GAME has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that it has frozen staff wages to 2008 levels - ruling out any raises.
"In line with many employers, GAME Group has held rates of pay at 2008 levels," commented Terry Scicluna, COO GAME Group UK & Ireland. "While this was a difficult decision to take, GAME felt it was prudent given the uncertain consumer environment."
A spokesperson commented: "It's important to remember that the results just announced were for last year. Employee bonuses for that year will be paid at the top rate - to reward the outstanding individual contributions made to the Group's performance in 2008."