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Ten doomed businesses: how accurate were my predictions?
Two years ago, in an article that generated much flak and for which I had to write an explanation of my reasons for writing it, I wrote down ten games businesses or ideas that were doomed. Two...
- Posted 212 days ago
Why a publisher should buy GAME group
I was speaking at the European Cloud Gaming Summit yesterday and amidst warning people about the upcoming under-12 revolution I made the suggestion that some of the well-heeled publishers in the room should buy GAME Group (the...
- Posted 485 days ago
Is Gamestop mulling a bid for GAME, or are short sellers just running scared?
Yesterday, GAME Group shares jumped 15.5%, apparently sparked by a rumour that Gamestop was considering a bid. I have no information or opinion on whether or not that bid is imminent or likely. I am more interested...
- Posted 689 days ago
Ten games businesses that are doomed
When I wrote my post-mortem of RealTime Worlds, some people called me brave. I thought I was cowardly, given that I only expressed my concerns after the company went into administration. And it’s very easy to carp...
- Posted 955 days ago
GAME cuts 43 stores, makes 247 staff redundant
GAME Group has announced plans to lay off 247 staff in 43 stores across the country. In an official statement to Edge Online, GAME said: “We regularly review our entire store portfolio, including our concessions, to maximise...
- Posted 1174 days ago
GAME to lose 80 back office jobs?
GamesIndustry.biz reports that GAME Group is consolidating its GameStation business with the potential loss of 80 jobs. The company has been moving to combine the York-based operations of GameStation with the Basingstoke head office of GAME. According...
- Posted 1194 days ago
Nearly 1 in every 3 game sales at GAME Group is pre-owned
Game Group announced its preliminary results today and for the first time separated out the gross margin of its pre-owned sales. At the revenue level, roughly one in every three pounds spent on a game is spent...
- Posted 1487 days ago