Dark Souls Catch-All

I went down to one of the local Gamestops (shame on me) and managed to get a CE and the official strategy guide along with it. If I can't cancel the Amazon order I will just return the copy I purchased at retail.

Well, as of this morning the four Gamestops in my end of Pittsburgh were sold out, as was the local Best Buy. However, the regional game shop across the street had one copy. They didn't know what it was and were suprised to have someone walk in and request it by name 15 minutes after they opened.

Now they too are sold out.

Played about an hour or so into it. Just bonfired at the beginning of Undead Burg. Feeling awesome.

It looks like my Amazon order won't cancel. Guess I'll have to return one of them after all. I'm a bit nervous about opening the Gamestop purchase and returning the Amazon order, as I don't know if I'll have to pay return shipping.

PS the official strategy guide is a huge honking hardcover tome. It is very pretty.
Even though I intend to avoid relying on it, it's a really nice volume.

imbiginjapan wrote:

Even though I intend to avoid relying on it, it's a really nice volume.

I very much wanted to grab one, but I knew that I'd crack and start reading through it, thus spoiling my initial playthrough. CHOICES!

I've been planning on picking it up at a local store on my way home from work today - they have a 10% off video game coupon and a $5 store giftcard with Dark Souls purchase. Not a huge deal, but better than nothing. All this sold-out talk freaked me out so I called them and they have one copy left in stock, which is now on hold for me until the store closes tonight Phew!

Amazon says it'll be delivered today, UPS says tomorrow. Do they give some kind of refund if you don't get it on release day?

So Amazon customer service managed to cancel for me. All is well... I just have to look for that refund.

BishopRS wrote:

Amazon says it'll be delivered today, UPS says tomorrow. Do they give some kind of refund if you don't get it on release day?

I believe they refund you the cost of shipping.

I have a notice in my order page to expect it on the 6th from Amazon. Pretty unhappy - no release day option and even the one day shipping isnt really one day. Guess I will have to fire off a complaint.

Still says "shipping soon" and estimated delivery today.

Tempted to check KMart. Surely it's not well-traveled enough here to maybe have a copy.

Stele wrote:

Still says "shipping soon" and estimated delivery today.

Tempted to check KMart. Surely it's not well-traveled enough here to maybe have a copy.

Mine still says "Not yet Shipped" with an estimated delivery date of today.

WTH?

Someone else was telling me they've had Amazon orders delivered before the order tracking showed up in their account. Maybe that's what is happening here.

I caved pretty quick, got a copy for the 360 waiting at best buy. I feel like I should have done the PS3 (i have demon souls for it) but I just like the 360's controller so much better.

Anyway, looking forward to all the dying!

Anyone pick up the 360 version and play it yet? I'm still semi on the fence about which system to get it for.

Tyrian wrote:

Someone else was telling me they've had Amazon orders delivered before the order tracking showed up in their account. Maybe that's what is happening here.

I JUST received my preorders for Dark Souls and Rage... the parcel tracking for Dark Souls is saying "delivered" but for Rage it's still claiming to be stuck in Tulsa. Clearly some centers don't update the tracking like they are supposed to.

Now if you excuse me, I've got some things that need to be done.

Between all the games I have piled I can wait until the 6th, but I am a tad miffed with Amazon.

Tyrian wrote:

Someone else was telling me they've had Amazon orders delivered before the order tracking showed up in their account. Maybe that's what is happening here.

If only...

I am fairly sure UPS hasn't been here yet, especially since I am home watching the Rays game. Guess I will keep working on NG+ of Demon's Souls.

I did call around a couple stores and no one seems to have the CE in stock. When it hadn't shipped last night at midnight I probably should have ran to Walmart just to be sure. Looks like CE's have sold for $100+ on ebay already. It's not like I couldn't have got my money back in a couple days one way or the other.

Stele wrote:
Tyrian wrote:

Someone else was telling me they've had Amazon orders delivered before the order tracking showed up in their account. Maybe that's what is happening here.

If only...

