There are 2 things I truly hate about the videogame Industry: EB Games and Tuesday.
Me and my co-worker, Eric walked into an EB the other day and were horrified at what we saw. Nothing but horrible looking yellow boxes, stickers and a collection of games that were in no order what so ever.
I wanted to look for Stubbs: The Zombie and I couldn't even truly figure out where 'S' started and ended. I'm not even sure if I was in the Xbox section - the sign said so but the games on the shelf didn't.
Thats just the beginning of my hatred for that damn place. I bought a copy of Eternal Darkness from there a little while ago and this is what I came home with. I'm not sure if you can tell from this pic or not, but there are actually TWO get 10% off today stickers - one on top of the other one. And no, I didn't get 20% off. Hookers.
What I hate even more than that damn horrible place is Release Dates. I thought about buying Tetris and decided to see when it came out. According to this page on EB it says it ships on Monday. Does that mean I can buy it on Tuesday? Wednesday? If you continue to look at what else is coming out this week - they all ship on different dates!?!?!
If you have ever bought a cd or dvd recently, you know that new releases come out on Tuesday. Each new Tuesday the shopper can go into Best Buy or whatever store and pick up what they are looking for. But NOT for videogames! On Tuesday I might get Tetris but if I want Katamari for PSP I have to wait until...Thursday maybe? I just have to randomly visit the store hoping they have it in stock.
Which brings me to another thing I hate about the videogame industry: Pre-Orders! I really don't enjoy having to tell someone that I want a certain game and paying money in advance for it. If the videogame industry could get their act straight and let me pick up the game on Tuesday like every other form of media we wouldn't have this problem.