Kinda like a whore. You kill her to get your money back.. and them gamers can socialize and talk about games ,.... and make friends game are great
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User avatar #16 - stijnverheye (05/04/2013) [-]
and them gamers can socialize and talk about games ,.... and make friends
#37 to #16 - JohnE (05/04/2013) [-]
Maybe it's just me, but I think it's a little awkward to try and talk to a stranger just because you're at the same place/doing the same thing.
Maybe it's just me, but I think it's a little awkward to try and talk to a stranger just because you're at the same place/doing the same thing.
User avatar #41 to #37 - fosforgasxiii (05/04/2013) [-]
You don't have many friends, do you?
That's exactly how you're supposed to make friends.
User avatar #123 to #41 - JohnE (05/04/2013) [-]
I have like, 9. One of which I see outside of class every few weeks.
User avatar #69 to #16 - wittypotato (05/04/2013) [-]
'Socialize'? I don't know that spell.
User avatar #17 to #16 - toughactintinactin (05/04/2013) [-]
What are these "Friends" you speak off? Can i kill them for the experience and take their gear?
User avatar #18 to #17 - stijnverheye (05/04/2013) [-]
sure you can , but dont be fooled . when caught, free buttsex will be the price you will have to pay
User avatar #19 to #18 - toughactintinactin (05/04/2013) [-]
I'll just wear my chastity belt of virginity, it adds +5 to anal defenses.
User avatar #20 to #19 - stijnverheye (05/04/2013) [-]
+5 will not stop a huge black penis with a base hit of +9999
#22 to #20 - toughactintinactin (05/04/2013) [-]
Hopefully spamming the weak point will give me a chance to escape
Hopefully spamming the weak point will give me a chance to escape
User avatar #26 to #22 - stijnverheye (05/04/2013) [-]
that when the prison bars make their intro , you wont be able to escape
#32 to #26 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Tyrone used arena trap
User avatar #47 to #17 - dayasalion (05/04/2013) [-]
not only will you gain experience and gear, but if you become close enough with one and then kill him you get the mangekyou sharingan
#194 to #17 - kamusioso (05/05/2013) [-]
Well...
Well...
User avatar #120 to #17 - derpycheezenizle (05/04/2013) [-]
>friends you speak off
>you speak off
>speak off
>off
#195 to #120 - telamatoes (05/05/2013) [-]
I love speaking off before I go to bed. Tires me out so I fall asleep easier.
User avatar #101 to #17 - ineedturtles (05/04/2013) [-]
i bet they have some good loot...
#30 - zekeon ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
Back in joplin Missouri, many a year ago, my local game store was called GameXchange.

It was the epitome of service, not only try before you buy set up smartly (front of the store, they hand you a disc but keep the case,) but it also had a frequent customer card. If you spent $30 or more in a visit, the card would get stamped depending on how much you spent (so if you spent 60 it would get stamped twice.) After you stamped it 8 times, you got a game that was $20 or less for free. Besides that, they had excellent people working there, all people that you could tell they knew what they were talking about if x game had better mechanics than y game. Furthermore, the store was set up with tall shelves with the cases on them, shelves sorted by console sub-sorted alphabetically.

Sadly, not long before I left, GameXchange got under new management and became "Gamewire" or something. It was still the best place in town, but the "try before you buy" was gone and they changed the card to only be able to stamp once per visit and only if you spent $40 or more.

