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GameStop To Honor Ancient Duke Nukem Pre-Orders

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the but-shouldn't-they-anyhow? dept.

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doug141 writes "GameStop encourages customers who pre-ordered more than a year ago to verify their reservation with their local store. 'Provided the customer has a receipt, we will honor even those pre-orders taken long ago. At this time, we expect that all pre-order customers will receive Duke's Big Package at time of purchase, regardless of when the reservation was made.'" If you have an especially old order, though, you might want to visit the store with your original punchcard, or a daguerreotype of it.

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I pre-ordered First Post. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281090)

Glad I kept my receipt.

Re:I pre-ordered First Post. (5, Funny)

imamac (1083405) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281136)

Me too, but my receipt is chiseled on a stone tablet.

Re:I pre-ordered First Post. (3, Funny)

Farmer Tim (530755) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281198)

Pfft, newb. Mine is imprinted on the cosmic background radiation.

Re:I pre-ordered First Post. (4, Funny)

LynnwoodRooster (966895) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281296)

:( I already lost mine during the last universe collapse and new big bang...

Re:I pre-ordered First Post. (0, Flamebait)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281424)

You mean 6000 years ago? Please. I bought mine before the great Wodin had even thought of creating your puny God.

So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ago? (3, Funny)

elucido (870205) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281108)

What then? Most of us don't even have the Saturn anymore and probably misplaced the receipt.

I'm surprised they didn't wait until 2012 to release this game. Maybe it should be called Duke Nukem Ancient.

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281300)

dont be a dink, Duke Nukem 3D could barley run on a saturn and it was an old dead system well before then

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281730)

In my country the barley run is called the beer shits!

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (3, Informative)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281880)

Duke Nukem 3D could barley run on a saturn

Barely is the wrong word: to port the Build engine wasn't feasible, and it was never done. Instead, Duke Nukem 3D for the Saturn was rebuilt from scratch using Lobotomy's SlaveDriver [giantbomb.com] -- in fact a more advanced engine, capable of actual 3D levels.

Also, if you think a Saturn is underpowered for this game... ahem. [youtube.com]

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (1)

Samantha Wright (1324923) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282092)

I don't think that last link really proves your point. It depicts the Genesis running an engine roughly comparable to Wolfenstein 3-D. Notice the orthogonal walls and total lack of floor or ceiling textures. Here's what the real Duke actually plays like [youtube.com] , in case you've forgotten (although the music didn't sound that good on most sound cards.)

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (1)

Samantha Wright (1324923) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282128)

(Sorry, that link slipped 3D models in for the monsters; it's a recording of a newer source port, possibly eDuke32. This is more accurate. [youtube.com] But still, the first video I linked is a good demonstration of the level appearance; note especially the sloped floors.)

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (1)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282430)

Well, my point was that the Saturn could handle DN3D... that Mega Drive version video was just trivia.

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (4, Funny)

pushing-robot (1037830) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281372)

I'm surprised they didn't wait until 2012 to release this game.

They were really trying to release it before the world ended. In the words of the lead developer, "Er, how are we for time? Have I just got a min-"

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (1)

Billly Gates (198444) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282478)

I was more thinking of Duke Nukem Vista

No they are taking the duke nukm FOREVER seriously (1)

RobertLTux (260313) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282076)

but anywho i think they should have a contest for the oldest reserve ticket redeemed

Re:No they are taking the duke nukm FOREVER seriou (1)

NJRoadfan (1254248) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282390)

Keep in mind that back in 1998 Gamestop was a fairly small operation. Most of the locations that are now Gamestop were Software Etc., Electronics Boutique, or Babbages stores back then, so the oldest reciepts won't even say GameStop on them!

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (1)

alienzed (732782) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282262)

What about... "Duke Nuke Forever Ago"

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (0)

modmans2ndcoming (929661) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282334)

then you are an idiot for thinking the Saturn was going anywhere.

