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GameStop Buys Impulse From Stardock 109

Posted by Soulskill
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Daetrin writes "It was announced Thursday that Stardock has sold Impulse, the digital game store, to GameStop. Stardock founder Brad Wardell gave an interview to Joystiq talking about the sale and the reasons behind it. GameStop also announced their acquisition of SpawnLabs, a game streaming company. It seems that GameStop is looking to challenge Steam, or at least avoid being cut out of the digital distribution business entirely."
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GameStop Buys Impulse From Stardock

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  • One more... (Score:5, Informative)

    by Daetrin (576516) on Monday April 04, 2011 @11:38PM (#35716754)
    And here's another article from 1UP. []
  • Re:And They'll fail (Score:5, Informative)

    by Lord_of_the_nerf (895604) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @12:28AM (#35716944)

    People like steam because it's NOT gamestop. Steam evolved as a response to everything that was wrong with gamestop. Buying a new storefront isn't going to change the problems with gamestop, it's only going to ruin the storefront.

    GameStop doesn't have the same worldwide recognition as Steam either. Where I am, Steam is a positively recognised brand and GameStop is virtually unknown. Unless GameStop/Impulse are planning a massive marketing push, I don't see them as having the visibility of Steam internationally.

  • by LatenightWithJB (2033940) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @01:23AM (#35717154) Homepage
    Hi Sarusa. This is Jeff, Fences' developer :) We will be making standalone-installers available for all future versions of Fences Pro (and our other desktop apps), so don't worry about the dependency on Impulse. That said, Impulse is under great direction at GameStop so I wouldn't let that damage your opinion of it; they're operating with the same mission of quality that we always were. Thanks again for your purchase and I hope you enjoy Fences!

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