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libertine
04-19-2005, 01:21 PM
I have ordered from ebgames.com, I live in Sweden (if that matters, I hope not) and they do not seem to have shipped it yet.

If you pre-ordered from them too, has your order been shipped yet?

JofaGuht
04-19-2005, 01:59 PM
I pre-ordered mine from gamestop and they seem to be taking their sweet-ass time as well. They'll probably ship it by this after noon.

I had a dream last night that I bought psychonauts. My subconcious omens that the game will be cool.

TheCafeCalavera
04-19-2005, 04:39 PM
Due to lack of $$, Ill be renting Nauts for the time being.

Blockbuster apparently gets the game in today, but might not put it on shelves till tomorrow...

The guy said to call back around 5ish to see if they were gonna put it up today... soo.... i wait.

The Tingler
04-19-2005, 07:44 PM
Ditto GameStop. I'm glad everyone is having to wait, and it's not just me.

As Tim pointed out in the most recent Double Fine news update - today is the SHIP DATE, not the SELLING date. People can't actually play it until tomorrow, and people who pre-order it get it sent out today. Also remember the time difference over there - it's only just the afternoon at the moment.

EDIT: Checked the GameStop page. The Xbox version has started shipping, but the PC version is still on "Pre-release - 4/19/05".

Guess we're waiting.

JofaGuht
04-19-2005, 09:16 PM
Tingler, I think Libertine is talking about one of those emails that say "ship confirmed", at least I hope so, because it's seven o clock I still haven't gotten that email.

The Tingler
04-20-2005, 11:33 AM
According to GameStop's PC Page (http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=B646097A) the PC version doesn't ship until the 25th. At least, NOW it does. Didn't say that yesterday.

They LIED!.

Consequently, I have cancelled my GameStop order and gone straight to the source - Double Fine, and their wonderful spangly new shop. (http://shop.doublefine.com/)

Captain Gonzo
04-20-2005, 11:54 AM
25th eh? I guess that means the PC version will arrive here in the UK about next weekend...going by 3-5 business days.

Kind of annoying, but I shouldn't really be playing Psychonauts before next weekend anyway, I have lots of work to get out of the way.

I will still stick with Gamestop, as that tie-dyed T-shirt is still an exclusive at the moment. I'm starting to feel like my house will be full of Double Fine merchandise before long.

The Tingler
04-20-2005, 12:06 PM
Damn, forgot about the T-Shirt. Ah well.

ironchefmike
04-20-2005, 02:05 PM
EBGames site says pre-orders ship on the 20th:

http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/256059.asp

Hopefully I'll get notification tonight.

Nappi
04-20-2005, 02:37 PM
I'm new with these kind of stuff but I'm really interested in buying the game from the internet (since I happen to live in Europe). I'm going to ask my questions here since at least some of you must have some experience and can give me more concrete answer than for example the shops itself.

Do I automatically have to pay some kind of tax (the price on the site is taxfree) or custom fees if I order the game like this to Finland? Or is it something random and if so, how likely would it be?

How much extra would that approximately mean? Since I'm not very keen on paying too much over that 58.99$..

And maybe the most important part. Do I have to take care of these kind of stuff myself? Or can I just order it and safely wait for all the necessary stuff to be done and the game to be mailed to me?

Sorry and
Thanks!

MrManager
04-20-2005, 02:54 PM
GameStop shipped my Xbox order last night and it arrived at my house this morning. Problem is that I wasn't there to greet the FedEx man. Hopefully he'll be back later.

libertine
04-20-2005, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by Nappi
I'm new with these kind of stuff but I'm really interested in buying the game from the internet (since I happen to live in Europe). I'm going to ask my questions here since at least some of you must have some experience and can give me more concrete answer than for example the shops itself.

Do I automatically have to pay some kind of tax (the price on the site is taxfree) or custom fees if I order the game like this to Finland? Or is it something random and if so, how likely would it be?

How much extra would that approximately mean? Since I'm not very keen on paying too much over that 58.99$..

And maybe the most important part. Do I have to take care of these kind of stuff myself? Or can I just order it and safely wait for all the necessary stuff to be done and the game to be mailed to me?

Sorry and
Thanks!


I live in Sweden, I'm sure some rules are different such as how much taxes you have to pay and so on, but basically I'm guessing it's the same.

I have ordered game-stuff from the internet a couple of times with varying results. You may have to pay extra tax - the shops do not have this on the price already since the taxes differ from country to country.

