View Full Version : Canadian EB info, all I know

03-16-2005, 07:23 PM
Hey Gents,

Any Canucks have any luck with EB today (16th)? I checked at two EB's in Halifax area, and they both said that the game was slated for 17th shelf release. That being said, both stores said they have not recieved delivery of the game yet. In their opinion this likely means that their is a good chance it will not arrive by Thursday (17th). If it does arrive, they will place it immediately on the shelf. They also could not tell me if they ordered any more copies then their normal preorders. This has me concerned as this game is recieving little hype, outside the community.
I also checked at Future Shop (they know nothing, not surprised), and Staples. Zippo at both these. Any luck anywhere else up North here. Talk to me gents. Cheers Shoop. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

03-16-2005, 07:38 PM
With Canadian EB shipments it usually goes that the games arrive on the evening of D+1 (so that would be tonight, the 16th) at the shipping facilities. After that they will get "overnighted" to EB destinations around Canada. If I remember correctly, these shipments arrive sometime between 2-4pm, with some exceptions. Given that you are in Halifax, I'd say I like the chances of you getting a game from your local EB by sometime Thursday afternoon. I can confirm that all the local stores here in Ontario are telling me "definitely Thursday", so it's looking good at this point.

Hope that helps!

03-16-2005, 09:07 PM
Cheers Otrex... good news. Thks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

03-16-2005, 09:12 PM
I didn't go as far as Staples. But when I was Future Shop, I basically had to spell it out for the guy. And when I was at EB, the guy there had no clue about SH3 except it's in on the 17th. I was planning on going there in the morning when it opens, but I'm thinking I might be wasting my time if it by chance they haven't received the shippment yet. I'll most likely check anyway!

03-16-2005, 09:29 PM
Hey Bulwark,

I think Otrex had some optimistic info. Generally speaking, most EB employees that I have encountered are not into Sims or Wargaming like myself. Generally they seem indifferent to giving much info on games they don't care for. The guy I talked to today was OK, but in the end he had no idea how many copies they would get, or whether they were just preorders. My only hope is that IL-2 was a game that EB stocked lots of copies, so I'm sure that they will do the same for Ubi's SHIII. With four stores in the HRM and from what I can tell, only two of us here in NS, we should both hit paydirt by Friday. I'm thinking that I may check EB Hfx Shopping Centre tommorrow, near to my home, and then troll the others later in the afternoon. I think Otrex's advice was solid that if it gets delivered in the am, it's on the shelf by afternoon. The last thing some of these EB kids want to do in the morning is cut open a box before they get their double double in em. LOL. Me too for that matter. Cheers Ted.

03-16-2005, 09:35 PM
I've gotta do a little running around anyway tomorrow. I'll check over at Mic Mac mall sometime in the morning just in case! I'll be working on my basement for part of the day, so I may end up going out twice. I'm hoping to get it before Friday, but we'll see. I've noticed too it doesn't seem like anyone else from NS here, so we shouldn't have a problem with them selling the last copy as you walk up to the counter! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-16-2005, 10:21 PM
Good Luck Sir....

03-17-2005, 06:45 AM
It's Thursday, the 17th Canucks.... I'll be heading out at noon to stake out a local EB, then off to work at 2 pm. Lucky for me my job is mobile, so I will check a few other EB's later in the late afternoon. Post here if you are one of the lucky Canucks to get your hands on a retail copy. And let me know where and when. Happy Hunting. Shoop. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

03-17-2005, 06:51 AM
I'm in Dartmouth (hate being grouped with the Hfx ******s http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) and my pre-order hasn't arrived yet, but it was shipped from Ubi on the 15th, which means I should get it around the same time they fix the nvidia bug..grrrrrrr http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

