In today's slowly fading edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Professor Rickshaw wonders how many people still have locally-owned, "mom and pop" video game stores (like CC Gaming World in Kennesaw, Georgia, pictured above) in their area, and shares a reason why they are awesome places to shop.
Recently (just a few hours ago, in fact) I bought the Halo: Combat Evolved Special Edition (Original) Xbox Console. As a Halo fanboy I was thrilled to see it at my local game store (well not technically just a game store, they sell movies and music there, too). When I say "local", I mean locally owned, not Gamestop or any game store franchise. Best part of all, it was reasonably priced (<$50).
Do any of you have a locally owned game store (locally-owned chain will count) in your neighborhood/town/city/etc. that you still shop at? If so, was there any particular treasure you found that wouldn't be at a local Gamestop (such as my special edition Original Xbox console).