GameStop has once again begun selling refurbished GameCube consoles for those looking to go on a nostalgia trip. A refurbished GameCube will set you back a mere $20 and will be available from the retailer for as long as stock lasts. GameStop will also be selling a variety of GameCube games and accessories.
Good news for Sonic fans in the United States as US retail chain GameStop has announced that those who decide to pre-order Sonic Boom with the retailer on the Nintendo 3DS or the Wii U will be eligible to get a free Sonic figurine. The figure comes at no extra cost, so if you’re thinking of getting the game then it’s worth pre-ordering with GameStop.
A recent listing by GameStop reveals that The Legend of Zelda Monopoly set will be coming to the United States on September 15th for $39.99. The description says, The Legend of Zelda Monopoly takes players on a trip through time as they travel through the land of Hyrule and beyond. Memorable locations include Link’s House, Temple of Time and the Lon Lon Ranch and are all up for grabs in this special collector’s edition of one of the most revered video games of all time. In addition to collectible tokens, custom designed game board, Zelda themed money and custom Chance, Community Chest and deed cards, the Game Stop Exclusive edition includes the Ocarina of Time token, Hyrule Map Lithograph and 6 Item Cards for added game play. Thanks, Retrogaminglord
A new policy is in place at Philadelphia GameStop stores which requires customers who trade in video games to provide a fingerprint scan. The company claims the collected thumb prints will go into a database to enable police to track down thieves who bring in stolen goods. However, City Solicitor Shelley Smith claims that the state isn’t requiring GameStop to abide by this. Here’s a few reactions from customers at Philadelphia GameStop stores.
“I really don’t appreciate it. You fingerprinted me like I’m in a police district. No, I’m at a game store.”
“That is a little absurd, it’s just a video game.”
“I think it’s an overreach. It’s going too far.”
“I know that it only happens to people who go to jail, they get fingerprinted.”
“When I went, I got my finger scanned when he broke it out and said ‘I need your fingerprint,’ I said, ‘for what’?’”
US video game retail chain GameStop currently has Paper Mario: Sticker Star for the Nintendo 3DS available for $10 brand new. The latest Paper Mario title didn’t seem to resonate with the fanbase, but it’s certainly worth a shot at $10 if you haven’t already played it.
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GameStop president Tony Bartel has revealed that only 40% of their customer base know that the company accepts trade-ins for in store credit. Bartel was speaking to Venture Beat about the importance of trade-ins and their future plans.
“The biggest opportunity with trades is awareness. Believe it or not, only 40 percent of the people who walk into a GameStop store today know that we accept trades of games.”
Yesterday we reported that GameStop were planning to reveal something special and they posted an image to accompany the news which looked suspiciously like an Assassin’s Creed protagonist. This led many to believe that Ubisoft were going to reveal the rumoured Assassin’s Creed Comet for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and possibly Wii U. Well it turns out the big surprise was DLC for Batman Arkham Knight for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The DLC contains playable character Red Hood and is a GameStop exclusive.
A GameStop manager has been in contact to say that he’s heard rumblings in the office that that every copy of Smash Bros for Wii U will come with a free Amiibo figure. He also says that he has been hearing that the street date for the Wii U version will be November 21st. He wishes to remain anonymous, so I can’t verify these claims. However it does sound fairly plausible. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for Nintendo to grace us with an official release date.
US video game outlet GameStop has confirmed that it plans to get involved with early game development to provide users with exclusive GameStop only content. The company will be helping out on a number of popular titles which may include GameStop offering exclusive gameplay.