Re:So if the order was for Sega Saturn 20 years ag (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36282686)

I still play with it every other week.

Uhh, why wouldn't they? (2, Insightful)

Eric(b0mb)Dennis (629047) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281114)

Why is it news that they are honoring these pre-orders? To pre-order, don't you have to actually, uh, pay for the game? Whenever I've pre-ordered something at my local gamestop I usually pay full price and just pick up on release.

Now, maybe they have some sort of 'down payment' thing, and then on release date you pay the remainder... but still.. why wouldn't they honor them? I can't see any reason why they wouldn't.

Case in point, I ordered Team Fortress 2 a long, LONG time ago. I'm talking about when they were releasing the videos of the army guys and the turrets, looked 'realistic' (for tech back then) etc etc.. the game that never came out.

I pre-ordered this game because it was on Game Stop's 'RELEASES' board. I was an avid player of Quakeworld TF and MegaTF.

Know what? I only got one call, asking if I wanted to change my order to The Oranage Box because it was learned tf2 was being shipped with it. Of course, I did.. and TF2 was a totally different game at this point.. but at no time did I lose my pre-order.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (4, Insightful)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281224)

It's news because some of these pre-orders are nearly a decade old [crunchgear.com] . TF2 was announced, un-announced, went through it's own epic development hell, was released, had over a hundred patches released, all in the time between some of these preorders being made and the game finally coming out.

Not only that, but some of those pre-orders may be for ports that no longer exist - can you transfer a Saturn edition pre-order into an XBox360 preorder? A PS1 preorder into a PS3 preorder?

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (2)

Lord Byron II (671689) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281568)

The real question is why would anyone pre-order any big title. They are going to have hundreds of them on launch day. The only time I've ever pre-ordered anything is if the bonus is particularly good, or if the game is particularly obscure, where they might not carry it all on launch day.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

jmauro (32523) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281744)

While this is true today (and there is even moreso since the advent of Steam), back in the late 90's and early 2000's launch titles tended to be a little more rare.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (0)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282650)

Games in preorder can be good 40% cheaper than bought at release time. That alone is a good reason.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

genrader (563784) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281238)

Until the past few years, most pre-orders were either free or a $5.00 down payment toward the game.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

Hope Thelps (322083) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281270)

Until the past few years, most pre-orders were either free or a $5.00 down payment toward the game.

But why would that change anything? Their choice would be between either refunding the down payment (if any) or selling these people the game. Why would they even consider not selling them the game?

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (2)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282160)

Why would they even consider not selling them the game?

There is no game. The game is a lie. And even if it wasn't, the only way to win would be to not play.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

Lunix Nutcase (1092239) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281542)

Until the last few years? Preorders at game stop STILL are $5 down payments on the game.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

ThurstonMoore (605470) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281318)

I also wondered why this was news. Why wouldnt they honor it.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

creat3d (1489345) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281384)

Because pre-orders were made on this game over a decade ago, which doesn't happen that often. Thank god!

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281460)

Uhh, to get some free publicity from something very insignificant...

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

osu-neko (2604) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281506)

Of course they would. The situation isn't surprising so much as amusing.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

Zerth (26112) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281632)

What is hidden in the subtext is a public announcement that "if you don't have your receipt, we're keeping any money you put down, even though we have our own records showing we owe you money or a game"

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

RobertLTux (260313) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282008)

the problem is they may not have a DECADE OLD RESERVE.

i think for tax purposes they only have to keep like 5 or 7 years worth of records.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

AngryDeuce (2205124) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282778)

i think for tax purposes they only have to keep like 5 or 7 years worth of records.

