BioWare’s anthem now costs one penny at GameStop


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The face of the Anthem character who replaced Abraham Lincoln is embossed on the penny.

If you’ve been holding back for so long, maybe now is the right time?
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Put it under funny or sad. Or both. Hymn, BioWare’s doomed 2019 loot shooter is now available for a very low price. How cheap is one penny if you are in the right place. Or, if you’re like a TikTok ClockLava user, you can just get it for free from a generous GameStop employee who will spot you this single copper coin to save you the effort. Hey servers are for now… maybe there is something to have fun?

If you are not familiar with the game, Hymn was BioWare’s attempt to catch the fire that got everyone excited about games like Destiny 2 or Warframe. It had an extensive sci-fi premise where you played as a Javelin wearing gear that turned you into Iron Man. No wonder the game forces you to shoot and collect all the armor and all the loot. The success of such games is not guaranteed. Fate it is common knowledge that he had a rough first impression, and Warframe it took a while to rise above the status of “that nifty free-to-play PS4 game”. Hymn there was not enough content at release to earn its place among gamers after it rapid developmentfilled with conflicting title ideas and tons of crunch to make up for bad plans and wasted time.

As with many seemingly doomed games these days, it was assumed that Hymn would be nice Nobody’s sky Come back. Or at least they would have tried. While work was underway to promote the game in a better direction. EA killed revival efforts and sentenced the game to a slow death last year. So it’s no surprise that the game ended up on the sales shelf.

According to fanbait, the discovery came as a surprise to TikToker ClockLava. “So I just went to GameStop and they Hymn for a damn penny.” ClockLava opens his video Withas star Wars“Duel of the Fates” sounds in the background. At first they expressed doubt that it was even real: “When I went to buy this, I thought:“ This is actually not a dime, ”but it seems, according to the video, that this is really something that you can find in your average used basket with the latest generation titles.

ClockLava goes on to report that the GameStop employee who handled their “purchase” said that a $0.01 game is often bad. sound logic. The employee then offered to buy a game for ClockLava before they could get a penny out of their wallet. What a nice gesture! It is worth noting that Hymn the GameStop website currently lists a price of up to $59.99, so this may only be a deal you can get based on your average used GameStop inventory.

Kotaku reached out to GameStop for comment.

If you follow used car sales and deals, you may be familiar with Hymngone prices. Just two weeks ago, a Reddit user Spider-Man_Fan posted a screenshot of his score: count them, this 37 (in a row) copies Hymn, most of which are sealed, are marked $0.01 upon receipt and add up to $0.41 after tax. You will lose money on No buying it!

A Reddit user shared a photo of 37 copies of Anthem for PS4, which they allegedly purchased for one penny each.

They have to be worth something someday, right?
Screenshot: Spiderman_Fan / Kotaku

Here’s what’s really sad about this: if you’ve ever worked at GameStop, you might be familiar with the term “penny”. This refers to the final stop before the product is destroyed. Literally. In the trash. For those in the know, this is a great way to pick up random collector’s editions of games and other random items that just disappeared. I myself have copies of the hardcover manuals for The Witcher 3 as well as Metal Gear Hard V that each cost literally a penny.

Before Hymndropped to a dime for a used copy, it wasn’t uncommon to see the average question on r/AnthemTheGame as to whether it was even “two dollars funwhen it fluctuated around that price. In my personal experience, this has been a game that has often been the subject of random messages from people I don’t interact with much, usually with an image HymnA box in the store is listed somewhere for four bucks with the question: “Is it worth it?” Mass Effect: Andromeda is usually a follow-on text to it. Oh Biovar.

So. Is Hymn worth every penny? Like most, I somehow acquired it at some point and played it once or twice. I feel some urge to jump in to at least see everything before EA and BioWare inevitably cut the network cables from their servers, but to be honest, given the absolute shitty show that was that game and its development, I don’t know maybe , a penny is a little. too much. I’ll be waiting for the next sale.

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