Crap. Before I went on holiday, I checked the release date of Sigma Star Saga with the GameStop I shop from. The Manager told me that the release was 29th August. This meant that it would be in stores on 30th August. This was perfect, because I’d be home from holiday at that point. I had pre-ordered this game a couple of months ago, because I knew it would sell out. I just phoned the store, and they informed me that the game was released a couple weeks ago. What. The. Fuck. I didn’t get an automated phone call about it. A couple of weeks ago, I was traveling. Maybe I was on the plane when the phone call came through. I remember that I gave my mobile number to the store for this particular game. However, if I did get the call on the plane, shouldn’t my mobile tell me that I had a missed call? Oh well.
GameStop does not hold pre-ordered games for more than 48 hours, so naturally the copy of the game that should have been mine has been sold to some random asshat who didn’t have the foresight pre-order it. Mother fucker! The guy on the phone, whom I do not know, said that they would be getting more copies in the coming weeks, but I know that this possibility is totally random. They have no way to predict what games will be shipped to their store.
I don’t know if I feel like calling them every couple of days to see whether the game is there or not. *sigh* But my store credit is still sitting there, so I guess there is no choice but to visit the store at some point, and my visit might as well include the purchase of a game I want.