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kainemaxwell
06-05-2013, 03:00 PM
So yesterday we had this;
http://theslanted.com/2013/06/5890/gamestop-brings-back-powerhour-injustice-gods-among-us-for-10/

And their systems crashed, so we got this apology:
https://www.facebook.com/GameStop/posts/630725780280685

Thoughts?

Frankie_Says_Relax
06-05-2013, 03:20 PM
Thoughts?

As soon as the sale was announced I fully expected it to crash within minutes of the hour.

I tried several times during the hour, and it crashed every time.

I was not surprised.

Bojay1997
06-05-2013, 03:22 PM
So yesterday we had this;
http://theslanted.com/2013/06/5890/gamestop-brings-back-powerhour-injustice-gods-among-us-for-10/

And their systems crashed, so we got this apology:
https://www.facebook.com/GameStop/posts/630725780280685

Thoughts?

I've had similar issues with Amazon and other on-line retailers when they offer crazy deals like this. It's no excuse, but I don't think Gamestop is alone in not having the proper infrastructure to handle deals of this magnitude.

kupomogli
06-05-2013, 03:32 PM
I was at the part to enter the my shipping information within the first minute hitting submit from there kept timing out, so at 12:15 I chalked it up as time wasted and didn't bother with it after the third time.

kainemaxwell
06-05-2013, 04:44 PM
This is the same thing that happened with Capcom with Mega Man 9 isn't it (or something Mega Man related)?

The 1 2 P
06-05-2013, 06:42 PM
I didn't know about the sale but it's not surprising that it happened. The same thing happens during Black Friday online sales, especially at Best Buy. And that also happened to me way back in the day(2005 or 2006) when Amazon had a sale for 360's for like $150 or $200. I could add the item to my cart but thats it. The whole system crashed within a minute.

kupomogli
06-06-2013, 07:11 PM
I didn't know about the sale but it's not surprising that it happened. The same thing happens during Black Friday online sales, especially at Best Buy. And that also happened to me way back in the day(2005 or 2006) when Amazon had a sale for 360's for like $150 or $200. I could add the item to my cart but thats it. The whole system crashed within a minute.

Atleast Amazon has an excuse. A brand new HD console several hundred dollars cheaper versus a fighting game $25 cheaper than what you can acquire it for. It's possible to get this for $35 at Best Buy with the @Gamer coupon.

BetaWolf47
06-06-2013, 07:19 PM
So yesterday we had this;
http://theslanted.com/2013/06/5890/gamestop-brings-back-powerhour-injustice-gods-among-us-for-10/

And their systems crashed, so we got this apology:
https://www.facebook.com/GameStop/posts/630725780280685

Thoughts?

I don't give a crap about the game, but the Facebook comments are making me lol