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Are your game retailers Fair/Bias/Don't know s***

Fair 13 25.00%
 
Bias 16 30.77%
 
Don't know s*** 12 23.08%
 
I don't know 2 3.85%
 
I buy my games elsewhere 8 15.38%
 
Total:51
arcane_chaos said:

@rolstoppable, we did talk about some games for the PS3.360 but niether me or the clerk knew how old her children were, for the PS3 I suggested LBP, U2, and Rachet & Clank,(just some broad and safe level games for all ages..although U2 may be a stretch) for the 360 I didn't give any recommendation because most of the game i own are rated M and I didn't want to risk it and RPG's; pretty much a niche genre this gen.

Oh, I see. You (plural) didn't know how old her children were. If only there would be a way to figure things like that out. Unfortunately, we still live in a time where thought reading devices aren't mass produced.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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At my gamestop theres one guy how is really cool and I could talk to him all day about game but theres another guy how works there how is a complete ass he tryed to make me cancel my ps3 pre-order telling me final fantasy XIII and MGS4 was exclusive to 360 and just a week ago a mother asked him which would be better for her son ps3 or 360 he of course said 360, saying the 360 was overall cheaper claiming there used 360 games are cheaper at 5euro(not true ps3 had games at 5euro aswell) and not saying she had to pay to play online ect... I dont care that she got the 360 but she was lied to that makes it wrong



My old one was bad they shut when they saw me after I out smarted them in Video Game knowledge...my new one are great I just relax in there once in awhile to talk about video games with them.



Former something....

There was one guy who bad-mouthed the DSi for about 5 minutes to the custumer in front of me, calling it "a worthless piece of garbage."

I went up and said, "Hello. I tried to play this DS game I bought here on my worthless piece of garbage and it didn't work. Could you help me out?"

So now, I rely on Amazon, because I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords. 



Doobie_wop said:

Yes, I've been having trouble with my local EB store, which is sad because it's literally a 3 minute drive from my house and it's easily accesible. The manager in the store is an asshole, when the store first opened, we made polite conversation (I'm nice like that) and I didn't think he was too bad, but then came the day I wanted to buy MW2 on the PS3. You'd think I slapped the guy or something, but he was baffled, kept trying to push the 360 version on me, saying how we'll be Live friends, how I should join Live and he did this for about three weeks and by that time I'd already decided to buy the game off of a back of the truck dealer I knew (I'm guessing that's what he does, won't tell me) for less than half the price.

Then Splinter Cell: Conviction was about to come out , he kept trying to make me pre-order, I kept saying no, he then did the same with Battlefield and started the whole Live thing again. Ugh, it was so annoying and at that point he would start to throw insults at PSN and the PS3, which I really don't care about, but I don't need to put up with that bullshit when I'm trying to look for games. He also has a thing about informing me on what he thinks or he has heard about any game I bring to the counter, all the games I like are apparently bad (Lost Planet 2, Fracture, WET, Dark Sector and etc) and he wants to tell me how bad they are while buying them.

The incident that annoyed me the most was when he put down PSN when a guy was just asking about a PS3 headset. Some 36 year old guy comes in, he looks like one of those cool dads that know whats up, must have been a gamer in his younger years and so he asks the manager about the PS3 headset. He explained that he wanted to play online and that his friends had headsets and he'd like to join in, my god the manager went off, he went on and on about how he shouldn't even bother, how he should just buy a 360 and get Live, all while the customer stood there uncomfortabley. I don't mind as much when it's happening to me, mainly because I know better and I can ignore him, but this guy wasn't a frequent gamer and was being made to feel inadequate in the middle of the store.

Not all EB stores are like this though, I've started driving the extra 15 minutes to a different store and eveyone in there is perfect, they inform me enough to help my decision, they leave me alone when I'm just looking, they compliment me on my purchases when buying, they help me out when it comes to price matches and low stock and because they're doing a good job, I give them repeate business. I'd also like to point out that this store is much busier than my local store and it's easy to see why. GAME are also awesome, they are the perfect balance of being nice, helpful and they leave you alone when your just browsing. JB are good as well, but way too many 'I'm a cool guy working in an elextronics store, look at my cool new T-Shirt that my friend designed' and that becomes annoying when I need to ask questions about prices, stock and pre-orders.

Well to be fair those are pretty bad games



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It's quite evident that the workers in Gamestation are not only bias towards the HD consoles (mainly 360), but don't know anything at all.

A good example would be me pre-ordering SKyward Sword yesterday- not only did they not know it was coming out, but immediately started looking in the 360 section of games. When I stepped in to say it was a Wii game, he said 'what, there's still games coming out on that console? I thought it was dead and replaced by PSMove?' They also had no idea what Xenoblade Chronicles or TLS were, and there were no new Wii/DS games which weren't released in the past 2 months (and even then they were missing titles like Conduit 2), and the only thing they seemed interested in were COD, and FIFA, as could be shown by the 2 rows of FIFA games (I counted 65 FIFA games for the PS2). 

Normally I wouldn't mind, but this has been such a predominant trend lately it's becoming inexcusible. If you don't know anything about your medium, don't do that job. I'll happily take it, after all



 

Here lies the dearly departed Nintendomination Thread.

This reminds me of April 2009.  It was an inset day and the day Little King's Story came out in Europe and I decided to buy a copy (due to the fact I wasn't that interested in the game until all the fantastic reviews came in, I didn't place a pre-order).  The woman at the cashier said to me 'I assume you're buying this game for a younger sibling', I couldn't be arsed with the whole thing so I took the easy option and just agreed.  She then said 'I thought so, no 'gamer' above the age of 9 would buy a Wii game, in particular this one'.  I didn't even think GAME staff could sink that low.




MrT-Tar said:

This reminds me of April 2009.  It was an inset day and the day Little King's Story came out in Europe and I decided to buy a copy (due to the fact I wasn't that interested in the game until all the fantastic reviews came in, I didn't place a pre-order).  The woman at the cashier said to me 'I assume you're buying this game for a younger sibling', I couldn't be arsed with the whole thing so I took the easy option and just agreed.  She then said 'I thought so, no 'gamer' above the age of 9 would buy a Wii game, in particular this one'.  I didn't even think GAME staff could sink that low.

Yup, even the word "gamer" is now used as an insult. Sad.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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RolStoppable said:

On topic: You sir, wouldn't be any better as a salesman. A lady comes in a store to buy a video game console for her children and all you talk about is online functions, Blu-ray and Netflix. Has it ever crossed your mind that people who are looking to buy a video game system actually do so for video games? It's no wonder that she didn't buy anything, because both of you guys' advice was absolutely worthless.

I have to agree with this completely.

The only people qualified to give advice are Apple fans.



Tease.

in the UK, GAME probably has the best staff but their overpriced so i hardly go there.

in supermarkets where games are often the cheapest, they dont know shit and in a pre-owned store called computer exchange, the staff are often refered to as monkeys....after you visit the store, that will seem like a compliment.