Many gamers across internet forums, including ours, are reporting that their local EB Games and GameStop are informing of a problem with the Gears of War shipment being stuck in Memphis.
I'm in canada, picked up mine this morning...drooling ever since:)
boink where did you pick yours up
...sh*t happens. TECHNICALLY, the game isn't supposed to go on sale until the 12th anyway. :o
I walked into Gamestop last night, and picked up the CE version...WITHOUT A PREORDER. :D Some guy had just called and canceled his, because he had gotten a package deal elsewhere or something; either way, I used my $48 in-store credit from trades, and only paid $26. :)
And yes, the game is amazing.
i work at EB games.. the game was never street dated to the 12th so it can be sold as soon as stores receive it...
as the game has been released. But the end result is the same:
"NO GEARS FOR YOU!"...or me, either. bestbuy.com tracking tells me it's "Backordered" it could be Thanksgiving before I get to chainsaw anyone.
I had ordered mine late last night on BestBuy.com so it was still technically a preorder but deep down I knew that they were gonna run out before my number came up. Sure thing, this morning I got on and it said it was backordered. However, I got on earlier this afternoon and it now says that my game will be shipped by tomorrow! Just check back, maybe the same happend for you.
The official launch day for the game is the 12th!!!!! That is when MS said most of NA should have all their copies....Retailers who got copies earlier were given the green light to sell early. THIS IS NOT A DELAY!
...although MS/Epic should've known better than to pick a SUNDAY for the launch of a AAA title. :o
I got mine yesterday right after work... then went to my two most boring college classes... then went home to some GOW! This game is frikkin sweet... frikkin sweet...
gears is pure awesomeness!!
i think it lived up to the hype and then some
and ive only played it for about an hour and a half
If you didn't pre-order your copy of Gears of War and you're complaining about not getting a copy:
1) You're retarded
2) You deserve to wait
3) You're retarded
4) You must have never bought anything that was sure to be in High Demand before in your life.
1.) The game won't be in short supply; it will be mass produced to meet the projected demand (which is extremely high)
2.) It's a non-issue, since the game really isn't due out until the 12th anyway.
3.) You fail to understand that this is affecting ALL SHIPMENTS...preorders or not.
4.) That being said, I walked away with my G.O.W.:CE last night, WITHOUT A PREORDER. :)
I did pre-order you [email protected]
Stupid Fed-Ex didn't deliver our games to Gamestop/EB!
So now I have to go to Best Buy to get my game tonight!
I got my GOW yesterday without a pre-order...why would you pre-order a game?
Maybe the Shipment was Hi-Jacked...
that's too bad for the poor souls that will not get it. I got mine yesterday. So, I'm not affected by this.
So all is great here as well. :)
To everyone who has this game already, lol fuc* you all!! This is real, I went to Gamestop today cause they called and said it would be in today and when I got their they said they only received the Collectors Edition, than I went to another Gamestop and they informed me of the same thing and that Fedex left half their god damn fuc*ing shipment in Memphis... Apparently nowhere in Colorado has the regular editions, only the Collectors ones...so the problem is Fedex, not Eb/Gamestop, and their offering an extra $5 off the price
Just to let you know, Best Buy and Circuit City have copies of GOW!!!
The only copy of the game that my local Gamestop has is the Collectors Edition. And since I didn't pre-order that version, I am SOL!
I am just going to go to Best Buy instead. I am done pre-ordering games through EB/Gamestop.
I have only pre-ordered twice and both times, the shipment was delayed!!
I'll just use the $5 towards COD3.
And Circuit City is giving away free GOW faceplates with the purchase of GOW the game!
I really hate the fact that the UK and Europe and to wait for these games longer than the USA and its P1ssing me off. I hope Bungie and MS release Halo 3 on the same day, i swear Europe and the UK always get shafted, it really sucks. :(
...has to do with the physical location of the publishers/developers/manufact urers of products.
Most European products are going to be made available to Europe before anywhere else as well.
