Ex-Gamestop Employee: Gamestop Sucks

If you could somehow remove all the mumbling, and slow down this guy’s speech, you would be able to tell that he’s super pissed off at Gamestop. So much so, in fact, that he’s decided to post like nine different Youtube videos on how much Gamestop blows. When I can understand what’s being said, he makes some good points (except the 50 Cent Bulletproof part, come on, it totally deserves platinum hits status). This is exactly why the future “Awesome Radical Video Game Store” will beat out Gamestop. I’m stuck on the mission statement so I can’t proceed with the rest of the business plan…I’m thinking “Establish Awesome Radical Video Game Store as the premier provider of video game software and equipment while employing the most knowledgeable staff and maintaining the highest possible level of customer service.”

[ via This Guy and Kotaku ]

Gamestop Sucks

That’s right, you heard it here, first. Well, actually, you probably already knew it. All of the Gamestops that I have been in to in recent memory have been wretched hives of scum and villainy. Most are disorganized and dirty and I just generally dread having to go into them to get a game. I hate hearing the loathsome “Would you like to preorder game XYZ, it’s only $5 down.”

However, I was reading this little piece about 7 things Gamestop could do to make themselves un-suck. I don’t know if it’s as easy as 7 steps, but it’s a start. There are a few things I might change about the list, though. Some are the same, some are different. Here’s my list:

1 – Stop Asking Us to Preorder – This is by far the most annoying part about the “Gamestop Experience”. They ask you to preorder major games, as if they won’t have enough in the store on release day. Why was it necessary to ask people to preorder Halo 3 six months before the release date? I know you’re going to have 500 extra copies in the store, why the hell should I preorder it? Why should I have to preorder anything, ever? No other store works the way Gamestop does. Like, imagine if a new movie came out and for six months beforehand Best Buy asked you to preorder the movie everytime you went in the store. They don’t and they still have enough copies, probably because some higer up inside Best Buy has figured out that, based on previous sales trends, you can calculate the expected amount of movies they will sell. However, everyone at Gamestop seems to be retarded and instead places the burden on the consumer to make sure they are informed how much demand there will be beforehand. It’s annoying as hell. Continue reading Gamestop Sucks