All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘GameStop’

PlayStation 4: GameStop Donates Systems To Charity

PlayStation 4, the ever-coveted game system that boasts hi-fi graphics, is in the headlines this week after retail giant GameStop announced they would be donating several of them to the Ronald McDonald House. The charity organization provides a safe place for families to stay while their children receive treatment at a hospital located far from their home, and a representative …

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Cyber Monday Sales: Best Deals On Video Games

Cyber Monday is like the rushed sequel to Black Friday. That doesn’t make it any worse than America’s annual celebration of cheap TVs and trampling old people though. In fact, it might even be the superior holiday since you don’t have to brave the elements or that jerk down the block to score cheap goods. We’ve already previewed a few …

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GameStop Partners With IBM And Texas A&M, Launches GameStop Technology Institute

GameStop is the Starbucks of gaming. There’s one on every corner and they at least pretend to serve your every need. Unlike Starbucks, however, GameStop’s bread and butter – video games – are increasingly moving to the digital space where GameStop is cut out of the profit loop. Now the retailer is partnering with some of the best tech minds …

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GameStop Reports $3.15 Billion In Sales Over The Holidays

In November, Sony and Microsoft launched their next generation games consoles – the PS4 and Xbox One. Both consoles have now gone on to sell more than 7 million units combined and that’s definitely helping the bottom line of those in the business of selling games. The increase in hardware sales was readily apparent at GameStop during the holidays. GameStop …

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GameStop Reveals Its Black Friday Deals, Bundles

Over the past few days, Sony and Nintendo have both unveiled their hands for Black Friday. From the looks of it, gamers looking to save on Sony and Nintendo hardware will be in for a treat, but what about those looking for something a little different? GameStop announced today that it will be getting into the consumerism holiday spirit along …

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Sony Will Hold a PS4 Launch Event In San Francisco

Journalists may be in New York this week for the launch of the PS4, but that’s not where Sony is going to hold the launch party for its newest console. Instead, our friends in California will be partying all night with Sony before the PS4 launches on November 15. Sony announced today that it will be holding a launch event …

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GameStop CEO Thinks The Console Cycle Will Get Shorter

For years, the console cycle was predictable. Nintendo, Sony and whoever else would release a console, wait five years and then release a new one. This past generation, however, has completely destroyed that concept with a console cycle that has lasted eight years. Some may feel that long console cycles will now be the norm, but GameStop’s CEO doesn’t see …

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GameStop Prepares For PS4 And Xbox One Launches With Hiring Spree

Does it sound like a dream come true to work at GameStop? If so, the impending launch of the Xbox One and PS4 may have just given you the excuse you need to join their team. GameStop announced today that it plans to hire 17,000 seasonal workers this holiday season in preparation for the Xbox and PS4 launches. Next gen …

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These Studios Are Making Exclusive Content For The PS4

Exclusives are going to become rarer in the next generation. Most third party studios just can’t afford to keep their games on only one platform. Instead, you’ll see developers move to exclusive DLC, and now we know which studios are making exclusive content for Sony’s platform. Game Chup reports that Sony held a small presser at the annual GameStop Expo …

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Amazon Is Sold Out Of PS4, Xbox One Launch Units

Just yesterday, GameStop announced that it had completely sold out of its initial allotment of PS4 units. Now another retailer has announced the same. Amazon announced today via its Video Games Facebook page that it has completely sold out of its initial allotment of PS4 and Xbox One launch units. As the retailer notes, it only took them a month …

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GameStop Has Sold Out Of PS4 Preorders

In mid-June, Sony’s Andrew House said that PS4 demand “may well outstrip supply.” It only took about a month for that to become reality at one of the largest game retailers. Game Informer reports that GameStop has stopped taking PS4 preorders. Here’s the full statement from the retail chain: “Due to high demand for the system, GameStop is not currently …

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Are Game Prices Going To Go Up This Year?

In 2005, Microsoft ushered us into an age where video games cost $60. Initially, we complained as games were only $50 on the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube. Eight years later and we’re now complacent with the new price of games. Will that complacency give in to publishers asking for even more money with next-generation games? Kotaku reports that Microsoft has …

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Wii U Basic Being Discontinued? Nintendo Says No

It seems that in the run-up to this year’s E3 Conference, there is some uncertainty about the future of the 8GB Basic version of Nintendo’s Wii U console. It seems that GameStop has issued orders recalling unopened consoles. According to a report yesterday on Kotaku, GameStop has been sending word to certain stores that all new and unopened Wii U …

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Used Xbox One Games Will Be Sold At Retail, Publishers Get A Cut This Time Around [Report]

After Tuesday’s Xbox One reveal, reports came forward that Microsoft would block used games, or at least charge those playing used games a fee. Microsoft finally came out with an official statement that didn’t clear much up, but a report out today offers more details. MCV reports that Microsoft will be taking command of the pre-owned market with a system …

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Gears of War: Judgment Multiplayer Early Access Coming March 15

Epic Games this week announced that some players who pre-order Gears of War: Judgment will get three days of early access to the game’s new “OverRun” multiplayer mode. Unfortunately, the deal only applies to gamers who order Judgment from GameStop, either online or in-store. Those who do pre-order with GameStop will be able to start playing “OverRun” at 3 am …

