Rock Band Availability

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  1. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    Deefuzz and I went to Best Buy's midnight opening last night for Rock Band. Because I'm an idiot we got there at about 15 minutes to 12. All of th PS3 units were spoken for. Deefuzz was able to get it for the 360 but I went elsewhere in my quest.

    I went to the local 24 hour Walmart. They only got in 4 PS3 Rock Bands and I was 5th in line.

    I'll be trying Target fir thing this morning. I'm not even sure i want this game this bad.
     
  2. Seth Buzzard

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    The harder it is to find the more you neeeeeed it. Mine is in transit and should be waiting for me when I get home from work today. :) 
     
  3. Primus

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    Well, got to Target 30 mins before opening this morning. There was only one lady waiting outside so I got in line behind her. She was in line for RB on the PS3. After that about 15 more people showed up before opening.

    About 10 minutes before opening some employee came out and said that they had 8 units but he wasn't sure of the distribution as far as how many for the PS3 and how many for the 360. I started to get worried. After seeing some of the allocations at other stores I was afraid that there would only be one or none for the PS3. Just before they opened he came back and said that it was 50/50. They had 4 for the PS3 and 4 for the 360. Luckily I was able to get one. Time to start playing!!
     
  4. Razerwire

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    Damn!

    Hopefully the Best Buy I'm going to has them when they open.
     
  5. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    This is what online pre-ordering is for. Keeps you from freezing your ass off, Waking up long before you need to, have to listen or converse with people you you don't know/don't want to know.
     
  6. McBradders

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    You fucking bastards :( 

    I hate you all.
     
  7. drippy

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    Mine is scheduled for delivery today. Online preorder FTW.

    Bye bye GHIII.
     
  8. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

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    Multiplayer wise, Rock Band is a billion times more fun than GH3.

    I do like GH3's more focused gameplay when I'll be rocking out by myself.
     
  9. Deefuzz

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    Awesome dude. Glad you were able to get one, I felt so bad last night.

    Then I got it home, unpacked the guitar and played some "In Bloom" and was blown away. That guitar feels amazing.

    I can't wait to try the drums when I get home from work.
     
  10. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Man, screw all y'all.

    It isn't getting released in Canada until next month.
     
  11. McBradders

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    2008 for Euroland. It hurts. SO BAD.
     
  12. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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  13. seven

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    Got Mine at the Gamestop I preordered it from at Midnight. I made sure I was there since I've known Eb/GS to not be able to fill their pre orders and the warnings from EA. They had a massive stack of 10 for 360 and 3 for PS3, the exact number to fill pre orders. They said they might be getting more in December but were very unsure of it.
     
  14. Razerwire

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    What happened today:

    9:00 AM: got up.
    9:30 AM: drove to Best Buy.
    9:45 AM: parked the car in front of Best Buy and got out and started walking towards the store.
    9:46 AM: two employees come out and declare they don't have any Rock Band bundles. The suppliers shorted them completely.
    9:47 AM: went right back to the car and drove to Target.
    9:50 AM: Target employee informs me that they were sold out when the doors opened.
    9:55 AM: drove to TRU. TRU employee tells me they haven't gotten theirs yet and it should be on the truck coming in the afternoon.
    10:00 AM: drove to GameStop. Was notified that the ones they had were only for preordered customers.
    10:05 AM: drove to Circuit City. Employee tells me they were sold out when the doors opened.
    10:10 AM: started realizing that I was getting Rock Banned and decided to shop for other things.
    12:30 PM: returned to TRU just by chance on the way home and saw a UPS truck parked out front.
    12:31 PM: realized that they're taking cases of Rock Band bundles for 360s out of the UPS truck. Started to get excited.
    12:32 PM: didn't see a single case of Rock Band bundles for PS3. Heart started sinking.
    12:33 PM: saw that the last case off the truck was a PS3 case. Heart jumped for joy.
    12:40 PM: walked out of TRU with a PS3 Rock Band bundle pack.
    12:51 PM: sitting here typing and feeling awesome.
     
  15. TILALLR1

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    That is sooooo stupid. They should have anticipated the damand for this item. Its really a no brainer. GH3 was huge, now add a bass, drums and a mic and how is it not going to sell well? Especially with Christmas coming. Oh well, luckily I have mine pre-ordered.
     
  16. drippy

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    Or

    July 19, 2007: Place preorder with Amazon.com

    July 20 - November 19, 2007: Do nothing

    November 20, 2007: Delivered
     
  17. Razerwire

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    Yeah, that would've definitely helped. But I didn't realize it was coming out today until last night. :lol 
     
  18. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    My Best Buy still had a 360 Bundle 30 mintues after there normal opening time.
     
  19. Primus

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    Well, I had a gift card for Best Buy that I was planning on using. They never put preorders up for it on their website. Trust me. I checked frequently.

    The drums are absolutely badass. I'm not sure about the guitar. I think I'm using the strum bar wrong or something. Really loved the drums though. Played through the whole thing on easy. No Metallica though. Not sure if that's Med. and above or what.
     
  20. Acidophilus

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    I saw ten of the PS3 version at a K-mart in Burlington N.C. this mouring, they were on a pallet near the front doors.
     

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