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GAME to work 'hand-in-hand with publishers' on Xbox One DRM

UK retailer GAME has told VideoGamer.com that it "will continue to work hand-in-hand with publishers" on the resale of pre-owned Xbox One software, and that it is "always listening" to the needs of the UK gaming community.

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christian hour1137d ago

Last time I checked Game were on the way out, why else would they close almost every store they have outside of the UK?

Gamestop literally has no more competition in my country now because GAME pulled out, and GAME was in Ireland long before Gamestop came on scene.

So it comes as no surprise that they'll clutch desperatly at any partnerships and deals they can get, and in my opinion they bet on the wrong cow.

fossilfern1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

I didnt realise GAME pulled out of the Republic. I live in Northern Ireland and in Belfast I think there is only two GAMES in Belfast now. The shop is on the way out and I'm not surprised.

Though there are no Gamestops at all in the UK anymore I belive, we'll theres no Gamestops In Northern Ireland but I think its the same for the rest of the UK

TechnicianTed1137d ago

They've still got plenty of stores in England. Don't know about the rest of the UK but there's loads here. Haven't they always pretty much been a UK retailer?

fossilfern1137d ago

I thought Gamestop pulled out of the UK completely, well theres none left in Northern Ireland I believe. Just assumed it was the same for the rest of the country.

TechnicianTed1137d ago

Yeah, they're still around. They used to have two shops in Maidstone, which is near me, but they got rid of one of them after they started cutting back. Bit much having two Game stores in the same town anyway.

What annoys me is there was a Gamestation and a Game store in my home town and I preferred Gamestation because they had better prices and a decent pc and retro section. Then Game bought them out and Gamestation pretty much got rid of the retro section. Then Gamestation got shut down and now there's only Game left.

I don't really like Game too much, but if they go as well there will be no specialist game shops within 10-15 miles from me. I remember when there were loads.

A sign of the times really but it's quite depressing.

fossilfern1136d ago

Yeah it was the same here in Belfast. They had 2 GAMEs within a couple of feet of each other, there was one in Castlecourt which is a shopping Centre and there was one in Donegall Arcade which is a collection of shops and they were literally a stones throw away.

Gamestop did something similar they had 2 shops that were right beside each other. One was in Victoria Square (shopping centre) and the other was just outside of Victoria Square, it was pretty stupid.

Unfortunately out of the usual suspects like GAME, HMV, Tesco, Argos etc theres not too many places that sell games and theres VERY few places that sell retro games and when they do its a poor choice and it normally consists of PS1 and 2 games ;/

Mikelarry1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

i see game trying to claw its way back to being relevant. buhahahahaha hey more power to them as it really is not a bad approach maybe if all preownded games store do this we can get publishers to get a piece of the used games market.

NihonjinChick1137d ago

Didn't Capcom and EA refuse to supply games to Game?

SniperControl1137d ago

They were saved by a buyout by RBS last year, although alot of stores were closed, many people lost there jobs in the transition.

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Vip3r1137d ago

GAME are a vile lot. I've boycotted them ever since I got rude customer service in my local store.

I'm really glad HMV were saved. They do much better trade in deals and their staff and far more friendly and helping.

Honest_gamer1137d ago

i went to enquire about pre ordering a ps4 from game only to be told i couldnt (totally ignoring the huge sign on the window) they then tried to force me to pre order a xbox one to the point they put my name on the sheet and rang it up on the til expecting me to hand over £20, seriously wish game was closed down.

Zichu1137d ago

I haven't bought anything from GAME for a few years now.

I didn't really have any other stores to buy games from that had great delivery, great prices or customer support. I bought a 250GB 360 Slim from GAME in 2010 and that's the last thing I bought from them.

I've been mainly been using ShopTo for new games, for older games it's been Amazon and Play.com.

I just find the prices at GAME ridiculous. Where they sell there games for £40+, I can get them for like £37 from ShopTo and get £1.50 on like 90% of my purchases. I get them a day or two before release as well. I've contacted them about a couple of issues I have had and they got back to me within 30 minutes which is quite fast compared to a lot of other companies.

Mikelarry1137d ago

shopto is my favourite online site and thats where i pre-ordered my ps4. they are on point from delivery to responding to my queries

ANIALATOR1361137d ago

Grainger Games staff are far worse and the music in there is dreadfull

ltachiUchiha1137d ago

Hope they close down lol.

Dannehkins1137d ago

Game are awful. They charge ridiculous prices when practically everywhere else is cheaper and half the time the consumer knows more information than the person behind the counter.

Reborn1137d ago

GAME should work hand-in-hand to improve their own used game policies.

How they charge more than a new copy..is beyond me.

aiBreeze1137d ago

This, I have a saying which I say in my head at least ten times everytime I walk into game.. "cheaper on Amazon" and usually "cheaper on ShopTo" as well. Most of their used games are priced the same as brand new on ShopTo.

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