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GameStop begins selling PS3 for $199

GameStop begins selling PS3 for $199

Although Sony hasn't officially cut the price of the PS3 since last fall, GameStop has taken it upon itself to slash the cost of the system to the magic sub-$200 mark. The retailer now lists the 160 GB version of the Sony console as being available for $199.99. That is $50 less than Sony's manufacturer's suggested retail price of $249.99. The cheapest place in the country to buy a new PS3 right now is GameStop.

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GameStop ‘DLC warning’ now obligatory in California

GameStop ‘DLC warning’ now obligatory in California

Thanks to a class-action lawsuit against the largest games retailer in the US, GameStop locations in California are now required to post a warning on used games that details limitations concerning free DLC and online subscriptions that may be otherwise advertised on the box. The warnings must be posted on all applicable individual game boxes and must warn consumers that they may have to spend additional money on downloadable content or fees if it is a used game.

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GameStop CEO doesn’t believe in Xbox 720 pre-owned blocking feature

GameStop CEO doesn’t believe in Xbox 720 pre-owned blocking feature

The man at the top of the #1 video game retailer in the US does not believe all the hype about rumors Microsoft's next home console will be able to block consumers from playing pre-owned games. Rumors surrounding this mechanic have said that Microsoft will implement technology that essentially creates a one-to-one relationship between a game disc and the console.

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GameStop sales dive amidst digital revolution

GameStop sales dive amidst digital revolution

The #1 games retailer in the US just released numbers for its fourth quarter, historically the best and most lucrative period for any retail chain. But for GameStop, it wasn't all good news, as the company reported a decline from the previous year, leading to total 2011 profits of nearly 80% of what they were in 2010. It isn't a good sign for the company that used to show consistent and reliable growth.

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GameStop Donkey Kong 3D displays were bogus, store says

GameStop Donkey Kong 3D displays were bogus, store says

Even though GameStop somehow got its hands on a Donkey Kong 3D display case, the games retailer is now saying that the game doesn't exist and it should never have been put up in the store in the first place. In fact, a company employee has even been quoted as saying that the displays were essentially put up in error. It does a bit suspect, though.

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GAME up for sale but will anybody buy

GAME up for sale but will anybody buy

European videogame purveyor GAME has put itself up for sale. Apparently, the company is so short on money the odds of it being able to pay rent due within the next few weeks is slim and could force the firm into administration. If GAME fails, thousands of jobs are at risk. MCV reports that GameStop has expressed interest in purchasing GAME's Spanish arm.

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Nintendo Mario Kart replica won by GameStop customer

Nintendo Mario Kart replica won by GameStop customer

Nathanial Stehley is one lucky guy. All he had to do was pre-order the game Mario Kart 7 for 3DS to win a life-size racing kart themed after the long-running Mario franchise. And, get this, it actually works. The legality of actually taking it onto public roads is probably a different issue, though. Nevertheless, it's pretty cool.

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PS Vita release week rundown

PS Vita release week rundown

This week we're seeing so much news on the PlayStation Vita that you'd swear it hadn't already been on the market for months in Japan. What we've got though is a launch both in the USA and in the UK with the system showing up in Target stores as early as yesterday and pre-release bundles appearing at places like Gamestop from the start of this week. We've got the device here in the office and will be giving it an extensive review both in operating system and hardware along with the games that are available here at launch, but for now - columns galore!

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Saber Interactive CEO says Xbox 720 shouldn’t ban used games

Saber Interactive CEO says Xbox 720 shouldn’t ban used games

After what seemed to be a flurry of developer support over rumors that Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console might prevent used games from being played, a second major developer has come forward objecting that idea. And it's a big one - Saber Interactive, the current developer of the Halo franchise. This comes after CD Projekt, developer of The Witcher 2, also slammed the anti-consumer idea.

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