You know us. We love gaming. We love controversy, and we love great investigative journalism.
Get the three together, and you’ve hit a panty-dampening trifecta of awesome.
If you have ever reserved a game at Gamestop, if you are a “subscriber” to Game Informer magazine, or if you have ever purchased a “new” game from this Starbucks of game retailers, please, please, please take about an hour and a half of your time to check out the no-holds-barred, scathing exposé of everything wrong with Gamestop. This former Gamestop employee offers a complete rundown of the retarded inner workings of the company — from the probably-illegal way it treats and pays its employees to exactly how it rips-off customers with reserves, subscriptions, and used console and game sales.
The author, WhistleBlower Zero — who remains anonymous for obvious legal reasons — makes no bones that his style is more than a little familiar to fans of Yahtzee and Zero Punctuation. While certainly not nearly as good as our Aussie-Brit friend, its content more than makes up for it.
For the love of all that is good, take some time to check it out.