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GameStop 'Temporarily Pauses' Unlimited Used Games Program

GameStop 'Temporarily Pauses' Unlimited Used Games Program”

With said subscription, gamers could enter GameStop and pickup any used game within the store to take home.

GameStop is temporarily suspending its recently launched PowerPass program.

The PowerPass program was originally set to cost $60, and allow customers to check out a used game, play it as much as they wanted, and return it to swap for another title as many times as they wanted in the six-month period. PowerPass is being "temporarily paused".

But according to a report from Kotaku, just days before the service's full launch on November 19th, GameStop has made a decision to "temporarily pause" the roll out of the new service.

GameStop isn't exactly renowned for their exemplary reputation as a games retailer. "We feel this is the right thing to do for now to ensure we are able to provide our guests an exceptional service", a GameStop spokesperson told Kotaku. This would make a great deal of sense and lines up with the quiet soft-launch so far.

If you already have signed up for PowerPass, a GameStop spokersperson told Kotaku that you can bring your pass and rented video game in for a full refund, and you'll be allowed to select a free used game.

GameStop also asked staff to discard the store's Holiday Guide and replace this week's "weekly ad", according to a source. In fact, GameStop has given no indication when or if PowerPass will be resuscitated.

It's unclear why GameStop has made a decision to do this but some store employees suggest that limitations related to the company's old computers likely caused this. Now it's just a question of whether GameStop will upgrade its system, alter PowerPass to work with it, or just scrap the game-lending service entirely.



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