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Deals

GameStop Black Friday has a bunch of MMOs on sale


Prices so low, you'll scream
Nov 26
// Dealzon
Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Well, this came out of left field for us. GameStop just started up its digital PC Games Black Friday Sale. We're...
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amiibo

Shulk is the first revealed exclusive amiibo, and GameStop has the rights


The first of many
Nov 11
// Brett Makedonski
It's been known that Nintendo planned to decentralize the way it distributed amiibo. That is, not all of them will be readily and equally available everywhere. Company president Satoru Iwata told investors recently that Ninte...
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Free Pokémon

GameStop is giving out Diancie for Pokémon X and Y


Starting today
Oct 27
// Jordan Devore
Shiny Gengar is no more (hope you got yours!) but another distribution event for Pokémon X and Y has taken its place. Today through November 16 at GameStop, you'll be able to score a free code for the Legendary Rock/F...
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Free Pokémon

Add a shiny Gengar to your Pokémon collection


Distribution event at GameStop this month
Oct 13
// Jordan Devore
Now through October 26, you'll be able to score a shiny Gengar holding Gengarite, the stone necessary for its Mega Evolution, at GameStop. Simply bring in your copy of either Pokémon X or Y for a free redeemable code....
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Super Smash Bros.

Official Nintendo Super Smash Bros. tournament begins on October 4


64 entrants at each of 16 locations around the United States
Sep 25
// Darren Nakamura
The North American release for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is just a week away, and Nintendo is celebrating its highly competitive fighting game with a tournament. The initial rounds will be held at 15 GameStop locat...
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Nintendo 3DS XL

Nintendo wants to tempt you with two other 3DS XL designs


The NES edition was a bit of a missed opportunity
Sep 10
// Brittany Vincent
Just when you thought you were ready to jump ship for a New 3DS, Nintendo announces several more systems in an attempt to sway you into buying yet another 3DS XL you don't need. And that's not even counting the sweet Persona ...
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GameStop

GameStop Expo 2014 is helping to celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary


Batman still going strong even after all these years
Aug 18
// Brittany Vincent
GameStop is celebrating Batman's 75th year with several events at GameStop Expo 2014. Players can get hands-on early access to LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham by TT Games, for one, and Arkham Knight fans will be able to see and ...
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GameStop trades

GameStop announces streamlined trade-in scheme


New used game policy features four pricing options
Aug 11
// Kyle MacGregor
GameStop will implement a new trade-in policy starting August 18, simplifying its current program with fewer pricing tiers. The announcement confirms earlier reports. The values depend on whether customers want cash or in-sto...
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GameStop

GameStop is simplifying the way it handles trade-ins


Increasing the 'average base value' of traded-in games
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
Later this month, GameStop will revamp its trade-in program for used games in an attempt to simplify the process, reports Kotaku. Under the new system, there will only be four possible prices paid for games -- instead of up t...
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Pokémon

Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokémon distribution event


GameStop will be separately giving out Mega Stones
Aug 01
// Jordan Devore
The next Pokémon distribution event isn't terribly exciting. From August 13 through September 17, Pokémon X players can get Heracross and Y players can get Pinsir through the Internet. More importantly, GameStop...
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GameStop

GameStop fingerprinting customers in Philadelphia


Retailer is being proactive about stolen goods, police say
Aug 01
// Kyle MacGregor
GameStop now requires customers to provide fingerprint scans when trading in merchandise at the retailer's Philadelphia locations, CBS Philly reports. The chain is collecting thumbprints, which are sent to a national dat...
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GameStop

Apparently only 40% of GameStop customers know they can trade in games


I guess they ignored the 10 suggestive sells before and after the transaction
Jul 28
// Chris Carter
You know when you call GameStop and they open the call with "the place where you can buy and sell used games," then prompt you with trade-in offers before and after you buy something? Well according to GameStop itself, only 4...
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27% APR
GameStop has a reputation of upselling customers at the cash register. As annoying as incessantly turning down pre-orders and protection plans can be, though, it's child's play compared to what the brick-and-mortar videogame ...

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GameStop exclusive

Well, I won't be playing as Red Hood or Harley in Batman: Arkham Knight


Red Hood is GameStop exclusive pre-order DLC
Jul 23
// Steven Hansen
GameStop teased an announcement that seems to have come out: a GameStop exclusive Red Hood story pack for the upcoming Batman game. Harley, we already knew, is a pre-order incentive at most major retailers. There's ...
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Lego Batman 3

Preorder Lego Batman 3 anywhere but Best Buy for a physical reward


I'll go for the Batgirl keychain, personally
Jul 14
// Brittany Vincent
Following the abhorrent trend of announcing different preorder bonuses across different retailers is Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which is shipping with six different doodads depending on where you go. Fortunately, it's not ...
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GameStop, stop

Gamestop on getting involved in early development: 'You won't see us involved in the creative process'


Mitt Romney was on the board of directors when GameStop was NeoStar
Jul 10
// Steven Hansen
A few days ago, we heard that retailer GameStop could be gearing up for "getting involved at the time of game development where there could be some content exclusive to [the retailer] included in the game." Naturally, few peo...
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Is this Harry Dean-Stanton's first game appearance? Who cares.
The pre-order bonuses for Alien: Isolation have been announced, and they're really, really cool... but should we take it at some kind of sign? After all, it was a very similar lust for bonuses that led to the crew of The Nostromo investigating the distress signal coming from LV-426, in the process granting passage to the film's titular nightmarish stowaway.

