The Sun'll Come Out...

As gamers, we're an obsessive lot. We usually know about an upcoming game from the day its development is announced. We analyze and critique screenshots. We participate in beta testing, both open and closed. Some of us have probably even spent more hours playing a game before its release than those purchasing it ever will. We know what "gone gold" means and use it to help adjust our monthly budgets. Perhaps the most obsessive act of all of this is our fundamental need to own the game the moment it's available for sale. We've been waiting for the game for, sometimes, years. One would think that allowing the game an extra day or two for shipping and retail logistics wouldn't be very difficult. I'm just as guilty as everyone else showing up on Tuesday, pretending to casually ask, "So...when is [brand spanking new game] coming out?" even though I know full well the actual minute it was supposedly released and which regions of the continent have already reported physical sightings in stores.

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Excellent

Bravo!

This should have been on the T-Shirt.

Well done Sway!

First Class.

Brilliant! Is that supposed to be Elysium in the picture?

And the gamer's retort:

I know you have one in the back,
So give it over you loathesome hack!
I yell as I shuffle toward the door,
In your parent's basement you'll live, ever more!

WOW....

I agree with Mateo, this should be on the T-Shirt. That is just classic...

hahaha!

Pure genius, Sway. Genius.

Printed and now posted in my store.

Genius. The rest of us should just go home now and build small tasteful shrines.

Brilliant! Is that supposed to be Elysium in the picture?

Not unless I'm retaining water, and by water I mean a lake.

Dr. Suess would be proud.

So would Shakespeare.
Well done.

Outstanding job Sway. And this is why I avoid EB -- the guys that work at the store by my work are pretty much reciting this word for word, except they look like they should be working in a seedy music store.

I think I'll get some iron tansfer paper and make a shirt of this and stand otu front of EB this weekend

These just keep getting better and better! I'm suprised some goons from GameSpy haven't showed up at Sway's door to "convince" him to work for them. Although if they paid him in beer, it probably wouldn't take much convincing.

Posted today on Gamers With Jobs,
Where many a geek and fanboi hobnobs,
Sway abondoned prose,
for something that flows,
and basically called us snobs.

Although with Sway I must agree,
Shopkeepers say the same to me,
To them I say,
"You'll rue the day!"
I never went back to EB.

hubbinsd wrote:
Brilliant! Is that supposed to be Elysium in the picture?

And the gamer's retort:

I know you have one in the back,
So give it over you loathesome hack!
I yell as I shuffle toward the door,
In your parent's basement you'll live, ever more!

Wow. You guys rock

Wow, that poem was very well put together. I work in a GameStop, and couldn't have said it better.

That was utterly fantastic.

A tear, I say. A lone tear, springing forth from my eye.

Instant, instant classic.

Excellent stuff. I enjoyed that immensely!

I really love this place! A mere 800 registered people here just tells you that there's about 6 bilion other people missing out on fantastic stuff.

But how many of the 6 billion are jackasses?

Naw, I guess they're still busy playing online games on the Dreamcast. That's what the commercials said over here!

Excellent well done... I can see that getting around the internet and quickly

So um...when does GTA IV come out?

Um? Is there a reason you revived a 3.5 year-old thread to ask an unrelated question?

It's an awesome comic, I don't mind seeing it again

So Halo 2 comes out tomorrow? I hope it's good. Can't wait to see the ending!

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Um? Is there a reason you revived a 3.5 year-old thread to ask an unrelated question?

And yet I can still see kids going into the store asking for a game that's not been released yet. Adults do it all the time in movie stores for movies that have come out the week before. Now why in your wildest dreams would you think a movie that is IN THE THEATERS RIGHT NOW would be on DVD in the Rental Store at the same time? Idiots.