I have not spotted any certain pattern as to when one has to pay tax and not, so I think it mostly comes down to if you're lucky or not. If the shipping is with FedEx, DHL or similar they will pay taxes for you and bill you later.

When I ordered Star Wars: Galaxies from dvdboxoffice, I had to pay tax. When I ordered a Nintendo DS and some games from importmadness.co.uk, I did not have to pay tax even though all the paperwork suggested it had gone through customs openly, ie should have been taxed.

And ordering from people on Ebay I have never had to pay tax.


I have preordered Psychonauts from EB games and I got a mail from them asking me the name of my bank because they had to clear some stuff with them or similar. But after replying to that it's ready to go. Only it hasn't yet, sadly. :(


Whichever store you order from will likely require a credit card like VISA and it will be billed when or before they ship.


What the tax might be for computer games in Finland I have no idea, but you can probably find out by googling or looking at some government site. In Sweden it's 25%, I think. And that would be 25% of the ENTIRE sum, including shipping and any insurance.

Oh, and so far, I have not had any problems with anything that I have ordered, so I am a satisfied customer. Don't know specifically about EB Games, but they seem legit enough. :)

Nappi
04-20-2005, 03:03 PM
Thanks! I'll look into this stuff.

amishler
04-20-2005, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by The Tingler
According to GameStop's PC Page (http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=B646097A) the PC version doesn't ship until the 25th. At least, NOW it does. Didn't say that yesterday.

They LIED!.

Consequently, I have cancelled my GameStop order and gone straight to the source - Double Fine, and their wonderful spangly new shop. (http://shop.doublefine.com/) FYI, Tingler, the Double Fine shop lists the week of May 9 as the ship date for the PC version. Unless you're getting an autographed copy, you might want to consider another outlet.

The Tingler
04-20-2005, 08:02 PM
You. Have. Got. To. Be. Kidding. Me.

Why the hell is everything going wrong?!?

Sigh.

Now... let me check importmadness...

EDIT: F[Censored, because this swearword is just too disgusting]s! Beware everyone!

Refund Policy
All sales are final here at the DF shop, so choose your merchandise carefully.

Probably something to do with PayPal. So I guess I'm waiting.
AAAARRGGGHH! Why the hell didn't this show up when I was ordering the damn thing? I assumed if I was ordering from developer direct it'd be quicker than a normal store! I didn't know they were going on sodding holiday!!! :mad:

Thrik
04-20-2005, 09:05 PM
Hee, bad luck Tingler. :~

JofaGuht
04-20-2005, 10:57 PM
I got that email today. A life-changing experience should be resting on my doorstep tomorrow at 4:30.

SerialFreak
04-21-2005, 01:39 AM
I've got the PC version pre-ordered at EBgames (http://www.ebgames.com/). Hasn't shipped yet. I can't wait to play the game, though. I know that it's midnight or later in the U.S. at the moment - but I still feel compelled to refresh my order page every five minutes. :D Even if it shipped right now it probably won't arrive in Australia until sometime next week. :) After playing the demo, I know it's worth waiting for.

The Tingler
04-21-2005, 12:57 PM
Luckily for me Double Fine were very understanding and gave me my money back.

I'm now going to pop along to Import Madness and have a browse... I can only hope they do better than they did with my last few orders....

ironchefmike
04-21-2005, 04:53 PM
Hmm

EBGames site has moved back ship date of the PC version - again - to 4/21/2005.

Wonder what's going on. I wrote them an email to see what's up, but no response yet.

On another note - the demo played beautifully on my system, which just grazes the bottom of the system requirements for Psychonauts (they say something like minimum 512 MB RAM). Do you think the performance of the demo is an accurate prediction of how the full game will perform on my system?

Mike

libertine
04-21-2005, 05:05 PM
I mailed them earlier today and got this response, don't know if it's accurate or just some standard blaha.


Hello Gisela,

Thank you for contacting EBgames.com.

The PC version of Psychonauts will ship on 4/21/05. Here is the link to the product description that we have available on our website:

http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/256059.asp

Once the package has been shipped, you shall receive an email confirmation from us providing you with tracking information.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to respond to this email. You can also give us a call at 877-432-9675, 7 days a week from
8 am to Midnight Eastern Standard Time.


