Tuesday, June 26, 2012

GameStop Falsely Advertises Guild Wars II Launch

GameStop has been running this promotion in their stores:

The truth, however, is that ArenaNet has yet to announce a launch date for Guild Wars II. Costumers who trust GameStop for accurate information are going to be sorely disappointed when they try to get a copy of GWII from the store today. 

I have had a bad taste in my mouth for GameStop ever since they stole from their customers last year, and offered no apology nor suffered any consequences for it. Couple that with the fact that they open every game they get, but sell them as new, and I'm finding myself buying more and more games from Steam or Best Buy. 

I fully believe that stand alone game stores, like stand alone toy stores, need to exist. I do not like shopping at big box stores for certain things (actually, most things), but it is nearly impossible for me to support GameStop anymore. I live in a small town with very few shopping options, and GameStop bought out all of the small, independent game stores (or simply ran them out of business). It's a shame that they now the Wal*Mart of the gaming world.