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Dealspwn's Games Retailer of the Year 2014 - Community Vote

Matt Gardner
Game of the Year Awards 2014, Games Retailer of the Year, UK retail

Dealspwn's Games Retailer of the Year 2014 - Community Vote

It's December, Black Friday is behind us (though plenty of Christmas games deals are out there waiting to be snapped up), the review silly season is almost over, and so it's time to have a look back over 2014 and start dishing out awards. We'll be handing out our personal staff picks across the rest of this week, but we're going to be kicking off our Game of the Year 2014 extravaganza with two community polls, letting you, our awesome readers/listeners/viewers/lurkers vote on your favourite retailer in 2014 and, of course, your game of the year. This voting will run throughout December, and we'd love for you to jump into the comments on both and let us know how you voted and why.

First up, it's the community vote for Dealspwn's Games Retailer of the Year 2014. Who do you think delivered the best deals this year? Or perhaps the finest customer service or rapid delivery? Do you get a sweet console bundle deal that swung a particular retailer in your favour? Did GAME's phoenix-like return to the forefront of the scene make your year? How about ShopTo's propensity for breaking street dates? We've got high street stores, supermarkets, online retailers, and digital distribution channels all on this list, and there's an option for you to add in your own shout if we've missed one out. Cast your votes and let us know what you looked for in a games retailer this year, we'll certainly jump into the discussion too in the comments.

Thanks for voting! The poll will close on December 31st.

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Late  Dec. 8, 2014 at 13:27

Zavvi, obvs.


It's gotta be cdkeys for me.
They seem to be competitively priced for a lot of stuff anyways, but that extra 5% code for liking them (I only ever use Facebook to like and unlike them over and over - which probably defeats the point of their voucher!) often puts them ahead of the competition for price, and they're usually pretty fast, too.
Particularly useful if you like to buy digital games on console. Games are usually overpriced (my opinion) on xbox marketplace (I see xbox marketplace isn't on your list ;) ), but those prices are a lot more palatable if you can get xbox credit for less than face value from a third party, and cdkeys are my go-to guys for that.

Honourable mention to Humble Bundle, who almost got my vote - it was a close call.

phil16  Dec. 8, 2014 at 13:29

Got to be honest - the only firm I buy games from at the moment is steam, humble bundles and bundle star so the choice was pretty slim for me... Went for steam as it powers the other two choices.

Ilium  Dec. 8, 2014 at 14:09

Went with Game. Bit biased as I used to work in one a few years back, but it sucked when they started going under. Glad to see them come out the other side. Midnight launches are back, and they're special, and some of their bundles have been outrageous this year.

Quietus  Dec. 8, 2014 at 15:37

I'm kinda torn here, since I tend to feel very differently about stores depending on what I'm after, particularly between digital distribution for PC games and physical copies of console games. For PC, it'd be Steam, though that's primarily only during their sales. For consoles, it'd be Shopto and Simplygames, both of which are great for price and delivery, especially during the run-up to Christmas this year. I had to vote for one, so, based on consistency, I've gone with Shopto.:)

Jaffo  Dec. 18, 2014 at 08:07

So little to choose from between the big names such as Steam, GMG, Humble etc. In the end, I went with MMOGA (Other) because it's still the only place, apart from PSN unbelievably, where you can pay with mobile phone credit.

Best thing about the list is it shows just how many options there are these days.

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