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GameStop Delays Unlimited Game Rental Service Before Launch

Adnan Farooqui November 14, 2017

GameStop announced a new rental subscription service last month which would allow subscribers to rent as many used games as they wanted for a six-month period. All they had to do was pay a flat fee for the privilege. GameStop said that it was going to launch the service on November 19th. However, merely days before the service’s launch, GameStop has reportedly decided to pause the launch of the unlimited used game rental service.

Kotaku reports that GameStop has told its employees to pull down all promotional material related to the PowerPass subscription program. They’ve been told to store the material in their backrooms until further notice.

It’s unclear why GameStop has decided to do this but some store employees suggest that limitations related to the company’s old computers likely caused this.

“We have elected to temporarily pause the roll out of the new PowerPass subscription service, based on a few program limitations we have identified. We feel this is the right thing to do for now to ensure we are able to provide our guests an exceptional service,” a GameStop spokesperson said.

GameSpot did do a soft launch of its PowerPass service. It offers subscribers any used game in a store for six months in return for $60. The company says that those who have already purchased the service can get a full return. GameStop is yet to confirm if and when this program will be launched again.

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GameStop Launches ‘PowerPass’ Game Rental Service

Tyler Lee October 29, 2017

The concept of borrowing videos to take home to watch and returning them later isn’t exactly new, but what about video games? It turns out that GameStop has plans to introduce a similar rental service for video game as the company has announced “PowerPass”, a service that is expected to be officially launched on the 19th of November.

This is according to an exclusive report from GameRant in which their source at the retailer confirmed their plans. Prior to this, GameStop’s PowerPass program was leaked in an ad but we guess with this confirmation, we know that it is real. How it works is pretty straightforward: gamers pay $60 for a 6-month membership where during that 6-month period, they will be able to swap used games as many times as they want. At the end of their membership, members will be able to choose a game to keep.

However there is a catch to this program and that is in order to participate, customers of GameStop need to be PowerUp Rewards members. The PowerUp Rewards membership has several tiers, some of which do carry an annual fee, but either way it’s something to take note of if you do plan on taking advantage of the PowerPass program.

That being said, it does sound like a pretty good idea. After all some games sound good in theory but don’t necessarily play well, which means that gamers can potentially save themselves a lot of money in the process by trying games that they might not necessarily plan on replaying or keeping.

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GameStop Confirms Credit Card Data Breach

Tyler Lee June 9, 2017

If you’re someone who shops frequently at GameStop or who might have shopped there recently, it might be time to start paying attention to your credit card statements. In a report from Kotaku, they and several readers have received emails from GameStop informing them that their systems were breached and that information such as credit card data might have been stolen.

This comes on the heels of a report from back in April in which GameStop revealed that they were investigating a possible breach, and it looks like this email pretty much confirms it. In a statement provided to Kotaku, “GameStop identified and addressed a potential security incident that was related to transactions made on GameStop’s website during a specific period of time. GameStop mailed notification letters to customers who made purchases during that time frame advising them of the incident and providing information on steps they can take.”

The information that might have been stolen during the breach also includes names of customers and addresses, along with credit card data. This supposedly affects customers who have made an online order with the company between the 10th of August, 2016 until the 9th of February, 2017. It is unclear as to how many customers might have been affected as a result of this breach, so like we said, perhaps it’s time to start monitoring your credit card statements for potential fraudulent activity.

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GameStop Investigates Breach Of Customer Payment Data From Website

Adnan Farooqui April 9, 2017

Things aren’t going that well for GameStop. It recently announced the closure of at least 150 stores across the United States and if that wasn’t enough, the company is also investigating a possible breach of customer financial data from its website. Those who made a purchase via GameStop’s website using their bank card over the past few months should pay attention.

KrebsOnSecurity reports that two sources in the financial industry have informed it that alerts have been received from a credit card processor. It’s possible that customers’ financial data might have been breached from September 2016 till the first week of February 2017. The company’s website may have been compromised around this time.

The stolen information is likely to include credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and even the 3-digit security code. Even customer names and addresses are said to have been breached which should be a red flag as that’s essentially everything that’s required to make a card purchase online in most cases.

GameStop has acknowledged that it was tipped off by a third party that information related to payment cards used on its website was being sold online. It says that a leading security firm was engaged to investigate the matter that very day.

“Gamestop has and will continue to work non-stop to address this report and take appropriate measures to eradicate any issue that may be identified. We regret any concern this situation may cause for our customers,” it added.

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Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 Physical Copy Will Be A GameStop Exclusive

Tyler Lee December 6, 2016

ultimate-marvel-vs-capcom-3Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite will be the latest installment in the Marvel VS Capcom crossover franchise. However the game will only be released in 2017 which means that gamers still have some time to kill. If you’re looking to catchup on older releases, you’ll be pleased to learn that GameStop will be getting an exclusive physical copy of Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3.

We should note that the game was recently announced and available in digital format for the PS4 over the weekend during the PlayStation Experience 2016. However we understand that some gamers might prefer keeping a physical copy of the game for collection purposes, or maybe they just prefer physical.

The physical version of the game will be available via GameStop for the PS4 and the Xbox One come March 2017. Right now the digital copy of the game is exclusive to the PS4, but it is a timed exclusive and the release for the Xbox One and PC will also take place in March 2017 alongside the physical release.

For those unfamiliar, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 was released towards the end of 2011. It is an updated version of Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and for the most part, is more or less the same game with some slight changes here and there, such as the addition of more playable characters.

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GameStop Accepting Console Trade-Ins For The Xbox One S

Tyler Lee July 29, 2016

xbox one sAre you planning on getting your hands on the upcoming Xbox One S? We know, it might seem like a waste to have two consoles at home since you can only play one at a time, but the good news is that it looks like according to a report from DualShockers, GameStop is currently accepting trade-ins, meaning that you can trade-in your old console for the Xbox One S.

Of course you won’t be getting a 1-for-1 trade-in. Gamers who trade-in consoles like the PS4 or Xbox One will get up to $200 and $150 in trade credit respectively, while gamers who bring in consoles like the Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS handheld console will only get up to $100. We say “up to” because depending on the condition of your console, there is a chance you might not get all of it.

However if you were already planning on buying the Xbox One S anyway, we suppose saving yourself the odd $100 isn’t such a bad idea. Given that the 500GB Xbox One S starts at $300, if you can knock $100-$200 off, it’s actually a pretty decent deal.

It also appears to be usable towards bundles like the Madden NFL bundle, the 500GB Halo bundle, and the Gears of War 4 bundle. The Xbox One S has been scheduled for a release in August, and the deal with GameStop seems to be only valid for 1 day which is the 30th of July, so you’ll want to hurry if you want to get in on it.

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Walmart Video Game Trade-In Puts GameStop At Risk

Adnan Farooqui March 18, 2014

Walmart Video Game Trade In Puts GameStop At Risk

Walmart is one of the biggest retailers in the U.S., certainly one that is most frequented by millions of customers everyday. The retailer is now expanding into a new territory while offering its customers more bang for their buck. Walmart has confirmed that it is now going to accept video game trade-ins from March 26th. This means that it will take in a customer’s used video game and offer them a gift card. The gift card would be good to purchase anything at Walmart or Sam’s Club.


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