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

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by KK » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:41 pm

gaminglegend wrote: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.

'It's because we can't afford the electric bill.'

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by Karl » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:45 pm

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by Trelliz » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:54 pm

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gaminglegend wrote: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.

'It's because we can't afford the electric bill.'


Also because the pads have been battered to death by a constant stream of children.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Green Gecko » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:10 pm

One of my best memories of GAME is playing CoD2 on 360 pod and enjoying it, it almost sold the consoles ability to me.

That was a long, long time ago in an age far gone.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Buffalo » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:01 pm

The generational leap isn't there any more. I think pods are a waste of time.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by KK » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:35 pm

Those COD2 Xbox 360 demo pods sure helped sell a lot of Samsung HD TVs.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Garth » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:07 pm

Green Gecko wrote:One of my best memories of GAME is playing CoD2 on 360 pod and enjoying it, it almost sold the consoles ability to me.

That was a long, long time ago in an age far gone.


I remember having the same experience, hard to believe that was 12 years ago! :shock:

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by grog monster 64 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:45 pm

gaminglegend wrote: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.


Err... I used to manage a GAME store :shifty: . Worked there for 10 years. But as a civilian, I'd point out that my local GAME's demo pods are always on.

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by grog monster 64 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:47 pm

Incidentally, I think Ashley's interest in GAME has more to do with their esports and events businesses than the high street portfolio.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Hexx » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:57 am

The future is here!

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Belong @ GAME

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What do we do?

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Meet your mates, team-up and compete with us on the battlefield to grab bragging rights against other Gaming Arenas across the UK.

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The various stores also all have their own Teamnames. e.g.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Garth » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:22 pm

They're basically trying to resurrect arcades in the internet era? Why?

It’s an opportunity to catch up and challenge pals in person, not over a headset, because gaming together is altogether better.

But we're already used to headsets and catching up/playing online now. It's far more convenient and there's a far larger community of players.

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by Hexx » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:23 pm

Garth wrote:They're basically trying to resurrect arcades in the internet era? Why?

It’s an opportunity to catch up and challenge pals in person, not over a headset, because gaming together is altogether better.

But we're already used to headsets and catching up/playing online now. It's far more convenient and there's a far larger community of players.


All that's been holding eSports back is the lack of a communal venue!

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by more heat than light » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:26 pm

They've actually gone for 'Portsmouth Pirates' :lol:


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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by KK » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:29 pm

Play Hard. Party Hard.

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Gaming Arenas.

I'm not seeing the correlation. Like telling someone you're going to [a] party ...at the bowling alley down the road. LIVING THE DREAM.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Hexx » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:31 pm

more heat than light wrote:They've actually gone for 'Portsmouth Pirates' :lol:


I'm not sure they should admit where all their Teeside pre-owned stock comes from either

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Moggy » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:36 pm

Bristol Smugglers? :lol: :fp: :lol:

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Hexx » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:39 pm

Both Bristol stories (only place with 2) have the same team name - I'd have thought they might have got a bit more "team idenity"/"friendly competition" if they were rivals.

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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Hexx » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:55 pm

Pinched from rllmuk


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PostRe: GAME Shares "Collapse"; Sports Direct owner purchases 26%
by Ad7 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:03 pm

More like begone amirite

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by KK » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:29 pm

I'm wearing Belong, by GAME. Lacks the general sophistication of Lynx, but it's passable.

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