It's true. Nobody knows of a GameStop that isn't FULL of fanboys, and this problem has finally spiraled out of control. The corporate bigwigs might want to take notice; these ignorant employees are costing you MONEY.
::nods head:: Having bunch of nagging teenagers basically scorning you for getting PS3 related stuff gets really annoying, really fast... In fact it was so bad at the GameStop that I went to that it basically drove me and some of my friends to take a vow never to step inside a GameStop store ever again. (Unless we're absolutely desperate...) It also doesn't help that the majority of GameStop employees I encountered don't know jacksh*t about upcoming or even current games. (^-^ There was one employee that I encountered that asked me why I'm not getting the X360 version of "Uncharted"...yeah.. .) Not to say that all GameStop employees are like this, but many of the ones that I encountered are... Oh the Good Ole' Days of the EBGames past...where art thou...
I am not surprised that their stores are like that too. when ps3 will slap them with loads of game, they will eventually realize what bull they have been selling.
hahahahhahahaahha Uncharted. That's hilarious because the same thing happened to me! I asked "Can I get Uncharted please?" "Which version do you want?" "....... PS3???" Then his co-worker says "It's on PS3 only dude" "Ohhh huh ha..."
I don't know what you guys expect. 360 has the best games right now.. and it has had the best for the last 3 years. So it is obvious that the hardcore gamers (ie the people in the gaming industry.. you know the same people that need a new game fix every few months or get terribly bored) are all 360 owners.. those people are not sitting waiting years for the ps3 to play catch up. It does not mean they are fan boys.. just means they have chosen the system with the majority of best games right now. That may change eventually.. but you sony fans really need to understand that just because the gaming public generally prefers the 360 does not make everyone a fanboy. It just means they choose the console that is made to play the best games asap.. not to play the best games 3 years later... if it can ever manage to pull ahead.. @OnslaughtX - what is wrong with it? all i see are sony fans whining because gamestop employees are 360 fans. Maybe your too stupid to understand the meaning behind the post. Don't worry I am sure when you grow up you'll be able to catch these things. Maybe re-read the comment I replied to and then you'll understand the context in which it was stated. It was -not- a response to the article.. no worries, i am sure there are a lot of 12 year olds that don't understand that a reply to the comment creates an indent, and a reply to the article does not.
Adal, you miss the point so hard, its not even worth correcting you. Go play with some kids your own age.
"So it is obvious that the hardcore gamers (ie the people in the gaming industry.. you know the same people that need a new game fix every few months or get terribly bored) are all 360 owners" I didnt know the entire hardcore audience was only 20 million.... The industry must be going downhill and I was the one who bought 130 million ps2's. your full of win.
It's not that there's whining about them being just 360 fans. It's that the gamestop 360 fans are shoving 360 crap down peoples throats. If they prefer the 360, then fine. But they need to stop downplaying the PS3 just because they have a 360. There's obviously pros and cons to both consoles. Not everybody is alike. Not everybody likes faulty hardware. Not everybody likes Halo 3. And it goes both ways. Not everybody likes playstation consoles. Not everybody likes Metal Gear. But this whole fanboy arguement thing is just as bad as Racism. You get bashed for liking one thing over the other. Just because you have a PS3, you'll automatically get looked down upon just because you believe the 360 is the almighty god of consoles? No. Martin Luther King had a dream that people could co-exist regardless of race. But now it's just transformed to friggin video game consoles. And people like adalwolfe doesn't get that. And the 360 has some awesome games. But to say it's the ONLY console with the best games is downright f'ckin stupid. It doesn't have Metal Gear, Uncharted, Gran Turismo, SOCOM, etc. etc. etc. So racist/facist/prejudice people like Adalwolfe need to get chin checked into reality. The world doesn't revolve around 1 race, and it sure doesn't revolve around one friggin brand of console.