I haven't found anywhere that was nearly the same quality.
User avatar #53 to #30 - ChristopherLloyd (05/04/2013) [-]
i live in Kansas City MO, and its snowed here in may. wtf
User avatar #134 to #53 - captainobvios (05/04/2013) [-]
Yeah that was really weird
#73 to #30 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
I think there was one in Bend Oregon when i went there a couple years ago. I almost had to be air lifted to the hospital after i collapsed from pure awesomeness.
User avatar #105 to #30 - guymandude (05/04/2013) [-]
Aww that sucks. Here in CT GameXchange is going really strong. We used to have only 1 in the state but people have been getting behind them and ditching GameStop. Now we have 6, and one just moved in a mile down the street from me. That place is great. I'm going to buy a Dreamcast from them once I get the chance.
#110 to #30 - brettyoke (05/04/2013) [-]
So if they hand you the CD and keep the case, the game becomes worthless and nobody would ever want to steal it, right?
#141 to #30 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
My gameXchange down here in arkansas quit this too.
User avatar #144 to #30 - megusters (05/04/2013) [-]
If it makes you feel any better, take a trip down to CT, we have like 3 or 4 gameXchanges here, and I plan to work at the one in orange.
#180 to #30 - pootington (05/04/2013) [-]
Goodnight, sweet prince.
User avatar #49 to #30 - yellowseed (05/04/2013) [-]
I live in Arkansas, and we have those out here, too.
Ours got shut down for months one time because people were stealing new games from the Wal-Mart right across the parking lot, and re-selling them there - and GameXchange was in on it too. They recently re-opened under new management though.
#75 to #49 - takkun (05/04/2013) [-]
Which town? I lived in Siloam Springs, Fayetteville, and Rogers, and I thiink I know which one you're talking about.
#80 to #75 - yellowseed (05/04/2013) [-]
I live in Alma, but this was in Van Buren, y'know, right next to Fort Smith.
I live in Alma, but this was in Van Buren, y'know, right next to Fort Smith.
#100 to #30 - aerosol ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
yfw
User avatar #44 to #30 - psykojet (05/04/2013) [-]
Dude, I remember Game-X-Change. The ones here in OKC got bought out by GameStop.
#46 to #44 - zekeon ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
I feel for you man.
#155 to #44 - chiopet (05/04/2013) [-]
OH YEAH OKC
#10 - platapus (05/04/2013) [-]
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#9 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Thereby eliminating the mistake of buying unfinished EA games, less butthurt consumers, the degrading sales of poor games will cause "DLC" to finally be put back into the finished product, thereby leaving "DLC" to become what it once used to be: Additional textures and a few extra maps.
#113 - cammyT (05/04/2013) [-]
the owner
User avatar #79 - rocksteady (05/04/2013) [-]
Ok so to all the people saying, "Why doesn't everyone do this?!" or "This is how all video game stores should be!"

I was a Store Manager for Gamecrazy, and a District Manager for Gamestop. This is the worst idea you can possibly have in a game store. Why?

1. People will play them, not buy them.
2. The store turns into "The spot to hang out at." Oppose to popular belief this makes companies lose money, no, it does not create loyal repeating customers, no, they do not spend more money over time because you made your store so fun to hang out in. In the retail world your perfect customer enters your store looks for 3 minutes you sell them something, they leave and come back soon.
3. You are ruining your merchandise. You may have to open a new copy of a game, or wear out an old copy.
4. The time it takes away from the employees other duties is huge, and that's not why we pay them. The customer will need you to put the game in for them half the time, does it end there? Oh no, it really never ends, "Um can you turn up the volume please, because I can't figure it out." "How do I get past this part." "Can I try another game." "Where do I save at." Sounds stupid? You have no idea, trust me.
5. It increases return rate. "Hey Joe, if you don't like the game just return it, hell they don't care they let you stroll right in and play them for free anyway."

I was around during the "Try Before You Buy" phase, and I was around after. The sad truth is that people often have a false sense of entitlement, so companies like Gamestop try to run a tight ship; however, they know that they are going to often brake their own rules for that fat stay-at-home mom who demands to "Try Before You Buy" or return a broken game even thought she refused to by the 1 dollar warranty, because she is screaming and yelling.

One day I visited one of my "Try Before You Buy" stores, and I found a young black kid alone there. His dad was using it as a free "Day Care."
#136 to #79 - garymotherfingoak (05/04/2013) [-]
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well poop...
#152 to #79 - freemonkeyballs (05/04/2013) [-]
Well a simple solution would just be a 20 minute limit per customer.
User avatar #193 to #152 - hahahahah (05/05/2013) [-]
Gamestop had that, it didn't work.
#130 to #79 - Weekendman (05/04/2013) [-]
You are just a big pile of ruin-my-day.
User avatar #131 to #130 - rocksteady (05/04/2013) [-]
Never fear, companies now are opening places where you can play any game you want just like the picture above, but you have to pay 10 bucks an hour or whatever.
#133 to #131 - Weekendman (05/04/2013) [-]
Well that makes it slightly better. But nonetheless try-before-you-buy is an amazing concept. Too bad people are assholes who don't know how to respect such great things.
#84 to #79 - HOLYCARP (05/04/2013) [-]
Obviously there is a lack of rules for this.