Sincerely,
Annette
EBgames.com







Original Message Follows:
-------------------------

Hello again,
I am wondering what is up with the PC version of Psychonauts, since it has not shipped yet? Do you know when it will?
/Gisela

The Tingler
04-21-2005, 07:53 PM
The PC version of Psychonauts will ship on 4/21/05
That's what GameStop said when I e-mailed them - "This product will ship on 4/19/05. Thanks for your letter". An hour later it was knocked back to 4/25/05.

Do you think the performance of the demo is an accurate prediction of how the full game will perform on my system?
Fairly accurate, although there might be some more graphics-intensive stuff later on. Shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Nappi
04-22-2005, 08:41 AM
Okey...

I'm planning to order the game from dvdboxoffice. I understood that the shipping fee is included in those prices already, and the total cost would only be 25.72.

It seems that custom fee here in Finland is 3.5% (from the total price including shipping) and taxes are 22% from that price. So the additional costs would be 25.72 * 1.035 * 0.22 = 5,86. But because the costs are under 10, they won't be charged!!

:monkey4:

Can this really be true or have I missed something critical? Since the games here usually cost something like 40 and this way it would only be under 26. And what are your experiences with http://www.dvdboxoffice.com/ ? Are they reliable and so on? How's the service and how long does the shipping take?

Sorry if this is too off-topic.

ironchefmike
04-22-2005, 09:21 AM
I got a response from EBGames yesterday:

--------------------------------------------------

Thank you for contacting EBgames.com.

Currently, we are still waiting for authorization from the publisher to
ship this product. The release date may have been pushed back by the
publisher yet again, so we suggest checking back with the website for up
to date information about shipment.

EBgames.com works tirelessly with game publishers to ensure accurate
release dates on our site. Occasionally, publishers decide to delay
production to improve quality or add new features. Sometimes dates move
forward; more often they move back and frequently they get changed more
than once.

If a game is scheduled for release far in the future, the publisher may
not even give us a date. In those cases we rely on the collective wisdom
of our buying staff to estimate a date based on their knowledge of the
industry and the publisher's history.

We guarantee that we will always post the best information provided by
publishers. We know that you want that hot new game yesterday and we
want to be the company that gets it to you quicker than anyone else.

Once we have been authorized to ship Psychonauts, your order will be
shipped to you with the EB Saver shipping method you have chosen. You
will be notified with a shipping confirmation email once your item has
shipped completely. We appreciate your patience with this matter.

-------------------------------------------------

Very nice. Except this morning I see they've pushed the ship date back yet again :(

Tingler: Thanks

Alien426
04-22-2005, 09:29 AM
> dvdboxoffice.com

They are cool. I have only ordered once (Firefly DVDs), but they used to declare the prices so low, that customs don't charge.

The Tingler
04-22-2005, 11:05 AM
I've heard DVDBoxOffice are good as long as you're pre-ordering.

If you order something they've already had in stock for a bit, it'll take about a month to arrive. This is my only experience with them (and Metroid Prime), so I can't comment on the pre-ordering.

Nappi
04-22-2005, 11:23 AM
That doesn't really matter. I think it's still faster than waiting for the european release. :)

The Tingler
04-23-2005, 02:26 PM
Ahh, but have they shipped yet?

pupsti
04-23-2005, 06:38 PM
nappi, just ordered psychonauts from dvdboxoffice. unbelieveably cheap! i live in estonia btw. so we're pretty much neighbours. yey!

moro.

SerialFreak
04-23-2005, 06:52 PM
My sister just bought this unbelievably awesome computer. A computer that can play Far Cry with its settings to the very highest without lagging. :D Atleast playing the waiting game will allow me to eventually play Psychonauts on such an awesome set up. :)

pupsti
04-23-2005, 07:00 PM
hah, im actually selling my nvidia geforce fx5200 (very **** graphics card) and buying my buddy's fx5600 ultra just to play the game.

Thrik
04-23-2005, 08:03 PM
I have discovered three things in the demo:

a) 640x480 doesn't look that bad with anti aliasing (FSAA) on.

b) The game runs faster in 640x480.

c) The cutscenes blend with the ingame graphics more on 640x480.

I will be playing on 640x480.

The Tingler
04-23-2005, 08:07 PM
You've got the runs? Ouch.

