BioWare’s anthem now costs one kroner on GameStop

BioWare’s anthem now costs one kroner on GameStop

A crown has a face of an Anthem character stamped on it, replacing Abraham Lincoln.

If you have endured for so long, maybe it’s the right time now?
Picture: EA / Kotaku / Tetra Images (Getty pictures)

File this under funny or sad. Or both. Anthem, BioWare’s doomed loot shooter from 2019 can now be purchased used for very cheap. Like a penny cheap if you are in the right place. Or, if you’re a TikTok user ClockLava, you can just get it for free from a generous GameStop employee who discovers the only piece of copper to save you the effort. Hi, the servers is still up for now … maybe it’s fun to have?

If you are not familiar with the game, Anthem was BioWare’s attempt to capture some of the fire that has everyone jazzing about games like Fate 2 or Warframe. It had a wide-ranging sci-fi premise where you played as a “Javelin”, looked after equipment that made you Iron Man. The game did not surprisingly put you out to shoot things and collect all the armor and all the stolen goods. Success for this type of game is not guaranteed. Fate notoriously had a rough first impression, and Warframe took a while to raise the status of “the pretty free PS4 game”. Anthem lacked enough substance at the release to earn its place for players who follow it stormy developmentfilled with conflicting visions for the title and tons of crunch to make up for bad plans and lost time.

As many refereed-at-first-games these days, it was assumed Anthem would have a brilliant No man’s heaven returned. Or would at least try. While work was being done to move the game in a better direction. EA killed the revival work and sentenced the game to slow death last year. So it’s no surprise to see the game end up on the coup-by-coup shelf.

As reported by Fanbyte, the discovery was a surprise for TikToker ClockLava. “So I just went to GameStop, and they had Anthem for a fucking penny, ” ClockLava opens its video withas Star Wars“Duel of the Fates” slams appropriately into the background. At first they expressed doubts that this was at all real: “When I went to buy this, I was like ‘there is no way this is actually a penny'”, but it seems, if The video should be believed, that this is actually what you can find in your average used bin of last generation titles.

ClockLava goes on to say that GameStop employees who handled their “purchase” said that the game’s cost of $ 0.01 is often bad. Sound logic. The employee then offered to buy the game for ClockLava before they could even fish a penny out of the bag. What a nice gesture! It is worth noting Anthem currently lists for as much as $ 59.99 on the GameStops website, so this may just be a deal you can score based on your average GameStops used inventory.

Kotaku has contacted GameStop for comment.

If you are someone who keeps an eye on sales and good used offers, you may be familiar with Anthemfalling in prices. Just two weeks ago, Reddit user Spider-Man_Fan posted a screenshot of their score: tell them, that is 37 (in a row) copy of Anthem, most of which are sealed, marked with $ 0.01 on the receipt, and add up to a total cost of $ 0.41 after tax. You would lose money by not buy it!

A Reddit user shares a picture of 37 copies of Anthem for PS4, which they probably bought for one kroner each.

They must be worth something one day, right?
Screenshot: Spider-Man_Fan / Kotaku

Here’s what’s really sad about this: If you’ve ever worked on a GameStop, you may be familiar with the term “pennying out”. It refers to the last stop before a product is discarded. Literal. In the trash. For those who know, it’s a great way to pick up random collectibles of games and other random products that have just disappeared. I myself have hardcover copies of guides for The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V that each cost literally a penny.

For Anthem‘s plunges to a penny for a used copy, it was not uncommon to see the average question on r / AnthemTheGame as to whether it was the least “to dollar moro”As it hovered around that price. From my personal experience it has been a game that has often been the subject of random texts from people I do not talk much with, usually with a picture of Anthemhis box in a store somewhere listed for like four dollars with the question: “worth it?” Mass effect: Andromeda is usually the follow-up text to it. Oops, BioWare.

So. Is Anthem worth a penny? Like most people, I have acquired it at one time or another, and have 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 was that game and that game’s development, I do not know, maybe a penny is a little too much. I’m waiting for the next sale.

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