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De-formers Now Launches on April 21 for PS4, Xbox One & PC

[embedded content] Previously scheduled for February 14, De-formers is now releasing on Friday, April 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, priced at $29.99 USD, Ready at Dawn has announced. Anyone who pre-orders De-formers or plays during the first week of launch will receive the Founders Pack. As you can see in the trailer, the Founders Pack includes Armando the Armadillo, Finius the Angler Fish, Stax the Pancakes, and Hampton the Hamster. The physical version of De-formers is available exclusively at GameStop, and in the United States, there’s a $39.99 Collector’s Edition that comes with a physical copy of the game, a custom Steelbook case, a soundtrack disc (composed by Austin Wintory), four vinyl figurines, and stickers for the De-formers logo, Pugglesworth (pug), and Sue (sushi) Forms. Here’s the description for De-formers: De-formers takes place in arenas where players control “Forms” and battle in the quest to reign over other players. De-formers delivers unique, tactile game play for those who love to show off their skills, determination, and domination. Conquer your opponents using Powers and your Form’s ability to roll, jump, dash, shoot, throw, and defend. Consume the remains of your defeated opponents and other objects in the world to become bigger and stronger. All skill levels can jump in READ…


GameStop Investigating Possible Hack, Customer Data and Credit Card Info May Be Compromised

Following a report by dedicated security and investigation blog KrebsOnSecurity, GameStop has said that it’s currently looking into a possible hack, which may have compromised customer data and payment details on its website. It is believed that sometime between mid-September 2016 and first week of February 2017, intruders accessed customer information (including card numbers, expiration dates, names, addresses and card verification values), which was then sold online. GameStop recently received notification from a third party that it believed payment card data from cards used on the website was being offered for sale on a website. That day a leading security firm was engaged to investigate these claims. Gamestop has and will continue to work non-stop to address this report and take appropriate measures to eradicate any issue that may be identified. We regret any concern this situation may cause for our customers. GameStop would like to remind its customers that it is always advisable to monitor payment card account statements for unauthorized charges. If you identify such a charge, report it immediately to the bank that issued the card because payment card network rules generally state that cardholders are not responsible for unauthorized charges that are timely reported. Have READ FULL STORY…

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GameStop Acknowledges Possible Breach Of Customers' Credit Card Information

Credit: Invision/AP If you’ve shopped at between mid-September and early February, it’s possible your credit card information has been compromised according to a report by the web security blog, KrebsOnSecurity. Advertisement After reaching out to the video game retailer about the breach, GameStop confirmed to KrebsOnSecurity that it had been notified by a third party that possible payment card data used for purchases on the company’s internet storefront were being sold on another website. “That day a leading security firm was engaged to investigate these claims. Gamestop has and will continue to work non-stop to address this report and take appropriate measures to eradicate any issue that may be identified,” the company said in its statement to Krebs. Advertisement Krebs is also reporting that CVV2s, the three-digit security codes on the backs of credit cards, are among the information that was stolen in addition to credit card numbers, expiration dates, and addresses. CVV2 information isn’t supposed to be stored by online stores, but hackers can use malicious software to copy the data before it’s encrypted and processed. “We regret any concern this situation may cause READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Insomniac Games Has “No Plans” to Port Song of the Deep to Nintendo Switch

While smaller indie titles are already finding a niche on Nintendo’s fledgling home console, Nintendo Switch, some developers still have no plans to port older titles over. Point being, when a fan asked Insomniac Games if the …Read More The post Insomniac Games Has “No Plans” to Port Song of the Deep to Nintendo Switch by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

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Destiny’s Lord Saladin Is Getting Miniaturized and He’s Bringing His Wolves with this Figure

A figure of Destiny’s Lord Saladin and his fearsome wolves is now available for pre-order from EB Games and GameStop. …Read More The post Destiny’s Lord Saladin Is Getting Miniaturized and He’s Bringing His Wolves with this Figure by Jordan Loeffler appeared first on DualShockers.


GameStop Shows Off its Destiny 2 Cayde-6 Figurine Pre-Order Bonus With a Trailer


GameStop Closing Down at Least 150 Stores This Year, Declining Sales Force a Change in Strategy

GameStop, one of the biggest and longest-standing video game electronics retailers in America, has announced that it plans to close at least 150 of its stores as part of its “annual strategy” to shut down non-productive stores. The company said that its hardware sales declined by 29.1% and new software sales fell by 19.3% during the fourth quarter of 2016. GameStop shares also fell by around 13-percent today. The company is citing weak sales of particular video games as well as more aggressive advertising by competitors as the reason for the decline in the fourth quarter. The decline has led the company to close down such as large number of its stores, which account for around 2-3% of the company’s stores. However, the company also plans to open a large number of Technology Brand and Collectibles stores as well. A GameStop spokesperson commented that store closures will be “something that will take place throughout 2017.” READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


GameStop: Nintendo Switch’s Sales are “Incredibly Strong,” Has a 5.5 Item Attach Rate

GameStop continues to beat the Nintendo Switch drum. Only a few days ago, GameStop’s lead merchandising executive made bold claims that the fledgling home console could “eclipse the Wii” in sales and that figures have been “phenomenal. …Read More The post GameStop: Nintendo Switch’s Sales are “Incredibly Strong,” Has a 5.5 Item Attach Rate by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.


