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    Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by LunarFog on Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:12 am

    So I bought street fighter 4 today. Asked the game stop guy if i could preorder dark souls 2. He says ok. and we make small talk.

    Ask him if he knows about dark souls 2. His reply?

    "Yea they're releas- I mean well no. I don't know anything but you should check out online. they have a 12 minute trailer...blablabla".



    It might just be me but I thought that was suspicious as crap. I think game stop knows when it's coming out.

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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:33 am

    Do GameStop employees (by that I mean the rank-and-file, not the higher-ups) even get advance notice of game releases?

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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:54 am

    DUN DUN DUNNNN... No I think one of the gamestop employees would have secretly released the info by now, He may have just made a mistake, or messed up his words.


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:40 am

    He was probably messing with you.
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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by wretchedsausage on Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:05 am

    I would love to think that Gamestop employees are given information about game releases, but chances are, it was just a slip of the tongue, or even him playing a little prank to make his day a bit more interesting. If you're not convinced, try asking different employees, and see what they say.

    P.S. Gamestop is the same as EB Games, right?


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:07 am

    Tolvo wrote:He was probably messing with you.

    That's likely

    Though to be honest game shops will probably get earlier notification of release dates so the publishes can negotiate the whole front of shop advertising thing that happens with big releases.


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by billy_bayonet on Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:46 am

    lol your lucky the Game store near me the people there know NOTHING about anything that isnt cod


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:59 am

    billy_bayonet wrote:lol your lucky the Game store near me the people there know NOTHING about anything that isnt cod

    Sounds about right...

    British gamers aren't generally the most experimental in games they pick up :razz:


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by billy_bayonet on Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:12 am

    when dark souls came out, the guy at game said "it's like skyrim i never played it, think its a brand new series" i was like um demons souls!? the guy said is that like COD SERIOUSLY!!!


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:39 am

    Sausage, I believe gamestop bought out EB.


    When I worked at Toys R Us the rank and file such as I could, on rare occasions, be privy to this kind of info. If your store director and manager allowed certain functions for the store computer and guns (like I had) you could dig into shipping info dates sometimes. For instance we knew when the 360 was shipping to us pretty early. I don't recall if it was before the release date was known but I can say this; we knew they were in the back before we could sell them. And we generally knew when the next shipment was coming. We just weren't allowed to admit it. A lot of titles, particularly the big ones, would trickle in in advance of the release date to ensure stock was adequate.

    So it's possible they have a shipping date but in my experience that would mean they're shipping within the next month or they're expecting to receive ridiculous quantities.

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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Zero LeStrange on Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:56 am

    Think I'll interrogate my local Gamestop today...
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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by LagStab on Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:58 am

    12/31/13 is the release I think
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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Encore on Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:06 pm

    Unto gamestop we march!


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by twigsterxd on Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:33 pm

    Wretched, Gamestop is the same type of store as EB games.
    The guy probably knows the release date because it costs money for promotions and E3 preparation and stuff. What most companies do is sell so many items ahead of release date so they can draw up contracts for the sales, some get half payment up front to help with the promotions and promotional items. The guy at Game Stop more than likely knows because they would have to pre-order x amount of games for production so FROM or who ever doesn't produce too many and lose any money for having an over-abundance of games before the sales start.
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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by wretchedsausage on Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:46 pm

    OOOH! All this talk of release dates and Gamestop conspiracies is getting me excited.


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Jester's Tears on Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:28 pm

    Seems like we've gotta bring out the Worst type for this one.


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Serious_Much on Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:05 pm

    Change the song to the full album of "Metal machine music" bu Lou Reed and that is definitely the most horrible experience imaginable

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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Odinbear on Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:44 am

    All game and video stores have a list of upcoming releases. Online, gamespot.com has a list of upcoming releases, currently through October of this year. No DkS2 yet.


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Hatsune Miku on Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:37 pm

    Trolling he is with you.


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by Noob-of-Artorias on Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:18 pm

    As a former employee of Gamestop I can confirm that we do not get advanced information on when games release, if we did, we'd tell you.

    We DO get advanced data on Collectors editions though....


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    Re: Gamestop knows about dark souls 2

    Post by twigsterxd on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:28 pm

    Noob-of-Artorias wrote:As a former employee of Gamestop I can confirm that we do not get advanced information on when games release, if we did, we'd tell you.

    We DO get advanced data on Collectors editions though....
    An employee would never know. Head office would know and also not tell anyone. They are not allowed to let their stores know until the advertisement starts.
    My buddy at EB has a relative in his head office. He asked and was told he couldn't divulge anything.

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