03-17-2005, 06:59 AM
Hey DaSloth its the HRM now.LOL. I like Dartmouth very much mate. We are lucky to live in such fine cities. The only other Bluenoser that I have heard from here so far is Bulwark in Eastern Passage.
Lucky that the preorder was shipped already, I think Ubi posted that they were currently sold out. **** Europeans got all the shipments first. The commonwealth release date must have been the 17th. I'm hopefully going to get a hold of it today. Just hoping that the few bug issues get solved ASAP. I have a Nvidia Geforece FX 5200 128 MB card. Hope this is not one of the bad ones. Hope you get yours soon. Knowing EB I will not see it til next week. Post on this thread if you get a hold of it soon, and give your impressions, and I'll do the same if get my hooks on it later today. Cheers Mate. Shoop. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-17-2005, 08:25 AM
I just called EB here in Guelph, Ontario. He says maybe this afternoon or tommorow afternoon. He said if there was no pre-orders they might not get any copies at all.
****, I want this game so bad and have been looking forward to today for a long time. I've never had to pre-order before, they always had copies when i got there, so i didn't this time...Bad decision. But of course that was for x-box games.

03-17-2005, 09:22 AM
I just spoke to a local EB. They did not receive the game in, and in fact are now showing a shipment date of March 22nd! This is unacceptable as far as I'm concerned. I don't know who is to blame here, but this stinks.

03-17-2005, 09:22 AM
Just got back from a little noon recce (that's Atlantic time), and no surface contact of SH III at one EB I checked. I am not surprised, it is still early in the day. I would not dispair too much rbowes about what EB said 'no pre- orders, no shelf copies'. I see a lot of games on their shelves that may not have ever been pre ordered. I'm sure they will stock some copies. With four stores in the area here, I'm sure they will have a few copies for retail. Ubi's IL- Sturmovik is easy enough to find, and UBI is obvious selling a lot of copies of SH III, since they are currently sold out, so I'm sure EB will stock it. Be that as it may, since it is not an FPS, or Xbox etc., it will most likely be in small numbers. EB has really downsized their PC title selection over the years, and that gets me a little pissed. Keep hunting!! I fully expect to find a copy by today or tomorrow. Cheers.

03-17-2005, 09:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by otrex:
I just spoke to a local EB. They did not receive the game in, and in fact are now showing a shipment date of March 22nd! This is unacceptable as far as I'm concerned. I don't know who is to blame here, but this stinks. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Confirmed here too, a few EB in the GTA are saying the same thing now....

03-17-2005, 09:34 AM
I was told by two people at a Sudbury EBGames that it'd be in "for sure" on the 17th.

I'll be heading over today to pick up my reserved copy. If someone screwed up and I'm not getting it until the end of the month, I'll kill someone.

03-17-2005, 09:46 AM
Listen guys, do not get too excited by what some Xbox playing kid at EB is telling you. I spoke with two EB's yesterday in Hfx and they said that the game shows the 17th, not the end of the month. I also remember a thread, where someone talked to an EB head office person that told them games would be shipped.
Remember the golden words on SH III ads (I know there are not many, but the press releases also say the same thing, coming to stores on Mar. 15th. It is not in the interest to not supply stores with the game. If EB drags their butts, I'm sure Future Shop will have it soon, as will Walmart, or Staples. I mean Ubi is not some niche developer. They have a retail market. Just keep checking boys. Chins Up!! Shoop.

03-17-2005, 09:46 AM

Just called EBGames and they said it's delayed until the ****ing 22nd! This is ****ing outragious!

03-17-2005, 09:49 AM
1245 hera and no sign of it yet. But after reading the "Known Issues" forum that the Nvidia cards are pretty much screwed it is irrelevant anyways... so pissed off it isn't even funny!!!

03-17-2005, 09:51 AM
22nd is confirmed here too in London, ON.

UBI better hussle up and make some more copies, I hate waiting http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

03-17-2005, 09:57 AM
Oh well Brothers in Arms here we come!!

