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GameStop 'Temporarily Pauses' Unlimited Used Games Program

GameStop has suspended its PowerPass program, which offers customers six months of unlimited access to used games. The retail chain told employees yesterday to pull down all signage involving the program and store it in their backrooms, according to two GameStop staff.

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ZaWarudo372d ago

I knew it would be too good to be true.

ULTp0ltergeist371d ago

I think this is a good thing, shows there is overwhelming support for such program. Meaning they're going to have to scale it and potentially be their mainstay profit revenue which should benefit gamers.

indysurfn370d ago

Scale it? If you mean like cell phone planes....500 minutes included for $20....1500 for 35$ and unlimited for 80$ then dang! But if it ends up being 29-59 dollars then sweet for some.

for instance:
Depends if you usually buy 12 games a year then this is a terrible deal you could have owned 12. But if you buy 36 games a year and usually finish them in 1;6 weeks then it will save you money.

If this last example was all physical and you trade games back in you would save abuout 30% depending on resale value. I will reserve judement depending on the new deal they come out with.

Sonic_Vs_Mario371d ago

Seem like Gamestop CEO finally realise they're using outdated technology

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2pacalypsenow371d ago

“For those guests who have already purchased the service, we will allow them to bring the pass, and video game they have checked-out, back to receive a full refund,” said the spokesperson. “In addition, we will allow them to pick out any Pre-Owned game for free.”

Damn I should of bought the pass.

InTheZoneAC371d ago

Except it's still going. It's always been a used game return policy that you're able to buy a used game and get a full refund within 7 days. Read a receipt next time.

addictedtochaos371d ago

That is exactly what the manager of my local GameStop told his bosses at their annual managers conference. When they wanted feedback on this new program he said “Our return policy is better.”

Summons75371d ago

Except with that if you want to get a used game and it costs more than your current one you need to shell out more money.

InTheZoneAC371d ago (Edited 371d ago )

Yes, but you're only ever spending $55 max, because no used game costs more. This plan you're comparing to isn't a lifetime one time fee.

Very simple, not sure why some don't understand.

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ChasterMief371d ago

What if you want the game for 8 days?

InTheZoneAC371d ago

I get that math is difficult for some. If the return policy states full refund within 7 days, you simply get a refund within 7. If you want it again, just buy it again after they refund you. You get a new receipt for every return and purchase.

I'm willing to bet people that have gamestops are within 10 minutes driving distance, so it's not too much of a hassle for a one time purchase to get a lifetime of used games.

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rainslacker371d ago

Chances are they are looking to do away with that return policy because too many people use it as a rental service. IMO, the game pass isn't really that bad of a deal. In reality, you could play as many games as you can in the time frame, and not really worry about the 7 day thing. If one were smart, they could even rent an expensive game near the end of the 6 months, then turn it in for a cheaper resub to the subscription.

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YEP414371d ago (Edited 371d ago )

They suspended this plan cause of the holiday season and new releases...i bet software companies threatening to boycott gamestop..why buy new games if I have this pass?? It would be changed

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