Eurogamer: "Struggling retailer GAME has admitted it is unable to stock all new titles. However, it has promised gamers that it will honour pre-orders for games that are currently on sale."
THat's not the issue and you know it . If you know you wont fulfill all limited and collectors orders , dont BS around and keep accepting them , only to tell others you'll give them the regular edition instead ... As if the client gave a f*** about that and couldnt get that anywhere ? And meanwhile you keep having bullsh*t limited dlc and editions deals that other stores wont get .
I sell you a pill to make you chill limited edition must pre order though
I dont even need to chill as i aint even angry there , there is no GAME store even remotely close to my area , not even in my country , pal . I just find them "awesome" after a few cases , and reading about the Last Story bs they pulled .
@BAKA-akaB.. I pretty much agree, they try to get those silly deals where if you pre-order call of duty you get 4 hours double xp etc.. But when it comes to many games they dont have enough in stock. The number of times its happened to me when Ive wanted a new game from them is a complete joke. They seem to be focusing on over pricing used games because thats a larger profit margin for them. I remember I returned a scratched copy of assassins creed revelations (brand new) - and the store manager was talking to an assistant saying the store is failing on meeting the expected numbers. So far 3 of 5 games I have purchased new have had to be returned due to faulty discs. Seems to happen with them more than any other retailer Ive used.
@straightPath.. YE, Ive recently signed up to lovefilm. @THESONYPSy - UK/England, Im not sure if Game operates in Ireland.
Just to confirm that GAME do operate in Ireland. And what a rip-off they are. I was strapped for cash there last week, and decided to trade in the 'ol PS3. They offered me €60 for my launch PS3 60GB trade-in. I laughed in the guy's face, walked 2 minutes up the road into HMV and got €125 for it instead.
never go there lovefilm unlimited rentals ftw.
i would go with shop to.net or amazon if buying games online in the uk or if you still want to go out and get your game in person your best bet is one of the big supermarkets (asda, sainsbury, morrisons) and they are usually cheaper too.
Shame :-( I actually have supported GAME for many years and have been a very loyal customer. I have actually just finished working for them over the Christmas period. I just don't have any desire to pick up anything from there since I can purchase elsewhere online. I used to like the social atmosphere of going in to get games from a retail store, but it doesn't feel the same these days. I recently went in to a local Gamestation (which is under the GAME umbrella) with a buddy whilst he went to pick up MGS collection for his PS3 on LAUNCH day and there was no PS3 versions in stock. We went Tesco as an alternative and picked it up and it was industry sealed yet had 2 copies in it. We just took one each haha... but I digress. It's a shame to see retail stores suffer such a big hit and it is clearly having a huge impact.
when you are a games retailer who can no longer stock games, its time to piss off and get out the industry
To be honest its about time someone gave GAME a b*tch slap. They ruined any high street competition for years by buying out the competition then marking up the prices in all stores so its irrelevent, Game/Gamestation are effectively the same. Yah, they have issues stocking certain titles, despite the fact all they have to stock is GAMES. I'm sure I wouldn't have any issues picking up Zumba 2 though or some other piece of turkey sh*t.
This is in the UK right? Looks like people need to find a new store to shop at.
Game is becoming the UK equivalent of Gamestop D:
Game really isn't that good TBH. Gamestation is better even though it's owned by Game.
or if anyone remembers electronic boutique. I think EB still exists in the USA - but in the UK it closed down many years ago. I stick with Online retailers, who have plenty of games in stock and the ones I use, usually deliver games at least 1 day before release date.
@r1sh12 I'm fairly certain it was EB who bought out GAME years ago then they adopted the GAME brand over their own. Then Gamestation surfaced and to begin with they were absolutely amazing, GAME realised they had competition and bought em out. I guess we should be pissed at EB really but its all about brandnames these days so its all GAME's fault. :)
Make bigger stores.
lol. cus they fill it up high with Pre-Owned games. Where's my PC shelf? Hiding in the corner if it's even there at all.
Game is a rip off and their loyaly card sucks ass. Gamestation (owned by GAME) is the better place i feel. THough i usually by my games online though if its pre-order i like to do it at a shop, dunno why i think walking into the shop and picking it up is more exciting than waiting for it in the post.
I prefer Gamestation, but knowing they're the same company puts me off.
I pre-ordered Tales of the Abyss on 3DS from Game, but ended up regretting it. It felt like a slap in the face when I went to the store on release day to pick it up, just to be told that it was not actually in stock. This was even after receiving notification from Game by text message the night before telling me it would be in stock... Instead of waiting I just bought on ShopTo for cheaper, and it arrived next day. GAME is just a joke...
Looks like il be buying my games from tesco then! They are taking gaming more seriously from what i hear with the pre-owned game thing i read a few months back, its closer to me to be honest!
They cancelled a game i ordered and took the money from my bank, I spoke to them about this and they said they took nothing and the bank is holding it...Rang bank and confirmed they did take the money, phoned game back and fourth then they admitted to it. Called them again the other day and then they said no money was taken *facepalm* sent them a copy of my statement then they said refund had been processed on the 21st of feb *double facepalm* Then purchased a £10 psn from their site as a download got an e-mail that had the activation code missing...Rang them and they said they are aware of the problems with the £10 ones and will give me a refund and that i should buy a £5 one...Bought the £5 one and got no e-mail...Phoned them again and they said they also have issues with the £5 ones...Still no refund or anything...Fraudsters. EDIT: Yes I know was kinda silly too however had over £6 of reward points and wanted a PSN amount for my vita :-( not going to deal with them again now.
So, they took your money once, and you decided to buy from them again? The second half of your comment seems like a fault on your part.
I never liked GAME anyway.. Every time I go to their shop in order to buy something I always go out of it with a disappointment expression all over my face. I buy all of my games and gaming hardware i.e consoles, controllers etc from Amazon as it is my first choice of all time!
I pre-ordered ME3 CE twice because I was afraid the online order would get cancelled; as I hear its happened to people. They did cancel my Gears 3 pre-order 3 times... In any case I pre-ordered instore aswell and put a deposit down so fingers crossed there will be no problems. I'm just going to sell my other CE to a friend.
"it will honour pre-orders for games that are currently on sale." Er, correct me if I'm wrong, but if they're on sale already, there are no pre-orders in the first place. You can't pre-order something that's already to buy.
They are struggling, I picked up my vita yesterday from gamestation (owned by Game. They had 1 copy of virtua tennis and 1 copy of F1 2011 vita due to not being able to afford stock.
In a way it serves them right, they bullied all of the local independent game stores out of existance in the UK. then held the monopoly over local gamers who wanted to get a good deal on their games and someone who they can trust. now they are struggling because of bad practises and the fact you can get much cheaper online or from local supermarkets (asda, sainsburys ect). I miss going in to my local gaming shop and talking to other gamers and people alike, its sad that we are losing that but i suppose progress means the death of buying an actual product, instead their selling you a license to own their property now. saying that there are still great games out there and still to come. but its another nail in the coffin for local shops and sociality.
This is why I preferred it when the game industry was a niche market. At least then stores would try to be honest, you actually found good deals and actually met gamers as well. Oh and they actually hired gamers in their stores instead of the first pretty boy/girl that walks in.
GAME are finished. Don't bother pre-ordering with game, unless you like being let down. Online shopping, cheap, and the way forward.
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