Gamestop has really found a new low

You know it's bad enough that Gamestop had joined in on the pre-order crap Mortal Kombat is doing in regards to locking out fatalities for certain stores and pre-orders. Now gamestop has apparently really wanted to dick over users that haven't pre-ordered the game by reserving videos for only those that have pre-ordered the game already.

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Posted by Rawrnosaurous

You know it's bad enough that Gamestop had joined in on the pre-order crap Mortal Kombat is doing in regards to locking out fatalities for certain stores and pre-orders. Now gamestop has apparently really wanted to dick over users that haven't pre-ordered the game by reserving videos for only those that have pre-ordered the game already.

Posted by guthwulf

Yeah, they suck. I'm not preordering anything anymore.

Posted by Aus_azn

Wow. Just wow. This is a bad trend.

Posted by tunaburn

and....... i dont see the bad point here. Preorders are important and why not give people something special like a stupid costume and a different fatality if they pay for the game upfront before reviews? its not like they are giving you an extra character or something game breaking.

Posted by Malakhii

You can blame warner bros interactive just as much, they're the one's suppling them with the stuff to hold back for pre-orders. Still pre-order exclusives are fucking dirty

Posted by AhmadMetallic

cant you like pre-order then cancel your pre-order later in the future ?

Posted by Scooper

No need to buy from places like Gamestop anymore. All they do is try and sell you crap you don't want and screw over the customers in every way they can. Just get the game from Amazon or whatever and forget about whatever they're doing.

Posted by Soap

YO YOU WANNA KNOW THE NEW GAME BIOWARE IS WORKING ON? AND IT'S RELEASE DATE? AND SEE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT IT AT ALL!? THEN COME AND PREORDER IT NOW! /that is the future. 

Posted by RedEyesBlueBunny

as you follow them on facebook? i dont really understand what's going on here, but that im getting less and less excited about the new MK the more i hear about it

Posted by FesteringNeon

isn't it just for the extra-gory version?

Posted by FateOfNever
@tunaburn said:
" and....... i dont see the bad point here. Preorders are important and why not give people something special like a stupid costume and a different fatality if they pay for the game upfront before reviews? its not like they are giving you an extra character or something game breaking. "
That's actually not what he's talking about.  He's talking about the fact that they're, essentially, offering a 'gory version' of an MK video as a pre-order bonus.
Posted by Zaft

5 to 1 the video was up on Youtube within 30 minutes of it appearing on Gamestop's site.

Posted by Aetheldod
@RedEyesBlueBunny:  Yo dude ,MKII was the last good MK game , this series must stay dead , no longer relevant and its gameplay sucks
Posted by Rawrnosaurous
@RedEyesBlueBunny:  I essentially follow them on facebook for the fact that once in a while they will do give aways and contests.
Posted by MannyMAR

I ain't pre-ordering shit until I play a demo and it's the equivalent of the Messiah of your chosen faith walking through my door and saying, "Dude totally BUY THAT SHIT and here's a trillion bucks!!" So, I guess it's no MK for me. 
 
But yeah, locking out some fatalities to specific retailers is kind of shady to me. 

Posted by Ley_Lines

crap should have been spelled with a "k" "Kick the Krap out of Monday" I mean they spelled code with a "k"

Posted by Video_Game_King
@Soap said:
" YO YOU WANNA KNOW THE NEW GAME BIOWARE IS WORKING ON? AND IT'S RELEASE DATE? AND SEE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT IT AT ALL!? THEN COME AND PREORDER IT NOW! /that is the future.  "
Immediately following that: PRE-ORDER THIS GAME OR WE KILL A PUPPY! YOUR PRE-ORDER BONUS IS A PUPPY THAT WE DIDN'T DUMP INTO A VAT OF ACID! YOU WON'T GET THE PUPPY, BUT IT WON'T DIE, EITHER!
Posted by Three0neFive

Doesn't matter anyway because most of the people bitching about preorder bonuses will either go out and begrugingly preorder it anyway or go and support GameStop in some sense.
 
Case in point: OP follows them on Facebook. If you really cared, you wouldn't. You're part of the problem/

Edited by XenoNick

Jeez that's shitty.

Posted by Aleryn

www.amazon.com, try it.  Even if you miss out on minimal preorder junk.  Or, actually... anywhere but Gamestop.  Only way to hurt them is to ignore them.

Posted by JJOR64

This game better be fucking good god dammit.

Posted by Rawrnosaurous
@Three0neFive:  I don't buy games from gamestop, I don't pre order games from anywhere and I don't think following a company on facebook is in any way supporting a company.
Posted by VicRattlehead

every time i see MK news i frown :| 
 
game better be good

Posted by Insectecutor
@bukkookkub said:
" isn't it just for the extra-gory version? "
Best commenter, well done. Why are you guys so up in arms about an uncut promo reel you get if you pre-ordered? You should be furious that they think a video would make you pre-order, not because they're somehow denying you content. You're all insane.
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Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

That's beyond silly.
 
It still probably works on the dumb masses, why else would they keep bothering with these stupid actions? :/

Posted by Jeffsekai

GOOD WORK MK TEAM, REALLY SHOWING FAITH IN YOUR GAME HERE.

Posted by Sharpshooter

A Liu Kang Fatality video.......................................... You're reward for preordering MK in Gamestop is a Liu Kang Fatality video. Your right that is low, really really low.