GameStop: Friend or Foe?

The gaming landscape is shifting sand right now and GameStop is doing everything it can to stay relevant and profitable. Despite charges that its used games policy is killing developers, GameStop does provide a huge variety of offerings to the video game playing public. But as a brick and mortar entity, the future is much more cloudy. Millions of people download apps to their phones every day. You’ll need fewer stores if U.S. broadband capability continues to upgrade and the public accepts DLC as the way to receive their computer and console games as well. Adding PC game downloads to GameStop.com is an acknowledgement of this shift.

I don’t begrudge developers need to make money and I’m fine if they charge for DLC. I’ll pay for the Bat-Mite Arkham City skin*, I’m totally cool with that. Extra levels, extra maps I’m all for. Just don’t be dicks about it. I’m on GameStop’s side for used games, though. Mostly because I like having the option of selling or trading used games, usually to buy MORE NEW GAMES! Also, by offering low, low cost alternatives to premium systems, GameStop can serve even the lightest pocket book.

You can pick up a used PS2, new extra controller for about $50. There are 1,659 value priced (.99 – $9.99) PS2 game options for you and if you had a PS2, you know there are many gems in that library. For about $100, that’s some pretty impressive video game goodness. It’s in GameStop’s logo, “Power to the Players”, and having a low cost alternative in a neighborhood store provides that. In that respect, I consider GameStop to be a friend to the gaming community.

*Not a real thing. I wish.

 

Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook Email

43 Responses to “GameStop: Friend or Foe?”

  1. I just came right here from another web address on the subject of garageband for pc and thought I might consider this. I adore what I see thus now I”m following you. Looking forward to looking over your website again.

  2. Es gibt Mütter, bei denen laufen die Brüste einfach nicht aus oder werden nicht prall und trotzdem haben sie das Problem.

  3. Und zur Abwechslung lieferten sich die Kardashian-Schwestern mal kein Style-Duell, sondern zeigten sich alle im gleichen gestreiften Zweiteiler.

  4. There’s awesome improvements on the design of your blog, I definitely enjoy it. Mine is relating to how to attract younger ladies and generally there are a lot of things to do, I am still a newcomer in website creation. Be careful!

  5. hallöschen, ihr geilen Teensexliebhaber… Wie ich darauf komme?

  6. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I’m going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  7. After looking over a handful of the blog articles on your site, I
    truly appreciate your technique of blogging. I
    added it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my web site too and
    tell me your opinion.

  8. We stumbled over here coming from a different web address and thought I might check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking over your web page again.
    ray ban rb3269 http://www.ofesauto.es/es/?es-ray-ban-rb3269-10375.html

  9. Hey, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, awesome blog!
    oakley forhandlere københavn 2016 http://viking-cats.dk/?dk-oakley-forhandlere-københavn-2016-14630.html

  10. In my residence when I take bored, afterward I simply ON my PC and open YouTube web page to watch the YouTube video lessons.

  11. Hey there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.
    gafas oakley tiro http://www.renobat.eu/es/?es-gafas-oakley-tiro-8462.html

  12. Thoughts can be transmitted to an additional person with out the aid
    of regular methods of communication. The snow capped mountains inform us that he has many tall aims and aspirations.
    Some advisors have a long term see of issues.

  13. Thank you ever so for you blog post.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  14. This blog is obviously interesting as well as diverting. I have discovered a bunch of handy things out of this source. I ad love to visit it again and again. Thanks a lot!

  15. Wow, great blog.Much thanks again. Cool.

  16. I used to be able to find good information from your blog posts.

  17. if so then you will without doubt get good know-how. Here is my web blog; Led Lights

  18. I truly enjoy looking at on this website , it contains fantastic articles.

  19. It as not that I want to replicate your web page, but I really like the style. Could you tell me which design are you using? Or was it tailor made?

  20. Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I ave read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you ave got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this page.

  21. Laurentine and that I have been applying pure skincare products for quite
    some time and we can honestly say that we undoubtedly spot the variation.

  22. There are two principal methods oof attracting more visitors to your web site.

    The primary methhod is free traffic, and the second method is
    paid traffic. Free site visitors can come to your web sire from numerous sources, similar to engins like google, social media, blogs, forums,
    andd so on. You needn’t payy for the site visitors. Then again,
    paid site visitors can only be gained by paying for it, comparable
    to by a PPC campaign, social mdia advertisements,
    media buying, and more.

  23. You made some respectable points there. I looked on the internet for the difficulty and found most individuals will go together with together with your website.

  24. I am really inspired with your writing abilities and also with
    the format on your weblog. Is this a paid subject matter or
    did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it’s uncommon to peer a nice blog like this one today..

  25. What’s up, this weekend is good in favor of me, as this time i am reading this fantastic educational article here at my residence.

  26. whoah this weblog is excellent i love studying your posts. Stay up the great work!
    You understand, a lot of persons are searching round for this info, you can aid them greatly.

  27. You could definitely see your expertise in the paintings you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. jumping exercises - August 22, 2017

    Its hard to find good help

    I am forever proclaiming that its difficult to procure quality help, but here is

  2. kids songs - August 21, 2017

    Informative and precise

    Its difficult to find informative and accurate information but here I noted

  3. Baitcasting Reel - August 19, 2017

    Tumblr article

    I saw a writer writing about this on Tumblr and it linked to

  4. Altcoin - August 19, 2017

    Tumblr article

    I saw a writer talking about this on Tumblr and it linked to

  5. stocks - August 18, 2017

    Just Browsing

    While I was browsing yesterday I saw a excellent article about

  6. Makeup tutorial - August 17, 2017

    Looking around

    I like to browse in various places on the web, often I will just go to Stumble Upon and follow thru

  7. Hot Pants Malaysia - August 16, 2017

    Digg

    While checking out DIGG yesterday I noticed this

  8. cartoons for kids - August 15, 2017

    Dreary Day

    It was a dreary day here yesterday, so I just took to piddeling around on the internet and realized

  9. Top real estate agent in Philadelphia - August 14, 2017

    Informative and precise

    Its difficult to find informative and accurate information but here I noted

  10. kids cars - August 14, 2017

    News info

    I was reading the news and I saw this really interesting information

  11. Bitcoin miner download - August 13, 2017

    Digg

    While checking out DIGG today I noticed this

  12. InstallShield 2015 - March 25, 2016

    Title

    […]always a large fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but really don’t get a lot of link love from[…]

  13. dog walking naples fl - March 25, 2016

    Title

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nonetheless definitely worth taking a look, whoa did a single study about Mid East has got extra problerms too […]

  14. Indian Entrepreneurs - March 25, 2016

    Title

    […]here are some hyperlinks to web-sites that we link to because we believe they may be really worth visiting[…]

  15. latest hollywood gossip - March 24, 2016

    Tumblr article

    I saw a writer talking about this on Tumblr and it linked to

  16. Word Puzzles - March 23, 2016

    Wikia

    Wika linked to this website