I would blame EB more than Ubi. Basically they have really gone downhill with PC customer service in the past few years.
So if this is right, even the pre paids are not getting their games til the 22nd. Where are we living, Nepal? I thought Ubi just recently opened an office in Canada. Hello. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

03-17-2005, 10:01 AM
I was seriously considering going prepaid thru EB, but then I thought I would have to drive to MicMac, find a parking space, deal with the EB weenies or.... I would order direct and let them bring it to me... either way I'm still waiting.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

03-17-2005, 10:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by shoopzee:
Oh well Brothers in Arms here we come!!

I would blame EB more than Ubi. Basically they have really gone downhill with PC customer service in the past few years.
So if this is right, even the pre paids are not getting their games til the 22nd. Where are we living, Nepal? I thought Ubi just recently opened an office in Canada. Hello. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hehe, it's delayed until the 22nd also.......

03-17-2005, 10:26 AM
Ya, I called another store, Microplay, They wer'ent going to stock the game but the guy said he could order one and have it at the store by tommorow. So if my next call to EB is not fruitful, I'll definetly go with that. Has anyone else in CAnada found a copy of SH3 on store shelves?

03-17-2005, 10:59 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>They wer'ent going to stock the game but the guy said he could order one and have it at the store by tommorow. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That should be a good trick since Ubi has said that they are sold out for orders until the 24th or 25th at the earliest http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

03-17-2005, 11:05 AM
*mode hysterical on*



*mode hysterical off*

Where can i find some valium.... and who was thinking of the quantity....its like the gaz think lol

*mode hysterical on*



03-17-2005, 11:14 AM
I called the microplay guy back, and he said his "list" is a month old, but hes phoning his distributor and he told me to call back. I don't know if I'll even bother calling back seeing as the delay seems pretty much nationwide and for all stores.

I'm freaking out in the mean time though. Looking at all those pretty sreenshots, I'm going to go crazy before next Tuesday. How can they do that to us!!! Postponing again! On the day of release!

03-17-2005, 12:34 PM
I'm not impressed to say the least. No one else carries it around here. Funny enough if it's an upstream distrubutor issue then it IS Ubi's problem, since they are one of the few who can push the release back on games in countries.

The 22nd is ****.

03-17-2005, 12:45 PM
I'm thinking it's UBI due to the fact Brothers In Arms (also an UBI published game) was due today as well and that has also been pushed back to the 22nd.

03-17-2005, 12:58 PM
Just called an EB near me, they said still due for the 17th, but they havnt gotten it yet.

03-17-2005, 01:12 PM
Sorry to break the news, but It's now official for the 22nd by EB Canada.

03-17-2005, 02:25 PM
22nd here in Regina.

I wonder if I ordered direct from UBI what would happen?

I don't have much confidence in EB right now.

03-17-2005, 02:29 PM
For what it's worth...BestBuy out here in Vancouver has it on the computer system, but marked 'out of stock'. I'm gonna check back with them tomorrow...you never know, they actually might get it. Further, if BestBuy has it, FutureShop should as well (same company).

Anyway, those are the options here in Vancouver. Needless to say that EB have once again let me down.....though I'm used to it now and it doesn't hurt as much anymore http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-17-2005, 03:23 PM
You could try and order it from Ubi, I did 2 weeks ago and I am still waiting and will probably be waiting until the 22nd like the rest of us beaver eaters... I think Bush is still pissed at us and is stopping meat from going south and U-boats from coming north http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-17-2005, 03:37 PM
Yep, 22nd in Ottawa as well.

Actually, and I may be the only one, but I'm REALLY HAPPY I won't get it on the 22nd. I have two major research reports due just that day, and god forbid I get this game before finishing them http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

03-17-2005, 04:16 PM
No matter to me also, I will be in Ottawa until the 25th so it can wait until then for all I care!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

03-17-2005, 04:47 PM
march 22nd here also in saskatchewan EB Games

03-17-2005, 04:50 PM
Funny, I already have a 1.1 patch and it's not on the shelf yet! I was really looking forward to it today. At least when we do get it, some of the bugs will be worked out! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

03-17-2005, 05:17 PM
I myself came home with a heavy heart to learn of this delay. I was all set to stop by my local EB on the way home from school ready to pick it up and they told me the news. Figures.

