What Happened Between Nintendo and Amazon Today? [UPDATED]

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#51 Posted by Branthog (5598 posts) -

Scraping the bottom of the barrel, Patrick? This isn't news in any sense of the word. This happens fairly often on Amazon. If enough people complain about a product, they cease the ability to purchase the item until that issue is resolved. For example, if hard drives are being reported as not working after receipt and people say the packaging was poor, they will halt the sale of the item for a few hours or even days while they investigate whether there is really a problem and how they can fix it. This is exactly what you would want from a store. It also happened with the collector's edition hard cover GOTY edition Fallout 3 guide, because they were shipping it in such a way that it arrived with big dents or gashes in the hardcover. Where was the news flash on that?

#52 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2483 posts) -
@big_jon said:

Why is this even a story?

Maybe because Whiskey Media is Amazon hosted and they want to throw them a bone on occasion.
#53 Posted by somethingdumb (115 posts) -

Don't yell at Patrick about writing a particular news story, especially when the same story was on GODDAMNED CNN.

#54 Posted by PKHilson (205 posts) -
@Sinful said:
@Torrim said:

Slow news day?

nope, pat is just doing what he always does...makes news out of nothing.
And LATE, saw this on another site early this afternoon. COPY/PASTE!! COPY/PASTE!! COPY/PASTE!!   
Bring back Brad Nicholson! No wait, I want my aspergers gamer and Cambodia genocide art game stories!!! 
 
Kidding, kidding. Patrick's awesome!
#55 Posted by prestonhedges (1961 posts) -
PRESIDENT OBAMA DEAD
Obama Herschel, President of the Stillwater High School A/V Club, found dead today...
#56 Posted by ezdude (406 posts) -

perhaps they were being racist? nah...

#57 Edited by Beforet (2934 posts) -

Slow news week, eh Klepek?

Glad to hear that CNN is reporting about important things like a glitch at Amazon.

#58 Edited by EgoCheck616 (782 posts) -

@Beforet said:

Slow news week, eh Klepek?

Glad to hear that CNN is reporting about important things like a glitch at Amazon.

Lay the fuck off. It's Monday. At least Patrick is trying to report the news. What have you done?

Woust thou like thine pizzas for carry out or shall I ride forth and deliver them unto you?

#59 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2221 posts) -

Stay classy, Giant Bomb community.

#60 Posted by Beforet (2934 posts) -

@EgoCheck616: Wo-ho, relax Buster Bill! Didn't mean to insult your idol.

#61 Posted by DrEmettBrown (49 posts) -

@ezdude said:

perhaps they were being racist? nah...

hmmmm.... conspiracy... you might be on to something...

#62 Posted by Milkman (17353 posts) -

@NeverDave said:

Guy reports on a thing that happened, GiantBomb users lose their shit.

#63 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5293 posts) -

But are games art?

#64 Edited by Brackynews (4094 posts) -
Nintendo's a company historically known for being pretty easy to deal with when it comes to replacing devices.

No small part of why I fly that red flag. One of my favourite stories is during the heyday of NP Strategy Guides, calling to ask if the pack-in Earthbound guide is available separately from the game. "Well we don't sell it, but I can send you one." Okie doke then!

Then I contrast with my Sega story of trying to order the Phantasy Star IV guide, which is basically a B&W photocopy job. And the hedgeprick on the phone saying it's Sega of A-mer-i-ca, and they don't ship to Ca-na-da.

And that was when I decided Sega must be destroyed. It took a while, but I consider Mario & Sonic a victory.

#65 Posted by Maginnovision (490 posts) -

@EgoCheck616 said:

@Beforet said:

Slow news week, eh Klepek?

Glad to hear that CNN is reporting about important things like a glitch at Amazon.

Lay the fuck off. It's Monday. At least Patrick is trying to report the news. What have you done?

Woust thou like thine pizzas for carry out or shall I ride forth and deliver them unto you?

I always get delivery, thanks. Pepperoni and jalapeno please.

#66 Posted by PrioritySeven (325 posts) -

@NeverDave said:

Guy reports on a thing that happened, GiantBomb users lose their shit.

And how sad it is.

#67 Posted by sixpin (1309 posts) -

@Milkman said:

@NeverDave said:

Guy reports on a thing that happened, GiantBomb users lose their shit.

Agreed.

Man, there sure are a lot of angry nerd-ragers on here these days.

#68 Posted by Sinful (211 posts) -
@sixpin said:

@Milkman said:

@NeverDave said:

Guy reports on a thing that happened, GiantBomb users lose their shit.

Agreed.

Man, there sure are a lot of angry nerd-ragers on here these days.

Yeah clearly...it's like everybody has a different opinion and everything...seesh what a world we live in.
#69 Edited by Kosayn (453 posts) -

Man, between low battery life and this - customer anecdotes suggest it actually is a defect in a significant percentage of units - I'm probably going to pick up Catherine and Shadows tomorrow rather than splurging on a first gen 3DS. At least if I early adopt games I don't have to worry about the hardware working.

#70 Posted by sixpin (1309 posts) -

@Sinful: There is a difference between expressing one's opinion and acting like a jerk. Some on here lack that distinction and are attacking Patrick, that is rude and inappropriate.

#71 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Thin line. Life is beautiful with words fulfilled. Words.

