GameStop offering all-you-can-eat subscription to used games

Delia Watkins
October 31, 2017

Between digital downloads and the growing presence of game streaming services, the former retail giant has been forced to watch as the future slowly surrounds them. Is GameStop's new subscription program worthwhile for you?

Looking closer at the fine print, the only catches are that you need to be a member of GameStop's PowerUp Rewards program to sign up, and that you'll be limited to whatever used games are available at your local GameStop.

According to a report by Kotaku, GameStop will be offering a new subscription program with pre-owned game rentals. You're free to return the games at any time. There's no limit on the number of games you can play during the six months, though you can only be renting one at a time. You can usually only buy the games that are "hot" right now from RedBox machines, but you can also usually find them in remote, tiny towns where GameStop would never think of opening a store. Otherwise, any pre-owned title can be checked out.

Pre-owned video games have been money makers for GameStop for a long time. That's a solid deal, especially since you can recoup the price of the subscription by claiming a game that costs around $60 at the end of each six-month subscription. Fingers crossed your town is full of big spenders who speedrun all the latest games. It also earns you points for every accessory, game or console purchase you make. Furthermore, Power Pass will only be available to PowerUp Rewards members.

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Even if you're a more casual player, this still sounds like an excellent service.

End your subscription term with a game that recently launched, and you've almost recouped the cost of the subscription.

This move of GameStop is an interesting offer to lure more gamers to their stores.

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