Thrik
04-23-2005, 08:19 PM
What do you speak of, you crazy fellow? ;

SerialFreak
04-24-2005, 06:22 PM
So what do you think the chances are that the game will ship on Monday? Considering it was suppose to ship with the X-Box version I think the chances are pretty damn good. :D

Thrik
04-24-2005, 07:07 PM
I should think (and hope!) that the chances are high. I'd assume that there's been minor manufacturing or delivery delays which have caused the slightly late PC release, and from what I hear some physical GameStop stores already have the PC version available.

Anybody have a rough idea of how long it takes GameStop to deliver to the UK, though? This is my first experience with them, and I really do have no idea at all how long it takes them.

The Tingler
04-25-2005, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by Thrik
What do you speak of, you crazy fellow? ;

Also called "diarrhea".

libertine
04-25-2005, 11:27 AM
Blah! Now it says it will ship the 26th! Screw you EB Games! Now I got my xbox chipped for expensive money and have ordered that version from Ebay instead. I am extremely disappointed by everything. :( I wish I was more patient.

Jake
04-25-2005, 04:00 PM
I think they may be finally processing and shipping PC orders. I say that because I just got a note from ebgames.com informing me that they tried to charge my debit card and failed because I'm 100% broke :) Anyway, they usually don't charge the card unless they're about to ship an order. I cancelled my ebgames PC preorder so I don't know what that's all about, but apparently they 1) thought I still had an order for PC, 2) thought it would be a good idea to charge me for it which means they probably wanted to send it to me, 3) realized I have no money in that account and will be giving my copy to someone else :). Hopefully one of you.

Udvarnoky
04-25-2005, 04:44 PM
Well, it's apparently shipping now.

SerialFreak
04-25-2005, 06:45 PM
Mine hasn't shipped yet and I got that e-mail saying that it's being released on the 26th. EBgames says order will usually ship within 24 hours, though.

SerialFreak
04-25-2005, 11:28 PM
My order has been shipped. :D

The Tingler
04-26-2005, 02:17 PM
GameStop are getting funny now.

"Psychonauts, released on 19th April. PC AND Xbox."
:D
"Whoops, no, PC version doesn't ship until 25th. Sorry."
:rolleyes:
"We said the 25th? Sorry, we meant 26th. Yes, I know we've got it in-store, just not our online store."
:(
"Okay, okay, we REALLY meant 27th. Whaddya mean EB have already shipped their copies? We bought the bastards! They can't do that! Mummy!"

:mad:

Thrik
04-26-2005, 02:22 PM
Grrr. Gamestop are all "27th" now? This is really beginning to upset me. They shall be receiving the iron boot of the Thrik if this activity continues.

SerialFreak
04-26-2005, 05:47 PM
EBgames are back on pre-order status as well. Mine's shipped, though. Left Los Angeles last night for Sydney, Australia. :D

VSTM
04-27-2005, 03:07 AM
"The U.S. Postal Service was electronically notified by the shipper or shipping partner on April 25, 2005 to expect your package for mailing. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later."


Has it shipped? You tell me.

At least we're all in the same boat...except those people who bought xbox versions*grumble*grumble*grumble*

It's interesting that there's an official pc retail patch but not pc retail game.

Wsmonkeyboy
04-27-2005, 08:22 PM
Gamestop has just changed their release date to 4/28. Yesterday it was 4/27. I wouldn't be suprised if they changed it tomorrow to 4/29. Chances are, they probably will. Im never going to receive the game. This is ridiculous :(

Aerothorn
04-27-2005, 09:13 PM
What's worse, I just saw that on EB games you get a $10 mail-in voucher...so not only are us using Gamestop not getting our game, we're paying $10 more to not get our game!

Wsmonkeyboy
04-27-2005, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Aerothorn
What's worse, I just saw that on EB games you get a $10 mail-in voucher...so not only are us using Gamestop not getting our game, we're paying $10 more to not get our game!

Wow, I guess it could get worse.

CaveBear
04-27-2005, 09:50 PM
From a Majesco forum admin (posted today):

The wait is almost over...

I've been informed (after doing some intense snooping and badgering) that it was shipped Friday, and should start appearing in stores today. However, you might not find it available until Friday, but that all depends on your proximity to the distribution center.

Rest assured it is on its way, and will be available very soon.

Let's hope this is true.

VSTM
04-27-2005, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by Aerothorn
What's worse, I just saw that on EB games you get a $10 mail-in voucher...so not only are us using Gamestop not getting our game, we're paying $10 more to not get our game!

