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    OK people get this one.

    I pre-ordered my copy of Mongol Invasion from games Southampton branch..

    I trundle on in at 9:20am this morning....

    I was told.

    " We took the game off the shelves at 9:15 this mornin because of a memo from Head Office saying that we are not allowed to sell them because of lack of age resriction on back of box. New release is 24th. Next Friday"

    So there we go....seems we are not gettin our game cos those dumbasses at EA forgot sumthin on the packaging. LOL. Not in keeping with European standards so not allowed to sell.

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    Fury
    Uve got to be kiddin! , this is pathetic! I cant beleive EA have spent so long on a game and then forgotten to put on loads of things and miss out features, but now theyre even missing an age restriction ! Thats just stupid! Some big games company misses off the european standards so they now delay the game AGAIN!

    Will it ever come out or are they just torturing us?

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    OMFG! That's it? You poor souls! Poor Me too! There I was hoping all week, and weekend that you guys would get the game!!!

    Now I gotta deal with the empty game rooms at 2am here some more!



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    please allow me to say that this is the most retarded thing i've heard of in a very long time

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    Hmm. Maybe they thought they could use the same box that they use with the mail-order stuff in North America.

    Even so, an oversight like this sounds odd...
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    I rang up my local Game branch in Birmingham to see the release date for the ex pack. He went to have a look and came back saying that the date was meant to be today (17th) and that the game "had not arrived", and he thus presumed a weeks delay to the game. This can only serve to be indicative of the imbecilic nature of those idiots at E.A

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    i had pre-ordered my game with an EB store. . . i phoned them to make sure that i was not going to waste a visit and they told me that the game had just not arrived. . they were even expecting it but it just never turned up!

    this fits in with what fury says as they must not have bothered to ship them out knowing there was a package problem. . .this is just sad! when u think they can't get worse they go and prove u wrong!!!!!

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    That is just outrageous,what clown forgot that item?If that is the reason,and not some lame excuse,then whoever is responsible should be fired.I am sorry for you people.I haven't played online yet,but the single player campaign has been a blast.Hang in there friends.
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    Quote Originally posted by Anssi Hakkinen:
    Hmm. Maybe they thought they could use the same box that they use with the mail-order stuff in North America.[/QUOTE]

    Almost, but we didn't even get a box.

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    lol - must've been gutted, if only you'd turned up at 9.00am - youd've been one of the only in the UK with it, when I went they said it just never arrived...
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    Hi

    As i have posted in my Electronics Boutique post i personally do not believe Ragefury(not his fault so no reflection against him) was told the truth by the shop assistant'as i think you will find no EB shops received the game today and the shop assistant does not know what was going on.


    But a similar incident took place a few weeks ago'where i was told the same thing by my local Ea that the game had been received and then sent back as something was wrong.So this did happen but weeks ago.

    This was round about the 2nd postponement and i think you'll find the shop assistant is
    basically spilling Ragefury a yarn'but using that incident as a nice little make an excuse quickly framework for his spiel.
    If rage fury was to visit this branch again'i am sure said shop assistant could not show him a box correct or otherwise.
    Also i think you'll find no other EB branches will give you a similar story.

    The date was always going to be 24th guys as in my chain pulling post.

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    LOL! this is just becomeing a bloodyJOKEsomebodies head should roll for this?

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    um..the box was on the shelf behind the counter..this is why i had an argument with the guy..he said he legally wasnt allowed to sell them to me even though i am over the age thingy.

    He even showed me the fax from head office

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    Seems like the head office guy must have been a proctologist that lost his license...

    That clerk was just a nasty little booger.


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    In that case Ragefury then i stand corrected and apologise.

    If you saw it with your own eyes then thats good enough for me.

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    LOL fury, I can feel your pain

    It's the "can see but cant touch" thing that piss you off the most. I say EA did an excellent marketing job on this one

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