GameStop Expecting Nintendo Switch Back in Stock “as Early as Wednesday”

Despite limited availability and high demand, GameStop is ensuring that it is “securing additional systems as fast as we can” for the Nintendo Switch. …Read More The post GameStop Expecting Nintendo Switch Back in Stock “as Early as Wednesday” by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.


GameStop says it will have more Nintendo Switch stock next week

It’s hard to find a Nintendo Switch right now, but that may be changing pretty soon. GameStop has announced it will have fresh stock of the Nintendo Switch starting next week. It’s likely we can expect other retailers will be getting fresh stock then, too. It’s worth noting that a ton of Nintendo Switch accessories on Amazon are listed as going back in stock on March 27th, which is Monday.GameStop’s newest batch of Nintendo Switch will be for the base $299.99 unit and you won’t be able to order them online. You’ll have to walk into a store nearest you in order to grab your console. A GameStop representative said the company is seeing high demand for the Nintendo Switch, which is always good news.“GameStop continues to see strong demand from customers who are looking to purchase the Nintendo Switch system. We are meeting this demand by securing additional systems as fast as we can to ensure customers are able to purchase this innovative gaming technology. The customer enthusiasm and response we have seen so far has been incredible as we continue to sell through our supply of systems. We strongly suggest any customer who is still looking to purchase…


GameStop sends out survey asking about $99 Summer Pass idea

GameStop occasionally sends out new surveys to its PowerUp Rewards members, since ostensibly these are the people who spend the most at the store. Someone over at NeoGAF has posted the following screenshot which they say is part of a survey they were in the middle of taking that asked about how much they spend during the summer on games.After that question, the following passage mentioning a $99 Summer Pass idea pops up. The pass would run from June to August and would allow unlimited swapping of one game at a time, similar to the way GameFly operates now. GameFly charges $15.95 a month, whereas GameStop’s solution comes out to $33 a month.There’s some interesting advantages to this, though. GameFly’s biggest flaw is how long it takes to get a disc into your hands after you’ve shipped one off, especially if you’re on a single disc plan and you’re waiting to receive a new game after shipping an old one off. There seems to be the same amount of GameStop stores around as Starbucks, so the added cost may be worth it for an endless summer of games.What do you think? Is this something you’d be interested in doing?[via NeoGAF]The…


GameStop is selling a $600 Nintendo Switch bundle

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch from Amazon or Best Buy before they sold out, there’s a new bundle at GameStop that might interest you. It’s only for those who are fully committed to the Nintendo Switch because it includes a whole pile of games and a few extra accessories.The $600 Bundle IncludesNintendo Switch – $299LoZ: Breath of the Wild – $59.99LoZ: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass – $19.99Snipperclips – $19.99Just Dance 2017 – $59.99LoZ: The Complete Guide – $23.99Joy-Con Charging Dock – $29.99Nintendo Switch Hybrid Cover – $24.99SanDisk 64GB microSD card – $21.99Nintendo Switch AC adapter – $29.99The funny part about this bundle? It’s actually about $20 or so more expensive than if you were to buy all of these items individually on Amazon. Of course, Amazon doesn’t have them in stock so you’ll have to pay a premium if you want a Nintendo Switch. The GameStop page for this bundle says it won’t ship until April 16th. READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!


Song of the Deep Doing Quite Well, GameStop Hoping to Work With Insomniac Again

Insomniac Games’ Song of the Deep, which was published under GameStop’s GameTrust label, hasn’t disappointed the company commercially. The adventure title received a mixed reaction from critics but GameTrust executive Mark Stanley told IGN during DICE 2017 that “the game broke all levels that we had put in front of it for both retail and digital.” “So, thankfully, Song of the Deep is still doing well,” he continued. Stanley also revealed that the publisher is hoping to work with Insomniac “soon” again for another project. Elsewhere in the interview, Stanley revealed that GameTrust has “a few things that we have locked in” and it’ll be revealing details of a “fantastic” project that it’s working on with RIME developer, Tequila Works, in the near future. Apparently, the unannounced game is “not very typical of the studio” much like Song of the Deep for Insomniac. Lastly, Stanley says GameTrust wants to focus on 5-6 games a year. “We don’t want to become a game factory,” he explained. [Source: IGN] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!