Game Stopped Short

Back in the day, I’d get my computer games at Fred Meyer. Then I found Electronics Boutique at the mall. Then the mall patrons decided two video game stores were redundant and the subsequent rise of GameStop put Electronics Boutique out of business. Then GameStop phased out their PC Game offerings in favor of console exclusivity. Then I found Steam and quit going to the mall.

All that to say, I should have spent more time paying attention in Economics 101 and less time conquering the known world with Attila the Hun in Age of Empires II. Because now GameStop is an unexpected battleground where hedge fund firms face off against individual investors gathered and spurred on by online message board WallStreetBets, a subdivision of Reddit.

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