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http://www.examiner.com/x-3974-Philadelphia-Gaming-News-Examiner~y2009m2d26-Killzone-2-the-most-returned-game-this-year

 

At first, I thought maybe the guy had some useful insights or some angle that would go with his "don't hype Killzone 2 too much" bit, welll before I read it.  But now, after reading it, my feeling is that what he brings up is a lack of intelligence regarding the retail side of the videogame industry.  Retailer breaks the release date for when Killzone 2 is supposed to be sold by, and people then return the game saying "it doesn't work".

My take is that, the servers aren't ready, and apparently the retailer and/or buyers are playing ignorant to this fact, or in the case of the consumer, just don't know.



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Might want to read the updates on it though. It's actually quite funny and disturbing at the same time. Very dick thing to do at that Gamestop.



There is an update to it.

http://www.examiner.com/x-3974-Philadelphia-Gaming-News-Examiner~y2009m2d27-Struggling-GameStop-scams-Killzone-2-fans



The people buying it were just stupid



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demacII said:
There is an update to it.

http://www.examiner.com/x-3974-Philadelphia-Gaming-News-Examiner~y2009m2d27-Struggling-GameStop-scams-Killzone-2-fans

Some Gamestops do appear to be evil, but one can't underestimate the lack of intelligence on the part of consumers.  Gee, ALREADY have returns of KZ2?  I am tempted to pick up a used copy early that hasn't been played.

 



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I think this is just a case of mutual ignorance rather than evil.



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The_vagabond7 said:
I think this is just a case of mutual ignorance rather than evil.

I am of the belief that Gamestop makes money off this ignorance on purpose.  Not sure this is some real evil here with a plot to create a bargin bin of used game titles.  However, Gamestop is run mostly by employees who are game fanatics but aren't able to do much else, with a number of customers who are clueless but buying stuff for hardcore videogame fanatics.  And they create a cycle that is meant to lock yourself into there.  Of course, with this, one can end up getting a range of experiences.

 



richardhutnik said:
The_vagabond7 said:
I think this is just a case of mutual ignorance rather than evil.

I am of the belief that Gamestop makes money off this ignorance on purpose.  Not sure this is some real evil here with a plot to create a bargin bin of used game titles.  However, Gamestop is run mostly by employees who are game fanatics but aren't able to do much else, with a number of customers who are clueless but buying stuff for hardcore videogame fanatics.  And they create a cycle that is meant to lock yourself into there.  Of course, with this, one can end up getting a range of experiences.

 


But employees do not equal the company. Unless the gamestop headquarters released a memo to all stores "Convince customers to sell their copies of Killzone 2" then it's not gamestop purposely attempting to profit from ignorance. And if they did release a memo like that it was take all of ten seconds for it to explode onto the intarwebs. Just because they do profit from ignorance doesn't mean that they are purposefully taking advantage of ignorance.

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The_vagabond7 said:

But employees do not equal the company. Unless the gamestop headquarters released a memo to all stores "Convince customers to sell their copies of Killzone 2" then it's not gamestop purposely attempting to profit from ignorance. And if they did release a memo like that it was take all of ten seconds for it to explode onto the intarwebs. Just because they do profit from ignorance doesn't mean that they are purposefully taking advantage of ignorance.

Look at how Gamestop is run, and how they have things set up.  It is all corporate driven with the employees being sorting drones for getting merchandise on shelves, and working the point of sales devices.  The employees learn scripts they do, and follow a set procedure.  And the system is set up to lock you in to keep money there.  It is meant to capitalize on this situation and exploit it.  It is also prone to doing dumb things, like the prelaunch and they still make monety off it.


As far as "employees do not equal the company", a company consists of employees and systems they work.  If you see the same level of ignorance on the part of employees, that shows you what the company is.