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5 Ridiculous Brick-and-Mortar Game Store Facts

We usually do very serious articles here but every now and then we want to do one that is a bit off the beaten path. So we’re going to bring you 5 silly, sad and funny facts about Brick-and-mortar game stores.

Brick-and-mortar Fact #5 They Buy Immortal Souls

GameStation UK once added this to their agreements: “By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions.”

Many people agreed and now with discount games we assume you can buy immortal souls there.

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Brick-and-mortar Fact #4 They have Name-Based Sales

Recently GAME, who bought out GameStation and their souls, created a special event. If your name is Geoff Hurst you get 66% off at their store. Just come in and prove you are named Geoff Hurst. We assume this is a plan for them to track all the souls they own in one name.

Brick-and-mortar Fact #3 Better than Pawn Shops for Stolen Games

While there aren’t clear figures on this anyone who has been in a college town can attest to this fact. I myself had a full PS2 system and library stolen and the games showed up at a local game dealer.

The fact that the staff is not trained to notice stolen games contributes to this. Have you had some of yours stolen? Odds are someone got a decent price on them.

Brick-and-mortar Fact #2 Digital Distribution isn’t Killing Them

Contrary to many predictions we made here and others have made shares in companies like GameStop are still strong and have surged. It could be because more people like you or me are using the best stock market app india or the USA have to buy bits of the video game industry, but then share value is going up as well. It’s clear that the market is different from those who would buy online. Stock analysts are saying to buy stock with a uk stock trading account, or an account from wherever you are in the world, as the companies are only going to continue to grow. Picking the right company to have a share in, or choosing the right trading platform can seem overwhelming, especially with all the choice that is out there, that is why research is a key component, with people looking into Binance Erfahrungen to get a better feel of what there is on offer and how they can be a part of it.

Brick-and-mortar Fact #1 Hate Games, Get a Job

With very few exceptions, the best way to miss out on a job at one of these stores is to talk about your passion for gaming. Only a very small number of managers want people who know about gaming or respect it. Maybe you are into sports betting and understand how to analyse the outcomes with online resources like Footy Guru (you can check out the same at this 365 correct score prediction website). However, the managers see those people as the ones who slack off playing the games instead of selling. That is sometimes true. So pretend it’s just a sales job to you.

Brick-and-mortar Gaming is Here to Stay

So while we feel that places like this are bad for gaming they aren’t going anywhere. How do you feel about the whole situation?

About Scholar

Scholar is a former Journalist and Researcher. He now handles this site as a hobby. The writers here do it out of love for gaming, not for the money.

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