As I said in a reply
to a comment
on a previous post
, here is a huge, frothy rant...
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Which I have already made, in tweet form, as seen above...
Yeah, that's the gist of it. I was looking at my Amazon and GameStop accounts in reference to the above mentioned comment
I made, to see when I bought what and for how much. Had no problems with the Amazon stuff, but the GameStop order history simply wasn't there, at all.
So, in other words, to paraphrase what I said in those tweets, fuck GameStop forever
, as far as I am concerned. (And by that I mean the online store, too, not just the brick-and-mortar stores
. But then, even before this, I already had plenty of other reasons
to say "fuck GameStop forever
," I guess.)
This isn't the first time I've been plagued by this "gotta verify your ID before we deign to let you do anything with your own account" issue.
First with Impulse...
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And then again later, with Yahoo...
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The only real difference today
is that I was actually fucking successfully logged in to my GameStop account, but it still
wouldn't fucking let me change my email address without wanting to "verify [my] ID" first, by sending a verification to the old-ass defunct email that doesn't work anymore which is the very fucking goddamn reason I was trying to change it in the first fucking place you goddamn fucking idiotic morons.
Really, in most cases, I guess that "verify your ID" bullshit is actually a good
thing, since it helps to prevent fucking shitbag assholes
from screwing you over (in theory). But in cases like the above, it is the absolute opposite
of a good thing.
Interesting tidbit: Impulse was apparently bought out by GameStop back in 2011
, which is apparently when it went to complete shit, from what I can tell. Before I uninstalled Impulse altogether, I let it update, and it just became "GameStop," obliterating any references to "Impulse" in the software at all, and that was when the "gotta verify" bullshit kicked in and broke everything anyway. "Back in 2011" shows you exactly how long
it had been since I ever tried to log into Impulse prior to January 2015, since the app on my computer was still called "Impulse" until I tried to run it, and then let it update. This is another reason for me to say "fuck GameStop forever
," I suppose. ¬_¬
(Anyway, I'm not sure why I never bothered to make a LJ post about this fucking horseshit until now. At least, I don't recall doing so, or, if I did, I can't find it now. I guess that just goes to show that I post about more shit on Twitter [rather than to LJ] than I thought...)
Of course, the terrible thing about all of this is that this could very easily be my Steam or GOG account at some point (as opposed to stupid bullshit that I no longer much care about, fortunately), assuming something happens and they want to "verify" and I'm not able to do so, for whatever reasons. That's part of the reason that I tied not just my email but also my cell phone number to at least Steam (GOG apparently doesn't have the option [and it should indeed be an option
if such a thing is implemented, never mandatory
] to do this, or I'd probably do it with them as well), but then that has its own share of risks
. (...and I guess that link there shows that I did
actually make a post about this very issue, already. Huh. How about that.)