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Can't say i'm surprised either, anyway i used to hate them for the money they give you for your used games. rolleyes.gif
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So they're copying Australia. We have EB games ( Electronic Botique)and they also have another shop called Zing which sells collectibles.
As far as I know GS still owns EB games since the take over in 2005. I remember EB games from my youth.
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As far as I know GS still owns EB games since the take over in 2005. I remember EB games from my youth.

They do.
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post #44 of 91
Gamestop in Ireland would often charge €70 - €75 for a new game. No surprise they are struggling.

Handy to have a local store to buy new consoles and the likes, but would never buy anything else off of them.
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I'm not surprised at all given the prices they charge for games here in Scandinavia. No one buys from there, even other physical stores are much cheaper.
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They are pretty terrible anyway. The one is my town is still open but its always packed.
    
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This is what happens when you don't innovate and cling onto old principles in a digital age.
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Weak AAA titles? Sorry but maybe we're all tired of the same reskinned + one-new-feature pattern that all CoD games seem to have in common... or simply redoing what older, better games already did. That and Cover-Shooters CoughGearsOfWar4Cough are increasingly popular. Essentially forever doomed to promote the same arcadey playstyle that caters to kids who whine if the game is too hard when they don't understand basic maneuvers or tactics... or think its unfair to have an A.I. that shoots first before letting you see them. tongue.gif

It's why the original DOOM has remained so popular. Ever notice the one key thing in those games? The enemies don't care to let you take your time, they shoot when they see you and don't stop to give you a break, ever. Just seems silly to me really that more games don't employ that logic into badguys more often. I want an enemy that plays like another player might, depending on the situation. Hell, they coded it in Brutal Doom and Project Brutality. They sure as hell can do it in modern day shooters... tongue.gif
     
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This is what happens when you don't innovate and cling onto old principles in a digital age.

I really don't know how they can progress. Their main source of income is buying and selling used games and consoles, which is a practice that will soon fade away since games are going to digital delivery.

I see them disappearing completely over the next 5 years.
    
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I really don't know how they can progress. Their main source of income is buying and selling used games and consoles, which is a practice that will soon fade away since games are going to digital delivery.

I see them disappearing completely over the next 5 years.

I had to explain to my assistant manager that my laptop doesn't have a CD drive and he was flabbergasted as to why it doesn't have one. I tried to explain everything is downloaded from the internet on most, if not ALL gaming PCs nowadays. CDs are ancient tech by today's standards. Using a standard CD or DVD drive in a PC from 2017 is about as goofy as using 5.25" floppy disks for your nuclear computer systems! tongue.gif
     
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