7 years. At least, that's been the rule of thumb any of the retail places I worked at. Besides, even if that WASN'T true, it might as well be. They ain't gonna go back to verify a $5 credit...Gamestop has never done anything to make me think they actually give half a shit about any of their customers anyway.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282972)

How are they going to know it's actually your pre-order, even if they do have the record in their system? Unless pre-ordering required signing up with your name and address information, the receipt is the only way.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

drolli (522659) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281804)

They wanted to write: we found the 3.5 inch fd and its still readable.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

flibbidyfloo (451053) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282170)

Most GameStop stores will take a preorder with a $5 down payment, which can also be applied to a different purchase if you change your mind. I suppose it's a sad state of affairs that it's news that a company in the entertainment/tech industry will honor orders they could have justifiably cancelled when the product was cancelled, but I suppose it's a little surprising to some people.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36282592)

Why is it news that they are honoring these pre-orders? To pre-order, don't you have to actually, uh, pay for the game? Whenever I've pre-ordered something at my local gamestop I usually pay full price and just pick up on release.

How much was full price when Duke Nukem was announced? How much is the big package thing?

I'd say whoever kept their receipt this long deserves it, but the price they paid (in actual cash not counting the impossible time they waited) might be less than it costs now.

Re:Uhh, why wouldn't they? (1)

Seumas (6865) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282640)

It doesn't matter, anyway. GameStop is a terrible operation that should be avoided at all costs. You could pre-order a game in May that comes out in June and that doesn't guarantee that when you show up to get your game in June that it will actually be there. On top of that, the employees often swipe the codes that come with games for redemption, so even if your pre-order is supposed to come with one . . . it might not.

All pre-ordering does is get you a chance at possibly getting the game on release date. They may give it to someone else, instead. Or not have enough in the first place. So saying that they're "honoring pre orders" for DNF is pretty meaningless, since they don't really honor pre-orders to begin with.

Gamestop is a desperation move. Kind of like shopping at Best Buy or Radio Shack or Walmart. You might do it, but only when you have no other choice and have exhausted all other options.

Ceremony (1)

EonsWrath (1888134) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281116)

There should be an award ceremony for those who pre purchased "Duke Nukem (takes) forever (to come out)." List off all the names at a huge banquet or something! :D

Re:Ceremony (2)

AceCaseOR (594637) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281140)

Totally. Actually, Gearbox should have gotten in touch with Gamestop, and put the names of the people with the longest active pre-orders in the credits under "Thanks" or "True Believers" or "You can stop holding your breath now" or something.

Re:Ceremony (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281180)

Totally. Actually, Gearbox should have gotten in touch with Gamestop, and put the names of the people with the longest active pre-orders in the credits under "Thanks" or "True Believers" or "You can stop holding your breath now" or something.

They would probably do better to check with the Social Security Administration to see who died in the interim. Could save them a bunch of trouble.

Well... there's at least one guy with a receipt... (5, Funny)

denzacar (181829) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281188)

...somewhere out there. [photobucket.com]

Re:Well... there's at least one guy with a receipt (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36282416)

It's like some kind of Duke Nukem archaeological artifact, dug up from beneath a decade of accumulated stratigraphy.

Re:Ceremony (3, Interesting)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281252)

You think they were refunded the difference in inflation?

Re:Ceremony (1)

AngryDeuce (2205124) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282418)

Hell yes they should. To still have that receipt after this long is dedication...

My life (1)

tsa (15680) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281118)

Wow, it seems like I've been hearing stories about DNF all my life, and now suddenly it's really coming out! It's like the end of an era.

Re:My life (1)

amanicdroid (1822516) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281268)

Yeah, fucking finally. Now that bin Laden is dead and DNF is out we can leave that era.

Re:My life (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281328)

I don't know whether to cheer or cry at the fact that we managed to kill bin Laden before DNF came out. Next you'll be telling me that we colonized Mars before DNF2 comes out.

Re:My life (1)

game kid (805301) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281678)

Don't worry. The Decepticons will not allow that.

Re:My life (1)

LynnwoodRooster (966895) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281304)

Don't trust it until Netcraft confirms it...

Re:My life (1)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281338)

The King has returned! Now come the days of the King!

