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Submitted by IRetrouk 1147d ago | news

GameStop's CEO says platform holders can't push them out

J. Paul Raines believes that platform holders could have cut GameStop out of the loop long ago (3DS, Industry, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

theWB27  +   1147d ago
Dems fightin werdzz : )
FrankDrebin  +   1146d ago
I hate Gamestop! Luckily they are closing down stores all across the US.
SnakePlissken  +   1146d ago
Same here, close them ALL down!!!
Ares84HU  +   1146d ago
Never mind that people are losing their jobs right?? You guys just want to see GameStop burn.

Nice....very nice/s
Fylus  +   1146d ago
People all across the world lose jobs at some point. It's F'd up, sure, but It's practically natural. I hate that these people are going to lose their jobs, but that's not gunna stop me from hating Gamestop.
ConstipatedGorilla  +   1146d ago
Whether you like Gamestop or not (which I do not), it's not good for the economy when stores close down and people lose jobs.
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PHOSADRA  +   1147d ago
Ebay > GameStop
Brownghost  +   1147d ago
Amazon>>>>Gamestop
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1146d ago
The Democratic Republic Of Congo>>>>>>G ame Stop
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SilentNegotiator  +   1146d ago
*Drives 5 minutes to local Gamestop
*Buys a new copy of game from friendly clerk
*Gets reward points
*Doesn't get coerced by mythical Gamestop robot that forces you to sell your games at Gamestop, that people seem to think exists
*Drives 5 minutes back
*Puts game in drive
*Plays game

MY local Gamestop > Ordering online

Unless Amazon or Ebay have an ASTRONOMICAL deal, I would rather support local jobs and get my copy immediately. Sorry, people with a personal vendetta against Gamestop for their robots and personal experiences with individual rude or uneducated employees; I don't have those issues at my local gamestop.
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FrankDrebin  +   1146d ago
Amazon Rules! That's where I get most of my games for $10 less than the other places along with DLC content for free.
KwietStorm  +   1146d ago
@SilentNegotiator

It isn't JUST about tools behind the desk, it isn't JUST about their bullshit deals, it isn't JUST about shady handling of new/used games and their included bonuses, and it isn't JUST about being forced to make a decision based n pre-order deals. It's their business model as a whole, and I don't support them for any of those reasons. When they moved in and shut down MY local mom and pop game store, that was the icing. I'm not supporting local jobs for the hell of it, when I'm really supporting a filthy corporation.
Ares84HU  +   1146d ago
Amazon and ebay are nice choices but I like to walk into stores sometimes and just pick whatever out....browse a bit maybe.

At that, you can't beat GameStop. Though some clerks can be pretty rude and pushy but understand that being pushy and trying to sell games to you is their job and they are forced and pressured to do that.
ThanatosDMC  +   1146d ago
I would suggest newegg too. No tax and almost next day shipping.
ZBlacktt  +   1146d ago
Craigslist > all
cheetorb  +   1147d ago
Hey Paul, shouldn't you be selling used lawnmowers and old jewelry? Oops, sorry, that's probably the big announcement for next year. Hope I didn't spoil it.
n4gisatroll  +   1147d ago
I kind of hope gamestop does go away. Maybe a new store will take its place and not be as big of jerks.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1147d ago
Your savior's name is Disc Replay.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1147d ago
No, but Disc Replay can. ;)

It's a midwestern thing right now, but it's growing.

$54.99 for a used game? Ha!
Try $42.99 for that same game that just came out last week...AND it's guaranteed to work because they buff out every single disc!

GameStops have been closing around here.
n4gisatroll  +   1147d ago
Hmm, too bad I moved out of Cleveland to the west coast. I can only hope disc replay comes out to cali soon.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1147d ago
Well, that's up to someone in Cali. It's independently owned and operated. The guy who created Disc Replay hated that corporate BS that GameStop deals with. He'll literally let someone open a store anywhere in the US, if that person can run a business. I wish I had the money to open one, instead of just working there. Lol.
zypher  +   1147d ago
an anecdote:

i have about 90 PS360 games. about 50 of them had been purchased at a specific GameStop in my area, and 40 of those 50 had been through reservation. last summer i reserved an additional 6 games at this GameStop, but i had to cancel 4 of them due to limited funds (couldn't do without Dark Souls and Uncharted 3). i explained this to the manager of the GameStop, expecting some sort of understanding given how much of my money they'd received since 2005. yeah .... the manager told me that if i canceled the 4 reservations that i would no longer be able to reserve at his store. i promptly canceled all 6.

relationship my dick.
KozmoOchez  +   1147d ago
wow what a jerk...and im pretty sure he was just saying that so you wouldn't hurt his numbers. There is no penalty for cancelling preorders(I used to work at gamestop). They just judge you and your store based mostly on pre orders and card activations so it sounds like he was just trying to scare you - i've been to some gamestops that try that stuff all the time especially with that bs disc protection.
killalot100  +   1147d ago
I worked there for a good while and its wrong how they push there employs for sales to the point they get penalized for canceled pre-orders. I dont know how it works now but I once got someone that canceled ten pre-orders. I didnt believe in trying to talk them out of there own money so I went ahead and did it. Then I got my hours cut because of the canceled pre-orders and the most fucked up part was that the person never pre-order them through me. So you can work your ass off to get pre-orders but if someone comes along and cancels more then what you got for that period you are fucked my sire.lol
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1147d ago
Whoa whoa whoa...