Last I checked, the PS3 and Xbox 360 are receieving nearly equal love right now, hense why the PS3 is catching up with the Xbox 360 in sales. This article is very slanted and epically fails to talk about the PS2-Xbox war where the fanboyism was so bad that the employees would fail to see Xbox Live as anything or the mere 400 game library game library Xbox had at one time compared to the 2500 game library PS2 had and they would talk about how superior the PS2 was to an Xbox..but anyone who owned an Xbox was smart enough to just let them blow their steam, walk by their ignorance and pick up the games they wanted and walk out of the store. But who am I? I'm on the wrong website to say it like it is, but yeah... I don't buy it. All PS3 fans know that PS3 is catching up so in a way, this article is an EPIC FAIL. We know that the PS3 is and has been ahead for months in the sales department. And maybe that explains why the PS3 continues to surpass the 360 in sales.. is that the fanboy ignorance of the Gamestop employees really didn't have an effect on the PS3 purchasers.... the purchasers.. like the original Xbox owners are smart enough to let the employees blow their steam... walk by them and pick up the games they came into get and make a B line for the exit. So in another way, this Article is spot on and very smartly written. =)
Gamestop sucks. They rip you off. The employees are dumbasses. The only good thing about it is pre-order bonuses.
dude...its not about the consoles, its about the idiot staff. You see, fanboys are like crack-heads, they can use the product but they cant really sell it can they? Fiends
My brother was very much looking forward to GH3 coming out, but he was leaving on vacation the day it came out. No big deal, right? just pick it up at midnight. Couldn't do it because the mall closes, and we couldn't pick up our preorder early, or at another, outside gamestop. (ok fine) So I go to pick it up the next day, and what do they hand me? A 360 version of GH3, not a PS3 version. when I corrected them, they looked at my info and said, "no, you ordered the 360 version" I must be a F#%#ing idiot, cause apparently, I preordered for a system I don't own. They then acted like they were doing me a favor, cause they had a few more PS3 versions come in then were preordered. If that weren't enough, it then happened a month later, with the Rock Band Bundle! THEY PREORDERED THE 360 VERSION AGAIN!!!! this time, however, they had no extra bundles, and you could not find it ANYWHERE! Got my preorder money back, but no game. could not find it for a couple weeks. What did I get when I called corporate and complained? Gift card? no. Guarantee my copy? no. "sorry, we'll look into it" -click-
My friend had a similar experience a few weeks ago. He said he went into gamestop to pre-order LBP and the dude asked him "Would you like to reserve it on the 360 or Ps3" and my friend said he was silent and then said "...Ps3".
That reminds me of the time when I preorder MGS4. The guy was smart, cool guy, not like this other gamestop employee I know. Anyway, when I preorder the game, the guy notice it was listed under the 360, and both of us are like WTF? He corrected that in the system. So someone in the higher up is a 360 fanboy or don't know there stuff.
Did you not read adalwolfe's comment? I get suspended for saying Heavy Rain looks better than anything on the 360 (fact by the way) and this joker gets to write a whole damn paragraph reeking of flaming fanboyism and you just overlook him and delete the five or so comments below him? Shame on you Mods...shame on you...
adal do you work for gamestop you speak fanboism
Well 2 each its own a lot of employees really don't know $hit, but know how to wing it better than Chicken trying to fly. But the Chicken$hit they try to ask an sell you is more sour than 10week old milk. I Ain't Country but I Recogin Gammers Beware of Dumb Employees more than 87% never even heard of N4G ya don't believe me ask them.
your logic is spot on, its your reasoning that needs work :P
I've stopped buying at gamestop/eb, why, cause i get ridiculed for having a ps3, a Wii, a psp, and a PC....oh noes i left something out, yet the beloved 360...well anyways... not trying to dis the 360,but on fable 2 release i will own a 360, im not patient enough to wait for the pc version....anyways, i was at gamestop and overheard an employee describing ps3 to a customer, he was saying how bad it was, no wireless, how bad psn network was, the dude(customer) already had a 360, and this customer asked about the ps3. Right there is a god damn f**king sale... that's like a person walking into a car dealership and asking about a car, then the salesman says how bad it is, bad gas milage, breaks down alot oh, u have a ford, that's all you need, you don't need a new car...im sure that happens...it does at Gamestop, every gamestop i have been in has 360 owners, and there was only 1 guy i know that owned a ps3, he was a friend that started, and he quit soon afterwards lol... anyways, i spoke up to the customer and corrected what the employee was saying, the customer started asking me questions, i think he though i may have worked there, either way i didn't mind, i answered all of his questions which wasn't a bad thing, but the level of ignorance at Gamestop was unbelievable...IN the end the customer didn't buy the ps3, but he may decide to get one later.... personally we will never know anyways... Gamestop/EB, start informing your employees about the PS3, I'm not saying the ps3 is gonna swoop down from the sky and obliterate the 360, but a sales are profit, isn't that what you want, cause your employees just want to sell 360...
