Looks like GameStop’s really pushing to be some genuine competition in the digital distribution market, as they announced yesterday that they would be acquiring Impulse, one of the leaders in the digital distribution market. They also agreed to acquire Spawn Labs, which looks to be a streaming technology company with experience in video game streaming and whatnot.
While the Spawn Labs acquisition isn’t too major, the fact that GameStop now owns one of the top digital distributors on the Internet right now is a pretty big deal. While I don’t think anyone will ever approach the behomoth known as Steam, having constant competition in the market guarantees that no one will be too complacent in their services, and perhaps offer even better service than we’re previously used to. Time will only tell what GameStop decides to do with Impulse.