GAME Administration Day One: 277 Stores Shut, Over 2000 Staff Redundancies
Written Monday, March 26, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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The dust has settled on GAME’s first day in administration and already 277 stores have been shut, with plans to make 2104 staff redundant.

This morning, GAME Group ran 609 stores across the UK and Ireland, employing 5136 staff. Now just 333 stores remain open, with 2814 staff.

It could get worse, too. While the administrators, PwC have indicated that the remaining stores are to trade as normal, there’s still no guarantee that they will find a buyer. Even if they do, investors are unlikely to keep the retailer in its current form. That could mean more job loses.

"PwC can confirm that the joint administrators are liaising with a number of parties who have expressed an interest in purchasing part or all of the business and assets of the group," said a statement issued today. 

"However, having reviewed the on-going operational requirements of the business and with the continued difficulties on the high street, unfortunately it has been necessary to close 277 stores throughout the UK and Ireland as of today. 

"The administrators are working closely with employees affected by this decision to ensure they receive the support they need during this difficult time to assist with their claims for redundancy and other compensatory payments.”

Joint administrator and PwC partner Mike Jervis said: "Our priority is to continue trading the business as normal while we continue to pursue a sale. The recent job losses are regrettable but will place the company in a stronger position while we explore opportunities to conclude a sale. 

“My team and I will be doing all we can to help the affected employees at this difficult time."


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Comment #1 by II griever II
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:24:45 PM
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unfortunate news

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Comment #2 by COV GREGS
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:25:05 PM
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Well, there you go!

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Comment #3 by Scorpionlawd
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:26:03 PM
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They were idiots to begin with, in my highstreet they had a gamestation and game opposite each other, there staff where morons too, i thought u had to know alot about games to get this type of job, i guess not.

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Comment #4 by Astrex
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:26:04 PM
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shouldn't rip people off

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Comment #5 by jamie1000013
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:26:36 PM
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Really sad to here about this. I didn't think the stores would close this soon. I feel really bad for the workers. It's a bit selfish but I hope my local one isn't closed down.

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Comment #6 by Mattymace666
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:27:20 PM
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Yup lost my job today. Really sucks. Hopefully they'll bounce back. :(

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Comment #7 by Trust Me Dont
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:30:48 PM
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Sad news of course, but not surprised at all...

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Comment #8 by CoffeeAddict5
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:31:50 PM
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@6 Sorry to hear that Mattymace666 and to anyone else this has affected.

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Comment #9 by jd070993
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:32:43 PM
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@6 Hard luck dude. Hopefully you'll find a new job soon!

While this is a dark day for us all, and I'm really sorry for the people who will lose their job, but the management made too many wrong decisions, and it's come back to haunt them.

Sad to say this, they bought it upon themselves (the higher-ups, not the employees on the shop floor).

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Comment #10 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:33:20 PM
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---- GAME Administration Day Two ----

coming right here to you tomorrow...

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Comment #11 by Original
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:34:19 PM
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Game: You Can't Lose
Me: /Facepalm

I feel for everyone at Game but why would they close down Gamestation Stores aswell? I thought Gamestation was perfectly fine?
And yes I know that they are owned by the same Company. -.-"
Not trolling either. A massive hug to everyone out there and I hope that Game can find a way to slip out of Administration and back on its feet.

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Comment #12 by Lord Montymort
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:38:58 PM
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@11 Because it's GAME Group that has gone into Administration, not just GAME itself.

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Comment #13 by ooh ahh mcgrath
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:40:42 PM
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609 stores was way too much.

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Comment #14 by maniac2k5
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:44:05 PM
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I feel horrible for all the people out of work today, and all the people in those remaining branches that are gonna be stressing over their jobs over this next week. Maybe time to work on your CVs, just in case!

Having said that - I'm glad GAME Group is going away. They've been overcharging people who didn't know better (mom's who just want to shut their kids up for a while by buying them a new video game etc.) for far too long. I can't remember the last time I paid full price for a video game, and I buy all my games new and almost always at launch. It's just unnecessary.

Hopefully those out of jobs will find new ones really soon! Good luck to you all.

