GAME (as in the shop GAME): Retailer Of The Year 2018

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by Jenuall » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:24 pm

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Gemini73 wrote:Cheltenham branch is to close just before or after Christmas. To Let sign went up about a month back. According to the staff Twitter feed other stores across the country are to suffer the same fate


Had an email this morning saying it's going on 30th September!


Sooner than expected then. Feel sorry for the staff, what with Christmas around the corner.


Although I've probably only been in there once or twice over the last few years I'll still be somewhat sad to see that one go. There's never a good time to lose a job but as you say this is tough on the staff coming so close to Christmas.

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by imbusydoctorwho » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:57 pm

Tbh my local game seems to have more memorabilia than actual games, seriously the stuff is everywhere.
Also guess those Totaku figures don't sell that well as they have loads left.

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by Gemini73 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:33 pm

So that's just CEX left in Cheltenham. Seen all the video game stores close here now. Wonder if Gloucester is next?

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by Hexx » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:42 pm

The indie closed in Cheltenham? I knew it moved and started to focus on board games...(Edit - Oh wait. That was Proud Lion. Not "Game On". They were always nice in there...but pricey....and out of the way. Felt bad at they tried to run tournies etc, but seemed like the interest just wasn't there)

Glos only has Game, CEX and a HMV left I think

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by Gemini73 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:45 pm

Hexx wrote:The indie closed in Cheltenham? I knew it moved and started to focus on board games...(Edit - Oh wait. That was Proud Lion. Not "Game On". They were always nice in there...but pricey....and out of the way. Felt bad at they tried to run tournies etc, but seemed like the interest just wasn't there)

Glos only has Game, CEX and a HMV left I think


Proud Lion is down the lower end toward The Frog. Going strong. I co-owned Game On when it was in Beechwood Centre. Left before it moved onto the high street and before it subsequently closed its doors.

I ran the tournaments on a Sunday in Game On.

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by Hexx » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:50 pm

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Hexx wrote:The indie closed in Cheltenham? I knew it moved and started to focus on board games...(Edit - Oh wait. That was Proud Lion. Not "Game On". They were always nice in there...but pricey....and out of the way. Felt bad at they tried to run tournies etc, but seemed like the interest just wasn't there)

Glos only has Game, CEX and a HMV left I think


Proud Lion is down the lower end toward The Frog. Going strong. I co-owned Game On when it was in Beechwood Centre. Left before it moved onto the high street before it subsequently closed its doors.


Yeah - Proud Lion used to on the opposite side didn't it.

I visited ii in the Beechwood Centre loads (walked through Debhenhams to get home - I used to live by His Knibbs). Again lovely staff/service, but retail in 2010s :dread:
Where did it move on the highstreet?

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by Lagamorph » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:50 pm

Redcar used to have just Game, then had Game and Grainger Games, then just Grainger Games, then Grainger Games and CEX, now just CEX.

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by Jenuall » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:57 pm

Hexx wrote:
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Hexx wrote:The indie closed in Cheltenham? I knew it moved and started to focus on board games...(Edit - Oh wait. That was Proud Lion. Not "Game On". They were always nice in there...but pricey....and out of the way. Felt bad at they tried to run tournies etc, but seemed like the interest just wasn't there)

Glos only has Game, CEX and a HMV left I think


Proud Lion is down the lower end toward The Frog. Going strong. I co-owned Game On when it was in Beechwood Centre. Left before it moved onto the high street before it subsequently closed its doors.


Yeah - Proud Lion used to on the opposite side didn't it.

I visited ii in the Beechwood Centre loads (walked through Debhenhams to get home - I used to live by His Knibbs). Again lovely staff/service, but retail in 2010s :dread:
Where did it move on the highstreet?


I always thought Proud Lion was just a comic shop - do they do gaming stuff as well then? I never tend to venture that far down the end of the high street now, although I guess the brewery redevelopment must have brought more foot traffic that way which can only be good for places like that.

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by Gemini73 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:59 pm

Hexx wrote:
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Hexx wrote:The indie closed in Cheltenham? I knew it moved and started to focus on board games...(Edit - Oh wait. That was Proud Lion. Not "Game On". They were always nice in there...but pricey....and out of the way. Felt bad at they tried to run tournies etc, but seemed like the interest just wasn't there)

Glos only has Game, CEX and a HMV left I think


Proud Lion is down the lower end toward The Frog. Going strong. I co-owned Game On when it was in Beechwood Centre. Left before it moved onto the high street before it subsequently closed its doors.


Yeah - Proud Lion used to on the opposite side didn't it.

