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GAME saved by OpCapita: urged to “develop a digital strategy”

GAME saved by OpCapita: urged to “develop a digital strategy”

Things were looking bleak for GAME as it entered administration last week. The UK company hadn’t managed to survive a tough holiday season in 2011, and pleas to negotiate better deals with the gaming studios fell on deaf ears. It announced that it would be halting all pre-orders, as well as suspending the Reward points system, much to customers dissatisfaction. 277 stores were closed and 2,104 jobs were lost as a result of the administration process. Over the weekend, OpCapita swooped in and bought the remaining stores that were still open.

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GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

Beleaguered gaming retailer GAME will face a speedy exit from administration, it's reported, with leaks tipping an RBS-led deal that could yank the ailing chain from the financial precipice as early as March 30. A Royal Bank of Scotland consortium is wading in, MCV's sources tell them, with the bank already being one of GAME's main lenders and currently owed around £45m ($72m) by the retailer.

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Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition heading to the iPad

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition heading to the iPad

Overhaul Games has revealed that it will be bringing the recently announced Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition game to the iPad. It was only a week ago that the retooling of the classic RPG was revealed following a mysterious countdown on the Baldur's Gate website. At the time all we knew was that this new version would feature updated graphics and arrive sometime in summer. But now, we can also look forward to its arrival on the iPad, where it'll be interesting to see how the game adapts for the touchscreen.

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GAME calls in administrators

GAME calls in administrators

Struggling European retailer GAME will call in the administrators, the company's board has confirmed today, after ceasing trade of shares in the group earlier today. The gaming store has "not made sufficient progress in the time available to offer a realistic prospect for a solvent solution for the business" after ongoing negotiations with stakeholders, the board said in a statement. GAME's troubles were flagged earlier this month, with news that the company had put itself up for sale after falling sales and the rise of internet retail.

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Sony lets you unleash Minecraft anywhere

Sony lets you unleash Minecraft anywhere

Fans of the popular video game Minecraft can now unleash the pickaxing fun on any website, thanks to Sony. The company has created a bookmarklet called Minecraft Anywhere that scales down the game for the web browser and allows it to be opened on top of any website. It gives the effect of digging into a web page to reveal its layers of dirt and creepers.

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PS Vita Review

PS Vita Review

This past week we've been checking out Sony's newest and most powerful handheld gaming system in the history of its existence, the PS Vita. This mobile console is also known as the PlayStation Vita and is able to be used as a gaming system in and of itself or in tangent with your PlayStation 3 - today we're just taking a look at how the system works on its own, connected with the PlayStation Store for digital content, and with cartridge games which you'll be buying individually and separately. Is this the greatest mobile gaming system in the history of time, or is it the end of a dying genre?

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PC game Alan Wake recoups production cost in record time

PC game Alan Wake recoups production cost in record time

The game Alan Wake has just done so spectacularly well in the first 48 hours it's been out on the digital download zone Steam that it's recaptured all the money it's spent on not only development, but marketing for the game as well. This game is currently inside the top 10 games listed on Steam, was number one for a period after launch and, needless to say, its creators at Remedy are ecstatic. Users currently interested in picking up the game have the option of getting the Collector's Edition DLC Free until the first of March - this including commentary videos, an illustrated PDF book, and a full soundtrack for the game as well.

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