If you’ve ever wondered why the Daily SPUF doesn’t do reviews of newly released games, well, there’s three reasons: firstly, I am not very fast when it comes to games, so I can’t complete them quickly enough to give an overall review of games; secondly, there are already a billion people doing the same thing with new games; and thirdly, we don’t get any free game codes so any brand new games I want to play come out of my pocket (just like the hosting and domain name for the Daily SPUF).
Or, in the case of Borderlands 3, my game never actually arrives.
So I was going to get Borderlands 3. I want to play it. Everyone wants to play it. But I wanted to get a hard copy of the game, in the hopes that Epic gets no money from the purchase of a physical copy, or they at least get a smaller cut. I didn’t actually pre-order Borderlands 3 though, mainly because nowhere local has it for pre-order. You save a copy and you just go and pick it up from the store or they give you a call. So me and my brother reserved two copies of Borderlands 3 for PC.
Except they never arrived.
They were supposed to arrive in stores on the 13th, like the PS4 and Xbox copies of Borderlands 3. When we popped by the shop where we’d reserved the copies, we were told that no PC copies had been delivered to their branch. We assumed that maybe they were just late or something.
But on the 16th, after a trip to a water park (we had coupons yay), we popped by to the My Mall in Limassol, and it turns out there are no copies there either. Again, there were PS4 and Xbox copies on the shelves, but no PC copies. So we asked the staff there and they decided to check. Turns out, the guy we asked couldn’t find any stock what so ever for the PC version of Borderlands 3. The guy entered the game’s code and Borderlands 3 for PC basically didn’t exist in their system. Despite the fact that we watched a guy (a guy I know and play Pokemon Go with) in the Paphos branch go through the system and reserve two copies for us.
Borderlands 3 for PC had vanished from their stores.
To make matters worse, it seems NOWHERE has any copies of Borderlands 3 for PC. Since its release, we’ve checked pretty much every local store that sells video games. None of them had PC versions. They didn’t have many copies for PS4 and Xbox either, but still, it’s infuriating.
I wanted to play this game, and not only has it been delayed, I’m not sure if my reserved copy even exists. Meanwhile everyone and their mum has probably already finished the game and written a review on it.
The question is, do I cancel my reserved copy and purchase a physical copy of Borderlands 3 on Amazon or something, waiting at least a week to have the game delivered? Do I wait and see if this has all been a mess and the copies are on their way and are just delayed or something? Or do I just bite the bullet and buy the game from the Epic Store, meaning a company that constantly crunches employees gets to make even more money?
Or do I just not bother? After all, aabicus will be doing some Borderlands 3 stuff soon, and that’s €60 I’ve not spent yet. That €60 could go towards things I need, like new clothes, paint to repair mold damage and fixing the lid of the toilet that I accidentally broke the other day.
Ugh, decisions, decisions.
Oh well. I’ll just buy it through the Humble Bundle store. Because at least a slither of that money goes to charity or something…