gamestop is so mest up i hate the store
I never go there unless its for special preorder gifts like the DVD/beta code that came with the MGS4 preorder, or the Socom beta codes. Most of them are damn 360 fanboys.
I am not surprised. Even on American sites (1UP in particular) only people that prefer 360 seems to get hired. IS it coincidence, gamers in USA dont like PS3 or planned work? Like for example GameTrailers always pick 360 cover under videos of multi platform games, coincidence or does MS pay them to do that? They should at least let us know if MS pays them but than we would all know what that means. Funny how Americans always talk about democracy, freedom, honest work and yet they seem to be one of the most corrupt nations in developed world. P.S-srry american friends
That was a really uninformed and ignorant comment. I suggest you do research or provide research if you are going to take absurd jabs at the United States. I know its the "cool" thing to do right now, but seriously, it gets old.
Yeah... ...and British Parliament is smelling like a peach over there. Give me a break, dude. All governments are corrupt in some way or another. Would you LIKE to live in a communist country where EVERYBODY is poor? You know not of what you speak, ignorant human!
@toopwned First of all I'm not American and not defending them. Regarding your comment that most american gaming sites/stores have pro 360 people working there. Ok i ask you can one of the reasons be that 360 is quite popular over there in USA? Also the 360 has more and better games library? Also the reviewers mostly are gamers and they got their first taste of current gen with 360 and like most real gamers dont hate the console just cuz their loyalty doesnt lie with sony. I definately recommend anyone remotely interested in buying a console to go for 360 because its the best gaming console of this generation, considering it has last gen dvd and a year older tech than ps3 but giving ps3 run for its money when it come to multiplat and online games. In almost 2 years of ps3 you guys got maybe 2-3 worthwhile exclusive games. Does it even justify you paying $600 for launch model and waiting ages to get any game. What about showing fake cgi trailers of afrika, getaway, 8 days etc and than cancelling 2 and third one looked like ps2 title? I can go on and on on lies by sony but most sane people know what kind of BS they stormed up during its launch. MS on other hand also lied about RROD issues but than bit the bullet and offered 3 years warranty on RROD which i doubt sony would hv done ever. You just hate 360 cuz u wasted more time of your life waiting for sony's false promises and seeing a cheaper console doing things better.
Sigh... While some of your arguments were actually coherent and raised a glimmer of hope in my heart, you concluded by missing the point of the article entirely. The article is not, I repeat NOT complaining that the Gamestop stores in the US (I'm Canadian and have EBgames) are populated by 360 "fanboys" (*shudder* I hate using that word). In fact, some of your arguments as to why there are more 360 fans in the US are quite logical ("they got their first taste of current gen with 360" and have been hooked ever since). No, the author of the article is complaining that these Gamestop employees have taken their "fanboyism" (ugh) to a point where they'll actually LIE about the quality and facts of PS3 games. And we're not talking about stuff that can be chalked up to personal opinion, we're talking about LIES here (GTAIV on PS3 being magically worse than on 360). I've seen vaguely similar things at certain game stores myself. You see, I get the feeling that these employees develop a superiority complex because the vast majority of people who go into these stores know even LESS about games than they do. As a result, they start to believe they know everything about every game and, what they DON'T know, they feel that they can simply lie about. Some of us PS3 enthusiasts are just a bit upset because there appears to be a concentrated effort on the part of these employees to LIE in a way that deliberately supports the 360 and hurts the PS3. Now this is where someone inevitably comes in and says: "Why do you guys even care!? There just numbers for a game company that you don't even work for!" Well, that's true enough, but, you see, as a PS3 owner, I'd like as many other people as possible to be joining me in this Sony created cloud of happiness. More PS3 owners means a wider array of people online and stronger 3rd party dev support! So yeah, that's why these lies are a little appalling. Plus, I mean they're freakin' LYING! It's like going into a bookstore and having an employee tell you that the paperback version of a novel will burst into flames if you read it, but the hardcover one is fine. It's just ethically WRONG... My 2 cents.
