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Game Over for GameStop

By Faisal Laljee

Microsoft announced at E3 this week that the Zune Store will be offering video game downloads to the XBox 360 console thereby removing the middle-man (read GameStop). This is bad news for the video game retailer and comes on the heels of the Walmart announcement last month, that the giant retailer would be testing... »

Tiffany and Gamestop Stand to Benefit from the Rebate Checks

By Faisal Laljee

Summer is around the corner. Rebate checks are in the mail. So what are people going to buy with their checks? Walmart is cashing the checks for free. Sears is offerng a 10% match with a purchase of any gift card — all this to lure enthusiastic shoppers who can’t wait to spend their... »

Take Profits on Take Two

By Faisal Laljee

This buyout offer of Take Two (TTWO) by Electronic Arts (ERTS) is great for investors of TTWO. If you bought the stock on my recommendation back in September, you are now sitting on a 65% gain. While TTWO might move higher from here, I would sell at least half your position in case they... »

Take Two’s Blockbuster or two

By Faisal Laljee

For the most part, Take-Two (TTWO) shares have languished during the current video game cycle, underpeforming competitors like Activision (ATVI) and THQ (THQI) over the last 24 months. The most recent earnings report, while a step above what Take-Two investors have been used to, was far from perfect. According to Reuters, Take-Two’s net loss... »

Nintendo’s Wii Demand Better than Sony’s PS3

By Faisal Laljee

Nintendo (NTDOY) is just a great stock to own now. I have made no exceptions to this over the last month or so and I continue to think this stock will outperform Sony and Microsoft, not to mention most of the market this year. My fundamental case for Nintendo was made back in January,... »

Nintendo is Going Wii

By Faisal Laljee

Nintendo (NTDOY) has long been an underdog when it comes to gaming consoles. In this age of Playstation, PSP, XBox and PCs, the maker of Donkey Kong and Mario Bros has not been the average investor’s radar. However, recently, with the introduction of Wii, Nintendo surprised all its critics. It came out with the... »

Take a Second Look at Take-Two

By Faisal Laljee

Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) has been the bad boy of the video gaming industry and has been punished severely over the last year for its adulterous indiscretions in Grand Theft Auto and the options scandal. Since last June, the stock fell a whopping 70% to a low of $9 just two months ago. Since then,... »

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