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Paradox: 'GAME is a bully, current problems karma for past mistakes'

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Paradox Interactive has claimed that GAME's current problems are a result of its past mistakes.

The PC publisher said that the European retailer is a bully and has itself to blame for its current stock issues and store closures.

"GAME has basically been bullying people around and now it comes back to bite them on the ass," executive Fredrick Wester told GamesIndustry.Biz.

GAME store
Magicka


"It's been abusing their situation in the UK for a long time but it always come back to you. Look at EA and Nintendo, they're not even willing to help. They will take the hit just to get rid of GAME and start over.

"One of the biggest problems is they haven't behaved nicely to other people, so it's karma."

However, Wester said that GAME is one of many businesses failing to adapt to the changing marketplace, calling out Xbox Live Arcade and PSN.

"The problem is with the technology shift in this industry, they're so quick," he said.

"Why didn't XBLA and PSN become like the App Store when they came out four years before? It's because they don't have the same openness to new content, they have multiple filters before you're in."

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Paradox Interactive is a Swedish-based publisher which releases its PC titles through digital channels. Recent games include Crusader Kings II, Cities in Motion and Magicka.

GAME recently received lender support to alleviate financial troubles following apparent concern from publisher EA.

The high street retailer's shares plummeted by 90% in 2011, despite £1 billion in annual turnover.

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