GAME not stocking Mass Effect 3

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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-02-29-game-not-stocking-mass-effect-3-or-ea-games-past-ssx

So UK-based retailer GAME isn't stocking any EA game past SSX for March. Is this the beginning of the end?

Wow, what in the actual fuck!?

Is Game really suffering that badly financially, that it can't afford to stock EA games, and a popular one might I add.

Also, making the pre-orders non cash refundable seems wrong, very wrong, regardless of the financial problems Game is facing.

Good, fuck Game. Glad I ordered it from Amazon.

Jazoni89:
Is Game really suffering that badly financially, that it can't afford to stock EA games, and a popular one might I add.

Also, making the pre-orders non refundable seems wrong, very wrong, regardless of the financial problems Game is facing.

If the email memo the site posted is accurate then yes, it seems they really are suffering that bad financially.

FWIW they are saying they will give full refunds on any pre-order deposits.

Looks like its

*puts on sunglasses*

Game over for them

Anyway, like I posted in the other thread, I don't have much sympathy with the company as a whole, looks like they are well and truly on their way out.

Time to go to Zavvi, it seems!

Damn, I wasn't really worried about them not stocking an obscure little JRPG, but if they're not stocking any games from one of the biggest publishers out there things really are looking bad. I was planning to use my saved up reward points to get The Witcher 2 from them before they go bust, but at this rate they might not even last that long. What's going to happen to all the exclusives they're getting on future games? Will some other place pick them up? I really hope so...

Scrustle:
What's going to happen to all the exclusives they're getting on future games? Will some other place pick them up? I really hope so...

Well judging by the Collector's Edition of ME3, it does look like they'll go to other stores as Zavvi, Play, Amazon and ShopTo have picked it up in place of GAME and Gamestation.

well at least its not EB games....

....because if I were to lose my CE edition pre-prder

FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

Andy Shandy:
Looks like its

*puts on sunglasses*

Game over for them

Anyway, like I posted in the other thread, I don't have much sympathy with the company as a whole, looks like they are well and truly on their way out.

Time to go to Zavvi, it seems!

I want a like button so bad.

on the plus side it seems there are now Mass effect 3 spec editions available at play.com.

I'll miss gamestation if it goes, the guys and girls in my local one are really nice :(

Andy Shandy:

Scrustle:
What's going to happen to all the exclusives they're getting on future games? Will some other place pick them up? I really hope so...

Well judging by the Collector's Edition of ME3, it does look like they'll go to other stores as Zavvi, Play, Amazon and ShopTo have picked it up in place of GAME and Gamestation.

I'm not actually interested in Mass Effect 3. I was planning to get the Black Edition of The Witcher 2, and Darksiders 2 for which Game has by far the best pre-order DLC. I guess there's a chance that they will release that DLC for everyone to buy online, but we don't know that for sure. But what about The Witcher? Looks like I'm pretty screwed on that one unless some other place is allowed to stock it.

Wow. They are in a much worse position than I thought, I need to go ans spend all my reward points soon as well as gift cards so that they don't go to waste.

GAME dont stock much of anything these days to be honest they have dug themselves a hole by only stocking `popular` games when they should be stocking a selection and now they cant even get the big games in it seems (probably because people could buy those `popular` games cheaper elsewhere for a start) cant say I will be sad to see them go I went in one today and they didnt stock Blazblue continuum shift extend,The last story,Xenoblade Chronicles,or Catherine to name a few (I stopped looking after this).

Gamestation was almost the same except they had Catherine on the 360 (not ps3) and oddly had dondonpachi resurrection for sale on 360 which I thought was weird (but nice) oh and ofc if you want to get anything for PC or PSP youre out of luck most likely.

It will be interesting to see if any other store comes along to fill the space game leaves in retail when they go or if people will just buy from online retailers almost exclusively.

I'm pretty sure that will be the final nail to their coffin. Seriously not stocking The Last Story is one thing but not Mass Effect 3, the most anticipated game of 2012?
I guess I better buy this bargain game I saw in the local GAME over here before they annouced to closed down.

Welp I've just pre-ordered it from Amazon instead. I'll go into GAME tomorrow and claim the refund/reward points. Then spend them immediately and never give them my custom ever again.