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Comment #15 by Original
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:44:07 PM
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@12 I see... If both of them close I dont know what I would do?
I'd only have Cex and HMV and Cex are rising up their prices. D:

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Comment #16 by predator_jb
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:48:15 PM
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what i still don't understand is why they decided to open so many shops, 2 of them are in Telford shopping centre, and its not a big shopping centre. Another thing i dont get is what possessed them to decide to sell stuff at competative prices on their online store, and charge full retail price on everything instore. i think thats what killed it for them, a bit of a ticking time bomb, but hopefully whoever buys them out will make it better.

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Comment #17 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 03:49:40 PM
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After reading the full shut down list..

I didn't see both GAME stores in Crawley going.

Come to think about it, they always seemed empty.

Fully expect Gamestation to go soon, which sucks, Gamestation are fantastic and have excellent staff /:

Oh well, I'll have to rely on CEX now, I won't fall for HMV's extortionate prices.

[All of the above mentioned stores were within about 2 minutes of each other, I guess that doesn't help]

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Comment #18 by BipolarGlenn
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:00:58 PM
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In Coventry city centre there are 2 GAME stores almost in the same complex & a Gamestation within a 2 minute walk. Some of there staff treated you like an inconvenience. Sorry to see them lose there jobs though.

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Comment #19 by TheBrute1997
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:01:13 PM
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Such a shame to see them fall apart, worse still many are left jobless...

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Comment #20 by BEAST87
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:09:03 PM
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there was some crumpet in my local gamestation :(

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Comment #21 by Bleeding Star
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:09:32 PM
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As it stands I still have a job at GAME, feel incredibly sorry for anyone employees of the stores that closed though

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Comment #22 by Lloyd Xmas82
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:11:09 PM
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Ridiculous in portsmouth aswell. 2 games and a gamestation within about 800 metre radius. Why split all the profit you would make running 3 stores. If any of the staff at game had any sense they would of found a new job by now as this has been coming for sum time now

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Comment #23 by tkhbecker
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:18:23 PM
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Im not too keen when it comes to business law in the US and Im not even going to pretend to know anything bout the UK and/or laws butoOne thing I dont get why didnt Game Group sell out to someone like GameStop or one of the other companies?

Is there some sort of financial gain when a company goes under that CEOs and top brass make or keep more money once the business go into Administration? I know in the US when someone files for Bankruptcy there are loopholes people exploit to keep cars, houses, etc. But IF a business goes under they usually cut the top and freeze accounts IF it were something that could have been foreseen?

OT: Thoughs and prayers to the employees and thier families whom have and may loose thier jobs. As for those Fat Cats I hope the choke on their Baluga Cavier.

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Comment #24 by ModernSith2010
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:19:22 PM
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You say about all the stores but for me my closet is either 25 or 30 miles away depending which way you wanted to go

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Comment #25 by wolvieware
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:31:06 PM
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Two Games still left in Kingston as well. It's very puzzling as to why they ever needed two stores in one town. And then no wonder they couldn't afford to pay their rent!

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Comment #26 by Dazz
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:36:13 PM
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I'm hoping the one I go to doesn't close down for a selfish reason.

First, I wanna get Warriors Orochi 3 from there on friday when it comes out and once GAME closes all stores, I'll only have HMV left to buy games from.

Second, I've enjoyed the conversations with one employee in particular at the store the past year.

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Comment #27 by AltarofPlagues
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:37:25 PM
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2 stores in Rugby. A game and a gamestation. Gamestation outsold Game on a regular basis. I hope those guys are safe. it doesnt seem to mention Gamestation in most of this, unless its counting it in the same numbers.

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Comment #28 by Rev. H. Heat
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:37:34 PM
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Brick and Mortar stores just can't compete with the prices one can get on Amazon or other virtual retail 'giants'. It is sad but true. Here in the states I hardly EVER get a game from Best Buy or Target for the simple reason that I can get it usually for 15 bucks cheaper WITH shipping (which is often free) on Amazon. I don't exactly make bank so I need to save where I can. THese stores just can't compete with that.

