GameStop Is On The Brink Of Being Sold, 10 SECRETS Gamestop Doesn't Want 5 months ago   09:48

GameStop is about to be sold but I don't think the company can be saved. Let's discuss

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David Robitaille
GameStop needs to die
GameStop was never a nostalgic place for me. I always tried out games at smaller game stores as a kid and really enjoyed the customer experience. GameStop didn’t promote people playing games while in the store and interacting with other players like some of their competitors. Nowadays I make retro game nights with friends a few times a year and it is a great time reliving old classics.
H.F Gaming
Gamestop's death will be like the death of an anime character that was a good character in the earlier episodes, but turned evil until its death, where everyone realizes how much physical games matter to them and will be recognized as the saddest anime death besides ToysRUs.
H.F Gaming
Stop practically releasing the same videos every week, please. I'm getting tired of the repetition.
- Minuano -
Crap! GameStop was annoying, but seeing them go away for good is painful.
Whoever buys the company PLEASE pay like 1000 dollars for it. Make sure you let them know it's value but you can only offer that.
Colton Reinsvold
I remember when I was little (late n64, early ps2 era) since I didnt really have any way of following gaming news, not that I cared to at the time either tho the only way I knew of new games was by seeing them in the store. I remember seeing Final Fantasy X thinking that game looks really cool. I also remember seeing someone playing Ratchet and Clank in Best Buy and thought that looked really cool and that went on to be one of my all time favorite games. It's true that it's an experience when you go to a store. I prefer to have something physical because of the fact you can hold it with your hands. The only things I really like about digital games is that you dont have to worry about them getting broken and the fact that they have sales on digital games all the time.
Shane Martin
They could sell classic games? Oh wait they destroyed them all around the late 2000's....
Jonathan Ngo
Gamestop was always good to me as well, the local Gamestop by my house is definitely one of the slower stores (especially in recent years), and I know all of the staff and managers on a first name basis and vice versa. When Breath of the Wild was announced for Switch and Wii U, I didn't have money for a Switch, so I was able to get a pre-owned Wii U (with the Zelda edition controller) for dirt cheap to play Wind Waker and Twilight Princess HD to hold me over until Breath of the Wild released.

The staff always took care of me with little loopholes or sage advice (eg don't trade in this product right now, wait until Wednesday and the price will go up a few bucks). But lately, as I too, have moved to digital collections of my games its going to be sad not seeing physical copies of games. I'm not into books or movies, so my collection of video games has always been a highlight of my room.

Unfortunately if people are going to buy physical copies, most people will spring the extra $5-$7 bucks for a new copy as opposed to pre-owned (at least I always did when I had physical copies) and other than that I'd go to Gamestop for Funko POP's! However, big box stores like Target and Walmart also offer physical game copies and Funko POP's, and those big box stores aren't going away anytime soon even with the rise and popularity of online shopping.

I know it hasn't happened yet, but, it's not a big secret that they've been struggling for a while now.
mikel imes
I don't really buy digital games unless they are deeply discounted. I never pay full price for a new digital game even if it's so I can let a friend borrow it later or sell it on eBay to use that money for something else. I can't be the only one who doesn't want digital games because they don't hold as much value.
NicK Se7eN
I was quick to jump on the digital bandwagon I hated going into GameStop. Had to go in tell them what I want listen to them harass me about buying their bullshit that I don't want or buying a dumb card that I don't want or that magazine.. and I hated standing outside for those dumb releases listening to all those dumb people's stories.. and hype.. now I can peacefully and quietly buy my game without being bothered
Chris Wilson
Maybe smaller stores with really niche locations. Maybe 1 or 2 top per state.
Second hand gaming shops are pretty much fucked. In Britain we had (in the north of England anyway) grainier games and it’s gone now all we have is cex change and dodgy second hand shops that buy stolen bikes and phones
One thing that gamestop did right was it's used games. Other than that it was average
Marquel Dewitt
I dont know why people think it will be a good idea for games to be all digital or if it will just be only digital cuz that would be a dum and bad move for everyone in the long run we will need and always need a physical copy of a video game it's just part of it like we need it I don't care what nobody say because that will be giving too much power to the digital and the gaming industry as a whole I done alot of games on PSN and Xbox Live a like the games that was $60 for a whole year before the price was reduced when I could just go to GameStop and go get that same game for cheaper sooner because they're so use version of it and we just saw what happened to each company like Sony and Microsoft when it comes down to people hacking and everybody losing out on money and people accounts being compromised that's just a fat lawsuit waiting to happen and then on top of that it will be taking the fun out of people being able to have control over making their money back off of a game that they may not want anymore can't trade a digital copy so that mean no eBay no GameStop no Amazon no nothing you can't get your money back and then that goes back to the other part of online stuff and how much of a headache it will be because now that me and people that don't have access to a debit card or credit card will have to find a way to do that for the younger audience and how much of a headache that would be for the parents and the younger folks as well because now their parents aren't going to want to put their card on a video game system so that kind of breaks the freedom of people being able to go get games at free will so there be another slow down perspective in their money for everybody and then what about the space for prospective if you got a whole bunch of digital games on the system how much games would a system be able to take before it ran out of space then you will have to resort to using the cloud then when the cloud is filled the next alternative I could think of is some charging you to get more space for the cloud that's just a big old headache and lawsuits waiting to happen
Dragon Destruction
How many more of these vids are u gonna do? :p
Bobby Moss
Plug that GameStop.....
Ryan Ungerbuhler
Sorry i can't see that happen almost everyone loves that place and is still making money to this day. I honestly still think its gonna be here fir a long time just give a rest already this was said back last year and 2017 an nothing happened
The loss of Toy-R-Us last year really a loss for me personally. I loved going there and walking around and buying things. It's nice to put your hands on an item before you buy it.
The only way I see Gamestop surviving is if they become a game key seller like Green Man Gaming.
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10 SECRETS Gamestop Doesn't Want GameStop Is On The Brink Of Being Sold, 5 months ago   07:46

DARK SECRETS. For a long time now, Gamestop has been the laughing stock of the gaming community for their shady and downright horrible practices. However, there are some things about Gamestop that the company wants to keep under wraps.

This is TheGamer’s list of 10 secrets Gamestop doesn’t want you to know.

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Gamestop, the shop that never stops. We have all been at the receiving end of Gamestop’s shady and downright dirty business dealings. Bring in a host of brand new games you didn’t want. Best they can do is 5 dollars or 6 dollars if you want in-store credit. It’s hard to believe their entire business model began with selling used games at a huge mark up. Of course, they did not stop at selling a used game for 30 bucks, no not Gamestop. They would go on to push their bogus Power Up Rewards card, which, unless you bought brand new games from Gamestop and honestly why would you in today’s digital market, it would cost more to get the card than any benefit you would get from it.

So how has Gamestop continued to stay in business? Well, aside from buying or running out of any and all competition, they are the only place for uninformed casual gamers to buy video games. Recently, they have pushed more merch than games, but the tactics are all the same.

They have everything from Pop Funko figures to gamer T-shirts, and while yes some of the designs are not bad, the expanded merch just seems generic and insincere. So how low do these guys go? Well, let’s take a quick peek at the secrets Gamestop doesn’t want you to know. Have you been ripped off or cheated by Gamestop? Let us know in the comments down below and don’t forget to follow TheGamer on Facebook for more exciting gaming content!


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