I visited ii in the Beechwood Centre loads (walked through Debhenhams to get home - I used to live by His Knibbs). Again lovely staff/service, but retail in 2010s :dread:
Where did it move on the highstreet?


Winchcombe Street I believe. I never went in there once I'd left.

Anyway, yeah we did our best and it was fun for a time, but for a number reasons it just wasn't going to work long term. The key owner ran it on her own in the high street after myself and Darren left.

Thanks for the kind words, although I'd never consider myself lovely. :lol:

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by Hexx » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:00 pm

Jenuall wrote:
Hexx wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:
Hexx wrote:The indie closed in Cheltenham? I knew it moved and started to focus on board games...(Edit - Oh wait. That was Proud Lion. Not "Game On". They were always nice in there...but pricey....and out of the way. Felt bad at they tried to run tournies etc, but seemed like the interest just wasn't there)

Glos only has Game, CEX and a HMV left I think


Proud Lion is down the lower end toward The Frog. Going strong. I co-owned Game On when it was in Beechwood Centre. Left before it moved onto the high street before it subsequently closed its doors.


Yeah - Proud Lion used to on the opposite side didn't it.

I visited ii in the Beechwood Centre loads (walked through Debhenhams to get home - I used to live by His Knibbs). Again lovely staff/service, but retail in 2010s :dread:
Where did it move on the highstreet?


I always thought Proud Lion was just a comic shop - do they do gaming stuff as well then? I never tend to venture that far down the end of the high street now, although I guess the brewery redevelopment must have brought more foot traffic that way which can only be good for places like that.


Pretty much 50% boardgames last time I was in there (over a year ago)

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by Gemini73 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:53 pm

Was in town today and it was kind of sad to see GAME all closed up. Not so much because it was GAME, but more the end of an era. High street video game stores are becoming a thing of the past.

Oddly enough, where the store sign used to be it had "EB Games" scribbled on the background.

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by KK » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:31 pm

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We have some great news! A brand new GAME is opening on Thursday 11th October. Come join us at: GAME within the Sports Direct Unit 12 The Junction, Thurrock Shopping Park, Weston Avenue, Grays, RM20 3LP.

Feeling lucky? Join the queue for our 10am opening....We’ve got loads of big offers and giveaways to celebrate:

- We'll be giving away 300 lucky gift cards to our first 300 customers. That's a 1 in 3 chance of winning and the top prize is £300!
- 500gb PS4 and Spiderman console - £199.99, SAVE £50 for the first 10 customers
- Switch Console - £229.99, SAVE £50 for the first 10 customers
- PO XBOX ONE X- £299.99, SAVE £70 for the first 5 customers
- PS4 & XBOX FIFA 19 - £39.99, SAVE £10 for the first 10 customers 10 x PS4 and 10 x XB
- FREE £5 in reward points/£10 Elite for the first 100 customers when you purchase anything
- 1 in 4 chance of getting mugged outside!

And loads more!

See you there!

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The future of GAME, right here. From Debenham concessions to Sports Direct.

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by DarkRula » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:50 pm

"1 in 4 chance of getting mugged outside!"

You don't have to sound so excited, GAME. Anyone would thing you wanted a fight to happen outside the store.

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by Gemini73 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:58 pm

1 in 4 chance of getting mugged outside!


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by Trelliz » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:02 pm

DarkRula wrote:"1 in 4 chance of getting mugged outside!"

You don't have to sound so excited, GAME. Anyone would thing you wanted a fight to happen outside the store.


At least those are better odds than the 4 in 4 chance of getting mugged inside with their prices.

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by Gemini73 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:06 pm

Trelliz wrote:
DarkRula wrote:"1 in 4 chance of getting mugged outside!"

You don't have to sound so excited, GAME. Anyone would thing you wanted a fight to happen outside the store.


At least those are better odds than the 4 in 4 chance of getting mugged inside with their prices.


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by Pacman » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:40 pm

Trelliz wrote:
DarkRula wrote:"1 in 4 chance of getting mugged outside!"

You don't have to sound so excited, GAME. Anyone would thing you wanted a fight to happen outside the store.


At least those are better odds than the 4 in 4 chance of getting mugged inside with their prices.

:lol:

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by TigaSefi » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:23 pm

Trelliz wrote:
DarkRula wrote:"1 in 4 chance of getting mugged outside!"

You don't have to sound so excited, GAME. Anyone would thing you wanted a fight to happen outside the store.


At least those are better odds than the 4 in 4 chance of getting mugged inside with their prices.


:lol:

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