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Comment #29 by l.maciver
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:37:50 PM
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only 333 left so far, more ironic double it you get 666. dark day.

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Comment #30 by Darth Bambrox
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:38:32 PM
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Feel sorry for the people that lost their jobs but GAME are a victim of their own success, In Brighton we have 2 GAMES and 1 gamestation all within half a mile of each other which is just plain ridiculous, they are not compettetive with prices either, asda is often 10-15% cheaper on day one releases and about 200 metres away from these 3 stores is cex which sells all pre-owned games at the very least 10% less, they made no efforts to price match or compete which is why they lost costumers and consequently money.....

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Comment #31 by crsbrwn2000
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:38:43 PM
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@23 RBS blocked a bid by opcapita, and want a stake in the business, was in previous article about this

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Comment #32 by eiVaL
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:39:09 PM
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doesn't Europe have any major rental services?

i havent stepped foot in a EB Games/Gamestop in prolly 5 years here in the US

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Comment #33 by ademlakey
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:47:54 PM
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I worked in a gamestation store during the christmas period and every member of staff there was connected to gaming, whether it was retro or current. I guess I was in one of the better stores..but it closed today :(.

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Comment #34 by AltarofPlagues
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:48:05 PM
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Oh and Incidentally, if you want 10% off Preorders at Asda online, use this code.. GPRE10

just got Silent Hill HD collection for £22.

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Comment #35 by Dazz
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:52:04 PM
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I guess that does it then, I'll go to my store (looking at the list, 3 out of 5 that I've been to have closed but I only ever went into the one anyway because the staff in there were awesome) tomorrow, see what I can spend my remaining loyalty card points on and hope that I can get my pre-ordered game elsewhere just in case.

Just a damn shame cause out of all the places I bought my games over the last 23 years, GAME were the best. Even beating out EB which closed in the late 90s.

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Comment #36 by darkmorgado
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:53:04 PM
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£22? They saw you coming a mile off.

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Comment #37 by stevedb79
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 04:58:10 PM
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Feel for the employees and the ones that are forgotten that this may have effect on (£188m dept is owed to someone whos bills havnt been paid this month) poor show management.

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Comment #38 by ModernSith2010
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:03:13 PM
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@35 Reward cards have been suspended at the moment along with store credit and gift cards

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Comment #39 by darkmorgado
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:05:30 PM
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It's disgusting that a bank owned by the taxpayer - who was quite happy to take £45bn of the taxpayers money to recitfy its cockup - was happy to block a full buyout and put thousands more people on the dole.

RBS should be ashamed of themselves.

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Comment #40 by Stoko
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:06:16 PM
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Manchester Arndale Centre, has two GAMEs and a Gamestation. It's not even that big a shopping centre. Then, there's a GAME concession in the Debenhams directly across the road from the Arndale centre. And, for about six months, they opened a second, larger Gamestation adjascent to the Arndale. It didn't last, I wonder why.

Just checked the closure list. Oh my god, so, they've closed BOTH GAMEs in the Arndale. And the one in Bury (which was the only single GAME for miles, although, there is a Gamestation nearby), AND the one in the Trafford Centre. And the one in Bolton. That's pretty much every GAME I personally know of in my area, except possibly the Debenhams concession, but that hardly counts, the bigger shops just used it for spare stock.

On the one hand I mean, Gamestation was always better. I'd heard stories from friends who applied for GAME, dunno how true it was, but apparently they actively didn't want to employ people who displayed a good knowledge and interest in games. They wanted people who'd sell what needed selling, rather than selling the right thing for the customer, or god forbid advising them not to buy something. Gamestation on the other hand always seemed to try to employ people who knew what they were talking about. Really hope they don't close now too, they always had a better preowned selection too (more retro stuff).

On the other hand though, I mean, it's GAME. They're an institution. It'll be weird not to see them on the high street any more. I mean sure, the last five years or so I only ever shopped there when they snagged preorder exclusives, because Amazon's cheaper. But still. It's GAME.

Sucks for the staff though, I've been through a redundancy due to shop closure, so I definitely feel for them.

