Game - New bunch of c***s Page 89

  • Deleted user 9 April 2019 11:55:58
    Just under a decade ago EA launched the first online pass with the intention of killing the second hand market.
  • the_milkybar_kid 9 Apr 2019 12:13:10 8,303 posts
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    Been looking at using the gift card I had for Christmas. I'm that conditioned to shopping online that I can't remember the last time I bought anything (that wasn't groceries) from a shop. Apparently this gift card can't be used online, can't be used on pre-orders and can't be used to buy online credit so I can purchase online. So I've got to waste my time driving into town, going into a stinking shop, all for something that should be available to do online. First world problems and all that but I make every effort to not to go into the slum of a town centre if I can help it.

    Edited by the_milkybar_kid at 12:15:10 09-04-2019
  • Rodpad 9 Apr 2019 12:16:30 2,997 posts
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    https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/prices-and-markets/stocks/summary/company-summary/GB00BMP36W19GBGBXSET3.html
    (Click the 5 year option)

    Considering there's no upturn in sight, they really are on the way out. It's a matter of when, not if.

    Edited by Rodpad at 12:55:04 09-04-2019
  • DangerousDave_87 9 Apr 2019 12:30:42 6,813 posts
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    @whatfruitlivesagain They've lasted far longer than I'd given them credit for, but they're backed up in a corner now. If it was their arrogance that lead to their first administration, it's a vanishing market that will lead to their final demise.

    Their attempts at providing a social gaming scene seems to be failing pretty hard. Not that I'm against such ideas. It's just a corporate chain is the last place to understand how to manage such thing.
  • X201 5 Jun 2019 17:08:53 20,720 posts
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    Looks like the thread title may need to change from plural to singular.


    Mike Ashley's retail empire Sports Direct is making its latest High Street expansion move with a £51.9m bid for Game Digital.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48528313


    Pubes and a free mug.
  • nudistpete 5 Jun 2019 17:21:20 1,246 posts
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    I reckon Ashley would make a good go of it. GAME have been trying in vain to sell games related merchandise, but at too much of a premium. Getting his contracts to churn out Fortnite t-shirts and associated tat might be a good money spinner.
  • Frogofdoom 5 Jun 2019 17:26:33 16,891 posts
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    No, he will gut the business and pick the pieces he wants. For some reason he is really keen on Belong despite it not doing well (the last I heard). He will close the basingstoke head office I imagine as he can handle shipping from his existing warehouses and close a load of stores.

    I'm guessing he has done this now as they are on the verge of administration and he doesn't want to be caught out like he was with Debenhams.
  • X201 5 Jun 2019 17:56:50 20,720 posts
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    He’s purchased more shares which takes him over 30% so he has to make an offer by law
  • Frogofdoom 5 Jun 2019 18:28:09 16,891 posts
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    Yeah but he has done it to save them hitting administration and risk losing his money again like he did with Debenhams. They have been shedding staff from head office at an alarming rate for quite a while now.

    The store closures and moving stock into sports direct plan has been in place for ages.
  • RGeefe 6 Jun 2019 15:25:31 1,311 posts
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    Just walked into the Arndale Game out of interest and had to leave immediately. It fucking stank like a cross between teenage boy's room and a job centre
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 6 Jun 2019 15:29:43 2,956 posts
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    heard a guy yesterday in the Southend shop talking about Wolfenstein and that it first came out in 1983 on the Commodore 64 lol
  • Frogofdoom 6 Jun 2019 15:40:34 16,891 posts
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    Not far off, it was 1981 on the apple.

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 15:40:46 06-06-2019
  • BigOrkWaaagh 6 Jun 2019 15:52:39 9,610 posts
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    Yeah Wolfenstein 3D is not Wolfenstein 1.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 20 Jun 2019 08:49:03 14,600 posts
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    The Newcastle branch has closed down.

    CEX and HMV are the only two places left in the city which stock current gen titles with any variety.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 22 Jun 2019 12:46:12 9,610 posts
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    New New bunch of cunts then?
  • JamboWayOh 22 Jun 2019 13:13:49 20,750 posts
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    Yep, now Mike Ashley owns it I'm definitely never going there.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 22 Jun 2019 14:21:29 14,600 posts
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    Ashley owns Game?!
  • neems 22 Jun 2019 14:32:39 4,907 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Ashley owns Game?!
    He does now - or will do soon. They've accepted an offer of £52 million.
  • killersrquiet 22 Jun 2019 19:31:07 3,189 posts
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    Mike Ashley clearly has a soft spot for lost causes. He'll be the controlling factor in high street retail one day.... Shame no one will care.
  • nickthegun 22 Jun 2019 19:40:48 82,982 posts
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    What's there to care about, really?

    But, anyway, I think this could actually be quite a good move. No one buys games from there but if was floor to ceiling with cheap merch, I think they would do alright. The only thing I've bought from there in as long as I can remember are Pokémon cards and some Minecraft shit for the girl.
  • X201 22 Jun 2019 20:15:13 20,720 posts
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    BigOrkWaaagh wrote:
    New New bunch of cunts then?
    As I said on the other page, the title needs shortening and the plural removed
  • TitanWarlord93 22 Jun 2019 20:44:38 467 posts
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    I can see why a lot of people aren't happy with the decision. It is not just the fact that some stores will close resulting in job losses but because Sports Direct is bad in general in terms of bad customer service and appalling work conditions and how staff are being treated working there.

    I am having mixed reactions with the news for some reason but hoping for the best of GAME staff now that the takeover bid is approved.
  • Frogofdoom 22 Jun 2019 20:49:15 16,891 posts
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    A lot of game staff are on zero hour contracts already In stores so not much will change for them. The head office has a lot of good people who hopefully keep their jobs. The senior management are useless cunts for the most part though so they would do well to get rid of them (the ones they haven't already).
  • TitanWarlord93 22 Jun 2019 20:58:14 467 posts
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    Oh really. I did not know that just now. All I heard a while back was when they were on like 8 - 16 hours sometimes full time hours.

    Still hope for the best just in case.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 22 Jun 2019 21:15:53 14,600 posts
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    I liked to browse the shelves and back when I still bought new releases they were cheaper there than on digital. Sometimes even affordable
  • nudistpete 22 Jun 2019 22:49:41 1,246 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    But, anyway, I think this could actually be quite a good move. No one buys games from there but if was floor to ceiling with cheap merch, I think they would do alright.
    This is my thought as well. Game already sell some nice merch, but it's more expensive than similar stuff they have 'round the corner at Primark or at the supermarkets. With Ashley's manufacturing contracts he'd be stupid not to knock out Fortnite t-shirts by the container load.
  • Theticket 11 Oct 2019 09:38:10 129 posts
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    It seems to me that GAME is reducing its already dismal trade-in prices. I'm a mug, I know, but they were charging 50 for The Surge 2 on release day last week. Now they offer 22 qud for it trade-in. The problem is that I have no other options if I want to trade anything in - all the independent stores are closed down, leaving GAME to dominate the market. Is anyone else noticing the same issue?
  • PazJohnMitch 11 Oct 2019 09:44:07 16,193 posts
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    £22! That is £10 more than I would expect from GAME.
  • macmurphy 11 Oct 2019 09:45:49 4,312 posts
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    eBay innit.
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