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Exciting big time news! Kongregate's been acquired by GameStop! (locked)

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As the title says, we’ve been acquired by GameStop! Jim Greer made a video about it with more information that you should watch here. This is really exciting news for everybody but we know can lead to some questions about what will happen to Kongregate as you know it (spoiler: basically nothing). We put together some answers to questions we thought you might have, but know you’ll probably have some more. Feel free to ask them in here and we’ll do our best to answer all of them.


BIG NEWS!

GameStop bought Kongregate. What does this mean for us?

Wait, what?

In technical terms, Kongregate has been acquired by GameStop as a wholly-owned subsidiary. In non-technical terms, this means that all your Kongregates are belong to GameStop.

All of them?

Yes. We also gave them 10,000 internets.

But I LOVE Kongregate!

We love you too, and so does GameStop! We decided to accept GameStop’s offer because they love us and love you, and want us to continue to be one big, happy family. No, really. GameStop likes us for who we are and is not looking to change Kongregate – they just want to help us grow and improve.

BUT WAITWUT ABT GERG?! Will he be replaced by a robot who is also really tall and makes 192387219873 badges a day?

To be fair, Greg isn’t the only Kong employee. But never fear, Kongregants, none of us are going anywhere. If anything, we’ll be inviting more people to the endless party that is Kong. They have to bring a side dish, though. This all goes back to the “GameStop <3’s Kong” thing we were talking about earlier.

So, uh, how much did Kong get bought for, anyway? Just sayin.

Not tellin’. :P No, really. The number is confidential.

Change is scary. What can I expect?

I have on good authority that we’re finally going to lose the “beta” tag. Past that, really not too much. GameStop resources will allow us to improve the site much more quickly, but we’re going to stay the same site that you have grown to know and lo- well, tolerate.

Seriously – Can we haz stufz?

ACTUALLY! We’re trying to hook you guys up with some rad stuff to reward the time and energy you put into Kongregate. The plan is to do this through GameStop’s PowerUp rewards program.

I have this “D” next to my name. Are things going to be different for me?

Not much! We’re not making any changes to our uploading process, or to the way our rev share works. However since GameStop has over 6,000 stores and a lot of customers, it’s pretty darn likely your games will be seen by even more people, and will generate more money! Speaking of which, thanks for the games. They’re pretty swell.

So…things are mostly staying the same?

Yep! We’ve had a lot of cool stuff planned for the site and for you guys for a while now, and now that we’re with GameStop it’ll get done a lot faster. Other than that, business as usual.

BUT I HAVE A QUESTION!

Yes, you may use the restroom. Oh, it wasn’t that? Well then ask us in this thread and we’ll do our best to answer it.

Is there anything else? Or can I go now?

Well…there is one thing.

WE LOVE YOU.

This site is pretty cool, we admit, but we really think that most of what makes it awesome is the people on it. Whether you’re providing us with amazing games, helping to keep the site clean, or just helping by being around and being awesome, this site wouldn’t be anything without you guys. So thanks for helping to make the site what is is, and we hope you’ll stick around with us for this next exciting chapter of The Kongregate Adventure©.

 
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Congrats

 
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o_0. Did not see that coming. Kongratulations

Also, lol @ Jim’s rickroll.

 
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Awesome! The new homepage Jim shows definitely has a bunch of improvements that were needed a long time ago..

 
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Wow. Congrats to you guys/girls/duck.

 
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Robot FTW!!!

 
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Should’ve let the video finish, I didn’t mind it!

 
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Sweet. This is awesome.

 
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Very unexpected but as MrRubix put it gratz !!!

 
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Will it be called KongreStop? GameGregate maybe?

 
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Im Speechless

 
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Umwell… Didn’t see that coming. All the same, though- I don’t mind GameStop buying kongregate, as long as they bring only improvements, and not…. un-improvements.

 
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Yeah, I have to say that I’m worried about Kongregate’s future due to this decision. You say nothing will change, though that’s hard to believe. I guess we’ll see.

 
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God damnit first Myspace buys Imeem My fav music site and I LOOSE ALL MY DOWNLOADS AND SHEWT!!! Now gamestop buys this crappy place AGH!!! where will Tell MyComplaiNts TO?!

 
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I demand payback for getting rickrolled by Jim Greer. >:(

 
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Originally posted by alasthopeforduck:

Yeah, I have to say that I’m worried about Kongregate’s future due to this decision. You say nothing will change, though that’s hard to believe. I guess we’ll see.

+1

 
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Congrats

Nice use of the Kong-painting in the video, btw.

 
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Originally posted by Ukos:

Congrats

Nice use of the Kong-painting in the video, btw.

Yeah I thought that was pretty epic.

 
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Yeah, I have to say that I’m worried about Kongregate’s future due to this decision. You say nothing will change, though that’s hard to believe. I guess we’ll see.

So, as Jim said in the video, we’ve gotten quite a few offers in the past. The reason we decided to go with GameStop was that they really love the site for what it is and respect the people that run it. There’s clearly no way to prove the future to you, but I can assure you that GameStop didn’t do this to drastically change us. I know assurances can only go so far, so really you’re just going to have to stick around to watch what happens :)

Now gamestop buys this crappy place AGH!!! where will Tell MyComplaiNts TO?!

Erm, huh? The same place you did before?

 
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Amazing! Kongrats. NO MORE BETA TAG? Huzzah!

 
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I will buy subtitle for that video for half of my ad revenue (around $1,300)*.

* Note that I won’t actually do that

 
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This means Kongregate needs more chatrooms, because more people will join Kongregate now, right?

 
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For a second I thought it said Kongregate’s Been Acquired By Gamespot instead of GameStop.
The agony of having your amateur flash game reviewed by professional noobs.

Originally posted by Vegard20:

This means Kongregate needs more chatrooms, because more people will join Kongregate now, right?

You should name one after every Kongregator who owns an Xbox 360 who is level 52 who resides in The Red Bucket. You really should.

Only 2 new chatrooms. :)

 
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Kongregate commercials nao?

 
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Originally posted by WiiPlayer113:

Kongregate commercials nao?

I was thinking that…..