Just remembered about both of these to go along with the joke from earlier.

and a mix of the two,

I heard about this story this morning. I rang my local game store to check to see how this affected me because I had pre-ordered my Mass Effect 3 copy in November, the phone was answered by a customer assistant who I talk to regularly when purchasing from GAME. I told him about my queries, a long pause ensued when he finally spoke up, he was choking up he asked me where I heard this from. I told him my source, he passed the phone to his manager while he looked it up for himself.

The manger told me, that staff hadn't been informed yet but this was indeed the case and that I would get my deposit back plus a 5-10 reward. He continued to say, that they were having trouble getting hold of any EA games despite those that had pre-ordered the ME3 Collectors edition and wouldn't be until the issue was resolved.

He then handed me back to the customer assistant who apologized profusely, basically in tear's because he knew that his job was no longer safe and it was a place he enjoyed working. We continued to talk for about 10mins about how excited we were for the game to come out and wishing each other luck to find a copy and numerous other things.

I've never felt so bad in all my life.

I was looking forward to my ME3 CE for months but now I'll never get a copy. I tried to get a copy from Play.com but their suffering some issue's and I couldn't order the thing without it crashing, instead I got a normal edition and will buy all the extra pieces separately. It feels like I've been kicked in the gut, I lost something special that I grafted for, I basically told a guy he was unemployed and found out that the only reasonable store in my hometown to purchase games from is closing. DAMN IT!

Dandark:
Wow. They are in a much worse position than I thought, I need to go ans spend all my reward points soon as well as gift cards so that they don't go to waste.

I was thinking the same thing, I was trying to save enough points to buy a new game with them, but it looks like that not going to happen now.

I'm not the biggest fan of GAME, but the high street, which is already pretty empty is going to be even more empty now. Plus I'm going to miss their 2 for 3 offer on pre owned games.

Dear *****,

Thank you for preordering Mass Effect 3 from GAME.co.uk

We're contacting you with news that, unfortunately we are not in a position to supply you with your copy of Mass Effect 3. As dedicated gamers, we know how disappointing this will be for you, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause.

Your order ********** will be cancelled and no money will be taken from your account for this item.

We value you as a customer very highly and want to demonstrate that to you by giving you a voucher code worth 5 off your next purchase at GAME.co.uk*

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Is the e-mail I just recieved from them. It seems that GAME really are struggling at the minute :/

Looks like I will have to pre-order from elsewhere for the time being...

Rhythm:
Dear *****,

Thank you for preordering Mass Effect 3 from GAME.co.uk

We're contacting you with news that, unfortunately we are not in a position to supply you with your copy of Mass Effect 3. As dedicated gamers, we know how disappointing this will be for you, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause.

Your order ********** will be cancelled and no money will be taken from your account for this item.

We value you as a customer very highly and want to demonstrate that to you by giving you a voucher code worth 5 off your next purchase at GAME.co.uk*

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Is the e-mail I just recieved from them. It seems that GAME really are struggling at the minute :/

Looks like I will have to pre-order from elsewhere for the time being...

I've just had the exact same email - now I need to find somewhere else that is still taking pre-orders for ME3 Collectors Edition

Wardy

Varrdy:

Rhythm:
Dear *****,

Thank you for preordering Mass Effect 3 from GAME.co.uk

We're contacting you with news that, unfortunately we are not in a position to supply you with your copy of Mass Effect 3. As dedicated gamers, we know how disappointing this will be for you, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause.

Your order ********** will be cancelled and no money will be taken from your account for this item.

We value you as a customer very highly and want to demonstrate that to you by giving you a voucher code worth 5 off your next purchase at GAME.co.uk*

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Is the e-mail I just recieved from them. It seems that GAME really are struggling at the minute :/

Looks like I will have to pre-order from elsewhere for the time being...

I've just had the exact same email - now I need to find somewhere else that is still taking pre-orders for ME3 Collectors Edition

Wardy

I believe the collector's edition is sold out everywhere

jakko12345:

I believe the collector's edition is sold out everywhere

I've just pre-ordered it from Play.com *fingers crossed*

Wardy

Not nessisarily. I just managed to bag a copy on play.com. GAME and Gamestation *also sufferign this problem* have a link to a EA page that gives a list of websites still selling. http://www.ea.com/uk/1/mass-effect-3-update-1

Thats the page in general. However, if you're after a collectors edition, avoid amazon. Amazon is only stocking the regular version atm.

Well... Time to get my vouchers spent then! Lucky my ME3 preorder was free, though this does answer why so much of my local GAME's shelves has been taken over by preowned crap. Only one shelf is dedicated to new releases.

