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post #11 of 34
they got to do something before Microsoft and Sony expand their digital services and gamestop starts to get cut out. Don't want to end up like Blockbuster
I'll reserve judgment until I see what they do with Impulse.
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Originally Posted by Steffek View Post
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.
The Gamestops in my area have a pretty limited selection for older (say, PS2) games. Their retail PC game selection has been drastically cut back as well; it used to be that they had a fairly nice selection for both even several years ago, and I'd go in once in a while to see what RPGs they had for PS2, but now they barely have anything left.

That being said, I don't have a dislike for Gamestop; it's just that I remember when they had a lot more variety in the games they offered.
Edited by Kirasa - 4/10/11 at 11:02am
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Yea, GL doing that for PC games. Gamestop is primarily for console gamers.
I game alot on consoles, and ironically, I just go on Amazon to buy games. YOu can often find games their new for less than gamestops prices for used.
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In the near future - there will be only 4 distributors of games, steam/valve, sony, microsoft, and nintendo. All via online distribution.

There is no money to be made at brick/mortar stores anymore when it comes to games. Gamestop is trying to weasel their way into the field any way they can. So they purchased impulse,OK, but why? They have consistently given PC gamers the finger, impulse is a (mostly) indie pc game distribution service.

INDIE. PC GAMERS.

Seriously Gamestop? Your going to try to cater to some of the most hardcore PC geeks? I just don't picture the kind of people playing stuff like Hearst of Iron, SoaSE, or GalCiv being too enthused with buying from Gamestop. That's even assuming Gamestop doesn't re-purpose the service into something else, killing the existing user base. Just a very, very fail-filled exercise. I'll enjoy watching them crash and burn though; at least it will somewhat make up for them destroying Electronics Boutique
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Note to self...don't get involved in any business venture with Blind Mind Studios. I wonder if Blind Mind leadership has heard of the expression "cutting off one's nose to spite their face".

You'd think as an indie developer, they'd appreciate any marketing and sales channels that they can get...though I guess this stunt worked because I'm sure many of us have never heard of Star Ruler or Blind Mind until now.
     
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In the near future - there will be only 4 distributors of games, steam/valve, sony, microsoft, and nintendo. All via online distribution.

There is no money to be made at brick/mortar stores anymore when it comes to games. Gamestop is trying to weasel their way into the field any way they can. So they purchased impulse,OK, but why? They have consistently given PC gamers the finger, impulse is a (mostly) indie pc game distribution service.

INDIE. PC GAMERS.

Seriously Gamestop? Your going to try to cater to some of the most hardcore PC geeks? I just don't picture the kind of people playing stuff like Hearst of Iron, SoaSE, or GalCiv being too enthused with buying from Gamestop. That's even assuming Gamestop doesn't re-purpose the service into something else, killing the existing user base. Just a very, very fail-filled exercise. I'll enjoy watching them crash and burn though; at least it will somewhat make up for them destroying Electronics Boutique

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Gamestop is buying Impulse???

the same Gamestop who goes off and has one half shelf for PC Games, half of which are either WoW or the sims 3?

no thanks. i'll stick with Steam
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Gamestop is buying Impulse???

the same Gamestop who goes off and has one half shelf for PC Games, half of which are either WoW or the sims 3?

no thanks. i'll stick with Steam
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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.
They don't support PC gaming so that's probably the biggest reason, next they are pretty much a monopoly and hire idiots.

And if I want an older game I can go on eBay or Amazon and get it for $4 shipped
    
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There is no money to be made at brick/mortar stores anymore when it comes to games.
I don't know about you, but I love my limited editions. If it's online distro ( if by that you mean download game only ) I don't get that. Which sucks.
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