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Virtual Legality Episode 17

Gamestop and Kingdom Hearts: Broken (Pre-Order) Promises

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With the long awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 right around the corner, Gamestop today took the unusual step of canceling an unknown number of pre-orders for the limited edition Playstation 4 Pro designed to celebrate the series.

So what good is a pre-order, anyway?

And what can the terms and conditions of Gamestop (and other retailers) tell us about what a pre-ordering customer should expect (and not expect)?

#KingdomHearts #GameStop #VirtualLegality


Discussed in this episode:

"GameStop cancels Kingdom Hearts 3 special edition PS4 pre-orders, infuriating fans"
Polygon, January 25, 2019
(https://www.polygon.com/2019/1/25/18197902/kingdom-hearts-3-ps4-pro-gamestop-pre-orders-canceled)

Pre-Order "Help"
Gamestop Website
(https://www.gamestop.com/gs/help/Pre-orders.aspx)

In-Store Pre-Order "Help"
Gamestop Website
(https://www.gamestop.com/gs/help/In_Store_Pickup.aspx)

Terms and Conditions of Purchase and Use
EB Games Website
(https://www.ebgames.ca/Help/Index?section=HelpCenter%2FDisclaimer)

Terms and Conditions
Best Buy Website
(https://www.bestbuy.com/site/help-topics/terms-and-conditions/pcmcat204400050067.c?id=pcmcat204400050067)


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

Rick has practiced for more than a decade at some of the country's largest law firms, representing IT, software, video game, and other technology companies, as well as the individuals and institutions which fund them.

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.

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