GameStop for years has been relying on its used game service for a major profit margin, but with the emergence of digital game distribution from such services as Valve and Live for Windows, GameStop has seen brick-and-mortar sales declining. GameStop has been dallying with digital downloads on its own site, but just for older software. These acquisitions not only bring GameStop up to speed on videogame sales, but future proofs the company with the advent of game streaming. A month ago, Gaikaian amazing Mass Effect 2 demo being played inside a web browser.
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