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13681  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN Store redesign unveiled...but no updates until then?? on: April 15, 2008, 05:16:24 AM
The Lair update is live, too. 

And being new to the PS3, I'm not sure if this was available before, but there is now a file that will let you play PS2 games that required the PS2 HDD.
13682  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Wish Lists? on: April 14, 2008, 10:20:18 PM
Thanks for starting this thread.  It'll save space in the RB thread.

Here are some songs I suggested/promoted there:

"Radar Love" - Golden Earing (seconded here, too)

"Reelin in the Years" - Steely Dan (or "Bodhisattva," "FM," or "Do It Again")

"Rock This Town" - Stray Cats

"Goldfinger" - Tribe

"And She Was" or "Psycho Killer - Talking Heads (or anything)

"Sweet Home Alabama"  - Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Blue Jean" - David Bowie (I also support more Bowie - "Ziggy" would be phenomenal - just no more covers)

Anything - Eric Clapton (though I'd especially love to have the endurance testing "The Core")

Anything - The GoGos (for the goofy fun factor)

Anything - INXS

Anything - Sly & the Family Stone (or Paliament or other funk)

BEATLES (don't let GH get 'em)

LED ZEPPELIN (see above)
13683  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN Store redesign unveiled...but no updates until then?? on: April 14, 2008, 07:21:08 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 14, 2008, 04:36:01 PM

Just got this email from the ps.blog:

Quote
Hi, everyone! Just wanted to provide an update about the PlayStation Store. The store for both the PS3 and PC will be unavailable starting early morning Monday, April 14 through early morning of Tuesday, April 15. You will not be able to access either store during this maintenance window.

As you know, we are preparing to release the revamped interface of the PlayStation Store for the PS3, which will be available on Tuesday. Regular weekly updates of the store will resume on Thursday, April 17, along with the release of GT5 Prologue.

Thanks for all the positive feedback about the upcoming store design!

So that means, what, the store is unavailable now (and started sometime after midnight), and the new one will be up after midnight tonight (but presumably before I get up)?  Right?
13684  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/14) on: April 14, 2008, 07:18:56 PM

Quote from: EddieA on April 14, 2008, 06:25:15 PM

I might be getting Rocky & Bullwinkle for XBLA.  I love the WarioWare games and there aren't many games of this type out there.

I didn't realize that was this week!  Woot!  I hope it doesn't suck.

I am all over Okami.

Maybe Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis.  I liked the last one.
13685  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bully-Xbox 360 Final Analysis. Worth A Purchase? on: April 14, 2008, 02:32:10 AM
If you're not into GTA type games (as you mentioned), this one still might work.  It's on a much smaller scale (at least it seems so to me, I have only made it into the town).  The only thing that's mildly ridiculous is the class schedule and making sure you get to class.  It sounds worse than it is, though, especially because once you pass a class you don't have to go again.  Then it's easy to focus on collecting and the story.

Absolutely worth $40, if you have a BB near you.

No problems since the patch for me, either, BTW.
13686  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mario Kart Wii Impressions on: April 12, 2008, 03:59:07 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 10, 2008, 07:27:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 10, 2008, 03:49:26 PM

Isn't the wheel just a plastic thingy to hold the remote? It doesn't actually improve the controls of the game besides making it easier to hold on to right?

True, but how it's designed can make all the difference. Consider the Wii light gun attachments as an example. They're just pieces of plastic that hold the wiimote and nunchuk, but it's how they've been designed to encase the controllers that makes all the difference. Case in point is the difference between the Wii Blaster and the Nyko Perfect Shot. I've spent a lot of time with both and I can confidently say the Perfect Shot is much superior to Big N's design. In fact the blaster design makes some gameplay mechanics quite ineffective.

The shape and size of the Wiimote wheel could also be quite important as it going to have to be able to accommodate a lot of different hand sizes.

