Game Wants YOU – To Trade In All Your Games…

Game Wants YOU – To Trade In All Your Games…

Game Wants YOU – To Trade In All Your Games…This is an interesting one. We’ve discussed the relationship between publishers and retailers quite extensively here at Kotaku – with most retailers claiming that selling pre-owned games is a necessary part of their business. Now Game has just released a new video encouraging gamers to trade their games in at their store.

It seems like Game is really trying to push themselves as the specialist retailer for game trades.


    • A bad ad is a good one. Even though the acting is cringe worthy and the ad seems stupid this makes it more successful cause it makes you remember it and the message that you can get $60 for games like COD will stick with you because of how bad it is.

  • Video aside, GAME has some decent trade deals for the 3DS. If you trade a DSIXL and any 2 games you can get a 3DS for $99. If you trade a DSI plus any 2 games you get a 3DS for $189. I haven’t come across anything better yet. No exclusions on the DS games.

  • Not even worth trading in the manager at my local GAME told me it’s not worth trading in, since they’d give me 3 bucks per game. She was honest at least.

  • That was the stupidest, most pointless and poorly acted thing I have ever seen.

    Things that were bad; but also better:

    -The NGP opening video from the Sony January 27th conference.

    -The Australian Crash Bandicoot 2 advert.

    -The Zelda rap.

    Add some more!

  • In a sad situation, my local GAME is now chock-full of preowned with barely any new. For the 360 there’s the top 10 chart as new, the odd few offers, and then shelves upon shelves of preowned. I’d say probably 80% preowned.

    I did work in GAME a fair few years ago. Back when we could decide our own prices to buy preowned at and, again, our own prices to sell at. We managed better on our own than with the regulated system where everyone has to give the price quoted by the till and loads of people came from miles around (even though there were another four gaming stores within five minutes walk) because of this, plus the amounts we were making on preowned were some of the best in the country despite NOT ripping off customers.

  • $60 for GT5? Hm… Interesting.

    I’ve never traded in anything before though, I wouldn’t know what to do. lol Of course, I could always copy this ad guy…

    • Just bring in all the games you dont want anymore and they scan them in, and tell you the prices and if you get a better offer they will beat it, but i doubt you can find better with this deal atm. The more games the more you get!!!!

  • Shoot me down but I actually liked it! The girl was hot as!!

    $5 extra per game aint a bad deal. Gonna dust off some games me thinks

    • eh? Have I missed something?! GAME closing in April!? Didnt they just open another store in Charlestown?! Doesnt sound like closing down to me

    • I keep hearing these rumours about Game closing, yet all the Games out in WA seem to be doing fine.

      Even though they have the worst staff. For once I’d like to be able to browse a store without being asked “can I help you find anything”.

  • What the hell guys, screw the bloody acting. There is some freaking awesome trade deals here, I work at GAME and right now its hell worth trading in your things. Im going to call this situation the COD syndrome, not every game has to be COD and not every game just because its different from COD means its crap. In this metaphor you can replace COD with EB.


    *swings scarf over shoulder*

    and thats the end of that chapter.

  • I think this was great, anything with a midget kicking a dude in the shin is okay in my book.
    It’s not as good as some of this years super bowl commercials but it gets the message across.
    Earlier this week I went into my local GAME at Southland and the two staff were dressed up in western costumes, what ever they are doing at that store must be working because I over heard a family get about $400 in extra credit.

  • There was nothing redeeming about that clip, except for the info at the end. Note that it didn’t involve any “actors” or wannabe Kim Kardashians.

  • Weel I would avoid game and EB for trade ins. Took my sister there for her to trade in 12 360 games for her kids, at game $73, EB $81, JB HIFI $137.
    SO for them to be the best for trade ins, give us more dammit >.>

    • Should be able to get more now with that five bucks for every extra game thing? or idk I don’t get how the deal works :/

  • don’t forget that this wasn’t meant to make it on television, so why blow your budget on a highly recogniseable ad?

    Make it unique (in its own way) and give it a message and people will remember it. For example the older River ads where they wouldnt play any music during the ad, so people in other rooms but the lounge room would come to the tv to see if it was still on, and there they would see the message.

  • You are all talking about how BAD the ad is, but don’t you realise that the ad is doing EXACTLY what it’s supposed to do – make people talk about it! Youre ALL n00bs. It’s pretty clever marketing….

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