Dear GAME, go fuck yourself

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So when I went to Game to go pre-order Mass Effect 3 I put the money on a gamecard, make it easy when I went to buy it. Now I find out that they're no longer going to be able to supply Mass Effect 3, so yeh, I'm done with you unreliable motherfuckers.

Yeah they don't have a good reputation and they aren't doing so well at the moment. Try amazon, or any other online store, I'm sure they'll have a few copies kicking around.

Personally, I've not bought a game from a brick & mortar store for a couple of years now.

Also this: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.352566-Gamestop-considering-Game-buyout

You might find that interesting.

This is exactly my problem, the money I was gonna buy ME3 at GAME with was on a Gift card and so now i'm done for as you can't renew it for cash or anything. So now it's effectively worthless in my pursuit for ME3.

I feel your pain.

I'm getting pretty pissed at GAME right now, I'm happy they're still stocking unknown titles like Catherine, Binary Domain and even Touch My Katamari and I won't miss many Ubisoft or EA titles but missing out on Mass Effect is something I can't do and frankly HMV can have my money, I just hope they don't seize the opportunity and raise the price

Veldt Falsetto:
I'm getting pretty pissed at GAME right now, I'm happy they're still stocking unknown titles like Catherine, Binary Domain and even Touch My Katamari and I won't miss many Ubisoft or EA titles but missing out on Mass Effect is something I can't do and frankly HMV can have my money, I just hope they don't seize the opportunity and raise the price

Mass Effect 3 is a EA title, thats what it comes down to they couldnt come to an agreement on credit terms. Game is probably not long for this world unless theres a buyout or something similar, which is sad since where i live there is 2 Games and 1 Gamestation (owned by Game) so those 3 stores would dissapear :(

Dude, go to Amazon. Cheaper, and better service. And yes, fuck Game. Fuck 'em with a rusty stick.

GAME...

Ive never liked them, their range in pathetic

It doesn't look as if they're going to be around for too much longer so there's that. It's a shame, I never experienced the kinds of pre-owned pushing poor advice giving at my local shop.

I doubt they can even afford to fuck themselves at the moment.

Tufty94:
So when I went to Game to go pre-order Mass Effect 3 I put the money on a gamecard, make it easy when I went to buy it. Now I find out that they're no longer going to be able to supply Mass Effect 3, so yeh, I'm done with you unreliable motherfuckers.

I don't think they decided not to stock ME3 to spite you to be honest, it's not like it's their decision that a lot of developers think they're bastards.

The only reason I'd ever walk into any video game shop is if they have a sale or to check the pre-owned section, although in greasy shops like GAME I imagine half the discs are covered in semen. It doesn't help that the bitch that serves me in my nearest GAME is a cunt too, and I mean that to the highest degree, her head may as well be a gaping vagina because she's such a cunt. I'm not even gonna explain it, I'm just gonna throw it out there like the OP and hope she's reading this.

I did exactly that, now my plan is to use that trade-in money to get SSX and then trade that in for straight cash, use it to buy Mass Effect on Amazon.

Good job GAME got their SSX shipment before they burnt the EA bridge, or this plan would've failed too.

Is GAME the only game store in the UK? Why don't you guys shop somewhere else?

mikey7339:
Is GAME the only game store in the UK? Why don't you guys shop somewhere else?

The Game Group is basically it for "specialist" game stores. Supermarkets, internet are the only other options there.

I miss Special Reserve.

Wait you actually still want to buy ME3?!

*shakes head* I guess it takes all kinds...

Dimitriov:
Wait you actually still want to buy ME3?!

*shakes head* I guess it takes all kinds...

I know right, it's almost as if the the whiners didn't whine loud or long enough to convert us.

Amazon just stocked the Collectors Edition....

F*ck Yeah..

Soon as I go to Gamestation tomorrow, I'm just blowing all the free money stuff I got, spund at little of my own money and never spot at there or GAME ever again!

SPARTANXIII:
Soon as I go to Gamestation tomorrow, I'm just blowing all the free money stuff I got, spund at little of my own money and never spot at there or GAME ever again!

I currently have 1.50 in gamestation credit, and 10 in Game. I'm thinking of getting Dead Rising 2 for PC with the latter. I can get... um.... a miniature GoW 3 figurine with the former... I guess.

Vault101:
GAME...

Ive never liked them, their range in pathetic

It's only GAME UK that aren't stocking EA titles (or Nintendo for that matter).

Over here they're fine and dandy. It would appear that the same applies to GAME Canada too.

MiloP:
I did exactly that, now my plan is to use that trade-in money to get SSX and then trade that in for straight cash, use it to buy Mass Effect on Amazon.

Good job GAME got their SSX shipment before they burnt the EA bridge, or this plan would've failed too.

If by "burnt the EA bridge" you mean "had no money and asked for stock for free on good faith so that they could stock ME3 and then pay EA back after they'd made sales", sure.

