The Jimquisition: Circle Of Strife

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GameStop, it’s time to sit before The Jimquisition and listen to the charges brought before you. Lament, ye sinner, and may God have mercy ‘pon your rotten soul.

Also, your Circle of Life thing is broken bullshit, as is your whole working relationship with the game industry. Shove THAT in your circle.

(Kotaku’s coverage can be found here)

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Holy shit, Kingdoms of Amalur. It’s been a hot minute, huh?

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

While almost entirely unrelated to this Jim’s point about CEO’s made me remember something. A few years back I used to work for the company that provided the IT support for the New York Stock Exchange. I remember seeing a post once on their intranet from their current CEO stating that year he had to take a million dollar pay decrease. This was presented in a way that implied we should feel sorry for him because this is occurring.

Arella Jardin
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Arella Jardin

This policy is absolute lunacy, I agree to that. But when Jim says the pushing of preorders, insurance, and subscriptions is “overwhelming”, I have wonder if there is an entirely different GameStop out there than the chain of stores I visit. Because seriously, it’s not that bad. Unless maybe the very act of someone speaking to you sends you into a panic attack. Clerk: “Will this be all?” Me: “Yep.” Clerk: “Are there any preorders you’d be interested in today?” Me: “Nope.” Clerk: “Ok, your total is…” Is the correct response to being asked about preorders, to start tearing off… Read more »

GreenGarden x 5th DD Clone (:
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GreenGarden x 5th DD Clone (:

Gamestop’s tactics are disgusting and I hate how many are saying used games should be banned because of crap like this. Like I get used games for older system, from the Xbox 360 and PS1 that I can’t get from the stores or if it’s the only option for me if it’s to expensive.

Questions, I’ve been hearing about a Xenoblade Chronicle incident with Gamestop, what was it?

SaburoDaimando
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SaburoDaimando

I wonder how many fans are going to cancel their pre-orders at GameStop because of this.

Also, you’re not holding back when it comes to Kellyanne Conway or Sean Spicer. Who knows how long till you may have to do a Jimquisition about….UGGH, President Trump.

keironsmith123
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keironsmith123

Don’t have Gamestop in England but we do have the lovely Game who are just assholes, a while back i was buying a game what was new (i never buy used anymore because i get OCD over used games) and it just so happend to be on offer what meant it was actually cheaper then the used version, the guy at the till still tried to sell me the used version and when i said the new one was cheaper he then tried to make out that was a mistake, what he didn’t know was i knew the manager at… Read more »

SHODANbeta
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SHODANbeta

As a wise friend once said: Working at Gamestop is like handing out napkins at a masturbatorium.

Nobody's Fanboy
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Nobody's Fanboy

That’s a pretty wild swing. About 10 years ago I had a friend in a different chain that showed me their distributor sheets and it had new games at pretty standard markup…$15-$18 for a $60 game, and then a couple years later…I want to say 2014 or so…a different friend with an independent store showed me one of his sheets, it’d jumped to $49.

Dallium
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Dallium

If I need to buy a recent physical game, I go to Best Buy. I can spend the reward points on shit I actually care about (if not exactly need) and they keep sending my $10 gift cards every other month

Richard Fleming
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Richard Fleming

Last time I step foot in a GameStop was to pickup my Guild Wars 2 CE. Had no choice in the matter, sadly.

Alan Baxter
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Alan Baxter

One thing that makes me laugh about this lawsuit is that if it does ever go to trial (and I hope it doesn’t – wouldn’t wish that on anyone) is that there is going to be a courtroom full of people who are going to have to sit down, in all seriousness, and watch episodes of The Jimquisition. The idea of Jim having to explain the cornflake homunculus to an entire courtroom is somewhat amusing.

HelixShade
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HelixShade

I’ve been keeping up on the DigiHom Lawsuit since I first heard about this. I’m still rooting for you to come out on top of this Jim…though I keep hoping each day the case simply gets thrown out because of the Romines wasting everyone’s time.

However, this ought to make your day a bit brighter. A Reddit user found a very familiar stamp at the top of Page 1. I can’t link the post, but I can show you the image.

Suck it, DigiHom.

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/210c17cda3bbb41cd7d673933741f2295001bc9d05073430afe8273189947eb7.png

Salador
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Salador

Seems to me that a simple solution would be for Gamestop to offer a cut of preowned sales to publishers in exchange for a higher cut of new sales. Or to just go full pre-owned. In any case this is just a stupid policy which just makes going to their stores a horrible experience, and it shows that the big management guys are so disconnecte from both the consumers’ desires and the boots on the ground experience of their own workforce. Think about how much business has just walked out of Gamestop because of the forced pushiness of salespeople, and… Read more »

SilentPony
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SilentPony

I once stubbed my toe in Bowling Green. #GetRidOfEveryoneNotLikeME

Doublep
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Doublep

All nice, but the day in which Gamestop will fail, die, or change business model, will be a very sad one, as when the corporations will have exclusive rights on the distribution of their games, we will all be pretty much fucked. No used games, no sales to compete with the used games market, entire libraries of games bought for 60 dollars that disapper as soon as the console we play them on is a bit old…

…also, Hors d’oeuvre?

SilentPony
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SilentPony

So that means Steam is Unicron huh? Harvesting publishers to serve as its new army, and one by one eating away at the Console market.

RuRiK_87
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RuRiK_87

God, thank you for giving us this lovable teddy bear of a man.

John Hagg
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John Hagg

I wonder what kind of profit a business like Amazon makes off the sale of game hard copies. I know I certainly prefer to shop there rather than a brick and mortar like Gamestop.. course being on a base overseas its that only place I can shop. Also Jim, chin up on the lawsuit.. can’t wait to see what real life Mysterio does to those pair.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown

Thank God for Jim on this one. This is one of the best episodes he’s done in a while. I’ve not shopped in a Gamestop for years because of this exact issue. I still remember the last time I went to one, I called in advance on launch day to see if they had any copies of a game that my local big box stores weren’t bothering to carry. I was told ‘yeah, we have it’ and so I drove in. The store was five minutes away, and it wasn’t a particularly busy day. But when I got there, a… Read more »

MrInsecure
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MrInsecure

I read the amended complaint by Mr. Romine, and all I can say is that I don’t see how this lawsuit can go forward, especially if his sole means of establishing personal jurisdiction is a token donation he made for the specific purpose of establishing jurisdiction.

Gennadios
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Gennadios

Is the Zombie Jar Jar Boglin an allegory for Gamestop?

Appretaur
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Appretaur

I remember in the past Jim had the perspective that people were wrong when they claimed that Gamestop was the root of a lot of the rest of the entire game industry’s woeful patterns and behavior. Or something like that (did I even get that right?)… I wonder how that relates to this story.

Miles Saintborough
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Miles Saintborough

Gamestop should just become a used games store and/or digital download distributor.

MM
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MM

Reminds me of that Disney’s song.. ‘it’s the Ciiiircle of Strife.” …

09philj
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09philj

GAME isn’t the best game shop in the world, but the employees are actually encouraged to, you know, help customers.

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