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Comment #41 by AkhenatenReborn
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:08:31 PM
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It's a dark day for the industry but, in my experience, shopping with GAME has never been a good experience. For some reason, the staff there have always been rude and don't know much about games in general compared to other stores. Their prices are usually higher on everything, too.

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Comment #42 by Legendary enchilada
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:13:22 PM
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Hopefully GameStop is next, I hate those shitty stores!

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Comment #43 by hobby 1993
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:15:13 PM
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Hopefully the GAME where I stay is still open because if it isn't the only other places to buy games will be HMV (prices are a lot worse than GAMEs) and Tesco (cheaper than GAME but not a great selection of games, just the top 20 chart).

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Comment #44 by JrdRIOT
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:27:21 PM
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Lost my job today too, had a radio interview with the BBC about it earlier too. feels bad man. :(

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Comment #45 by Majica8
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:33:40 PM
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So apparently 2 of THREE Game stores in Coventry are still open, but 1 plus Gamestation has closed.

It's sad for the people who have lost their job, but Game have been asking for trouble for a while. 2 Game stores and a Gamestation within 2 mins of each other is too much, it's not needed. Add to that their prices which were, on the whole, very expensive. Yes you could pick up the odd bargain, but they would sell pre-owned games for near the price of new games. Or 12-18 months after release pre-owned would be £10 less than the original sale price. While Amazon and the supermarkets would have them NEW for another £10-£15 less than Game's pre-owned price.

Again, I feel for those that have lost their job and hope they find new jobs soon, but I don't feel sorry for Game itself.

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Comment #46 by DecadentBeaver
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:37:54 PM
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@16. I know what you mean about Telford Centre having 3 stores. Pointless due to the size. I moved away to live in Wales last year, and my nearest stores are over the border in Chester.
If they shut, I'll have nowhere to go but my local market stall for 2nd hand games. No guarantee on the stock though despite a big selection.

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Comment #47 by Spud81
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 07:40:32 PM
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Sad to hear but not suprised, think it was the beginning of the end once Tesco's started in with all the trade-ins rat race.

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Comment #48 by JohnBoyFW
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 07:45:44 PM
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@22: True dat, and the thing is you can pass all 3, a HMV and a a CEX within two minutes of walking. You'd have thought better placement of stores would have been beneficial to the company.
But the ones who really lose out are the saff who've lost their jobs today. No doubt that the higher ups will get extremely generous redundancy packages, whilst the regular staff, in the UK's current state, will have no choice but to claim benefits for months until job positions appear from somewhere.
A sad day for retail.

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Comment #49 by Wtfmissile
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 08:08:37 PM
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Comment #50 by bearmod
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 09:46:10 PM
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Dude fuck GAME. First they dick customers by not refunding pre-orders and gift cards and now they're just putting 2000+ employees on the street without even a courtesy warning.

@6: Sorry to hear man. Try to stay positive though, you'll find something

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Comment #51 by linktriforce007
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 10:00:59 PM
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Thought EA said they wouldn't? Did EA lie? No way! They're not liars at all. They're an honest, hard working, non-profit organization!

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Comment #52 by zeroy042
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 12:29:24 AM
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@32 i got tired of being ripped o0ff by these sellers of used games... I went to game fly, same as you. Now i can play EVERY game, a year of service for $180 with 2 games... it doesnt make sense to buy games... I can get a brand new game from gamefly for $45, shipped to my house. It may be 3 days after release. And i get all the codes in the box. No loss. Stop the greed!!!

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Comment #53 by Zip
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 01:18:12 AM
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I feel sorry for the people who lost their jobs because of this. Where I live GAME seemed to be doing ok, even though I was never a big spender my self. I never had any issues with the service, but when there is another retailer near by which also got good service and a better price then there is only one obvious choise to me.

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Comment #54 by danny hampson
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 01:19:12 AM
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I was one of those employee's who lost there job =(

R.I.P Gamestation Warrington!

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Comment #55 by JeppeBoy
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 01:29:08 AM
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Oh no, where can I now buy The Sims and Call of Duty?

