It seems that BestBuy's programs are getting a little out of hand these days. A shopper took a picture of the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 and was amazed at what the store BestBuy was offering consumers.
Thank god some one is around for these complex things.
Aye, next thing you know you have to play the game yourself! Thank God for Best buy.
Hopefully they can fix my ps3. It keeps saying its under maintenance. :(
Nah Bestbuy cant help you with anything thats actually complicated....unless you pay a couple hundred bucks. Oh and dont mind them snooping around all your personal information and stealing anything worthwhile. I know several people that got their entire music library that way....
The worst part is that Portal 2 doesn't even require an install.
@NathanExplosion SHHHHH, people arent supposed to know that ;)
I don't even know what this means. This is def for the lowest common denominator. What a waste. This means that some idiots are gonna lug their ps3's in for no reason. What a waste and dumbass people will fall for it too.
But... Portal 2 doesn't require an install... *confused*
Could be a crafty employee stealing the codes for pc/mac downloads. Quick way to make a buck.
Great news! Cuz i got it today but can't get the plastic off :/ I'll call them in the morning. Thanks
But the one I work at doesn't do this for games at all...And haven't since I've been there. We do offer Installation/Update for GPS units, but that covers the USB charge cable as well. We even do E-Reader updates and stuff like that for free sometimes as well First time I've seen this though.. EDIT: Comment way below says those same cases are used for PC software. Makes sense now.
Im not saying this doesn't seem dumb, however. Remember the PS3 version has steamworks and alot of people have actually had issues setting it up and connecting to the PC steam account also..(before PSN went down) just saying, that's probably what the install means. However i dont really care, we don't have gamestop over here
well now whats next best buy is going to start selling game saves
Wow i thought there was no installation for Portal 2 anyways lol
WHAT A DEAL, ALL MY MONEY
That's not all, Best Buy also offer protection/warranty against scratch PS3 disc. (I'm serious.)
So does GameStop.. What's your point?
Anyone that falls for these scams probably deserve it.. my god Best Buy are ridiculous. @Raptura Blu-Ray Discs are damn near impossible to break, short of snapping them in half. I literally keyed and put a knife to one of my shitty games and it still worked, they're that goddamn durable
whenever i buy from best buy and they ask if i want to buy the protective plan and tell them there is no point. blu-ray disc are damn near unscratchable. and they always look at me with a stupid face and say "really?i didn't know that" idiots
@Raptura Blu-rays are almost unscratchable... They have protective layers, you live under a rock?
who scratches disc's in the first place? unless your a 6yr old kid that throws his collection of games around the living room I don't see the argument.
It's only $5.99 for games and guarantee's you a replacement for a year. And you wanna know the best part about it? It's completely optional. So your allowed to say "No" to it if your asked...
How many of these do we have to go through before the Best buy employee comes up and says "It was on the case that the game is in we don't install games." I think we see one of these at least once a month.
According to a buddy who used to work at Best Buy they just reuse some of the PC games plastic cases with the sticker over the console games. Still amusing.
THIS. Confirmed re-used case on reddit a few hours ago. It's amazing what gets approved.
Agreed. It's obvious the sticker is old. It's all worn out. Someone just didn't peel the sticker off. I'm amazed that the people who approved this couldn't figure that out on their own.
lets all confirm the obvious
That's exactly it. And I love Shmotz, btw. Mushroomhead ftw. That was my Xbox Gamertag for so long.
You got it. The cases used to house ram and other installable pc product are reused in gaming. Best Buy does not "install" portal 2.
When I worked at Best Buy we'd have a low supply of plastic cases, so we'd have to reuse the ones with stickers as well. No one bothered to remove the sticker. This is a simple mistake. ALTHOUGH, I'm sure if someone asked about installing Portal 2 on the PS3, Best Buy would gladly do it for a nice sum of cash.
Can they show me how to beat the puzzles too? Is that included?
This is a stupid article, what if an employee just left that on the case from a previous install....like something people actually need help with installing.
Lazy just hit an all time low.
They've actually been doing this for years. It's just a matter of recycling those plastic cases from when they use them for stuff like PC software. It's really not a big deal. If you're calling them, asking them to install PS3 software in the first place...they almost deserve your money.
LOL. Anyone too dumb to figure out how to get Portal 2 running isn't getting far in the actual game.
all your funds are belong to us
I work at Best Buy and usually these cases are used for locking up RAM. Obviously for people who don't have knowledge to install RAM, best buy offers service for installing it. What a useless article anyway. Tomorrow i am gonna post this sticker on a memory card and take a picture, and create an article out of it. Seems like a trend nowadays
Well said I 100% agree with you
Take picture from reddit give no credit stay classy n4g.
i walked over to geek squad and then....my mom Fked me..right there at Best buy...my mom Fked me!!!
best buy > gamestop
Amazon > Best Buy, GameStop
*sigh* sounds it all
They just want your details to hack dont trust em.
Okay so these people don't have a clue how to install the game... How will they ever get passed the first puzzle?
That's easy they will hire a local kid to help beat the levels.
I used to work at Best Buy and some of the stuff they force you to push is moronic. But believe it or not these offers aren't best buy trying to screw you. The stuff they offer is legitimate shit customers ask for. People are really intimidated by technology. Best buy takes advantage of you, yes, but stupid people cause them to offer stupid services. I mean you know many memory cards i had to SHOW and install on a camera? All I can think is "you really don't know this?"
It's funny. Core gamers know exactly what to do to install a game. Casuals prolly don't care. So who are they trying to fool?
didnt they used to charge for you to update your xbox if u didnt have xbox live or something. people must ask for it,otherwise they wouldnt do it
So what's to install! Oh you mean put the disc in my ps3, oh I didn't know you could do that. Wow, technology is amazing.
They aren't installing Portal 2 for you. They use those cases for everything, it was a sticker from pc software. How stupid can people be?
Maybe the steam version you get with it
I remember seeing those stickers on freaking Gamecube games.
Where are all the American politician's on this one.
Except for the people that said what i said
They also charge $100 for HDD upgrades. $100 to remove 5 screws...
Taking advantge from those many people that do not know its always been something very common in the repair business.
Yeah but don't hate on BB if they don't do it then who will work on dese new fangled gizmoz Iz gots huh? I mean push X to install to harddrive! What the hell does that mean?!
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY.
wait for them to start offering to play certain levels you can't beat for money. are you getting sick and tired of having to play your new video game? Well we're here to help!
I should go buy another copy from them and sue them because it want install on my ps3 no matter how hard I try!
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