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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    AC on the PC does look much better. I tried playing the PS3 AC games and just could not get myself to like the graphics. PS3 graphics wowsm was caused by using lighting - its either bright or dark. There was no depth to the graphics at all. Definitely get the PC version for AC games. Btw, I 'pirated' the latest AC game when it first got released and finished the sigle-player
    You talked me into it (not that I needed a heck of a lot of persuasion) - £7 discount off of the PC version of Revelations it is.
    (other alternative would have been to have gone CoD:MW3 on the PC - yawn)

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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    Well that's it, 277 stores closing, 2100 being made redundant

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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Well that's it, 277 stores closing, 2100 being made redundant
    That will be all of the Gamestations then, and probably all but the best performing duplicated Game stores.

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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    What was the point in buying Gamestation again? Seems like it was a stupid decision to make. Oh, and so much for the second hand game market being such a giant cash cow for retailers.
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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    That will be all of the Gamestations then, and probably all but the best performing duplicated Game stores.
    Looking at the ones reachable from where I live and it would appear that they've targetted either ones that possibly wouldn't have had much trade or ones that are in premium locations (e.g. two stores on Sauchiehall St in Glasgow). See http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/store...station/093365

    Don't think GAME's going to get much trade from me (apart from perhaps drop-in's at the one @ Glasgow-Fort, which was quite a good store) since my nearest one is now about an hour's round trip.

    For me though, the best news was that my local Gamestation has escaped this round of the administrators axe.

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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Oh, and so much for the second hand game market being such a giant cash cow for retailers.
    It is a cash cow, however, its dependant on the amount paid for the game and how much its being resold for.

    I think part of Games problem has been both values were sometimes too high.

    I've often seen "pre-owned" games being sold at £5 less than the cost of a new copy, which was still more than say Amazon.

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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    Would like to see a new article now, seeing how they have now closed down ????

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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Would like to see a new article now, seeing how they have now closed down ????
    Have they actually closed ?

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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    Yup the stores closed yesterday and the website is down with a notice
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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    Yup the stores closed yesterday and the website is down with a notice
    The 277 stores are closed (or at least the one marked for closure near me is door's-shut-lights-out) but the rest of the stores should still be trading. The notice on the two websites appears to be quite optimistic - painting this more as a temporary situation.

    We'll see...

    (plus I was planning to put in a pre-order for Assassin's Creed 3 to my local Gamestation - but obviously I'll hold off until things settle down a bit)

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    Re: News - GAME to enter administration, stays open however

    whoops should have been most stores!
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