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Tis the Season! GameStop Will Power up Your 2011 Holiday with the Games Everybody Wants

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Shoppers Can Rest Easy with GameStop's Gift Givers Guarantee Holiday Return Program</i> </p>

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tis the Season! GameStop Will Power up Your 2011 Holiday with the Games Everybody Wants10:37 EST Friday, November 25, 2011 GRAPEVINE, Texas (Business Wire) -- Is the economy forcing you to become a budget bulldog? Don't fret. GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world's largest multichannel video game retailer, can help power up your holidays with something for everyone on your holiday gift list. And GameStop's knowledgeable associates are there to help you find the perfect gaming gift. GameStop has put a lot of thought into making sure you have a number of great gift options that help stretch you and your family's holiday budget. If the gift doesn't level up their holiday, GameStop's Gift Giver's Guarantee can help. With the guarantee, any unopened product purchased between now and Dec. 24, 2011 may be returned with a receipt by Jan. 15, 2012. You can also give more for less with more than 2,500 game gifts available under 20 dollars – the widest selection of budget-friendly games anywhere. And for as little as 10 dollars, you can also extend the holiday joy of avid gamers on your list in the form of downloadable content (DLC). Gamers who own titles like Call of Duty, Batman, Gears of War and even Dance Central will love to receive this add-on gaming content. GameStop can also help you stock up on this year's must have games, including Skylanders Spyro's Adventures, Super Mario 3D Land, Just Dance 3, NBA 2K12, Batman: Arkham City and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. They make these must-have games easy to purchase on a budget with the largest trade-in program of any game retailer. In addition to pre-owned video games and console trades, U.S. GameStop stores now accept trades of the iPod, iPhone and iPad. Customers can receive up to $300 in-store credit for an old iPod, iPhone and iPad, which can go a long way in stuffing stockings. Looking to really make your dollar stretch? GameStop customers can put most gaming systems on layaway until Friday, Dec. 16. All you need to do is put at least 25 dollars down as a deposit. You aren't required to make any kind of regular, scheduled payment, but you can make weekly deposits at your convenience. Layaway items will be held until Friday, Dec. 16. GameStop® PowerUp Rewards™ members can also get into the saving action with the holiday exclusive offers calendar featuring daily and weekly specials and discounts. Offers include additional points per purchase as well as dollars off discounts on great video game gift options. For more information on great video game gift ideas, the best selection of pre-owned video games and store locations, visit www.GameStop.com. Note to News Media: B-roll available upon request. Special media requests should be coordinated through GameStop Media Relations, (817) 424-2000, publicrelations@gamestop.comAbout GameStop Corp. GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,627 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform available at www.GameStop.com/PC. General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop. Beth SharumGameStop817-722-7281bethsharum@gamestop.com