Having already dropped a stick of dynamite into a barrel, leaving no fish alive (Our initial report being titled ‘GAME over’) we’ve decided to come full circle with another atrocious pun as with mixed feelings we report the once doomed GAME is to be saved.
Our feelings are mixed at the newss even as our initial write up was pretty damning of the firm.
The news that private investment firm OpCapita stepped in to take over what remained of GAME, including assets, the 333 stores it has left and most importantly its remaining staff (even after a pretty hardcore first round of redundancies earlier in the year) which at the time of writing was well over 3,000 jobs.
“We strongly believe there is a place on the high street for a video gaming specialist and we have assembled a strong team to implement the programme of operational change needed,” said OpCapita’s managing director Henry Jackson. “There is a huge amount to do but we look forward to the challenge of restoring Game’s fortunes in partnership with its employees and suppliers.”
All said and done, it could be a pretty good move for all involved, forcing a shake up of the company, leaving us with UK highstreet gaming specialist that doesn’t shove reward cards and £80 HDMI cables down the throats of unsuspecting Grandma’s.