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While that's the competition speaking about Impulse (GamersGate is a digital PC game seller, albeit one that doesn't rely on a client like Steam or Impulse), one developer that has been selling its game through the service decided it doesn't want to be in business with GameStop -- and will yank its game as a result. Blind Mind Studios announced last week that it intends to pull Star Ruler (pictured above) from Impulse due to the recent acquisition.

"Due to a rather large list of things we detest about GameStop, Star Ruler will no longer be available for purchase on Impulse after the takeover," a statement on the game's official website reads. "We are ending sales through Impulse due to GameStop's long, negative behavior toward the PC platform and independent games. We would never have signed onto distribution through GameStop, and being forced into this situation has only made it worse for us. We feel GameStop cannot serve as the leader of a true competitor in the digital distribution market."
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Gamestop is absolutely terrible.
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Bleh on GameStop... worthless company run by worthless people... but hey, everyone is entitled to make a buck, even if its just selling your brand too another brand whore. Grats to StarDock, those guys gunna be on a boat *****!
 
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Bleh on GameStop... worthless company run by worthless people... but hey, everyone is entitled to make a buck, even if its just selling your brand too another brand whore. Grats to StarDock, those guys gunna be on a boat *****!
Ya as much as I liked Impulse it was a failing platform anyway. It's good that Stardock won't have to worry about it dragging them down.
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Haha, Stardock made a smart financial move. Good for them. Impulse wasn't competing effectively with Steam and never will, especially not that FailStop is at the helm.
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I have to agree with this, GameStop is a joke when it comes to supporting PC games. A single rack of games sitting sideways so you can barely see the cases or titles.
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I never understood the hate of Gamestop. If you think you can do a better job running a video game store no one is stopping you. I for one love the fact they are around. If I am looking for an older game I can head over to Gamestop and get one on the cheep, and with a warrenty with it also.
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I have to agree with this, GameStop is a joke when it comes to supporting PC games. A single rack of games sitting sideways so you can barely see the cases or titles.
There's supporting PC gaming and then there's wasting space on the floor. The few around here used to have an entire wall dedicated to PC games (one still has a decent selection), but I'd wager the fact that it's been reduced to a rack in most stores is pretty indicative of sales.

Not to mention buying and selling used games is their bread and butter. Not very PC friendly, especially nowadays with all the ridiculous DRM and online accounts you have to register with.

They still manage to cram most of the year's big releases on that one rack, as well as most other PC games on their website. Plus, their digital selection dwarfs most brick and mortar stores' PC games selection.
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I never understood the hate of Gamestop. If you think you can do a better job running a video game store no one is stopping you.
Yea Im pretty sure gamestop will be stopping you from having a game store, the only way they got that big was by eating all the competition.
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I never understood the hate of Gamestop. If you think you can do a better job running a video game store no one is stopping you. I for one love the fact they are around. If I am looking for an older game I can head over to Gamestop and get one on the cheep, and with a warrenty with it also.
Yea, GL doing that for PC games. Gamestop is primarily for console gamers.
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