- Mar 18, 2009
...Seriously? Well, I'm sure as hell not buying from Game anymore. GameStop and GameStation it is!
Surely with all the laws we have against price fixing there are some sort of industry regulations against this sort of anti-competitive practice?JordanMillward_1 said:No they wouldn't, because even if they did do it, it's entirely legal.Treblaine said:Of course they would deny it, they would get into a dickload of trouble with Trading standards if anyone found out and at the moment an emphatic denial can be all that is needed.The_root_of_all_evil said:Edge did something on this as well.
Damn, I wish people would only give opinions on stuff like this if they actually know what the hell they're talking about.
You want to come down to the three nearest GAME stores near me. On the "Top 10" lists are WoW and expansions and The Sims 3/2. No kidding, they're really that bad.Rawne1980 said:But this is an outrage.
How will I get my games now.
Oh wait.... I don't use Steam anyway.... In fact I buy from GAME if i'm in town (or Amazon if i'm feeling lazy).
I find a bit of bullshit in the quoted section though. The GAME in our town has quite a large selection of PC games and the top 20 chart it has are the ones that are charted everywhere.
WoW hasn't been on it's shelves for 2 years (it may be shoved in a corner but the last time I saw it was when my wife had to hunt it down).
I can believe it.Stalydan said:You want to come down to the three nearest GAME stores near me. On the "Top 10" lists are WoW and expansions and The Sims 3/2. No kidding, they're really that bad.
It's different with games rated pegi 16, it's up to whoever is selling the game to decide whether they should sell you it. But with the BBFC ratings they have to I.D the buyer. BBFC is the same rating system used on movies. BBFC rates games either as a 12, 15 or 18.SomeBrianDude said:You know that staff can get fined (I think it's up to a grand, might be more), and most likely sacked for failing a test purchase? The penalties are the same as selling booze to someone under 18. They're just doing their job. Can you really blame them for valuing their own employment and income more than you getting the game you want?ToTaL LoLiGe said:I hate GAME they refuse to sell me 16+ games unless I have an I.D. Gamestation on the the hand will without an I.D, except if I get served by a guy that used to work at GAME. "Ummmmm.....I'm gonna have to see some I.D dude."
Steam goers I will hate GAME twice as much just for you.
Very strange, west of Adelaide over here in the Seaton area EB is actually the terrible store, with people working there who haven't the foggiest what they're doing, and it's GAME that have the quality staff and stuff o.0doggie015 said:Not true over on the western side of the Nullarbor mate... They stock an APPALLING range of PC games hidden behind the console games!SoulSalmon said:...The Australian GAME stores I know of are quite easily the best physical game stores I know of...
I'd suggest you start going to places like Gametraders and EB Games where the people there actually acknowledge that PC games still exist rather than trying to hide them! If you are a PC gamer then EB games quite easily has the largest selection of games for you. And if you want to get rid of that old console collecting dust in storage you can trade it in at Gametraders for quite a bit of store credit (I traded in an SNES and a couple of games for about $90 store credit. WAY more than I would have gotten anywhere else!)
Ouedan? do you mean ossu!tatakae!Ouendan!? anyway I have found the staffs knowledge on games to be very mixed there have been a few who know their stuff but most havent a clue outside the next big FPS. I recently stopped going to the local Game store and usually buy online these days anyway (much cheaper than the store and digital services, ok not sure about steam but the xbox and PS DDL store is a rip off).MarsProbe said:One even knew what Ouedan was! Granted, I don't exactly look at the PC games section, only going there to pick up games for my 360.