At least MS didn't crap on Europe for their 360 launch...they got alot more units than even JAPAN. ;)
hehehe stuck in memphis...
...wait that's not good
Ive been calling all day and they say the same crap! Not here yet! WTF!!!!!!
...at least a full TWO months ago, and now I'm getting screwed because FedEx is f*cking retarded.
I went to Best Buy to see if they had it, but apparently the guy didn't see the CE in the back. If EB doesn't have my sh*t tomorrow, I'm goin' off in that b*tch.
I got my CE yesterday had my brother pick it up from EB in mt. prospect, IL, at 2PM since i was stuck at work until 4:30. Anyways i have to give props to Cliffy on this game its addictive and fun as hell. Thanks MS and Epic for the killer app. Also for those who got screwed over by fedex or ups i can only imagine how pissed you are, this game is the shiz.
I went to the EB Games @ Woodfield Mall on Tuesday nite and they had dozens of copies sitting there around 7 pm but the guy wouldn't let me buy one even though I pre-ordered it at GameStop in Crystal Lake. I eventually picked up Gears of War and Call of Duty 3 @ Best Buy back in Crystal Lake around noon Wed. I will never pre-order a game again.
What is weird is how my local gamestop seem to have too many!
This was yesterday...I called to see if it went on sale. the clerk told me at 4:30 they will start selling them. that is when i get off...so no chance of being there at sale time.
i asked if there was enough for those who did not pre order. she said barley...so i better get there quick.
i got there at 5:30...i just new i would not get one.
i ask the clerk if they are still selling copies to people who did not pre order...he said sure, which do you want...the collectors addition or the regular.
he picked up a copy of each to so me. they were all stacked up behind him. there was a mountain of collectors and regular copies just sitting there...i was amazed.
and i looked inside the glass cabinet that is directly behind sales desk...it was full too!
if you live near T'ville Alabama...the local gamestop is hooked up. (with CoD3 copies up the whazoo as well)
Different story in San Jose, Ca. There were too many preorders that people couldn't purchase it without it being reserved. Arrived at 6pm, and around 30 people were waiting for the shipment to come in. I came in later at 730pm to pick up the game and there was a line wrapped around the store with 40 people in front of me, all just for Gears of War. The Gamestop employees were getting phone calls non-stop and had a speech prepared. "Hi this is Gamestop where we haven't received Gears of War yet, how may I help you?" It was ridiculous how many people had the game preordered. I'm guessing 2 million copies sold, by the end of the year.
Not cool!, there was three things Americans cared about yesterday And Gow was one of them. The most sought after game sence Halo and some fuk-head messed it up. I could almost be made at MS but i'll take out on "Game Crazzy" for being so smug like my pre-order isn't a big deal. No more pre-orders for me.
Like I said before, I preordered mine late last night and pretty much figured that I wouldn't be getting it anytime this week. Doesn't matter anyway, I'll be out hunting all week anyway. I'm gonna kill Bambi's daddy! You guys have fun shooting your fake guns this weekend and I'll see you on Gears next week!
Lol it's always fun to really hunt, I went bore hunting 2 months ago, now that's the shi*
I hate when companies force me to use Fedex, they are horrible compared to UPS.
...which is why our business switched to USPS. :o
You are right!... I live in an 18 floor Apt building. UPS is the only company that will take the package to the apartments. Fedex will put that stupid sticker that says they passed by at the lobby door, where you may never see it since there are multiple entrances. Then you have to call and pickup the package at their location yourself (Same problem with the US Postal Office) Also, my brother bought a PS2 withou a few games from ebay. Do you know where Fedex left the package? In from of the door. Obviously someone took it. They paid for it but it took like a month.
Fedex did that with my iMac and i live in a house. They rang once and then left without even waiting to see if someone would answer. The order even said that a signature was required and when i looked it up online it said that the order was signed for by a name that i'm assuming belongs to the driver since i've never seen it before. When they delivered a printer for me the driver was rude and complained about no one being home at 1 in the afternoon so she had to come back again. I've never had a problem with UPS faking signatures or giving an attitude.