I heard in some video hands-on a while back that the wheel does make a difference in control.  Apparently, without it you have to tilt to extremes, while the wheel makes things feel more natural.
13687  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: April 11, 2008, 07:30:11 PM
Blondie's great!  What are you talking about?  Not really classic rock, though.  Who cares, I'll take 'em all!
13688  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: April 11, 2008, 03:08:37 AM
My four year old daughter just requested some Stray Cats.  "Rock this Town" anyone?
13689  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation Eye on: April 10, 2008, 08:00:02 PM

Quote from: depward on April 10, 2008, 03:45:42 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 10, 2008, 01:03:38 PM

I'm on the fence about the Playstation Eye.  I'm not sure how much play I'll get out of Eye of Judgement, as I'd only be playing it single player, but I'd pay a little extra to get it, I suppose.  How are the other games for it?

Also, I have heard that it is NOT compatible with the Eyetoy games, has anyone tested that?

Have a Fred Meyer around your area?  Their Eye of Judgment is on clearance...

I haven't played any other games for the Eye but I heard Trials of Topeq (or something along those lines) is supposed to be pretty fun.  Looked at some video when it released and it did indeed look kinda fun.

Also, I heard that it isn't compatible as well, though I haven't tested it.

I don't even know what a Fred Meyer is.

I did just get a Best Buy coupon for $10 off $75 or more in games.  That may work.
13690  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Blue Ray Discs - Buy Two, Get One @ Barnes and Noble on: April 10, 2008, 01:07:41 PM
This is a better deal than the Amazon one.  Every title.

There's your respect. icon_smile
13691  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Playstation Eye on: April 10, 2008, 01:03:38 PM
I'm on the fence about the Playstation Eye.  I'm not sure how much play I'll get out of Eye of Judgement, as I'd only be playing it single player, but I'd pay a little extra to get it, I suppose.  How are the other games for it?

Also, I have heard that it is NOT compatible with the Eyetoy games, has anyone tested that?
13692  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Pinball FX table coming to XBLA=Greatest Ever on: April 10, 2008, 04:34:20 AM

Quote from: Misguided on April 09, 2008, 09:11:54 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on April 09, 2008, 09:01:35 PM

sorry,i think you need the full game...but i would recommend it,it comes with 3 tables,and there are 3 tables to download(including the new R+B)

There are 2 others for download? I had no idea.
Are they this good?


The other two tables are better than the ones that came with the game, but I'm starting to think R&B is the best table by far.
13693  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want a PS3. Am I NUTS? on: April 09, 2008, 06:54:57 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on April 09, 2008, 05:55:13 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on April 07, 2008, 09:02:36 PM

I want one too and promised myself I'd get one when we bought a new house... then the houseing market went to hell, then they started laynig off folks at work, then I incurred 5 digit medical expenses...

I want a PS3.

... and I just swung by Gamestop on my way back from lunch to see if there were any reasouably priced (ha!) used 360 games. As I perused the selection, one salesmonkey says to the other, "Still 3 Wiis in stock after noon, that may be a record." It took me 10 minute to convince myself to walk out of the store empty handed.

I'm such a lemming.

Did he say, "Hint hint" and wink at you as well?
13694  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want a PS3. Am I NUTS? on: April 09, 2008, 05:49:42 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 09, 2008, 05:37:51 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 09, 2008, 04:57:21 PM

As I've said, I do intend to play the sequels some day, but I'm not buying them until I finish the first games.  That said, I'm cutting them out of the list of games I need to buy.
As long as you do get to those sequels!  For example, I'd hate to have missed Final Fantasy XII but I personally could go either way on Final Fantasy X.

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 09, 2008, 04:39:32 PM

I almost picked up Klonoa 2 today, in fact (I did pick up Frequency).  The only reason I didn't is that, though I love the genre, I'm already lousy with PS2 platformers.

But how many 2d sidescrolling platformers are on your plate?  smile  Klonoa 2 was missed by far too many people, and it's a pretty quick ride.

No 2D ones.  I did love the first Klonoa GBA game.  Sigh.  I'm sure I'll pick it up now if I see it.
13695  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want a PS3. Am I NUTS? on: April 09, 2008, 04:57:21 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on April 09, 2008, 04:47:53 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 09, 2008, 04:39:32 PM

I have a bunch of PS2 games, and I'm already enjoying them.  It's just not as staggering a number as I was expecting.  Cutting out most RPGs and sequels (and non-exclusives) really cuts that number down.  I think I have, like, a dozen, as opposed to the 50+ I thought I would.