Jasper Jeffs:
The only reason I'd ever walk into any video game shop is if they have a sale or to check the pre-owned section, although in greasy shops like GAME I imagine half the discs are covered in semen. It doesn't help that the bitch that serves me in my nearest GAME is a cunt too, and I mean that to the highest degree, her head may as well be a gaping vagina because she's such a cunt. I'm not even gonna explain it, I'm just gonna throw it out there like the OP and hope she's reading this.

Thats funny because the Game near where I work is managed by this complete cunt and I was only saying to someone just earleir today on xbox live ''Well I dont like game because of the big fat ignorant cunt who stares at you like your a big mac when you walk in the shop, so I hope the fucks crash and burn''. P.S. In ireland we have Gamestop aswell so Game can go choke on an EA dick for all I care :D

Zappanale:

SPARTANXIII:
Soon as I go to Gamestation tomorrow, I'm just blowing all the free money stuff I got, spund at little of my own money and never spot at there or GAME ever again!

I currently have 1.50 in gamestation credit, and 10 in Game. I'm thinking of getting Dead Rising 2 for PC with the latter. I can get... um.... a miniature GoW 3 figurine with the former... I guess.

30 from my Gift Card and my Pre-Order bonus. Can't decide on MSP or a proper game...

Midgeamoo:

Tufty94:
So when I went to Game to go pre-order Mass Effect 3 I put the money on a gamecard, make it easy when I went to buy it. Now I find out that they're no longer going to be able to supply Mass Effect 3, so yeh, I'm done with you unreliable motherfuckers.

I don't think they decided not to stock ME3 to spite you to be honest, it's not like it's their decision that a lot of developers think they're bastards.

Let me fix that for you.

I don't think they decided not to stock ME3 to spite you to be honest, it's not like it's their decision that a lot of developers think they're bastards Flat Broke.

That's why there's no Mass Effect 3 at GAME UK.

I usually don't buy anything from GAME, but from time to time they do have some good deals.

Funny thing is they cancelled my Pre-order a whole week before everyone else's so I actually had a head start on finding another copy. I hear HMV has a few collector's editions left.

Though really if I didn't want the physical CE I wouldn't really care, and would have bought it off Origin. I haven't bought a physical game for a long while now.

EA are the jerks here they always are and any gamer that likes their games these days is a fool

Thank God that GAME in independent in other territories.

GAME is still going to stock Mass Effect 3 here in Australia (where I pre-ordered my CE from).

BelmontWolf:
EA are the jerks here they always are and any gamer that likes their games these days is a fool

There's many things wrong with this. Here's a couple of my favourites:
-Blanket assertion that when something involving EA happens, it's always the fault of EA, and not, as in this case, the fact that Game doesn't know how to business.
-That because EA do make some decisions that are unpopular, that their products can't be entertaining.

I just hope the problem is fixed soon, I've worked in Gamestation, an affiliate of GAME, and I love it. There are a few things I do question about business practices, but as a gamer and working in a game store, I was happy to plod along.

It is a debacle that GAME isn't stocking ME3, one of the biggest launches to date, and I hope something is worked out in the end.

Either way EA has been very tight with its stock in some cases, but GAME have been circling the drain themselves. I can see this being one of the nails in the coffin.

BelmontWolf:
EA are the jerks here they always are and any gamer that likes their games these days is a fool

I highly doubt someone is a fool because they like a game that is made or published by EA.

On Topic: It sucks that Game did this. Why did they wait till the last minute to tell everyone? Hopefully the people that paid off their game are able to get a refund.

Alright I'm just gonna take the hit as a noob, but when you guys say "GAME" are you like code-naming Gamestop, or is there really a store over there called GAME?

theswordsmn:
Alright I'm just gonna take the hit as a noob, but when you guys say "GAME" are you like code-naming Gamestop, or is there really a store over there called GAME?

No joke, GAME is a real retail store.

BelmontWolf:
EA are the jerks here they always are and any gamer that likes their games these days is a fool

The sentance is so flawed it makes my logic circuits hurt. I need to go lie down...

I know how all of this could been avoided! Read a book. I'm just jokin' that would be insane. Game Stop is a tool.

It's there own fault that they're in thier current financial situation. They've tried to monopolise the video game retail market, by buying out other stores. And their failure to better Amazons prices and HMVs trade in values(I've always got 2x the value) has cost them a fair bit of business. This is just a theroy, I don't know anything about running a business, so don't quiz me on this shit.

ToTaL LoLiGe:
This is just a theroy, I don't know anything about running a business, so don't quiz me on this shit.

I've abused Gamestation's trade ins for a while now. Cex is next door to my local GS, so I go to cex, get prices, go next door, and get new prices of Cex +1. Plus, the original Gamestation offer is still printed on the receipt. I once turned an offer of around 20 into just shy of 50 this way.

Tufty94:
So when I went to Game to go pre-order Mass Effect 3 I put the money on a gamecard, make it easy when I went to buy it. Now I find out that they're no longer going to be able to supply Mass Effect 3, so yeh, I'm done with you unreliable motherfuckers.

I'm in a similar situation. I was going to preorder ME3 using gift cards because, frankly, I don't have the money otherwise. Then they don't stock it.

I'm going to basically sell my gift cards to friends for the exact same value, then use that money to preorder it from somewhere else.

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