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8:30 AM on 02.19.2013

Various retailers list Watch Dogs for Wii U

The Wii U is in a pretty sad state when no one can guarantee current third-party games for the platform. What will become of Nintendo's fun box when "truly next-gen" titles -- Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, for instance -- star making...

Tony Ponce

11:00 PM on 02.17.2013

Destiny available for pre-order from GameStop, Best Buy

With the internet ablaze over the official reveal of Destiny, Bungie's new IP, it comes as no surprise that Best Buy and GameStop have already begun taking pre-orders. Both retailers have the game listed for $59.99. GameStop ...

Brett Makedonski

10:15 AM on 02.08.2013

GameStop: Next Xbox will hurt if it blocks used games

GameStop, North America's most powerful games retailer, has addressed rumors of the "Next Xbox" shutting out the used game market. The seller of secondhand games believes Microsoft's next system will hurt if it introduces cod...

Jim Sterling

11:00 AM on 02.07.2013

Walking Dead: Survival Instinct pre-order DLC revealed

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is getting downloadable content in the form of a "Herd Mode" game type and "Amazon Walker Execution Pack." They'll be available to those who pre-order the game from GameStop and Amazon resp...

Jim Sterling





5:30 AM on 02.05.2013

Android-based OUYA to begin selling at retail in June

The OUYA console will start arriving at the homes of its Kickstarter backers in March, but you'll be seeing them in your local shops a scant few months later. An interview with OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman published on the WSJ....

Conrad Zimmerman



Here's how to get Meloetta in Pokemon Black and White photo
Here's how to get Meloetta in Pokemon Black and White
by Jordan Devore

March? I don't even want to start thinking about March yet. That said, it's nice to get the heads-up on the planned distribution event for the Mythical Pokémon Meloetta in North America. You'll want to take a trip to GameStop on March 4, or EB Games in Canada on March 9, to get this Pokémon.

As per usual, a DS or 3DS will be needed, as will either a copy of Pokémon Black or White, or Pokémon Black 2 or White 2. Beyond wanting Meloetta just because that Pokédex isn't going to fill out itself, it's worth noting that this is normally a Normal- and Psychic-type Pokémon but it can turn into a Normal- and Fighting type in battle. I need to revisit the weakness chart again.

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8:30 AM on 01.30.2013

GameStop turning its customers onto digital content

With its efforts shifting into the digital distribution market, retailer GameStop reveals that it has converted a number of its customers onto the idea as well. In fact, half of the customers who have bought digital content f...

Keith Swiader

10:15 AM on 01.28.2013

Early access: Gears of War: Judgement mode via pre-order

Your pre-order of Gears of War: Judgement at any GameStop gets you three-day early access to the game's five-on-five, Locusts vs COGs OverRun multiplayer mode. GameStop PowerUp Rewards members that get their pre-order in will...

Dale North

4:45 PM on 01.25.2013

GameStop: No plans for growth, store-opening staff fired

A source close to GameStop told Destructoid this afternoon that four of GameStop's eight Store Opening Coordinators that dealt with national store openings were suddenly let go today, with each given a six month severance. Th...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 01.20.2013

Pandora's Tower listing reveals release date and pricing

This has been a long time in the coming. The marvelous localization masters at XSEED have seen fit to bring Pandora's Tower to North America this Spring. While that's awfully vague, a GameStop listing has a mor...

Kyle MacGregor



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GameStop braving the digital renaissance
by Steven Hansen

If my obsession with Lumines: Electronic Symphony has taught me anything, it’s that the future of the future will still contain the past (and that time goes slow, time goes fast). I didn’t buy Electronic Symphony at a GameStop, GameStop-owned EB Games, or any other brick and mortar storefront. Like a civilized man of the 21st century, I downloaded it straight to my Vita -- at a mildly reduced price and sans San Francisco’s ten percent sales tax. I embraced the future and sucked all of its bytes through my internet tubes so it could be forever emblazoned on my Vita. Restaurants still deliver, you can buy groceries on Amazon, and we can make videogames magically arrive in our homes. Every day there are less and less reasons to bother leaving the house or putting pants on.

Despite the oft talked about “digital future” that looks more like a “digital present” each day, vestiges of the past stand plenty and stalwart. GameStop's year-end revenue may be down slightly and its stock prices may be struggling to reclaim 2008 numbers like a lot of companies, but the chain perseveres, and not just in antiquity. Whereas a lot of physical retailers have done nothing to ensure their own survival (pour one out for Borders and Tower Records), GameStop is doing everything it can to future proof itself. Brad Schliesser, director of retail digital distribution has had a hand in this, working to peddle digital content in our material meat space.

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7:23 AM on 12.28.2012

Here's a look at the Cyborg Ninja costume in MG Rising

Kojima Productions has revealed the first ever screen for the Cyborg Ninja costume, which was teased in November as a GameStop pre-order bonus for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (according to Konami, EU buyers will get it sta...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 12.20.2012

Fist of the North Star: Kenís Rage 2 preorder DLC pack

Do you plan on getting Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2? If you put a pre-order in before its February 5th launch at GameStop, you'll get a special DLC pack with exclusive costumes for the game's eight playable...

Dale North

8:30 AM on 12.10.2012

The Last of Us trailer, box art, and pre-order bonuses

The Last of Us was given a release date of May 7 at the Spike Videogame Commercials, along with a new trailer. Today, Naughty Dog has provided that trailer to the masses, along with the game's official box art, and pre-order ...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 12.07.2012

Kindle Fire tablets now sold at GameStop stores

GameStop has added Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet their already packed retail stores. It's available now for $199.99 in all 4,400 U.S. GameStop stores. The HD and 7" versions of the tablet are also available in selected stores, ...

Dale North





1:30 PM on 12.03.2012

Pre-order Dead Space 3 and get a shiny new gun

Dead Space 3 is almost on the horizon now, which means its time for Electronic Arts (in partnership with retailers) to try and get you to confirm your need to play with pre-order inducements. If you were to make an order...

Conrad Zimmerman