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GameStop touts Android tablets at 1,600 stores

GameStop touts Android tablets at 1,600 stores

It seems as though GameStop's bold move to begin offering Android tablets alongside its traditional packed shelves of traditional console and handheld video games may be working out in its favor. The retailer has gone from a bunch of test stores to now selling Android devices in no fewer than 1,600 locations. Among the tablets that the #1 US games retailer sells are those from Acer, Asus, Samsung, and Toshiba.

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MacBook Pro 2012 GameStop sales tip Apple gaming future

MacBook Pro 2012 GameStop sales tip Apple gaming future

Back a few weeks ago when it was rumored that Apple CEO Tim Cook was visiting Valve, we wrote up an article which tipped what we suspect here in May once again: a full-fledged OS X gaming push. Here in May we're to understand that the MacBook Pro 2012 model will be sold at GameStop stores across the nation. Could this be Apple's big push for gaming on the OS X desktop operating system environment, at long last?

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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 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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