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Postby dmc25_uk on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:20 pm

UK retailer GAME… you remember GAME right? You had to go there back when games came in boxes. You’d dig past the rows and rows of console releases, wade through stands full of pre-owned games, and there, in the back corner, was a dusty shelf full of expansion packs for The Sims and driving test quiz software. Sometimes there was also a rotating display where you could nab three truck simulator games for a tenner.

Anyway, they’re taking a step towards our digital future by stocking Steam Wallet cards in stores, from today, that let you purchase one-use codes in denominations of £5, £10, £15 and £20. According to GAME’s CEO Martyn Gibbs, “this is the latest initiative offering unrivalled value, range and ease of obtaining digital content for our UK gaming community.”

Unrivalled value, range and ease? I’m at my computer right now, making topping up my Steam account (or just buying a game directly) pretty damn easy. Except, the move isn’t aimed at people who already have a direct link to the Steam games pipe. It’s for family members looking to buy presents without running through the technological minefield of game gifting, or for kids without credit cards or adults sensible enough not to put there details onto the store only to be tempted by every one of their damn sales.

Basically while it’s unlikely to get many established PC gamers back into GAME, it does promise to extend Steam’s already frightening reach even further. And the cards are only the first part of the planned GAME/Steam partnership. Martyn Gibbs again: “The partnership forms a significant part of our increased offering for any PC gamer which will also include a full digital catalogue available on tablets in store to browse and new ways to pay for digital downloads, making the process easier and more secure than ever.”


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Re: Valve have partnered with UK retailer GAME to sell Steam

Postby Phoenicia on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:44 am

it should be a good opportunity for those wanting to purchase steam games but are not of age for credit card usage.
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Re: Valve have partnered with UK retailer GAME to sell Steam

Postby Dauntless on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:01 pm

I'm all for this tbh, there are a few members of teh family that get me game vouchers where I would prefer steam vouchers.
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Re: Valve have partnered with UK retailer GAME to sell Steam

Postby sweetamber92 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:37 pm

I reckon game should do a service where u can walk in with an external and download the game in store, as it takes me a good couple of days to download sizable games with my horrendous internet connection, it would be allot easier if i could get it plopped on a stick so i could take it home and install. also then i wouldn't have as many cd's kicking around.
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Re: Valve have partnered with UK retailer GAME to sell Steam

Postby Binerexis on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:28 am

I think a better service GAME could provide is the actual sale of games.
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Re: Valve have partnered with UK retailer GAME to sell Steam

Postby JayyJayy on Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:32 am

Since when did GAME not sell games?
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Re: Valve have partnered with UK retailer GAME to sell Steam

Postby 13th Nightmare on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:52 pm

This could help me out when it comes to getting presents from my family as they never know what to get me. So I can just point them to GAME and say, get me that
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Re: Valve have partnered with UK retailer GAME to sell Steam

Postby renegade_master on Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:32 pm

I went to burton upon trent once and brought an x-box 360 when they first came out, I logged online and to my amazement it had already been registered. On contacting xbox they told me the shop game had sold me a second hand xbox.

since that day i havent spent a dime on the shop game and i always shop online now.

I have my reservations about game from my own personal experience, I just hope they have improved!
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