I think that gamestop and ebgames will probably get the game at the same time.

and it's not like it's $10...it's just credit.

"$10.00 Gift Voucher will be sent, by e-mail, in the form of an EBgames.com coupon code, which may be used only at EBgames.com."

Wsmonkeyboy
04-27-2005, 10:37 PM
Doesn't Ebgames already have Psychonauts PC version in stock? I don't see any ETA date on the site. Has anyone got the Pc version from ebgames?

VSTM
04-27-2005, 11:27 PM
I preordered it, and apparently(but I don't remember) requested to have it sent to my house. I still haven't received it.

The last time I was at ebgames was the day after the they got the xbox version. They also never gave me any update on when I would get it. I did call though, and the support guy said it would probably be later this week. I hope I get it tomorrow, but the tracking information, from usps, that I posted above doesn't make me feel too hopeful.

I would much rather have to game already than a mail-in voucher.

I'm going to call tomorrow to see if the store has it.

libertine
04-28-2005, 05:56 AM
Well, EB Games have shipped my game now! To Sweden! Wohoooo!

It's still in Kentucky though, so I don't know when it will arrive.

VSTM
04-28-2005, 07:31 AM
Went shopping tonight. Guess who has Psychonauts? WAL-MART. Guess who doesn't? ME!

Wsmonkeyboy
04-28-2005, 11:17 AM
Well, unfortunately, my prediction was correct. I check out gamestop this morning and guess what! The pre-release date is now 4/29!!! So....... I guess my weekend plans of playing psychonauts will not happen. I'll continue to impatiently wait. :(

VSTM
04-28-2005, 01:41 PM
USPS tracking: "Your item was processed and left our CINCINNATI, OH facility on April 28, 2005. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later. "

Look like I might get it NEXT WEEK. Maybe I'll get it Saturday. Considering that I could have bought it at F*ING WAL-MART sooner than preordering it, I'm officially mad as hell about it.

lagamorph321
04-28-2005, 02:13 PM
I got the same exact message from the usps. Leaving Cincinatti April 28th even though the package supposedly shipped on the 25th. Bah. The things we do for a voucher and a pack of cards. Time to run through the demo again.

Aerothorn
04-28-2005, 07:27 PM
Hey, vouchers are cool. Espescially since my Gamestop membership covers the cost of shipping on full-priced games.

I sent an e-mail to Gamestop, saying:

"On March 21st, 2005, I pre-ordered Psychonauts for the PC- supposed to release on April 19th. And apparently, it did release on April 19th...in stores. But for some reason on Gamestop.com, it was pushed back to April 25th. Ok. But then April 25th arrives, and it is pushed back to April 26th. Then April 27th. Now April 28th. The game has been out for over a week now. I can go into stores and buy it, I can order it from other online retailers...why is it continually being 'pushed back' on Gamestop?"

To their credit, the reply was quick; I just got home from school and in my inbox is a response, saying:

Dear Customer,

We are sorry for any inconvenience but we here online and our store locations dont have this shipment yet so we are not able to ship out our orders.. We have gotten told by the manufactor that our shipment should arrive to us today. So therefore we will be able to ship out your order today ..Thanks and have a nice day.


We value your business and hope to see you again soon at GameStop.com.

Best regards,
Donna
GameStop.com


So if their info is correct, it should ship soon.

VSTM
04-28-2005, 07:46 PM
My best guess is that Majesco's calculations on exactly how many people would buy the pc version was grossly inadequate, so it's taken longer for them to produce enough to send to all the stores.

I guess Wal-Mart just had a higher priority in the list than EB Games or Gamestop. Or maybe some EB Games and Gamestops have them and some don't. I just called the EB games here in town and they don't have the pc version yet either. The guy on the phone said he doesn't know why they don't have it. He seemed kind of confused about it.

Maybe this is a good sign...maybe it means that Psychonauts is selling better than anyone expected.

The Tingler
04-29-2005, 02:50 PM
Shipping. At last.

Not Import Madness though. Grr.

dr_cobb
04-29-2005, 05:46 PM
I received my copy (PC version) from ebgames today. So it looks like the pre-orders are finally starting to trickle out.

Now if only I could get it to run on my Voodoo 5... :)

libertine
04-29-2005, 06:00 PM
My package has arrived in Europe (GB) now so I am eagerly anticipating!

Do UPS keep working through the weekend or will my package stay there until Monday?

