Are Game done for?

  • Deleted user 25 April 2011 23:22:18
    Hope so.

    Cunts.
  • SpaceDave3000 25 Apr 2011 23:24:25 78,280 posts
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    brb, dredging give a fuck lake for a bucket of care.

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  • oldschoolsoviet 25 Apr 2011 23:27:52 5,488 posts
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    Take Boris's iPhone with you, throw that in the fucking lake too.

    Sorry.

    Jecling fice tuu.

    Better. :I
  • heyyo 25 Apr 2011 23:31:57 14,373 posts
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    Boristhespie wrote:
    I friggin hate Apple shit. It was pressie.

    Enough. Tell me if I should buy shares or not.
  • Mr-Brett 25 Apr 2011 23:33:09 12,805 posts
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    They certainly aren't making the kinds of changes that Gamestop are making to secure their future. Game do have a digital download service but it isn't that competitive.

    Pulling bullshit stunts like pre-ordering used games isn't going to make them popular with the industry and selling used games as new isn't making them popular with consumers.

    Just about the only thing they've done right recently is actually have a decent sale for once.

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  • Jazzy_Geoff 25 Apr 2011 23:33:28 7,767 posts
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    if they go and HMV go as well the only place still selling games on the high street will be Argos and the supermarkets
  • PazJohnMitch 25 Apr 2011 23:33:36 8,144 posts
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    GAME in its current state is unlikely to survive another 3 years. Only a new console generation is likely to keep them going as they have priced themselves out of the highstreet. The supermarkets destroy them there and most keen gamers buy online anyway.
  • neilka 25 Apr 2011 23:33:49 16,106 posts
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    Personally I prefer a black pre-op.

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • SpaceDave3000 25 Apr 2011 23:35:30 78,280 posts
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    Black post-op recovery was a goodun.

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  • Mr-Brett 25 Apr 2011 23:38:20 12,805 posts
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    Grainger is largely only in the north and they only ever have about 2 new copies of games, so really they're just a slightly less smelly CEX.

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  • Jazzy_Geoff 25 Apr 2011 23:41:34 7,767 posts
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    It's not a question of pricing themselves out of the market, it's a question of being unable to compete with the low overheads and VAT costs of the online stores and the loss leader deals promoted by the supermarkets.

    I don't think the death of the high street is anything to be celebrated in a gaming context or generally.
  • spamdangled 25 Apr 2011 23:42:09 27,377 posts
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    Boristhespie wrote:
    I friggin hate Apple shit. It was pressie.

    From who? Xlarifu please.

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  • Jazzy_Geoff 25 Apr 2011 23:49:46 7,767 posts
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    a 60% profit drop suggests they'll be gone very soon.
  • lavalant 26 Apr 2011 00:03:16 1,328 posts
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    I think Spain will go first.
  • kadooosh 26 Apr 2011 00:30:18 1,425 posts
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    They seem to be actually mental, I saw a preowned copy of dragon age 2 in gs for 39.99. What the fuck douche bag is marking these up, let alone the ones buying them! On that basis, that's why I think they're losing money. Jockeys.
  • AaronTurner 26 Apr 2011 00:35:10 7,760 posts
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    I never understoof why they didn't start a publishing company. They had all the retail space they wanted, the ability to promote whatever games the desired and to keep them out of the digital domain. Why didn't they do it?
  • kadooosh 26 Apr 2011 00:42:55 1,425 posts
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    AaronTurner wrote:
    I never understoof why they didn't start a publishing company. They had all the retail space they wanted, the ability to promote whatever games the desired and to keep them out of the digital domain. Why didn't they do it?
    Cos they can't count. Basic knowledge surpasses..
  • yegon 26 Apr 2011 01:19:48 5,301 posts
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  • Bombonera 26 Apr 2011 01:22:33 344 posts
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    I hope they don't go bust. I only use the website, and have never had any problems with them. Haven't actually been in one of their high street stores for years.
  • yegon 26 Apr 2011 01:25:39 5,301 posts
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    Rage_Quit_Rob wrote:
    Hope so.

    Cunts.

    Absolutely this.

    That said, it's a shame that their passing will essentially signal the end of high street games shops. I know of the odd indie, but only in towns/cities I'm completely familiar with. Unlikely to stumble across any unless you're expressly looking for them/google mapped them.
  • Charroux 26 Apr 2011 08:58:58 792 posts
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    I quite like GAME - my local Gamestation has a load of old Cube and Xbox games priced at next-to-bugger-all. I'd never buy anything newer from them, obviously. :)
  • PearOfAnguish 26 Apr 2011 09:06:29 7,328 posts
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    Charroux wrote:
    my local Gamestation has a load of old Cube and Xbox games priced at next-to-bugger-all.

    That's the way it'll go, I reckon, like book shops. Buy your games online or go to those awesome junky second hand stores that smell mouldy and have stuff piled up to the ceiling. Don't tend to get those on a high street, though.

    There's room for a decent national chain I reckon but they'd have to take a different approach. Maybe go for full-on nerdvana and sell comics, books and movies as well. Perhaps Forbidden Planet could just start selling games.
  • figgis 26 Apr 2011 09:25:31 7,376 posts
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    How are Game doing online? I'd imagine this side of the business will carry on.
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