Before you chew out the original poster for not doing his research, maybe we should all do some research of our own. For example, Gametrailers.com is owned by Viacom, which is in a partnership with Microsoft to produce ad campaigns against Google and for the 360, among other things. And as long as we're researching--this is fun!--Kotaku.com is owned by MTV, which is also under the Viacom umbrella. Next up, Gamestop is owned by CNET, which also has established various financial relationships with Microsoft over the last decade. Whether or not the gaming sites or reviewers themselves are noticeably biased is up to you. But the facts above are...well, facts. Now that we have that settled, one reason Americans get lumped as 360 fanboys is because of a few morons who use forums to shout "360 IS TEH PATRIOTIC CONSOLE 4 AMERICANS!!! PS3 SUX GOT NO GUD GAMEZ!! STFU!!" These are the same people that sometimes ruin XBL with racial slurs or constant pointless swearing. But, in the interest of optimism, I'm guessing people like this are in the minority of gamers. The problem is that it doesn't take many of them to make us all look bad. And the fact that several apparent Americans jumped on the original poster and began randomly criticizing Great Britain and playing the Communist card doesn't help our image any either. Anyway wasn't this article about crappy service at Gamestop? Because I've solved that problem--for myself anyway. I quit shopping there.
For all of you who pay attention, my first paragraph should read that Gamespot, and not Gamestop, is owned by CNET. Apologies for the mistake.
I HATE GOING TO GAMESTOP. Every time I want to buy something, or ask something, I get some kind of comment that makes me want to kill someone. Oh, you really want that on PS3? YES I WANT THAT ON PS3. Or they all whisper to each other while your shopping. Or they are having these ridiculous conversations with emo kids who like to sit in the store all day and talk to the clerks and also make comments on what you buy. The store is a piece of junk and I will never set foot in any of them again, unless its for a pre-ordered gaming system.
It would almost make getting arrested for assault a worthy cause if you could just land a punch square in the face of those douchebags.
I'm a multiple console owner and play 360 and PS3 equally. I stopped shopping at Gamestop because I don't like to be told what to buy or be judged by it. Online only for me now.
dam i feel sorry for you than, your shopping on the wrong gamestop im a SGA(seniour game advisor) in gamestop, honestly we can care less what you buy we dont have to whisper on each others ears about the customers, gamestop is just a business and like any other reason we just want your money regardless of what you buy me and my employees dont comment on customers purchases, unless they ask us our personal opinions
Thankfully at the one that's closest to where I work, there are people there who are equally fans of all the consoles. This is very rare, however, as most GS stores you walk into will have you accosted if you even mention liking the PS3.
You're 5 million consoles behind the 360 and you act like PS3 Fans are demoralized at local Game Stop stores. It's about making money for these Gaming outlets. PS3 sales have been surging lately, yet your acting like Sony fans are the minority. This is a B*tch-Fest if I've ever seen one. If this was about the 360, then 360 fans would be b*tching just as much. The whole point behind this is: No one acts like a Gamer in this console war. It's a bunch of whining and crying, full of clowns trying to slap each other to death. Fighting words will get you nowhere man.
The reason I ask this is because gamestop gets paid to promote certain games, even if the game totally sucks. So is microsoft or sony paying gamestop a little extra to push their sales? Wouldnt surprise me if either one was doing just that! I highly doubt an employee who gets treated like crap (cause we all know gamestop is the worst place to work for)would go out of his way to make fanboyish comments when he is getting paid less than an illegal immigrant! They might be promoting certain consoles because they are required to. I know gamestop does that alot with games. They have to push certain games and that is a fact. Either way I hate gamestop and I hope they either change their ways or dissapear!
