something that is already being done...
So Gamestop wants to dabble into the business of having its own DLC for its chain of stores tailor made for their stores during development. I personally do not care about it as i dont "yet" see how it will effect my decision to buy a particular game. However so long as its stuff that wont trivialize my gaming experience im taking a neutral stance.
GameStops Involvement in Development Is Another Black Mark on Pre-Order Bonuses - GameSpot
GameStop will fund unique DLC, won't hinder creative process | Joystiq
if this hot mess was posted elsewhere already my bad!"When you think about the business of gaming and the cost of developing games, we think there's an opportunity to put capital at risk with publishers and developers in exchange for exclusive content that would be distributed through our online platforms, in stores, our download business, et cetera," Raines explained to Time, before being asked about the immediate backlash against the idea of GameStop dictating a game's development once it's partially funding development. "I think we'd be foolish to tell developers how to develop games or publishers how to bring product to market. That's what they do extremely well. What we'll do well is put capital at risk and help distribute and connect with PowerUp Rewards customers."
something that is already being done...
To my understanding they will be paying developers to create specific dlc. To my knowledge that's not quite how it's done atm, I'm jot entirely familiar with the process but I don't think Amazon calls Ubisoft and says they want special gold scimitars for AC.
It just show's that Gamestop is realizing that there brick and mortar stores are loosing them more money then they make vs retail sales.
Digital Media will put companies like gamestop out of business so they have to adjust or die.
It doesn't matter anyway the stuff they will probably make will be shit, so there gonna die anyway.
I'll still keep buying from Amazon just so I don't have to be attempted to be continually upsold on every goddamn thing on the store and pre-orders for the next 90 months.
"No. It won't be hard to find. 1) If I want to play it bad enough I can download it from the digital store. 2) I guarantee you I will either find it at Best Buy, Target, or Walmart. All within 3 miles from my house. 3) Why would I give you my money when I am not getting anything in return when I could invest it myself? 4) I'm never coming back here."
The people suck. And now with used game competition popping up EVERYWHERE, if I want to find a cheap game, I can do so at a mom / pop shop selling used games or hell even go to Best Buy now without being bothered. Oh and no, I take care of my games. I do not need to buy a $7.99 scratch replacement plan. Had an idiot try to sell me on that too. "Well, you never know when your dog migh...." "Dude. Shut up, and sell me the game"
My favorite story was when my wife and I went to Best Buy to buy a printer. They are no better than Gamestop except this time it's their warranty crap. it was a $99.00 printer. "So... What brings you here today!" (This is at the cash register) My wife and I look at each other like deer in headlights. I couldn't resist myself. "We are here to pay for this printer before we leave your store, otherwise it would be theft."
"Oh haha! That's a good one! You know... have you thought about the replacement plan on this printer? It's only $29.99 and covers everything on it. Lots of things can break, especially if you are a heavy user."
"No. If it breaks after the first year, I'll buy another one for $99."
"Are you sure? I have heard that the wireless portion of this printer can go out from time to time."
My ears perked up on that one.
"So... what you are saying is you are selling me known faulty equipment?"
"Well, no... but it can happen. I have seen it"
"Sell me the damn printer - I am late for my beer across the street"
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I fucking hate shopping in any store of any kind now. No I do not want your rewards card, no I don't want the replacement plan, no I dont want to sign up for your fucking credit card, no I don't want to donate to whatever fucking charity you have. It's impossible to just go to pay for something without being bugged with all this other bullshit.
Originally Posted by Noodleface
Those kind of upsells are the only thing keeping retail locations afloat unfortunately, so they aren't going anywhere =\
"Hey mom, what I want for Christmas is this game. If you do get it, when the guy at the counter asks if you want the strategy guide definitely say no." On Christmas when I open that much larger rectangular present and there was a strategy guide and the game, I knew. The guy knew when he sold it. Bathroom reading material.