Why would you cut out sequels automatically?  If the first isn't your cup of tea, sure, but Ratchet & Clank 1 being great doesn't stop Going Commando from being vastly superior and even more deserving of play.  That's the case with most PS2 series, the vast majority of which had sequels that were superior to the original. 

As I've said, I do intend to play the sequels some day, but I'm not buying them until I finish the first games.  That said, I'm cutting them out of the list of games I need to buy.

Quote
Hope you didn't pay too much for Persona 3.  P3: FES comes out shortly, at $30, and features all of the content of the original in improved form plus 20-30 hours of bonus content.  Of couse P3 was a fantastic game even in it's original release so it's not that big of a deal. 

Didn't know that.  I'll be taking it back, then.
13696  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want a PS3. Am I NUTS? on: April 09, 2008, 04:39:32 PM
I almost picked up Klonoa 2 today, in fact (I did pick up Frequency).  The only reason I didn't is that, though I love the genre, I'm already lousy with PS2 platformers.  And I do want to make my way through those.

I also just bought Persona 3 on a whim, because I saw it used and thought it might be a tough one to find.  Don't know when I'll play through it, though.  And I guess I will pick up FF X, just because I feel like I should.

I have a bunch of PS2 games, and I'm already enjoying them.  It's just not as staggering a number as I was expecting.  Cutting out most RPGs and sequels (and non-exclusives) really cuts that number down.  I think I have, like, a dozen, as opposed to the 50+ I thought I would.
13697  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want a PS3. Am I NUTS? on: April 09, 2008, 03:59:50 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on April 09, 2008, 01:48:47 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 09, 2008, 04:50:30 AM

There's no doubt that the PS2 had some high quality stuff but I don't feel it's quite as extravagent as some people make it out to be. It was a platform of sequels and rehashes, that's about it. The PSX is where most of the best franchises were born, or, reborn (in the case of Final Fantasy 7).

There's the FF series, MGS series, RE4, Devil May Cry series, GT3, GTA3/VC/SA, Shadow of the Colossus, God of War series, ICO, Jak and Daxter series, Ratchet & Clank series, Sly Clooper series, Okami, Prince of Persia series, the Splinter Cell series, some niche JRPGs, Twisted Metal Black, the Dark Cloud series, Beyond Good and Evil... Really that's about it. Not to trivialize any of these games but there just wasn't ALL that many top-quality games on the platform outside of sequels and sequels of more sequels.

Dude, I don't know if you counted but, including each entry in those series you mentioned, you listed over 40 titles!!! 

Personally, PS2 is absolutely the best console I've ever owned and, based on what I've seen so far, I don't see that changing this generation. 

But I'm not counting each entry in those series.  I'm only playing the first of each one for now.  If/when I finish, I'll move on to the next one, but you see how that cuts down on the number of must-haves?
13698  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want a PS3. Am I NUTS? on: April 09, 2008, 03:31:20 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on April 08, 2008, 10:32:21 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 08, 2008, 08:56:44 PM

If you're underwhelmed by the PS2 library of games I don't think there's any hope for you in this hobby. slywink

+1...

Well, I'm really talking about PS2 exclusives only, and I don't have the time commitment to jump into a lot of RPGs (I'm going to try Kingdom Hearts and Dragon Quest, but, frankly, the FF series is too overwhelming and everything else just adds too much time).  I'm trying to start at the beginning of series like GoW, Sly, Jak, Ratchet, etc., and I'm sure I'll play more in those series, but I was expecting to be far more overloaded than I am.
13699  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: You think people hate EA now? on: April 09, 2008, 03:27:28 AM

Quote from: The Grue on April 08, 2008, 10:40:21 PM

Quote from: kathode on April 08, 2008, 02:19:55 PM

Quote from: Ridah on April 08, 2008, 05:13:27 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on April 08, 2008, 04:55:39 AM

Can I have this guys job?  I want to make a ton of money spewing bullshit out my ass like he does.

