Spend £100, get £1 off at Game...

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Found 27th Jan


As of March 25th, Game will be updating their rewards scheme, raising the current spend of £0.125 to £0.25 for a single Game reward point.

According to the article I've just been reading on Eurogamer (I wasn't aware what the current acquirement was), currently spending £50 on products at Game would net you 1 reward point, as of March 25th, you'll now need to spend £100.

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EG also say that Game have said that it's "not changing the value of points on redemption". As such, all previously accrued points will remain as they are come March 25th.

Happy days, eh?
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Thinking about 2017 and 2015, I am sure I’ve hugely reduced the amount of money I put in their pockets. Thinking about 2018 and 2019, I think I’ll continue reducing the purchases. When we have Base, Shopto and Argos around, who needs dealing with GAME? They’ve been constantly cutting corners in the past few years. The second hand games being sold as new, that ridicules elite scheme and now this. Not to mention they constantly decline cash backs and never have any discount code etc to use. All cheap games going on offer are also coming unsealed. Unpleasant customer service who’ll make you regret about being alive if you’re planning to return something... Seriously I can’t see anything good about them anymore.
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Thinking about 2017 and 2015, I am sure I’ve hugely reduced the amount of money I put in their pockets. Thinking about 2018 and 2019, I think I’ll continue reducing the purchases. When we have Base, Shopto and Argos around, who needs dealing with GAME? They’ve been constantly cutting corners in the past few years. The second hand games being sold as new, that ridicules elite scheme and now this. Not to mention they constantly decline cash backs and never have any discount code etc to use. All cheap games going on offer are also coming unsealed. Unpleasant customer service who’ll make you regret about being alive if you’re planning to return something... Seriously I can’t see anything good about them anymore.
In over 10 years, I've only made 4 purchases from them: Xbox 360 on launch day, Evil Within and another game in the same purchased (as they were on sale for a ridiculous price) and Nintendo Switch Steering Wheels.

Their prices are just ridiculous and they seem to be stuck in the pre-internet ages when it comes to their stores and pricing. They don't seem to realise that between them and Gamestation, they used to have a huge chunk of the market, but now they hold a very small piece of it.....yet they don't seem to adapt to the times. I very much down they will survive the next financial issue they hit.
Edited by: "Ross_87" 27th Jan
Other than using them when they offer great console trade in deals, like mixmixi, I use other retailers (game collection, base etc) who are far cheaper and deliver quicker. Game in store prices are ridiculous.
mixmixi54 m ago

Thinking about 2017 and 2015, I am sure I’ve hugely reduced the amount of m …Thinking about 2017 and 2015, I am sure I’ve hugely reduced the amount of money I put in their pockets. Thinking about 2018 and 2019, I think I’ll continue reducing the purchases. When we have Base, Shopto and Argos around, who needs dealing with GAME? They’ve been constantly cutting corners in the past few years. The second hand games being sold as new, that ridicules elite scheme and now this. Not to mention they constantly decline cash backs and never have any discount code etc to use. All cheap games going on offer are also coming unsealed. Unpleasant customer service who’ll make you regret about being alive if you’re planning to return something... Seriously I can’t see anything good about them anymore.


And yet publishers constantly make GAME the sole UK supplier of collector editions. Thankfully I rarely buy them but I still find the practice annoying.
Andy@XCite14 m ago

And yet publishers constantly make GAME the sole UK supplier of collector …And yet publishers constantly make GAME the sole UK supplier of collector editions. Thankfully I rarely buy them but I still find the practice annoying.


The issue is there’s no other retailer to compete with them for that. They’re the only one with stores all around the country. The other gaming retailers are only online retailers. Argos is not a specialised gaming retailer too...
mixmixi27th Jan

The issue is there’s no other retailer to compete with them for that. T …The issue is there’s no other retailer to compete with them for that. They’re the only one with stores all around the country. The other gaming retailers are only online retailers. Argos is not a specialised gaming retailer too...


Yeah can't expect the only dedicated game shop on the high street not to hike prices. I direct people towards supermarkets for physical purchases/deals now.

There used to be two high street company, I forgot the name of the other one, but I remember their new prices and trade ins being much better, then game bought them out and replaced the with Game.
What a insulting deal.
catbeans50 m ago

Yeah can't expect the only dedicated game shop on the high street not to …Yeah can't expect the only dedicated game shop on the high street not to hike prices. I direct people towards supermarkets for physical purchases/deals now.There used to be two high street company, I forgot the name of the other one, but I remember their new prices and trade ins being much better, then game bought them out and replaced the with Game.