I don't think the whole "Oh MS is paying for it!" conspiracy even works here. There's no other explanations except that gamestop employees are just straight up fanboys. It's too common everywhere in friggin different states, people have the same exact problem with them. So gamestop as a company is just a poorly ran business.
every piece of space in almost every gamestop is paid for....every poster...banner...standee...al l paid for from marketing...thats why midnight opening are sponsored by the marketers and there is always a representative at these functions...I also read pc game developers pay for space as well.
If I happened to be one of GameStop's managing directors and actually saw some of the shenanigans that go on inside their stores, there would be some serious Donald Trump "You're fired!" ass-kicking going on. Sometimes I seriously doubt that managers know exactly how much influence their employee's have over potential customers. I wonder how much this would affect software sales attachments for PS3s and 360s. Probably not a huge amount, but a little at least...
A while ago 2 rude employees behind the counter tried to tell me that Gran Turismo Prologue got canceled. Then, I went to a new store in connecticut recently and showed interest in the ps3. One of the employees then began trying to "convert" me by telling me 360 doesn't break anymore and it is great, etc. I DONT WANT ONE BUDDY. I DONT CARE IF YOU ARE A NAIVE FANBOY , SORRY! @TOO PAWNED ><>< Just remember there are a lot smart, kind people here in the US as well :] EDIT: I think a lot of customers assume that the employees are Gaming experts. Not true in a lot of cases obviously. OH AND BUBBLES+ EVEYRONE
-Cant take ppl telling what to buy. -Cant take when they don't even know wtf i'm talking to them. -Cant take when they don't have a freaking game and they point me out to a game on the scale of heavy rain and in a different genre. -And above all when they start trolling(damn is endless).
Honestly, there is a nice Gamestop down here in Mobile, AL. The one I worked at in Mt. Zion, IL was freakin' great too. They are ALL 360 fanboys, but that's ohkay. We get along anyway. You can't just lump people into a category though. That's stupid. Hitler did the same thing. Do you want to be like Hitler?
Same way here in one of the malls we have here. There are two Gamestops (one which was an EB Games before Gamestop bought them out) in this one, and I've had the original Gamestop f*ck me over and be complete d-bags to me about things. The other one (the one that was EB) is alot better to go to (why is this?) and the atmosphere is better at this one, and the clerks seem to know more than the people do at the other one (as in, this is the Gamestop store, for the most part, that should be the EXAMPLE of what the other GS stores SHOULD be). Yeah, they have their moments, but still, I've had no issues with them so far. Plus, it's weird, because the manager at the idiotic GS in that mall is one that the clerks in the OTHER store do not like. Really don't get that, but not about to complain.
They aren't losing sales because they are all staffed by teenagers who cater to the teenagers who shop there. This is my observation at least.
you can't avoid them in gamestop/eb games, or retail stores. But if you want the games in the quickest fashion you have to suck it up and deal with them. It's extreamly sad you cannot avoid fanboys either on certain online forums either... when all you want to do is talk about all games (multi-console gamers like myself Im sure can highly agree)
Wow you guys hate, gaming sites who like 360 better, you hate devs/publishers who like 360 better, you hate magazines which prefer 360 games, you hate shop staff who prefer 360. Boy u guys have lot of hatered just cuz you got the short end of the stick this gen.
And you hate everyting PS3, you have PS3 related sites, you hate playstation consoles, you hate people who have PS3s, you hate playstation magazines. Hypocrit at it's finest here folks. And the "short end" of the stick has God of War 3, MGS4, Uncharted, GT5, Wipeout HD, Resistance 2, Killzone 2, White Knight Chronicles etc. Not such a bad place to be.
Yes, i do hate sources that like 360 better. But they shouldn't like EITHER ONE better than the other. It's called being objective, something no one in the gaming industry can seem to do.