#72 Posted by Sinful (211 posts) -
@sixpin said:

@Sinful: There is a difference between expressing one's opinion and acting like a jerk. Some on here lack that distinction and are attacking Patrick, that is rude and inappropriate.

I find it ruder and jerk like for these type of "News" appearing....oh excuse me...i must be raging...ill back off now.
#73 Posted by sixpin (1309 posts) -

@Sinful: I am uncertain whether or not you are being serious. Did I hit a nerve somehow? It wasn't my intent as my words where not pointed directly at you, but at the distasteful sentiment that has seemingly overtaken this tread. I simply desired to post a counter opinion to all of the hate. If you are merely attempting to get a rise out of me then I apologize for wasting your time.

#74 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -

I bought a black 3DS from Amazon.

Not today though.

Just lettin' you guys know.

In case you were curious.

Bye.

#75 Posted by FMinus (399 posts) -

THE HORROR, newsworthy? Not really. 

#76 Posted by Sinful (211 posts) -
@sixpin: just a bad case of miscommunication. we will continue with our lives as they once were. We shall not remember this day ever again. So....how about them *insert Local Sports Team Here* doing? I heard they are doing great this summer.
#77 Posted by Shadoestar (48 posts) -

Amazon doesn't care about black...Actually, that joke is way too easy.

#78 Posted by TheChaos (1138 posts) -
@xobballox said:
@DonutFever said:

Fucking Racists.
That's what I came here to say.
#79 Posted by TimesHero (737 posts) -

@DonutFever said:

For a few hours, Amazon wouldn't let you buy a black 3DS.


Fucking Racists.

This.

#80 Posted by Hector (3381 posts) -

@DonutFever said:

For a few hours, Amazon wouldn't let you buy a black 3DS.


Fucking Racists.

Lol!

#81 Posted by YukoAsho (2144 posts) -

Why would anyone want to buy any color 3DS?  There's nothing out there, unless you're that desperate to buy N64 ports.

#82 Posted by Jayzilla (2574 posts) -

it's just a marketing conspiracy organized by Colonel Sanders' rotting corpse.

#83 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6403 posts) -
@wolf_blitzer85 said:

But are games art?

What is truly art?
#84 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -

You know, just because Nintendo isn't acknoledging it doesn't mean there isn't a problem. Hinge problems and the DS line of products go hand in hand. I now have two different DS models (original and Lite) as a line of reference. Original is completely cracked in half, Lite has an ever expanding hairline fracture.

#85 Posted by Jack_Lafayette (3481 posts) -
@Gliz9 said:

@TheHBK said:

@DonutFever said:

For a few hours, Amazon wouldn't let you buy a black 3DS.


Fucking Racists.
#86 Posted by Protonguy (306 posts) -

@DonutFever said:

For a few hours, Amazon wouldn't let you buy a black 3DS.


Fucking Racists.

Lol. Well at least we got this from the story.

#87 Posted by Dr_Perscitus (52 posts) -

Wow! What a scoop! 
 
Breaking News! Something inane happened, somewhere.
#88 Posted by FugitiveJ (33 posts) -

@Lord_Yeti said:

Stay classy, Giant Bomb community.

#89 Posted by AldoTheApache (88 posts) -
@Dr_Perscitus said:
Wow! What a scoop!  Breaking News! Something inane happened, somewhere.
This. 
This site is getting more like all the others with rubbish stories like this, come on Patrick, this website never used to post such uninteresting banal stories as this, you can (and usually do) do much better.
#90 Posted by Legend (2664 posts) -

You're entering into Brad Nicholson territory with this story, Patrick. We know you can do better!

#91 Posted by Chrozium (5 posts) -

Great to know I'm spending $5 a month to get 'stock' updates.

#92 Posted by Winternet (8060 posts) -

@chrozium said:

Great to know I'm spending $5 a month to get 'stock' updates.

aaaaaaand ZING!

#93 Posted by Majorgamer (11 posts) -

ok then 

#94 Posted by Legend (2664 posts) -
@BeefyGrandmole

My friend got an 3DS box with no 3DS in it shipped to her from amazon a couple of months ago.

Wow, she got the super rare invisible color 3DS!! I've been looking for one of those for months!
#95 Posted by punpun (232 posts) -
@Protonguy said:

@DonutFever said:

For a few hours, Amazon wouldn't let you buy a black 3DS.


Fucking Racists.

Lol. Well at least we got this from the story.

That's only funny when Vinny does it. Not so much you Giant Bombers.
#96 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5156 posts) -

I smell a conspiracy.

#97 Posted by AndrewB (7691 posts) -

Sure it's a mundane event that went nowhere, but I think the point of the story here was to clarify what happened because it was something that got picked up by the mainstream media. I remember hearing about it and thinking nothing of it, but it's still kinda good to hear what became of all that rubbish.

#98 Edited by FMinus (399 posts) -
@YukoAsho said:

Why would anyone want to buy any color 3DS?  There's nothing out there, unless you're that desperate to buy N64 ports.

The same reason your parents opted not to abort you. Even there's idiots around the planet already, they wanted one of their own. 
#99 Edited by chem (162 posts) -
@Godlyawesomeguy said:

@wolf_blitzer85 said:

But are games art?

What is truly art?
What is truly anything?
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