GameStop Admits Defeat, Starts Selling Steam Vouchers

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A GameStop source has told Kotaku that, given the relative failure of the company's push into online PC sales via its purchase of Impulse, it's now trying something a little more practical. Namely, selling Steam vouchers in its bricks-and-mortar stores.

After all, if you can't beat 'em, skim a little of their money off the top instead.

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The vouchers will apparently go on sale on May 15, and are reportedly a "kind of a sensitive issue" between GameStop and Valve owing to the fact it's an awkward way for either party to be making money.

We've contacted Valve to confirm, and will update if we hear back.

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nice to see but this is really just for 8-15 year old ppl who dosen't have a card yet.

but the PC market is lost to downloading servis like steam and there isn't much gamestop can do about it. also impulse has never had a great deal that has made me want to buy from them like say greenmangaming.

i am just waiting for this to happen on consoles now next gen better have the ability to download all tripple A titles to your hard drive and play them from there so we can finally get the jump there aswell