Author Topic: Gamestop in a nutshell  (Read 1315 times)

Offline SGOS

Re: Gamestop in a nutshell
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2018, 10:19:12 AM »
There's a Gamestop about 40 miles from my house. I bought a used game there once, Far Cry III, but it had too many glitches right from the start and kept freezing up about 20 minutes into the game.  I assumed it was an incompatibility with some hardware in my computer, but I really don't know that. 

But Gamestop doesn't fit the economics of my game buying strategy.   I can buy an older but still brand new game at Amazon for 20 percent of the initial cost.  But that is not what I think keeps Gamestop going.  Just walking by and looking in the window, the place looks better than a little kid's candy store.  Walls and crowded isles of enough games to game yourself into an eternal Heavenly bliss.  I find that format inviting, but I don't go in.  I'm afraid of what I might do in there.

Offline Deidre32

Re: Gamestop in a nutshell
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2018, 12:28:38 PM »
Ironically, I was shopping in a mall yesterday that had a Gamestop. I didn't go in, but it's weird, because quite a few of them have been closed by me. I have no idea how this place stays in business with online streaming, amazon, etc.
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Re: Gamestop in a nutshell
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2018, 03:21:33 AM »
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Then I guess you need to ditch that mac and get a real computer.  :evil:

That's why I'm on a Mac.  Windows sucks,
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Re: Gamestop in a nutshell
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 03:30:14 AM »
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Then I guess you need to ditch that mac and get a real computer.  :evil:

That's why I'm on a Mac.  Windows 10 sucks, you should try to find files on a Mac.  It is SO easy.  "Finder" is the best thing ever.  It just WORKS,  I didn't believe it until I tried it.
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Online Baruch

Re: Gamestop in a nutshell
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2018, 06:00:04 AM »
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That's why I'm on a Mac.  Windows 10 sucks, you should try to find files on a Mac.  It is SO easy.  "Finder" is the best thing ever.  It just WORKS,  I didn't believe it until I tried it.

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Offline GrinningYMIR

Re: Gamestop in a nutshell
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2018, 08:05:06 AM »
When I want To use a hipster computer that barely plays Everquest I’ll buy a Mac. When I want To actually play a game I’ll use a console or a pc running windows.
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Online Baruch

Re: Gamestop in a nutshell
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2018, 12:58:08 PM »
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When I want To use a hipster computer that barely plays Everquest I’ll buy a Mac. When I want To actually play a game I’ll use a console or a pc running windows.

Consoles are usually superior hardware (and this is often ignored).  Win10 runs on 64 bit CPU ... but this was already achieved 19 years ago ...

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A Win10 PC, with advanced add ons, is good for game play I am told.  But if you play across the Internet, you also need a really good connection.  The Network Is The Computer (Sun Microsystems).  Good gaming across a network is a "hard problem".  Running Win Office 365, not so much.
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Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: Gamestop in a nutshell
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2018, 06:03:09 PM »
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login Vid from a former gamestop employee as to why he quit.

I used To work there and the worst I ever Felt was when I was forced by my manager who was standing behind me to convince a kid, a little kid, maybe 8, to buy a membership card rather than the Pokémon game he was trying to buy with quarters and dollar bills. I felt sickened with myself. Didn’t give my two weeks. Just left one day. Fuck that place. Don’t shop there. Amazon.

Many people from gamestop do not play rpgs, fighting games and some think gaming is playing mario or call of duty.

Its like the library, people that work there know jack shit about fiction.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2018, 06:05:24 PM by Draconic Aiur »

 

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