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Old 10-26-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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GameStop said today it's opening 80 brand-new stores across the country this holiday focused on kids and families. The Dallas Business Journal reports the new GameStop Kids carry E-rated video games and other accessories and toys, such as a 2-foot-tall talking Star Wars Chewbacca and Skylanders backpacks.

“This is really a way for us to take share away from people who are in the toy business and have an expanded assortment,” says GameStop CEO Paul Raines.

GameStop says if the stores are a success the company will consider leaving them open past the holiday and possibly making them permanent. The first GameStop Kids opens Friday, October 26, at the Grapevine Mills Mall in Dallas, Texas.

[Source: Dallas Business Journal]

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I'm...indifferent on this idea
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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Oh boy, now they can rip off kids! Yay!

I can already picture the look on a 9 year old's face when he finds out his trade in won't earn him jack diddly squat.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #3
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Why in the hell are they even doing this?
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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Well at least they can't get M rated games there. Can't count the times I've seen irresponsible parents in gamestop buy a kid a game they have no business playing at the age, and basically shooting down the employee when he says "Ma'am, I'm require to warn you that this game is rated Mature for [insert reasons]."

That said, this is still a horrible idea. It's just Gamestop monopolizing even more.
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Gamespot monopolizing? A Business with an aim to make more money? Of course it's a good idea.
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the problem with Gamestop monopolizing is that they own every American game store brand with the exception of Play N Trade, and of course family owned shops. They sued to have E.B. Games in a lot of places to give the illusion of variety, but now they have been converting E.B. Games stores to GameStops over the last few years. It's like Starbucks except slightly less evil.
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I hope this isn't being done to aviod underaged children from playing mainstream games like BF3, COD, ect. Because this isn't going to work. "Focusing on kids and families" what are you people smoking on?
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