Games Retail: How Its Death Will Affect You

360 Magazine: What effect – if any – would the potential collapse of Game have on the lives of ordinary gamers?

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no_more_heroes4507d ago

Wasn't Wal-Mart looking to buy them?

Dailynch4507d ago

Yeah, but that's looking less likely now. It's a real shame for UK gamers, but there's hope yet something will rise up from its ashes to take its place. Here's hoping.

DaveX3604507d ago

Who wouldn't buy their games from the internet, these days? Apart from eighty-year-old, arthritic grandmothers, obviously.

gillri4507d ago

I just cancelled my Witcher 2 dark edition pre-order got my £14.21 of GAME reward points back and just got Arkham city for 79p

I feel like a vulture.oh no a month ago they sent me 20 Xbox 360 Modern Warfare 3 hardened editions for the price of 10

LOL I made over £1000!!

SnakeCQC4507d ago

I haven't stepped foot in a game store in some time they give horrible rates and those stupid game seals annoyed. I and im sure many people have been buying games onle for quite some time now

Baka-akaB4507d ago (Edited 4507d ago )

how ? well no more shitty pre order exclusive deals ? Well at the very least not with them .

It's ludicrous to have a brand getting collectors and pre-orders exclusively in a country , when it's not even present on the whole territory or ships there

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Debunked: Blowing On Nintendo Game Cartridges Never Worked

We have all been there! Blowing on a Nintendo video game cartridge when the game we were playing just would not launch or appeared to be glitching.

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Neonridr5d ago

I mean it worked for me. Regardless if it was just a poor connection between the cartridge and the console or some random bug that was preventing the game from loading properly, the placebo effect of knowing your breath is what fixed the game is dead set in the minds of plenty of 80s gamers.

wesnytsfs4d ago

Blow on the game and then use something about hte thickness of a deck of cards in my case it a was plastic sport card holder of about 20 cards that would keep the mechnaism all the eway down. Ahh and the famous left to right shuffle hoping the contact would touch.

VenomUK4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Stupid Zoomer tries to debunk a technique used successfully by millions of people over many years.

Look out for they/them’s next article ‘DEBUNKED! Why the Xbox 360 towel trick is all a myth’.

Cacabunga4d ago

It did work, not only Nintendo but sega genesis and saturn as well

Seraphim3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

I mean, sure it worked, but did it work every single time? If the answer is yes then you were probably just lucky, or more likely, not remembering correctly. Regardless, it did work be that luck or scientific reasons.

wesnytsfs10h ago

I literally have the same nes from when i was a kid and it still works doing these things. Played on multiple nes consoels when i was a kid always did the same thing and it would always work eventually. PLayed a ton of tecmo bowl with on diff consoles we all did the same thing to get the contacts to register.

thorstein5d ago

Clearing the dust from inside the cartridge by blowing on it did work.

Perhaps YOU are unfamiliar with how easily dust can disrupt electronics, but entire generations of gamers and computer users are.

DodoDojo4d ago

Yup. The pins would get dirty and dusty, anyone that's cleaned a game with a q tip knows that. Blowing the cartridge out would had have to helped.

Relientk775d ago

It worked for me and my cartridges. So I refuse to believe it's just a myth

shinoff21835d ago

It definitely works. They can go on and on about how it didn't but I was there for 100s of games. It was pretty damn common.

Wretchedstain4d ago

The salt in your saliva is conductive

romulus234d ago

Pretty sure people were supposed to blow on the cartridge not hawk tuah on it.

Lulz_Boat4d ago

i see what you did there LOL