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GameStop’s Black Friday ad leaks with plenty of gaming deals

GameStop’s Black Friday ad leaks with plenty of gaming deals

Even though we're only a week away from the time that many companies will start offering their Black Friday deals, we haven't heard anything official from GameStop yet. Today we're getting an advance peek at what GameStop plans to offer on Black Friday, thanks to a new leak that shows us its entire Black Friday ad. Spoiler alert: GameStop's Black Friday is packed with gaming deals.

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GameStop PowerPass unlimited games rental service has been delayed

GameStop PowerPass unlimited games rental service has been delayed

GameStop had delayed the launch of its recently announced PowerPass unlimited game rental service. News of the delay first surfaced from GameStop employees speaking as anonymous sources. Since then, GameStop itself has confirmed the delay, saying that it has decided to "temporarily pause" the PowerPass service due to "a few program limitations we have identified."

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Xbox One X release: Best Buy and GameStop plan midnight openings

Xbox One X release: Best Buy and GameStop plan midnight openings

For most of the year, much of the gaming industry has focused on Sony and Nintendo. 2017 was a big year for both of them, with of a lot of highly anticipated exclusive titles launching on Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo enjoying an excellent launch for its newest console, the Switch. That all changes tomorrow, however, as Microsoft will pull the focus back onto itself with the launch of the Xbox One X.

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GameStop PowerPass pre-owned rental program is now official

GameStop PowerPass pre-owned rental program is now official

Earlier today, we saw a leaked GameStop ad for a new service called PowerPass. PowerPass is essentially a rental service that allows PowerUp members to check out pre-owned titles from their local GameStop store, play through them, and then exchange them for other games. It looks like that ad was the real deal, as GameStop has now confirmed the existence of PowerPass.

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GameStop PowerPass rental details leak

GameStop PowerPass rental details leak

Remember the good old days when you rented VHS tapes or even VCDs? No? Digital distribution has practically made that business ancient history and it didn’t stop at just videos either. Digital game distributors like Steam, GOG, and direct publisher stores have cut into the bottom line of physical game stores, especially those selling pre-owned copies. GameStop, whose business is one of those hardest hit, has been rumored to be preparing a game rental service. Now revealed to be called “PowerPass”, the subscription dangles one free game at the end of a 6-month period to lure customers in.

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SNES Classic Edition in stock at GameStop and ThinkGeek this week

SNES Classic Edition in stock at GameStop and ThinkGeek this week

Here's a bit of good news for those of you still looking for an SNES Classic Edition: the hot ticket mini console will be back in stock at GameStop and ThinkGeek this week. This is one of the first restocks we've heard about since launch, so perhaps this means that other retailers will soon get new stock of their own in? That remains to be seen, but if you want a chance at getting an SNES Classic Edition as soon as possible, it seems that GameStop and ThinkGeek are your best bets.

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Sun and Moon’s next mythical Pokemon is now available

Sun and Moon’s next mythical Pokemon is now available

With Pokemon UltraSun and UltraMoon coming up next month, Sun and Moon are approaching the end of their run as the current mainline Pokemon games. Nintendo is supporting them up until the very end, though, launching a new mythical Pokemon promotion today. Unfortunately, your window to get this new Pokemon will be quite limited, and there will be some leg work involved as well.

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SNES Classic Mini pre-order cancelled? here’s your next chance

SNES Classic Mini pre-order cancelled? here’s your next chance

Nintendo's SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have been cancelled in droves over the past week. This seems to have happened largely in the UK, but some reports suggest the spread of this oversold device situation to the USA. Today we're having a peek at which stores have the console - or where the console will MAYBE be available in the near future. Like Best Buy, a company that had a pre-order session last night.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop (with a pleasant twist)

Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop (with a pleasant twist)

Good news for those of you still on the hunt for a Nintendo Switch: GameStop will have the console in stock this week. Even better news: the Switch will be available without a bundle! Ever since launch, GameStop has primarily offered the Switch through bundles - some of them have been good, but others have been packed with accessories few would want.

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GameStop opens on Thanksgiving, because keeping pro-employee policies is hard

GameStop opens on Thanksgiving, because keeping pro-employee policies is hard

As the years go on, it seems that more and more companies are opening earlier in the day on Thanksgiving to get a slice of that Black Friday pie. What began as midnight store openings has evolved into stores opening in the early evening on Thanksgiving day, or even staying open throughout the entire holiday. GameStop, to its credit, has been able to resist the lure to a certain extent, keeping its stores closed on Thanksgiving Day and instead opting for midnight openings.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop, but there’s a (reasonable) catch

Nintendo Switch in stock at GameStop, but there’s a (reasonable) catch

If you've been looking to pick up a Nintendo Switch, you'll be pleased to know that GameStop has them in stock right this minute. The popular console has been hard to find ever since launch, and even though those stock issues have been easing in some areas, they haven't gotten much better in others. You can get one from GameStop beginning today, but as is usually the case with the massive retailer and an in-demand item, there's a catch.

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NES Classic Edition available NOW from ThinkGeek (with details)

NES Classic Edition available NOW from ThinkGeek (with details)

The NES Classic Edition is again available from ThinkGeek this afternoon, starting immediately if not soon. This sale is from a collection of units apparently acquired by what GameStop describes as "one of the buying ninjas at GameStop" - whatever that means. They'll be selling these original boxed Nintendo-made real-deal NES Classic Edition consoles for a price that's not the original, yet not quite the mega-massive markup we've grown to expect from eBay.

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