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Impulse Acquired By Gamestop

Posted: March 31, 2011 in PC
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Impulse, Stardock’s digital distribution service, has been acquired by Gamestop. This will, Stardock (developer of Sins of A Solar Empire) assures, not affect them in any way as the companies are separate entities from one another, and users of the service will not have their accounts or purchases affected in any way for the forseeable future.

Impulse is a competitor with Valve’s Steam (and one that has a decent if not overwhelming market share), while Gamestop is the monolithic Starbucks of game sellers. In spite of my personal distaste for Gamestop and their policies, this could be good for Impulse as well as well as opening up a new chapter in Gamestop history. As much as I love having hard copies, digital distribution seems to be where the future of game purchasing lies, and many companies have taken measures to combat Gamestop’s used game sales eating into their own profits.