File this under funny or sad. Or both. anthem, the Doomed Loot Shooter from BioWare from 2019 can now be bought used very cheaply. Like a dime cheap if you are in the right place. Or, if you’re like TikTok user ClockLava, maybe you can get it for free from a generous GameStop employee who will bring this single copper piece to your attention to save you the trouble. Hey, the servers are still open…maybe there’s fun to be had?
If you don’t know the game anthem was BioWare’s attempt to catch some of the fire that has spiced up everyone about games like destiny 2 or war frame. It had a far-flung sci-fi premise in which you played as “Spear” clad in gear that transformed you into Iron Man. Unsurprisingly, in the game you’re all about shooting stuff and collecting all the armor and all the loot. Success for these types of games is not guaranteed. determination notoriously had a rough first impression, and war frame It took a while for it to grow beyond “this nice free PS4 game” status. anthem lacked enough substance upon release to earn its spot for players who follow it turbulent developmentfilled with conflicting visions for the title and tons of crunch to make up for bad plans and lost time.
Like many doomed games these days, it was accepted anthem would have a wonderful Nobody’s heaven Come back. Or at least would try. While working to steer the game in a better direction. EA ended revival efforts and doomed the game to a slow death last year. No wonder, then, that the game ends up on the bargain shelf.
As reported by fanbytes, The discovery came as a surprise to TikToker ClockLava. “So I just went to GameStop and they had it anthem for a damn penny” ClockLava opens her video Withhow war of stars“Duel of Fates” appropriately blares in the background. At first, they expressed doubts that this was even real: “When I was about to buy this, I was like, ‘That’s no way a penny,'” but judging by the video it seems that indeed it is you can find in your average used bin of last generation titles.
ClockLava goes on to say that the GameStop employee who processed their “purchase” said that games that cost $0.01 are often bad. Solid logic. The employee then offered to buy the game for ClockLava before they could fish a dime out of their purse. What a nice touch! It’s worth mentioning anthem currently listed for up to $59.99 on GameStop’s website, so this may only be an offer you can make based on your GameStop’s average used inventory.
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If you keep track of sales and great used deals, you might be familiar with it anthems falling prices. Just two weeks ago, Reddit users Spider-Man_Fan posted a screenshot of their score: Count them, that is 37 (in a row) Copies of anthem, most of which are sealed, marked $0.01 on their receipt, and add up to a total price of $0.41 after tax. You would lose money doing this Not buy it!
Here’s what’s really sad about it: If you’ve ever worked at a GameStop, you might be familiar with the term “pennying out.” It refers to the last stop before a product is discarded. Literally. In the trash. For those in the know, it’s a great way to find random collector’s editions of games and other random products that have just been so faded. I myself have bound copies of instructions for The witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid v that each literally costs a penny.
before anthemdropping to a penny for a used copy, it wasn’t uncommon to see the average question on r/AnthemTheGame asking if it was at least “two bucks fun‘ when it hovered around that price. From my personal experience, it was a game that was frequently the subject of random texts from people I don’t speak to much, usually with a picture of them anthem‘s box at a store listed somewhere for about four dollars with the question, “Is it worth it?” Mass Effect: Andromeda is usually the following text. Ouch, BioWare.
So is anthem worth a dime? Like most, I somehow acquired it at some point and played it once or twice. I feel the urge to jump in to at least see everything before EA and BioWare inevitably pull the network cables from their servers, but honestly, given the absolute shit show that this game and the development of this game has been, I don’t know, maybe is a penny a little too much. I’m waiting for the next sale.