Hope they haven't pulled Catherine off the shelves as of yet. That would suck.

I feel like a rat jumping the sinking ship with a cart of discounted games... /sadface

Now, to Amazon!

Despite my opinion of GAME, which I've voiced on a couple of other threads on the subject, it's still not fun to watch this car-crash of a collapse unfold before our eyes.

Next it'll be every reward card holder panicking and going to use up ALL their reward point. That's stock going out the front door with painful (for GAME) amounts discounted. And that's just for the people who haven't built up enough points to get one or more games completely on redeemed points.

Then the whole house of cards will come tumbling down. I genuinely feel sorry for the poor sods who are now worried sick about their immediate future v/v employment.

This is great news for me :D

ShopTo.net weren't stocking the CE of ME3, but I woke up this morning to find that they now are.

Cancelled my normal preorder and got myself a CE.

Good times all around. Well, unless you work for GAME

Well, no love for game but gamestation was one of my main places to getter older games since online, MOST of the time it is overpriced. If they do go i will miss my fun for a fiver :(

I wonder if gamefest had anything to do with it. I bet that stuff was expensive.

I can't deny that I'm feeling incredibly annoyed at this, especially since I'd pre-ordered the Collector's Edition last year and now I can't find one for the 360 anywhere...

Sara Fontaine:
I can't deny that I'm feeling incredibly annoyed at this, especially since I'd pre-ordered the Collector's Edition last year and now I can't find one for the 360 anywhere...

These guys are still stocking the game.

They just got them in today. Looks like EA are redirecting all their stock.

Daystar Clarion:

Sara Fontaine:
I can't deny that I'm feeling incredibly annoyed at this, especially since I'd pre-ordered the Collector's Edition last year and now I can't find one for the 360 anywhere...

These guys are still stocking the game.

They just got them in today. Looks like EA are redirecting all their stock.

They only seem to have the PS3 and PC Collector's Editions, and I'm after the 360 version since that was what I had orignally pre-ordered. Thanks for the link anyway though.

Varrdy:

Rhythm:
Dear *****,

Thank you for preordering Mass Effect 3 from GAME.co.uk

We're contacting you with news that, unfortunately we are not in a position to supply you with your copy of Mass Effect 3. As dedicated gamers, we know how disappointing this will be for you, and we apologise sincerely for the inconvenience that this will cause.

Your order ********** will be cancelled and no money will be taken from your account for this item.

We value you as a customer very highly and want to demonstrate that to you by giving you a voucher code worth 5 off your next purchase at GAME.co.uk*

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Is the e-mail I just recieved from them. It seems that GAME really are struggling at the minute :/

Looks like I will have to pre-order from elsewhere for the time being...

I've just had the exact same email - now I need to find somewhere else that is still taking pre-orders for ME3 Collectors Edition

Wardy

I had the same problem. Play has CE for PC and PS3, but not Xbox.
Fortunately, Amazon has it. Quick panic over.

Sara Fontaine:

Daystar Clarion:

Sara Fontaine:
I can't deny that I'm feeling incredibly annoyed at this, especially since I'd pre-ordered the Collector's Edition last year and now I can't find one for the 360 anywhere...

These guys are still stocking the game.

They just got them in today. Looks like EA are redirecting all their stock.

They only seem to have the PS3 and PC Collector's Editions, and I'm after the 360 version since that was what I had orignally pre-ordered. Thanks for the link anyway though.

They must have sold out of those really quick :D

I only preordered mine a few hours ago.

well that sucks for you UK guys

I wish Gamestop here in America had some kind of competition instead of being a monopoly maybe we could get some better deals and customer service

ForgottenPr0digy:
well that sucks for you UK guys

I wish Gamestop here in America had some kind of competition instead of being a monopoly maybe we could get some better deals and customer service

Not really :D

Most gamers know the industry, and know that GAME overcharge like you wouldn't believe.

The savvy gamers shop elsewhere.

Well arse. I bought Soul Calibur 5 from Gamestation because they were doing 35 quid trade-in within two weeks. I wanted to use that trade value for ME3. Now what? That was pretty much the only thing on my wants list for the forseeable future.

Joy.

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They can't get credit for new stock and have let down too many customers. I'm not personally affected, but in-store credit is not satisfactory when people want a specific game - many gamers had saved up just to buy Mass Effect 3! It's the same as taking your money and running with it. Unacceptable.

EDIT: Seems that they are giving out proper refunds after all.

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