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Green Man Gaming Emerging Retailer Finalist in Retail Week Awards 2018

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Green Man Gaming was chosen as a Finalist in the Emerging Retailer category at the Retail Week Awards 2018 late last year.

The Awards ceremony took place on 22 March 2018 at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, UK and although we didn’t win, we were very honoured to be a finalist and part of such a prestigious event for the retail industry, sitting alongside major UK retailers such as Asos, Amazon, Tesco, M&S and Next retail.

The Retail Week Awards have been a symbol of excellence for the retail sector for the last 23 years and we’re very proud to be nominated by the judging panel this year. The panel of judges felt that Green Man Gaming deserved to be a finalist in the Emerging Retailer category which celebrates young, growing retailers that have made waves in its market over the last year.

The full list of winners are available on the Retail Week Awards website.

We’re at GDC 2018, meet us at UKIE and Intel booths

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Green Man Gaming are at this year’s Global Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco from 18 – 23 March.  It’s the world’s largest professional game industry event. Our Buying, Partnership and Publishing teams are hosting meetings in two locations at the Moscone Centre: UK stand by UKIE at South Hall, Booth# 1023 and at the Intel stand in South Hall, Booth# 623.

We’ll be meeting with new and existing partners to discuss valuable feedback to help improve the store and its offering, provide the latest store marketing and partnership opportunities and to get more top quality games on the store.

At the Intel booth, we’ll be meeting with Intel partners to discuss how we can help them reach gamers worldwide and unveiling Before the Blood, a new urban brawler game, from our publishing arm and developers Enter Yes which will be launched mid-2018. The game will be part of Intel’s Indie Showcase.

Come and meet us if you’re at GDC 2018!

Green Man Gaming’s 2017 Year in Review: Top Bestsellers, Most Wanted Games and Community Playtime

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Green Man Gaming has launched its 2017 Year in Review report offering video game insights and trends throughout the year from millions of its customers and community members worldwide.

The report and infographic gives a detailed look into how the community played their favourite PC games in 2017 and what customers did on the Green Man Gaming store taking into account multiple platforms including Steam, PSN, Uplay, Nintendo, Rockstar Social Club, Origin, and lots more.

2017 saw PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS top Green Man Gaming’s best sellers with owners of the game spending an average of 86 hours playing the game. Gamers in the USA had the highest game playtime in 2017 whilst the most popular game in the UK was CS:GO. The top news story of the year was Jennifer Lopez investing in e-sports.

VISIT the Year in Review 2017 Blog post for all the details or READ the press release.

An overview of the 2o17 report can be found in the infographic below (click on it to enlarge the image)

Green Man Gaming Introduces Automatic Uplay PC Key Redemption

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Green Man Gaming have announced today that they have partnered with Ubisoft to be able to offer automatic Uplay PC key redemption for games on the Uplay PC client.

This means that instead of copying Uplay PC keys over into the Uplay PC client to activate a game after purchase, a button press will automatically activate the game on your Uplay account.

Green Man Gaming mention that this will not only make redeeming Uplay PC keys for Ubisoft titles easier, but it will also add an extra layer of security for the game Uplay PC key, as it will not be revealed at any point in the redemption process.

Paul Sulyok, founder and CEO of Green Man Gaming, had this to say of the new feature: “We are constantly looking to improve the experience of buying games for our customers. We know that the priority for any gamer is to be able to get to the game as quickly as possible without having to spend their time dealing with copying and pasting Uplay PC key codes, launching multiple clients and logging in to a bunch of different services,”

He went on to add: “We are always looking for new methods that allow our customers to purchase and play their games as quickly as possibly. Green Man Gaming’s integration with the Uplay PC client simplifies the redemption process giving gamers a fast, reliable and secure way to activate their Ubisoft games direct from Green Man Gaming.”

Green Man Gaming Newsroom Now Live

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We are pleased to announce that our new Newsroom has gone live!

The Green Man Gaming newsroom is a great place to get all the latest news from the gaming world. We won’t just be focussing on PC games either as we will be reporting on news that covers PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo as well. We will be giving instant updates on all the current news from the games industry too.

Fear not though as the Green Man Gaming blog you love will still be here giving you in depth articles about all things video gaming, We’ll just be moving more of the news articles over to our newsroom.

You can check out the newsroom right now. Just follow this link!

Green Man Gaming appoints Ian McGregor as new CMO

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We’re excited to announce that video game industry veteran, Ian McGregor, will be joining Green Man Gaming as our new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) from 1 December 2017.

Ian has held senior leadership roles at top game publishing brands including EA and Activision, heading up International Marketing for best-selling titles and franchises including FIFA, Call of Duty and The Sims. His industry experience coupled with his passion for gaming and business, will play a key role in taking our brand the next level internationally.

As CMO, Ian will be responsible for building and transforming Green Man Gaming’s brand internationally as well as the company’s marketing and customer experience activities. He will be working with his team to innovate and drive rapid growth in new markets and deliver a strong value proposition to all Green Man Gaming stakeholders: customers, partners and the wider gaming community.

Ian was previously Head of International Consumer Marketing at both EA and Activision, where he worked on over 80 titles and led innovative marketing campaigns including FIFA Interactive World Cup. He also has agency-side experience working with high-profile technology and entertainment clients at Publicis London. Before joining Green Man Gaming, Ian worked with early stage start ups helping them drive fast growth and revenue.

Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming: “We are very excited to have Ian join the senior management team at a time when we are looking to take Green Man Gaming’s brand and marketing activities to the next level, as we continue expanding the business internationally. Ian’s extensive industry experience at top game publishers, innovative marketing mind-set and ability to bring different teams together to deliver impactful results is critical for us to achieve our aggressive targets to continue our fast growth.”

Ian McGregor: “I have closely followed Green Man Gaming’s remarkable journey over the years as it has grown to become a critical part of the gaming ecosystem. This is the perfect time for me to join the business, as it seeks to accelerate growth, build market share and deliver more products and services to its growing customer base. The passion I have for video games is shared by everyone in the Green Man Gaming team, and I look forward to working with all of them to plan for the future as the business expands and grows at fast pace.”


Green Man Gaming’s CEO Paul Sulyok listed in 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy

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We’re very proud to announce that our very own CEO and Founder, Paul Sulyok, has been chosen as one of 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy 2017 by Grant Thornton today.

“Faces of a Vibrant Economy” celebrates 100 business leaders every year who exemplify what it takes to develop a vibrant economy. They have been drawn from across the UK and represent diverse industries, sectors and organisations of all sizes. The leaders listed include entrepreneurs, technologists, policymakers and business visionaries – all with a common commitment to develop a vibrant economy in the UK. The Faces of a Vibrant Economy are nominated for their vision in shaping a more innovative, high-growth and purposeful business environment.

Paul is a dynamic, determined and innovative business leader with a distinguished entrepreneurial career. He is a passionate advocate of the immersive, engaging power of video games as an unrivalled form of entertainment and strives to challenge and revolutionise the consumer offer in the digital games retail space. As a founder of an international business with its headquarters in the UK, he is passionate about raising the profile of British businesses and technology internationally and constantly shares his opinions to improve the business environment for British companies and the technology industry as a whole.

The full list of the 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy can be found here.

New Community platform on the way

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Following Green Man Gaming’s new site launch earlier this year, we have started work on introducing new community features to the platform.  We are currently transitioning our Playfire community to a new and improved community platform that will allow us to offer a richer and more engaging social community for gamers.

Our tech team have been working hard to rebuild a new proposition to make the community even better than what it is today whilst incorporating the best parts of Playfire and feedback from the community.  Their initial work on the backend, the database and integration with different platforms means that we now have a flexible and scalable platform that allows us to implement new community features and upgrades that we simply couldn’t do on the old Playfire platform.

Through feedback from the existing Playfire community, we will be continuously fine tuning the new community platform in BETA with more features and additions.  The platform is currently in development and being tested by Playfire mods and a select number of users.  Once this phase is complete, we will launch the new Community BETA on the new platform to everyone which means it will be available to over 5 million people in 195 countries.

Once we have fully transitioned to the new platform with all the features and upgrades, all existing community members will be notified in advance.

As of today, the community platform in BETA has basic features including a community homepage which includes all activity across the entire forum or buzz.  Users will be able to see what everyone is talking about and view their own activity in a separate tab.  Game pages will also feature a community section that will show overall community game stats and give users the ability to comment or start discussions about games.  All comments on the Green Man Gaming blog will also be available for comment on the master buzz.  A new profile is currently in development and will include the users’ bio and game data and achievement which will be updated automatically.

We are working on many more features and solutions to move across current Playfire content and profiles to the new platform. Watch this space!

In the meantime, we’ve answered a few popular questions from the community about this transition in our Community BETA FAQ.

Green Man Gaming Launches New Websites in Latin America

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We have officially launched two new local language websites in Latin America today as part of our internationalisation strategy. The new Spanish and Portuguese language websites will offer our customers in the region local currencies, local payment methods and local promotions tailored to the Latin American market.

From today, Green Man Gaming customers in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Mexico will be able to browse and purchase their favourite games easily in Spanish and Portuguese and choose to pay using over 150 local payment methods and card types offered in partnership with Latin America’s leading payment provider, BoaCompra, such as Boleto Bancario, Servipag, Redcompra, Bancolombia and BCP Online.

To coincide with the launch of the new dedicated websites, Green Man Gaming has introduced 12 new currencies allowing customers in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East to make purchases in their local currency. These new currencies include Brazilian Real (BRL), Mexican Peso (MXN), Argentine Peso (ARS), Peruvian Sol (PEN), Chilean Peso (CLP), Colombian Peso (COP), Chinese Yuan (CNY), South Korean Won (KRW), Turkish Lira (TRY), Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), Philippine Peso (PHP) and Indian Rupee (INR).

“Following the successful launch of our first local website in Germany offering customers the ability to browse and purchase in their local language, currency and payment methods, the next step in our mission is to roll this out internationally and become THE destination for global gamers. The introduction of 12 new local currencies on the Green Man Gaming store and two new websites in Latin America will play a significant role in helping us achieve this mission,” said Paul Sulyok, CEO and Founder of Green Man Gaming.

Read the full PRESS RELEASE

Green Man Gaming wins eCommerce Award 2017

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For the second year in a row, Green Man Gaming has won an eCommerce Award. We picked up the 2017 Award for the Best Electronics, Computing, DVD, Film, Games, Music & Toys eCommerce company at the ceremony in London, UK last night.

We are extremely honoured to be recognised as the best eCommerce business in the entertainment sector for our fast growth and innovation. The eCommerce Awards aims to highlight some of the very best online retailers, online companies, agencies, innovations, products and campaigns the eCommerce industry has to offer.

This year we also made it as Award Finalists in two other categories:

  • Large eCommerce Company of the Year
  • Pureplay eCommerce Company of the Year

Thanks to everyone who made this win possible especially our customers, partners and of course the Green Man Gaming team!