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News: Bravely Second: End Layer Deluxe Collector's Edition Pre-Orders Open in the UK

Bravely Second: End Layer Deluxe Collector's Edition Pre-Orders Open in the UK

Soundtrack CD! Deluxe artbook! Figurine!

There are some handsome special editions on the way with a few key upcoming releases, and the Bravely Second: End Layer Deluxe Collector's Edition is among the best. Confirmed for the European release on 26th February, it includes the following. Bravely Second: End Layer game A Deluxe Artbook (250+...

News: Check Out Plenty of Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage, Limited Edition Pre-Orders Open in the UK

Check Out Plenty of Hyrule Warriors Legends Footage, Limited Edition Pre-Orders Open in the UK

GAME has dibs once again

Hyrule Warriors Legends is one of a glut of new arrivals in the first few months of 2016, giving 3DS owners a chance to jump into the popular Wii U title. Legends includes all of the DLC from the home console version, in addition to new characters and Linkle story content. It's out in the West on 25th March, though its...

News: GAME and Official Nintendo Store Delay Shovel Knight amiibo Pre-Orders in the UK

GAME and Official Nintendo Store Delay Shovel Knight amiibo Pre-Orders in the UK

Delays everywhere, no longer just GAME

Update: The official Nintendo UK Store is now joining in with delaying Shovel Knight amiibo pre-orders, despite the subsidiary tweeting on 7th December that the figure was coming this Friday (11th December). We've amended the headline of this article accordingly. Below is an excerpt from the email being sent...

News: GAME Sends Out £10 Gift Cards and Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Order Issues

GAME Sends Out £10 Gift Cards and Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Order Issues

"We made a mistake"

When Super Mario Maker arrived on 11th September, some UK gamers that pre-ordered the title with GAME experienced serious issues. The major problem was that some were charged up to seven times for the order and saw hundreds of pounds deducted from their bank accounts; this took quite a few days to resolve fully. It was...

News: GAME Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Order Issue, Should Repay Extra Charges in the "Next Couple of Days"

GAME Apologises for Super Mario Maker Pre-Order Issue, Should Repay Extra Charges in the "Next Couple of Days"

No default offer of a discount or compensation

UK retailer GAME has had a few issues in the past that have been damaging to its reputation, and it's certainly rattled the faith of Nintendo fans this past week. At the start of the week it charged some customers up to five times for their Super Mario Maker pre-order; this was then exacerbated the...

News: GAME Processes Additional Charges on Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

GAME Processes Additional Charges on Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

Some complaining of overdrafts and seven charges

Update 3: Unfortunately, this looks likely to drag on for another day, with the following message sent to your humble author on Twitter. An email has also been sent to the customer services address below, though a response from that will likely take some time. Update 2: GAME has provided us with...

News: GAME Promises Quick Refunds After Charging Customers for Too Many Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

GAME Promises Quick Refunds After Charging Customers for Too Many Super Mario Maker Pre-Orders

£234.95 if you're really unlucky

GAME is the biggest high street game specialist remaining in the UK, though it has a nasty habit of falling foul of loyal customers with some pre-orders. It's not always the retailer's fault, such as when Splatoon special edition pre-orders were stolen, but it's made a pretty poor error with Super Mario Maker...

Weirdness: Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

Lorry Thieves Make Off With Splatoon Special Editions in Europe

These guys were pros

Update: Nintendo UK has now provided the following statement: We can confirm that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo's European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen. Included as part of this delivery was GAME's allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo and as a result we are unable to honour...

News: UK Retailer GAME Steps Up Retro Offerings in Marketplace Listings

UK Retailer GAME Steps Up Retro Offerings in Marketplace Listings

Plenty of Nintendo choices

Earlier this year the biggest specialist game retailer in the UK, GAME, launched its online marketplace that allows independent sellers to distribute their own ranges of t-shirts, merchandise and even retro games. At launch in March the selection of retro titles was almost non-existent, yet now it's been expanded to...

News: GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiibo and New Wave for Super Smash Bros.

GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiibo and New Wave for Super Smash Bros.

Let the rush begin...

The amiibo train can't stop, and shoppers in the UK have some more thinking to do with GAME opening pre-orders on a range of options - all of which are still available at the time of writing. First-up, pre-orders are open for the first six figures above - Jigglypuff, Dark Pit, Palutena, Ganondorf, Zero Suit Samus and...

News: UK Retailer GAME Opens Marketplace to Sell Gaming Culture Goodies Such as T-Shirts and Merchandise

UK Retailer GAME Opens Marketplace to Sell Gaming Culture Goodies Such as T-Shirts and Merchandise

Retro consoles and games 'coming soon'

Like much in the gaming industry at present, the retail sector is facing continual challenges and a state of flux. For retailers there's the challenge of boosting online sales while keeping bricks-and-mortar stores in business, while the shadow of Amazon looms over gaming-specific brands. UK retailer GAME is...

News: Charizard Distribution Event for Pokémon X & Y Coming to GAME UK, Includes Mega Stone

Charizard Distribution Event for Pokémon X & Y Coming to GAME UK, Includes Mega Stone

Things are heating up

Pokémon X & Y may have been released last October, but it's still a hub for millions of players engaging in online battles and trading pocket monsters. There's also the Trading Card Game, and The Pokémon Company is taking the opportunity to plug its most recent expansion — Pokémon TCG: XY—Flashfire — by offering...

News: GAME's One Day Mario Kart 8 Deal, for £29.99, is a Must Buy for UK Racers

GAME's One Day Mario Kart 8 Deal, for £29.99, is a Must Buy for UK Racers

Don't delay

Are you a Wii U owner in the UK that still hasn't picked up Mario Kart 8? Perhaps you've seen cheap Wii U system deals and aren't sure whether to take the plunge? This one day deal on the fantastic racer may push you over the edge in either direction. GAME has reduced the disc version of Mario Kart 8 to £29.99 — which you can grab on...

News: Boost in GAME Retail Sales Suggest a Potential Stock Market Return

Boost in GAME Retail Sales Suggest a Potential Stock Market Return

Specialist retailer back in the, erm, game

GAME, the UK retailer with some limited presence in Europe, has reported that sales in its stores for last year increased by 90%, with its online sales jumping 213%. There was also, predictably, a major boost in the closing weeks of last year with the arrival of PS4 and Xbox One, while major contributors on...

News: GAME Expands Its Range of 3DS eShop Codes to Include Virtual Console and Download-Only Games

GAME Expands Its Range of 3DS eShop Codes to Include Virtual Console and Download-Only Games

A useful alternative

Earlier in the year we reported that the GAME retail group had exclusive European rights on eShop download codes, making it the go-to retailer for those that wanted to get their download games by paying with cash or keen to accumulate further loyalty points for the stores. The initial range covered Wii U and 3DS eShop retail...

News: Nintendo Games Back in Force at Game Stores

Nintendo Games Back in Force at Game Stores

Back in One Piece

Nintendo-published games have returned to the shelves of UK retailers Game and Gamestation. Tekken 3D Prime Edition was the first game to skip the retailer in February, but is now available to buy in store or online. It's joined by fellow 3DS outing One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP and DS sequel Inazuma Eleven 2, plus Pandora