I worked at GameStop for three and a half years. I absolutely HATED it!

However, if someone (especially a manager) at a GameStop store told you that you can no longer reserve at their store just because you took reserves off, they'd be fired ON THE SPOT by the regional manager. That's something you need to e-mail corporate about. That is a very serious situation. That guy would/should be fired immediately.
DFresh  +   1147d ago
Steam + GOG + Amazon = FTW!
KontryBoy706  +   1146d ago
Never say Never Gamestop. your days are numbered
Jamaicangmr  +   1146d ago
While i don't support Gamestop's exploitation of the game industry i am less in support of this Consoles to not play used games that is rumoured.

Online passes are fine because i understand that developers are getting shafted but don't prevent me for borrowing a friends game to try it out before i buy it.
Kidmyst  +   1146d ago
I do either Amazon with their guaranteed price matching and $.99 release day shipping so when I get home UPS has left the game on my fron step and I usually get it a couple bucks cheaper than retail. Or I do Best Buy with rewards zone points plus gamerZone points. ONLY time I ever go to a Gamestop is exclusive stuff I really want bad enough. But that's maybe 1 game a year.
gypsygib  +   1146d ago
Generally I think it's better to keep things like that to yourself, why challenge them to prove you wrong.
Hawkred63  +   1146d ago
Die Gamestop, die a slow and horrible death...
Morgue  +   1146d ago
The argument against GameStop is getting really old. Don't like them, don't shop there it's as easy as that. So what if they sell used games. Last time I checked people are selling brand new and used games on Amazon, Craig's List and EBay.
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vega275  +   1146d ago
only problem i have with gamestop besides not stocking pc games is them trying to sell me a open game brand new. i don't care if it's new or not. once the plastic and seal has been broken it's no longer new. they get so mad when i tell them that.
ThanatosDMC  +   1146d ago
That's nothing. Those so called "new games" could have been used by the manager all ready. They take it home and "try it out".
vega275  +   1146d ago
yeah i know. they make up some BS excuse that they can't keep the disk in the case because people might steal it. yeah right
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1146d ago
Not sure about you guys who prefer ordering online, but I kinda like communicating with another human time from time.

All 4 of the gamestops I visit have pretty friendly employees who actually like games and talk about them. I mean when I picked up dark souls I ended up having a 45 minute conversation with the girl working there about games and how easy they've gotten.
GameGuy  +   1146d ago
From what you said it sounds like you like getting yourself some sun. :)
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1146d ago
I guess. I just like...not being home often LOL
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1146d ago
comments like this only lead to more rebellion.

no real need for him to say it.
matt801  +   1146d ago
Goozex FTW!
jacksons98  +   1146d ago
As a gamer I'd love to support Gamestop, but they are just too high pressure.
GameGuy  +   1146d ago
I rape Gamestop. I buy a used game take it back within 7 days with my receipt and get a full refund. One time I even took back a game, got my money back for it, then bought the same game back right in front of the clerk(he thought it was funny). Then finally I came back within 7 days to get my full refund LOL. I haven't been to Gamestop in a while I hope I can still do this.
InTheLab  +   1146d ago
Platform holders cant push them out but Best Buy and Amazon can.

Used games for $55? Ridiculous...
Fadetoblack69  +   1146d ago
I'd almost take BestBuy over Gamestop and I HATE Bestbuy with a passion. I can't wait to see every Gamestop store closed and gone for good!

Good riddance!
GameGuy  +   1146d ago
Gamestop with all it's issues, I find them good when it comes to getting used games.
Hallow  +   1146d ago
yeah they also tried to sell me a "new game" with no shrink wrap, told them to shove it. its like driving a new car off the Lot, as soon as a game is opened it is used and drops in value.
TBONEJF  +   1146d ago
GameStop CEO is such an ass. He doesn't know what us the CONSUMER want.
DFogz  +   1146d ago
Did anyone read this, "GameStop has a relationship with the customer deep and sticky enough...." and think that 'deep and sticky relationship' is just a nice way to say "we bend our customers over the counter and F them in the A"
ZBlacktt  +   1146d ago
It's their trade in value is what's the issue here. Always has been. They rip people off on their trade in's. Then you turn and see your game on the shelf a day or so later for avg $15 more.
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