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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

News: Nintendo Back in the GAME with Pandora's Tower

Nintendo Back in the GAME with Pandora's Tower

Back to business

Pandora's Tower is the first Nintendo-published game to come back to the newly reformed GAME. The Wii action RPG is available online for £49.99, with GAME claiming it's "very limited and the last print run." GAME hasn't stocked a Nintendo-published or distributed title since Resident Evil Revelations way back in January,...

News: GAME Getting Back On Its Feet After Takeover

GAME Getting Back On Its Feet After Takeover

Reward cards and trade-in deals return

In recent weeks we've reported on the troubles at UK retailer GAME Group, with a number of high profile titles on Nintendo systems not being stocked and the company eventually going into administration, with over 2000 jobs lost. While our thoughts and best wishes are with those staff, there was positive news...

News: Baker and OpCapita Deal Saves GAME

Baker and OpCapita Deal Saves GAME

Better late than never

GAME has left administration after less than a week. Investment firm OpCapita negotiated a sale of the company's UK assets to Baker Acquisitions Limited, bringing GAME Group out of administration and providing it with the necessary capital to continue trading over the near future. Baker has confirmed there are no more plans...

News: GAME Enters Administration, Closes 277 Stores

GAME Enters Administration, Closes 277 Stores

Over 2,000 jobs lost

GAME Group plc. has entered administration. The retailer filed for administration last week but, having been unable to find a buyer over the weekend, was officially placed into administration yesterday morning. Administrators PwC made an immediate impact on reducing the company's store portfolio, closing 277 stores with the loss...

News: GAME Group Files for Administration

GAME Group Files for Administration

But still open for business

GAME Group plc. has submitted an application to enter administration. The troubled chain has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks, with a string of high-profile releases missing from its shelves due to an inability to secure credit agreements with suppliers and publishers. Neither GAME nor...

News: GAME Not Selling Mario Party 9

GAME Not Selling Mario Party 9

Not available online either

It's emerged today that UK retailer GAME will not be stocking Mario Party 9 when it's released this coming Friday. In a Nintendo statement GAME and Gamestation, which are both part of GAME Group plc., were omitted from a list of retailers where the title will be available. At the current time the retail group doesn't have...

News: Now GAME Pulls The Last Story Completely

Now GAME Pulls The Last Story Completely

No stock at all

Yesterday we reported that GAME won't stock The Last Story limited edition but now it's dropped the game completely. A Nintendo Life reader received this email about his pre-order: Unfortunately we are no longer stocking The Last Story on Wii. If you return to the store they will be happy to refund your £5.00 deposit. I apologise...