GameStop intentionally removing Deus Ex OnLive coupons

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  1. prowler
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    How low can you go Gamestop?
     
  2. Terminator02

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    just read this a bit ago, obviously gamestop wants people to buy at gamestop instead of using onlive
     
  3. shadowmanwkp

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    So gamestop is the only store doing this? That's just.... Ugh.

    That's like a store ripping open the packages of a transformers figurine and removing all the guns from them because they want to make their own fake guns sell better. I know that stores open packages of games that are on the shelves to remove the stuff to counter theft. But removing the contents and not giving everything to the buyer altogether is just a low blow.

    I didn't know that I must pay full price for incomplete products.
     
  4. Tonitonichopchop

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    This is why I'd rather buy my video games at the grocery store than at Gamestop.

    Edit: To be fair, this is just one of many reasons.
     
  5. Ryupower

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    as soon as the games seal is broken
    the game should be sold as USED
     
  6. impizkit

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    Agreed. That is why I HATE gamestop. They open and sell as new after they have taken the disc out of the container. That is bullsh$t. Boycott gamestop.
     
  7. LightyKD

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    ZOMG ZOMG! Any Gamestop worker willing to give me a free coupon code! I'm a avid OnLive user and I would love to have a free copy of the game. Aside from that It really sucks that Gamestop is stooping so low just so that they can start advertising their cloud gaming service.
     
  8. Snailface

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    They probably keep them for themselves. [​IMG]

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    btw-- who buys PC games from the store anymore? [​IMG]
    @next post- OK point taken.

    ... and does Mr Burns run Gamestop? I can just hear his voice reading that memo.
     
  9. prowler
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    For this
     
  10. GreatZimkogway

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    Don't really see what the big deal is. Oooo you lost a coupon. Boohoo, you still get the game you paid for, still(99.9% of the time) brand new. If grocery stores are allowed to do this, so is a Gamestop.
     
  11. prowler
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    Yet if GameStop did this with Portal 2, everyone would be (more) mad.

    This is not acceptable (and downright pathetic) and it's pretty much voiding the game as new.
    I only hope Square Enix does something about this as well as customers.
     
  12. Schlupi

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    This is a crock of bullshit. Downright sickening. I don't understand how they could get away with this... it isn't fair. Fucking Gamestop.
     
  13. Fudge

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    Are they even allowed to do that?
     
  14. LightyKD

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    Im really not surprised @ Gamestop. They're getting ready to roll out a cloud gaming service on PS3 and 360 next year and it's already in beta testing. It's just competition but it's in a appalling form. Gamestop just sucks.
     
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    But... To remove the code, they'd have to take the disc out of the case? Really, all you're missing out on is the shrink wrap.

    They make sense business wise. Sell a game that has a voucher/coupon for a competitor? Without telling me it's in there? Yeah, I'd take it out as well.

    I'd say as long as they don't screw with the discs, and reseal it up for those people who enjoy opening games I wouldn't mind.
     
  16. prowler
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    http://www.facebook.com/GameStop/posts/265828886770378

    They should just stop selling the product, not take things out.
    EDIT: Also at people saying they don't care, would you still care if they took Steam codes out of future Valve PS3 games (if Valve still do this)?
     
  17. nl255

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    Note that they only guarnatee the condition of the DISCS (which are usually separately wrapped) to be brand new, not the manuals or other stuff. Just how careful do you think they will be in handling the contents of the game box when they are rooting around for the coupon?
     
  18. Eckin

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    I don't use OnLive or GameStop, but that sounds bad. If I was an OnLive user I'd be really pissed to find out that my brand new copy of the game was missing the OL code.
     
  19. RupeeClock

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    How can they expect to tamper with a product and for word to not get out?
    Gamestop only has an online store in the UK but you can be assured I will never buy any products through Gamestop, knowing they may willingly tamper with something.
     
  20. LightyKD

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    As an OnLive user I can tell you that I'm a bit disappointed yet happy at the same time. This proves that Gamestop views OnLive as a thread add that's GREAT for the service! OnLive is a awesome service and heir customer service totally rocks. They just rolled out an update today adding cross game chat (LMAO @ PS3). I'm sure Gamestop might gain mainstream appeal with their cloud services but at the same time it wont be uniformed like OnLive. Last time i read, their service will cater to each platform meaning that not every game will be available to PS3 and or the 360. I happen to like the fact that I can use OnLive from almost any device and I'm waiting for the gang at OnLive Fans to finish the Linux version. I have a crazy idea with that and Linux on Wii that I will be testing once done. In the end, Gamestop's actions are just shameful.