He does more than that, he's an analyst and those people have a big effect on how investors act. I don't know why you guys are attacking him so much he only pointed out the possibility of it happening and even says it most likely won't.

Because the possibility is so remote that the only reason to bring it up is to try and drum up press for yourself.

Is there a smiley where he puts his index finger on his nose?

13700  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection for Wii on: April 09, 2008, 03:17:08 AM

Quote from: Lee on April 09, 2008, 02:02:55 AM

Pretty neat game. The controls are very responsive and it feels almost natural shaking the remote to push the table. Only compliant is that some of the more complicated tables like Whirlwind look like crap.

Yeah, I found Whirlwind to be a little overwhelming because of it, too.

13701  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I want a PS3. Am I NUTS? on: April 08, 2008, 08:55:03 PM

Quote from: rickfc on April 08, 2008, 06:08:33 PM

I don't think you're nuts, POO Tongue...I've been looking at the PS3 more closely now that the HD disc format war is over.  As far as games are concerned, there aren't that many games that interest me now or in the immediate future.  However, my wife and I would like to get a Blu Ray player this year, the PS3 is the only one, as far as I know, with upgradeable firmware and it's on par, price-wise, with most current standalone players.

I think I'll wait until the end of the year to see if there are going to be any further price cuts.

The death of HD-DVD is what lead me to buying a PS3 just last week.  I knew there weren't a lot of games I wanted for it, but I was surprised at how few there really are.

I thought there would be a TON of PS2 games I'd want, but I'm underwhelmed there, too.  None the less, there are some that I will play through, so I'm glad I tracked down a 60GB.
13702  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Play with pii on your Wii on: April 08, 2008, 08:52:32 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on April 08, 2008, 08:35:17 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on April 08, 2008, 08:23:29 PM

BTW, I think this belonged in an Apr. 1 post.

Well yeah, that was the first thing I checked but it would take all the fun out of it if I announced that right away.

Here's the rest of their "April" products.

One of their April Fool's products was so popular, they made it for real.  Be sure to check out the 8-bit tie.  I only wish it weren't clip-on, but it made for a great Halloween costume.
13703  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horrible design choices in otherwise great games on: April 08, 2008, 05:03:58 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 08, 2008, 04:33:58 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 08, 2008, 03:48:51 PM

The escort mission in Brute Force is one that comes to mind for me; level was far too small to be used for such a mission. Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, many of the levels in Brute Force fit into the category of game ruiners.  icon_confused

Fixed that up for ya.

Double fixed.
13704  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Where can I find a copy of Ico? on: April 07, 2008, 10:00:28 PM
Thanks for the help, everyone.  I actually tracked one down in a Gamestop in surprisingly good condition, with the manual and cover for under $18.  It was only a twenty minute drive, too, and I was willing to go as much as an hour away.

Woohoo!  I'll start tonight.
13705  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 rumble this week on: April 07, 2008, 02:33:37 PM
It drives me nuts that the controller won't charge with the console off, but I guess I like that it's not using power when off better than that convenience.

Will it charge if plugged into the 360?  Didn't the 360 controller charge while "off"? 
13706  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/7) on: April 07, 2008, 02:28:39 PM
Maybe Baroque for Wii, but probably not. 
13707  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 rumble this week on: April 06, 2008, 09:41:26 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 06, 2008, 07:38:05 PM

Quote from: Windows95 on April 06, 2008, 02:07:10 PM

Gotta say, even without the rumble effect, I like the weight of the controller.  The original design just felt too light.

Agreed. That's my main reason why I like the DS3 over the 6A design - the controller doesn't feel like it's made from some toy shop in China.

No kidding.  I've only had my Six Axis for a few days.  When I switched to the Dual Shock 3, I had a few moments where I said, "Wait, was this rumbling?"  It felt so natural that I hadn't even noticed the change.
13708  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Deca Sports (Wii) on: April 06, 2008, 03:23:32 PM
Is anyone else concerned that this is a Hudson title?  Their Wii titles include/are Wing Island, Fishing Master and Bomberman Land.  I actually liked Fishing Master, but from all accounts the other two are not good.
13709  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thief 4? on: April 06, 2008, 03:19:35 PM
Thief may be my single favorite series of all time that I've never actually finished more than one game for.

