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GameStop Rumored to be Selling Steam Vouchers

According to an inside source, GameStop's giving up on Impulse, the retailer's digital downloads service. The company has its eyes set on another route to profitability: selling Steam vouchers.

The vouchers are said to be hitting GameStop stores on May 15, coincidentally when a lot of customers will be bum rushing GameStop to troll for copies of Diablo III.

Between Good Old Games and Steam, and maybe every so often Green Man Gaming, GamersGate, or Amazon, I've never even thought to use Impulse. There's no point, because I've really yet to see Impulse offer any of the great deals that we see available through these digital retailers. If this rumor does prove true, it'll be nice to see GameStop recognize Steam's success.

  • rohitbaran
    ryhfhnjhI like to grow different varieties of sedum too, because they grow fast and have very little maintenance.Ok, go troll somewhere else
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  • guardianangel42
    What the hell is the point? If you are a gamer interested in buy a game on Steam, you use the steam client (available on all your linked devices) or the Steam webpage (available on everything with an internet connection).

    Why would you go out to a GameStop to buy a voucher to redeem at your computer to download a game?

    That makes no sense.
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  • s3anister
    They really need to Game stop this madness.

    Sorry guys, couldn't help myself. But in all seriousness who would use the middle man when they can get it straight form the service?
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  • reaper123
    Easy there tiger, the guy made a legitimate question, he didnt curse or offended anyone so i dont see why you are acting like a moron
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  • Another viable reason to purchase Steam vouchers would be to use them as presents or gift cards to give to another. "Grandma goes out and buys a steam voucher to give to her grandson for Christmas".
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  • atikkur
    guardianangel42What the hell is the point? If you are a gamer interested in buy a game on Steam, you use the steam client (available on all your linked devices) or the Steam webpage (available on everything with an internet connection). Why would you go out to a GameStop to buy a voucher to redeem at your computer to download a game?That makes no sense.
    it's for the one who doesnt have credit card, maybe. you buy the steam voucher by cash, and then redeem it in steam or could also top upped for some credits into steam wallet. the point is, easing the payment for a wider audience in the globe (if only steam voucher can be sale in every country in the world). this could really fight the piracy in the right direction.
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  • madbiker
    9367221 said:
    What the hell is the point? If you are a gamer interested in buy a game on Steam, you use the steam client (available on all your linked devices) or the Steam webpage (available on everything with an internet connection).

    Why would you go out to a GameStop to buy a voucher to redeem at your computer to download a game?

    That makes no sense.

    not everyone can use mommy & daddy's credit cards at will, I like the idea for broke ass non-credit card having gamers like my nephew
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  • boiler1990
    I wonder if Gamestop will have deals on Steam games. Amazon's digital download games are through Steam and you can usually score some great deals (bought Deus Ex: HR for $7 last week).
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  • JDFan
    guardianangel42What the hell is the point? If you are a gamer interested in buy a game on Steam, you use the steam client (available on all your linked devices) or the Steam webpage (available on everything with an internet connection). Why would you go out to a GameStop to buy a voucher to redeem at your computer to download a game?That makes no sense.
    Sure it does --- there are a lot of people out there that still do not trust giving STEAM their personal information and credit card details and for that it makes perfect saense to be able to purchase the vouchers from a Retail outlet and then use the vouchers for purchases instead of having some third party with questionable security have your credit card info on their servers.

    Also for those parents that do not want to let the kids have access to a credit card for purchasing things having a place to go to purchase vouchers to give the kids makes sense as well as those consumers that do not have a credit card.

    So Yes it makes sense and will probably lead to at least some more traffic coming into the store where they may also make secondary purchases so overall a good move since STEAM pretty much has all of the game distributors locked into using their service since the other alternatives are even more useless.
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  • schnitter
    There is only one reason that comes to mind this would be useful for. My billing is in USA and I tried to buy Portal 2 while on vacations in Europe. Steam detected my IP wasn't in USA and they decided NOT to accept payment. I tried visa, AmEx, PayPal, and even lost $3 to clicknbuy (they charge you around that amount to register) to try and buy Portal 2 from overseas. I finally gave up trying and contacted Support. Steam support answer after 2 days asking me for last 4 digits etc. to unlock my account to that credit card. I reply, and now I have to wait 2 more days for an answer.
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