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Platinum trophy for Boston’s Game store

Staff at Game in Boston. From left, Maxx Jaconelli, James Meanwell, Rachel Peak, Samantha Johnson, Neil Cripps and Calvin Hutton. DJ EMN-141205-094436001

Staff at Game in Boston. From left, Maxx Jaconelli, James Meanwell, Rachel Peak, Samantha Johnson, Neil Cripps and Calvin Hutton. DJ EMN-141205-094436001

 

A gaming store has been rewarded an achievement of its own after its head office threw the spotlight on it for its work with the community.

Game Boston, in Pescod Square, was chosen to receive the platinum trophy of the ‘Store Spotlight’ after shoppers from the area put it forward.

Boston store manager Samantha Johnson said: “We all love our job here at GAME Boston, what’s not to love? We work in a fun industry, supplying our community with things they are passionate about.

“There’s nothing quite as rewarding as finding that special something, that eagerly anticipated new release or that retro game as a download for someone who’ll then go home and get hours of fun out of it.”

Although Boston’s shop was nominated, stores are able to put themselves forward. The reward is judged purely on community involvement.

Game Retail social media co-ordinator Lucy Harrington said: “Store Spotlight aims to celebrate our GAME stores across the country, from north to south! We’ve had great feedback from the community about our individual stores, and every one of them has played a part in us being awarded Community Engagement of the Year award by MCV.

“This is our chance to be able to feature local stores on a national level and show the community at large what great events our stores get up to - and also recognise their hard work!”

The Boston store was recently chosen to be a ‘Gametronics’ pilot, enabling it to start taking trade-ins of electrical items such as phones, laptops and tablets.

On May 27, the store will be holding a midnight launch of the hacker-based game Watch Dogs.

 

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