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Kindle Fire Is Now Available At GameStop

When you think of GameStop, you generally think of console titles lining the walls and 8,000 copies of Madden NFL 08 going for $1.99 each. The gaming retail giant has changed its image over the past year, however, to a store that peddles all gaming devices, including Android and iOS tablets. Now the store has earned a powerful partner in …

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Retail Video Game Sales Continue to Plummet

In another sign of both the dying retail video game merchants and the slow death of the current console cycle, new numbers show that retail sales of video games, video game hardware, and video game accessories in October were down 25% from that month last year. According to a Bloomberg report citing research firm NPD, retail sales of video games …

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Gamers Get Their Own Tablet In October

Amazon was on a roll yesterday with the announcement of multiple new Kindle devices. The Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite are sure to be a hit among consumers this holiday season. Unfortunately, Amazon didn’t have a tablet that addresses the needs of the gamer. One company is hoping to fix that in October. Wikipad Inc, the makers of the aptly …

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Wii U Titles Going For A Pretty Penny At GameStop

Did Nintendo’s E3 press conference excite you to no end? Can you not wait to get your hands on NIntendo Land? Worry not, brave Nintendo fan, as GameStop has 20 Wii U titles available for pre-order including certifiable hits like New Super Mario Bros. U and Pikmin 3. There’s only one little problem… As you can obviously see, GameStop seems …

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Subsidized Xbox 360 Coming to Best Buy and GameStop

Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, announced this morning that the subsidized $99 Xbox 360 will be coming to Best Buy and GameStop stores later this month. Hyrb, a member of the Xbox team at Microsoft and former host of the recently cancelled Major’s Minute Inside Xbox show, announced the expansion of the $99 Xbox program over on his blog. From the …

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GameStop Now Selling Android Tablets

GameStop, regardless of how you feel about them, was one of the last bastions of pure core gaming bliss. They served the core and we rewarded them with our hard earned money. Alas, the core does not have all the money when it comes to gaming anymore. People who would rather spend 30 minutes a day playing Angry Birds instead …

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GameStop Announces Opens EXPO to PowerUp Rewards Members

Until now, GameStop’s annual EXPO conference has been exclusively for GameStop employees. Today, GameStop has announced it is opening up the conference to a wider audience. Members of GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards program are invited to attend the conference, which will be be held in San Antonio, Texas on August 29. EXPO will feature pre-release video game demos and previews, contests, …

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Hitman: Absolution Gets a November 20th Release Date and Pre-Release Content

Square Enix today announced the release date for next installment in the Hitman series Hitman: Absolution. The game will launch on November 20, 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC. Square Enix also announced a special pre-order bonus for players who pre-order the game from GameStop stores in North America. Those players will get exclusive access to Hitman: …

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Pre-Order Bonuses Announced

Well, that didn’t take long. The first trailer for Black Ops II hit the airwaves yesterday and we already have the retailer specific pre-order bonuses lined up for gamers who can’t wait to get their hands on the latest Call of Duty title. This year’s pre-order bonuses are a little odd though. First up is GameStop’s offer which has pre-order …

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Gamestop Exec Doesn’t Believe That Next Gen Consoles Will Block Used Games

One of the rumors to come out of the next gen console discussion that has the chance to completely change the way that consumers interact with their consoles is not an integration of motion controls or larger disk drives. It is the rumor that both the Xbox 360 and the PS3 will restrict the ability to play used games in …

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Resident Evil 6 Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed

It was inevitable. After Capcom announced that they were pushing up the release date for Resident Evil 6 to October, the pre-order bonuses were quick to follow. Thankfully, it seems that the pre-order bonuses this time are not game changing additions that lessen the experience for other players. The pre-order bonuses are coming in the form of maps for Mercenaries …

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California GameStops Must Issue DLC Warnings On Used Games

The gaming industry and consumer have been at odds for a while now. The gaming industry is locked out of used game revenue that gamers rely upon to save money while GameStop rakes in the dough. To combat this, publishers have recently been putting an online pass in their games that give games free DLC or online multiplayer if the …

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Gamestop Will No Longer Be Accepting Nintendo GameCubes

Well, from what we learned today ,and as you can see in the banner above, Gamestop will no longer accept Nintendo GameCubes The ability to trade in your Nintendo GameCube system, accessories, or games ends on April Second. My question is, if Gmestop doesn’t take any more Gamecube trade-ins, then who is going to buy all those copies of Mario …

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Gamestop Now Offering Android Tablets With Game Bonuses

The video game retailer, Gamestop, has officially jumped on the app gaming scene. In an interesting announcement, the retailer has decided to start selling Android tablets both online and at their stores. Unlike other places, purchasing a tablet at Gamestop will come loaded with game related content. As of now, there are three tablets available for purchase: Acer Iconia 7 …

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Gamestop To Accept Trade-Ins For iPhones, iPads, and iPods

In what many are considering a puzzling decision, Gamestop will now accept trade-ins for used iOS devices. If you’re unfamiliar with Gamestop, they’re one of the most popular video game stores in the country. Their business model is built around the tried-and-true pawn shop ideal. People can trade in their old games for cash, or store credit. They take these …

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