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Microsoft, SEGA And Activision Won't Stock GAME Either

Microsoft, SEGA and Activision are the latest set of publishers to remove future titles from GAME's shelves - merely adding to the UK retailer's troubles.

According to MCVUK's "leaked memo", the games that won't see the interior of a GAME or Gamestation store include Microsoft's Kinect Rush: a Disney/Pixar Adventure, Activision's Cabela Big Game Hunter 2012 and Zhu Zhu Babies along with SEGA's Yakuza: Dead Souls, PokePark 2 and Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai.

However, these aren't the only future releases pulled from GAME's lineup. Just recently Nintendo, Tecmo Koei, Capcom and Electronic Arts declared their lack of interest in stocking the retailer. This included Mass Effect 3 - which sold 3.5 million copies in its first weekend - and will mean in the next few weeks GAME will miss out on sales of Ninja Gaiden 3 and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.

The ongoing saga of GAME's demise looks set to come to a head in the next week or so, as that's all it has before entering administration according to hints from the CEO. However, several firms have shown interest in the beleaguered company, including Walmart, GameStop, Hilco and OpCapita so there still might be a rebirth of GAME in some new entity.

Whatever happens though, GAME - as it's currently known - will cease to exist in short order so check out your local retailer if you want a last dose of nostalgia - or partake in one of the many ongoing deals at the moment.

Dipping his toes into almost everything that could be labeled 'nerdy' in his free time, Jon has been writing about technology for over half a decade. While mainly focusing on PC hardware thoughout this time, today he's more varied, covering everything from gaming to general electronics, industry perspectives and consoles. As well as writing for different sites, Jon enjoys wargaming, reading and PC gaming, hoping to balance out these geeky pastimes with fire spinning and MMA.