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Virtual Dogfighting

I think that there are very few people who would openly condone dogfighting.  The sport takes place behind closed doors, owners consenting to the brutality and the reverence that is taken for the fallen soldier.  We act like there is a minor subset of the population that is as viscous as these animals.  Yet we are drwn to the carnage, like flies to shit.  As long as we didn’t participate in it then it is ok to view it.  We play video games where we simulate murder and terrorism.  Why not dog fighting.  I want to feed my virtual dog, reminiscent of a tomagotchi; ball bearings, and gunpowder.  Have him wear a 50 lb. chain around its neck and then pit it against a friends dog on x box live.  People need to realize that it is their fascination with such connoted subcultural phenomenon, that keeps people fighting animals and putting it on you tube.  You would have thought that the worst thing that happened to Michael Vick aka Ron Mexico was a case of herepes.  Hopefully the prison he is sent to has a very low percentage of herpes patients, because if its high…you know the motto, you cant get herpes twice. FUCK THAT


January 11, 2008 Posted by | Don't taze me bro, News | , , | 1 Comment

People who work at GameStop and EB Games

The people who work at Gamestop and EB Games are assholes. I’m convinced it’s in their job description.

I go to video game stores maybe once or twice in the span of a whole year. EVERY damn time I go, I get retarded snide comments from the clerk about how my game selection is sub-par or something that makes me want to reach across the counter and strangle the bastard.

I was buying a down-level version of a game, for argument’s sake we’ll call it Resident Evil 2. It’s not, but we’ll call it that for argument’s sake. It was an early PS2 game anyway. So I bring it to the register and I expect the usual. The guy looks at the game and frowns and says, “you know they’re coming out with Resident Evil 6 in like a week right?” I look at the guy and read his name on the cheap piece of plastic pinned to his shirt. “OK steve” is all I say. He says “OK man, I just wanted to save you the aggravation of playing something so old when something better is coming out really soon.” Of course he’s saying all this with an air of “I’ve forgotten more about video games than you’ll ever know in your lifetime” I kid you not, we go back and forth like this for 2 minutes. He has yet to even touch the register. It got so bad and I was getting so aggravated, I literally had to say, “I don’t care Steve, can you please just sell me this game!?” He finally rings up the game and I pay for it.

I wonder if they get health benefits or a 401k, oh wait its GAMESTOP!

Another thing I’ve come to expect is them trying to sell me a membership to some gaming magazine which will get me discounts on games that I buy there. I always answer with my same routine: “I only come in these stores maybe twice a year, so no thanks” He comes back with some BS logic like: well if you buy a game once a month you wind up saving $60 in a year. I respond “wow is that including the $15 I have to spend for the stupid subscription, and the fact that you only “discount” me $2 for the $20 games and $5 for the $60 games?” His superior smirk disappears from his face as he hands me my game and says “have a nice day”

Future GameStop/EB Games asshole employees

This year’s trip I was looking for one of my favorite games: “Katamari Damacy” to give as a gift to my niece and nephew. I’ve already purchased it myself and given it as a gift to my girlfriend too. (Seriously it’s a really fun game!) so I’ve purchased it twice already HERE IN GREELEY. Much as I hate to say it, it winds up being cheaper at GameStop or EB Games than if I bought it online.

The Shit!

I was in the neighborhood and on my way back from work, so I went to the EB Games in Greeley in the same area as Circuit City. I looked for a little bit and didn’t find it. the guy working at the time seemed genuinely polite when he asked me “is there a game I can help you find?” I decided to give him a chance and asked if he knew if they had any copies of Katamari Damacy. Suddenly the guy changed to an asshole. NO KIDDING right in front of me! He says “Oh THAT game. . . it’s a rare one, you probably won’t find any copies around here, my best advice to you is to buy it on the internet.” I decided to test his so-called knowledge and asked “so you don’t think GameStop will have it either?” he scoffs and says “GameStop will have an even less selection than we do.” OH! and one of the last things he tells me is that I should expect to pay $50 for it even used. “for Katamari Damacy?” I said. “Are you sure?” He scoffs again “I’m positive.”

So I decide to go across Highway 34 to the GameStop that’s in the same shopping area as Target since that’s where I bought the two previous copies. What do you know? they have THREE copies of the game and they’re all marked for $14.99 each. I guess when the loser at EB Games says “around here” that means the area around and surrounding the store. But not ACROSS THE F***ING STREET!
I had to laugh as I was leaving GameStop. I notice that the receipt paper has a watermark on it. What do you think it shows? GameStop and EB Games logos! Are you telling me their inventory isn’t somehow cross-referenced with each other?! We have no choice but to rely on the “infinite video game knowledge” of the douche bag “workin’ the register?”

Killing me softly with his mad “fat” corporate knowledge.

January 2, 2008 Posted by | technology, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

I said I would write more about the shooting.

Dark, brooding, solitary and inconsolable, Hawkins was reportedly taking powerful anti-depressants – drugs that have been linked to violence and suicide. He had also been given drugs for attention deficit disorder.

A friend, Shawn Saunders, said Hawkins was not a social person, preferring to play video games while drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.

So here it is, he is anti-social, on drugs, and plays video games.  Sounds like a recepie for disaster.  I wish that I could even begin to develop the words as to why this kind of statement makes me so upset.  How many years have gone through my life being the same person.  But I don’t shoot anyone, or myself.  I have some seriously self destructive behaviour, but my desire to play video games and dring alcohol doesn’t drive me to kill.

This young man had other issues.  His parents are divorced, he had broken up with his girfriend, lost his job and was living in someone’s basement.  You think maybe some of those things combined with a mixture of perscription drugs and alcohol may have had soemthing to do with it.  He felt like he had no one to turn to, he felt removed from humanity and alone.  There were very few people reaching out to him, and probably a lot of people reacting to him with anger.  He was troubled and disturbed, weed and video games didn’t make him kill, mental illness did.

December 6, 2007 Posted by | News | , , , , , | Leave a comment