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GameStop CEO: 'Users still want physical content'

While bullish on the subject of our impending digital future, GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines isn't totally blind to the new options available to consumers purchasing games. "The world won't be all digital tomorrow," he told TheStreet.com in a recent interview, "even though that's what people are...

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GameStop to offer in-store DLC purchases and new loyalty program this year

GameStop knows how sick you are of those silly, antiquated, digital ways of purchasing your downloadable content, and company COO J. Paul Raines has a solution: buy the content in stores! During today's quarterly earnings call for investors, Raines detailed the new system, as well as the previously...

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Back of FFXIII box for 360 mentions DLC

It looks like that entire game's worth of removed content might be making it into Final Fantasy XIII after all. GameStop has posted the box art for the Xbox 360 version of the game and, more importantly, it has also posted the art for the back of the box. As you can see above, the box mentions that...

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Dead to Rights Retribution pre-order campaigns detailed

Were you sitting there reading Joystiq, thinking about how much you want to pre-order upcoming reboot Dead to Rights: Retribution? Namco has announced the pre-order campaign for the third game in two years to offer up a fighting dog, but here's the catch: There are separate pre-order bonuses should...

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People still mostly buy physical copies of games

This perhaps shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but America still loves its boxes. As reported by Gamasutra, the NPD says that 90 percent of sales in Q3 2009 were attributed to boxed copies of games. If you're not so good with the math, that means only 1 out of 10 games was distributed...

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GameStop creates additional digital media executive position

GameStop is serious about digital distribution -- and it's proved that by hiring another person to be in charge of it. Shawn D. Freeman will be the company's new senior vice president and general manager of digital business, taking a position that the company has just created. Freeman has...

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GameStop details three-point plan for digital distro future

GameStop doesn't really have to worry about digital distribution devices like the PSP Go right now -- in the Go's case, it's because there's pretty much nothing on it -- but, in the future, the company may need to consider adapting to a less physical media-dependent market. Though some say that...

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Analyst: GameStop endangered by digital future

Sometimes, we imagine, analysts have to pad their portfolio a bit and make a guess that's pretty much inevitable, if only so they have something to point at and say "See? I nailed that one." Keeping that in mind, we'd like to bring you the following quote from DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole,...

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Dave Perry talks Gaikai: 'Gamestop already hate me'

Speaking at the Develop conference currently taking place in the UK, Gaikai's Dave Perry told Edge that the folks at video game retailer GameStop "already hate" him. "I've made so much money from their store [GameStop], so I can't be mean to them about that," he apologetically added, though he...

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Stardock CEO: Retailers killing themselves with digital distribution

We're not exactly sure why Stardock CEO Brad Wardell is in the business of giving advice to retailers, considering his Impulse service is in direct competition with them. But that's exactly what he did when talking to GameBizBlog recently, saying that retailers a playing a dangerous game testing...

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