Video game retailer GameStop is throwing its hat into the social e-commerce ring today with the launch of a Facebook store, powered by, Adgregate Markets. The store is available on GameStop’s Facebook
Even though GameStop has been the leader in retail video game sales, investors have been nervous that digital sales will outgrow physical. But after GameStop acquired Spawn Labs, a game streaming service, and Impulse, a digital distribution service, investors have been more confident in GameStop’s future. Apparently management is making all the right moves to secure GameStop’s future. → Read More
Video game and software retailer Gamestop has acquired TechCrunch50 company Spawn Labs, a startup that develops game streaming technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In addition, GameStop also announced the acquisition of game distribution platform Impulse, which is a division of software company Stardock.
This man, one Steven Paul Archer of Greeneville, Tennessee, cut through a metal storage area to access the drywall and studs of a GameStop game store next door. He then proceeded to cut through the drywall and entered the GameStop after hours. He was able to steal $288.55 in cash and $5,342 in merchandise and, for once, he wasn’t asked if he wanted to join that damned GameStop savings club nor did… → Read More
Kinect hasn’t even been out for more than a few days now, but word is that it’s selling out at retailers across this great land of ours. GameStop said yesterday that it’s having a heck of a time trying to keep Kinect in stock, with an executive vice-president saying that demand may well equal that of the Wii during that system’s launch. → Read More
Look out GameStop, there’s a new gun in town. And it’s got the brick and mortar location, name recognition, and marketing power to give you a run for your money. Ol’ blue and yellow is moving into the used game market starting this week and I think some competition will only be a good thing. → Read More
Video game and software retailer GameStop is buying Kongregate, a social gaming destination and community site for gamers. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the transaction is expected to close within a week, subject to customary closing conditions.
News has been pretty sparse about the pricing or availability of the PlayStation Move controller, but GameStop thinks they have the down low on when and how much. GameStop’s Canadian site is showing the (expected) release date along with the pricing. → Read More
Here’s some retro gaming goodness, GameStop has all but confirmed the White Classic Controller Pro for the Wii, with a ship date of April 1st. This is of course patterned off of the GameCube controller and has been clamored for by gamers ever since the Wii came out. Hopefully it’ll be worth the wait. → Read More
Despite what my co-workers believe, the fact that I live in Northern Nevada does not automatically make me a fan of NASCAR. I am a fan of MarioKart though, and the fact that Nintendo has teamed up with the Number 20 GameStop car for this weekend’s Slater Bros. 300 is pretty darn cool. I wonder though, will the GameStop car be throwing turtle shells or bananas at the other cars? → Read More
Angry Internet Man here with a chip on his shoulder and a shoot promo to cut. This pre-order “bonus” video game content bullshit has to stop. Lives are at stake. → Read More
Anyone else running through BioShock again in anticipation of new week’s launch of BioShock 2? I’m currently in Arcadia, which is about where I got to on the Xbox 360 version before tapping out. (I’m playing on the PC now. Yay.) But enough of that, let’s get to the topic at hand: BioShock 2′s fancy launch. Take-Two has a bunch of stuff planned to ensure that, come February 9, you won’t be able to… → Read More
It seems the Internet doesn’t like GameStop too much, so I’m not sure how this story will be received. The retailer announced at a conference in New York yesterday that it will launch some sort of in-store DLC service next year. That is, let’s say you buy Game, then immediately buy related DLC from inside the store via a special interface. (GameStop worked with both Sony and Microsoft to figure… → Read More
It’s madness, friends! Stores are selling Modern Warfare 2 early, but Activision never said this could happen! → Read More
So GameStop has what I can only call a scheme for Modern Warfare 2. (Have we officially decided to not call it Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2? Less words to type!) If you pre-order the game (Xbox 360 or PS3 version only) from there, and return it by December 13, you’ll receive a $40 in-store credit. In other words, if you pre-order the game, you’ll get to play it for one month for a grand total of… → Read More
Did you know that if you buy a Nintendo Wii from GameStop this month you’ll be able to get one of the following games for free? That’s what they tell us! → Read More
This has to be a viral campaign of some sort, but seeing as though we’re on the cusp of a three-day weekend I’ll bite. GameStop is selling three unusual Nintendo Wii bundles that, I don’t know, belie all logic. There’s the “Take a Bath With a Buddy” bundle, the “Pirate Tattoo” bundle, and the “Summer Fun” bundle. Yeah. → Read More
If you plan on pre-ordering The Beatles: Rock Band then allow me to I suggest you do so with Gamestop. No, I was not paid to say this, but I think it’s a pretty good considering they will throw in three free DLC tracks and a code for an in-game photo album. Supplies are limited so I’d act now. The Beatles: RB hits stores on September 9th. The Beatles: Rock Band [Gamestop] → Read More
Sony has just announced a brand spankin’ new LE Entertainment Pack for the Final Fantasy fans. It will be an exclusive pack to Gamestop that comes with a “Mystic Silver” PSP-3000, Dissidia Final Fantasy game, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children on UMD and a 2GB memory stick. Get yours for $200 starting on August 25th at Gamestops across the US.
On a side note, Nicholas and I will be attending… → Read More
Since when the does video game industry bow to what GameStop thinks? Your guess is as good as mine, but the company’s CEO Dan DeMatto, wants Sony and Nintendo to cut the price of the PS3 and Wii, respectively. That’s all well and good—who wouldn’t want to see the PS3 at $199?—but why should GameStop be the kingmaker? → Read More
GameStop’s big Game Days sale just went live, and there’s a few deals worth pointing out; there’s plenty of Wii games on sale. (What’s Game Days? A chance to save up to 50 percent off the price of new video games, that’s what. It applies both online and in-store.) Why not pick up the camp House of the Dead 2 and 3 for $19.99? Or Tomb Raider Anniversary (for the Xbox 360) for $19.99? → Read More
About three weeks ago, Gamestop detailed the contents of the Collector’s Edition Batman: Arkham Asylum, but it was quickly pulled down and the mention of a Batarang was forever seared into my memory. Well, today, Gamestop detailed the game again and the Batarang remains. I know $100 is a lot to ask for a game, but it’s a foot long Batarang with a Waynetech Batarang Storage Box! Want. GameStop → Read More
Flickr’d How long has this modded GameCube been out? Oh, right, it’s been two years and they’re still hard to find. BIZ: What are your thoughts on Wii, a console that’s still impossible to find after two years? DD: I’ve never seen this type of demand before. I know they’re making more, but we’re still short like everybody else. I think we’ll have a… → Read More