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GameStop indeed: only used GBA games from now on

November 6, 2007

The Cheap Ass Gamer forums are lit up with this one. It’s a rumor, but one that has no reason to be false. Plans are to slap “used” tags on new, unopened boxes to get rid of the stock and make space for the future. A complicated, GBA-less future in which you’re forced to touch and move things and have excellent hand-eye coordination. Just like Back to the Future 2. It’ll reduce prices though, so you can probably get some cool deals on old classics before they move into the homeless shelter also known as eBay in 2009.

Over the years, i’ve always been drawn into those impulse buys of GBA games at GameStop, like the 2-for-1 deal or the buy 2 get 1 free. One game that i’ve always eyed but circumstances never let me have was Rebelstar: Tactical Command. (The name alone gets me.) It’s an RTS in the vein of some old PC game called X-Command i think. Any of you ever played these games? Maybe it’s meant to be that i haven’t gotten it yet. And if you’re in the mood for a warning, do not bother with Scurge: Hive on GBA. Wasn’t worth the $15.

Remember you hoodlums, the Micro is still the best handheld out there.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2007 3:10 pm

    Well, I’m the one that recommended Scurge, so I’ll take the blame… Not a really bad game, in my opinion, but there sure are better choices out there.

    I will also fully recommend Rebelstar: Tactical Command, though, and I will stand by that recommendation! It’s like a turn-based Halo game, with RPG elements added to them. Honestly, I haven’t seen anything like that game on any platform (except for the game it’s based on, X-Command).

    The scary thing about GameStop’s move is if they will also stop receiving NEW GBA games… Like The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, which is getting excellent reviews and definitely surpassing the DS and PS2 versions in both look and gameplay. Is that one going to make it to these stores?

    On the other hand, I really wanted to get Final Fantasy VI for the GBA, and have held back because of its outrageous price ($35!). But I haven’t seen it in a GameStop, or any other store, after its first month of release… That’s one that I’ll be hunting down on the “used” section!

  2. March 20, 2009 8:08 pm

    I am looking 2 fill out an application for the game stop in truckee, california opening up soon or talk to Frank Gisby on the phone 4 an interview. Can u help me please??

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