Reviewing GameStop’s Big Black Friday Bargains

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Video game retailer GameStop is reportedly pulling out all the stops this Black Friday by allowing video game addicts and bargain hunters alike to shop at midnight — the company just revealed that 3,000 of its U.S.-based locations will open their doors at 12 a.m. on Friday, November 23.

But, is it worth breaking away from a Halo 4 or Black Ops II multiplayer session?

Let’s take a look at the best bargains GameStop is offering.


1. Gamers can pick up an Xbox 360 250GB console bundle that includes Forza Motorsport 4, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The cost: $250.

What I think:

Personally, I don’t know who’s buying an Xbox 360 right now. It’s a 7-year-old console that will probably be phased out by the long-rumored Xbox 720 in a year.

That said, if you just emerged from a cave where video games were specifically off limits, it’s a deal worth considering.

Two of the three games included in this bundle are relatively new (Skyrim and Black Ops II), and Skyrim is, without a doubt, the best game offered during this console generation. Forza 4, while a great game, is hard to get excited about given the recent release of Forza Horizon.

2. Buy two used games and get a third one free.

What I think:

GameStop charges far too much for used games. In some cases, it knocks $5 to $10 off for a preowned game. In the end, this deal evens things out a little for the consumer. It’s no big whoop.

3. Buyers of the Wii version of Just Dance 4 will get Just Dance 3 for free.

What I think:

Your girlfriend and little cousins will love this.

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