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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...

News: GAME Drops The Last Story Limited Edition

GAME Drops The Last Story Limited Edition

Pre-orders are out of luck

For UK gamers planning to pick up the special edition of The Last Story from retailer GAME, there's been some disappointing news as their orders have been cancelled. As reported by Eurogamer, emails were sent to affected customers earlier this week, giving only a few days notice before the title launches on 24th February...

News: GAME Not Stocking Tekken 3D Prime Edition

GAME Not Stocking Tekken 3D Prime Edition

Punched out

Today's big 3DS release, Tekken 3D Prime Edition, hasn't made it to the shelves of the UK's biggest specialist games retailer. GAME confirmed to Eurogamer.net that it won't be selling the game in-store or online, citing a delay in Nintendo's distribution as the reason. The chain has apologised to affected customers. While you can't find...

Rumour: GAME User Accounts Compromised

GAME User Accounts Compromised

Update: Not really

Update: GAME has responded with the following statement: At GAME we guard our customers' details very carefully. We have thoroughly investigated the hacking claims made today by the website Pastebin, and can confirm that they are entirely false. The published email addresses are not registered users of GAME.co.uk, and there has been no breach of our database security. We would..

News: 20 GAME Stores Gear Up for Mario Kart 7 Launch Contest

20 GAME Stores Gear Up for Mario Kart 7 Launch Contest

Have you got what it takes?

With Mario Kart 7 ready to speed off from the 3DS starting grid this week, Nintendo and GAME have teamed up to bring a contest to you this week. This Saturday, 20 GAME stores across the UK will offer an official fastest lap competition. The fastest player in each store at the day's end will win £25 to spend in GAME —...

News: GAME and Rising Star Team Up for Artwork Giveaway

GAME and Rising Star Team Up for Artwork Giveaway

Become a cropper

The limited edition Harvest Moon artwork giveaway announced last week was, let's face it, rather confusing. Now we have the full picture on how you'll be able to get three sets of PAL-exclusive, limited edition Harvest Moon-themed artwork. The first set of art cards will be included with every copy of Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar. The second set will be available to customers who..

News: Meet Charles Martinet at the Super Mario Galaxy 2 UK Launch Event

Meet Charles Martinet at the Super Mario Galaxy 2 UK Launch Event

Dress up as Mario and you'll get a goody bag too!

As Nintendo gets ready for the UK launch of the highly-anticipated Super Mario Galaxy 2, gamers better sharpen their costume-making skills as the company announces a special launch event to be hosted at GAME, Oxford Street in London. As well as being the first people in Europe to play and get their hands on a copy of the critically acclaimed..

News: Zelda Tin Switches Tracks to GAME

Zelda Tin Switches Tracks to GAME

Limited preorder bonus still available

You may remember a few weeks ago we reported that Gamestation was stocking a limited edition figurine and tin set for Zelda: Spirit Tracks, but that they quickly sold out. Well, it seems they sold out because all the rest of the stock went to their parent company GAME. Yes, the pink-hued retailer are offering the figurines of Link and the Phantom as well as..

Rumour: GAME Group Not Stocking Muramasa?

GAME Group Not Stocking Muramasa?

UK's biggest games retailer may ignore feudal Japanese epic

Following our story last month where Rising Star Games' MD Martin Defries said some UK retailers weren't interested in Muramasa: The Demon Blade, we decided to do a little ringing around of GAME and Gamestation stores to check on the preorder availability of this fantastic game and were...

News: Mega Man 9: WiiWare Exclusive

Mega Man 9: WiiWare Exclusive

Capcom have stated that the newest installment of Mega Man 9 is to be exclusive to the Wii via WiiWare, well at least for the moment.

Mega Man 9 (no subtitle yet) is a back to roots platformer, going back to the good old days of the NES in a simplistic 2D style. Go get the first two games of the series on your VC now if you haven't already. The release date of the game is not yet known but we..

News: Top Spin 3 Has Spun On To Wii

Top Spin 3 Has Spun On To Wii

Top Spin 3 the game previously rated fairly high on the X360 & PS3 has arrived on the Wii just in time for Wimbledon.

The reaction to the game so far has varied: it has recieved a high 81 out of 100 in the Official Nintendo Magazine but just 60% from the less biased NGamer UK magazine. However some gamers have critisced the graphics and a general sense of it being watered down from the X360..

News: SMOKING KILLS (Your Wii)!

SMOKING KILLS (Your Wii)!

Tobacco smoke could stop you from enjoying the latest release in the popular Super Smash Bros. series.

According to a press release from the Big N today, the loading problems that have marred the Japanese launch of Super Smash Bros. Brawl are down to the consequences of your Wii passive smoking. The error message which read "Unable to read disc" are the cause of 'dust and tobacco building..

News: Quick! Super Mario The Lost Levels Almost Lost

Quick! Super Mario The Lost Levels Almost Lost

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, originally released on the Famicon and then again on the Virtual Console last month, will be deleted off the VC list in just over an hour.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels is the original sequel to Super Mario Bros. and was only released in Japan. The game was very difficult and for this reason it wasn't released elsewhere. instead a similar but much easier and..