Re:My life (1)

eclectro (227083) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281738)

Wow, it seems like I've been hearing stories about DNF all my life, and now suddenly it's really coming out! It's like the end of an era.

There should be a law against it coming out, so that the meme can be preserved.

Maybe all the boxes will be empty and will simply have a small piece of paper that says "you really didn't think we'd actually release anything, did you?"

Huh? (1)

Hope Thelps (322083) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281134)

I don't get it. Why would this be open to doubt? If I've understood correctly, Gamestop offered it for sale and these people paid for it... so now it's available Gamestop are going to honour the contract. Is that not what they would normally do?

Re:Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281192)

Well, if they wanted to pull a real dick move and be REALLY cheap, back then it probably wasn't technically Gamestop but one of Electronics Boutique, Babbages, etc...

Re:Huh? (2)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281230)

Check the dates. DNF was opened for pre-orders back in 2001 (before being delayed, and delayed more, and delayed longer than any game in history). Some people kept those pre-orders.

Re:Huh? (1)

Hope Thelps (322083) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281244)

Check the dates. DNF was opened for pre-orders back in 2001 (before being delayed, and delayed more, and delayed longer than any game in history). Some people kept those pre-orders.

Yes, I realise that. So you would think there would be two possibilities - (1) at some point Gamestop concluded that they couldn't deliver and therefore refunded the money or (2) Gamestop kept the money and the associated obligation to supply the product. In any situation where they kept the money it seems obvious that they're going to supply the product. Why wouldn't they?

Re:Huh? (1)

twidarkling (1537077) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281298)

Yeah, that's kinda what I'm thinking. This is a big "So what?" story. The game's being released, people put down money on it. If they didn't get a copy, then they're either owed a refund, or Gamestop's committing theft.

Re:Huh? (1)

mustPushCart (1871520) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281368)

The developers are different, the publisher is different, the prices, money value heck the economy is different. In europe the currency is different now. All in all, if you think about it it is still gamestops responsibility to honour them but they could argue that its too old or it was for a completely different game. My guess? Its just a bunch of stories centered around DNF's release, the lifetime achievement vaporware award winner is about to ship, its a big moment.

Re:Huh? (1)

garyebickford (222422) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281770)

I would add that since the publisher is different, they are probably not giving Gamestop a break on those pre-orders. GS is most likely having to eat the cost of the deposits folks made. So it really is a biggish deal - it amounts to a discount by Gamestop.

Re:Huh? (1)

QuasiSteve (2042606) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281848)

The developers are different, the publisher is different, the prices, money value heck the economy is different. In europe the currency is different now. All in all, if you think about it it is still gamestops responsibility to honour them but they could argue that its too old or it was for a completely different game.

Wouldn't one then argue that if GameStop (presuming GameStop are who sold you the pre-order) felt that the product ultimately to be delivered (if at all) was so much different from the pre-ordered product, that they would void the pre-orders and return people's money?

Re:Huh? (1)

jimicus (737525) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281798)

IIRC there was at least one person had an ancient receipt for a DNF pre-order and GameStop had already said "We won't honour it. Sucks to be you." - which is what makes it news,

Re:Huh? (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282226)

IIRC there was at least one person had an ancient receipt for a DNF pre-order

The sales assistant looked at it and asked if anyone could read heiroghlyphics. The manager came over and said, "sure I can, it says 'Feather, bird standing, waves, feather, man with his hands on his head, wheatsheaf, bird flying.' That's why I'm in charge, sonny".

Re:Huh? (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282808)

Don't you have a pyramid to flare or something?

Re:Huh? (3, Insightful)

osu-neko (2604) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281536)

I don't get it. Why would this be open to doubt? If I've understood correctly, Gamestop offered it for sale and these people paid for it... so now it's available Gamestop are going to honour the contract. Is that not what they would normally do?

