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GameStop CEO details progress of vintage game sale initiative

GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines provided more detail on the company's new vintage games initiative in an interview with Joystiq, speaking to us about why the company wants to pursue this avenue at all, and how existing GameStop property and sites can be appropriated for this purpose. The plan to sell c...

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GameStop streaming service to include demos, possibly extra games tailored to players' interests

GameStop acquired Spawn Labs in 2011, planning to use that company's streaming gameplay technology for its own streaming service. GameStop has recently adjusted its plans to include PCs, tablets, and smart TVs only, even after announcing the technology for a larger variety of devices. That decision...

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GameStop interested in Ouya

"We will be a part of any console launch in the future," GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines told Joystiq this morning, when asked about GameStop's interest in stocking the Ouya console. Though he was clear to note that the company did not have an official announcement regarding any potential plans to carr...

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Former EA, Activision exec Kathy Vrabeck joins GameStop board of directors

GameStop has announced that executive Kathy Vrabeck is joining its board of directors this week. Vrabeck is a former executive at both EA and Activision, served as the head of digital at Legendary Pictures, and currently serves as a partner at LA-based leadership consulting firm Heidrick and Strugg...

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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 acquiring Flash game portal Kongregate

GameStop just took a huge step into the casual online gaming market, by agreeing to purchase the Flash game portal Kongregate. According to the announcement, the site will remain under the management of founders Jim and Emily Greer following the purchase, which should finalize on August 1. CEO J....

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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 claim...

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GameStop appoints new CEO, promotes several executives

Gamestop seems to have decided that all of its executives needed promotions. Former CEO Dan DeMatteo (last seen talking up EA Online Pass) is now "Executive Chairman" of the company, with J. Paul Raines (formerly COO) now stepping up to the CEO position. Executive Vice President Tony Bartel will now...

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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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GameStop rewards program launching this May in 'four markets'

[The Master Shake Signal] Ever heard of a French gaming chain named Micromania? Yeah, neither had we until this morning's GameStop conference call, where the game retail giant's CEO J. Paul Raines specifically cited the (GameStop-owned since 2008) franchise for its member loyalty program ("MegaCart...

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