Yeah i think I remember that. Gamestation i think it was called right?
Gamerofgames8 m ago

Yeah i think I remember that. Gamestation i think it was called right?




Electronic boutique was another.
Gamerofgames12 m ago

Yeah i think I remember that. Gamestation i think it was called right?


Yeah that's it! just walked into the Game where Gamestation used to be, saw 49.99 for mosnter hunter and walked back out, it was packed though.



Bought Battle Arena Toshiden and for the PlayStation 1 though elsewhere and a handful of PS2 games :D.
Stopped buying from them years ago when when I had problems with an employee lying about what games I had traded in. Always been overpriced but the rewards system was a little bit of a decent kick back at the end of a year for paying their over the odds prices. With that significantly lowering I can see them as a business struggling. I'd rather buy from amazon and risk missing out on launch day delivery than put money into games pocket. Not to mention their are many other online retailers who aren't as expensive and have a better rep.
catbeans1 h, 18 m ago

Yeah can't expect the only dedicated game shop on the high street not to …Yeah can't expect the only dedicated game shop on the high street not to hike prices. I direct people towards supermarkets for physical purchases/deals now.There used to be two high street company, I forgot the name of the other one, but I remember their new prices and trade ins being much better, then game bought them out and replaced the with Game.


I think you’re talking about Gamestation, and they were fantastic. Cheaper, better value on trade in, better customer service. Such a shame when they were amalgamated into the amorphous blob that is Game.
gavin.page43 m ago

I think you’re talking about Gamestation, and they were fantastic. C …I think you’re talking about Gamestation, and they were fantastic. Cheaper, better value on trade in, better customer service. Such a shame when they were amalgamated into the amorphous blob that is Game.


Couldn't agree more.

Gameare living on borrowed time.
mixmixi5 h, 20 m ago

Thinking about 2017 and 2015, I am sure I’ve hugely reduced the amount of m …Thinking about 2017 and 2015, I am sure I’ve hugely reduced the amount of money I put in their pockets. Thinking about 2018 and 2019, I think I’ll continue reducing the purchases. When we have Base, Shopto and Argos around, who needs dealing with GAME? They’ve been constantly cutting corners in the past few years. The second hand games being sold as new, that ridicules elite scheme and now this. Not to mention they constantly decline cash backs and never have any discount code etc to use. All cheap games going on offer are also coming unsealed. Unpleasant customer service who’ll make you regret about being alive if you’re planning to return something... Seriously I can’t see anything good about them anymore.


Agree with you 100%. The only thing they're useful for are their collectors edition clearances
mixmixi4 h, 24 m ago

The issue is there’s no other retailer to compete with them for that. T …The issue is there’s no other retailer to compete with them for that. They’re the only one with stores all around the country. The other gaming retailers are only online retailers. Argos is not a specialised gaming retailer too...


They pay for that
33148447-pHZW2.jpgTheir gonna need this to help dig that hole they're sitting in.

Can't remember the last time I bought something at full retail from game.

I usually go past one on The high street and think let's see what they got in there. Remembering moments later why I shouldn't of bothered.

Games are over £50 in that store, last time I spent £50 on one game was either a collector's or it was bundled with its season pass.
Still willing them to die, so a decent game shop can take it's place.
Andy@XCite6 h, 43 m ago

And yet publishers constantly make GAME the sole UK supplier of collector …And yet publishers constantly make GAME the sole UK supplier of collector editions. Thankfully I rarely buy them but I still find the practice annoying.


THIS!!!!! The main reason why I hate this despicable company, their monopoly on Collectors Editions is why they are still afloat.
geebeegooner3 h, 47 m ago

Electronic boutique was another.


Future Zone also if you are quite old
Game aren’t interesting in proper gamers. Their market is confused relatives who’ve been asked to buy a game or console for their nearest and dearest.

The last straw for me was when they refused to match their own internet price in store
geebeegooner6 h, 43 m ago

Electronic boutique was another.



Don't forget Virgin Megastores. Massive Oxford St store with gaming terminals and sofas.
As others have intimated, Game are really only used for the odd good value deal, the rest of the time useless, they just hawk on the parents (I.e. my sister) who don’t know what they’re doing & pay £50 for Battlefront 2. There’s money to be made on the high street don’t get me wrong, but games business model is anyhow
I wish they'd just hurry up and go out of business again.
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