GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%

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by Moggy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:21 pm

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Preezy wrote:...(Ashley) probably knows strawberry float all about gaming and the trend to digital and just thinks he can make a quick buck...

Although I am definitely not a fan of the guy, he does seem to be a pretty shrewd businessman. When making the purchase, I suspect that he was looking at the value of many of the shop locations rather than at the gaming business.

Yeah you're probably right, jawa. Before it know it every GAME will have a Sports Direct section :dread:


You'll be able to buy your new tracksuit, giant mug and CoD game all in the same place. What's not to like?

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by Lagamorph » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:21 pm

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Preezy wrote:...(Ashley) probably knows strawberry float all about gaming and the trend to digital and just thinks he can make a quick buck...

Although I am definitely not a fan of the guy, he does seem to be a pretty shrewd businessman. When making the purchase, I suspect that he was looking at the value of many of the shop locations rather than at the gaming business.

Yeah you're probably right, jawa. Before it know it every GAME will have a Sports Direct section :dread:


You'll be able to buy your new tracksuit, giant mug and CoD game all in the same place. What's not to like?

Well GAME already sell giant mugs and shirts, so a tracksuit wouldn't be much of a change.

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by Moggy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:27 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Preezy wrote:...(Ashley) probably knows strawberry float all about gaming and the trend to digital and just thinks he can make a quick buck...

Although I am definitely not a fan of the guy, he does seem to be a pretty shrewd businessman. When making the purchase, I suspect that he was looking at the value of many of the shop locations rather than at the gaming business.

Yeah you're probably right, jawa. Before it know it every GAME will have a Sports Direct section :dread:


You'll be able to buy your new tracksuit, giant mug and CoD game all in the same place. What's not to like?

Well GAME already sell giant mugs and shirts, so a tracksuit wouldn't be much of a change.


I haven't been in Game for years so didn't know that.

Sounds like a perfect fit between Sports Direct and Game then.

Giant mugs available now at Sports Game Direct

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by Trelliz » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:18 pm

Imagine if/when GAME goes bust, he gets all the stores for nothing, sells them off and puts concession stand in sports direct, selling only cod, fifa and pes :dread:

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by Gemini73 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:21 pm

Agreed. Buying the rest of the business as it's about to go under, then closing those stores in Iess profitable areas before turning Game into a CEX type retailer seems the most likely scenario.

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by Johnny Ryall » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:32 pm

The rare times I window shop in game always seems wildly overpriced compared to online. So like bovvered

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by PuppetBoy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:58 pm

Moggy wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Preezy wrote:...(Ashley) probably knows strawberry float all about gaming and the trend to digital and just thinks he can make a quick buck...

Although I am definitely not a fan of the guy, he does seem to be a pretty shrewd businessman. When making the purchase, I suspect that he was looking at the value of many of the shop locations rather than at the gaming business.

Yeah you're probably right, jawa. Before it know it every GAME will have a Sports Direct section :dread:


You'll be able to buy your new tracksuit, giant mug and CoD game all in the same place. What's not to like?

Well GAME already sell giant mugs and shirts, so a tracksuit wouldn't be much of a change.


I haven't been in Game for years so didn't know that.

Sounds like a perfect fit between Sports Direct and Game then.

Giant mugs available now at Sports Game Direct


I'm almost certain I saw some Pokemon branded tracksuit bottoms in Game the other day. Swap them out for Dunlop or something and Game are there.

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by OrangeRakoon » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:15 am

Lagamorph wrote:How is Fate Extella on the Switch? I've been looking at it but thinking I'll wait until I can get it sub-£25, but I'm not sure that's ever going to happen for the Switch version.


I waited for the Switch version so I can't compare it against the PS4 or Vita performance other than saying it comes with DLC costumes included (which, at least for Saber, are all varying levels of shameful - as you would expect).

