Retail is a tough racket. It's no easy gig. Sometimes, it's boring. Sometimes, it exhausting. And sometimes, it's completely bonkers.
Game Crazy, a now-defunct minor player in the US games retail space, operated for around a decade, kicking off in 1999 and winding down in 2010. Those involved with the chain, a subsidiary of Movie Gallery, will tell you its because increased competition squeezed it out of the market.
Game Crazy went belly-up earlier this year, removing one more retail alternative to GameStop from American shopping centers and malls. The sell-off of its remaining stock is on hold while two liquidators battle over who's bidding the most for it.
They weren't charging nearly enough for their used games. Weird pricing decision by GameStop for Modern Warfare 2, (Xbox 360 version), spied by reader DSForte.
Game Crazy, which shuttered numerous locations earlier this year under its parent company's bankruptcy reorganization, will now liquidate and then close all remaining stores beginning in two weeks, according to the store director of one in Oregon.
When it quietly went online for pre-launch testing early last year, Glyde was a reseller marketplace built with a midwestern, middle-aged book or music lover in mind. Then the gamers found it, and practically took over.
If you could play a video game with any celebrity, who would it be? A recent survey conducted by Weekly Reader Research reveals that boys aged 8-17 want to get their game on with President Obama. Who did girls pick?
As seen at one of many recently closed Game Crazy locations.
MAG's rolling out some exclusive in-game character models should you be of a mind to pre-order the game. GameStop and Game Crazy get two of them, the third is TBD. Amazon's confirmed for ... meh ... access to a PlayStation Home space.
Earlier this week GameCrazy held their annual retailer convention in Las Vegas, getting a chance to check out a slew of upcoming titles... and shoot video of at least one.
Electronics retailer Best Buy is firing a shot at competitors GameStop and Game Crazy, offering a price match guarantee on video games that would match prices on new titles against other retailers used prices. Yeah, that is awesome.
Insomniac is promising players the moon in exchange for their Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time pre-order, one of four different pre-order packages scattered across the universe of video game retail.
Multiple anonymous tipsters have sent us word, and picture, of Game Crazy's Resident Evil 5 preorder gift, which is to be announced by Capcom on Tuesday. It's a
snow sand globe of Chris and Sheva.
Sure he doesn't quite pronounce Namco Bandai correctly, but he doesn't need to. He's Samuel L. Jackson, and when he tells you to go pre-order the game at Game Crazy so you can get a little figurine of the character he portrays in the anime, well then by damn you better do it. When he tells you to keep him in your…
Take a gander at this special, limited edition commemorative Street Fighter IV coin, available exclusively to folks who pre-order Capcom's next big fighting game from retailer GameCrazy.
As a part of our ongoing quest to provide you with Black Friday deals from every store in the entire country, we give you Game Crazy's four-page Black Friday ad, bursting with delicious savings. As is often the case with Black Friday ads, you may not find the freshest games on Game Crazy's list if you poke about…
Click to view Being a video game retail outlet employee is a very important job in the gaming industry. While the more net savvy gamer might occasionally get a chuckle out of a bit of misinformation overheard at their local store, every day hopeless, helpless parents look to them like modern-day gurus, only instead of…