I came really close on the last one, but I kept waiting for 360 BC to be good for it, and it just never happened.
13710  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any interest in GRID? on: April 05, 2008, 07:05:07 PM
As an extension of the Race Driver series, is this going to have a story mode?

Some of the videos seemed to allow for the possibility, but none of the descriptions mention it at all.
13711  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: April 05, 2008, 02:51:42 PM

Quote from: Hrothgar on April 05, 2008, 04:50:35 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 05, 2008, 12:00:31 AM

Quote from: Chaz on April 04, 2008, 10:12:38 PM

I am not in a band.  If I was, I would tell you about it.  I am in a classical choir in the Cambridge area called Musica Sacra, but I suspect getting classical choir music in the game is a losing proposition.

Can you guys do "Radar Love"?
They had Radar Love in the 80's pack.  Of course, it was the White Lion version.

Then they didn't really have "Radar Love."  There are only two versions that are any good.  Golden Earing and Musica Sacra.
13712  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Burnout Paradise : DEMO IMPRESSIONS! (newfangled poll too!) on: April 05, 2008, 12:09:27 AM
Criterion has announced they are making major changes to the game over the next year. 

Here's the blurb (from GamesRadar):
Quote
Criterion says that three updates it has in the works will "transform Paradise over the coming year."

These updates will be so significant, Criterion says, that giving them the usual numbered names just isn't enough.

"You may have noticed us referring to our future new content by codenames. Just to clarify - you'll see them in this order 'Cagney', then 'Davis' and then 'Eastwood'," teases Criterion.

It goes on to boast: "What we're working on now goes way beyond conventional content updates, so we figured the usual 1.1, 1.2 version numbers didn't do it justice.

"We will TRANSFORM Paradise over the coming year," it adds promisingly, saying that it plans to reveal all as soon as possible.

"We want to tell you what we're making and why. We want to know what you think and you better believe we're listening to what you have to say," reads the official site.

Exciting, isn't it? You may have smashed through all the billboards and unlocked every car, but don't swap your Burnout Paradise disc just yet.


And yes, Calvin, I am hoping that the line about listening to what we have to say (which is in direct contrast to what they'd said before) will mean that race restarts will be part of the major changes.  Also, a more traditional crash mode.

Of course, they sound like they're adding some other cool things as well.

This has the potential to be one of the greatest racing games ever made, instead of the divisive one it is now.
13713  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rock Band Impressions! on: April 05, 2008, 12:00:31 AM

Quote from: Chaz on April 04, 2008, 10:12:38 PM

I am not in a band.  If I was, I would tell you about it.  I am in a classical choir in the Cambridge area called Musica Sacra, but I suspect getting classical choir music in the game is a losing proposition.

Can you guys do "Radar Love"?
13714  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 rumble this week on: April 04, 2008, 10:05:08 PM
By the way, it's in stores now.

I have one charging.
13715  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hot Shots Golf: OOB Swing Method on: April 04, 2008, 04:55:24 PM
I'm curious to know what the favored swing method is.  I'm leaning toward the old style myself.  It's too hard to gage with the advanced method, IMO.  However, there's a more natural feel to the new style, and I'm sure with practice it could be good.

It seems the power ratings and such change based on which method you choose.  Anyone notice how much this affects gameplay?
13716  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shouldn't employees of game stores know a little about their industry? on: April 04, 2008, 04:47:49 PM
Damnit Damnit Damn
Damn Damn Damn Damn Damnit Damn
My calendar's off
13717  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shouldn't employees of game stores know a little about their industry? on: April 04, 2008, 03:58:15 PM
Good one, Gratch, but today is not the day.
13718  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SOCOM PS3 coming Sept 16 on: April 04, 2008, 05:08:39 AM

Quote from: Turtle on April 04, 2008, 04:20:55 AM

Just got my EGM and noticed a really cool use of the motion controls in the upcoming SOCOM.  Basically, they have a variable lean feature, where how far you tilt the controller is how far you lean left or right.  This way they don't need to add an arbitrary snap to cover system, as people can park themselves anywhere behind cover, and lean out just as far as they need.  And yes, there'll be tilt sensitivity optiona, including the ability to just turn it off.

