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thekonamicode
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(08-22-2012, 06:33 PM)
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My Square Enix rep this morning emailed me the following. All retailers are to destroy remaining inventory of Final Fantasy XIV today.



This belongs in Gaming, not Off-Topic if a mod can help me out.
ronito
got my tag in the OT
(08-22-2012, 06:34 PM)
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I blame obama
Tomat
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(08-22-2012, 06:34 PM)
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I wonder why?

I have to go get a copy before it's too late! We cannot let this be buried like E.T.

The world must know physical copies existed.
Yoshichan
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(08-22-2012, 06:35 PM)
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wtf
Steelrain
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(08-22-2012, 06:35 PM)
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Obama's America
demosthenes
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(08-22-2012, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tomat

I wonder why?

I have to go get a copy before it's too late! We cannot let this be buried like E.T.

The world must know physical copies existed.

So they can sell boxes of 2.0 for $50
zomgbbqftw
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(08-22-2012, 06:35 PM)
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Probably getting ready for a relaunch.
DarthWufei
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(08-22-2012, 06:35 PM)
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Don't blame them, Final Fantasy XIV was a really shitty album. I really hate when bands like Square Enix go mainstream. Bullshit.
-Pyromaniac-
(08-22-2012, 06:36 PM)
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2.0 should be 29.99.
Silas Lang
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(08-22-2012, 06:36 PM)
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So are they literally going to destroy their copies? Seems like a waste if that's the case. Why not just put them out on clearance?
Nibel
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(08-22-2012, 06:36 PM)
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Healthcare, huh?
CharlieDigital
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(08-22-2012, 06:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nibel

Healthcare, huh?

Euthanasia
vicissitudes
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(08-22-2012, 06:37 PM)
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How much is Square Enix tipping?
Seraphis Cain
bad gameplay lol
(08-22-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Probably making room for a FFXIV 2.0 retail SKU.
Pai Pai Master
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(08-22-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by demosthenes

So they can sell boxes of 2.0 for $50

Actually, A Realm Reborn is only $29.99. Either version of the game will do just fine but they probably have a TON of boxes of the original SKU lying around that they don't want there for the relaunch.
Forever
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(08-22-2012, 06:40 PM)
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Glad I already bought mine for $12.
lunarworks
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(08-22-2012, 06:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silas Lang

So are they literally going to destroy their copies? Seems like a waste if that's the case. Why not just put them out on clearance?

Probably doesn't fit with the whole "online" thing.
bjork
(08-22-2012, 06:41 PM)
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I bet the Wal-Mart by my house will still have this full price in like 2019. They have some Madden 07 champion edition or something for full price still.
Mattdaddy
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(08-22-2012, 06:42 PM)
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They wouldn't have this problem if they were circumsized.
djplaeskool
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(08-22-2012, 06:44 PM)
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Probably destroying it because, IIRC, owning the original release grants you free access to the 2.0 beta and client.
Very inexpensive barrier of entry if you can find it.
DMPrince
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(08-22-2012, 06:45 PM)
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lol $59.99 again. go snatch a copy before it happens
neptunes
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(08-22-2012, 06:45 PM)
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I wonder if employees are going to keep copies for themselves.
davepoobond
you can't put a price on sparks
(08-22-2012, 06:47 PM)
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if romney were president, that field destroy credit would be 32 dollars for Gamestop/BestBuy/Target and 8 dollars for independent game stores.
krae_man
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(08-22-2012, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by bjork

I bet the Wal-Mart by my house will still have this full price in like 2019. They have some Madden 07 champion edition or something for full price still.

I remember my local Zellers having a lone copy of Tecmo Super Bowl for $99.99 for years. Super Bowl 2, and 3 came out, the N64 came out, and it was still up there unsold.
Stet
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(08-22-2012, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by neptunes

I wonder if employees are going to keep copies for themselves.

Why would they? It's FFXIV.
ChiTownBuffalo
Either I made up lies about the Boston Bomber or I fell for someone else's crap. Either way, I have absolutely no credibility and you should never pay any attention to anything I say, no matter what the context. Perm me if I claim to be an insider
(08-22-2012, 06:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by CharlieDigital

Euthanasia

I thought the youth in Asia were enthusiastic about it?
Aeana
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(08-22-2012, 06:55 PM)
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I knew this was coming, which is why I bought the game last week!
Kagari
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(08-22-2012, 06:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by DMPrince

lol $59.99 again. go snatch a copy before it happens

Nope: http://www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy-...al+fantasy+xiv

and PC version is listed at $29.99.
salromano
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(08-22-2012, 06:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tomat

I wonder why?

