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Game Group to file for administration

Struggling video games retailer Game Group has said it intends to file for administration.[

Earlier, shares in Game were suspended "pending clarification of the company's financial position".

The firm said talks with stakeholders and other parties had not made enough progress to offer "a realistic prospect for a solvent solution".[

Game has seen its business eroded by competition from online-only retailers, such as Steam and Amazon.

Last week, the retailer confirmed that a number of suppliers were refusing to do business with the company.

The group, which is headquartered in Basingstoke, has 1,300 stores worldwide, including 600 in the UK.[

It said the business would continue to trade and discussions with lenders and third parties would continue.

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In an earlier statement on Wednesday, the firm asked for its shares to be suspended, saying the value of the company had been eroded.[

Shares in Game closed at 2.39p on Tuesday, having fallen from 62p a year ago.[

Game acquired GameStation in 2007, adding hundreds of new stores to its portfolio. Piers Harding-Rolls, head of games at IHS Screen Digest, said that with hindsight, this move could now be seen as over-expansion.[

"Whilst it reaped the reward of this in 2008, when lots of content was sold thanks to new consoles and handheld devices, the packaged game market has since declined," he said.[

But he added that there was still a place for a large specialist games retailer on the High Street, with 70% of spend on games content in the UK still in the form of physical media.

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yeh i remember someone saying...unlk....game was expensive

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British high streets stay indecline

Were seeing a end of a era here lads

Retail wont created the money making opportunities it once did

Some of my happyest times, was working in game station as a student

PEAK for todays youts

But in 2012 we all know we can get our sh*t from play.com/amazon for better prices

HMV is next

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Greed got the better of them

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closing down sale???????????????

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Can't read because of what color u copied and pasted on

So does that mean gameplay and game station are also closing as they are all owned by the same parent company?

Supermarkets>>>>>

Game was previously electronics boutique

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Is what I'm saying they have had things going for cheap in store for the last few weeks (been checking uk hot deals) the had the 320 gig ps3 for £150 in store only

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thats the thing with these stores, they stay arrogant till the end.

went in there few weeks ago to get games for my cuz, almost nothing good on sale,

or they trick you with a sale that isnt really a sale. good riddance

they were even tight on playing games inside, disabled all the 2nd control pads (so why put them there in the ist place???)

Next will be gone Next!,

peacock were sh*t

they offer nothing competitive and so Gone they must be

cant wait for HMV to just accept defeat and follow suit cos they know they aint selling sh*t

have no pity for useless stores that cant re invent themselves.,

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thats the thing with these stores, they stay arrogant till the end.

went in there few weeks ago to get games for my cuz, almost nothing good on sale,

or they trick you with a sale that isnt really a sale. good riddance

they were even tight on playing games inside, disabled all the 2nd control pads (so why put them there in the ist place???)

Next will be gone Next!,

peacock were sh*t

they offer nothing competitive and so Gone they must be

cant wait for HMV to just accept defeat and follow suit cos they know they aint selling sh*t

have no pity for useless stores that cant re invent themselves.,

Shut up.

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Doesnt state specifcally game station

but "game group" is the company name which also gamestation

so if they under the bus i assume gamestation will go aswell (who knows for sure though)

article link:http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-17455742

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Greed got the better of them

How?

Isn't it just that companies like Amazon make so much of their profit elsewhere they can almost subsidise sales of games and happily take lower margins?

GAME sell games only, where's the greed in that?

Edit: I am a PIRATE, the last time I bought from GAME I was still in uniform

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the feeling of going shop to buy your game >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

journey home always takes too long

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Greed got the better of them

How?

Isn't it just that companies like Amazon make so much of their profit elsewhere they can almost subsidise sales of games and happily take lower margins?

GAME sell games only, where's the greed in that?

+ Nobody wants to go buy a £40 game from Game when they can get it for £15 at CEX (seen this many times).

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thats the thing with these stores, they stay arrogant till the end.

went in there few weeks ago to get games for my cuz, almost nothing good on sale,

or they trick you with a sale that isnt really a sale. good riddance

they were even tight on playing games inside, disabled all the 2nd control pads (so why put them there in the ist place???)

Next will be gone Next!,

peacock were sh*t

they offer nothing competitive and so Gone they must be

cant wait for HMV to just accept defeat and follow suit cos they know they aint selling sh*t

have no pity for useless stores that cant re invent themselves.,

Shut up.

you should have done that before you claimed to have gone to both oxford and cambridge within 2 months

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Problem is, these old heads running the company, they dont get the same deal with the distrubutor as say amazon

so they think branding and the fact that there is a audience from say, parents who know nothing about games, or internet shopping and will be around xmas time, to bring in good numbers

Times have changed, they needed to cut prices/costs 2-3 years ago

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Already explained it, stop watching me so hard I'm heterosexual.

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they were even tight on playing games inside, disabled all the 2nd control pads (so why put them there in the ist place???)

the only possible draw that shop had was the fact u could play games in it and it barely ever had that sh*t working, they could've pushed the business a lot harder, had instore games tournos, used their high street image to push an online market but they were lazy cunts and tbh they got no one to blame but themselves.

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Already explained it, stop watching me so hard I'm heterosexual.

you explained nothing. its an explanation that deaf or in this case blind people only can understand. you went to neither so STFU. i dont watch you, u fat confused dumbass half jap half d*ckhead.

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the feeling of going shop to buy your game >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

journey home always takes too long

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Yeah it was coming, swear EA shegged them.

TBH aint bought a game from there in years, just go online shop2 etc

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the feeling of going shop to buy your game >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

journey home always takes too long

it was too long

\everything at game is too expensive

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Yeah it was coming, swear EA shegged them.

yeh EA and Capcom were like NO TIKS

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Most fun part time job I ever had, rip

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