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Veela Magnet
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Re: GAME Over?

Post by Veela Magnet » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:25 pm

shinymcshine wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:31 pm
As from 250118 instead of getting 1 point every £0.125 spent it'll be 1 point every £0.25. The value of the points isn't changing.
Wow -- so that's one less reason to pity-buy games instore.
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Re: GAME Over?

Post by shinymcshine » Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:54 pm

Its funny how the retail side of video gaming has changed over the last few years.

A few years ago I could browse & buy, at competitive prices, from Game, Gamestation, HMV, Virgin Megastore, Woolworths, MVC, WH Smiths, then along came the supermarkets too, and depending where you lived, the occasional independent store.

Nowadays, the supermarkets have reigned back their games range, HMV has shrunk considerably, WH Smiths left games alone, and some of the other retailers folded, leaving in many places just Game as the sole high street outlet in many places (with CEX if you want 2nd hand).

Kinda odd given the growth in the user base, but it is by default reducing the 2nd hand market, since many of us are almost forced (& incentivised by online sales) to go for digital downloads.

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Re: GAME Over?

Post by shinymcshine » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:18 am

Sports Direct is to open e-sports zones in some of its stores, together with selling physical games after a £3.2m deal with Game Digital to buy 50% of their "Belong" business.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43029559

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