As a game I'm enjoying it. I'm only really familiar with Fate from watching Fate/Zero (I tried reading Stay Night but VNs aren't for me), but I have a pretty decent understanding of the universe/concept. Being a fan of it definitely helps, and I wouldn't recommend anyone going into Extella if they know nothing of the franchise. It's also a direct sequel to Extra (which I own for PSP but have never played), but the game sets up the MC to have amnesia so you don't need to know what happened in the first game. I imagine it would add to the experience though.

Gameplay-wise it's a competent Musou game, so you should basically already know if you're going to enjoy it. There are plenty of enemies on screen and it all runs smooth and flashy, as you would hope.

The story is as you'd expect if you're a series fan - it's a very interesting world with some cool concepts as long as you can put up with constant, overbearing and somewhat creepy adoration of Saber in the writing.

Basically, if you like Musou games and like Fate it's an easy recommendation. If you don't I'd say avoid.

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by Lagamorph » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:22 am

I've never watched/played any of the Fate games/series. Think one of them is in Netflix so I might check it out.

Something about battling for the Holy Grail is about all I know. And it borrows a fair bit from Arthurian legend doesn't It?

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by OrangeRakoon » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:03 pm

Heroic figures from the past (both real and fictional) are brought back to fulfill roles in a battle for the Holy Grail. Saber, one of the main characters, is a gender-swapped King Arthur, but there are famous figures from all over the world and from different eras.

Extella is set in the Extra universe, which is an alternate take on the concept where the Holy Grail is on the moon and everything takes place in a digital world. The main character looks like King Arthur Saber, but that's just because the whole series is infatuated with her character design. In Extella she is still called Saber, but is actually the manifestation of Emperor Nero of Rome.

Jeanne D'arc also looks exactly the same.

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by Lagamorph » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:12 pm

Sounds bonkers. My kind of thing. Might have to grab it if I ever see the price on it dip a little bit.

Could get it for about £23 on PS4, but I fancy the Switch version. Cheapest I've seen is £39.99 at Grainger Games.

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by Karl » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:20 pm

Reminder: Fate was originally a porn game

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by Lagamorph » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:23 pm

Even better.

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by Green Gecko » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:57 pm

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by OrangeRakoon » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:42 pm

I feel it important to stress at this point that there was a re-release of Fate/stay night that cut those parts out

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by Pedz » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:56 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:I feel it important to stress at this point that there was a re-release of Fate/stay night that cut those parts out


Well, that's 2 sales lost from Karl and Staydead.

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by Lagamorph » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:14 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:I feel it important to stress at this point that there was a re-release of Fate/stay night that cut those parts out

Who's going to want to buy that?

Note to self, track down a copy of the original version with an English translation. It's totally just for the plot to prepare for the Switch game.

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by Karl » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:34 pm

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Laga, yesterday
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Oh my God, that dialogue! :lol: :lol: :lol: Amazing scenes.


OrangeRakoon wrote:I feel it important to stress at this point that there was a re-release of Fate/stay night that cut those parts out

Fate has a huge following now, right? I imagine a lot of its fans find the hilarious origins of the series quite embarrassing. If I were going to play it I would definitely get the full version though, sounds much funnier.


Pedz wrote:Well, that's 2 sales lost from Karl and Staydead.

:lol: For the record I want to state that - with the exception of playing Katawa Shoujo ironically when it was a huge meme about 5 years ago - I actually tend to avoid lewd anime stuff. I might be a weeaboo but I'm not a pervert. ;)

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by gaminglegend » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:37 pm

Do we have anyone working at Game anymore on here? I know we used to, would be genuinely interested to hear their thoughts, mainly why Game has Console Pod that are never switched on NATIONWIDE.

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by Mafro » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:39 pm

Karl wrote:For the record I want to state that - with the exception of playing Katawa Shoujo ironically when it was a huge meme about 5 years ago - I actually tend to avoid lewd anime stuff. I might be a weeaboo but I'm not a pervert. ;)

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