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Next-gen consoles to thank for GameStop's record-breaking sales year

GameStop has the new consoles to thank for the retail juggernaut's record-breaking sales year. Total global sales reached $9.04 billion, a 1.7 increase from the previous bar-setter in 2011. The company saw a profit of $354.2 million, slamming the teeter-totter back from last year's $269.7 million...

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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's cloud streaming service shifts to PC, tablets and internet TVs only

GameStop has been talking about its plans to stream games since acquiring Spawn Labs and Impulse back in early 2011, and next summer the new service will launch. But it won't be available on consoles as originally thought. "Based on consumer feedback, our success in selling mobile devices, and the ...

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GameStop's console streaming service will require retail game purchase

We don't know much about GameStop's mysterious plans to stream console games using the tech it acquired in the purchase of Spawn Labs, but the gaming retailer offered a few details to GamesIndustry.biz that help elucidate things. "So we're not looking at a service where you can just play games ...

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Gamestop launching branded Android gaming tablet next year

Gamestop has come up with a thoroughly thought-provoking method to stop losing business to the ever-expanding mobile market: By jumping into that market with arms outstretched. The company hinted at the possibility of developing a gaming tablet earlier this year; today, Gamestop president Tony Ba...

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Gamestop beta testing console streaming service

Gamestop has been testing a console game streaming service and hopes to have a beta in place by year's end, according to a report from GamesIndustry.biz. Presumably, testing sessions are conducted while researchers break from formulating new, more effective ways for cashiers to ask you to pre-ord...

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GameStop porting game-streaming Spawn Player to Android devices

GameStop is wasting little time expanding the scope of Spawn Labs, its newly minted "cloud gaming division." A recent job listing for the company seeks a senior software engineer to be "responsible for the development and maintenance of our Player software on Android tablets and smartphones." (Addit...

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GameStop indulges in some Impulse buying ... no seriously, it bought Impulse (and Spawn Labs)

Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't say the people of GameStop are taking the challenge of "digital" lying down. The massive Texas-based retailer (everything's bigger in Texas) just announced the acquisition of streaming tech outfit Spawn Labs – you'll recall the HD-720 box we brought on the En...

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Hands-on: Spawn HD-720 brings your games to you

Now that's it's The Future, we've grown increasingly intolerant of being tied down to any specific location, even when it comes to console gaming. When you can talk on your phone and watch movies on the go, who wants to be tethered to their couches as they explore a post-apocalyptic wasteland? Nobo...

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Spawn Labs HD-720 enables streaming of console games

At the TechCrunch 50 conference, a company called Spawn Labs has revealed its HD-720 box, a device that allows users to stream games from their PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, or Gamecube anywhere in the world, at 30 frames per second in resolutions up to 720p. Basically, it's the Slingbox for your games, or a ...

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