Gamestation archive

  • GAME exits administration as OpCapita promises no more job losses
    Gaming

    GAME exits administration as OpCapita promises no more job losses

    By 2 April 2012

    As was expected, GAME has now exited administration as OpCapita has bought the UK assets of the GAME Group PLC for what is expected to have been £50 million - consisting mostly of debt repayments. The deal is not good news for suppliers or employees...

  • GAME websites re-open as RBS buy-out imminent
    Gaming

    GAME websites re-open as RBS buy-out imminent

    By 30 March 2012

    Both of the GAME Group websites have re-opened today, as news for the UK retailer improves. Although it may have come too late to save the 277 stores closed by the administrators and the subsequent 2,104 job losses, it is believed that the troubled company...

  • GAME Ireland protesters want fair deal
    Gaming

    GAME Ireland protesters want fair deal

    By 28 March 2012

    Staff staging sit-ins in closed GAME stores in the Republic of Ireland say they will not budge until the GAME Group and UK administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) pay them redundancy and entitlements that they are due. In a statement released today,...

  • Gamestation risks wrath of God with game icon nativity scene
    Gaming

    Gamestation risks wrath of God with game icon nativity scene

    By 1 December 2011

    UK retailer Gamestation has built a nativity scene using popular gaming icons, in order to properly represent the true meaning of Christmas; a sackful of top games titles and a new console or two to keep the kids quiet. Each part in the nativity was chosen...

  • GAME stops selling pre-owned first gen Xbox 360
    Gaming

    GAME stops selling pre-owned first gen Xbox 360

    By 6 September 2011

    UK retailer GAME no longer sells pre-owned Core, Arcade or 20GB non-HDMI Xbox 360s. It will still offer trade-in cash or in-store credit for them, but you will no longer be able to buy one from GAME or its sister Gamestation stores. Initially, a spokesperson...

  • Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta hands-on
    Gaming

    Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta hands-on

    By 16 March 2011

    Gears of War 3 is the last chapter of the Xbox exclusive Gears of War franchise. It follows 18 months after Gears of War 2 and sees the return of Delta Squad, with you taking the controls of Marcus Fenix. The complete game is due to land on 20 September...

  • Could you be the UK's No.1 Mortal Kombat player?
    Gaming

    Could you be the UK's No.1 Mortal Kombat player?

    By 10 March 2011

    Know your Liu Kang from your Shang Tsung; your Scorpion from your Sub Zero? Are you capable of finishing with a brutality fatality just as easily as performing the Hara-Kiri? If so, then you should seriously consider warming up your thumbs and heading...

  • Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta begins 25 April
    Gaming

    Gears of War 3 multiplayer beta begins 25 April

    By 4 March 2011

    If you want to get in on the public multiplayer beta of Gears of War 3 then you can now book your place by pre-ordering at Game or Gamestation. The test run, which will be running from the 25 April to 15 May , will mean that you can unlock a variety of...

  • Call of Duty Black Ops Prestige edition goes on pre-order
    Gaming

    Call of Duty Black Ops Prestige edition goes on pre-order

    By 13 August 2010

    Collector's editions of the next instalment of Call of Duty Black Ops from Activision have gone on pre-order in the UK on Friday, months ahead of the official release date. Activision has "de-classified details", regarding the Collector’s Editions...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Xbox 360 Red Elite and Resident Evil 5
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: Xbox 360 Red Elite and Resident Evil 5

    By 13 March 2009

    Any Xbox 360/Resident Evil fans take heed, Gamestation has a limited edition Xbox 360 Red Elite console available now. Riding the crest of the Resident Evil wave, this pack contains the red console, wireless controller, Resident Evil 5 game along with...

  • Daily Tech Deal: 120GB Xbox 360 and Halo 3 under £200
    Gaming

    Daily Tech Deal: 120GB Xbox 360 and Halo 3 under £200

    By 27 February 2009

    Choices, choices. Do you go for the PS3 or stump up for the Xbox 360? Today's tech deal might just help you make your mind up. Gamestation is selling an Xbox 360 with a copy of Halo 3 for just £199.99. The Xbox itself has 120GB hard drive - giving you...

  • Gamestation set to open 250th store
    Online

    Gamestation set to open 250th store

    By 27 November 2008

    In a welcome bit of news amidst all the stories of closures and job losses, retail chain Gamestation is set to open its 250th store this Friday in Meadowhall, Sheffield. The company is set to host an opening party on Thursday night for partners, publishers...

  • Gamestation gets new Nintendo DS colours
  • Greenpeace criticises "un-green" console makers
    Gaming

    Greenpeace criticises "un-green" console makers

    By 21 May 2008

    Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft have all been slammed by Greenpeace for not doing enough to eliminate potentially harmful chemicals and metals from their games consoles. The body examined materials used inside the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and...

  • How new is your new Xbox 360?
    Gaming

    How new is your new Xbox 360?

    By 21 May 2008

    A French website claims to have uncovered something fishy in the new European Xbox 360 bundles. The website, Logic-Sunrise, claims to have found hardware in the new consoles that dates back to the days before the Red Ring of Death-combatting Falcon motherboard....

  • Blockbuster to open games-only stores?
    Gaming

    Blockbuster to open games-only stores?

    By 21 May 2008

    Industry whispers suggest that Blockbuster is getting ready to open specialist games outlets on the UK high street. Sources say the company, that currently deals mainly with rentals, is hoping to become one of the big contenders in games retail and is...

  • Transformers sweatbands available at Gamestation
    Gadgets

    Transformers sweatbands available at Gamestation

    By 23 August 2007

    These robotic-themed wristbands are £3.99 each and just perfect to absorb any excess moisture you may emit after a particularly energetic sesh on Transformers: The Game.

  • Game buys GameStation
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    Game buys GameStation

    By 4 June 2007

    Game, the UK video game retailer has bought its nearest high street competitor Gamestation for £74 million. All of Gamestation's 217 stores have been sold to the retailer, however Game has said that both chains will keep their own branding rather than...