GameStop really needs to learn what it means to throw a party. Nothing special, nothing over the top.
My brother in law is a hardcore football fanatic and he loves his Madden games. Very dedicated to the franchise. He asked me if I would like to attend the midnight release party at our local GameStop tonight. While I'm not a big fan of GS, I figured I'd go to see what all the hype was about.
He arrived a little before me and paid for his game. We got to play a quick match on a tiny screen, then had to go stand in line. They had sandwiches from Jimmy John's (a very mediocre sandwich joint in my opinion) for sale, and other than that it was mostly waiting. Nothing special or over the top. No real reason to not just go to Wal-Mart and scoop it up there.
With that said, I'm curious as to how they can call that a release "party". I would think that there would be some sort of event, other than standing in line. Maybe have a small tournament with a previous version of the game at the very least, but sadly no, nothing of the sort. I was very disappointed.
But on the bright side I found out about a local web site that is set up in order to let the locals know about future gaming events. I'm going to check this out and write another post about it. I can't wait to see if it’s going to be good.
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