Purchasing a subscription to the magazine also gets the subscriber the Power Up Rewards Pro card, a pro version of Game Stop's customer appreciation card.This increases all store-credit trade values by 10%, discounts all used accessories and games by 10%, gives new Power Up members a coupon for "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" on pre-owned games and accessories, enters them twice for the Epic Rewards Giveaway for each purchase, gives the cardholder opportunities to gain points with their purchases, and redeem them for rewards and gains them access to special content on the Game Informer website.
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Daniel De Matteo, previously the president of both Software Etc. The company also launched gamestop.com, a website that allowed consumers to purchase video games online. Barnes & Noble retained control over Game Stop until October 2004, when it distributed its 59% stake in Game Stop to stakeholders of Barnes & Noble, making it an independent company.
Daniel De Matteo replaced Richard Fontaine as Game Stop CEO in August 2008. Fontaine, who had been Game Stop chairman and CEO since 1996, remained the company's chairman.
and Game Stop, whose business was long rooted in new and pre-owned software, began to feel the effects of the changing market.
In 2017, Game Stop reported a 16.4% drop in sales for the 2016 holiday season, but expressed optimism in its non-physical gaming businesses.
received shares of Neo Star, a newly formed holding company. continued to operate as independent subsidiaries of Neo Star and retained their respective senior management teams.