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Game Au are seeking their own funding to stay afloat, which is incredibly strange given they are owned by the Game Group in the UK.
I can't see anyone remotely being interested in buying them.
They're the third best specialist in a field of 3 and quite far down the rank against all retailers.
I'll be surprised if they see out May.

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^^ Who's the other two? EA Games and ?

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Specialists? EB Games and JB HiFi.
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We also have Gametraders here in SA i find them much better than Game or EB
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There's one in Chermside here in QLD as well (thought it was a GAME until you mentioned that)

They do a similar trade in thing to EB Games? I remember seeing Atari Lynx's Sega Game Gears and a whole lot of other retro merchandise throughout.

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There is (maybe a was, have not been in quite a while to Parramatta) a gametraders in westfields there... As mentioned about, lots of retro stuff, original NES / Sega / SNES / Megadrive stuff at inflated prices.

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hiphop mixing is where its at. 30 second snippets. 100+ tracks an hour. just scratch the shit out of a record between em and smash the cross fader like OJ treats a white girl.

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Yeah Gametraders is still there at Parra.
There used to be one at Castle Hill too and it closed a while back.
And yeah, very expensive for retro gear. I recall it was like $100+ for certain last gen games (XBOX/PS2).
Theyve reduced their shops drastically in the last year or so, their prices are on par with GAME.
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Yeah they are pretty expensive with their retro stuff but i find the prices of new games cheaper than EB and Game, still nowhere near as cheap as onlne though. They also have good gaming merch
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There is (maybe a was, have not been in quite a while to Parramatta) a gametraders in westfields there... As mentioned about, lots of retro stuff, original NES / Sega / SNES / Megadrive stuff at inflated prices.

It's still there.
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GAME UK administrators close 277 stores, make over 2000 redundant

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...2000-redundant

Commentary on reasons for the collapse

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...game-collapsed

I haven't seen a news item since this about GAME Au.
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Waiting for the UK fire sale. "Need" a new PS3.

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hiphop mixing is where its at. 30 second snippets. 100+ tracks an hour. just scratch the shit out of a record between em and smash the cross fader like OJ treats a white girl.

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hiphop mixing is where its at. 30 second snippets. 100+ tracks an hour. just scratch the shit out of a record between em and smash the cross fader like OJ treats a white girl.

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There's the Vinyl Hut, that's on third.

There's Records-R-Us, that's on third too.

You got Put-Your-Needle-There, that's on third.

Wobble Low, Sweet Dubstep... Matter of fact, they're all in the same complex; it's the record complex on third.
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Play better music hey.

I'm assuming you mean that awesome DJ Fresh track wich is the UK #1 single right now?

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Touchy little **** aren't you?

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hiphop mixing is where its at. 30 second snippets. 100+ tracks an hour. just scratch the shit out of a record between em and smash the cross fader like OJ treats a white girl.

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There's the Vinyl Hut, that's on third.

There's Records-R-Us, that's on third too.

You got Put-Your-Needle-There, that's on third.

Wobble Low, Sweet Dubstep... Matter of fact, they're all in the same complex; it's the record complex on third.

Do you ever listen to conversations about where to buy stuff just itching to be able to break that reference out?
I know I do, all the time.

or it's like "quick, quick, hurry up and come up with some shop names before the conversation moves on".
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yeah as far as simpsons quotes go that one isn't the most overused but it stands out for fitting a very specific niche (though I guess not as specific as that entire thread of simpsons quotes in Arabs & Interest Rates)

also that whole episode scorpiowns
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PS. Wowk, If you liked DJ Fresh ft Rita Ora - Hot Right now, just wait till his next release, with Dizzee on the vocals.

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hiphop mixing is where its at. 30 second snippets. 100+ tracks an hour. just scratch the shit out of a record between em and smash the cross fader like OJ treats a white girl.

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GAME Australia in Administration

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/05/gam...dministration/
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Sounds like Nintek 2.0.

