EBgames Taking Permanent Pre-Orders For Canceled Game

If you want to grab a copy of the non-existent game “Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising,” your best bet is to pre-order from EBgames, because it’s been put on “indefinite hold”—aka canceled—by the publisher and we’re not sure how else you’d get a copy. Obviously EBgames does, because they’re still taking orders as of 3:18pm EST, October 16th.

We guess you could forgive EBgames for being slow to update its inventory database—except the announcement was made a full week ago. Oh, and also, this is EBgames’ core business.

Maybe taking pre-orders on publicly canceled videogames is part of their strategy to boost profits for this quarter—it’s like getting lots of interest-free loans until some point in the future when they’re forced to admit that they pre-sold you a product that the publisher has admitted will most likely never exist.

Oh, EBgames: we wish there was a cheat code to use against you.

official announcement [Perpetual Entertainment] (Thanks to Tuck!)