Being able to turn it off is a good thing.  I find that when there's leaning in a Wii game, I'm leaning by default, just in the way I hold the nunchuck.
13719  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shouldn't employees of game stores know a little about their industry? on: April 04, 2008, 01:43:36 AM

Quote from: DragonFyre on April 03, 2008, 09:36:51 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 03, 2008, 03:46:45 PM

I think you're missing the all-important #-3, the not at all "hot girl" employee.  The stores around me seem to have a ton of these.  At least they know their gaming better.

Those tend to fall into categories #1 and #2. :-) I don't think those categories are gender-specific.

Good point.

Quote from: semiconscious on April 03, 2008, 09:38:47 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 03, 2008, 09:27:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 03, 2008, 03:46:45 PM

I think you're missing the all-important #-3, the not at all "hot girl" employee.  The stores around me seem to have a ton of these.  At least they know their gaming better.

I have asked at four Gamestops this week about the impending Dual Shock 3 release.  One guy didn't know what I was talking about.  Another guy said, "I'm not sure.  Last I heard was May" and wasn't surprised that it might be this week.  The jackass I bought my refurb PS3 from actually said, "You have to wait 'til June."  I asked if he was sure, he said, "Yep.  Absolutely." (He's also one of those types who would tell me about his WoW character's hatred of the PS3)  When I called a store and the non-hottie (or "nottie"!  HAhahahaHA!  It's in that Paris Hilton movie.  That's quality comedy), she said, "I haven't seen it yet.  Try back, it's coming."  Love her.

Oh, I forgot to mention that when I bought the PS3, I had them boot it to make sure it worked.  They entered some stuff and got to my screen name.  I told them Bullwinkle.  The guy stared at me with his one good eye.  I explained that I'd been Bullwinkle since the first time I played Minesweeper on a shared office computer way back when.  He then launched into a monologue about how he hates that show.  The only good thing about it is that it came on late at night and he could leave it on to fall asleep.

On what planet is it a good idea to directly insult something that a customer clearly holds dear, using it as a screen name, and by the transitive property, insult the customer himself?  I'm sorry my screen name wasn't R0Xr7 or something.  Sheesh.

not a good sales tactic, maybe - but far preferable to fawning, & kinda refreshing in it's honesty smile ...

Yeah, I would normally feel the same way, but this guy was negative about everything.
13720  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Shouldn't employees of game stores know a little about their industry? on: April 03, 2008, 09:27:28 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 03, 2008, 03:46:45 PM

I think you're missing the all-important #-3, the not at all "hot girl" employee.  The stores around me seem to have a ton of these.  At least they know their gaming better.

I have asked at four Gamestops this week about the impending Dual Shock 3 release.  One guy didn't know what I was talking about.  Another guy said, "I'm not sure.  Last I heard was May" and wasn't surprised that it might be this week.  The jackass I bought my refurb PS3 from actually said, "You have to wait 'til June."  I asked if he was sure, he said, "Yep.  Absolutely." (He's also one of those types who would tell me about his WoW character's hatred of the PS3)  When I called a store and the non-hottie (or "nottie"!  HAhahahaHA!  It's in that Paris Hilton movie.  That's quality comedy), she said, "I haven't seen it yet.  Try back, it's coming."  Love her.

Oh, I forgot to mention that when I bought the PS3, I had them boot it to make sure it worked.  They entered some stuff and got to my screen name.  I told them Bullwinkle.  The guy stared at me with his one good eye.  I explained that I'd been Bullwinkle since the first time I played Minesweeper on a shared office computer way back when.  He then launched into a monologue about how he hates that show.  The only good thing about it is that it came on late at night and he could leave it on to fall asleep.

On what planet is it a good idea to directly insult something that a customer clearly holds dear, using it as a screen name, and by the transitive property, insult the customer himself?  I'm sorry my screen name wasn't R0Xr7 or something.  Sheesh.
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