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BioWare’s Anthem now costs pennies at GameStop

BioWare's Anthem now costs pennies at GameStop
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The coin features the face of the Anthem symbol, replacing Abraham Lincoln.

If you’ve been holding off for so long, maybe now is the right time?
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File it under funny or sad. Or both. Anthem, BioWare’s doomed loot shooter from 2019, is now available for very cheap. As cheap as a penny if you are in the right place. Or, if you’re like TikTok user ClockLava, you can get it for free from a generous GameStop employee who just happens to see that one piece of brass to save you the effort. Hey, servers there is yet so far… maybe there’s fun?

If you are not familiar with the game, Anthem It was BioWare’s attempt to capture some of the fire that got everyone excited about games like this Fate 2 or Warframe. It had a far-fetched sci-fi premise where you played as ‘The Javelin’ equipped with equipment that turned you into Iron Man. The game surprisingly prepares you to shoot things and collect all the armor and all the loot. Success is not guaranteed for such games. Fate it was a decidedly rough first impression and Warframe It took a while to rise above “that neat free PS4 game” status. Anthem it just didn’t have enough substance in the release to earn its spot for the players it followed hectic developmentfilled with conflicting visions for the title and tons of crises to make up for poor plans and lost time.

Like many doomed first games these days, it was assumed Anthem would be glorious Man has no Heaven the return Or at least I would try. Work was being done to improve the game. EA killed the revival efforts and condemned the game to a slow death last year. So it’s no surprise to see the game end up on the bargain shelf.

As reported Fanbyte, The discovery came as a surprise to TikToker ClockLava. “So I just went to GameStop and they have them Anthem for a penny Opens ClockLava videos withwhom Star Wars“Duel of the Fates” plays appropriately in the background. At first, they were skeptical that it was real: “When I went to buy it, I said, ‘This can’t really be a dime,'” but apparently, if the video is to be believed, that’s what you’ll find in the average used box of these truly last-gen titles.

ClockLava goes on to say that the GameStop employee who handled their “purchase” said the game cost $0.01. Sound logic. The employee then offered to buy the game for ClockLava before removing a dime from his wallet. What a nice gesture! It is worth noting that Anthem There are currently listings on GameStop’s site for as low as $59.99, so this might just be a deal you can get based on your average GameStop used inventory.

Kotaku has reached out to GameStop for comment.

If you’re one who keeps an eye on sales and great used deals, you might be familiar with Anthem’s plummeting prices. Just two weeks ago, Reddit user Spider-Man_Fan posted a screenshot of his scores: count, it is 37 (a series of) copies Anthem, most of which are stamped, listed at $0.01 on their receipts, for a total value of $0.41 after tax. You will lose money no get it!

A Reddit user has shared a photo of 37 copies of Anthem for PS4, presumably for a penny each.

They have to be worth something someday, right?
Screenshot: Spider-Man_Fan / Kotaku

Here’s what’s really sad about it: If you’ve ever worked at a GameStop, you’re probably familiar with the term “win.” It refers to the last stop before the product is thrown into the landfill. Exactly. In the trash. For those in the know, this is a great way for casual collectors to get their hands on games and other random products. I have hardcover copies of the guides for myself Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V that literally cost a penny each.

First Anthem‘s went down to a penny for a used copy, it wasn’t uncommon to see a moderate question on r/AnthemTheGame asking if it was at least.two dollars of fun“When this price revolves around. In my personal experience, this has been a game that has often been the subject of random texts from people I don’t talk to much, usually with a picture. Anthem‘s box was sold at a store for four dollars: “Was it worth it?” Mass Effect: Andromeda usually followed by text. Oh, BioWare.

So that. does Anthem worth a penny? Like most, I’ve somehow acquired it and played it once or twice. I feel tempted to at least jump in to see everything before EA and BioWare inevitably pull the network cables from their servers, but honestly, considering that game and its development was a total show, I don’t know, maybe a penny less. too many. I will wait for the next sale.

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