#1 Posted by Kidavenger (3502 posts) -

I found this at Bestbuy last night, I had no idea what I was holding until reading the wiki here, I kind of want to go get it now just to see how bad it is.

Where does this stuff even come from? I was at the same store a week ago buying xmas gifts and it wasn't there, maybe someone returned it...

#2 Posted by itspizza (428 posts) -

Love that they put the theft thing on it too

#3 Edited by darkvare (758 posts) -

i love how the description here in giant bomb just flatout says is unplayable

#4 Posted by Evilsbane (4528 posts) -

"Looks and Plays like a big budget production" When that is your quote...you know its a lie.

#5 Posted by Hailinel (23846 posts) -

Best Buy has been selling used games for a while now. Given how old this game is, someone had to have traded it in.

#6 Edited by Sammo21 (3211 posts) -

Best Buy price matches Amazon so they can sell anything they want in my book!

#7 Posted by HeyGuys (342 posts) -

Think about this; for it to be used means someone had to actually, legitimately pay for this at some point. A chilling thought.

#8 Posted by Spoonman671 (4554 posts) -

I honestly didn't know this was a boxed retail product. I thought it was something you had to download from a shady website.

#9 Edited by crusader8463 (14413 posts) -

Retail stores are the worst. I been to a local Walmart once or twice and they still have a boxed copy of tabula rasa on the shelf.

#10 Edited by Hailinel (23846 posts) -

Retail stores are the worst. I been to a local Walmart once or twice and they still have a boxed copy of tabula rasa on the shelf.

How does that make them the worst? That Tabula Rasa was a flop and no longer active doesn't mean that that inventory that Wal-Mart stocked is just going to pay for itself. They can't be blamed for the game's failure or for being stuck with copies of a game that are essentially unsellable.

#11 Posted by ShaggE (6320 posts) -

The security dealie on the box cracks me up. Stealing Left Behind is its own punishment.

#12 Posted by Demoskinos (14559 posts) -

@hailinel: @crusader8463: Seeing as I work at a Wal-Mart I'll say both of you have points. On one hand some items were just plain stuck with. Some things we can send back but most often with general merchandise we've just got to deal wit it. However,its up to the people running that particular store to do what they can to get rid of something like that that just hangs around. If they just leave something that isn't moving just sitting there and clogging the shelf without marking it down then that is a problem too.

#13 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1538 posts) -
@shagge said:

The security dealie on the box cracks me up. Stealing Left Behind is its own punishment.

#14 Posted by President_Barackbar (3432 posts) -

@shagge said:

The security dealie on the box cracks me up. Stealing Left Behind is its own punishment.

It would be REALLY ironic to steal a copy of a game that deals with sinners being left below during the Rapture.

#15 Posted by crusader8463 (14413 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@crusader8463 said:

Retail stores are the worst. I been to a local Walmart once or twice and they still have a boxed copy of tabula rasa on the shelf.

How does that make them the worst? That Tabula Rasa was a flop and no longer active doesn't mean that that inventory that Wal-Mart stocked is just going to pay for itself. They can't be blamed for the game's failure or for being stuck with copies of a game that are essentially unsellable.

@hailinel: @crusader8463: Seeing as I work at a Wal-Mart I'll say both of you have points. On one hand some items were just plain stuck with. Some things we can send back but most often with general merchandise we've just got to deal wit it. However,its up to the people running that particular store to do what they can to get rid of something like that that just hangs around. If they just leave something that isn't moving just sitting there and clogging the shelf without marking it down then that is a problem too.

The game has been shut down for over 5 years. They are selling a game that can't be played. Under no circumstances is that acceptable. Throw it in the garbage if they can't send it back but leaving it on the shelf for some dumb ass that doesn't know any better to buy it and take it home to find out is disgusting.

#16 Posted by Wikitoups (773 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Best Buy has been selling used games for a while now. Given how old this game is, someone had to have traded it in.

But its a PC Game???

#17 Edited by Hailinel (23846 posts) -

@hailinel said:

Best Buy has been selling used games for a while now. Given how old this game is, someone had to have traded it in.

But its a PC Game???

Yep.

#18 Posted by crimsinf (143 posts) -

Last time I was at my local Best Buy they had a new sealed copy of Madden 09 en Espanol that I swear had never been there before. Also, they were selling it for $40.

#19 Edited by ManMadeGod (1552 posts) -

The Wal Mart by me still sells brand new PS2 games. I would love to see the monthly sales figures on those.

#20 Posted by Hailinel (23846 posts) -

The Wal Mart by me still sells brand new PS2 games. I would love to see the monthly sales figures on those.

You might be surprised. I once did game testing for a budget publisher on a couple of projects. They actually had a quiet million-seller on a PS2 motorcycle racing game that they sold at retail in places like Wal-Mart and Best Buy at a budget price. And there are a lot of people that still have PS2s, even in this day and age, so as long as you make games for the right casual audience at a budget price, you can do some good business.

#21 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3782 posts) -

If Kirk Cameron isn't in it, NO SALE

#22 Posted by PimblyCharles (1310 posts) -

All I see is irony in that photo