The time has come for Gamestop to face the music with over 6,000 stores worldwide, and over 33,000 employees, Gamestop's selfish/greedy business model will soon come to an end.
Yes. Let's all rejoice in the potential loss of thousands of jobs. :/
And for that single reason, I will gladly drop my cash for OnLive, day one. Sorry for those who lose their jobs in the end but if they were less bias or not as ignorant as many of the Gamestop employees seem, perhaps this would not happen... They made their bed and as it would seem, OnLive might help them lie in it.
I disagree with the article, he said the big three (SCE, Nintendo, MS) this will never happen, ever... why would any of them support a different brands console like that?
Did you guys know that HHG gets 34% of its traffic from N4G? We should all band together and stop their crap from polluting our site...
When did News 4 Gamers turn into Blogs and Speculation 4 Gamers?
when HHG started posting his stupid articles.
Its not like gamestop holds a gun to peoples heads to by things there, I have only purchased one game there ever. I go to best buy, walmart, etc. to get my video game fix. Once I saw what they offered for trade ins I chose not to do business there anymore. To hope they go out of business is very sad for someone to want. If you don't like there business practices don't do business there, period.
It is hypocrisy to point fingers at businesses. The whole point of business is to make money. The author is obviously greedy since he doesn't own a business that gives away free games and consoles.
All companies must face tough times at some point. It is only a matter of time before gamestop starts having problems. I think dumb people is what keeps gamestop in business.. The ones that pay $55 for a game when you can get it new for $59... The ones that trade in their games and systems instead of selling them privately and could get more for them. Flame me but its the truth.
Basic ISP service will cripple OnLive.
Technical limitations and reality will cripple OnLive. I can't wait to see the faces of everyone that believed in this pipe dream.
you love to let my dreams down. :(
Ha ha, no. :P That wasn't my intent. They demoed this on a LAN and suddenly everyone is jumping up and down. Just realize something. Outside of the fact that every user that connects will basically need their own computer on the OnLive side of the connection, there is one other thing to think about. OnLive is claiming they will be able to crack a technical engineering problem that to date the best and brightest minds of the industry have not come close to solving. And they think they will solve it not just for one user but for millions of users simultaneously.
Whats so bad about Gamestop? Jeeze, sure their 2nd hand games are a ripoff, so dont by them there. Theres nothing wrong with the shop. Like I'm gonna trust a guy named Jesus.
yeah like everyone has high speed internet...LOL you silly baboons... think about oo and will it give you video game accessory pre-order bonus's...will it have game cube, xbox, ps2(STILL SUPER LARGE).... i mean come on.. but i can see gamestop selling "onlive's"
its buy 2 get on free on used games at gamestop right now. JUST CHECK YOUR DISC AND YOULL BE OK
I don’t see how anyone really thinks this is going to change the game industry with this concept. The whole concept relys on you have a fast broadband to use. The odd thing is shouldn’t Gamestop had already met its demise by the hands of Amazon, Ebay, and countless other outlets that sale games? I really don’t see Gamestop going down due to Onlive and even if the possibility was there, it would need to get a very sizable PS2 like install base to do so. Onlive has to prove itself and all we saw was a controlled demostration in January. I would suggest holding major comments or down with Gamestop articles until the beta this fall and then judge what will the future hold.
"Gamestop’s selfish/greedy business model will soon come to an end" Lol, if this clown had any idea of the political views of the maker of onlive he wouldnt have written anything of the sort. Steve Pearlman is (much like myself) an objectivist, a philosophy which is heavily in support of capitalism. In fact anyone who has read atlas shrugged (bible of objectivism) would be able to tell you that any objectivist couldnt give a damn about being greedy. I find it ridiculously funny that this man would criticise someone for being 'greedy' while he is supporting someone else who lives by it. write on Jesus! anyway if you feel gamestop rips you off, dont trade your games there- holy god, what a revelation.
If Onlive is in fact successful in bringing cloud gaming to America, then Gamestop will probably go out of business :( Brett - http://OnliveFans.com
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