Episode 56 - GameStop: The Elephant in the Game Room

Love it or hate it, GameStop is one of the biggest players in the video game universe.  After years of retail consolidation into a few major players, GameStop is the largest game retailer in the world.  Prior to the advent of digital games, GameStop was one of the few companies that could dictate price, availability, and even what games were made based on what they were willing to buy.  Whether you like GameStop or not, the reality is that a strong, vibrant GameStop is good for the hobby and the community.  That said, GameStop certainly isn’t doing itself many favors these days and is consistently one of the most hated figures in the gaming industry.  In this episode, we explore GameStop’s problems and chart a course to get them back to relevance in the eyes of the larger gaming community.