Stranglehold Vs. Halo 3 Vs. Shipping Issues
September 5, 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Employee Description: Surfer Dude and Older Woman
Submitted By: Ed Button
I walked into my local GameStop today to snag Stranglehold on release day (what can I say, I wanted the faceplate), and asked Surfer Dude at the counter if I could get a copy.
“Oh, we haven’t got that yet. Our computer says it’s been delayed until the 17th.”
“…the 17th,” I asked. I keep up with gaming news all the time and had heard nothing of this delay.
Older Woman chimed with: “Yeah, we’re horribly sorry. It turns out Midway wanted something to compete with Halo 3.”
I was stunned. No way could something like Stranglehold compete with the Halo 3, possibly the most anticipated game of the year. “Sooooooooooooo do you wanna pre-order a copy of Halo 3,” Surfer Dude asked. I said no, and that I’d be back. Then I left. I’ve never had an issue with EBuncolandStop. All the people that have worked at them have been nice and polite, and dare I say it, knowledgeable, so I was quite shocked by this statement.
I called the EB about a mile down the road and asked if they had it.
“No,” the guy says, “our computers say its been delayed until the 17th. From what I heard from corporate, it’s been pushed back because Midway had some issues with the shipping.”
A 13-day delay because of shipping?
“Well, your website says its out now, and so does everywhere else,” I said.
“Well, I checked Best Buy before I came in today, and they don’t have it,” he said.
After getting off of the phone with him, I call Best Buy.
“Yeah do you guys have Stranglehold for the 360?”
“Yes sir, we have it.”