GameStop Announces Pathetic “EXPO” For 2 Days Before PAX
Good lord. We beat up on GameStop a lot in these parts. Overpriced. Bad service. Anticompetitive. All of these are true things to say about them. But it almost feels too easy mocking them for the thing they’ve just announced. But, OK, I’ll try anyway. This summer – August 29, to be precise – GameStop will be hosting their first ever gamer fan event, Expo, at the Houston convention center. So, a GameStop convention. In the hottest part of America. In the hottest time of the year. Two days before PAX Prime in Seattle.
So, yeah. To go you already need to be a PowerUp Rewards member. Standard admission is $35 bucks, but for $100, you can get the awesome ‘VIP’ pass, which gets you “four in-depth sessions with some of the biggest names in gaming, access to VIP-only lines and entrance to the VIP gaming lounge.” That’s a really great deal considering how important this event is going to bahahahahahahahah. Sorry. I just can’t do it anymore.
Anyway, this is probably going to be a thing worth doing for people who already live in Texas and don’t mind paying $35, or $100 to experience the awesome GameStop experience in convention format. The rest of us will probably fail to notice it even happened. Because we’ll be in Seattle.