GAME Declines Rescue Plan

A rescue deal that was put forward by private equity firm OpCapita appears to have been shunned by GAME, who are once again on the verge of collapsing. It’s not entirely apparent why GAME declined the offer, which would have offered them a lifeline. There’s still a tiny bit of hope for the company as Walmart and GameStop have yet to put in an offer.

54 thoughts on “GAME Declines Rescue Plan”

      1. Hey Gamestation is owned by GAME and GAME owning gamestation is getting confusing.

        GAME is a company that owns GAME and Gamestation.

        And I don’t just play CoD. I own Most of Metroid, Starfox and F-zero GX a Warioware, Just Cause 2, Played Mario Sunshine, Got bloody roar and Spore, and lots more. I’m not saying every game i have.

        Also I know the background of Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft.

        Nintendo was founded back in 1889.

        Stop saying I know nothing when I play lots of games.

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        1. Wait… how come Nintendo (according to you) was founded on the 89… but Mario and/or Zelda came out on the 86??? you just proved yourself STOOOPIDER….. and that is not a joke…C’mon man… seriously????

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          1. What the?

            NINTENDO STARTED AT 1889 NOT 1989… notace the 89 and 99?

            Nintendo started in 1889 making card games and made their first console in 1981 called the game and watch.

            I know the 8 is so similer to the 9… Find out online about Nintendo’s origins.

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      2. Sorry there, I was ment to say Gamestation not gamestop. I don’t know why i was thinking that for a second.

        Wait… OH THE NEWS SAYS GAMESTOP MAY BUY GAME!!!

        WTF!

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    1. WTF! I was ment to say Gamestation!

      I hate the way there are 2 retails which are named so similer.

      Sorry everyone for that.

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      1. Oh and I made a mistake with gamestation and gamestop mixed up also.

        I relised that Gamestop could buy GAME. I know gamestation is owned by GAME.

        Sorry for the confusion… its just gamestation and gamestop are very similer names.

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        1. I know.

          I don’t know why people do that.

          It wastes comment space also.

          People get very annoyed if someone says first.

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        2. They do it because they are 12 years old. Once they hit maturity they’ll look back and realise what we all know and think “gosh that was fucking dumb of me to do… wish I never did it.”

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  1. It makes sense they would refuse it. From what was said about the offer from OpCapita. They’d force a fair few lay-offs for workers, and the chances are they’d do some kind of merge with Comet. Now, that’s not exactly in the best interests of the high street Gaming market for the UK, by any means. If they took over, the chances are, we’d no longer see a dedicated gaming store in and around towns/cities again. Gamestop, if and when they make an offer, will be by and far, the best option available for us.

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  2. Its ridiculous that a company barely out of the red are buying a company bout to go into the red, i do hope Walmart takes a stab at it, they may not be the best but at least they have deep pockets!!!

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    1. Wow.

      I have a Jet Black Gamecube… used to have purple but sent it away and bought another one.

      Never knew they made a orange one.

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  3. wow! that gamecube picture is awesome! I always wanted an orange one, but it was so hard to find that I had to buy a Platinum…

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  4. Do walmarts in the UK not sell games (Asda or w/e its called) seems weird for a games retailer like walmart simply buy another.

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  5. i think the reason GAME turned down the offer was because they wanted th buy the 7p chares for 12p a share and they would own the majority of them so they could resturcture the company the way they want and of course all the top dogs of the company want to stay in power so they wont suite them…

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  6. Who cares really

    Most people get thier games from online retailers anyway
    easier, Cheaper and they get delivered to your door

    if retailers go down i woudlnt complain but if games become dependant on digital distribution then i’ll be the first to stand up and shout go to hell lol

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      1. Yes. Most game store employees are uptight douches in my experience. I would probably be one to if I worked there. Who gives a shit. “How will I ever find another job in customer service?”

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  7. Well, it looks like they’re doomed. It’ll be kind of depressing to lose GAME as a brand, but if they don’t even want to save themselves, I guess they don’t belong in the industry.

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