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Nintendo NX to still have physical media, so says GameStop

Nintendo NX to still have physical media, so says GameStop

When your business primarily depends on the sale of what some consider to be antquated physical media, it is, of course, in your best interest for the market not to suddenly decide to ditch such media. That is probably the reason why GameStop claims, or perhaps wishes, that Nintendo's new NX console will still go the physical game media route, as its profits is beholden to the sale of new and pre-owned games. Luckily for GameStop, the market and technology might still be on its side this time.

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GameTrust is GameStop’s new game publishing division

GameTrust is GameStop’s new game publishing division

GameStop has been a staple in the gaming industry for many years. Over the last decade or so, the company that makes its money selling new and used games has had to explore new opportunities in order to stay profitable. Their latest move will see them not only selling new games, but publishing them, as well.

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Sony says GameStop was merely speculating about PlayStation VR launch date

Sony says GameStop was merely speculating about PlayStation VR launch date

Yesterday we heard news that Sony's PlayStation VR might be getting delayed. The news came from an unlikely, but credible source. GameStop's CEO stated that they were working on getting the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive into their stores, and that they "will launch the Sony product this fall," referring to the PlayStation VR headset. That news made waves, since the product was due to launch in the first half of this year.

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Did GameStop’s CEO confirm a delay for PlayStation VR?

Did GameStop’s CEO confirm a delay for PlayStation VR?

2016 is looking like the year where VR is finally possible. We've got three different major VR headsets slated to make their debut this year: The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and the PlayStation VR. But where will you be picking them up? GameStop is hoping that you'll head to one of their stores for your virtual reality needs, and their announcement has an interesting bit of information in it.

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GameStop bucks the trend, will close on Thanksgiving

GameStop bucks the trend, will close on Thanksgiving

There tends to be two camps when it comes to stores being open on major holidays: those who feel it is wrong and want to be home with their friends and family, and those who need the holiday pay more and would rather work. The former of the two tends to win out, at least among the vocal, and now GameStop has decided to listen. The gaming retailer has announced that it will not be open on Thanksgiving this year.

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SteamOS coming to your local GameStop

SteamOS coming to your local GameStop

Steam will be opening up shop within shop in your local game store soon, bringing Steam products to GameStop, GAME UK, and EB Games Canada. This new section in each of the stores will include sales of the Steam Controller, Steam Link, and a number of Steam Machines. Also present will be "a variety" of Steam-related prepaid cards. This team-up will be exclusive for all Steam Hardware products in the USA, UK, and Canada through the holidays - after that, all stores are fair game.

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GameStop refuses to sell console bundles with digital games

GameStop refuses to sell console bundles with digital games

These days, when you purchase a new video game console that comes with bundled with one or more games, what's inside the box is actually a code for redeeming a downloadable digital copy of the game. As it turns out, GameStop, one of the largest video game retailers in the US, doesn't like this due to the fact that the vast majority of their profits come from trading in and selling of used games. So, the company has recently announced that it will no longer carry bundles with digital games, and only sell those with a physical copy.

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ThinkGeek is now being bought by GameStop

ThinkGeek is now being bought by GameStop

Last week the big news was that "alternative" mall retailer Hot Topic was buying ThinkGeek, the popular internet shop. Well, it turns out that the parent company of ThinkGeek, GeekNet, have had a change of heart, and will instead be selling to GameStop, one of the country's largest video game retailers. The reason for that change of heart? Money, of course. GameStop swooped in and outbid Hot Topic at the last minute, making an offer valued at $140 million.

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GameStop to offer trade credit for old consoles like the PS2

GameStop to offer trade credit for old consoles like the PS2

Gamers who have old game consoles and games sitting in their basement or attic taking up space now have a new option for getting rid of the stuff other than a garage sale or recycling. Some GameStop locations are now hosting a program for trading in retro consoles and games. For now, only two GameStop markets are participating in the trade program, which kicks off April 25.

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Amiibo demand takes down GameStop

Amiibo demand takes down GameStop

On April 1, Nintendo revealed the latest wave of amiibo figurines, with the first batch being set to arrive on May 29 and the rest in July and September. Demand for amiibo has been both high and competitive, and nothing about that has changed...in fact, it appears to be increasing. Following the announcement, GameStop announced that it would start taking pre-orders as of yesterday, but the demand proved too much: buyers crashed GameStop's website, temporarily taking it offline and forcing the company to limit amiibo pre-orders to its physical retail stores.

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GameStop leak says three Nintendo Amiibos discontinued

GameStop leak says three Nintendo Amiibos discontinued

You might recall that earlier this week the Internet was up in arms about whether Nintendo really was planning to nix a few of its Amiibos. Some outlets were reporting that Nintendo had confirmed plans to discontinue some of the models, a screenshot was floating around from a Nintendo rep that said differently, and others were receiving vague statements that didn't make an answer clear one way or the other. Now a GameStop leak has surfaced that might settle the matter entirely.

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Xbox One chopped to $330 at GameStop for Black Friday

Xbox One chopped to $330 at GameStop for Black Friday

In a leaked paper insert for GameStop's Black Friday it's been revealed that the Assassin's Creed Unity / Assassin's Creed Black Flag combo box will be even less expensive than the already-cut prices from Microsoft. On the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, you'll be able to pick up the Xbox One "Holiday Value Bundle" for $329.99 USD. That's $70 less than the standard price, or $20 cheaper than the cheapest price the Xbox One has ever been - without the games, mind you. Before Microsoft's business.

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