Why is it when something goes wrong for MS, it's Sh!t happens.
But when something doesn't go right for Sony, it's Sony is the damn Devil??
wtf? this isn't microsofts problem, it's fedex because they screwed up EB/Gamestop pre-orders, your a moron sorry
When Sony messes up it's Sony's fault. No one can be blamed for something that Sony is the only one responsible for. I'm not going to blame some random company because Sony couldn't get the PS3 out in the Spring. Sony is still in possession of the console so anything related to it belongs to them including the mistakes. This on the other hand is not Microsoft's fault. They are shipping and selling the game before the release date. Fedex messed up the shipping, once Microsoft lets go of the product it becomes the responsibility of who ever has possession of it. In this case that is Fedex.
gamestop and the circuit city around my way were affected, while bestbuy was selling the game like hot cakes and they are 10 mins apart.
Well I picked up FFXII in the meantime these two games will keep me busy untill Zelda. Ofcourse this will be the last game I get for PS2. It even have rumble...hehe
SHOP AT TARGET
i checked all the stores, some got even 100 copies and sold out where I live and target, since nobody acknowledges it as a video game seller, had 8 copies. Funny enough this what I did for Halo 2, but that was preordered.
I'm getting mine around noon tomorrow, couldn't get it tonight cause I was busy. No preorder and still rockin. However I would never take that chance with HALO 3.
"Gears of War Jammed Up in Memphis"
"Wii jammed up in Memphis".........memphis is a persons name
This is becoming a problem for Gamestop/EB Games. Three weeks ago or so when Marvel Ultimate Alliance released there was a shipping problem that delayed the game for a day and just like I did with the Marvel game when I found out Gears was delayed I went and got a refund for my preorder and picked it up and Bestbuy. I like the guys at my local EB games and thats why I preorder there to help make them look good, but EB games has one more chance and if a shipping problem happens with them whether it is their fault or not I will cancel all my preorders with them and get my games from elsewhere.
From a gamestop in south florida. I have to say that this is the best looking game i have ever seen. On top of that its extremely fun to play.
Honestly the whole release date guarantee, they should make a conservative estimate so if this does occur than half the united states wouldn't wanna kill em'
in hawaii i was so pissed because i was already uneven that it was already out in other areas yesterday so when i called up gamestop they said the CE GOW dont come till tomorow i almost flame the dude over the phone but didnt because he was kind of cool and said he was pissed to and that he had his brother get a CE GOW over at best buy and there was a whole box of em i was like thank god man you just made my day.i got my copy of gears and its the most amazing game i have ever played thats all i got to say ohh wait also i wanna know how dose a store like best buy wich is home ent.esc appliance store get GOW before gamestop wich is a game store wich only sells games?could be a shiping problem i dont know but they better fix it because they will start to lose alot of customers ecspecialy gamer customers.
This is frustrating, but it's also kind of nice since I get $5 off the game. I guess it helps a little since I'm oficially spending over $120 on games in these past couple days. Anyway, hopefully my gamestop will get it today like they said they would.
No problems here in Las Vegas, I walked into target exactly 2 minutes ago no preorder and got a copy! I'm on my way home to play it and see if the game is everything everyone says it is! I'm very excited! Btw the salesman at target says this game has been selling like hotcakes! They got there 2nd shipment this morning but he also said he expect to sell some 360s with the game but that hasn't been the case! Shop around and yet to find a store that doesn't do preorders like walmart and target! Eb games and gamestop are hard to get anything got without a preorder! Goodlick and see you online gamertag sumtynnaztee
After this bullshit, I'm done pre-ordering with them.
I went to Circuit City after I got off work today and picked up the CE from there. they bundled it with a free Gears of War faceplate. After I left Circuit City, I went to EB Games and got a refund.
I'm gonna get the majority of my games from Best Buy now since I'm part of their Rewards Zone program. I'll get certain games from Circuit City if it comes with a free faceplate, like Gears and Saints Row did.
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