Gamestop’s New Direction and Ubisoft’s Music Contest | PvA Radio Episode 49

Will retro games and esports save Gamestop?
Luke Croft

Luke Croft

Luke will run up the score on you in Madden and instalock D.Va 98% of the time. Proud purchaser of 3 Vitas.

This week, Luke is joined by editor-in-chief of Popped Off, Andrew Nimsgern to talk about the biggest gaming news stories of the week.

Luke’s Topic: Gamestop’s model of buying and selling new games and gaming collectibles has been on the steady decline over the last few years, while they have attempted to change course several times. This week, they announced that they would be trialing some new store concepts including providing a place for people to participate in amateur esports tournaments and some retro-only stores. Luke and Andrew, both former employees of Gamestop, discuss whether this new approach could be the correct new direction for the store.

Andrew’s Topic: Ubisoft announced that they would be partnering with HitRecord to host a contest where fans of the Watch Dogs series could submit songs to be included in the game. Luke and Andrew have a…spirited (?)… discussion about whether or not contests like this take advantage of the fanbase.

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