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GameStop is staffing up in preparation for the next generation of consoles. They plan to hire about 17,000 employees across the United States for this holiday season, which will see the launch of next-gen consoles Xbox One and PS4.
The Bravado Banshee, a two-seat sports car featured in every Grand Theft Auto game since GTA 3, will be returning in Grand Theft Auto V. One lucky gamer will also get a real version of the car through a new giveaway.
Hold on to your butts; the console war just got a little bit more interesting. There has been lots and lots and lots of good news for the Sony camp today. First up, the PS4 faces inventory shortages or a “sell-out” situation over in Europe and GameStop confirms that the PlayStation 4 indeed does have more than a million pre-orders waiting in the wings thanks to their first-to-know list.
GameStop, the one company you learn to love to hate and hate to love because it's the most popular brick and mortar retailer that gamers feel are both a plague and a cornerstone of access to their favorite video game titles. Well, some gamers are opting to boycott the retailer while at the same time GameStop is opting to bring in more gamers with their PlayCation promotion.
As an absolute palm-to-the-face of the former Xbox One's policies, GameStop wants gamers to cash-in and cash-in big on used game trade-ins. That's right, if you want some cash back (or store credits, in this case) you can do so by using the available 50% extra in-store credit coupon that GameStop has made available to the gaming public.
GameStop has no more PS4 consoles for sale... even though the console isn't even out yet. The console pre-order supply has run dry several months before the release of Sony's next-generation home gaming device. I guess it's kind of obvious who's winning the pre-console war race right now.
Gran Turismo 6 will ship with over 1,200 cars. There's a way to get even more, though. Participating retailers will offer additional cars to pre-order customers.
Perry mentions elsewhere in the piece that we should be able to choose between used games and new games, but we should choose the latter. In spite of the fact that, as he acknowledges, "triple-A games are too expensive." In spite of the fact that he can "completely get why people want to buy a used copy of a game for a couple bucks cheaper." We should buy new games because it's the right thing to do.
Following the huge boost in sales from the Wii U right after the news broke about the Xbox One, the used game fees, the 24 hour mandatory check-in and the always-listening, always-on Kinect, GameStop decided to hop on the marketing wagon by offering a special deal on the Wii U, as well.
Amazon and GameStop are each offering exclusive DLC to Watch Dogs pre-order customers. This DLC will unlock new missions and items for the open-world action game.
If you want to trade in your old PS2 for some money, you'd better do it soon. According to an advertisement posted on Reddit, GameStop will stop accepting PS2 games, accessories and consoles as of June 1st.
When PS3 gamers finally get their hands on action RPG Diablo 3, they might have a bonus item waiting for them. A GameStop advertisement says that pre-order customers will get an in-game Infernal Helm.
Snail Games has announced that Age of Wushu has become available at your local GameStop stores. In an interesting twist, the game launched digitally and after garnering massive success leading up to its open beta, the game received a distribution deal at a brick and mortar outlet just two weeks later.
Ubisoft tapped comic book artist Todd McFarlane to create a poster for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. A new behind-the-scenes video from the company shows McFarlane drawing the pre-order exclusive art.
At this point, we're sadly getting used to the occasional news that a video game publisher or developer have had to close up shop. Now it looks like the bad tidings are coming from the retail sector as well, as GameStop announces the closure of 250 stores.