If you strip away from the description everything that makes it unique, yes, it sounds unremarkable. Let's not to do and try again. Gamestop is fulfilling preorders that are over a decade old. Isn't that what they normally do? No, in fact they normally fulfill preorders that are only a few months or at most a year or two old. What makes this news is not that their fulfilling preorders, it's that they're fulfilling ancient ones. It isn't news because there was some doubt that they would, it's news because it's something happening that has never happened before. When something happens that has never happened before, it's often considered news, even if everyone in the situation reacts exactly as you would expect they would in the situation, despite it never happening before.

Re:Huh? (1)

garyebickford (222422) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281792)

I mentioned somewhere above that since the publisher is also different, Gamestop is probably taking a hit for every one of those. The new publisher has no legal responsibility to honor any difference in the wholesale price. So Gamestop is (most likely) really taking a hit on every deposit.

Re:Huh? (1)

lightknight (213164) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281980)

GameStop believes is has found a source of instant karma with dedicated gamers. The loss by honoring ancient pre-orders may be less than the gain by pitching everything else at gamers in the checkout line.

Re:Huh? (1)

garyebickford (222422) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282120)

One would hope so! :D Consider that this posting on /. has generated thousands of views of the word 'gamestop' (not a gamer, I never heard of it before, for example), and the marketing aphorism that 'all publicity is good publicity', It makes financial sense as well as 'karma sense'. Of course, if they proceed to do some other thing that generates bad publicity, then they have failed. It's been said that one bad reference outweighs 200 good references. I do note that a lot of the comments here on /. are mostly negative, so it's not obvious that this will work for them, but hey. A positive response here could even affect their approach to marketing in the future in a positive way.

It's funny (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281146)

because the preorder reciept will be older than their own employees.

mine is for the EDVAC DNF port (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281150)

Although I'm still trying to get replacement parts for some of the vacuum tubes that blew out a few years (OK, forty) years ago. Once I get those babies set up I'll be good to go with the game.

What? (1)

rfslocutus (1844772) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281178)

The most retarded game store is actually going to do something right? Thought for sure that GameStop would be the only company to NOT honor the pre-orders due to them being over a decade old and because they are one of the most capitalist corporations in America. It would be more profitable for them to charge customers again to pre-order the actual release.

Still don't like them so IF I pre-order, it will be though Steam.

Re:What? (1)

u38cg (607297) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282240)

What, honour a dozen pre-orders that people still remember about and dance in all the publicity they get from it? Seems pretty simple marketing to me.

Duke's big package (1, Funny)

Cyko_01 (1092499) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281184)

all pre-order customers will receive Duke's Big Package at time of purchase

yea, I bet they will...right up the a--

Amazon follows suit (1)

nullifi (1085947) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281190)

I preordered Portal 2 from Amazon. Thankfully, they honored their preorder as well!

Mine is a little older (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281196)

"visit the store with your original punchcard, or a daguerreotype of it."

Mine's in Cuneiform on clay tablets. What if they can't read the language? Will they still honor them if they are written in an extinct language?

Good game (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281228)

I like the 3-d one with those octapussies. Is there a new one? Does it still run on Dos? Do I need more memory? I can add some memory chips if I need to. My AT has 1 mb now. It's a fast AT clone so no problem there.

naughty dino (1)

hirundo (221676) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281242)

What if my brontosaurus ate the clay tablet receipt? Will they accept petrified dung?

heh sure (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281274)

Last time I pre ordered a game from gamestop I showed up on release day cause no one bothered to call me and they were sold out, they gladly offered to get me a copy as soon as it came back in stock but it wouldnt be with all the preorder swag which cost a little extra.

so I figured if this system is based around the child who may or may not work there next week writing my name down, why bother?

