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Leaked memo claims Microsoft and Activision blacklist GAME
Posted: 15.03.2012 12:15 by Simon Priest Comments: 3
UK retailer GAME is even more dangerously close to annihilation as a leaked internal memo for the company claims Microsoft and Activision have lost all confidence in them.

If true they'll be joining EA, Nintendo, SEGA, Capcom and Tecmo. Sony continues to supply GAME with PlayStation Vita and Twisted Metal for PS3. Cash in your loyalty!

If you've got any GAME Reward Points floating about then now is probably the best time to redeem them before they're simply null and void. GAME insists it's "temporary".

Store managers have allegedly told staff that they're "doing everything we can to resolve these issues as soon as possible," and trying to get suppliers back to the table. Cabela Big Game Hunter 2012 and Zhu Zhu Babies from Activision, and Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure from Microsoft are not being stocked.

The memo also mentions Nintendo's Inazuma 12 and SEGA's Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai aren't coming, joining PokePark 2, Kid Icarus and Yakuza: Dead Souls. They also ask all members of staff to field questions from the public to GAME PR and "that you do not get involved in dialogue or comment publicly via social media, or gaming forums."

GAME is offering a 5 voucher to those who pre-ordered titles not being stocked.

Titles so far kept from GAME shelves: Mass Effect 3, Mario Party 9, Metal Gear Solid 3DS, Asura's Wrath, Street Fighter X Tekken, Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City, Inazuma 12, Yakuza Dead Souls, Ninja Gaiden 3, Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Pokepark 2 and Shogun 2 Fall of the Samurai.
Source: MCV
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Comments

By unsilviu (SI Core) on Mar 15, 2012
unsilviu
Why are they being blacklisted?
By garry_profilin (SI Veteran Newbie) on Mar 15, 2012
garry_profilin
i cashed in some GAME pts the other day, barely, shop in a right state, and the prices/offers??
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 15, 2012
nocutius
They're probably being blacklisted for not playing nice with the publishers up to this point, the way they pushed used games over new copies leaves a bad taste.
Also doing buisiness with them makes little sense at this point when they're sinking this bad.