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Comment #56 by Jellybean468
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 01:40:02 AM
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I really genuinely hope gamestation stays open. Can't say the customer service is great at GAME, gamestation tend to have really nice employees but GAME just want your money. Guess it's come back to bite them I guess. Really bad about all of the job losses though.

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Comment #57 by donkeydood15
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 03:03:06 AM
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I know some of the workers in my local GAME and I feel really bad for them that they'll be losing their jobs...

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Comment #58 by StateBiscuit
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 03:03:42 AM
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there are 3 GAME stores in stratford! each has a 3-5 minute walking distence from each other. Now thats wrong

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Comment #59 by macd
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 03:17:17 AM
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I feel sorry for the staff, but the store was managed poorly. New games were more expensive than most places, and in store games were always a couple of quid more than online. If that is not encouragement to just shop online what is? They wouldn't even price match themselves.

I liked the online store, I buy a lot of dirt cheap pre-owned games from there. The amount of good games I've picked up a few months after release for £3-10 is ridiculous.

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Comment #60 by the bears beard
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 03:21:16 AM
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Man, 2000+ people suddenly unemployed, but worse than that, no employee discount!

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Comment #61 by o0 REN 0o
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 04:26:13 AM
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First off, let's spare a thought for the staff who have lost their jobs. These people have families to support, bills to pay etc.

Games problem was the pricing. £42 for a new release, or £40 for the same game pre owned? With online passes and shit it cost more to purchase games second hand.
Trade in prices were shite. People were always going to look elsewhere.

As someone above mentioned the staff treated you like an inconvenience. There was no love in the stores. A gaming shop should be employing people who are gamers, who can give advice and talk to you about games.

It's a sad day but one I think was always coming.

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Comment #62 by Ashuken
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 04:45:08 AM
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Despite all the criticism people are throwing at GAME, I'm sad to see it go. It was a part of my childhood, and now we're stuck with HMV for games (which makes GAME prices look like a christmas sale all the time.) or buying online.

And of course the jobs, I'll miss the over the counter banter.

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Comment #63 by Nutty Scouser
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 04:45:37 AM
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tesco and asda normally quite cheap - so il go there if all the stores close, or just buy online, no big worry really

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Comment #64 by gary1963
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 04:45:46 AM
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sad news
so sorry for the staff

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Comment #65 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 05:02:08 AM
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serves them right for having 3 stores competing with each other in every major high street.

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Comment #66 by Manwell Pablo
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 05:50:02 AM
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As said feel for all that have lost their jobs.

I think it's mistake to generalise staff in GAME or Gamestation, been in a few times they were ignoreant and unhelpful, been in other times and served by the manager who was so helpful he was annoying, kept trying to sell me everygame and guide book in under the sun (probably as he knew what the rest of us now know!)The very last time I went in I was in Nottingham and had a £35 discount card which I am not very glad I used earlier than I was planning to! Staff were brilliant and banter was top notch. So like with everything in life it depends on the indivdual, they are not all the same.

Having said all that, totally agree with anyone who says they have too many stores, the city I have the most experience in is Leicester and they used to (not sure if they still do) have two stores in the Shires/Highcross, one up stairs one down, which is in the grand scheme of things a very average sized shopping centre. If you walk out the main entrance to this shopping centre and talk 20 seconds past the clock tower there is another GAME, if you walk 2 minutes up Granby street there is a Gamestation. It's no wonder their rent bill is huge.

Will be sad to see it go as people have said they do charge too much but I grew up with them and did still use them as I liked the convienance of being able to pick games up when I wanted instead of having them delivered.

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Comment #67 by Liverpool709
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 06:35:41 AM
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They took our jobs!!

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Comment #68 by Pappy21
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 07:08:53 AM
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Comment #69 by francisrossi
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 07:16:05 AM
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HMV are expensive, supermarkets don't carry many titles and are hugely expensive if you aren't looking for the latest titles, and Grainger Games stock dodgy imports with UK ratings labels stuck on in-store. Left with online, which is hit and miss. Can get some absolute bargains, or be left having to decide between a few chancers price-gouging "rare" titles. Joy.