I have to go get a copy before it's too late! We cannot let this be buried like E.T.

The world must know physical copies existed.

This is why, brah:

http://www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy-...dp/B002BRZ79E/

http://www.amazon.com/Final-Fantasy-...dp/B008SBZD9G/
zroid
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(08-22-2012, 06:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Silas Lang

So are they literally going to destroy their copies? Seems like a waste if that's the case. Why not just put them out on clearance?

First they'd have to convince people to buy them for more than $16
wrowa
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(08-22-2012, 06:58 PM)
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If I buy the original FFXIV I can play Realm Reborn without paying additional money?
Aeana
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(08-22-2012, 06:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by wrowa

If I buy the original FFXIV I can play Realm Reborn without paying additional money?

Yes.
LiquidMetal14
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(08-22-2012, 06:59 PM)
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How stupid. What's the cheapest place to buy it online right now? If under 10, I will buy right this second.
wrowa
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(08-22-2012, 06:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

Yes.

In that case I can absolutely understand why they don't want any old copies to circulate anymore.

... And I know why I'm going to buy a copy right now. :p
Recall
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(08-22-2012, 07:01 PM)
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Bought my copy 2 months back for 5 from my local Tesco. Still shrink wrapped, I bet once this all blows over it will be worth at least all of 6. Profit!

RSLAEV
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(08-22-2012, 07:02 PM)
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Gonna go home tonight and make sure my original game disc is still safe. If not I guess I'll buy another copy
Amagon
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(08-22-2012, 07:02 PM)
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I keep on forgetting this game exist and actually came out.
Aeana
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(08-22-2012, 07:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by RSLAEV

Gonna go home tonight and make sure my original game disc is still safe. If not I guess I'll buy another copy

You don't need the disc, just the key associated with your account. Once 2.0 launches, it'll be a brand new client download.
zlatko
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(08-22-2012, 07:03 PM)
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Destroying copies? What a waste. Can I go to GS and just ask for a copy for free then since they'd have to destroy it anyway?
see5harp
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(08-22-2012, 07:04 PM)
I wonder if I can snag a disc/code from the Gamestop clerks for an extra value meal or something. Do you need to send the code in to get credit for your store?
Aeana
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(08-22-2012, 07:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

Destroying copies? What a waste. Can I go to GS and just ask for a copy for free then since they'd have to destroy it anyway?

No, because they're receiving $16 credit per copy for destroying.
Recall
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(08-22-2012, 07:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

Destroying copies? What a waste. Can I go to GS and just ask for a copy for free then since they'd have to destroy it anyway?

Maybe not, as for each destroyed copy they get $16 back from SE.

Edit - Beaten.
zroid
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(08-22-2012, 07:07 PM)
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GameStop will probably remove the keys, then destroy the boxes, and sell the keys standalone.
BGBW
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(08-22-2012, 07:09 PM)
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There's a FFXIV!?
Kyou
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(08-22-2012, 07:09 PM)
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I'd say "So now is the time to dumpster dive game retailers" but... ff14...
erpg
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(08-22-2012, 07:10 PM)
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16$ for destruction? Quite a bargain, considering I've seen them in bargain bins for 5. Free money for a little bit of fun and environmental damage.
MotionBlue
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(08-22-2012, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

Destroying copies? What a waste. Can I go to GS and just ask for a copy for free then since they'd have to destroy it anyway?

No, the shop and its workers would be breaking corporate contracts. Getting caught would guarantee being fired, if not fined.

You have to physically destroy them too, when I worked at Gamestop a similar notice went out for DC Universe. We had to open and break game disc's and smash the collector edition statues.
Jarnet87
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(08-22-2012, 07:12 PM)
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Got my CE copy sitting in the closet =/. Dam did I feel stupid for being on the FF14 hype train.
Mercutio
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(08-22-2012, 07:14 PM)
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Hahahah. Wow. I just bought it from Amazon for $11 after hearing this.
LiquidMetal14
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(08-22-2012, 07:14 PM)
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Bah, I was going to buy FF14 vanilla for 11 and shipping but I guess it will not be valid eh?

I won't bite on A Realm Reborn for 30 and then pay a sub fee. Not at this time.

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