GameStop Pulling Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC Off Shelves [UPDATED]

#301 Posted by Skywarpgold (153 posts) -

@DrEmettBrown: Yeah, that makes sense.

#302 Edited by TorMasturba (1094 posts) -

I'm glad that UK fairtrade law is considerably strict enough that this sort of thing generally just doesn't happen over here.

#303 Posted by Tumbler (161 posts) -

@MuttersomeTaxicab said:

Man. I hope that Tracer Tong mission is at all worthwhile.

I'm assuming this is Bonus DLC you get for pre-ordering from Gamestop? I went looking but can't find a lot of info about Pre-order dlc for this game.

#304 Edited by MuttersomeTaxicab (668 posts) -

@Tumbler: Yeah, Gamestop had the Explosive Mission pack. Grenade launcher, remote detonation explosives and a mission to rescue Tracer Tong (a character that features in the original DX.) Either way, I pre-ordered from Gamestop's website. Thankfully got an On Live pass, too. Still, after this bullshit? Fuck Gamestop, and their horse.

#305 Posted by CaptainDickface (20 posts) -

Why is Square just sucking GameStop's dick on this one? GS physically violated new product and altered its contents before selling it to the consumer. I can't believe any publisher would be okay with this, let alone apologize for it afterwards!

#306 Posted by KingLouis51 (30 posts) -

The best retailer for video games is, by a mile, Amazon (and, by extention, Amazon Prime).
 
GameStop are aptly named. Fuck em. I understand they are a business and want to make money... but fuck em.

#307 Posted by joeq1159 (111 posts) -

Wow. Game Stop seems to be having the worst week ever. Not only have they pissed off basically the entire internet, their new project is going to be that much more of a sell.

#308 Posted by King_wiL (45 posts) -

I'm glad we don't have Gamestops in England, they seem to be a bunch of mardy rip-off merchants and complete cunts. Mind you GAME aren't much better.

#309 Posted by Tumbler (161 posts) -

@CaptainDickface said:

Why is Square just sucking GameStop's dick on this one? GS physically violated new product and altered its contents before selling it to the consumer. I can't believe any publisher would be okay with this, let alone apologize for it afterwards!

It may look like this but Square is really just handing Gamestop the rope and letting them hang themselves. Gamers will be appalled by this fact and to keep repeating it is more effective than attacking them. Gamestop has every right to remove content from our game before selling it you. Gamestop is absolutely able to take things out of the game before selling it to you. Gamestop can sell you an opened game with stuff missing if they want. Gamestop can absolutely rip off their own customers. Say it enough and people realize Gamestop IS ripping off it's own customers.

#310 Posted by PoisonJam7 (356 posts) -

What is happening in America? It seems like everyone is afraid of competition, so they just monopolize. Which, by the way, is illegal; not that THAT matters. First EA, now Gamestop.
 
Honestly, I don't see how those coupons could hurt them anyone more then all this bad press has. I mean, OnLive is a complete failure and so is Gamestop's streaming service. It's not like anyone would have used those coupons anyways....

#311 Posted by Lukas (72 posts) -

@PoisonJam7 said:

What is happening in America? It seems like everyone is afraid of competition, so they just monopolize. Which, by the way, is illegal; not that THAT matters. First EA, now Gamestop. Honestly, I don't see how those coupons could hurt them anyone more then all this bad press has. I mean, OnLive is a complete failure and so is Gamestop's streaming service. It's not like anyone would have used those coupons anyways....

this!

#312 Posted by Demoskinos (14846 posts) -
@noibn: Well, there are a number of games like Shogun, Civ 5 , Duke Nukem  etc that all require steam to activate anyways.   I  only ever really like to buy disc versions if I know they have a steam  with steam support.   I can feel you on the steam thing.  The only non steam game I own is The Witcher.    I'm pretty anal about keeping all my stuff in one place myself.
#313 Posted by TheFianlFrontier21 (26 posts) -

smooth square

#314 Posted by Dunkelheit (47 posts) -

Just another reason to shop @ amazon for me! Bye GameStop!

#315 Posted by vonFlampanker (327 posts) -

@mosdl: I think the Amazon card is worth it. Just recently they implemented a system that lets you use points directly instead of having to cash them in for a gift card. Nice ordering something in the middle of the month and finding you have $14 of random credit waiting on you. I make sure to always pay it off and never, ever carry a balance. One month of interest on almost any card would pretty well nullify the benefit of Amazon points.

