GameStop Buys Spawn Labs, Impulse

Grapevine-based videogame retailer GameStop said last night that it has agreed to acquire two digital game distribution firms, Spawn Labs and Impulse, Inc.. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. Spawn Labs provides streaming technology for game distribution, and Impulse, which was a subsidiary of Stardock Systems, provided digital distribution tools for games. GameStop said the moves would help it in its multichannel strategy, as it expands to both physical and digital gaming. Spawn Labs was based in Austin.