03-17-2005, 05:47 PM
Just confirmed it here too. Vancouver EB Games says it'll come March 22nd.

I had a very similar issue with getting Pacific Fighters (another UBI). EB didn't get it for two months. I finally had to track down a small-time/corner computer store who claimed they had it (which of course, they did).

I suppose it is worth going to the little guys, and not be dependent on EB etc.

03-17-2005, 07:10 PM
Grr, EB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif
I have a 20$ gift card there that I intended to use on SH3, I can't get it anywhere else unless I want to pay 20 extra http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

03-17-2005, 07:20 PM
SEriously i can t belive that... The europeen had its.. the USA had its... event the the 3e country will had its before the canada lol

03-17-2005, 07:32 PM
What a boring weekend this is going to be. Watching other ppls screenshots and watching the tutorial movies over and over. Living Vicariously through other ppls posted adventures on the forum.

So bored I tried to install patch 1.1 just for the hell of it. I have the swastika mod sitting here too.

Does anyone have/allowed to post or possibly anyone at UBI email us Canadians any SH3 reading material for the weekend, eg a pdf manual or even a scrap of a word document with a few key key commands so I can memorize for next tues. a $5 off coupon would also be great, but EB quoted me a price of $55 CAD so thats pretty good price compared to other games. Glad it will be on DVD.

03-17-2005, 07:40 PM
Hey, if you end up buying the game from EB, make sure you force them to price match against www.compusmart.com (http://www.compusmart.com) who will have it at $49.99. (No, they don't have it in stock a the moment either) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

03-17-2005, 07:54 PM
thanks, you just saved me $5 loonies. I will call staples too and see if they will carry the game.

now i even have the 5 music packs for the gramaphone sitting on my HD too. And it is only thursday night. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

On the plus side I heard some ppl are using voice command programs to boss the crew around. So I guess I have something to research in the mean time.

03-17-2005, 08:03 PM
Anyone order a game from Amazon before? How long do they take to ship with the free shipping? They want $60 but I can use a coupon for $10 which brings it down to $50+HST.

03-17-2005, 08:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GropeForLuna:
Anyone order a game from Amazon before? How long do they take to ship with the free shipping? They want $60 but I can use a coupon for $10 which brings it down to $50+HST. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Amazon.ca is saying "ships in 1 to 2 weeks"

03-18-2005, 08:33 AM
Well, it's the 18th. Anyone gonna try to get it today from places like Best Buy, Future Shop, or EB (yeah, I know they say the 22nd, but does anyone really trust EB's judgement?)

03-18-2005, 10:28 AM
A guy in Calgary says their EB is expecting a shipment today.

03-18-2005, 10:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SpasmKnight:
A guy in Calgary says their EB is expecting a shipment today. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Im sory to say this but they are unreliable, they cannot even try to trace the shipment. Im in Edmonton, Alta. i was so pissed about them changing the date on the day it was to be delivered and have no explanation at all to anyone accross the country that i started to call other stores.

I got a hold of compusmart and he told me he is recieving a shipment in BC today the 18th and he can have some sent here for me. I drove to the store and prepaid for 2 copies and 20$ for priority shipping, i will have them tomorow. I am not even bothered about loosing my deposit on my EB-Games copy, they can have it cause as of yesterday they lost me as a customer. I found out what customer service is and to see a store go out of their way to help a customer.

the thing that bothered me the most was that they had no clue why the delay and i talked to 4 eb stores here all clueless..... wow
this is what they do man... they sell games and other stores that are pc stores are beating them with speed and they can track shipment.

EB-Games keep my deposit its a farewell gift to you enjoy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif.