Bonkers initiative puts staff in impossible position
A new program established by GameStop management may be forcing humble store clerks to lie to you about the availability of brand new games – and it's kinda crazy. Reddit has been bubbling over with reports of the retailer's 'Circle of Life' initiative for a few days now, but Kotaku's...
Getting things in order
Ready at Dawn's famous for giving Kratos a personality and creating the second-best looking game on the PlayStation 4, so forgive us for being somewhat shocked by De-formers – its brand new title, which is being published by US retailer GameStop. The release appears to be some kind of King of the Hill-esque arena...
Will be published by GameStop
GameStop has announced that developer Ready At Dawn will reveal its next game in the coming week. Chief Tony Bartel said in an earnings call today: "Next week, we will be announcing our second game under development, with Ready at Dawn." Ready At Dawn is mostly known for its work on the PlayStation 4 exclusive The...
Who's ready for new consoles? You're… Not? Well, it seems like you're going to get them anyway, with GameStop hinting that E3 2016 next month will host the reveal of new hardware. Sony is, of course, rumoured to be prepping the announcement of the rumoured PlayStation 4K, while recent reports have pointed to about a dozen different Xbox...
It's been a big few days for Insomniac Games, hasn't it? Not content with the overwhelmingly positive reception that Ratchet & Clank's received, the Burbank-based developer has announced about a bajillion new games – most of them being developed exclusively for the Oculus Rift. But it's all cool, we do have one all-new...
Time for RIME?
GameStop, the specialist US retailer, is making a move into god's honest video game publishing – and it's signing up some familiar names to help make its charge. Regular readers will already know that Insomniac Games is on board, with its underwater adventure Song of the Deep due out on the PlayStation 4 later this year. However,...
Money, money, money
While most of you remain unconvinced by the heavily rumoured PlayStation 4K, the big cheese at GameStop is rubbing his hands like a pantomime villain. Speaking at an investor day, COO Tony Bartel told an audience that, while the company's not basing its forecast particularly heavily on new formats, it's hyped about all of the...
Water yer talkin' about?
This author took a few hours out today to work on super-secret-not-really-that-interesting-behind-the-scenes stuff, and he's returned to an industry in flames. Indeed, not only has Mass Effect Andromeda been discussed in a venue outside of Twitter, but Ratchet & Clank creator Insomniac Games has jumped into bed with…...
If all of the Fallout 4 hype has convinced you to snag a PlayStation 4, then you may just want to pay attention to this GameStop offer. Available from the US retailer's website, you'll be able to snag Sony's best-selling system alongside a copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Bethesda's latest role-playing release for just...
Not bad at all
It's safe to say that the PlayStation TV hasn't set the world on fire. A good little console if you're in a very particular slice of the market, the device just doesn't have enough mainstream appeal – but perhaps that's a good thing if you're looking into buying a PlayStation 4 in the near future. Starting today, retailer...
Rock, paper, scissors
Media Molecule’s papercraft platformer Tearaway hasn’t exactly got off to a stellar start in North America. Speculation seeping out of the most recent NPD report suggests that the PlayStation Vita exclusive sold just 14,000 units during its miserable first few weeks on the market, prompting us to ponder the impact that Pla
Stop what you're doing
If you've not managed to nab a PlayStation 4 in North America yet, the prospect of getting one before Christmas is probably beginning to look pretty bleak. However, in what can only be described as a bonafide holiday miracle, major retailer GameStop has announced that it will have a "limited" supply of Sony's new machine in...
If there are any PlayStation 4 stock shortages this Christmas, then you’ll know who to blame: GameStop has announced that the managers at all 6,500 of its North American stores will receive a free PlayStation 4 this November. But that’s not all – lucky employees will also scoop an incredible seven games to play on it, as part of an...
There's still time to get rid of your copy of The Simpsons: Hit and Run
GameStop will thump another nail into the now-defunct PlayStation 2's coffin on 1st June, as it ceases to accept trade-ins for the legendary console. Reddit user eGORapTure snapped the photograph embedded below, and Joystiq validated its authenticity with several North American...
Join the queue
Fancy getting your greasy fingertips on the DualShock 4 a little early? Mega retailer GameStop has confirmed that those that attend its exposition in Las Vegas this August will be able to get plenty of hands-on time with the PlayStation 4, in addition to “the hottest games from the biggest brands in gaming”. It was expected, but...
Cross your fingers
Video game retailer GameStop has got a lot to say about the PlayStation 4. Hot on the heels of gaffer Tony Bartel’s comments regarding stock shortages yesterday, company executive Michael Hogan has hinted that Sony’s next generation platform is set to launch globally this year. Presumably, that includes Europe. “We know...
Retailer anticipates enormous demand for next generation console
There’s been a lot of talk recently about the supposed fall of consoles, with Nintendo’s poor initial Wii U sales signalling the beginning of the end for home gaming devices. Despite this, it would appear that North American juggernaut GameStop isn’t buying into the doom and...
Retailer reckons console is off to a positive start
North American video game specialist GameStop has revealed that more than 600,000 members of its Power Up Rewards programme have signed up to its ‘First to Know’ list for the PlayStation 4. The initiative offers availability updates, purchase options, and details about Sony’s next...
GameStop offers deal "while supplies last"
If you have been holding off on picking up a Move, there's no better time than now. GameStop is unloading its Move controllers and accessories at a huge 50% off discount. That means you'll be able to pick up a Move controller for $24.99, the SharpShooter for a cool $19.99, and a Navigation controller or...
US retailer GameStop is testing a new cloud gaming service expected to release next year, according to GamesIndustry
biz</a>. GameStop purchased Spawn Labs earlier in the year with the aim of facilitating a cloud gaming service and offering a wide selection of high-definition video games on demand on any internet-enabled device". Spawn recently began its first beta and is currently..
Low supply holding back growth
When PlayStation Move launched way back in September, many shoppers reported an abundance of bundle packages compared to the controllers sold on their own. Six months on, GameStop President Tony Bartel has said in an earnings call that the company is still seeing substantial demand for the motion controller. We have...
On the money?
First the EEDAR predicted a price for the NGP under $400, and SCEE revealed that there would be two differently priced NGP models released, and now GameStop has decided to list the device at a price point of $299.99. This may simply be a place-holder price for the device while the company takes pre-orders, and of course we don’t know...
Might struggle for stock over Christmas
When putting together your PlayStation move set-up you probably didn't encounter many issues getting a Starter Pack, console bundle or Navigation sub-controller, but you may have struggled to lay your hands on a standalone Move controller. Peter Dille, Sony's marketing senior vice president in the US, has said...
If you were planning on buying a PlayStation 3 today, first of all: good thinking
May we just recommend you wait 24 hours or so, though. We know you're waiting to jump into Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and all the other fantastic PS3 titles, but have some patience. Just for a short while. Last night, US retailer GameStop put a new "just announced" 160GB PlayStation 3 on their website. Thing..
Joystiq have received some curious photos of a Norwegian GameStop's computer database
They include the listing of five (oui, five!) Playstation 3 250GB bundles. The bundles listed on the computer point towards Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, Assassin's Creed II, Fifa 10, Need For Speed Shift and, of course, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. According to the information the bundles will be priced at..
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