Two local gamers go the distance to get their copy of The Division

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Michael Bolton going the distance

Yesterday was launch day for Ubisoft’s highly anticipated shooter, The Division. Everywhere I looked, whether it be Skype, Twitter, or Whatsapp, I saw people eagerly counting down till they could explore snowy New York.

It was a happy, jolly time for all, except perhaps for two local gamers, who received their copy of The Division for the wrong platform. One ordered a PS4 version, and received PC instead, while the other was the complete opposite. Both their dreams of doing jumping jacks in doorways would have to wait, at least until an exchange was carried out by Takealot.

How far would you go for The Division?

How long that process would take is anybody’s guess. Neither Jose Jardim or Jean Walters were willing to wait, so they did the smart thing, and proposed a trade. Thing is, they both live quite far from each other.

Did that stop them from meeting up though? Of course not – where gaming is concerned, no distance is too far! Here’s a recap of what happened:

Hey guys. So most of you know by now about our problem. I ordered The division Sleeper agent Edition PC and he ordered PS4 edition. somehow I got the PS4 version and Jose got the PC version. Needless to say we met halfway in Lanseria and swapped.

So I would just like to thank everybody in ZAGA for their help and support and say that this truly is a great gaming community regardless of platform. Today we really came together as gamers.

Lastly I also want to thank my best friend Marnus Nel for driving that 120kms with me.


Sniff… I love a happy ending! Seriously though, this is heart warming stuff. It’s so nice to see gamers coming together to help each other out.

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Would you have done the same? How far would you drive to get a copy of a game you’ve been waiting for?


Last Updated: March 9, 2016

Matthew Figueira

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  • That’s awesome xD

    But I don’t know if I will do this for the Division… A farming game on the other hand… 😛

    • Captain JJ the Isolated

      You can farm on Witcher, right?
      Ploughing counts?

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      So if you drove to Pretoria, for a WF plushie……would you?

  • Umar

    Damn, that is some hardcore FOMO.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    See, people do cooperate in the dark zones.

    • hairyknees

      This picture was taken right before they turned on each other. Oh, did I forget to write that in? Shit… 😛

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I’d be more ashamed by posting a Michael Bolton header. ;P

        Have you noticed hairyknees rhymes perfectly with Kenny Gs?

        • hairyknees


          Also, no O_O hahahahaha!

  • Graeme Selvan

    Nicely done guys, No distance too far for the passion that gamers have!

  • Ryanza

  • Ryanza

    that is Kenny G in the header right?

  • HairyEwok

    I like gaming, just not that much that i’ll drive to get a ubi game.

  • Ryanza

    A worthless PC Ubisoft game that will become useless in 2 months if not a month. At least the PS4 version can be sold at that point.

    Don’t Support DRM.

    • Pieter Kruger

      But at that point who’d buy a worthless PS4 Ubisoft game that will be useless?

      • Ryanza

        the point is that the option is there for the ps4 version and not there for the PC version.

  • Hammersteyn

    I bet the PS4 guy was sad to let his copy go

    • Pieter Kruger

      Because it costs more….?????

      • Hammersteyn


      • Hammersteyn

        come to think of it, the PC guy has to use Uplay now…

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    That’s impressive, well done dudes!

  • WobbledOnion

    I love a happy ending! Seriously though, this is heart warming stuff. It’s so nice to see gamers coming together to help each other out…. I have a dirty filthy mind

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      Now that you mention it…

  • Captain JJ the Isolated

    Ubi doesn’t deserve good customers like these.
    These are true gamers.
    Good for you guys on getting it sorted out 😀

  • WobbledOnion

    Didn’t Takealot…. *Badum Tush*

  • Brandon van Reenen

    That header made my day.

  • Sageville

    Still a better love story than Twilight….

    • Commander Admiral Chief


  • justlikemo

    ag sweet man! but not for the divider, maybe XCOM!

  • PJ Kleinsmidt

    Loved the comments on here, i helped make this happen. The saltyness on here though by some of the commentators lol yall need help bwahahahahahaha

  • HvR

    Hope TakeAlot comes to the party and at least give each a voucher worth their petrol money.

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