Gaming thoughts of the day

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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Riku Rose » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:29 pm

MiTT3NZ wrote: That's a stupid sales tactic. How many 'gamers' do you know that would take a woman's opinion on games seriously?


One of the few times I popped in there I remember her talking to this guy saying something along the lines of.

"You shouldn't get GTAIV. You should pre order Mafia 2. It's like GTA but its newer so it's better."

I never see if the guy bought it but he was nodding along agreeing with her.
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Sonikku » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:36 pm

Tuffty wrote: GAME are in incredibly stubborn shop. If they're not hounding you as you walk in through the door for a sale, then they're just pushing constantly at the sale. What happened to me yesterday as I was buying a game:

"Thanks for buying. Would you be interested in any pre-ordering Halo 4?"

"No thank you."

"Would you be interested in any pre-ordering Call of Duty Black Ops 2?"

"No thank you."

"You sure? We have special pre order bonuses and it's gonna be a massive game."

"I'm fine thanks."

"Ok then. Would you be interested in any pre-ordering Assassins Creed 3?"

"....No. Thank you."

I realise the people there are doing their jobs, they've been told to do it and it's fine to take pride in it, but I wish they would stop being so damn stubborn. We're both humans here, let's just compromise and stop being a corporate shell. Also, it's no wonder they were in trouble. Who in their right mind would pay full RRP of £45 for a game that's been out for 6 months or more. SSX? Black Ops? Fucking FIFA 12, when 13 is out in a few weeks?


The need to be obnoxious in squeezing out every last penny of profit out of people generally marks a decline in the company and often represents an acceleration of an already ongoing downward spiral.

You think they would learn after a while, witnessing it first hand in so many other businesses. It seems to be a testament to how out of touch executives have become with the rank and file consumer.
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby OL » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:45 pm

More Ratchet & Clank goodness apparently.
http://www.insomniacgames.com/games/rat ... l-assault/
Looking up more on it, it doesn't seem like it'll necessarily be anything particularly new or groundbreaking, but it's R&C, so I'll likely love it regardless.
Unfortunately it's PSN-only in the US, so I'll have to import from the UK again, like I did with Quest For Booty.


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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby MiTT3NZ » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:34 pm

@SC: Haha! In a stereotypical sense you're right, otherwise they'd probably just say they'd get it another time to be nice. Either way, they should employ different tactic dependant on the customer.

@Riku: Yeah, he was probably just bein nice. Again though, shit sales tactic. Telling someone not to buy one product in favour of another could jeapordise both sales. Mafia II should've been an alternative, sayin "If you like GTA IV, then why not pre-order Mafia II, coz the media are already billing it as a better game" or summat along those lines.

@Sonikku: GAME's a franchise, so whilst the executives are still to blame as far as the general direction of the company, it's on the managers to do whatever they can to make the sales, as that is their job. As long as they work within the guidelines set by the higher-ups, it is essentially their shop and it's up to them to do the work.
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Bluecast » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:37 pm

GAME is just a slightly worse Gamestop yet oddly I liked Gametation for a little while
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby lavrentis » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:48 pm

There was something about GAME that just annoyed me every time I went in there
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Crimson Ryan » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:49 pm

I only trade-in and buy from my local indie chain. Bought Shenmue and a Dreamcast a few years ago from there for £50.
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby MiTT3NZ » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:51 pm

GameStation was great until it got bought by Blockbuster.
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Bluecast » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:52 pm

You guy s need chains like Play n Trade and local shops. I have two I go to and I heard of another I want to check out so might have 3. This other one I heard of also has an arcade next to it.
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Who Really Cares? » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:56 pm

This was actually a really fun game, bought it off XBL when it was on sale a while back

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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Bluecast » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:00 pm

Who Really Cares? wrote: This was actually a really fun game, bought it off XBL when it was on sale a while back

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk4ts-Zm4yQ[/youtube]


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Wasn't that a Xbox 1 game?
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Who Really Cares? » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:02 pm

Yep, its BC and was released on Xbox Originals.
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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby AnimeGamer183 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:20 pm

I think the past few years I have been at my gamer pinnacle. I have been getting so into my games for a while now, where i used to kind of rush through them. I am actually a completion-ist now. And the game that started it all? Persona 3 FES, even though I didnt actually beat it. That game had so many choices and things you could set up outside of your party members for battle purposes and people to see and raise your social link with, and I was so intruiged to explore what the game had to offer. Then about a year later Another game came along that I got sucked into again and that was Fable Lost Chapters on xbox, I just had to do everything there was in that game, even got the frying pan with the 6 slots. And ever since then its like every game I have just played the crap out of. I mean I spent 100 hours between yakuza 1 and 2 for christs sake another honorable mention from last year that threw me back into gaming was Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, I was clutching my PSP for that game. Maybe I am just side quest happy, maybe I am just more devoted to games now that I am older, I am not sure but my love for gaming has re-sparked, despite the fact that I dont really care much for this gen. I mean I have been wanting to build a gaming PC for months and months and I have decided that it will probably be what i get myself for christmas. Long Live Gaming!

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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Dorian » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:59 am

Even Square Enix Admits The PlayStation Era Was The ‘Golden Age’

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Re: Gaming thoughts of the day

Postby Tuffty » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:01 am

I don't think I'm ever gonna beat even the 'easiest' optional stage in Catherine. Doesn't help when the stages are randomised every time.
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