CHIPS Guisborough customers now the hottest news from the world of video games at their fingertips.

The store, which is part of the UK’s largest independent games chain, has been testing the very latest interactive information system – the Xplace Games Advisor – with great results.

Visitors to the store in Market Place, Guisborough, can now access comprehensive information about the latest releases, Top Ten charts, recommendations and the complete games product range of the store, including pre-owned.

Gamers will have access to product descriptions, product images, trailers and screenshots on each.

Additionally, the interactive terminals inform about the age ratings and the different consoles on which games are available. Customers are able to search for their favourite product directly or are given advice via different category searches, for example children’s software.

CHIPS staff pride themselves on offering excellent customer service and product knowledge, but this kiosk terminal, supplied by German manufacturer Xplace GmbH, allows them check information themselves when stores are busy.

Paul Whitfield, franchisee of CHIPS Guisborough, said: “After a one-month trial we are very happy with the Xplace games advisor. Our customers really love to hunt for their favourite games on the games terminal.

“It’s also become extremely useful for our customers looking at the pre-owned games we sell in-store”, said Paul.

Ian Laycock, UK Sales Manager for Xplace GmbH, said: “Our terminals have been very well accepted by CHIPS customers”.

“Some stores are recording more than 2,000 clicks a week, which is excellent for independent games stores.”

Currently CHIPS has almost 30 stores in the UK, both owned and franchised. Each store buys, sells and trades new and second-hand consoles, games and accessories.


Read Guisborough franchisee Paul Whitfield’s review of the hottest games on the shelves. Just click on the links below to get the low down.

The Sims Medieval

Mortal Kombat

Operation Flashpoint: Red River

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12


Warriors Legends of Troy

Conduit 2

Pokemon Black & White

Dynasty Warriors 7

Carnival Games: In Action


Marvel Vs Capcom3: Fate of Two Worlds

De Blob 2

Killzone 3

Dr Kawashima’s Body & Brain Exercises

Dead Space 2

Mass Effect 2

LittleBig Planet 2


Call of Duty Black Ops

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood


Time Crisis


The X Factor

Golden Eye

Sims 3

Football Manager 2011

Cooking Mama World: Babysitting Mama

Cooking Mama World: Hobbies & Fun

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

Fall Out: New Vegas

Professor Layton and the Lost Future – Oct

PES 2011

John Daly’s Prostroke Golf

Just Dance 2

FFXIV – Sept 7

SpiderMan: Shattered Dimensions – Sept 7

Metroid: Other M – Sept 7

Mafia II – August 17

The Last Airbender – Print Aug 17

Grease – Print Aug 17

Kane & Lynch 2 – Aug 3

Madden NFL 11 – Aug 3

So Blonde – Aug 3

Dragon Quest IX – July 20

Puzzle Quest 2

Sniper Ghost Warrior – July 20

All Points Bulletin – July 6

Crackdown 2- July 6

Fitness Ultimatum – July 6

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

LEGO Harry Potter – June 25

Disciples III – June 22

Green Day Rockband

Red Dead Redemption

Shrek: Forever After

Pure Football – May 25

BLUR – May 25


Iron Man 2 – May 11

Skate 3 – May 11

Just Cause – Print April 16

Black Mirror II – April 16

Sonic Classic Collection – April 16

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