Dylan Zellmer of iGR writes: "I have an inquisitive mind. That's why I reached out to my local retailer to ask them how they're planning to keep gamers safe during next-gen midnight launch events."
And putting this information ONLINE for thieves to see is a good idea? You're putting MORE people at risk with an article detailing such flaws. smh I swear people don't think nowadays.
@C-H-E-F I was really hoping that bringing this to the attention of gamers would empower them to demand better from retailers and for said retailers to respond with better information.
Granted, I see your intentions are good, but with those intentions you have to look at the fallout of that article. What if this article goes viral, or has plenty of spin-off articles? Then it'll be easily accessible to criminals as well as those who will be waiting in line agreeing with you suggesting change. Seeing that it's 2days (midnight release) before this HUGE event, I doubt corporate will do anything now perhaps for future launches. I think this is an article that should have been prepared months before not days before the release to give corporate time to change and adjust to the new system.
i pre ordered at best buy worst mistake ever..i already paid off my xbox one from gamestop ..i wish i could have paid off my ps4 over time..will never reorder from best buy again...
Here's a thought you may not be considering: Them not telling you their plans might be part of the protection/security. Why let people know about how they're handling securing just so a potential thief could evaluate it and come up with a plan to counter it? In my city there's usually a couple cops, actual deputies, hanging out during these midnight launches at every location rather than doing their typical nightly routes. They come around during black friday as well and their presence alone helps keep the peace and ward off some potential thieves. Anyway, I'm just saying if I was planning to rob people at one of these events knowing the level of security would only help me plan it better so I'm somewhat glad that they aren't just telling people that inquire about it.
Just what any self respecting American would do and bring a gun.
yep...my glock 31 will be keeping me safe.
That's why I don't bother going to midnight releases for consoles. I'd rather avoid all of the chaos and just pick it up in the morning.
I don't blame you. I have heard about plenty of stories of people getting their games and/or money jacked. Usually there is police protection, but I have been to numerous midnight launches were there was none. I have personally only witnessed a heated argument. Nothing life threatening or violent. Does not mean I don't put my concealed carry to use.
I have a safety feature in place. It is named FN Five-Seven and has 20 ballistic tipped friends inside.
I really think there outta be some safety measures in place on launch day b/c ps4/x1 are very hot items. I fear that the parking lots are going to be filled with thugs/criminals waiting for someone to prey on.
My ps4 is being delivered to my home from amazon Friday morning/afternoon :)
Wow its sad that this is even an issue :/ I would just pay with a bank card and have a friend pick me up at the door in a vehicle if its that unsafe. Glad i live in a country where you dont even need to think about this.
where is that,if i may ask?
Australia. The dodgy people here are doing dodgy things to get the money to buy the console like everyone else lol. Muggings dont really happen here, well not on the same scale as the US anyway. Ill probably be the one guy here mugged picking up their console now after saying this lol
Safety is DEFINATELY something to keep in mind on these launch nights. M sure plenty of ppl just have plans on picking up their new system, without the thought of being possibly robbed. Most of the time that's how I believe it happens. "Unsuspecting Victims." So I do applaud the author of this bit for perhaps informing unprepared customers for possible robberies : ) Hopefully no blood is shed during these launches & everyone remains safe n well. U all b safe. Game on.
I was and still expect theft to be a big issue for these new consoles with so many people wanting the newest and shiny thing they can find. Worse when considering how unemployment and the general economy being how they are. But still I am suprised of no mention of. Trucks being hijacked in the media
i will have my 40 cal right on my hip when i go get mine.. I wish someone would try something stupid
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