SerialFreak
04-29-2005, 07:06 PM
Psychonauts arrived here in Brisbane, Australia yesterday afternoon. Five CDs of Psychonauts goodness, Psychonauts playing cards, Colour instruction manual, and one of the best games in a while. :D I haven't played much of it yet, but it's pretty damn awesome. :)

Thrik
04-29-2005, 10:00 PM
Good God almighty, it's finally shipped. Anybody have any idea (from past experience) how long it'll take to ship it to the UK via GameStop?

SerialFreak
04-30-2005, 02:11 AM
I'm not sure about the UK, but it took 4 days to ship to Australia with EBgames... I'm not sure the difference in distance, though... If anything it will probably arrive in the UK quicker...

Wsmonkeyboy
04-30-2005, 02:14 AM
:) Yep finally shipped. Expected to arrive around sunday, at noon. can't wait.

VSTM
04-30-2005, 03:27 AM
I'm in mid America(Arkansas) and my Psychonauts and my tracking reads thus: "Your item was processed and left our CINCINNATI, OH facility on April 28, 2005. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later. "

Doesn't make much since that it would arrive in Australia before it arrives here, but I did choose the cheapest shipping.

Does USPS ship on Sundays?

SerialFreak
04-30-2005, 05:52 AM
Well I ordered from EBgames and it shipped with UPS. EBgames got it before GameStop I think. For you guys who are still waiting: It's worth waiting for... One of the best games I've played in a long time...

Nappi
04-30-2005, 06:14 AM
I wonder when will the DVDboxoffice get the game. I tried emailing them but only got a reply with no real content at all. :(

James Isaac
04-30-2005, 10:11 AM
Woohoo, Gamestop finally shipped :D. It should arrive within 3-5 days too :).

guybrushthedwar
04-30-2005, 10:25 AM
Originally posted by Nappi
I wonder when will the DVDboxoffice get the game. I tried emailing them but only got a reply with no real content at all. :(
I mailed them during the week and here is their answer...
"We do apologize, unfortunately the title is not in stock at the moment. We do receive stock in everyday and are working extremely hard to fill your order. You will be emailed by our system as soon as your order ships. We can't estimate when the title you are looking for will be in stock, but if it is listed on our site, we will do our best to get it in for you as
soon as possible. "
... woohoo, they should have told me they manage their business on the fly. Anyway,I received a "back-order" mail [I don't know what that means] yesterday with the note "Unless notified, non pre order items will be shipped as soon as stock arrives.
Note: We receive stock everyday and fulfill back orders on a first come first served basis. We thank you for your patience and patronage."
And they don't even bother changing the disponibility date of the game on their site.
Pfff, I smell trouble.

Thrik
04-30-2005, 10:51 AM
Yeah, GameStop have finally shipped mine too. Now I can sit staring at the USPS tracking page instead of the GameStop tracking page.

Currently, it's sat in Philadelphia. :~

Nappi
04-30-2005, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by guybrushthedwar
I mailed them during the week and here is their answer...
"We do apologize, unfortunately the title is not in stock at the moment. We do receive stock in everyday and are working extremely hard to fill your order. You will be emailed by our system as soon as your order ships. We can't estimate when the title you are looking for will be in stock, but if it is listed on our site, we will do our best to get it in for you as
soon as possible. "

I got that exactly same reply too... twice.

Udvarnoky
04-30-2005, 04:36 PM
It's finally in! I win!

VSTM
04-30-2005, 07:29 PM
Just got here a few minutes ago. I'm ecstatic.

The box says "eb fulfillment" on it, which is a weird name.

ironchefmike
04-30-2005, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by VSTM
I'm in mid America(Arkansas) and my Psychonauts and my tracking reads thus: "Your item was processed and left our CINCINNATI, OH facility on April 28, 2005. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later. "

Doesn't make much since that it would arrive in Australia before it arrives here, but I did choose the cheapest shipping.

Does USPS ship on Sundays?

Got the same message. And mine arrived Saturday, in Boston, Mass. I wouldn't expect the USPS to deliver it Sunday.

And, I must say, this game is quite addictive - I just ran around the campgrounds for the longest time without advancing the plot at all.

I'm going to need that converter for the XBox controller, though - I do consider myself more of a keyboard person, but this is the first platformer I've played on the PC - I just think it's more conducive to playing with a gamepad.