#316 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3966 posts) -
@Claude said:

I'm surprised you people play any video games at all. All I read is Gamestop sucks, Activision sucks, EA sucks, Ubisoft sucks. When you stop and think about it, the whole video game industry is ever changing and everyone is just trying to find that competitive edge and make a buck before the market changes. Even Valve and EA are having their issues because of competitive business practices.

Nobody is saying Steam sucks.
 
And anyway, it's petty when you think about it.  Gamestop can
just sell the fucking game & be done with it.  Then in future, 
mention to Square they won't distribute games that promote
competitors.  Sending it all back is stupid & probably fucks 
them out of whatever profit margin they might have had, if
they were selling it.  Maybe the Xbox game will be discounted
early??
#317 Posted by dprabon (315 posts) -

@HawkxSx said:

STEAM

STEAM!!!

#318 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@thirteenyahs said:

gg gamestop

So turns out its not gamestops fault. Square did not inform people ahead of time. It was squares fault. Lets stop the fun "I hate gamestop" stuff now? 
#319 Posted by Redeye (5 posts) -
@VinceNotVance: You are right though, they should have just pulled the product from the shelf while they worked out the issue with the publisher. Just politely (can GS employees be that?) tell the customers that they don't have any in stock and that you  hope to get it soon. Is it entirely true? No, but don't be a bunch of jerks and remove things intended for the consumer. That is just flat out ripping me off and guarantees I won't return. 
#320 Posted by Battsey (48 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man: I'm glad I'm not the only one here seeing this.

#321 Posted by Rekt_Hed (848 posts) -

Sigh ....just when you think gamestop might have stopped being assholes you read a article like this.

#322 Posted by ssjviviano (10 posts) -

What a dick thing for Gamestop to do.  Words cannot describe how much of a viscous douche Gamestop is as a company.  I am officially continuing my boycott of that store.  Games are cheaper on Amazon anyway. 

#323 Posted by damnboyadvance (4060 posts) -

I don't think people realize that Gamestop is a business. Businesses don't like giving away products with competitor coupons. 
 
Yeah, Gamestop is arguably a morally bad business, but any business would do this, not just the dicks at Gamestop.

#324 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@damnboyadvance said:
I don't think people realize that Gamestop is a business. Businesses don't like giving away products with competitor coupons.  Yeah, Gamestop is arguably a morally bad business, but any business would do this, not just the dicks at Gamestop.
This time it was Squares fault 
 
Lets say you own a Gas company. And Pepsi started to have cupons for another gas station in their bottles. Would you still sell pepsi? 
#325 Posted by Solh0und (1775 posts) -

Why is it when Gamestop is in the news,people flip out about how much they hate Gamestop? If anyone is at fault here, It's Squeenix.

#326 Posted by damnboyadvance (4060 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
@damnboyadvance said:
I don't think people realize that Gamestop is a business. Businesses don't like giving away products with competitor coupons.  Yeah, Gamestop is arguably a morally bad business, but any business would do this, not just the dicks at Gamestop.
This time it was Squares fault  Lets say you own a Gas company. And Pepsi started to have cupons for another gas station in their bottles. Would you still sell pepsi? 
Pepsi is a pretty popular beverage. I would be kinda pissed at PepsiCo, but I would continue to sell Pepsi without the coupons on them. 
 
And yes, Square Enix should be blamed for not telling Gamestop about this. It is kind of a big deal.
#327 Posted by LLamaPie (1 posts) -

Ok well since Gamestop didn't like the media backlash this caused and the horrible PR, well I bought the retail partially because I work at gamestop so I have my discount and I use cash. Anyways Gamestop is obsessive with customer ratings. For instance even though my sales were top in store I didn't get hours for 2 weeks because I had a couple really bad reviews from grumpy customers. Anyways here is the email I got: 
 
" Dear GameStop customer,

Earlier this week, GameStop removed a competitor's coupon from standard edition PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a recent release by Square Enix. We were not aware that the product box would contain this competitor's offer. We regret the events surrounding this title release and that our customers were put in the middle of this issue between GameStop and Square Enix, the publisher of this game. And for this, we are truly sorry.

For your inconvenience, we would like to offer you a free $50 GameStop gift card and a Buy 2 Get 1 Free pre-owned purchase. We want to earn back your trust and confidence in the GameStop experience. Please bring in this email and your store receipt or order confirmation from GameStop.com and present it to a Game Advisor.

Sincerely,
Paul Raines
CEO, GameStop  " 
 
Pretty damn generous if you ask me. The game costs 50$ for PC and he's giving everyone who bought it a $50 gift card and they can keep the game. + the buy 2 get 1 isn't bad either.

#328 Posted by ChaosDent (234 posts) -

@HadesTimes said:

How about this, DON"T BUY PC GAMES from Gamestop!

