Whos the biggest hypocrite of the week then?

The old saying is people in glass houses, shouldnt throw stones. However, its looking like EB Games is throwing boulders this week. Going on sale this week in EB Games across the nation is what appears to be UK imports of latest Transformers games for all consoles. Theyre plainly obvious UK versions with the Australian Classification Rating stickers over the top of PEGI ratings. Now EB importing UK versions of games is nothing new, theyve even done it with US copies before. However that situation was a little bit different. Theyve also labelled them as preowned, weve been told theyre arriving all fresh and shrink wrapped. Activision doesnt sticker UK copies of their games but instead get covers reprinted (we have an Australian version of Transformers for Wii for review as evidence these exist).

The plot thickens though as weve phoned several EB stores and been told that the game has been discontinued in the system and they wont be getting them in, other stores though have multiple copies of this game on various platforms. We know the Transformers games arent always crash hot but we doubt that they have so many preowned copies of the game so soon - on multiple platforms. This is a brand new release title, EB have gone around the publisher and stock this game themselves. Theyre doing what Gametraders has been doing for months and what they did with Ocarina of Time. 

Theres nothing illegal at all with this, nothing wrong at all. However we do find it kind of ironic that EB Games have decided to stock parallel imports and sell them as preowned. What are they being so sneaky for?

Weve contacted Activision for comment, EB so far failed to reply to any of or correspondence. 

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Whos the biggest hypocrite of the week then?

The old saying is people in glass houses, shouldnt throw stones. However, its looking like EB Games is throwing boulders this week. Going on sale this week in EB Games across the nation is what appears to be UK imports of latest Transformers games for all consoles. Theyre plainly obvious UK versions with the Australian Classification Rating stickers over the top of PEGI ratings. Now EB importing UK versions of games is nothing new, theyve even done it with US copies before. However that situation was a little bit different. Theyve also labelled them as preowned, weve been told theyre arriving all fresh and shrink wrapped. Activision doesnt sticker UK copies of their games but instead get covers reprinted (we have an Australian version of Transformers for Wii for review as evidence these exist).

The plot thickens though as weve phoned several EB stores and been told that the game has been discontinued in the system and they wont be getting them in, other stores though have multiple copies of this game on various platforms. We know the Transformers games arent always crash hot but we doubt that they have so many preowned copies of the game so soon - on multiple platforms. This is a brand new release title, EB have gone around the publisher and stock this game themselves. Theyre doing what Gametraders has been doing for months and what they did with Ocarina of Time. 

Theres nothing illegal at all with this, nothing wrong at all. However we do find it kind of ironic that EB Games have decided to stock parallel imports and sell them as preowned. What are they being so sneaky for?

Weve contacted Activision for comment, EB so far failed to reply to any of or correspondence. 

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