GameStop is the name of the largest video game retailer in North America. They are not to be confused with GameSpot, the video game news website. They are also the owners of the Game Informer magazines. In 2005, GameStop announced that they would purchase and merge with competitor EB Games to become the biggest chain of game stores.
The company is the result of various mergers and buyouts involving other stores like Software, Etc., Babbage's and Funcoland.