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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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GameStop to offer returns on new games, but there are some big catches

GameStop to offer returns on new games, but there are some big catches

As it is now, it's pretty difficult to get a refund for an opened, new game at GameStop. That will all be changing soon, as GameStop customers will be able to return new releases within 48 hours of purchase, even if they've been opened. That sounds great, but of course, there are plenty of caveats to consider before you get too excited.

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Huge GameStop Spring Sale detailed: consoles, games, toys, and more

Huge GameStop Spring Sale detailed: consoles, games, toys, and more

GameStop has announced plans to launch a Spring Sale starting tomorrow, April 7. The sale will be live for two weeks during which customers will have the chance to get consoles, games, gaming accessories, toys, and other items at various discounts. The sale will take place in GameStop retail stores, as well as on its website and in its mobile app.

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GameStop oversells Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro, cancels customer pre-orders

GameStop oversells Kingdom Hearts 3 PS4 Pro, cancels customer pre-orders

The long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 is only days away from release, and like any big-name title, Sony used the game as a basis for a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro console bundle. Announced back in early December, the special package includes a Kingdom Hearts-themed console and copy of the new game, and pre-orders quickly sold out. Now retailer GameStop has abruptly canceled a number of orders, while quietly admitting it oversold the console.

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These holiday Xbox One and PlayStation deals are still running

These holiday Xbox One and PlayStation deals are still running

Even though Christmas has come and gone, those of you with some holiday cash to burn can still partake in some gaming deals for Xbox One and PlayStation. It's a particularly good time to be picking up some new games, as both Microsoft and Sony are hosting sales on their digital storefronts. If you're in the market for a new console, there are a few discounts still available for you as well.

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