One of the "alleged" staff in the comments says they were told to push pre-orders over the weekend but now the company won't honour pre-orders. Sounds like they were trading while insolvent if that is actually the case.

I assume that like usual they will blame piracy when chances are their own internal systems, policies and business model are to blame.
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http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/05/som...on-pre-orders/

Even if GAME survive with their profitable stores after the Administrators go through the books, they have lost any respect from gamers.

They took money for D3 pre-orders, didn't receive any stock and are keeping the money
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Will this mean there'll be an awesome fire sale? I could pick up some cheapies!
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I assume that like usual they will blame piracy when chances are their own internal systems, policies and business model are to blame.

I think they'll blame the internet and GST.

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Will this mean there'll be an awesome fire sale? I could pick up some cheapies!

If they have any stock sure. I went in to get a PS3 and some games as few weeks back. No stock, at all.
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PS. Wowk, If you liked DJ Fresh ft Rita Ora - Hot Right now, just wait till his next release, with Dizzee on the vocals.

I'm positively frothing in anticipation

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So when is the 'slim pickings because staff hid all the good shit out back for themselves' fire sale?
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So when is the 'slim pickings because staff hid all the good shit out back for themselves' fire sale?

http://www.game.com.au/cheapgames2012

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Went in today, they're still taking preorders on stock?
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GAME Australia Lays Off 281 Employees, 264 store employees and 17 head office employees, and will close 60 Stores.

Stores to Close -
Albury
Armadale
Armidale
Arndale
Ballina
Bayside Frankston
Bendigo
Broadmeadows
Cairns Central
Calamvale
Camberwell
Canberra Centre
Capalaba
Castle Hill
Charlestown
Eastgardens
Epping Plaza
Forrest Chase
Gateway
Grafton
Greensborough
Griffith
Hornsby
Innaloo
Joondalup
Kawana
Kingaroy
Kingsway
Knox City
Kotara
Lakehaven
Lismore
Logan Hyperdome
Mandurah
Manning Mall
Marion
Midland Gate
Morayfield
Narellan
Orange
Port Central
Renmark
Riverside
Robina
Shepparton
Smithfield (Cairns)
Southlands
Stocklands Cairns
Tamworth
Toowoomba
Townsville
Tweed City
Warrawong
Warringah Mall
Watergardens
Wendouree
Werribee
Willows
Wollongong
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Oh look at that, stores in Warrawong AND Wollongong. I had no idea.
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Robina and Moronfield as well!
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That place is so fucking backwards I didnt even think they had video games up there yet, let alone the need for 3 stores in the tiny town.

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the place is so fucking backwards they need 3 whole stores in their tiny town when proper places like the Brisbane CBD haven't had a "GAME" in ages because of digital distribution
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How do you digitally distribute a megadrive cartridge?

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How do you digitally distribute a megadrive cartridge?

trap sprung

http://store.steampowered.com/search...ega+mega+drive




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The full list of remaining stores follows.
I'm really suprised there hasn't been a big sales announcement, even if they are 'trading as usual'.

New South Wales:
• Bankstown
• Bathurst
• Blacktown
• Broadway
• Campbelltown
• Casula
• Hurstville
• Liverpool
• Macarthur Square
• Miranda
• Mount Druitt
• Nepean
• Parramatta
• Plumpton
• Rouse Hill
• St Marys
• Windsor

Victoria:
• Eastlands (Ringwood)
• Woodgrove

Queensland:
• Helensvale
• Strathpine

Western Australia:
• Carousel
• Rockingham

Australia's Capital Territory:
• Belconnen
• Gungahlin
• Tuggeranong

South Australia:
• Colonnades
• Elizabeth
• Munno Parra
• Tea Tree Plaza

Northern Territory:
• Casuarina Square
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Most likely there will be no "big sales" I'd assume.
Transfer all remaining stock to the stores that remain open. Maybe a push on 2nd hand games to clear out some space, but I'm not expecting the firesale they had a few years back.

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Queensland:
• Helensvale
• Strathpine

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