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But this is low.

 

A picture has been submitted to us via an anonymous source showing the terrible practices GAME are stooping to; to claw in some last minute profits.

In what appears to be a desperate attempt to shift the back log of games cluttering up the storerooms of troubled retailer GAME, in the picture you can see that copies of Mass Effect 2 have had the '2' in their titles conveniently covered over by a price sticker - the low price of £18 to be exact and plonked on the number 1 slot of their chart games display.

 

 

Its pretty obvious what the intention is here and it is utterly disgusting. There are of course plenty of us who would recognise that box art to be of Mass Effect 2 and not the new release, but there are also many parents, friends, people not so in the know wanting to pick up Mass Effect 3 for a loved one. These people probably aren't even aware that GAME isn't even stocking Mass Effect 3. 

Overall, its a pretty disgusting underhanded tactic, and in my personal opinion, for pulling stunts like this, they deserve what is coming to them. 

What are your opinions of tactics like this? Do they boil your blood as much as they do ours here at GameGrin? 

We will update this post once we know exactly what branch this picture was taken at.

 

Source: http://www.gamegrin.com/game/news/2012/stay-classy-game-right-till-the-end

 

 

Shamefull.

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@fski wrote:

The linked 'article' is a load of old turdwater too;

 

'Its pretty obvious what the intention is here and it is utterly disgusting'

 

It is? Intent by assumption, how convenient for the writer.


oh but how would he get views by not jumping on the hate game bandwaggon?
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@fski wrote:

The linked 'article' is a load of old turdwater too;

 

'Its pretty obvious what the intention is here and it is utterly disgusting'

 

It is? Intent by assumption, how convenient for the writer.


 

 

My gut reaction was to shout bast****, but Fski could be right and it is in the 'used' game chart. Not sure! :-)

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To be fair look at the other stickers on the other cases, look at how their all placed in the same position. If said person buys this thinking its Mass Effect 3 then more fool them, all they've gotta do is either turn the case around or ask the member of staff.

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I find it quite funny that they're also promoting Max Payne 3 pre-orders... Come on GAME, we all know you won't be here in May.
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@Chimpanzee wrote:
I find it quite funny that they're also promoting Max Payne 3 pre-orders... Come on GAME, we all know you won't be here in May.

assassins creed 3 aswell. and thats october. although they may stay as an online retailer.

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People seeing something thats not there...again! so what they put ME2 in number 1? it's a known fact that if a sequel of a game comes out the ones before it start selling again.

and as for the stickers thats standard procedure. you saying if they put assassins creed II on there and did the same people would think it's number III? no i don't think so.

Stores have no stock of new games atm the reson they put ME2 there is due to it being popular since 3 came out. getting sick of people jumping on the GAME hate bandwagon and seeing things that aren't even there.

 

EDIT: and yes i know the company is bad. in fact most regualrs can tell you how much i dislike the company. but stop seeing things that aren't there,. your not only kicking a company who's down but ***** think of the thousands of decent people going to be out of work soon. have some respect and let the company go down peacefully.

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@Roxas598 wrote:

 

 

EDIT: and yes i know the company is bad. in fact most regualrs can tell you how much i dislike the company. but stop seeing things that aren't there,. your not only kicking a company who's down but ***** think of the thousands of decent people going to be out of work soon. have some respect and let the company go down peacefully.


couldnt agree more :) though i wouldnt say we're down yet, still fighting on :lol: but some people need to think before they give comments. yes we know some (the usual people) hate the company but is there any need to keep throwing snide comments around?
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This is where I would put a sticker on Mass Effect 2. It's not over any title nor on any logos or symbols.

Game should try and accommodate their stickers to the box art, instaed of covering up key features.

 

All logos and symbols present in the picture belong to their rightful owner. Mass Effect 2 video game developed by Bioware and published by Electronic Arts (EA). Xbox 360 is a trademark belonging to Microsoft Corporation. 

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What a lot of nonsense.

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@LarasAider wrote:

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This is where I would put a sticker on Mass Effect 2. It's not over any title nor on any logos or symbols.

Game should try and accommodate their stickers to the box art, instaed of covering up key features.

 

All logos and symbols present in the picture belong to their rightful owner. Mass Effect 2 video game developed by Bioware and published by Electronic Arts (EA). Xbox 360 is a trademark belonging to Microsoft Corporation. 


 

there's a problem with this.

 

If they indeed told us to put the sticker there when a sale eventually goes on (like whats happened here) the sale sticker wold cover up the age rating on the bottom of the box which we aren't allowed to do afaik.

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I always assumed the sticker just had to be put on the front not covering anything.
Didn't someone in that store look at it and think "why not put it down a bit lower" or "christ this looks a bit dodgy" ?

Can you not see that in that chart spot with the sticker covering the number looks bad?
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meh, i work at hmv and all cases would need to be stickered in the same position. for standards. esp if your ocd. you want it to look neat and tidy. maybe shouldnt have it in number 1 but like peopz say its to boost sales one 2nd one.

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unless mass effect 2 is there "number 1" then in this case its fine.

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@michelle_tabor wrote:
I always assumed the sticker just had to be put on the front not covering anything.
Didn't someone in that store look at it and think "why not put it down a bit lower" or "christ this looks a bit dodgy" ?

Can you not see that in that chart spot with the sticker covering the number looks bad?

 

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Cant believe people are trying to justify Games actions. Theres no way Mass Effect 2 is number 1 in the charts. Dirty *****, Im glad they are going under.
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Did you ever think some low life found some copies of Mass effect 2 in store and placed them at no1 and took a quick picture. Anyway its a display case they normally have the game wraped up in the plastic case witout the sticker
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I Traded in my Copy of Mass Effect 2 over the weekend... get this they gave me £15 trade-in price the selling price is £19.99,  they know people are not going to pay £19.99 for a 2 year old title.  Now in December of last year they only offered me £3 which mnost supermarkets are offering, of course i jumped at that £15 trade-in price.

whats more interesting,  During the fire sale i spent £55-60 on games, i got £95 trade-in value back, so got myself a PS3 slim 320gb.

I think there is a ploy with the administration here,  now the stores are up for sale and/or may close relatively soon. maybe the price of the stock thats left reduces the debt of the company.  i'm not entirely sure this is the case, although thats seems to be the most logical answer for the crazy trade-ins.

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Well if people are stupid enough to hand cash over for a product they don't fully know what it is then that's their stupid fault.

Just like a lad I know buying an empty TV case with bricks in it off some travellers the other day :Lol: Its up to you to check it is correct and what you want in the first place. No excuse.

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@ytevo79 wrote:
Just like a lad I know buying an empty TV case with bricks in it off some travellers the other day :Lol: Its up to you to check it is correct and what you want in the first place. No excuse.


 

That happened to a couple of my work mates years ago, I was with them at the time and told them not to buy the TV and video player from the back of the gypsies van they didn't listen.

 

Oh how me and the other lads laughed at them when they unwrapped the cellophane to find a TV with bricks in and a broken video player after the gypsies were long gone.:Stupid:

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Look at the stickers on Darkness, Saints Row 3 and Battlefield 3. They are all in the same place. 

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If I'm being truthful, I'd look at that and think it was Mass Effect, seeing as the number is covered up
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