Rules:
1. Can only play one game for max 30 min.
2. See above.
3. Use one disc for a game customer wants to try (store copy), you have to put it in for them so they don't scratch it. Or merely just have all your stock as digital. Easier.
4. Digital copies it is.
5. See all above.

If they want to play longer, charge extra.

Real simple stuff, why does NO ONE EVER eat there vegetables?
User avatar #88 to #84 - rocksteady (05/04/2013) [-]
I'm going to copy paste what I just said again.

(Your so called Rule 1.)The sad truth is that people often have a false sense of entitlement, so companies like Gamestop try to run a tight ship; however, they know that they are going to often brake their own rules for that fat stay-at-home mom who demands to "Try Before You Buy" or return a broken game even thought she refused to by the 1 dollar warranty, because she is screaming and yelling.

(Your so called Rule 3.) The time it takes away from the employees other duties is huge, and that's not why we pay them. The customer will need you to put the game in for them half the time, does it end there? Oh no, it really never ends, "Um can you turn up the volume please, because I can't figure it out." "How do I get past this part." "Can I try another game." "Where do I save at." Sounds stupid? You have no idea, trust me.

The amount of steps it takes Gamestop to obtain the rights to have a digital copy is more words then allowed in the remaining character count. As my VP has said, "Its a lot of man hours for little pay off."

I know you think without experience or education you just found the answer, and how could you have not, because as you put it "Real simple stuff." But for the answers I have already given, "Try Before You Buy" has no advantage and all the draw backs.
#94 to #88 - rockyshand (05/04/2013) [-]
You keep saying "that's not what we pay them for" but if you engage in the "try before you buy" these things become an employee's duty. Regardless of how you feel it "takes away from other duties". Other than the flaws you point out are plausible.
User avatar #97 to #94 - rocksteady (05/04/2013) [-]
No.

When I eat at McDonald's sometimes I have to wipe my face with a napkin, but if they sold me the food they engaged in the "Me eating fast food." these things become an employee's duty. So they must walk over and wipe my face for me every time I get a little something on my face.

People do not decide the employee's duty. The employer decides the employees duty.

#99 to #97 - rockyshand (05/04/2013) [-]
Your company provides the "try before you buy" service therefore it is your employee's responsibility to upkeep that service. You cannot say it is not a duty, when it's a service you provide.
User avatar #102 to #99 - rocksteady (05/04/2013) [-]
Rockshand, It's sad you are having such a hard time understanding this, but you are proving my point 10 fold on why companies like Gamestop and Wallmart stopped the, "Try Before You Buy."

"Try Before You Buy" is defined by the employer.

If the employer decides that "Try Before You Buy" is defined by an employee allowing the customer to try 1 game per visit on there own without help by said employee on: "television settings, walkthroughs, options, and game saves." Then that is exactly what a "Try Before You Buy" is, and anything out of that definition is cutting into another duty predetermined and planned by my District Office and Payroll.

Then you stroll in, and say, "Hey, its your job to do all this **** I want, because you are letting me 'Try Before You Buy.' When in fact its not a duty

Just because you want something doesn't mean you are entitled to it.
User avatar #112 to #102 - guymandude (05/04/2013) [-]
What rockyshand is saying though, which you seem to be having a hard time with, is that if the employer says "we have a Try-Before-You-Buy policy. Now, if a person trying a game needs assistance, then it is your responsibility to provide it for them. This includes: putting in the disc, changing the volume, and if they can't navigate the menu, then get them through so they can begin playing. Only one game can be played at a time - if a customer asks to try another, kindly inform him that he cannot." then the "wasted time" you describe wouldn't be wasted at all, since it is part of their job description. However, if there is simply the Try a Game policy without any component detailing that the employee is required to help the customer, then you are correct in that assisting the customer in these ways would be wasting time.

