Independent Game Shops Told They Won’t Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November

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In the lead-up to Red Dead Redemption 2’s October 26 release, Zach Gieg spent over $3,300 adorning his small, local chain of Pennsylvania video game stores with billboards, flyers, posters, and other displays touting the the highly-anticipated Western adventure game that his customers began preordering two years ago.…

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Rockstar Exec Meeting: "Hey guys, quick meeting, have we made it clear enough that we don't give a shit about peopl…
This is literally what a publisher is for. This is in absolutely zero ways anything close to being Rockstar's fau…
Do nit give Rockstar money. Buy used copies of RDR2 if you must have it
Fuckin hell Rockstar.
God, shit like this makes me glad I rarely buy games on street date.
Yeah, I'm not buying RDR2.
Independent game shops told they won't get Red Dead Redemption 2 until November.
38 157 Kotaku(@Kotaku) - 26d
Corre el rumor de que en México también va atrasado el lanzamiento. Rumor.
This is a real kick in the pants to indie game stores, for whatever reason it's happening.
thats some insane measures to avoid leaks
Some stuff: 1) New game profit margins for stores is $5-$6 per copy. Article says it's a loss of $60k, but it's mor…
HEY, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.
Россия теперь независимый ретейлер
We've been getting tips on this from smaller shops, worried that the big box retailers are getting so many copies t…
Good! Where do you think people get those full play throughs that leak spoilers a week before release come from. Mo…
does this really matter? like are you that worried about leaks from mom & pop shops when it's inevitable some saudi…
Yes, lets just continue to try and force local stores to close down and continue to be forced to support the god aw…
Holy fucking shit this article is distressing. Why is this even a thing?
Cool, stop supporting R*.
Every local independent game retailer I've been to has broken street date on every new release for the past few yea…
*Laughs in digital version*
Hey here's another talking point for folks reviewing RDR2
"Fuck small businesses, and ethical work hours." -@RockstarGames #Gaming #Xbox #Playstation #PCGaming
Madre mía, Rockstar está haciendo todo lo posible por mearse en su imagen pública.
Independent game shops told they won't get Red Dead Redemption 2 until November.
@RockstarGames This is a disappointment.
And the bullshit from this monsters continue.....
All those broken street dates finally catching up.
Will this effect shipments to @BullMoose too?
Woah is this true on your end @thechicknwings ?
My god shitty cowboy game cannot stop being shitty and its not even out yet Buy Megaman 11
the biggest bien fait pour le tronche ahahah ever (mais rip eux)
so initially buy from a big retailer and then when the local store gets it, pick up tour preorder and return it to…
This isn’t great for small business. I support @gameplayla whenever I can.
WTF is this shit? This is so freaking messed up
While this game looks fantastic, between this and those going on about 100 hours per week of dev work that went in,…
@pxlsicle @PatTheNESpunk potential topic for the next #CUPodcast. Wondering about Ian's thoughts/insights on this…
God I hope the game leaks early despite this
Jeeeeeez. Like, I know I'm not helping at all by getting this game but fucking hell Take-Two/Rockstar are shady.
Good. All physical media should die.
Rockstar been acting like dicks 😭😭
Mi a f....??? :DDD
I assume Rockstar's next big announcement is a machine to block the sun over Springfield...
You're doing really well Rockstar. Nobody thinks you're a giant, greedy, evil, corp anymore.
Rockstar has been extra shitty to everyone about this game, so I can't morally justify playing this game at this po…
Cant, you go back to whinging about the Orange man
So why should anyone at all buy this game?
Another reason not to give @RockstarGames my money.
Hey look Trump did something bad hear doggie whistles.
No doubt and attack on small business. Also to prevent the stores selling the game early like mom and pops do. This…
The movie industry tried to pull this with family video so an insane thing I had to do as part of my job (off the c…
they've been choking these guys out for so long it's a miracle any exist at all. mostly they're retro dealers, stre…
I've never seen a company take this hard of a heel-turn so close to their big game's release date
yo wtf is this? fuck Rockstar dude. holy shit ive never lost interest in a game or a company so quickly in my life.
@DonnieFxckinD And thus a second reason is born.
This is fucked
Wow! Fuck Rockstar twice!
Just lots of great new surrounding Red Dead 2 going on, huh?
Please, don't bum us out with criticism - we just want people to enjoy our game* *provided it is purchased via an…
Independent game shops told they won't get Red Dead Redemption 2 until November.
This is crazy! Very unfair to the mom and pop shop owners. They have families to feed too. Obviously the digital ag…
Rockstar just knocking it out of the park with PR this month, aren't they
Jesus. Not being able to sell the biggest game of the year in the current market could genuinely help kill off so m…
Rockstar is almost asking people not to buy this game
But the big box stores got no problems. This is fucked up.
The retailer ransom taken to a new low, if I had to guess. Not only are the bigger retailers responsible for ensur…
O jogo é tão realista que o proprio jogo só chega nas lojas de carroça
Why do I have this feeling that more of the big name studios are gonna start doing this, just to kill the small/ind…
Rockstar is practically begging to have Red Dead Redemption 2 boycotted at this point
That sucks to hear for Indie Store Owners
Dear me this is awful. Like it's not tough enough for indies out there.
Well that's a dick move.
Whoa la perte de chiffre chez les vendeurs indépendants vas être méchante!
I've seen this happen before with a major retailer pulling weight to choke distribution. They then promptly offered…
This is the Lego company method of choking off small businesses
More I think about it the more this practice pisses me off.
Little silly, but it is what it is.
Then I guess it isn't really "out" until November, is it?
god rockstar sucks
i'm pessimistic and think it's because gamestop/bestbuy etc are paying for being the only stores to get copies on t…
This, unfortunately, also applies to us. We’ve received the email many other smaller game shops have, saying RDR2…
@Wario64 sounds like a wide spread issue