I stopped buying from Gamestop when I purchased a "new" game and the clerk took an empty box off the shelf and pulled the game disc from an envelope behind the counter. He claimed it was "gutted" but was still new because it had not been sold to anyone. Nothing was wrong with the game, but I disapprove of this policy.

#329 Posted by YukoAsho (2055 posts) -
@solh0und said:
Why is it when Gamestop is in the news,people flip out about how much they hate Gamestop? If anyone is at fault here, It's Squeenix.
Shhhh, don't go using logic!  It hurts the fanboys' heads!
#330 Edited by YukoAsho (2055 posts) -
@Scodiac said:

The Gamestop in my little town is the best place to buy games. This won't stop me from going there. It has a comic shop type feel to it and the people are great. I bought Deus Ex there and I'll buy a bunch more fall titles there. I'd rather support that store than the Futureshop in my town where the service blows. I'd rather support a local store that a giant website.

I'm not defending what the higher management chose to do here but I care way more about the direct service I get.

You and are are in agreement.  Yeah, the upper management at GS is prone to fuckups, there's an atmosphere that you can't get at a big box of a faceless webpage.  You can't walk into Amazon and fuck around with the management there, talking about games and telling jokes, or getting a giggle when you point out how the DSi is now only $10 less than the 3DS. 
 
In short, so long as Gamestop treats me well, which they tend to, I'll keep going there.  The people who wanna tell me I'm evil for it?  Well, I've one message for them... 
 
#331 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@YukoAsho: I just think you're shortsighted and immature.

#332 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Claude said:

I'm surprised you people play any video games at all. All I read is Gamestop sucks, Activision sucks, EA sucks, Ubisoft sucks. When you stop and think about it, the whole video game industry is ever changing and everyone is just trying to find that competitive edge and make a buck before the market changes. Even Valve and EA are having their issues because of competitive business practices.

None of what you've said justifies theft Claude.

#333 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -

*story about GameStop appears on Internet* 
 
*entire Internet freaks out in an argle bargle inquisition against all things GameStop*
#334 Posted by bransonhuggins (16 posts) -

I am a previous gamestop employee from here in the US, I worked at one of the top 20 stores in the country, and let me tell you some things.  First things first, they know that they piss you off.  They know that they are selling "new" games, that have been opened.  They don't care.  Hell, when we got used games in, that still had the dlc or the free month of live cards, etc, we would have those handed out in store to employees, and then put the game back on the shelf.  Did this ever happen with new games?  no.  it's not that bad.  
 
This though is not something that should surprise anyone.  They have always opened up new games and then sold them as is.  Lately they have been trying to move away from that to be honest, hence most of the titles you will see on the floor are just cases, that's it.
 
Another thing that I don't know if many of you know about is this.  Pre-orders.  The employees get NO, not one cent, of compensation for making a pre-order.  Yet it is an essential part of there job.  No one wants to ask you a hundred times if there are any games you want to pre-order, but they have to.  Because if they don't, they will get fired.  We regularly had to get pre-orders, and a certain percentage of them to boot.  We would often time pad are own numbers, by pre-ordering something from a friend, and then having them pre-order something from you.  They also love to promise things that you will never get.  As soon as a new game is announced, gamestop employees will start in like mad making promises of what you will get to pre-order a game.  Unless you have seen it online for yourself, don't believe it.  Chances are, the pre-order will change.  Hell, I remember MW2, we guaranteed an exclusive weapon and xp bonus for pre-orders.  This never happened.  
 
Gamestop is concerned with there bottom line, like all companies, but it cannot be denied that they do some shady things.  The thing is, don't hate all the employees.  Most of the people working there, are there because they love games, and thought it would be cool to work in a game store, and it is pretty fun (when corporate wasn't breathing down are necks).  

#335 Posted by bransonhuggins (16 posts) -

Okay, let me make something clear to you guys.  I worked at gamestop, for a quiet some time, and I have to tell you guys something.  When I worked there, and I happen to know this DOES GO ON AT OTHER STORES TOO, employees will "rent" new games, brand new, non used copies of the games, take them home, play them, bring them back, then re-package them and sell them as new.  That's right, they are selling you new games, that have been played.  Now, did this happen all the time?  no.  we didn't do it regularity, but it did happen, especially with the bigger titles.  The ones we knew we would have to wait for some used ones to come in on.  Gamestop does some shady shit.  A lot more shady then I think you guys know.  They expect a lot out of there employees for very little pay as well, but that's another story. 

#336 Posted by kmg90 (420 posts) -

Game Stop indeed.....

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