Posts Tagged ‘Game’

 About a month a go I noticed a post on Google+ where UK Game retailer, GAME was asking those in the UK what their opinion was of E-Sports after linking an article from the Guardian about the Blizzard World Championships. An interesting (in my opinion) discussion arose and the impression that I got from them is that they are genuinely interested in E-Sports and developing E-Sports in the United Kingdom. Low and behold today the good folks from GAME sent me some new on Google+ that for the next few weeks they will be hosting an amateur Starcraft 2 tournament.

Read below for the information from their Facebook page. (TLDR? Non-professional Starcraft 2 player? Fancy a tournament? Carry on reading)



It’s all the rage at the moment and understandably so. It seems that you can’t have a successful company or website with an accompanying mobile app. Today GAME joined the party.

This App is GAME on the move.

Start by using it to sign up to the Reward programme, or to merge and replace your GAME Reward and Gamestation Elite cards.

  • Collect and redeem Reward points through the App.
  • Find your nearest store with the built in store locator.
  • Keep your contact details up to date, don’t miss exclusive offers.
  • Add your gamer tags to your account. We’ll be using these in the future to award your achievements.

What do you get?

  • 2% on purchases
  • Double points for preorders
  • 2.5% on trade-ins
  • Earn through Accolades
  • £1 minimum redemption

This is where your GAME starts…

The app lets you view your reward card points, gives you a QR code for your reward card, which allows you to use your phone to collect or spend points, shows your account details and even supplies a map showing where you are and where the GAME stores are that are near you.

The one thing that I think is missing is the ability to browse their products from the app. It provides a link to the website, but I’m one of those who likes it all in one place. If they were to bolt an Amazon style shopping experience into the app then it would be completely fantastic.

It’s a good solid app in it’s own right though and I love the idea being about to use your phone when it comes to the points. I’m sure they’ll add more features as we go along. In app shopping? A GAME Passbook card for iOS? We can only hope.

Pictures are below and the app is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.


Blizzard Europe
have just announced that their World of Warcraft Monopoly and Starcraft Risk games are now available to pre-order in the United Kingdom from GAME. They are both retailing at £29.99.

I was hoping to give you the posts from Blizzard but I’m getting a wonderful four-oh-four when I try to follow the link from MMO-Champion, so here is what GAME has to say about them 🙂


Firstly I will admit that this post will have very little interest for those outside of Telford, but I felt like I wanted to write a little something about it.

For a long time now, for me at least, the Telford Shopping Centre has been pretty stale in terms of new stores. Granted it feels like there is one opening every week, but normally it’s either another clothes shop or a coffee shop. We have had the major phone companies in there (and the Carphone Warehouse and Phones-4-u) and a Game/Gamestation for a long time but apart from that nothing really new has popped up.