GameStop Rumored to be Selling Steam Vouchers

According to an inside source, GameStop's giving up on Impulse, the retailer's digital downloads service. The company has its eyes set on another route to profitability: selling Steam vouchers.

The vouchers are said to be hitting GameStop stores on May 15, coincidentally when a lot of customers will be bum rushing GameStop to troll for copies of Diablo III.

Between Good Old Games and Steam, and maybe every so often Green Man Gaming, GamersGate, or Amazon, I've never even thought to use Impulse. There's no point, because I've really yet to see Impulse offer any of the great deals that we see available through these digital retailers. If this rumor does prove true, it'll be nice to see GameStop recognize Steam's success.

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  • mrmad
    What does this mean for consumers who have licensed software through Impulse?
  • contrasia
    Does this mean impulse based games could finally be getting shifted to Steam? Galactic Civilizations on sale on Steam with achievements and such? Multiplay mod created by the Steam Community? Just a few of what I could only wish for XD

    Though having said that, I quite like Impulse. It's game variety is a little limited at the moment though, which is why Steam dominates so much. I've pretty much got all the games Impulse has to offer already.