It's time sony fanboys get some of their own medicine. They lie about the launch of the system to stop people from buying 360. They say they have games on their system when they obviously have none. Then bad mouth every great 360 game that comes out. They overpay for their system and try to pretend 360 is more expensive.
Some of their own medicine? You got it backwards. Which console came out 1 year earlier? Which console built up an army of PS3-hating people before the PS3 even launched? For two straight years, anybody with a PS3 will get bashed and bashed about how HD-DVD is going to kill Blu-ray and how the PS3 has no games. Anybody's medicine that's getting served, it's the same 360 people dishing it out.
idk wat you talking about haven't you seen all those articles in the past 6 months of ms bashing the ps3
I agree completely with the whole "Game Stop Shouldn't Hire Fanboys" comment but after reading the whole article, it's clear that this guy hates the Xbox 360. Of Course this article game from a Play Station fan site - that's not why I am saying this. Just read this bro's comments. I'd list them all but my post would be way too long. He's acting like this former GameStop employee is wrong for telling customers to "buy games for a specific console". In truth, he's mad that this employee was telling customers to buy 360 games. Fellas, I think it's wrong for ANYONE at a gaming store to sway people towards a certain console. But he sure as hell would not be posting this if the employee was telling customers to buy PS3 games. Subtle jabs at opposing consoles... another epic fail. I guess he shouldn't be working at Game Stop either.
I own a 360, I have plenty of games for it, I clearly state I'd recommend the 360 version of game if it's clearly better, and at no point is it even remotely implied I "hate" the 360. Your reply certainly holds an implication, though, and it's one I see in GameStop employees. It's not that they love the 360. It's not that they prefer it or like or whatever. They could ALL prefer it. I really don't care; what I care about is lying to and misleading customers due to their own personal bias. That much should've been clear in the article. Ben S. Dutka Editor-in-Chief, PSX Extreme
they hire droids???? no wonder they SUCK!
They Hire POG and little kid like pp to work for them so of course it gonna cost them money
Trust me, when I went to buy one, the moron behind the desk, who looked like he was about 14, tried to go so far as to tell me they had been recalled when I went to buy a PS3. He said he wasn't allowed to sell me one and instead started spouting off about the 360. Told him I didn't want an RROD (which back in Feb. '07 was an almost certainty), and he got pissed! Tried to throw me out of the store, called his manager, and one less Gamestop employee later, I got my PS3. Hey, at least now he has ALL the time in the world for Halo 3.
Same things happen to me. When I went in to buy a psp not too long ago, I thought the guy was going to kill me. And every time I go to buy or reserve a PS3 game the guy either says "so you want the 360 version" or "I heard this game isn't good". When I went to pre-order MGS4 the guy said "What version do you want? 360 or PS3". I said it's only on PS3....so yeah, that version. He looked so pissed after that...wonder what will happen when I pre-order the other PS3 exclusives like LBP, Resistance 2, and SOCOM. Most Gamestop employees know nothing about games...
I walked into a Gamestation here in the uk and the guy in the shop without prompting started to talk down the PS3. I didn't even make eye contact and the employee still felt the urge to tell me that PS3 didn't have online, couldn't play movies and 'all' the games are better on 360. I just told him: "I've got both systems and you're pretty f*ing wrong about everything you just said." I think people who jumped on the 360 bandwagon have spent so much time and effort convincing others that it's a good system in the face of RROD and they've invested in Achievements/Gamer Score that selling anything other than 360 is a threat to what they enjoy and believe in. The truth is: Both systems are very good, I'm lucky enough to have both and I can honestly say I prefer the PS3 but there's not much in it - I'll still be enjoying Fable 2 and Gears 2 this year. IMO: The staff should be given one of each system so they can be balanced about the whole thing.
Maybe they are spies from Microsoft. XD
I go into gamestop frequently and usually don't have a problem. When I do have a question regarding something, would it hurt for the employees to talk like adults..most of them are. I was recently looking for a particular thing and once I found what I wanted after asking. One of the employees was amazed that I was going to buy it. he said to the other employee...."is he really going to get that?" Excuse me but I am standing right here. I really think some of the employees need to be around other people who are not huge fanboy gamers. They may eventually know how to converse with the rest of the people in the world. For myself I am a casual player of video games and dealing with this ego attitude and immature behavior gets old quick. Maybe I am just getting old.
