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Independent Game Stores Worth Supporting?

Yes absolutely, i'll buy my next-gen console and games in support of my local indie
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17%
I'll dip into my wallet now and again if I find some good deal
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33%
Why bother when I can get it cheaper in a chain game store like GAME
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33%
Don't use any highstreet store, internet shopping is the way of the future
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17%
 
Total votes: 6

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Independent Game Stores

Post by Devin » Tue Sep 27, 2005 12:45 am

Been quite a few articles in a magazine I subscribe to called EDGE about the diminishing independent game store scene. Whats your opinion on the subject? Vote in the poll and voice yout opinion below.

I tend to buy the occassional game from my independent store partly out of a sense of guilt because I do raid them for free promotional goodies quite often!! For example, today I picked up a bunch of posters and the new A4 cardboard promotional advertisements that CAPCOM started and others have copied. The pick of the bunch was definately the Resident Evil 4 promotional board for the upcoming PS2 release, if you hadn't noticed i'm a huge fan of Resi games. So I browsed the shop and saw a copy of Otagi 2 for sale, used but excellent condition and not very common on ebay so I bought it.

Usually for the games I want on release i'd always turn to the on-line retailer for the best prices. Then again sometimes the highstreet surprises me like the recent release of Killer 7 knocked down to £19.99 for a brand new copy... very nice, don't mind if I do!! :wink:

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Post by Bas » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:07 am

As far as i know we don't have independent game stores in my neighbourhood. We have Replay Videogames, which is the best i can think of. Other than that, we have to go to Dixons, or the usual toy stores.

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Post by Kao » Tue Sep 27, 2005 5:06 pm

I always go to Target for all my gaming needs. I don't know if you have those over in Europe...

Target never takes preorders, which is wonderful. It's all based on if you get there first.
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Post by Foleyjo » Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:13 am

In my area we have 2 towns close by. In one we have Game, Gamestation and Chips. In the other we have Game, Gamestation and Chips.
No room for anyone else really

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Post by Devin » Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:35 am

Being from Bristol every town in the South is easily accessable. Locally we get all the GAME chain stores literally everywhere, even in a small township called Yate!! Besides this we have what was a small chain called Gamestation which is now developing into quite the rival for Game at least in the city centre of Bristol. Gamestation has a nice selection of retro gear probably going back to the Master System. Another store in the centre is called eplay I think, not very good really but also deal in retro items.

Gamescene is a chain of independent stores in the Bristol area, at last count they have 4 shops dotted around various smaller towns on the outskirts of the city. Dabble in new and retro stuff also provide me with all the promotional gear which is why I keep going back :D

An excellent indie store is called IT Games further down soth based in Exeter and Exmouth, these guys have the Panzer Dragoon Saga's and Radiant Silverguns. Specialist dealer in retro gear at the price you'd expect but a fascinating shop to look around, almost like a museum in itself to be truthful!!

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