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    UPDATE 2: Eurogamer has this morning talked with GAME about its current credit insurance and stock difficulties.
    A GAME spokesperson guaranteed the launch of Sony portable console Vita in its shops.
    "The games coming out this weekend, Final Fantasy, SoulCalibur 5 and Metal Gear Solid, are moving through our system as we speak," we were told. "They're all booked in for launch on Friday in our stores and that's exactly what we'll be doing.
    "In terms of things further out like Vita, as you'd expect we're working closely with our industry partners and have got big plans for those launches."
    On Vita specifically: "There are pre-order campaigns in store. We're very excited about it. Yes [we can guarantee Vita will launch in GAME]. We have big launch plans for Vita."
    On the loss of credit insurance with agencies, GAME said: "You work with each supplier to come up with an answer and that's what we're doing."
    GAME is investigating the removal of Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection from its website and reports that pre-orders for Mass Effect 3 are being turned away.
    Konami, which publishes Metal Gear and NeverDead, declined to comment when contacted by Eurogamer.
    UPDATE 1:Eurogamer readers have reported that GAME is not selling Metal Gear Solid HD on its website, and that the shop has been turning away Mass Effect 3 pre-orders.
    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is currently not listed on GAME's website.
    ORIGINAL STORY: UK shop GAME appears to be in trouble after doubt was cast on its ability to buy new games.
    Eurogamer has heard from multiple UK industry sources that the specialist video game retailer has lost credit insurance with a number of agencies.
    This means that publishers are now forced to take the risk on games that do not sell - something they do not wish to do.
    GAME is now being asked to pay for new stock with cash. If GAME doesn't have the cash, it could result in the shop being unable to stock new games.
    Eurogamer was told by one UK publishing source: "The trouble they [GAME] are in is with all publishers and not just a select few and it's not a case of publishers not supplying them with stock, without insurance they would have to pay for stock up front which is proving difficult for them."
    This week sees the launch of Final Fantasy 13-2, SoulCalibur 5, NeverDead and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Eurogamer understands GAME will stock these games on Friday.
    doesnt look good
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    I was looking on their website the other day and all the 3 for 10 and 2 for 15 offers they have had since time immemorial aren't there. TBH I'm not all that surprised that they can't compete with the likes of Amazon over games prices, they've always been more expensive. Online shopping is great in it's way but it is nice to simply go and browse occasionally.

    If I read this correctly it's a case of publishers not wanting to supply games on the condition that they have to take them back or not get paid for them if they don't sell. Not really the fault of GAME, publishers shouldn't make crappy games
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    • #3
      Can't they trade for an old 'Sonic' game and the first half dozen 'Final Fantasy's?
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      • #4
        it'd be a shame if they went down. Got my console and Kinect from them but TBH I get all my games from play.com

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