Game over for another major high street name

GOING?: Will administration mean game over for High Street retailer?

GOING?: Will administration mean game over for High Street retailer?

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STAFF at the Glenrothes branch of Game are amongst 400 Scottish employees fearing for their jobs following computer game giant, Game Group PLC going into administration.

The group, who are also responsible for Gamestation have already closed that branch in the Kingdom Centre as part of drastic cost-cutting measures.

Now the seven staff at Game, which has been in the Kingdom Shopping Centre since 2002, are anxiously awaiting their fate.

The company, which has a total of 609 stores across the UK are the biggest retail chain to enter into administration since Woolworths in November, 2008.

Employees at the Glenrothes branch were remaining tight lipped about hopes of a possible buyer being found for the 333 UK stores that are to remain open for the time being.

Administrators Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) said in a statement: “A number of parties have expressed an interest in buying part or all of the business and assets of the group”.