GameStop announces its new promotion GameStock 2012: Summer of Game Love
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 26th Jun 2012
Now that we are in the midst of the annual Summer Doldrums -- that period from June through September in which very few new game titles are released, and gamers must fend-off boredom by playing older titles or stretching their play of the most recent releases throughout the summer months -- the emerging trend on the part of retail video game outlets and online game distribution services to offer alternatives to the traditional solutions followed by most gamers is focusing new light on the Summer Doldrums and all that they entail.
Recently we told you about Microsoft's Xbox LIVE annual promotion -- The Xbox LIVE Summer of Games Program -- and now we can share video game retailer GameStop's new promotion, GameStock 2012: Summer of Game Love!
In an email today that was sent to all of the current members of GameStop's Loyalty Reward Program, PowerUp Rewards, retailer GameStop has announced details of the new Summer of Game Love promotion that includes Daily Deals, Instant Prizes, and VIP Prizes -- informing members of the program promotional period, which begins on Monday, June 25th and runs through Sunday, August 5th, and urges members to "get your fill of unbeatable deals, great prizes, and the hottest games around."
Official Weekly Deals and Savings Announced
The impressive collection of prizes and discount offers as well as bonus offers for the first week of the Summer of Game Love promotion includes a free $50 GameStop gift card, significant dollars-off savings on select pre-owned game titles, and as much as 20% to 50% off specific new game titles, and an impressive initial VIP Prize offering of a brand new motorcycle with its own video game tie-in that connects to one of the surprise game unveiling at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo -- the upcoming immersive title Sleeping Dogs!
The official "VIP Prize" for the opening weekend which will be available from 06/25/12 through 07/02/12, is a Custom Painted Sleeping Dogs Motorcycle -- a nice custom piece of iron with a Sleeping Dogs-inspired custom paint job that will allow one lucky VIP winner the opportunity to get around this summer on a unique mode of transportation!
The first official Weekly Deal for the program features a $50 GameStop gift card free for gamers who purchase a 250GB version of the Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console, and a 3-day discount in savings on the purchase of pre-owned games at the company retail locations, but that is just a taste of the savings that are being offered and declared so far.
Gamers presently battling the annual Summer Doldrums may very well find that GameStop's new Summer of Game Love promotion is the answer to their prayers -- and to help with assessing just how helpful the savings that are part of this promotion may be for you, Gaming Update offers you an in-depth look at the present offerings, include specific dollars-off savings as well as percentage-based discounts in select titles, among which are the following featured offers:
Select Gaming Hardware Offers
-- Among these featured deals is a generous 50% discount on the purchase of any pre-owned Xbox 360 External Hard Drive (from 06/25/12 thru 06/27/12);
-- $69+ in Savings towards the purchase of any Sony PlayStation 3 Summer Bundle (06/25/12 thru 08/05/12);
-- $15 Off the purchase of any PS3 Move Navigation Controller (06/28/12 thru 06/28/12);
-- The special retail price of $199 for any Sony PlayStation 3D Display in stock at your local GameStop retail location (06/27/12 thru 07/31/12).
$5 Instant Video Game Savings
-- $5 Instant savings off of select Warner Brothers Games Including LEGO Battles: NinjaGo, LEGO Batman, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (06/27/12 thru 07/10/12);
$10 Instant Video Game Savings
-- $10 Instant savings off of the Activision titles Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 with DLC (06/25/12 thru 08/07/12);
-- $10 Instant savings off ofselect Warner Brothers Games including Batman Arkham City GOTY Edition and the Mortal Kombat Komplete Collection (06/27/12 thru 07/10/12);
-- $10 Instant savings off of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Xbox 360 and PS3 (06/25/12 thru 07/10/12);
-- $10 Instant savings off of Zumba Fitness: Join The Party, Zumba Fitness 2, and Zumba Fitness: Rush (06/27/12 thru 07/17/12);
-- $10 Instant savings off of Army Corps of Hell (06/25/12 thru 07/17/12);
-- $10 Instant savings off of Asura's Wrath (06/25/12 thru 07/17/12);
-- $10 Instant savings off of Two Worlds II and Minute to Win it (06/27/12 thru 07/17/12);
-- $10 Instant savings off of Touch My Katamari and Shinobido 2 The Revenge of Zen (06/25/12 thru 07/15/12);
-- $10 Instant savings off of Starhawk (06/26/12 thru 06/26/12);
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-- $10 Instant savings off of Select Strategy Guides Including: Mass Effect 3 CE and Witcher 2: The Assassins of Kings (06/25/12 thru 07/15/12).