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10:30 AM on 09.25.2014

Official Nintendo Super Smash Bros. tournament begins on October 4

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...

Darren Nakamura


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Terra Battle launches on October 9th

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6:00 PM on 09.10.2014

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

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 ...

Brittany Vincent

3:00 PM on 08.18.2014

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

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 ...

Brittany Vincent

8:30 PM on 08.11.2014

GameStop announces streamlined trade-in scheme

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...

Kyle MacGregor

8:00 PM on 08.05.2014

GameStop is simplifying the way it handles trade-ins

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...

Jordan Devore



Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokémon distribution event photo
Pinsir and Heracross are part of the next Pokémon distribution event
by 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 will offer code unlocks in the US for the Mega Stones needed to Mega Evolve Heracross and Pinsir. Those will first be available August 18 while supplies last.

These Pokémon are normally version exclusives, but that doesn't mean much now that the series has become online-enabled and trading is easier than ever. That said, I am glad the powers that be are planning to give out the Heracronite and Pinsirite Mega Stones.

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1:30 PM on 08.01.2014

GameStop fingerprinting customers in Philadelphia

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...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 07.28.2014

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

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...

Chris Carter



GameStop to roll out a credit card with a really high interest rate photo
GameStop to roll out a credit card with a really high interest rate
by Brett Makedonski

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 retail giant is expected to start pushing soon.

GameStop is set to offer its own credit card to customers that ties directly into the company's PowerUp Rewards program, according to anonymous sources. We obtained photographs that outline the details of the card showing that the primary incentive for signing up is 5,000 bonus points for PowerUp Basic members and 15,000 bonus points for PowerUp Pro members. Also noted are exclusive offers to cardholders.

The finer (and more important) terms of the GameStop credit card is that it will come packaged with an interest rate of 26.99%. Currently, the market average seems to be in the neighborhood of 13%. It's worth noting that the more prominent marketing materials specify that there are "special financing offers," so there may be an introductory period during which there are significantly reduced rates.

It's unconfirmed at this time, but our sources were told that all PowerUp Rewards members are already pre-approved for the card. While it's unknown when GameStop intends to introduce this program, it's likely to be in the near future, given the fact that the marketing materials have already been created. Whenever it is, just make sure to proceed with caution -- tacking some bonus points onto your GameStop rewards account is an alluring prospect, but if you aren't confident in your financial situation, there are much more attractive credit cards with far fewer potential long-term repercussions.

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9:00 AM on 07.23.2014

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

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 ...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 07.14.2014

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

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 ...

Brittany Vincent





3:15 PM on 07.10.2014

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

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...

Steven Hansen



Alien: Isolation's pre-order bonuses are annoyingly good photo
Alien: Isolation's pre-order bonuses are annoyingly good
by Max Scoville

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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10:15 AM on 07.09.2014

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

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...

Darren Nakamura

11:15 AM on 07.08.2014

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

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...

Brett Makedonski

2:10 PM on 05.21.2014

GameStop spring sale is in full swing

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...

Alasdair Duncan