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Comment #70 by BUZZARDIO 1080
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 07:24:50 AM
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Comment #71 by benjamouth
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 07:41:04 AM
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Apparently they're screwing people on redundancy payment as well, oh man I would have walked out with so much stuff if I'd worked in one of those stores and had known that.

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Comment #72 by Creazil
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 07:55:35 AM
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In our town, in Birmingham, they have a GAME store in each of the bullring areas and a Gamestation around the corner from the bullring. In all honesty though, I go to my Gamestation that is local to me which isn't in town. The company is getting ridiculous now though, I lost a gift card I had at Christmas 'cos they've stopped them for the moment, even though the person who gave it me spent the money in store to get the card.

I'm starting to hate on the company, which is a shame 'cos the staff in my local Gamestation are ace. Just a shame to see them get treated like dirt. Hope it's still open, I'll check tomorrow.

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Comment #73 by l.maciver
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 08:28:17 AM
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#63, no worries yet, soon the goverment will tax online games and you'll probly see them being the same price GAME would have them. Supermarkets are the safer bet.

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Comment #74 by breastfed
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 10:23:52 AM
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game group gone hmvs back is seriously against the wall, cex in bristol only deal in preown never new plus there shop literally stinks (a tangible almost rotting puke smell no joke go in there and you will agree)pretty soon the ONLY shops left trading games will be the supermarket giants and once that happens and they have the market cornered they will charge full rrp all the time. no competion equals being told what to pay.
i swear every week that goes by i increasingly believe that orwell was right just off by a few decades.

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Comment #75 by BoneyMichael
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 01:53:43 PM
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Well done GAME corp you destroyed Gamestation and all thise people you have made redundant.They had it coming and I cannot believe the fact that they were still taking pre orders when they were waiting to collapse. When trying to price match they would only do this with their sister store and tried to rip customers off with trade in value. To be honest I'm surprised HMV didn't go first.

I do feel for those that have lost their jobs but nostalgia should not warrant there being a store on a high street, but there are other stores that just do things so much better than GAME.

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Comment #76 by starkeylaaad
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 03:12:35 AM
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Gamestation is a great store and i dont really like game and never have.

However they are all too competitive for their own good. Where i live there is a gamestation, game and all within 2 minutes of each other and then another 2 minutes around the corner there is a CeX and grainger games within 30 seconds of each other. There is also a HMV another couple of minutes away which i think is just a ticking time bomb for something to go wrong which it has.

I do still think that it should be gamestation which is the one still open and not the others!

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Comment #77 by starkeylaaad
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 03:13:54 AM
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does anyone know by the way if i will gt my money back off my trade in card with gamestation. i have around £30 on it and dont particularly want to lose it if it doesnt re-open

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Comment #78 by cheevo360
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 06:25:28 AM
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Sorry to over 2100 thousand staffs for lose their jobs. I don't like to seem them affected on it which is pain in ass felts.

I hate GAME HQ for while because it is overprice for new and used games which is bullshit and have too many stores everywhere in UK and Dublin.

Well still sorry to staffs, God bless to them for who will have find new jobs. :) and is best!! Go order games there and better deals and prices!!!

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Comment #79 by cheevo360
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 06:33:02 AM
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Hounslow, Chiswick, One store in Kingston Upon Thames but outside on street near by Bentall Centre and Staines that already closed around my homw. So got other store in Bentall Centre in Kingston Upon Thames is still open.

Let you knew which is closed down near my home. I never touch GAME since August 2010 expect just trade ins games for cashes :)

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Comment #80 by cheevo360
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 06:34:34 AM
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August 2011 not 2010 sorry mistake. I just use for trade ins but never buy new or used games anymore there. Hehehehe

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Comment #81 by Kjata8377
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 02:26:47 PM
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Stafford Gamestation closed, was in there the day before and they had shelves full of stock.

The GAME a minute away remains open with virtually no second hand 360 stock, just copies of same game, old WWE/PES/UFC etc or overpriced newish titles.

Strange how they have not amalgamated stock between stores.

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