Best Video Game Rental / Purchase

Gamestop

Their stock is on the rise and they're part-owned by Barnes & Noble. Face it, this Grapevine, Texas, native is a corporate giant. Its customers are gamers – mostly kids and shut-ins – wadda they know? Well, they know that it's the nation's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, with more than 1,500 locations in the U.S. alone. These kids and shut-ins account for the majority of the store's in-house mag's (Game Informer) 1,500,000 subscribers. And they know that in Austin, one of GameStop's seven locations is the place to pitch a tent and get in line when a new hot title is hitting the shelves.

Various locations, including 6001 Airport Blvd., 476-9902

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