GAME Australia went into administration yesterday, and didn't make good on–nor refund–Diablo III pre-orders. Never fear, though, for Blizzard have your back.
In case you haven't heard, GAME Australia, the chain of videogame stores, went into administration yesterday. This administration means that stores are not getting copies of Diablo III in. Not only that, but if you had pre-ordered Diablo III prior to this happening, you are not going to get a refund from your deposit (including if you have already paid off your order prior to the game coming out). This leaves a lot of pre-orderers effectively out of some money.
The good news? Blizzard Australia heard about the situation, and have decided to help players that pre-ordered today's action-RPG from GAME Australia.
Posting on their official forums, Blizzard have told gamers affected by the GAME situation to purchase Diablo III from the official site any time before the 21st of May, and then submit their GAME Australia pre-order receipt to Blizzard before the 30th of June. The company will then credit the amount you paid to GAME Australia via the payment method you used to pre-order the game.
Blizzard will post more on how to submit receipts soon, and we'll update the story when more comes to light.
Diablo III comes out today in Australia and servers for the game will open up at approximately 5pm AEDT.
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