GameStop originally acquired Impulse, a digital distribution service and subsidiary of Stardock Systems, back in March. Now, a few months after this initial purchase, the service is available directly through GameStop’s website.
If you wish to utilize this new digital store, you must first download the official Impulse client. Similar to competitors such as Steam and EA’s Origin, this client will allow users to “purchase, download, install, update and manage their digital purchases.”
With the implementation of this new service, gift cards, certificates and accumulated credit still cannot be used to purchase digital games from Impulse. However, according to GameStop, these payment methods are anticipated to be available at a later date.
Are you prepared to download yet another digital store client?