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#1 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

Sooner rather than later. 

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#2 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

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And dear god, was it odd. As a pc gamer, buying games in-store is a rare thing for me. In fact it's been about two years since I've been in a gamestop and going into one just felt strange. The reason for my visit was to help one younger than myself get the new BO2 dlc (a title I'm no fan of but I know how it is to be a kid who just wants to play a game yet isn't old enough to buy it - suck it anti-gaming activists). 

Upon entering, it's like I'm back in high school. The same old game racks, same old posters (newer of course but similar principle), used games and unwanted special editions as far as the eye can see, the typical group of teens who make this their second home, and everything else one would expect is gathered together in this confined space. After divining the means of getting the dlc code (which I know is just M$ points but still) we wait in line to check out. Five minutes  later we get to the register and I ask the employee for the dlc which I prefer to be printed on the receipt. He then asks if I have a gamestop card which I flatly state no, and after several attempts on his part to persuade my rock-like determination I state that I'm a pc gamer and have no desire to get one to his disdain. Then he proceeds to ask if I want to preorder a game which I once again refuse prompting him to state that I'm 'not a gamer' which I found funny since my rig built solely for the purpose of gaming likely cost several times more than his prebuilt/prepakaged box(es) but not one for confrontation, I pay for the code and leave with an odd feeling in my gut likely from the nostalgic yet unpleasant feeling one gets when looking back on something that's intentionally been buried in the past.  

Forgive me if this utterly pointless to some but I just felt the need to share as it was so strange to go back and see a place I once use to love (when I was a console gamer many moons ago) in such a different and unappealing light. This was by no means meant to knock anyone who works at gamestop, retail is what it is heh, but if anyone would like to share any similar experiences I'd be more than happy to listen. 

Boris_Lion_SLO

 

So you want to tell us that you are PC gamer and you download your games?

 

You think you are something more than console gamers? I am pc gamer for almoust 20 years and can tell you that you have nothing to be above console gamers. 

 

How old are you anyway? 12?

Tickled your funny bone eh? Doubt many 12 year-olds have gone through high school. Maybe you did not read that far or you are just getting too old to remember what was just before you mere moments ago. Not 'more than' but different. In the same way that a lot of people dislike buying digital copies of games as some believe they don't have the assurance/security of a physical copy, I prefer getting my games online as it saves space and often times money. That's not to say I don't buy physical games at all. As a matter of fact I bought AC3, Civ V, Civ V: God and Kings, Dead Space 2, Dragon Age, and a number of other games at physical retailers (who weren't gamestop) although a majority of my purchases are done through Steam and other online services. The point of my post wasn't to spark a debate about online distribution vs brick and mortar or console gamer vs pc enthusiast. It was simply relating an experience I had the other day at a place that I once used to frequent and the the odd feelings it conjured up.
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#3 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

I agree. The PS2 was excellent. 

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#4 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -
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I don't understand why so many people rally behind companies that don't give a damn about them especially ones like M$ whose very nature is to screw people over.  

WilliamRLBaker
lol thinking that any publicly traded company gives a damn about you is your problem.

That was exactly my point which you obviously didn't pick up on...lol.
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#5 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

Well I do like colorful and bright worlds. It's got that going for it. 

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#6 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

No. The 3D messes with my eyes and spending money on a system where the main feature is more harmful than good won't happen. 

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#7 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

The video hit the the nail on the head. That is one of Nintendo's biggest problems. When you have numerous Mario Parties, Fortune Street, Mario and Sonic Olympics, Mario Sluggers, Mario Tennis, Mario Soccer, Mario Kart, Super Mario Brothers 1&2, Super Mario Galaxy 1&2, Super Paper Mario, Mario vs Donkey Kong MLM, and god knows what other Mario games all coming out in the same generation it's overkill! This shows a lack of originality, creativity, and just having the stones to try something new which is embarrassing for a company whose hardware side of things can't seem to stop trying to innovate (poorly, but innovation none the less). Not even going to get into their other franchises. 

 People are really catching on to this and Nintendo is going to be hurting this console/handheld cycle. They need a rude awakening. 

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#8 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

I don't understand why so many people rally behind companies that don't give a damn about them especially ones like M$ whose very nature is to screw people over.  

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#9 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

I've held several copies of the Wii U version in my hand. It's out but very little demand for it on that platform. 

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#10 Posted by ZetA_LatA (114 posts) -

Hope it sells a hell of a lot more.