Wow, everyone go but something from your local mom and pop game store
Qué mala onda con las tiendas independientes de videojuegos!
@PollyannaDays @50TurnParty @SSJSpeedRacer If you really wanna pwn someone you could resell them to an independent…
Sadly, when your game is the most anticipated one of the year, you can get away with unadulterated bullshit like th…
Hey, Rockstar is an evil company.
#RedDeadRedemption2
I hope this doesn’t become a trend for AAA games. Independent stores not getting the biggest game of the year on it…
So I take it that one place in LA that is notorious for breaking street date definitely won't be getting it early.
Wow: Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November via @kotaku
this is so fucked. fuck rockstar.
Not many independent game stores nearby, but I'm almost tempted to wait a few months and track one down just to buy…
This is kind of sad. Mom & Pop Video Game stores (or smaller chains) have been around a long time, and don't deserv…
Can't tell if @RockstarGames is just trying to paint itself as the most heinous entity in games or not ... 🤔 Feel…
Pretty weak that Red Dead isn’t going to indie stores on launch day. Not sure I believe excuse that there’s not en…
@HungryBrosPod Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November via @kotaku
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November via @kotaku
Between the stories of overworked devs and this, there is beginning to form quite some negative press around RDR2.…
This is remarkably shitty, and they're going to get away with doing it.
WitWGARA posted! Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until No…
@RockstarGames Support Independent Game Stores
All local video game stores are expecting Red Dead Redemption 2 not to arrive until 1+ week after release (includin…
I really hate Rockstar. They're way more evil than EA ever was. ~ Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red De…
Esto es fucking BULLSHIT Por basura como esta es que continuo perdiendo interés en este juego 😠
Independent Game Shops Told They Won&#39;t Get <i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> Until November<em></em> via @kotaku
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November
Mom and pop shops won't receive Red Dead Redemption til November
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November
@GameOverGreggy @andrearene are mom and grop shops getting pushed out by big corporation stores for…
Danny Leach
Man, I hate 2K as a company.
This smells pretty rotten. I’ll hold my tongue for a little to see what comes out, but I’m putting a placeholder he…
Well, that’s shitty.
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November via @kotaku
Ummm... frankly... this is bullshit.
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November
Hey! Fuck this!!!
Seriously?! I guess I wont be buying a retail copy of this game, and I'll be sure to explain why in my review. Sorr…
@jeffcannata. Did you hear about this? #supportlocalretailers
Video game companies: "We hate Gamestop!" Also video game companies: "We're constantly giving Gamestop competitive…
Hi @RockstarGames! It isn't a good luck when you deny support to small businesses. I don't to play Red Dead Redempt…
@RockstarGames is this true? - if so you just lost a damned order
Man, Rockstar cannot win, can they?
Independent Game Shops Told They Won&#39;t Get <i>Red Dead Redemption 2</i> Until November<em></em> via @kotaku
Wow! WOW! WOOOOOOW! Congrats to @RockstarGames for further affirming my decision to not buy this game. This is comp…
Well, this is deeply unfair whatever the reason. #RDR2 #RedDeadRedemption2
كلام قوي لو فعلاً روكستار سوتها! يعني محلات الالعاب ماراح تقدر تبيع اللعبة الا بعد صدورها الرسمي بكم يوم.
@jeffcannata @spicer #SOTW
@GforceGlasgow Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November…
Maybe consider holding the industry accountable. Wait to buy. Questionable working conditions and giving independen…
First 100 hour work weeks and now they're killing small businesses. Shame on @RockstarGames And anyone that buys th…
How is this even possible from a major publisher in 2018?
This is a bummer.
Are Rockstar execs just trying to set EVERYTHING on fire now, or
@RockstarGames First, you're pushing employees to work 100 hour weeks, and now you're crushing independent games st…
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November - Kotaku via @GoogleNews
Bad News Cowboys! Those bandits at Rockstar Games have announced that they are only shipping Red Dead Redemption 2…
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November
@RockstarGames if this is true, you lost a customer.
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November via @kotaku
What the hell, @RockstarGames Weird move for a company that makes games where player characters are regularly encou…
It's sad to hear about the plights of local business. If you did throw in with a mom-&-pop around your way, please…
@RockstarGames this is pretty shitty #RedDeadRedemption2
So @RockstarGames and Take Two are basically screwing independent game stores. Yes, they have nothing but contempt…
Independent Game Shops Told They Won&#039;t Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November -
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November #RedDeadRedempion2 #gamers…
I've been trying to figure out if there's a reasonable explanation for this and so far coming up empty. But I'm not…
oh woooooow. obviously a move to prevent places from breaking street date, but still incred…
it would appear that rockstar is doing its level best to just absolutely tank public opinion of this game
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November
God Rockstar fucking suck
Kinda fucked up
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November ༄ Red Dea…
@RockstarGames c'mon now, y'all can't let this happen to these small shops. They're just as…
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November
@game_collection You heard about this? Hope that doesn’t happen here.
Welp... Once again, big corporations being favored over independent small businesses... :( #capitalism…
Between this and the “Our employees ruined their lives to make this game, aren’t we cool” story, I’m starting to th…
That's trash. I feel like they're only doing this because some mom and pop shops breaks street date and sells it a…
Oh come on @RockstarGames! You were having such a good news day...
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November - Kotaku
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November
Independent Game Shops Told They Won't Get Red Dead Redemption 2 Until November via @kotaku

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