rant/How can anyone end up paying more that $20? Are you serious? You hate them because you hardly ever buy games which isn't a case for alot of us.
Also the $20 probably only applies to a insanely small amount of Cagers, we like to buy games new or even get happy when it's $30 if it's for a good game not only the super cheap deals and when they come out(only applies to great games) and Gamestop is much better to buy from because the employees there actually know something unlike most of the retards at Target or Walmart. Hell, I'll choose Gamestop over ever other store (sometimes Gamecrazy if I can find a good deal there) because they have a huge library and I really don't like buying online much, sure I can find it cheaper on Ebay but I like B&M since I can see my stuff before buying.
Also about the TIV, do they have a knife up to your neck demanding you trade in games? You don't have to and if someone is desperate and wants a game fast then let them, it's their choice to trade something in. You have all these complaints about them yet I have yet to see another retail store that matches them. No I don't care about Pricegrabber.com, I want you to point out a major chain that does what gamestop does but better, also the customer service at gamestop near me is excellent, they always help me find what I want and even point me out to where I can find if it isn't there./end rant
I do like being able to see what I'm buying before I buy it, but save for THE 'big game' for me(GTA IV), I haven't found a single game worth $60 or even $30(except for Conan, which is a decent enough God Of War clone) yet on the PS3. Now, back on the Xbox I found multiple games well worth the $30-50 I paid for them, but since becoming a CAG I try not to spend alot of money on ONE game anymore.
I definitely know I aggravated the people at one of my local GS stores back in January of this year, since I took my entire last gen game collection(98 games) there and after they totalled everything up I told them NO THANKS and walked down to FYE to check what they would give me.
The service at the GS stores around here is meh at best, though I am a bit abrasive and tell them "I'm just looking" when pestered about pre-ordering or whatever else.
As for playing online and all of the buzz, Bigdaddy, I have to say that GTA IV has been my FIRST experience with online gaming on a console and I DO enjoy it. But, the people who treat free mode like deathmatch have gotta go.