If I come in wearing a Half Life 2 t-shirt in pristine condition, hair stuck to one side of my head, ill-fitting dark denim jeans with large white NB shoes, and eczema on my face and arms while holding a collector's edition Dark Souls 2 box he should just know. Much like when a whale comes through the line at Wendy's, you don't ask "anything else?": you just know there is more coming.
Amazon Prime has made it so I rarely go to any store for anything. I leave to go grocery shopping. And even then I occasionally opt for grocery delivery. Shit, it's only $6 more.
If I had millions, I'm sure I would be an Amazon hoarder.
Steam, Amazon, anything on Slickdeals, and then specialty online retailers every once in a while if Amazon doesn't have it.
You are paying more per item for places that have grocery delivery that then you would if you shopped at a regular grocery store.
Originally Posted by Noodleface
I hate DLC... its so annoying... pay for patches! pay for the actual end of the game!
Those upsells arent for everyone but they are useful for the parents who let their kids use games as a frisbee...ie stupid ones. Im against upselling but ive also had its methods ironed into me by ATT and BBcorp so i know those guys at the registers are hating it every bit as much as the customers. Its not going to go away, if anything it will get worse and the tactics used to implement such things will become shady.
If kids are wrecking games, the only protection plan they need is from a swift beating.
As for groceries, the delivery thing does kick ass if you need it. ShopRite around here is making a killing off that, I just wish the seniors would use it more so they wouldn't make the parking lot a fucking hazard zone. I'm not sure if you can use coupons though, which is something I like to take advantage of.
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I work as a manager for a GameStop and can definitely confirm that all that annoying shit is most definitely in the handbook now. There's literally a 6 page section on "Overcoming Customer Resistance". That being said, I've pretty much given up on giving a fuck about it. I'll ask once for each thing as it is actually a job requirement, but fuck pestering you for that shit. No means no dude. And if you end up coming back to my store I'll remember you and wont even bother asking again. I've trained my staff to do the same. We've even begun to steal customers from the other 6 locations that are literally within 5 miles of mine, and now our sales are going up because people are tired of being treated like walking dollar signs.
But yeah, scumbag corporation is scumbag corporation. Stop spending your money here if there's literally anywhere else that you can pick stuff up from.
Thats the only thing I never understood about Gamestop. What the fuck is the point of having so many stores so close together? Wouldnt it just be more profitable to have a bigger store in a prime location? The TOWN to the south of me has 5 game stops. The city to the north of me has 9, maybe more. I know of at least 12 in the bigger city to the west of me. Why? Seems like the biggest waste of money ever. I know of a spot where game stop is on one side of the road in a small shopping center with Panera bread and if you walk across the four lane road into a big shopping center, one is right next to Target and Dicks Sporting Goods. It is the dumbest shit ever to me and thats not the only location where two gamestops are within a short sprint of each other.
DLC packages from Gamestop and other shit have been around for ages. Not sure whats new here. Last game I bought from Gamestop because I wanted the DLC shit was Darksiders 2. Had armors, swords, shit like that. Stuff like that, that has no affect on the game, is completely fine with me.
That example about the Printer is almost verbatim of what I dealt with at Best Buy. I couldnt get my wireless all in one printer to fucking work right and needed shit that day. So I went to best buy, bought a 45 dollar printer and was asked if I wanted to put a 30 dollar protection plan on it. I looked at the girl sideways and asked her if she really thought it was necessary on a 45 dollar printer. She humbly looked down and didnt say a thing else to me. I feel sorry for people that have to, per job rules, ask that dumb shit.
Think I have 3 within a one mile radius heh.
Wrathbane you are so full of shit. So you're saying the fact your entire scorecard is based around PowerUP Subs and Preorder's, and maybe 30% trade, you are trying to say YOU DONT tell your staff to harass people? You are so full of fucking shit, I was a DM in one of the lower regions, who is your Regional? I bet I can get your store running right under a new manager asap, and now that I happen to see you are literally trashing your company and I have your IP address, enjoy a call from HR. Have some fucking pride in what you do, pussy.