GameStop is PLAYSTATION HEAVY out here! Thats a stretch from Valparaiso to Schererville IN., also, the Illinois border Calumet City & Lansing Illinois areas. Its ridiculous. So you PS3 fans can move out here, this is as close to SONY of Japan you can get.
if i want to buy a game with my money no one should question it give me my purchase and im off to do whatever. don't ask me if i want extra crap or if i want it for another system thats so annoying.
Wrong Gamestop hires xbots so your wrong about who they hire.
we have a gamestop at the mall where i work, and while i dont work at the gamestop, i have some "acquaintances" who do and i havent seen too much biased 360 fanboy behavior going on. are some people who work there a little dumb about things? oh of course, but thats how it is everywhere. BTW, the gamestop near me is having a midnight release for Gears of War 2 (like every gamestop probably) and i told the manager of gamestop that he should wear a Resistance 2 shirt for the night :P just to see how the reactions are. because if people throw a sh!t fight over a freakin t-shirt, this truly has gotten out of hand....
On occasion I went into GameStop to get Eye of Judgement and there where 3 guys there talking about blu-ray. That it will die in a year. And HD-DVD is beating the crap out of it. It's not needed at all and the guy even went as far as saying that all studios are currently abandoning blu-ray because they know that it's a sinking ship. Than they went on to criticize all PS3 owners in front of me. They knew well that I own a PS3 but they purposely went on saying that what a bad choice it is to get a PS3. Than another occasion was when I was trying to pick up a pre-order and they refused to give it to me. They said that it doesn't come out today....the game has been out for 2 days by that time. So I had to call out a manager and tell them what's what and I had to go into an argument over nothing really. It wasn't even the game...that was not the most important part. What was bothering is that I paid for something and they refused to give that to me when I was supposed to get it. Also I have to say that many GameSpot employees hate the PC too and thing that you have a sh*t PC at home. When I got Crysis they asked me 20 times if I have a PC that can run it. And they where asking how much the PC cost because they can determine by the price if it's a good PC or not even though I told them the specs they didn't believe me and almost refused to sell Crysis to me. There are much more stories but I'm to lazy to type them up now :D
Many Gamestop employees are not fanboys/girls and will give you an honest opinion if you ask. But every now and then you get some idiot who just has to dog another console. One time I was in Gamestop and and asked if they had Figh Night R:3 in stock, and he says,"I hate my PS3". I looked at him like muthaf*cka I didn't asked you that,wth?...Moron.
m$ used to give incentives & bonuses to gamestop salesman. Now that m$ is gonna stock the stores with cheap plastic & faulty wiring xboxes they called thier bosses & told them quit selling cheap bluray players & spreading the word on them. Gamestop has so many used xboxes its not even funny. A used one should go for like $125 dollars maybe. Customer walks into the store & says ; is this gamestop or the xbox360 store? You gonna have to look where you step. There are 2 different gamestops. Xbox central or ps3 headquarters. The xbox central stinks like underarms & piss with employees that jokes about how stupid people are for buying a xbox360 right now & the only way to sell it is to say "but it has xbox live". The ps3 headquarters actually do thier job & tells people what the playstation experience offers the long term investment. They say it has the bluray. M$ has just patented the gamestop sales pitch. Dam, they are aggressive! Microsoft stop snitching!
are stupid. If anyone has issues with a gamestop employee file a complaint. I know of 3 employees at my local gamestop who were repremanded and one was fired for showing bias to customers. file a complaint if you have a problem. writing a open letter in your blog is not gonna change anything other than start a new flame war. I know of both ps3 and 360 fanboys at my local gamestop and they all have prefrences. If you dont wanna hear it don't listen and tell them such. seems to me most of the guys hear who put up with that foolishness are a bunch of little chumps scared to speak up in public.
I usually give them a look and then they calm that $hit down.
@5.2 Nice internet tough guy