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Mafia 3 9.99 new @ gamestop


#31 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

miyamotorola

Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:04 PM

I know what you mean. I have 2,316 games in my backlog. I play about 2 hours of each game, move on to the next one because I'm always seeking that "new" feeling. I convince myself each time that I'll come back & finish the game I played the day before, just so I can move on. I will never finish a game again, if I'm honest. Like you, I have a huge chunk of games I'll probably never even start playing. It has to be the depression. Thank you for having the courage to speak out on that, because you give the rest of us the strength to come to grips with our issues. I knew it wasn't normal to cry this much, even though I know I deserve to feel like this. I didn't know watch dogs 2, mafia 3, prototype 2 all had black protagonists. I never supported any of these games,so I must have a subconscious hatred for them. I'm devaluing an entire culture by being so ignorant, & deferring my interest until their value is barely mentionable. Things like this make the cuts feel good sometimes. I deserve it.

I'm just glad you can acknowledge it.

#32 CGH   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1085 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

I purchased a gutted new copy of mafia 3 at GameStop for $9.99 plus tax.

#33 CGH   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1085 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:27 PM

I asked for a sealed copy the employees claimed they had one could not find it I was told new mafia 3 is just disc case no inserts or manual or dlc no difference buying it gutted than sealed the employee went to get the gutted case off the shelf the game includes no less than three inserts.

#34 mexicanfan   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

mexicanfan

Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:22 AM

I asked for a sealed copy the employees claimed they had one could not find it I was told new mafia 3 is just disc case no inserts or manual or dlc no difference buying it gutted than sealed the employee went to get the gutted case off the shelf the game includes no less than three inserts.

That's a long ass sentence...



#35 mexicanfan   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

mexicanfan

Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:23 AM

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I have bought many 3ds games that were "used" but in reality were brand new with all inserts. I also got Doom for X1 "used" and it was new with bonus codes....



#36 mexicanfan   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

mexicanfan

Posted 06 January 2018 - 02:24 AM

and?

Use your brain for a second. It is not that hard to do.



#37 twztid13   Infinite backlog CAGiversary!   7858 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:17 AM

I'm just glad you can acknowledge it.


I am serious about paying games for about 2 hours, then never touching them again. I hate that. Why the hell do I need to buy new games when I have (what feels like) millions of games to choose from...? I hate that now I go back & forth not on whether or not a game is good enough to buy, but if I'll ever play it. The worst part is, even if I admit that I won't, I still buy it, trade for it, even if I have only a passing interest. At least I know I'm not alone, but not sure that makes me feel better.

#38 twztid13   Infinite backlog CAGiversary!   7858 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:21 AM

I asked for a sealed copy the employees claimed they had one could not find it I was told new mafia 3 is just disc case no inserts or manual or dlc no difference buying it gutted than sealed the employee went to get the gutted case off the shelf the game includes no less than three inserts.


Welcome to GameStop. That will happen until you either befriend a manager, or start shopping somewhere that respects you as a consumer.

#39 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3784 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

miyamotorola

Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:08 AM

I am serious about paying games for about 2 hours, then never touching them again. I hate that. Why the hell do I need to buy new games when I have (what feels like) millions of games to choose from...? I hate that now I go back & forth not on whether or not a game is good enough to buy, but if I'll ever play it. The worst part is, even if I admit that I won't, I still buy it, trade for it, even if I have only a passing interest. At least I know I'm not alone, but not sure that makes me feel better.

You'll survive. It's 2018. A chance to start fresh. Unlimited opportunities to redefine yourself. Unfortunately, games like mafia 3 faced adversity from the get go. Review and game play vids are just flooded with extremely vulgar and racist comments. It's strange how when the main character is black, so few people can relate or connect to him, regardless of the efforts of the developers to give you deep insight into his past and mindset. I'm not saying the games were perfect by any stretch however they entered the arena with a massive handicap.

#40 mexicanfan   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

mexicanfan

Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:41 PM

Welcome to GameStop. That will happen until you either befriend a manager, or start shopping somewhere that respects you as a consumer.

False, I don't have any friends there and I get sealed copies. Maybe it is my local store but I have maybe gotten one gutted copy in several years. You can always says No and be done with it. 

 

Did you not read my post about Used Games that were New? I got Doom for X1 sold as Used but it was brand spanking new with DLC codes minus the wrapper. Any complaints there?



#41 twztid13   Infinite backlog CAGiversary!   7858 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:58 PM

False, I don't have any friends there and I get sealed copies. Maybe it is my local store but I have maybe gotten one gutted copy in several years. You can always says No and be done with it. 
 
Did you not read my post about Used Games that were New? I got Doom for X1 sold as Used but it was brand spanking new with DLC codes minus the wrapper. Any complaints there?


I was mostly joking. These days, whether or not GameStop gives you gutted copies is most definitely a local issue that can be easily resolved. That wasn't always the case from that retailer, sadly, but that has been discussed ad nauseum on the CAG forums in the past, so I'll spare you the details (of which you may well be privy to).

I actually did read your post, but I was thinking it was in the Gamefly thread for some reason (where a similar discussion, regarding the conditions of used games, was being held). I don't doubt your experience at all. That's great you were able to come out ahead. The condition of every game that a CAG buys is ultimately their responsibility. We should always make certain that any game we purchase is in an acceptable condition. If not, return it, or simply don't buy it. There are absolutely exceptions, such as a retailer being notorious for shipping Collectors Editions in bubble mailers, etc. In the past, GS most certainly had systemic problems that led to them treating the buyer like an idiot. For the CAG's that still wanted to buy new games from GS during that period for whatever reason, befriending an employee (preferably a manager) was the most reliable way to hedge against them telling you that you were stupid to want a sealed copy, & ridicule you for thinking there was the smallest of discrepancies between a new/sealed game & an opened game that had most likely been rented by the employees (that was indeed one of their employee benefits that grandma's & soccer moms ended up financing, unbeknownst to them). That was in the past, though. Nowadays, they will almost always oblige, if able, when you ask for a sealed product in which you intend to pay full retail price for. I apologize for not making it clear that I was joking in that post.

#42 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! Banned   1790 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Barry Burton

Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:53 PM

some of the worst game play i've ever experienced

 

it's the only game i stopped playing and instead just watched all the cut scenes on youtube