I'd also like to see the Six Page Handbook about harassing customers, because the handbook is 52 pages long and none of that is in there.
wtf just happened
an understated ensemble that puts the "b" in subtle
The gamestop i frequent had this super cool manager who didnt try to upsell and he was just a really casual guy who was into games...one day i came in and they told me he was replaced along with all of his staff but one person. Ever since then the upsellbots have taken over and will milk you for all your worth!
Shit got real!...weirdwtf just happened
There was a gamestop near me where this dude kept trying to sell my The Matrix Online and the strategy guide on every time I went there because he knew I liked MMOs. I appreciated that he knew what I liked (I was frequent, before Amazon), but everytime he talked to me he would fart and it smelled awful. I labelled him as "fart guy" and stopped shopping at that Gamestop and went to the other one in town.
Also wtf just happened. Did that guy really claim he had the dudes IP and was going to HR with it? Is this some CSI:NY shit?
i buy games on amazon or bestbuy (20% discount with GCU) and then trade them into gamestop or best buy and buy steam or nintendo eShop cards with the money, I don't think I've ever actually bought a real game at gamestop
oh and gamestop has a promo running right now, 50% bonus on traded in games and they are handing out coupons for end of the month on used games. their latest iOS app also shows trade in values for all games so you can look it up at home, the android version is gonna be updated end of the month
let the cripple gamestop manager fight begin
Draegan wait wait! I want to see this go places!
What a fucking retard.. did you really just say you have his IP address. Fuck you .. Wrathbane if your store is any where near me, I will exclusively shop at your game stop instead of the other 13 in my neighborhood!
Maybe he sent him a PM and pixel traced him! IP GAINED!
What the fuck.... There is such a thing as a Gamestop fanboy? Parachuting into the thread with that nonsense lol
Originally Posted by Noodleface
He says he has a solid "Good" connection.....54.0 mbps.
Was that even hot shit back in 2008? I cant remember
Even if he seriously did get the guys IP address, what then? he's going to be posting from home, not from his gamestop store, so are the gamestop higher-ups going to file for a court to grant a subpoena to the ISP to reveal their customers details?
I have all your IPs. Phone calls start at 12pm EST.
could just backtrace Paul Raines ip and contact him directly about this pressing matter
fuck it let's get the CEO and CFO etc involved
heads are gonna ROLL BOYS
This is some NSA level shit right here.
Locating targets based on how many Gamestops they admit to having near their location.
"Mr President, we've verified that Ahmed Muhammed Mohammad lives within ten miles of two gamestop locations. This limits his possible location to two key areas."
New NSA technique: GST (Gamestop Saturation Triangulation)
Jack Bauer is on this shit
Fuckin gamestop-gate up in here.
If any of you fucks trace my IP and hack into my work laptop imma fuck ya'll up. I know sockets n shit
...and I thought working for Best Buy was bad...I concede, you win Gamestop.
Wrath, give us an update. Did you get fired bro?
Still going strong bro, no goofs here.
LOL @ "taking pride in what I do" working at a fucking retail counter to pay for school.
I will do this for you.
Let me know if you need to find out the superbowl's IP address.
Originally Posted by Noodleface
Shit, got real SON!
bahahahhaha IP *facepalm*
i just launched a nuke at his house!
Fallout: oklahoma, coming soon!
how? because you all trolled and dickrode like no other? don't worry man, it's handled!
this was priceless, 3 pages of rants, oh i am dying laughing lol, haven't seen shit like this since the flowers of happiness forums lol
It's not rants. It's really just jokes at your disposal. I'm sure we laughed more than you did.
doubt it lol
this was the height of my day lol, oh this was good
who said i was kidding? where the fuck did i say i was kidding?
Attempts to save face failed so I suppose it was inevitable that the "lol jks" came out. Thanks for the laughs!
The master art style of this type of "Andy Kaufman watch the internet implode at my posts" is just that, an art. And no where in the Andy Kaufman playbook does it say to give up your hand in a few hours.
You, sir, are full of shit.
this guy let me down..Cut your losses bro and move onto greener pastures..
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