Gamers in the UK have been left fuming after online shop Gameseek announced that it has gone into liquidation.

This news comes a couple of days after Gameseek social media accounts were closed and its public email address was put offline. According to Eurogamer, you now receive an “address not found” email when trying to contact the organisation.

This isn’t the first time that Gameseek has been in the news for something controversial. As the Nintendo Switch was launched, they listed it on their website for under £200, which is £100+ cheaper than competitors.

Liquidation letter sent to prospective customers

This offer led to over 1000 people pre-ordering the console on their website. Gameseek boss Stephen Staley wanted to either cancel those orders or ask for more money but in the end, they fulfilled those orders.

Speaking to Eurogamer at the time Staley said “A part of me wanted to cancel, but I just couldn’t do it. When the team asked me this morning it was difficult but I saw no other way. I couldn’t bear the thought of telling them to send us more money. For what it’s worth I am hoping we get some sort of goodwill for this as I know many other retailers wouldn’t of done it.”

No word yet of how many people have been left out of pocket, but seeing as Gameseek was in the top 5 marketplaces for games, it’s bound to be a lot.


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