I am fairly sure UPS hasn't been here yet, especially since I am home watching the Rays game. Guess I will keep working on NG+ of Demon's Souls.

I did call around a couple stores and no one seems to have the CE in stock. When it hadn't shipped last night at midnight I probably should have ran to Walmart just to be sure. Looks like CE's have sold for $100+ on ebay already. It's not like I couldn't have got my money back in a couple days one way or the other. ;)

Mine just flopped over to "shipping soon", like yours. *shrug*

I guess I'll just have to wait and see. There might be copies of the game around town, but I haven't bothered to check.

For those (like me) who cancelled their preorder because it wasn't going to arrive, I was able to order it online from Best Buy with a store pickup for today. The catch here is that Best Buy is also sending me a $10 gift card to Best Buy for ordering a new game online nice.

TLDR: BestBuy is selling is online with a $10 gift card. You can pick your order up in-store.

Quick heads-up for any Canadians: I bought a copy at Future Shop on my lunch break and it turns out that they're offering a $10 gift card plus a coupon for $10 off Skyrim with every in-store purchase.

garion333 wrote:

TLDR: BestBuy is selling is online with a $10 gift card. You can pick your order up in-store.

Yeah it's not so much I must have the game today... I just pre-ordered for the CE goodies.

Word on the net is that BB doesn't have enough CE's to cover pre-orders, much less walk-ins.

garion333 wrote:

For those (like me) who cancelled their preorder because it wasn't going to arrive, I was able to order it online from Best Buy with a store pickup for today. The catch here is that Best Buy is also sending me a $10 gift card to Best Buy for ordering a new game online nice.

TLDR: BestBuy is selling is online with a $10 gift card. You can pick your order up in-store.

Thanks! Purchased!

Stele wrote:
garion333 wrote:

TLDR: BestBuy is selling is online with a $10 gift card. You can pick your order up in-store.

Yeah it's not so much I must have the game today... I just pre-ordered for the CE goodies.

Word on the net is that BB doesn't have enough CE's to cover pre-orders, much less walk-ins.

I didn't care, I just want the game.

gregrampage wrote:

Thanks! Purchased!

Welcome!

Walmart: 360 only
Other Walmart: 360 only
Meijer: Nothing
Local Shop: No interest
Gamestop: Yup, PS3.

Guess my years long boycott of GS ends today. Dark Souls makes me weak.

garion333 wrote:

For those (like me) who cancelled their preorder because it wasn't going to arrive, I was able to order it online from Best Buy with a store pickup for today. The catch here is that Best Buy is also sending me a $10 gift card to Best Buy for ordering a new game online nice.

TLDR: BestBuy is selling is online with a $10 gift card. You can pick your order up in-store.

God, I was going to wait, but now...

For those who picked up the CE, you might want to wait a few days to redeem the code. According to the website, once you redeem your code your download access is only valid for 24 hours. Unfortunately, their servers aren't up to the task of handling today's traffic.

I foolishly redeemed and was able to download the miniguide and the map without much trouble, but the bigger zip files for the soundtrack and the behind the scenes stuff keep stalling out and "completing" early, leaving me with invalid zip files.

That's kinda weird. Although since so much of it is digital, I expect it to get spread around the net pretty quick.

Can't wait to get home!

Still no sign of my copy, but I suppose they still have ~30 minutes.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
garion333 wrote:

For those (like me) who cancelled their preorder because it wasn't going to arrive, I was able to order it online from Best Buy with a store pickup for today. The catch here is that Best Buy is also sending me a $10 gift card to Best Buy for ordering a new game online nice.

TLDR: BestBuy is selling is online with a $10 gift card. You can pick your order up in-store.

God, I was going to wait, but now...

I honestly can't tell if you're serious or clocking ...

Stele wrote:

Still says "shipping soon" and estimated delivery today.

Tempted to check KMart. Surely it's not well-traveled enough here to maybe have a copy.

That's where I got mine. My roommate and I got the only two copies for 360.

This game is pretty sublime. That said, I'm stuck on the second boss.