After landing themselves in hot water yet again this week with the fiasco surrounding removal of OnLive download codes from PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, retailer GameStop issued both an apology and some freebies to win back customers.
haven't shopped there in years and I still won't shop there after this. Getting games online w/ day-one delivery is great. This company really screws with the average customer and they're not getting any of my money.
And the thing is, it's not about the gamers, it's about money. I know a businesses are in it for monetary gain, but we are gamers, a different type of consumer. We want to feel like we are part of a community, and in that community, we take care of each other. Even though we have our system or systems of preference, in the end we are a really tight-nit community. Those codes were put in there to give gamers more for there money, and ShameStop see's this as competition to their retail store and not a bonus for gamers. I have stop shopping their for this reason and various other reason as well.
various other reasons like: Clerk taking waaaaaay to much time attending a first time shopper mom with her 5 year old kids who will never come back again, and can't decide if they want the plus program, or the warranty, or the pre-orders, etc. EVERY GOD DAMN TIME
As much as I hate them that is a pretty sweet deal. $50 gift card? That just about covers the cost of a game. If you do not have one of the AAA title coming out in the next couple months, there is your pre-order.
I only trade old games in here for PS3 exclusives that are not downloadable from the PSN. Digital Downloads make up 95% of my purchases now, whether its from the Playstation Store or Steam. Since I've gotten rid of most games that I want to trade in, i won't be needing GameStops services for much longer.
Is still a great place to find some old used ps2,xbox etc. games for dirt cheap.
I agree. Can catch most PS2/Xbox games for $2-$10 right now.
i hate shopping there but they ate up most of the competition about 90 percent where im from
There's not even another Videogame store in Canada! You simply can't get a good selection of old or used games at big box stores!
I know there is alot of gamestop hate around here. But that is a phenomenal deal and apology they are offering to customers for themselves and square enix bungling the distribution of deus ex.
I agree that it is, but GameStop will do what they did again (Deus Ex incident) at some later date with another release. I can guarantee you that. Giving me freebies w/o changing their ways isn't right and I don't condone it.
Removing the coupons i agree wasn't right, the realize this now, they've already changed their policy. They will be sending the entire game back to the distributor for subsequent releases should a similar breach of contract arise.
Until RIPstop changes most of their buisness habits I'm not buying there. Yes, I do have bitterness toward RIPstop. It's not just this one incident. This is typical of them.
So do this affect the augmented edition? I got mine and I don't have my onlive code.
I just called Gamestop they said it Affects both augmented and Regular edition and you should wait for an email and then bring the email to gamestop for your Giftcard
Thanks you :)
So if I go buy Deus Ex right now would I get the $50 card or no?
That is only if they still have the PC version in stock.
So this means from now on when someone buys a copy of this game on pc, its basically mandatory they give them a 50 dollar gift card?
@Ascalon94 No. Because as of right now there are no Gamestops that are still selling the PC version at the moment. When they start to sell them again, it might not be with the code, since they will have to wait for SE to send them the game without the codes and we don't know when that will be.
So you (Gamestop) get to kick me in the b*lls then give me a gift certificate to shop at your store. WOW, what a bargain! Typical corporate behavior.
I don't see why they would give you a gift certificate to shop at another store. Do you? I think this is a great offer other than the B2G1, if you are the one that buys only new games the coupon will go to waste or if you only buy PC games it will go to waste.
is this only if you bought the standard Version?
I just went to Gamestop and the guy there told me They dont give you a $50 gift card they refund you the game in a gift card :-/
Screw gamestop. Shop on newegg. :)
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