Personally I welcome our new Gamestop overlords. I've got no experience with the company but I don't see how they could be worse. When it comes down to it there's a fair chance that they'll be a lot less outright xenophobic than Stardock and perhaps a bit more interested in stopping publishers doing whatever the fuck they like to their customers.
Possibly. But like I said it's not about to get a lot worse for non-US customers.
Internationally speaking, Gamestop is like the brick and mortar equivalent of Impulse. If you check their site, i have lots of times, they only sell in the USA, they dont sell internationally either. Whether this will change now that they have impulse is yet to be seen, but somehow i doubt it will change.
This is not entirely true. They might only do online sales in the US, but the brick and mortar GameStop is an international company comprised of the retail outlets GameStop, EB Games, Babbage's, Micromania, MovieStop, and FuncoLand. They have stores in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Austria, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Portugal, and Sweden.
That being said, they are pretty much only known in the US for being a "console kiddies" store (they don't really sell PC games anymore) and for maintaining the worst used game market in the US (buy back games for $5 in-store credit, turn around and sell it for $15+).