Friday, August 19, 2011
VIDEO GAMES: Gamestop about to push for staying relevant.
We're getting closer and closer to the idea of a video game in physical form being obsolete. We already directly download all of our iOS games straight to our phones and a healthy amount of great games are available to grab straight onto your console or PC without ever having to leave your chair, couch, bed, etc. Well this is obviously bad news for Gamestop, a company that buys and sells new and used games. So what can they do? They can buy Spawn Labs and start a direct downloading service in order to compete, that's what. According to GamesIndustry, Gamestop is looking to start the beta version of their service before the end of the year and would like to release the fully functional system by the middle of 2012. If the prices are right, this may be just what Gamestop needs in order to stay in the game. I really hope they do because Gamestop has been great to me over the years.