I used to work for GAME many years ago, back when it was Electronics Boutique. It was far and away the best job I ever had. I saw the companies rebrand into a single entity and the launches of the N64, PS2, Xbox and Gamecube. Those were some lucrative times. I really feel for those great people who work in GAME who are gamers themselves and live and breathe gaming. The problem in my mind for GAME is that they made the majority of their income from preowned games and consoles. Often we'd be looking to make 40% margin, occasionally even higher. In an economically sound time, games are bought, sold and rebought at a very high rate of knots. Nice big juicy margins. When there's a recession on, the purse strings often tighten and GAME sees less activity and much less margin on their preowned. Selling the new consoles and games makes a pittance, and GAME overegged their basket. It's been a recipe for disaster.