I never worked in a "Try-Before-You-Buy" store, but it seems to me that the best course of action would be to charge a small fee, such as $5/hour. It would prevent SOME (not all) abuse of the system.
#115 to #112 - rockyshand (05/04/2013) [-]
Thank you for understanding my point.
User avatar #118 to #115 - zight (05/04/2013) [-]
i think the whole reason for this argument is because both their names start with rock. "As stubborn as a rock"
User avatar #125 to #118 - guymandude (05/04/2013) [-]
you clever bastard
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User avatar #119 to #112 - rocksteady (05/04/2013) [-]
No. I understood Rockshand perfectly.

#94 to #88 - rockyshand (56 minutes ago) [-]
You keep saying "that's not what we pay them for" but if you engage in the "try before you buy" these things become an employee's duty. Regardless of how you feel it ****"takes away from other duties". Other than the flaws you point out are plausible.

Rockyshad was defining the "Try Before You By" on his own free will, denying that there is already a policy and definition in place by the employer. Even more dramatic denying that the owner can choose based on how he feels it should be.

I know you want to swoop in put 100 words in someone else's mouth and redefine what he said, that's fine and very kind of you; nonetheless, it was this exact same problem that led to people ignoring the large printed polices and procedures poster right in front of them during the early 2000 "Try Before You Buy" phase. Along with the employee explaining to anyone who's new to the "Try Before You Buy" phase; in fact, it was mandatory that every employee had to great you with "Welcome to Gamestop, have you played here before?" Before you even spoke, so they could rattle off the "Try Before You By" policy.

Irregardless, rockyshand would walk in and say "You can't say a,b, and c are not your duty. You engaged in the "Try Before You Buy," now do these things for me.

Waste of time and money.



User avatar #124 to #119 - guymandude (05/04/2013) [-]
You seem like you're getting kind of hostile, and I'm not sure why. I was just trying to assist the situation because to me, it seems like rockyshand has been saying exactly what I said.
I'm not going to debate you on the flaws of the Try Before You Buy system, because there are a ******** of them, and its a shame that the 5% of people who respect the store enough to go in and play a game with the full intent of purchasing it have to lose privileges because of the 95% of people who are assholes that take advantage of every good thing until it is ruined.
What I am saying is that if I understood rockyshand (and according to him I did), then he is saying that if all of the extraneous side-tasks that come with the policy are clearly outlined by management as requirements of employees, then it is not a waste of time-it is their job. In your scenario, there is only the "Try a Game" policy, with no requirements of employees. As I said before, in that scenario, you are correct in that the system results in a huge waste of resources.



...Also, how did you just say "Irregardless"!?
User avatar #127 to #124 - rocksteady (05/04/2013) [-]
I wasn't hostile, I even called you nice...
User avatar #128 to #127 - guymandude (05/04/2013) [-]
it sounded sarcastic, my bad
User avatar #129 to #128 - rocksteady (05/04/2013) [-]
ir·re·gard·less [ir-i-gahrd-lis] Show IPA
adverb Nonstandard.
regardless.
Origin:
1910–15; ir-2 (probably after irrespective ) + regardless

It's not a word anymore, but it use to be. Now you just say regardless.
#138 to #129 - rockyshand (05/04/2013) [-]
I think guymandude did a great job explaining, and I agree with him. In the situation you imagine you are right, and the situation I was imagining I am correct. The problem was that we assumed, our situations were the same, when in fact they are not. I hope I didn't come off as hostile to you.
User avatar #143 to #138 - rocksteady (05/04/2013) [-]
yeah that's probably true
#2 - zestyfiesta ONLINE (05/03/2013) [-]
Does this store have a "Stick it up your ass, you buy it" policy?
#4 to #2 - angrybarts (05/03/2013) [-]
Yeah, it's in the back but you have to ask for it
#36 to #4 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
why did he had to die?
#132 - getsheadfromdolan (05/04/2013) [-]
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theres a place in ym city called howie's game shack. one half of the building is 4 rows of xbox 360's (they have a lot of games you can play) and then the second half is just computers with WoW, starcraft, LoL adn others. ******* sweet

<--- just the computer half
User avatar #139 to #132 - hitlerlikeslemons (05/04/2013) [-]
You live in Cerritos too?
User avatar #142 to #139 - getsheadfromdolan (05/04/2013) [-]
no phoenix, AZ
User avatar #173 to #142 - rhiaanor (05/04/2013) [-]
WOAHEWOAHWOAHWOAHWOAHWOAHWOAH


