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Games Centre at 25: "Online sales are now a significant percentage of our business."

Scottish retailer Games Centre celebrated its 25th anniversary last month. We caught up with managing director Robert Lindsay (pictured right) to discuss its industry milestone. What’s changed the most in games retail over the last 25 years? The internet and digital have created the biggest changes in games retail. How we …

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Resilient retail – UK retailers discuss stock shortages, Switch and Brexit

This year has already brought a few shocks and surprises to retail. The first few months of 2017 had its usual new entries in best-selling franchises such as Resident Evil 7 and Mass Effect Andromeda, some big new IP releases including Horizon Zero Dawn, and, of course, there’s Crash Bandicoot …

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Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Scottishretail chain Games Centre made the most of the Pokmon Go phenomenon, all in the aid of charity. Starting with its Kilmarnock store, the firm organised ‘Pokmon Go Prowls’ from all its local shops. The concept saw Games Centre offer a tour of town landmarks, while visiting Pokstops and catching …

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Games Centre: How the King in the North held his throne

This year, Scotland’s Games Centre walked away with the Independent Retailer prize at the MCV Awards for the fifth time in a row. With eight stores and a successful online business that delivers to over 50 countries, Games Centre is a force to be reckoned with in the UK independent …

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Games Centre – The king in the North

Scottish retailer Games Centre is a force to be reckoned with in the indie space, and now has four MCV Awards under its belt to prove it. We catch up with MD Robert Lindsay. Congratulations on winning your fourth MCV Award. Thanks. It’s not something we’d take for granted. This …

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MCV Awards 2015: Games Centre’s Craig Kennedy named Store Manager of the Year

The winner of the new Store Manager of the Year prize at this year’s MCV Awards was Games Centre Irvine’s Craig Kennedy. In a video shown on the night, staff from the Scottish retailer praised Kennedy for his store’s performance, and for his method of going directly to prospective customers …

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GAME: ‘VR is the games industry’s next big thing’

Virtual reality will have as big an impact on video games as motion controls, says GAME The statement follows last week’s GDC, which was filled with VR products including Sony’s Project Morpheus and Valve’s Vive headset. VR is the next big thing in the industry and as much of a …

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How independent retailers can survive the industry transition

While trying to grow our own business we continually look at our competitors, both large and small, to see which direction the industry is heading in. And as the market leader, it makes perfect sense to take note of GAME’s future plans. Some ideas require levels of funding that are …

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GTA V UK midnight launches balloon to almost 2,000

There will now be almost 2,000 stores opening on Monday night to herald the launch of Grand Theft Auto V. It could well be the biggest game of the year, in fact, the team over at GAME think it might be the biggest game launch of all time. And retailers …

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