GAME’s issues are its own doing – Paradox

Frederick Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, has taken a rather controversial side on the current debate surrounding the fate of struggling UK retailer, Game Group.

The boss called the company’s current situation “karma” for years of “bullying people” in the industry.

“That’s the backdoor they have,” he told GamesIndustry International. “GAME has basically been bullying people around and now it comes back to bite them on the ass.

“It’s been abusing their situation in the UK for a long time but it always comes 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.”

It’s the first time we’ve heard of issues like this from the retailer, but if this has indeed helped make enemies of the likes of EA and Nintendo then maybe things really are through for the company.