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GameStop invites Pokemon GO gamers to visit in the middle of a pandemic

GameStop invites Pokemon GO gamers to visit in the middle of a pandemic

GameStop just announced a team-up with Niantic's Pokemon GO. In the partnership, approximately 500 GameStop store locations will be activated in Pokemon GO as PokeStops OR Pokemon Gym locations. They'll be "becoming part of the real world game board" in November and December of 2020, January and February of 2021.

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GameStop’s new deal with Microsoft includes Xbox digital revenue sharing

GameStop’s new deal with Microsoft includes Xbox digital revenue sharing

Struggling video game retailer GameStop quietly announced a major new revenue-sharing deal with Microsoft last week, eclipsing the news with information about what Microsoft gets from this arrangement. Details about the mutual benefits provided by this business arrangement have trickled out, however, with insiders claiming that Microsoft will share a portion of the revenue earned through digital transactions that take place on Xbox consoles sold by GameStop.

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GameStop partners with Microsoft

GameStop partners with Microsoft

A multi-year strategic partnership has been struck between GameStop and Microsoft. The partnership, they say, aims to advance GameStop's "key strategic pillars and extend its digital omni-channel ecosystem." OK! But what does that mean for you?

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GameStop Xbox Series X and PS5 payment plans could spread the cost of upgrades

GameStop Xbox Series X and PS5 payment plans could spread the cost of upgrades

With the next-generation on the horizon, early adopters are preparing to spend a significant amount of cash on either the Xbox Series X or the PlayStation 5. While Microsoft has revealed a $299 price point for the less-powerful Xbox Series S, the flagship Xbox Series X will set buyers back $499, and that certainly isn't chump change. Sony hasn't revealed pricing for either the PlayStation 5 or the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, but it seems safe to assume that both of those consoles will be priced similarly to the Xbox Series machines.

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GameStop plans to re-open stores as it cuts executive pay

GameStop plans to re-open stores as it cuts executive pay

GameStop is one company that found itself at the center of a lot of controversy in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. As leaders around the world put their states and countries on stay-at-home orders, GameStop attempted to argue that it was an essential business and should remain open. Add to that reports from anonymous GameStop employees claiming that the company wasn't doing enough to protect them, and GameStop wound up catching a lot of heat for how it handled itself during the pandemic.

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GameStop gives in, closes all US stores but still has curbside pick-ups

GameStop gives in, closes all US stores but still has curbside pick-ups

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has thrown more than healthcare systems into chaos. Even businesses are at a loss on how to cope in a situation that has forced their employees to stay at home. Some businesses are struggling to remain open, partly to make ends meet and sometimes because they provide essential services. Both of those may be GameStop's justification for keeping open despite government shelter-in-place orders. It is now changing its tune, though, but not after receiving heavy criticism over the Internet.

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GameStop considers itself essential retail, orders stores to stay open

GameStop considers itself essential retail, orders stores to stay open

There is a bit of confusion and even apprehension these days, especially with non-uniform and sometimes inconsistent ordinances regarding what should or should not stay open. You would think that common sense would prevail but we as a race haven't exactly been known for that. Many states have declared that only essential retail stores should remain open. Apparently, GameStop considers itself such a critical part of life that it has reportedly instructed employees to defy law enforcers in order to stay open.

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GameStop to launch DOOM Eternal before Animal Crossing for crowd control

GameStop to launch DOOM Eternal before Animal Crossing for crowd control

Social distancing, while not the only preventive measure advised, goes a long way in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That guideline is hard to observe, however, when crowds rush and squeeze in line for what may be an in-demand product. That's why GameStop is announcing that two games launching on March 20 won't be launching at the same time in the hopes that the crowds will be split more or less in half during in two days.

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GameStop reportedly canceled launch plans for two huge games

GameStop reportedly canceled launch plans for two huge games

Despite all that's happening in the world, this is a big week for game releases. DOOM Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons are both slated to launch on the same day: Friday, March 20th, and there's a lot of anticipation for both titles. If you're looking to buy either, don't plan on attending a midnight launch event at GameStop, as it seems the retailer won't be hosting them.

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Fallout 76 power armor helmet recalled due to mold risks

Fallout 76 power armor helmet recalled due to mold risks

Fallout 76 has had a pretty rough go so far, and now things are getting just a little bit worse. A power armor helmet replica made for Fallout 76 has been recalled due to a risk of mold growing on the inside of it. If you're one of the folks who purchased the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition, it should be noted that you're in the clear, as this recall doesn't cover the helmet that was included in that edition of the game.

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Get Trine Series 1-3 for Switch Lite now, or all 4 in October?

Get Trine Series 1-3 for Switch Lite now, or all 4 in October?

Game series Trine will be released in a 3-pack for Nintendo Switch on the 20th of September, 2019. This is the same date as the launch of the Nintendo Switch Lite at retailers like GameStop. Trine is a low-key side-scrolling magical adventure game that's been appearing on a variety of platforms for a full two decades. The game's first three releases will appear on Nintendo Switch all at once for less than the average single AAA game - and it might just be ideal for the likes of new Switch users everywhere.

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ThinkGeek’s website will shut down next month, but don’t panic

ThinkGeek’s website will shut down next month, but don’t panic

ThinkGeek, the online destination with a vast catalog of nerdy and otherwise unique items, will close its website next month, the company has announced. The products aren't disappearing, but will instead be made available under parent company GameStop's website in a dedicated ThinkGeek section. The company revealed all of the details ahead of the site's closure on July 2.

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