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Pokemon Sword & Shield RUMOR & SPECULATION Thread [Spoiler-Prone Area]

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by WishIhadaManafi5, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. TheWanderingMist

    TheWanderingMist Kanae, Keeper of the Gates Emblazoned

    I curse Animal Crossing as its premise is a game where you do chores and somehow it is fun.
     
  2. EmeraldArcanine

    EmeraldArcanine #TeamScorbunny

    Physical copies save me oodles of space. So I very much prefer that over digital downloads.
     
  3. 2dtyplosion

    2dtyplosion Well-Known Member

    I usually prefer physical but I've already got sword preloaded because I want to be able to play at midnight.
     
  4. Julia Artemis

    Julia Artemis Well-Known Member

    I mean I don't have anything against having a physical copy. More I just want to be able to play it ASAP. Maybe when I get Sword I'll get that on a physical copy. But I'm playing my initial playthrough with Shield
     
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  5. PrinceOfFacade

    PrinceOfFacade Ghost-Type Master

    I pretty much started getting digital copies because I'm sick of Game Stop and buying digital means I get to play faster.

    I plan to be up midnight sharp to begin my journey.
     
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  6. Everlasting

    Everlasting Everything stays.

    Muuuuch prefer physical copies for the sake of collecting and making sure my money is going somewhere. I don't know why this mentality hasn't prevented me from buying music straight off of iTunes though...
    I also don't really want to get into buying memory cards to make sure I have the space for my games so I'd rather have the save data be the only thing that goes into it, and not a full blown game.
     
  7. Sham

    Sham show the unknown

    I don’t care about collecting but I’m just superstitious about a game having an error if you digitally downloaded it. If I have a physical copy of a game and it’s something wrong; I can always return it. There’s also something quite nice about unwrapping a game...almost like a child like feeling.
     
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  8. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Happy Holidays! Staff Member Moderator

    Oh can so relate. Ran into corruption errors on my Vita and some of the saves were screwed. It's why I'm much more of a fan of physical copies of games.
     
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  9. Sham

    Sham show the unknown

    One of my co-workers tried downloading Warframe for the Switch and it gave him a huge error after he waited hours for downloading. That right there was my red flag. I guess we’re just cautious people
     
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  10. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Happy Holidays! Staff Member Moderator

    Woah, that's not good. Definitely. Yep. I'm planning on getting PS plus when I can to help back up saves. Better to be safe than sorry. And it's why I don't like when some games don't cloud save. If something happens, you're up a creek and have to start again.
     
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  11. TrainerFuurin

    TrainerFuurin Well-Known Member

    I don't mind physical copy, but I live in a third-world country and not even in the capital city. Sellers in the capital city will need to import the games from neighbour country before distribute them in other cities. The whole process until I could hold my own cartridge will take around 4-5 days after the official release, and I have taken lessons from previous pre-orders that it's not ideal method for if I want to play the game on day one. Moving on Switch, now we have access to pre-purchase and pre-download games, which is more than just a convenience for me. I mean, it could take a whole day for my internet to finish downloading 10.3 GB anyway, so I really appreciate that we can even pre-download the game nowadays. Just like Ash says, technology is a wonderful thing! :D

    I've said this before, but this time I would digitally purchase one of the version and physically buy the other. Now, if only I know which version I'd like to play first......
     
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  12. Fairy Queen

    Fairy Queen Lover of the Fairy type

    I usually get my physical copy from Gamestop but I've seen a few people knock them. Is there something I am missing? Why do people not like buying through them?
     
  13. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    ON the flip side, there are also the people who do stuff like put spoilers on YouTube thumbnails. They are the worst. Over here though, I think people should be safe.

    Yeah, and there have been other games that have come out and will come out between now and when Sword and Shield come out. For the Switch alone, recently released are Overwatch and A Hat in Time, Luigi's Mansion 3 is right around the corner, like literally 2 hours away, and between now and 15th of November are New Super Lucky's Tale (I'll be getting that) and Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy. I know I'm missing some others too.

    It's the holiday season. Lots of games coming out, and if you're in retail, distribution, or manufacturing, this is the time of year where work really starts accelerating like crazy.

