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Category: Games
Monday, November 20th, 2006 @ 06:58 pm
Posted By xerxes7
So Matt begged for an update and I'm off work at a Christian hour and don't seem to have any sexin' on the menu this evening. I don't play WoW, though, so let's see... what's been going on lately? Something that everyone who reads this site might be interested in?

Well, I found an old Whale video last week. It has a hot geeka chica singer in it crawling around with costumes on and electric guitars and the ol' grey brick and plenty of good stuff. I sure do miss Whale. Too bad that second album wasn't much good.

I want to put it in Cia Sara. She is so dreamy.

What? I'm the only one around here who likes Whale? Well fuck all y'all. I'll just talk about video games.

The PS3 is expensive because beneath its black paint job it is actually drop forged platinum.So Friday the PS3 went on sale. When did douchebags start lining up in front of the place where I work?

Tuesday afternoon.

I realize I'm kind of the opposite of line waiters. In fact, I refuse to wait in lines ever if I can avoid it. I look at pictures from the Great Depression and shudder. Not because of the soul-crushing poverty everywhere, just because of pictures of bread lines and shit. The only lines I'm interested in form up on mirrors. (Just kidding, Baby Jesus!) So I don't wait in lines. And I'm patient about game releases. Hell, I usually wait for shit to hit the used bin. Only way I'm getting a Wii before it releases in black is if everyone I know has one and is playing it online and I'm feeling powerfully left out. And that's not happening. So I'm no waiter.

But these people waited like three days! And my store opened two hours early to accomodate that shit. I mean, that makes no sense. We had (according to the mighty Ko) only 20 on hand. Even if we had like 100 units, it would have taken only an hour to take care of that. 20??? For a store that's always worried about how labor is being spent, I can't help but think that spending two hours of labor for the whole store wasn't such a bright idea when you consider that there's no markup on the consoles and hardly any markup on the games. Oh well. I didn't get to see any of it because I went to work after all that shit. Apparently it was all over in about twenty minutes and the only big incident was some dude was leaving the store with his waffle iron in hand and some other dude approached him and asked him how much he wanted for it and the first dude was like "Six thousand dollars" and the second dude was like "Okay".

You with me?

This isn't waiting in line for concert tickets. This is waiting for commodity entertainment stuff that in a year will be so available you won't even think about it. It's just rare right now because Sony is run by retarded mole people. Some guy paid 1000% markup just to be able to play the thing now not a month or two from now. Unless he knows where to sell it and turn a profit.

So that's that.

The Wii is capable of propelling both tiny discs and big discs at blinding speeds. Not for murder, but for LOVE.When I left work Friday there was no one waiting for the Wii.

When I got to work Saturday morning there was no one waiting for the Wii.

When I took a smoke break Saturday around noon, there was a kid sitting in a chair.

Two hours later he was gone.

When I left work at six he was replaced by three people.

I was off Sunday. Reportedly we sold out of our sixty or so units pretty quickly. Oh yeah. 20 PS3s merit opening two hours early. 60 Wii only get one hour. I'll never understand retail.

One more thing. I saw the Crue last week for free. Suckas.



Comments

NAME: mc
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007 @ 01:03 am
text from wii ... f U jackasses wii rules


NAME: fix
Monday, January 15th, 2007 @ 01:34 pm
sooo... um. that post was of the gay/nerd magnitude that i remember. allthough(?) you could word it up a bit and throw in like a million tech words that i don't understand.
miss you douchebags...
that is all


NAME: shit
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 @ 03:40 pm
scott, you playing with your Wi?


NAME: mc
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 @ 09:51 pm
I put "small people" in my last comment because I didn't know the correct spelling of "elfs or elves" I meant no offense to you warcraft charaters out there!


NAME: mc
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 @ 09:43 pm
me want wii!
SOLD OUT though and will not support the ebay a-holes that are trying to turn a profit when kids like me will curse santa for not having enough small people to make me my wii this chistmas!!!


NAME: scott
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 @ 11:02 am
Yeah, but I was going for "hit up google images and grab the first valid result", not "accuracy".

"Pretty quickly" is the most accurate number I could come up with when I asked people Monday how fast the whole Wii launch went by. I'm guessing it was less than an hour.


NAME: brent
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006 @ 08:26 am
I was just thinking a little blurb in the comments was going to be enough, but this is cool...

What does "pretty quickly" mean? I need numbers! How else is a fanboy supposed to brag to my godless heathen of a PS3 loving co-worker?

And your boomerang PS3 controller pic is woefully out of date my friend.



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