Re:heh sure (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281288)

ps I ended up walking into best buy moments later and got the pre-release package with no fuss and not having to waste my time preordering

Re:heh sure (1)

protektor (63514) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281854)

I had the exact same thing happen when I pre-ordered a deluxe version of a game. I came in to get it and they didn't have it, in fact they said they only ordered 2 copies and they were already gone. I pulled out my reciept and asked for an explanation of why mine wasn't there and they couldn't. They just sat there staring at each other with no clue what to do now since they couldn't get any more of the deluxe versions of the game. I cancelled my order, got my money back and went and bought it at best buy across the street. I don't bother to buy anything from them any more. If they can't even read their computer screens for how many they need to order and who is suppose to get them, then there is absolutely no hope for the store and they should just close their doors and call it over.

Gamestop put's pressure on employees! (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281538)

Gamestop corporation puts a ton of pressure on employees to get reserves, sell used, and to get subscriptions to that magazine.

Re:Gamestop put's pressure on employees! (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281574)

so does every other retail outlet, cry me a river

Re:Gamestop put's pressure on employees! (1)

protektor (63514) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281886)

So what. The corporation pushing them to do things is no reason for complete incompetence and inability to read a screen telling them exactly how many they need to order and who they are going to. I know they can do this because I have asked them how many pre-orders they had for specific games. So the fault is in them being too stupid to actually run a video game store, let alone deal with pre-orders which they hose up on a regular basis. I have friends who have had the same exact problems so many times they just quit going there or bothering to pre-order from them.

it's a sad day... (1)

DFENS619 (1008187) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281284)

When this is what passes as good customer service.

Re:it's a sad day... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281592)

Gamestop announces they will fulfill order of product they sold to customers. Gamestop is also proud to announce they will expand their selection of 4 year old EA sports games to include Madden 2009. While they are confident that their primary inventory of white trash hobby games (including jet skiing, hunting and pool) is a growth market. They could not pass up this new intake of, pawn shop rejected, Madden 09.

Re:it's a sad day... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36282326)

You plan on playing that game on a PS3?

this is nothing. (1)

Truekaiser (724672) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281356)

compared to the pre-order wait for the pandora hand held. Not to mention you have to deal with the fact that they might be skipping pre-orders to earn a profit as not all the people who have pre-ordered have gotten theirs yet while at the same time they are claiming they are nearly done with the 3k pre-orders and are starting the batch two run.

Re:this is nothing. (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282832)

People are actually dropping $500 on that damn thing?

Original receipt? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281364)

What if my original receipt says "Electronics Boutique?"

Re:Original receipt? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281508)

I don't know what Electronics Boutique is, but it sounds pretty gay.

Hot for Duke's man meat, aren't you?

Anyone pre-ordering now? (1)

purpledinoz (573045) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281432)

So what are the chances that this release will be canceled again? It might be a bit risky to pre-order now.

Inheritable? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281626)

In the event of untimely (or natural) death waiting for... Forever, are the preorders transferable to the next of kin?

Antiques Road Show (1)

stevegee58 (1179505) | more than 3 years ago | (#36281648)

I just showed my Duke Nukem pre-order to an expert appraiser on Antiques Road Show and they called it a "National Treasure" and said it was worth at least $100,000!

Re:Antiques Road Show (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36281794)

Should have sold it. Next one will value it at $5.

daguerreotype (1)

MoldySpore (1280634) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282402)

Thanks for making me have to google that shit. I had no idea how to even pronounce it before I did [wikipedia.org] .

Duke's Big Package (1)

StormReaver (59959) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282406)

I think Duke can keep his Big Package to himself, thank you very much.

Duke's Reputation Overblown? (1)

defcon-11 (2181232) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282508)

Everyone remembers Duke as being such an awesome game, but I always thought the only fun part was the 1st 2 levels. After that, they were all very similar, equal to other games of the generation, and generally pretty boring. I'm guessing these levels were offered for free to entice gamers into buying, and a lot of time was spent making them innovative, while the rest of the game was pretty lame.

Fade away... (1)

thesh0ck (1983948) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282538)

Gamestop recipts fade after a year or so. I have one of my Wii purchase and its completely blank.

Grr! (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#36282704)

I pre-preordered from Circuit City you insensitive clod!

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