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Alien: Isolation preorder

Original Alien cast returns for Alien: Isolation bonus content, available for those who pre-order


Believe it or not, you can play as Ripley
Jul 09
// Darren Nakamura
Alien: Isolation is supposed to be more like the 1979 horror film Alien, and less like the action shooter that some other Aliens game tried to be. Thus far, it looks like it has stuck to that design philosophy well enough, an...
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GameStop

GameStop wants to get involved early in the development process of games


It's all part of the plan to secure more exclusives
Jul 08
// Brett Makedonski
Love it or hate it, GameStop does one of the best jobs in the gaming industry with regard to getting exclusive content for its customers. It's so good at it that it's a main reason that GameStop's one of the top videogame ret...
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Gamestop

GameStop spring sale is in full swing


There's offers on Max Payne, Outlast, and Skyrim
May 21
// Alasdair Duncan
GameStop never gets much notice for selling PC games to download and I'll admit, part of that comes down to me living in the UK and GameStop being almost non-existent here. I know everyone gears themselves up for the Steam su...
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Test drive Mario Kart 8 at GameStop on May 17 and 18


It's called a road...
May 12
// Dale North
Brag: I've been playing Mario Kart 8 for awhile now at home. Not for review or anything. Just because. Don't tell Nintendo, but I may have let my family play a bit too. They're also probably bragging now when they shouldn't b...
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GameStop to close 130 stores to shift focus toward mobile


Retailer to open hundreds of mobile outlets
Apr 25
// Dale North
We told you last month that GameStop is looking to open about 400 tech stores this year in an effort to pivot their business toward the mobile and tablet side of things. That plan is still in place, but it comes with some clo...
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The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead is finally headed to PlayStation 4


I'm not really surprised, but good news!
Apr 22
// Brittany Vincent
It's been some time since The Walking Dead shambled into our hearts, but there's still reason to revisit Telltale's zombie opus, especially since it looks as though the Game of the Year Edition is coming for PlayStation 4 own...
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GameStop has buy 2, get 1 free deal on used games right now


Happy Easter weekend or something!
Apr 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
It's Easter weekend, so that means it's a perfect time for a videogame sale. GameStop has a buy 2, get 1 free deal on over 2,500 used games. Only games under $20 are eligible here, so really this gives you the chance to play ...
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Peach Pink 2DS is a GameStop exclusive


Comes with a cute Mickey case
Mar 28
// Dale North
GameStop has revealed a new exclusive 2DS system, slated to hit their shelves on April 11, priced at $129.99. It is colored Peach Pink, and comes with a super cute Disney Magical World zip-up carrying case. But not with the g...
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GameStop to open 400 tech stores this year


Investing $40 million in new stores
Mar 28
// Dale North
We know GameStop sells games and consoles as their bread and butter, but they want to get in on the tech game as well. They're investing up to $40 million in stores that will sell tech hardware, like phones and tablets. Their...
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GameStop reports record sales thanks to next-gen consoles


29.7 % increase in new hardware sales
Mar 27
// Dale North
GameStop broke their 2011 sales record this year, thanks to the PS4 and Xbox One. They report that total sales topped $9.04 billion, up 1.7 percent from fiscal year 2012. They count a 29.7 increase in new game hardware sales ...
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Used games

Walmart to take a run at GameStop in used games market


'When Walmart disrupts markets and competes, our customer wins'
Mar 18
// Brett Makedonski
The used games market is one that many big retailers have had their eye on, but few have been able to crack. GameStop is the giant with regard to brick-and-mortar stores, but it's about to get some fierce competition from a ...
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GameStop hikes price

PS4 camera in such high demand GameStop has raised the price


Stream machine
Mar 10
// Steven Hansen
Bundle a camera into your hardware offering, see a $100 price difference with your major competitor, a slower start, privacy concerns and general annoyance. Sell a camera as a peripheral, rule the world, apparently. The PlayS...
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Amazing Spider-Man 2 to have pre-order bonus at GameStop


Four costumes for the fashionable superhero
Mar 04
// Conrad Zimmerman
Activision has announced an offer you can take advantage of at GameStop if you plan to purchase The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The "Web Threads Suits Pack," available free with pre-order on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, ...

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