I’ve been around blogs enough to know all about the lovely spambots that leave comments in the hopes of it slipping through the net and actually getting published. Usually I get inane waffle written by someone who obviously doesn’t speak english as a first language, and the user info links to something like impotency tablets or something.
Then today I had a spambot do something even more annoying than usual.
It just totally spoilered the end of Mass Effect 3.
I have been kind of busy and haven’t managed to get massively far in ME3, and I’ve been avoiding spoliers like the plague. It’s bad enough that people are whining about the crap end to the game all over the place, but I managed to avoid details.
But nooooooo, Mr Spambot just had to go and leave a massive big spoilerbomb in my spam filter that I ended up reading whilst checking.
I buy all my games from my local Gamestation. I love that shop, the people who work in the one near me are fun, friendly and don’t care if I have a vagina when buying games, unlike the local Game store where a male member of staff would only speak to G even after it was confirmed he didn’t want the game, I did. Both stores are owned by the same comany, so it just goes to show your staff can really let you down.
I’ve shopped there for a good 5 years or more, and have always have had great service. Until now.
For those who don’t know, Mass Effect 3 is released on Friday. For me this is a huuuuuuge thing. I have been saving my trade in on my Gamestation Reward Card, because I wanted the Collectors Edition of the game. Which comes with the tin with the femShepherd artwork on. I preordered with them and thought that was that.
So imagine my joy when talking about how excited I was about ME3 on facebook the other day and a friend of mine piped up “You ordered with Gamestation? But they have cancelled all preorders, they won’t even stock the game…”
And what do you know, it was true. To quote T3 “Game and Gamestation will not be stocking Mass Effect 3 when it’s released. Game have claimed that this is a ‘supply issue’ however a source talking to CVG believes it is a credit issue with EA Games.”
Now if the company is in difficulties then I can understand. I may not like it but I understand. But the thing that really pisses me off is I found out that my preorder had been cancelled from a random person on the internet, and not from the people at my local store who have my details and haven’t even bothered to phone me. Chances are I would have turned up at the shop and only then would I have been told.
So I’ve preordered a normal copy of the game through Amazon. I can’t afford the CE version without the trade ins I had saved. But it’s better than nothing…
If Amazon UK are to be believed not only is Mass Effect 3 out in March, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City are out as well. This is not a Good Thing if true. 3 games I am desperate to play, but a) I can’t afford all three unless I sell a kidney or something and b) I don’t have enough time to fit in work, quality time with G and 3 games.
So priorities… I love Mass Effect and have been waiting for number 3 for ages. But I am also a massive Aliens fan. Resident Evil… Well I’m playing Revelations on the 3DS right now so that will hold me on that front for a while. Choices, choices.
What the hell, I’ll get more mileage out of ME3, and I’ll have to fight G for time on the Aliens game, so it’s ME3 first! Must get the collectors edition, I want FemShepherd in all her glory!
**EDIT** And I’m saving for Whitby Goth Weekend in April too. Augh!!!