GAME Australia Enters Administration - No Refunds for Canceled Diablo III Pre-OrdersCategory: Gaming
Posted: May 14, 2012 01:11PM
If you happen to live in Australia and use one of the many GAME stores, I wish there was better news. GAME Australia has entered administration, with the same administrators handling duties from GAME UK's administration. This means GAME Australia needs to find a buyer or risk losing stores, but hopefully someone can take over just like what happened with GAME UK. However, due to the administration, all GAME Australia locations will not receive any copies of Diablo III and all pre-orders will not be refunded. That is not exactly what you want to hear, especially since you will not get your money back. Pre-orderers can email GAME Australia to receive more information, but it does not look like anything can be done. Maybe Blizzard can step in and fix the issue, but Aussie gamers hoping to get Diablo III need to look elsewhere. As for GAME Australia, hopefully there will be a buyer found soon.
Update: Blizzard has stepped in and will take care of everyone who pre-ordered Diablo III from GAME Australia. So long as you have the original receipt, you can head over to Diablo III's website and purchase the digital version before May 21st. Then you submit your receipt to Blizzard, which then refunds your GAME pre-order amount back to how you paid for the digital version. You have to submit your receipt before June 30th, but at least Blizzard is trying to make things right.