Friday, October 26, 2012
Seasonal GameStop Kids store opens in Grapevine
Parents who aren't sure what to get their kid for Christmas can find age-appropriate games here.
GRAPEVINE Grapevine-based GameStop both announced and opened its first “GameStop Kids” store today, which will be a series of 80 holiday pop-up stores opening around the country between now and November 15. The stores will be a more kid-friendly video game shop, filled with E-rated games, accessories, and video game-themed toys.
The grand opening is today in the Grapevine Mills location at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway. You can check the online store locator for other locations (five of which are in Texas). You can also check out a list of what sorts of toys they sell in the store (and place orders), from Mario plush toys to a foam Minecraft axe. There's also Angry Birds, because I hear kids love Angry Birds. There are also non-gaming but still geeky toys for the little nerd in your life, such as Doctor Who and The Big Bang Theory related merchandise. Video games available in-store will be of the E for Everybody variety, meaning games like Skylanders Giants (including GameStop exclusive figures) and Lego Lord of the Rings (when it’s available).
Personally, I think this is a great idea. Especially around the holidays, I often see parents wandering around game stores wondering what’s appropriate for their child. I’ve even been asked that question many times myself. Yes, parents should be paying more attention to the ESRB ratings on games in order to see that Assassin’s Creed is not a good game for their 8 year old to play, but a dedicated retail destination could help too.
You can find more information at GameStop.com/kids.
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