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  1. GameStop’s Revamped Trade-in Program Gives You More Cash, Probably Still Sucks

    "Over here, stranger. What're you selling?"

    It's easy to hate on GameStop in the age of digital distribution, but I'm sure we all have fond memories from our tender, formative years of standing in the store among wall-to-wall games, playing demos of the newest thing, and being robbed blind on trades. Now, GameStop's got another too-little-too-late measure to keep you coming back to relive those memories: a better trade-in program.

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  2. The Little System That Could: OUYA Now Available in Stores

    It's a gaming console that costs less than $100. Heck. Buy two.

    If you weren't one of the 63,416 people who contributed to the OUYA console's mega-successful $8.6 million dollar Kickstarter campaign then you've had to wait for the little system that could to finally hit store shelves. Today is that day, frugal gamers! The OUYA is now available at Target, GameStop, and Best Buy if you absolutely must rush out to buy it now. If you can't find it in stores, or if you don't mind waiting for it to ship you can also order it on Amazon.

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  3. GameStop Says Most Customers Won’t Buy a Console That Can’t Play Used Games

    Rumors abound that the next Xbox will be unable to play used games, and some people aren't happy about it. GameStop is clearly against that because of the business they do in buying and selling used games, so to try to show Microsoft that maybe this plan is a terrible idea, they surveyed customers and found that 60% of them said they would not buy a console that doesn't play used games.

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  4. Gamestop Has Already Sold Out Their Wii U “Deluxe” Pre-Orders

    Gamestop has stopped taking pre-orders for the $350 "deluxe" version of Nintendo's upcoming console, the Wii U. According to Polygon, employees at Gamestop stores across the U.S. have confirmed that consumers have reserved every unit the retailer has reserved for the console launch on November 18th. If you were wondering whether or not people would be interested in buying the Wii U, you just got your answer.

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  5. Wikipad, Tablet and Controller Combo, to Cost $499 at Launch

    The Wikipad is particularly odd amid a wide field of gaming device oddities. It originally made waves back in January due to its inclusion of glasses-free 3D technology, but now it doesn't even have that. That hasn't stopped the company behind the controller-enhanced Android tablet, aptly named Wikipad Inc., from pressing on. Their eponymous device will be brought to the masses courtesy of GameStop with a $499 price tag attached.

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  6. Report: GameStop To Start Carrying Steam Gift Cards

    Word on the digital street is that GameStop is going to start selling Steam gift cards next week. Reports come from Kotaku, who heard the news from a GameStop source. The cards are expected to start going on sale on May 15th, and will open the wide world of the Steam Marketplace to anyone who doesn't have access to a credit card or any other digital payment options. Alternatively, it might allow those of us who can't control ourselves to preemptively set up a system where we'll only binge on Steam sales in $50 bursts.

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  7. Older Brother Sticks Up For Younger Brother’s Video Game Choices in Face of Abusive Father

    It's pretty rare when a life-affirming, heart warming story sneaks its way out of a major American retail chain. Especially GameStop. But this story from blogger and GameStop shift manager Kristen Wolfe might very well put a warm feeling in the deepest, darkest cockles of your heart. It's about a young boy who wants to buy games with female protagonists, and a "girl color" controller. His father will hear nothing of it, threatening to "whoop" the boy if he doesn't choose something manlier -- then the young boy's older brother steps in.

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  8. GameStop to Start Carrying iOS Devices, Begins Accepting iOS Device Trade-Ins

    9to5Mac reports that an announcement was made at a Las Vegas trade show that GameStop will begin carrying the full line of Apple's iOS devices in stores. GameStop has also begun accepting iOS device trade-ins for in-store credit, because of course they would. They're seemingly accepting trade-ins before they have actually obtained stock of new iOS devices to sell, which could suggest that -- aside from oh, GameStop -- GameStop may be waiting for the iPhone 5 before they begin stocking new iOS items.

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  9. GameStop Employees Instructed to Remove OnLive Coupons From Deus Ex Packages

    As you may know, Deus Ex: Human Revolution was released yesterday. If you buy a retail copy, it comes with a coupon that entitles you to play the game for free on the streaming service OnLive. That is, of course, unless you buy your retail copy from GameStop, whose employees were ordered to remove the coupon from the box and throw it away, in a memo from Field Operations Manager Josh Ivanoff.

    It likely has to do with the fact that OnLive is a serious threat to GameStop. For the unfamiliar, OnLive is a game streaming service where games are actually played and processed on remote machines and then streamed, in real time, to the user. This negates the need for expensive, powerful hardware on the user's end and just requires a good Internet connection. It's a cloud gaming platform with a digital distribution system. In summary, the online, streaming, digital-friendly OnLive is everything GameStop is not, and it looks like GameStop is incredibly afraid that you might figure that out.

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  10. Authorized Time Cover Used to Promote Commercial Product for First Time, Happens to be Call of Duty

    For the first time, an authorized Time cover has been created to promote a commercial product, which just so happens to be Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The cover, seen above, depicts a destroyed Wall Street with the headline "World Stands On The Brink," which, funnily enough, is exactly how Roger Ebert, noted video game naysayer, felt when he tweeted out that the first-ever authorized fake Time cover used to promote a commercial product just so happened to go to a video game, claiming that Time "sold its honor for a video game promotion" and it is "sad, sad, sad."

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