Science

Gamestop Temporarily Halts Used Game Rental Program Roll-out

Gamestop Temporarily Halts Used Game Rental Program Roll-out

Indeed, according to one GameStop spokesperson, the company has merely identified "a few program limitations" that they'd like to iron out to "ensure [they] are able to provide [their] guests an exceptional service". Those who already subscribed to the service will be refunded. If unfamiliar, this program would cost $60 and would allow customers to rent as many used games as they would like within a six-month span, with customers getting to choose one of the games they rented to keep permanently, at the end of the subscription.

GameStop's new initiative to have a games rental service has been paused for the time being.

The plan wasn't fully scraped, per those sources, as they were supposed to store the materials in the back room, indicating they would be put to use in the future.

Assuming PowerPass is relaunched in a functional manner sometime in 2018, this is still not the outcome GameStop wanted right now.

More news: Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of 'treasonable conduct'
More news: Apple iPhone X Face ID 'Is Tricked' By 3D Printed Mask
More news: EA is destroying fans' trust in Battlefront 2

There is no word as of yet regarding when PowerPass will return or what changes might be in place based on the "program limitations" that GameStop encountered.

For now, buying games at GameStop requires old-fashioned monetary exchange. The company has yet to say if or when the PowerPass program will return in the future.

However, that is all in the past tense, because after a recent soft launch PowerPass has been suspended.

However, GameStop has since instructed store employees to remove all signage relating to the program, which has drawn considerable interest from the gaming community. This would make a great deal of sense and lines up with the quiet soft-launch so far. According to GameStop's spokesperson, the company ran into several issues with the program in testing it for launch.


  • Israel gives lukewarm welcome to post-war Syria 'principles'

    Israel gives lukewarm welcome to post-war Syria 'principles'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L) attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem November 12, 2017.
    The best Black Friday deals in the Capital Region

    The best Black Friday deals in the Capital Region

    Ebay is also offering its price match guarantee from Black Friday through Cyber Monday . That's different from past year when it kept the stores open straight through the night.
    Alex Azar unveiled as Trump's pick for health secretary

    Alex Azar unveiled as Trump's pick for health secretary

    Azar served as HHS's No. 2 under Secretary Mike Leavitt, who said he asked Azar to oversee the department's regulatory process. President Donald Trump said Monday that he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as secretary of the U.S.
  • Recovered deleted video leads to new charges

    Recovered deleted video leads to new charges

    The D.A. said that video was deleted while police were at the house, but was recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation . The footage was the basis for charges against 10 additional defendants, as well as seven who had been charged previously.
    Knicks back Frank Ntilikina as rookie brushes off LeBron James' draft criticism

    Knicks back Frank Ntilikina as rookie brushes off LeBron James' draft criticism

    Asked whether he sees himself in a rivalry with Smith, Ntilikina added: "I️ see rivalry with all the point guards in the league". On one hand, James is close with Smith, and has been a mentor to the rookie going back several years.
    Chance of rain on Tuesday

    Chance of rain on Tuesday

    We will still have very nice weather! The timing amounts and all the details will be ironed out in the coming days. A disturbance moving through the area will spread showers across the area, tonight and early Monday morning.
  • India Joins 'Quadrilateral' With Australia, Japan and U.S.  to Limit China's Intrusion

    India Joins 'Quadrilateral' With Australia, Japan and U.S. to Limit China's Intrusion

    Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying had said the Indo-Pacific region is a "dynamic region" with great potential. In recent times, the Indo-Pacific region has emerged as the fulcrum of global security and economic developments.
    Gal Gadot Won't Return Unless Studio Buys Out Producer Brett Ratner

    Gal Gadot Won't Return Unless Studio Buys Out Producer Brett Ratner

    Henstridge said she was only 19 when Ratner wouldn't let him leave his apartment and forced him to perform oral sex with him. She has also described the Wonder Woman franchise as "propaganda for the new type of woman who should rule the world".
    Final Fantasy XV's Noctis is the Next DLC Character for Tekken 7

    Final Fantasy XV's Noctis is the Next DLC Character for Tekken 7

    Along with the character, it looks as though there will also be a Final Fantasy XV fight stage coming in the DLC pack. Bandai Namco has not confirmed any specifics about the next DLC apart from a Spring 2018 release date.
  • Brookfield Property Partners L (NYSE:BPY) Trading Down - Shorts Up 13.48%

    Brookfield Property Partners L (NYSE:BPY) Trading Down - Shorts Up 13.48%

    This repurchase authorization allows the utilities provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.
    'Hannity' fans boycott Keurig for pulling ads over Moore coverage

    'Hannity' fans boycott Keurig for pulling ads over Moore coverage

    The hashtags #BoycottKeurig and #IStandWithHannity quickly emerged on Twitter . "Thanks for bringing this to our attention". Remember, this is how it ended for Bill O'Reilly - not the sexual harassment lawsuits, the loss of sponsors .

    This New Playstation Ad Takes SkyRim Fantasy Into Virtual Reality

    Earlier this year, Senior VP and Head of PlayStation Network Eric Lempel told me that marketing VR can be a challenge. Skyrim VR can be played with either a DualShock 4 or the PlayStation Move controllers.