    Well, I'm paying $50, but yeah, your point still stands because I'm probably part of a small minority who gets to pay $10 less for it.

    That brings up a good point. There are many people who play games to sell them back or trade them later. GameStop runs on these sorts of people, and their marketing is designed to keep that from dying.

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    There used to be a Walmart around here that did midnight releases too. Got there for several such games. They stopped being open 24 hours though. I think that Walmart was the last remaining business where I live to get games at midnight that isn't GameStop.

    The other thing to be concerned about is the seller pulling all copies, including ones people have downloaded. I don't care if I am refunded for it; I'd still be beside myself if that happened. The example that comes to mind the most is an ironic one, when Amazon pulled 1984 from its Kindle service and removed all copies of 1984 that anyone had downloaded onto their Kindles. If you ever have to keep paying regular fees to use something you download, and you'll never actually pay it off, that's a red flag that you don't actually own it, like Adobe Flash.

    With physical copies, as long as you take care of your media and protect it from degredation or destruction, you can keep it for as long as you want. They can't take it away from you.

    Depending on how long they've been familiar with GameStop, it can be one of a few possibilities:
    1. GameStop's scummy ways of treating their employees, such as their quotas on customers buying and selling used games and, supposedly, that they're paid to their own pseudo-banking system, which can take away their money when they no longer work there (though the validity of this is in question, since it's illegal)
    2. Said quotas had turned into a kind of annoying insistence on getting you to buy used games or sell your existing ones. They won't leave you alone, but that's because they're ordered not to leave you alone.
    3. Due to its nature, GameStop hires a lot of video game fans. This has an ugly side though, in that many GameStop employees (not all, and not even the majority) are heavily invested in Console Wars, or favoring one franchise over another, or treating male customers differently from female customers, etc.
    4. Their monopolistic business practices, in which they buy up all of their competitors smaller than themselves. They bought Babbage's, Funcoland, Electronics Boutique, and Planet X, and they drove Play-N-Trade to bankruptcy.
    5. They are big enough to get exclusivity rights, at least temporarily. For instance, the Super Smash Bros. Ness amiibo was GameStop exclusive for several months. They also do a lot of exclusive pre-order bonuses, though to be fair, many other businesses do this now, so it's not that big a deal anymore.
     
  14. PrinceOfFacade

    PrinceOfFacade Ghost-Type Master

    Buying a game at midnight isn't the same as playing it at midnight.

    The point is to not have to leave your house. You just hop on the moment the game launches.
     
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  15. Sham

    Sham show the unknown

    I find actually waiting for 12am releases kinda fun. I did it with Sun and you meet a lot of cool people. It’s a tragedy most game stores don’t do midnight releases with popular games.
     
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  16. Fairy Queen

    Fairy Queen Lover of the Fairy type

    Thank you. I've never experienced this problem at my Gamestop, I usually just come in, buy the game, and leave. They dont hound me to buy more. But good to know.
     
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  17. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Yeah, there was one time they refused to sell me Pokémon Battle Revolution. About a week later, GameStop had an event where stores held miniature tournaments, and another one I visited not only not hold it, but there was one guy working there who would snark at anyone who asked about it until they left the store.

    It was pretty unprofessional both times, and in both cases, I suspected it was because they disliked Pokémon enough that they would not willingly associate with it.

    I see a lot less of it nowadays, though I still see workers there treating male customers differently than female ones (though whether they're treated better or worse depends on the individual).
     
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  18. Pikachu111213

    Pikachu111213 Kid from Pallet Town

    The GameStop in my area is really nice. Employees there are always super friendly, and you can tell they love what they do. I preordered the double pack from there. Can’t wait to pick it up
     
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  19. Creyk

    Creyk Well-Known Member

    I prefer buying physical just because the boxes are so beautiful, I love looking at them, and the feel of opening them and having that small physical card containing the game is just so personable, whereas when it just exists digitally it's more abstract - you can't touch it. So for that reason I can even wait a couple of days for the physical editions if possible, if everyone else is ahead of you with playing the game at least the internet is full of advice about what to do where, which pokemon are available in which area, and stuff like that.
     
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  20. axelme

    axelme Well-Known Member

    i prefer physical copies. im also someone who would still rather buy a cd than download a song.
     
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