Mike

The Tingler
05-01-2005, 03:06 PM
Any Brits got the game from GameStop yet?

Thrik
05-01-2005, 05:03 PM
No. :~

Also, as far as I'm aware USPS don't ship on Sundays. In addition to that, our postal service won't be doing anything on bank holiday monday.

Oh man.

MrManager
05-01-2005, 06:19 PM
If USPS picked the package up from GameStop, then it should be in shipping. USPS is, despite popular belief and final delivery aside, a 24x7 operation.

Thrik
05-01-2005, 07:25 PM
Jake lies to the Thrik. >:

But yes, I just checked the tracking page and my copy arrived in Derby a few hours ago. Excellent!

Huz
05-01-2005, 08:47 PM
I cry for you all. With a secret smug smirk.

Glad it sounds as though it's nearly sorted out, Thrik!

VSTM
05-02-2005, 12:00 AM
There is irony in creating a fan site, that gets mentioned on doublefine.com no less, and then not getting the game until two weeks after it's initial release. You'd think there would be laws against that sort of thing.

Thrik
05-02-2005, 12:17 AM
Yes, utterly hilarious!

I'll have to negotiate some kind of "get early copies to Thrik" deal next time around.

James Isaac
05-03-2005, 02:25 PM
EEEAAARRRGGHHHH!!!

My copy just arrived from Gamespot US today, so I installed it as soon as possible, only to find that they'd given me two CD 2's and no CD 4, so I can't play it :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:

VSTM
05-04-2005, 03:03 AM
I just found this (http://majescoentertainment.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=793) thread on majesco's support forums about getting double 2 cds. Man, I'm glad I ordered from ebgames instead.

libertine
05-04-2005, 03:08 AM
Whoa, that is not cool. It would be appropriate of them to let these people download and iso of the missing disc, I think, although it is probably a bit unorthodox.

I sure hope the EB Games version is ok. Says it's "out for delivery" today, I am forcing my boyfriend to stay at home all day so we won't miss it. So! Excited! :D

James Isaac
05-04-2005, 03:12 AM
Yay, Gamestop sent out a replacement Disc 4 :) .

But I'm surprised so many people have the same problem as me...

libertine
05-04-2005, 03:16 AM
A downloadable disc 4?

James Isaac
05-04-2005, 04:33 AM
No, just a regular disc 4 in the post. I didn't have to send the game back or anything... I get to keep the double. I'd prefer to have it sent to me rather than downloading it, because its best to have the actual CD, incase, for example, I wanted to sell the game later (doubt it though ;))

The new CD 4 should arrive in 3-5 days.

Who wants to buy a Psychonauts CD 2 in mint condition? :p

VSTM
05-04-2005, 04:53 AM
Originally posted by James Isaac
No, just a regular disc 4 in the post. I didn't have to send the game back or anything... I get to keep the double. I'd prefer to have it sent to me rather than downloading it, because its best to have the actual CD, incase, for example, I wanted to sell the game later (doubt it though ;))

The new CD 4 should arrive in 3-5 days.

Who wants to buy a Psychonauts CD 2 in mint condition? :p

You can use it as a car dangley or something. string it over some fuzzy dice and roll in style. Or you can frame it and hang it on the wall...or glue it on a shirt? Strap some elastic to it and wear it like a party hat? Wear it like a necklace(bling bling)? Psychonauts frisbee? Sell it on Ebay as an exclusive HAUNTED by ghost, collector item? People have made up more ridiculous stories about crappier items on ebay, and sold them for exhorbitant amounts. It would make an interesting coaster.

Or you could just save it in case your cd2 gets scratched or stolen or otherwise damaged.

libertine
05-04-2005, 02:31 PM
Finally I have it! So far it has exceeded my expectations, but I have not gotten my levitation badge yet and am at lvl 28. I am also completely antisocial, I turned down beer with a class mate. Oh well. :D No missing discs in the EB Games version.

Thrik
05-04-2005, 03:59 PM
James, did you have to pay anything to the deliverer when GameStop delivered your game?

James Isaac
05-05-2005, 03:13 AM
The original game was $15.99 shipping, but they sent the replacement CD free.

The Tingler
05-06-2005, 11:05 AM
Hope my GameStop order will be okay. Said "screw you" to Import Madness (which I've done before) and I returned - oh, the irony - to GameStop.

And they shipped it as soon as my order was through.

Patience is a virtue. Wish I had it.
Might as well have waited!