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  • Comet fire sale now on: 'Everything reduced'
    Online

    Comet fire sale now on: 'Everything reduced'

    By 14 November 2012

    Comet, the UK consumer electronics retailer that was placed in administration just over a week ago, has now started its expected fire sale, with every single item in store reduced. Administrator Deloitte has posted a large notice on the brand's webpage...

  • Comet in trouble, administration looms for UK retailer
    Online

    Comet in trouble, administration looms for UK retailer

    By 1 November 2012

    GAME owner OpCapita is facing similar troubles with its Comet retail chain that led to its own buy-out of the videogames high street brand. Reports today claim that the electronics retailer is on the brink of entering administration. Like with GAME since OpCapita...

  • GAME woes all but over as Nintendo returns to store
    Gaming

    GAME woes all but over as Nintendo returns to store

    By 13 April 2012

    Just before the GAME Group went into administration, and perhaps partly because of, major videogames publishers pulled out of trading with the troubled UK retailer. Famously, Electronic Arts withdrew Mass Effect 3, so that the store chain missed out on...

  • 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 rescued by OpCapita deal
    Gaming

    GAME rescued by OpCapita deal

    By 31 March 2012

    GAME, the troubled UK high street video game retailer, looks to have been saved by a deal that is expected to be confirmed on Sunday morning. According to The Telegraph and the BBC, OpCapita, a consortium previously linked to buying GAME in the past,...