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Hmm, it does make sense for the 2 to combine. Just wondering what the end result for consumers is. I like impulse for an alternative to steam, they have quite a lot of indie games, that I don't see anywhere else and occasionally a good deal on a game too. The client is a bit poor though, more like a download manager/game library and that's about it. Maybe that will get some work and Impulse can get more exposure altogether.
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I went to a Gamestop only once in my life. They were almost throwing me out because I just couldn't stop laughing at the INHUMAN prices of all the games. 40€ for a USED 2008 game, WHAT THE HELL? I don't see how anyone with a QI higher than 75 could even THINK about buying something in there.
     
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GameStop better not shaft the customization people like me.
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Originally Posted by Z Naught View Post
GameStop better not shaft the customization people like me.
I wouldn't think Gamestop would change to much, especially not with the program.

But I dunno.
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Not sure what all the fuss is about, it's not like impulse was ever that popular from the start. Gamestop used to be good years ago when they were PC gaming heavy. I remember looking through SHELVES of games even the oddest of the ends of games.

Then as time progressed they went console heavy. With them owning impulse now this may be their step back into PC gaming and give steam a good competition now.

The only other service that's slowly gaining popularity is Green Man Gaming and that's cause you can "sell" your games back if you don't play them anymore.
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post #26 of 41
Impulse doesn't have the sales ATM to compete with steam frankly. Maybe that can change with a larger company to back it up like Gamestop. Can't blame Gamestop for getting with the times and going digital.
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post #27 of 41
Never heard of Impulse, but I'm a Steam gamer. Hope GS doesn't try anything funny, for the customers' sake.

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I'll step inside a Best Buy before I think about going to a GameStop these days.. I get way more money for my trade-ins. And Steam will always be my online source <3
    
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GameStop employees play brand new games and reseal them and sell as new.
I don't see how that effects the online distribution of it all though. Since GameStop is taking it over, maybe now they'll have some more cash to compete better with Steam.

That only means better deals for us.
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I don't see how that effects the online distribution of it all though. Since GameStop is taking it over, maybe now they'll have some more cash to compete better with Steam.

That only means better deals for us.
I really hate buying games at Gamestop/EB games also which is why I usually order online or go to Best Buy to get a new copy.

However since Impulse is not owned by Stardock anymore this means that we could possibly see Stardock games like Sins of a Solar Empire and Galactic Civilizations on steam.
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