They've been closing stores slowly around my area, but every time one goes away another gaming store shows up in it's place.
Yeah... because GameStop's problem is that it's just too convenient to find a GameStop store to buy games.
Unless they build those 60 new store inside of my Steam client or inside of the MS or PS marketplaces, I think they're denying the inevitable. They should re-tool the stores to concentrate on hardware, and expand their PC/Mac hardware choices before they find themselves shocked when consoles no longer have removable media in 10 years.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
3vi1:before they find themselves shocked when consoles no longer have removable media in 10 years
That's where it's all headed.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I went in to my local GameStop (for the first time ever) around the Christmas Holidays to exchange a $100 GameStop gift card I won for one of those Steam Wallet things to put cash into my Steam account for games. First of all, I ain't a kid so I didn't look like I belonged in there, and second of all, the store clerk (who had a ring in his lip...Oh joy!!), acted like he didn't know what the heck I was talking about. He actually had to go and ask somebody else where the Steam Wallet things were. After that experience, I got to thinking: How is it that GameStop is trying to promote it's on services while at the same time offering exchanges to competing services like Steam? That just seems counter-productive to me. It certainly is a lot cheaper and convenient to buy a PC game on Steam than from that store...if you can find a PC game in there at all.
Agreed, Steam has them beat all to Hail-n-back.
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