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GameStop CEO finds digital used market 'interesting'

GameStop CEO Paul Raines mentioned recently the company finds used downloadable goods "interesting," but "it's not a meaningful business yet." Speaking to Gamespot, Raines said, "Right now we're not seeing that as a huge market, but I think we're on the leading edge. There are a few companies, a fe...

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GameStop touts large selection of in-store downloadable PC games

GameStop announced today that its stores have "one of the largest PC game selections at retail," with – wait for it – over 1,500 downloadable titles available to purchase in its 4,400 stores. Oh yeah, you can also purchase this digitally distributed product on GameStop.com ... like a mo...

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Report: GameStop to earn $1.5 billion in sales by 2014 by stealing from Steam

GameStop is expected to triple its sales over the next three years, from a projected $500 million in 2011 to $1.5 billion in 2014, thanks to its fledgling digital strategy. This includes GameStop's digital distribution service, Impulse, which it acquired this year, and the addition of former Micr...

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Stardock's Brad Wardell talks about selling Impulse to GameStop

"Not everyone's goal in life is to run a thousand person company," said Stardock founder Brad Wardell, who just today announced that he's sold the growing digital distribution arm of his company, Impulse, to GameStop for an undisclosed sum. "Certainly the path of least resistance would have been ...

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GameStop, Sony, Ubisoft on the growth of retail in the age of downloads

"We are looking for ways to make money," Sony's senior vice president of publisher relations, Rob Dyer, said at an SXSW Interactive panel about the rise of digital distribution. "We are not looking for a system -- whether it's iPhone, Android, whatever -- that is this wonderful socialist idea...

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id Software exec departs for GameStop's digital distribution branch

id Software digital distribution manager Steve Nix recently confirmed that he's leaving the developer to fill the very same position at the gaming retail juggernaut GameStop. His new employer released a statement accompanying the announcement, which says, "Steve will lead the strategic development ...

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GameStop wants to link your console to a GameStop ID

As we approach a future less dependent on physical media, GameStop is looking to better streamline its approach to hocking digital wares in-store. Speaking with Ars Technica, GameStop's senior vice president and general manager of digital business, Shawn Freeman, said that while the company is doin...

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GameStop details a bright (profitable) future with DLC

During today's presentations at the 18th Annual BMO Capital Markets Digital Entertainment Conference, GameStop head chairman Dan DeMatteo (alongside CEO Paul Raines, CFO Robert Lloyd, and investor relations director Matt Hodges) spoke to the future of the top video game retailer in North America. A...

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GameStop details digital distribution storefront, XBLA games 'coming soon'

GameStop recently pulled away a bit more of the veil covering its "Store of the Future" initiative, releasing a whole mess of details on how its digital distribution storefront functions. A new page on the retailer's site explains the purchasing process for the site's downloadable PC games (of whic...

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GameStop reveals its 'Store of the Future,' pre-order it now for $5

[Image: Penny Arcade] GameStop's new, larger Silicon Valley store is being dubbed the retail giant's "store of the future." VentureBeat reports the new stores will meld the worlds of retail and online shopping, by offering "points" to customers who purchase DLC (like the Modern Warfare 2 map pack) ...

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