WHADDAWHONOW? WE HAVE A PALCE LIEK THAT HERE? HOLY **** I'LL MEET YOU THERE!
User avatar #186 to #132 - Kadzait (05/04/2013) [-]
We have a place like that in Waco, it's called LAN sharks
#192 to #132 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
Korea's got that **** too, its called a PC bang where you can buy food and drinks. oh and only about $1 and hour
#11 - ramerez (05/04/2013) [-]
god damn why cant my video game store be that cool D:
god damn why cant my video game store be that cool D:
User avatar #121 - katiexxlove (05/04/2013) [-]
Hey Gamestop..
hint
#27 - knownoday (05/04/2013) [-]
And then they got robbed, and nobody got to have nice things anymore.
And then they got robbed, and nobody got to have nice things anymore.
User avatar #135 to #27 - awesomeruben (05/04/2013) [-]
yah the person who robbed them
#153 - kernelstack (05/04/2013) [-]
I'm more interested in the story behind this human being...
User avatar #157 to #153 - waffies (05/04/2013) [-]
Dude with long curly hair wearing soccer uniform and long socks? Maybe?
#154 to #153 - pwnfrnzy (05/04/2013) [-]
You sure it's human?
User avatar #177 to #154 - exclamation (05/04/2013) [-]
Unless that store is outta this world!

I am prepared to be shamed.
User avatar #156 to #154 - kernelstack (05/04/2013) [-]
I assume...
#93 - Teeka (05/04/2013) [-]
This place is called Play'n'Trade, and the particular store in the picture is like 3 blocks from my house. Such an awesome place. You can pay to just come in and have LAN parties with your friends. They sell retro games too. Bought Joust for the Atari 2600 for like 4 bucks.
#198 to #93 - amaezin (05/05/2013) [-]
I love play n trade! Far better pricing than Gamestop 11 times out of 10
I love play n trade! Far better pricing than Gamestop 11 times out of 10
#114 to #93 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
those kind of places are the best for video games!
one around my place has videogames from the nes to the 3rd gen consoles plus bluray and dvd movies as well as a whole section for anime and manga stuff
#51 - demjimmies ONLINE (05/04/2013) [-]
Where can I find this glorious store?
Where can I find this glorious store?
#98 to #51 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
up your filthy ass hole
#171 - Nameloc (05/04/2013) [-]
There used to be a local store called "Gamepad" where you paid like $3 for half an hour or $7 for an hour of playing any game on any system.

It was awesome.
Exactly as pictured above.

Yet, all the employees would let their friends play for free.
It's such a small town it took little time until the place closed down because they weren't getting any money.
#189 to #171 - leochick (05/04/2013) [-]
I like the idea, but at the same time doesn't it seem counterproductive to make the hour more expensive than what it would be for buying say 2 half an hour times, I mean that's not usually how things work, and for a reason.
User avatar #197 to #189 - Nameloc (05/05/2013) [-]
They did go out of business for a reason.
As for the fees to play, it was really based off of if you were a member/ friends with a member/ friends with the workers.
Essentially, it was pretty cheap.

The most recent archive of the website is here:
web.archive.org/web/20120102065048/www.gamepadva.com/

Their website was taken down since they couldn't afford to pay for anything anymore.
#188 to #171 - mynicknameisdeath **User deleted account** (05/04/2013) [-]
Why would they charge $3 for half an hour and $7 for 1, if people can just pay a total of $6 for 2 half hours?
User avatar #196 to #188 - Nameloc (05/05/2013) [-]
I think it worked like:
$4 half an hour
$7 an hour

Friend of a member/ member:
$3 half an hour
$6 an hour

Not entirely sure. It was really stupid.
No wonder why they went out of business.
User avatar #111 - nerb (05/04/2013) [-]
Why can't all stores do this? Like gamestop, who knows if the game even works before you buy it.
User avatar #28 - szymonf (05/04/2013) [-]
your local video game store will be out of business in a month
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#7 - anon (05/04/2013) [-]
WHERE WHERE WHAT STORE
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