrow for the launch of Resident Evil 5.
Said Martyn Gibbs, chain MD: “This game is arguably the biggest launch so far this year and we wanted to make sure our customers could buy the game as soon as it’s available.
“Our midnight openings always go down a storm with shoppers and staff alike, so we’re opening over 200 of our stores across the country tomorrow night at midnight, with staff even getting dressed up for the occasion!”
We may go and take pictures at the local GameStation. Please, God, make Terry the till man dress up as an African zombie.
Press release after the link.
Wed, Mar 04, 2009 | 10:32 GMT
[Update - It's £13 on Amazon. That's a bit stupid. Thanks, tenthousandgothsonacid.]
Play.com is offering LittleBigPlanet for £17.99, which, in the parlance of the gutter, is fucking cheap.
Tesco, not be outdone, has gone even cheaper: how does £17.96 sound?
So you probably won’t buy it from them, then.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009 | 14:58 GMT
Fancy the thought of a life-size Blood Raven Space Marine guarding your living room? UK residents should head on over to the official Dawn of War II Facebook page and sign up to be a fan: you may just win one of your very own.
Standing over 2 meters (6.5 feet) high, statues are now on-site at five different GameStation stores across the UK. All you have to do is walk up to the thing, take your picture with it, and upload your photo to Facebook page. Then you need to tag yourself and the Space Marine in the photo with the location of the store.
Pretty simple really.
On February 26, the GameStation store that received the most tags will form a panel and choose the winner deemed to be the “most entertaining”. The five participating GameStation stores are:
- Hull – 59-60 Prospect Centre, Hull, HU2 8PW
- Orpington – 79 – 81 The Walnuts, Orpington, BR6 0TW
- Edinburgh – 134A Princes Street, EDINBURGH, EH2 4AH
- Blackburn – 59-61 King William Street, Blackburn, BB1 7DJ
- Stratford Upon Avon – 13 Town Square Shopping Centre, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6AU
Fri, Dec 05, 2008 | 12:34 GMT
GameStation’s dropped Sonic Unleashed to £19.57 in its deal of the day, as you can see here.
The news is even better if you’re a PS2 owner: the game’s yours for £9.78.
Buy. With impunity.
Thu, Dec 04, 2008 | 12:31 GMT