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Old 05-14-2012, 11:13 PM   #16
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the faster they go digital, the faster einhander stops gaming
That would actually be best for all of us in every way.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:32 AM   #17
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:05 AM   #18
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Blizzard rule for doing that. They didnt even need to and they went ahead anyway. How many publishers would of done that? NONE!
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:40 AM   #19
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We've actually seen a tad rise in continued revenue ever since GAME sunk
Who is "we"?
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #20
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Ubisoft. Ever since GAME shut shop in the UK, seen a little spike in sales from Amazon and other places. Not a lot, but it's definitely there. Not bothered by GAME going down the drain at all though, supermarkets and Amazon always give better deals for new games anyway, I haven't been anywhere near a GAME in years apart from to look at their Vita deals.

It's awesome of Blizzard to do that though, Alucard's right that it's a lot more than what most other developers would bother doing. I'd love to see Activision in the same position. They'd probably e-mail everyone a photo of Kotick in a bathtub of money flipping them off.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #21
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Here's something retarded:



http://www.computerandvideogames.com...ii-pre-orders/

Ouch. Is that legal...?
GameStop does that, but they like to lie to customers and say they can't cancel their preorders. Which is simply bogus. The only thing it does is count against their total number of reserves which helps them coughthe store managercough get a raise every year.

Off the topic, but still you'll see game stores do crazy stuff like that everywhere.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:16 PM   #22
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Am I the only one who can't wait until everything becomes digital distribution? Fuck CD keys, seriously.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #23
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #24
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If you give a company like GAME your money for something you'll get later, and you don't get any interest, you're probably the same type of person who justifies a $25 Overdraft charge for a $10 POS transaction.

Still, it sucks for those that made a stupid decision and (puts on sunglasses) paid the price for it.

That's why I only preorder games from Amazon. Price is locked down once you place the order (I've gotten a few games for less because Amazon undervalued the sale). You can cancel anytime before the game ships. No money down. You are only charged once the game ships to you.
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rhetorical question btw.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:36 PM   #26
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Still, it sucks for those that made a stupid decision and (puts on sunglasses) paid the price for it.


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Old 05-16-2012, 04:48 AM   #27
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I almost never preorder games. Maybe done that for 3 games in my life.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:53 AM   #28
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That's why I only preorder games from Amazon. Price is locked down once you place the order (I've gotten a few games for less because Amazon undervalued the sale). You can cancel anytime before the game ships. No money down. You are only charged once the game ships to you.
That's how all the decent places work, gotten plenty of games on the cheap thanks to price increases after I've pre-ordered.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:05 PM   #29
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The law is once you go administration, the owner is protected and all his debts wiped, and the banks come in and say FUCK YOU to anyone who thinks they have rights because its banks money first, your money theirs. A previous job I was at went into administration. Despite the people who swathed through the store on a mission to get as much money back as possible, despite assurances from these people that we would get our pay if we kept working for that week, we still lost out on 3 weeks of pay. And there is nothing you can do about it. Oh sorry we couldnt give you money because the bank didnt recoup everything so we all have to lose out. Yeah, fuck you too. How about the owner lose out on something? Oh thats right, douches get rewarded in this world.
That's not quite true, it's a lot more complicated. Secured creditors, ranked creditors. It's a really annoying field of law, so much so that I can barely remember it, so I won't waltz in with a legal opinion, only to say that it's not quite as simple as that- at least in the UK.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #30
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Ubisoft. Ever since GAME shut shop in the UK, seen a little spike in sales from Amazon and other places. Not a lot, but it's definitely there. Not bothered by GAME going down the drain at all though, supermarkets and Amazon always give better deals for new games anyway, I haven't been anywhere near a GAME in years apart from to look at their Vita deals.

It's awesome of Blizzard to do that though, Alucard's right that it's a lot more than what most other developers would bother doing. I'd love to see Activision in the same position. They'd probably e-mail everyone a photo of Kotick in a bathtub of money flipping them off.
I think you're incredibly foolhardy in your hubris. In my uninformed opinion video game sales would hurt should the dedicated sellers go out of business. Broadband speeds in the UK are some of the slowest in Europe on average, I believe, so the majority of people won't be rushing to download 25gb games. Hell, even I wouldn't want to, the way Virgin caps you after 4gb downloads.

Correct me if you can, I really don't know much about this, so this is just opinion, I don't mind being set right.
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