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Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby Shipley » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:15 pm

Isthmus/The Daily Page resident geek is going to stand in the rain from 10 PM to Midnight tonight to buy a video game he can't play until the next day since he has work in the morning. Gears Of War 2 is $59.99 for adults and comes with a free toy tank that an adult really shouldn't be seen playing with. Cold hot dogs will be served out of the trunk of his girlfriend's car.

Come join in the fun!
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:18 pm

You had me at cold hot dogs.
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby Shipley » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:24 pm

Then be on the lookout for a dented hyundai with a bike rack on the west side my friend.
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:56 pm

You're right, this hype is definitely alluring. Maybe I should have mentioned the meatballs too.
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby fisticuffs » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:59 pm

What about Lutefisk-balls?
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:02 pm

fisticuffs wrote:What about Lutefisk-balls?

Mashups are good for house beats and Britney Spears. Not so much for lye-soaked Scandinavian piscatorial oddities.
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby Shipley » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:33 pm

Oh yeah, you get one of these bad boys for buying at midnight.
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby jammybastard » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:09 pm

I've had it for 3 weeks now, good game, have fun.

BTW - How do you figure you deserve the title
"Isthmus/The Daily Page resident geek"?
Not that I want it, but that's a bit presumptuous.
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby Bunny Chow » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:58 pm

Shipley has a girlfriend? I thought that was a cat.

I need glasses.
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby Shipley » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:19 pm

jammybastard wrote:I've had it for 3 weeks now, good game, have fun.

BTW - How do you figure you deserve the title
"Isthmus/The Daily Page resident geek"?
Not that I want it, but that's a bit presumptuous.


The post is satire and unlike my comrade Kyle, I have no clever column title to run as a header. My TDP articles have been about punching Super Mario, playing a plastic guitar, sitting behind Johnny Depp quietly for 12 hours, and dressing up as a zombie not once but TWICE on says that were not Halloween. If that doesn't earn me the geek title I don't know what does.

I was called "The Game Guru" once and I like that, but I wouldn't be so pompous as to say I'm a guru of anything.

As for having the game for 3 weeks now...
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby depinmad » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:36 pm

wait, what was the satire part again?
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby Shipley » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:40 pm

well, I kinda was making fun of this...
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby jammybastard » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:46 pm

Shipley wrote:
As for having the game for 3 weeks now...
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Ummm....
Modded 360, Rapidshare Prem acct, and membership to warezbb.
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby Shipley » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:44 am

I bought the limited edition, got a free t-shirt, free hat, free gold hammerburst code, free flashback map pack, free gold lancer code...

they didn't have the Centaur tanks in yet, they'll be coming this weekend.

Not nearly as fun a the Halo 3 launch, but far more profitable.

Yr modded 360 still have Live? I can't imagine owning that system and not having access to the network. nevermind the whole 'stealing is wrong! lol" thing.
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Re: Join Zac Shipley at Best Buy for Gears Of War 2

Postby jammybastard » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:05 am

Shipley wrote:
Yr modded 360 still have Live? .


yes. I have 2 Live accts...here's my main one:
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The mod involves flashing the firmware on the DVD drive, and it's not detectable by Live because Live doesn't scan your firmware.
What it does scan is your saved games, so if you are going to play something ahead of the release date you need to create an alt profile (non-live) and not play the MP mode.
That way if and then the ban hammer comes down it nukes that one, and not your primary Live acct.

I still buy games, but I demo a lot more ahead of time so I don't blow my hard earned ducats on a crappy game or one with little replay value.

You can buy a pre modded system or send your system to someone to do it. While it's not hard to do I didn't flash mine, I had a friend do it.

Resources...
ioffer.com.

"Hacking the Xbox 360 for Dummies"
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