Went into game today to pre-order Bayonetta 2 for Switch. Couldn't see one display box, poster or anything that highlighted the release this week. Just left, gonna order it online instead. Mainly wanted to see how much it was in store, but I couldn't see anything at all. Seems like a joke really.
My local GAME is just a counter in my local MAPLIN, I saw it when I was in admiring the various resisters and capacitors on offer in the hardware section but there was nobody in it so hopefully it goes out of business soon and they can replace it with more electronic components.
Given the high rent GAME undoubtedly pay for a very prominent position on Cheltenham's high street I can see it being one of those stores to close then merged into the Sports Soccer branch the other end of town.
KK wrote:Electronics Boutique used to be in Debenhams. How the mighty have fallen.
The Debenhams in the Metro Centre used to have one of the centre's 3 branches of GAME in it.
Cardiff back in the day was much the same. Two branches of Game on Queen Street, an EB in Queens arcade and an EB concession in Debenhams. This was the days of the legendary 10 day full refund exchange as well so you could chop and change your return locations without feeling quite so bad.
I remember abusing that policy so badly back in the day. I can't blame them one bit for putting a stop to it.
Was ridiculous really. I can only imagine that management advised stores to implement a fair play policy with it but I abused it pretty badly and was never challenged or abused. I actually remember having buying remorse over an original XBox and they took that back under the policy after I’d been playing the thing fir a week. Crazy.
It was a ridiculous policy, but I have also barely bought anything from Game since they got rid of it. I never abused it that badly, but it was always nice to know it was there in case you bought a shitty game. Now they are overpriced compared to everywhere else and there is no fallback if you don’t enjoy the game.