Quoting WhiteElk, reply 35 I won't place my credit card, or my products in the hands of an entity so untrustworthy.
Then archive your games and an install of pre-Gamestop Impulse to a disc, and do not have the internet running while installing. Then you can continue to use your games without dealing with GameStop.
E:WOM's not yet complete! To get the updates which fix the memory issues, and to get the content which fleshes out the game, I would have to have Gamestoppers version of Impulse. And if I close my Impulse account, I won't get my bundled copy of Fallen Enchantress. And I do want to close my account if an entity such as Gamestop takes over. I've reached a point in my life that I won't stand for corporate blood sucking bullshit anymore. The US legal and government systems are epic fail in regards to consumer protection. So I fight the blood suckers the only way I legally can... I vote with my wallet. I won't empower known frauds by doing business with them. It matters not how enticing the product may be. If it is being peddled by bloodsucking bandits, I'll have nothing of it. And I would say that the fraud, scams, and ripoffs that gamestop has been repeatedly involved with; does correctly categorize their behavior as that of bloodsucking bandits.
If your are worried about credit card numbers, they disapear from the servers 24 hours after the payment goes through.
This most recent lawsuit (filed just a month ago) alleges that Gamestop did not delete Personal Identification Information, customer name and credit card number. As the suit plays out we will learn if there is something to this or not. However, what we already know as matter of public record, is that Gamestop has been fraudulent with its customers and employees. It has faced numerous suits, with repeated occurrence. If I were to accept being sold out to Gamestoppers, all of my existing customer data will be in their hands. With their track record this is not something I want. And with their history of scamming their customers, I do not want my software usage license to be pwned by them. We don't yet know how they will manage our access to our software. But looking at their history, I surmise they will be more steam like than Stardock like.