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Well, at least the weather's nice in Burbank

Several dedicated, or perhaps insane, people hoping to score a PlayStation 3 at launch have started to camp outside a Burbank, California, Best Buy location nearly two weeks before the system's launch date.

A poster on the Cheap Gamer forums who spotted the small crowd outside reports, "I saw about 7 people waiting outside. I went inside and one of the workers told me that they had been there since Monday."

He continued, "The awesome thing was, as I was waiting outside, I saw a bunch of people coming to Best Buy and picking up Gears of War. A few people made some funny remarks. One guy is like, 'I hope you guys brought enough food!' Another one said, 'Where is the line for PS4? Is it on the other side?'"

Flickr member Shogmaster also snapped pictures of the forming line. According to one of the captions from the photos, the man who is first in line "took rest of his vacation days of this year from work to engage in this incredulous endeavor."

While the people at the Burbank Best Buy must wait another eight days, Japanese gamers today get their first taste of PlayStation 3. Stay tuned for coverage of Sony's Japanese launch.

Update: It seems as though the pre-launch lawn chair party outside of Best Buy is over. A pair of Kotakus paid a visit to the Burbank location only to find that the line of lifers had vanished.

According to the story a "blue shirt" relayed, "There were twenty people [in the line up]. They had been here for four days ... they had a rude awakening this morning. The employees told them to leave. Our manager. Our regional manager came over. They wouldn't leave. So they called the cops."

Best Buy posed a sign on its doors informing potential campers that lines will not be tolerated prior to the day of release, which basically means no loitering until the clock strikes 12.

A possible reason for Best Buy to take action against the eager campers is legal liability. Considering that the line activity was on Best Buy property, the company could be held liable for any harm or anguish that may come to the campers.



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?!
By Lazlo Panaflex on 11/10/2006 12:31:42 PM , Rating: 5
You gotta be kidding me...what a waste of vacay time! Get a life, people! ;P




RE: ?!
By Aikouka on 11/10/2006 12:40:18 PM , Rating: 5
Nah, these kinds of ludicrous actions keep the PS3 fanboys off forums and most importantly... DailyTech! At least we can have some sane discussions now without "ZOMGGGGG BLEW-RAYZZZ >>>> HD-SUCK-DVD"

I don't think I could ever do that for anything I wanted. I mean, I may've been refreshing NewEgg and Anandtech for GeForce 8800GTX information, but I was doing that from the comfort of the chair... not the cold, unforgiving BestBuy concrete sidewalk. I wonder if BestBuy will rent some Port-o-potties for these poor people or at least buy some Depends :x.

Now that I think about it... I think it'd be more amusing if someone came with a camper and parked it right in the parking lot. Worst part would be if they conned it as a camping trip for their family :P.


RE: ?!
By ATC on 11/10/2006 3:20:37 PM , Rating: 3
Fanboyism; Define that after reading this: Xbox 360 fans did the same thing last year....no mention....PS3 fans doing it this year.....Holy crap - what losers.


RE: ?!
By Kanti on 11/10/2006 3:44:43 PM , Rating: 2
Good point.


RE: ?!
By retrospooty on 11/10/2006 4:30:32 PM , Rating: 5
"Xbox 360 fans did the same thing last year....no mention....PS3 fans doing it this year.....Holy crap - what losers."

Actually to be fair they are all losers. Anyone to camp out for 2 weeks to buy anything electronic based is a loser. Xbox, PS3, or any other device they are all lame.


RE: ?!
By Suomynona on 11/10/06, Rating: 0
RE: ?!
By poohbear on 11/11/2006 12:42:42 PM , Rating: 2
nobody did this for the geforce 8s.:p


RE: ?!
By retrospooty on 11/11/2006 1:27:21 PM , Rating: 5
I would add that If anyone did this for a Geforce 8, they would also be a loser. Its not the product, its the act that makes you a loser.


RE: ?!
By edge929 on 11/15/2006 3:46:34 PM , Rating: 2
You're assuming that people actually like the Xbox 360....


RE: ?!
By encryptkeeper on 11/10/2006 12:57:31 PM , Rating: 5
What a lie. As if people like this actually have jobs.


RE: ?!
By Malhavoc on 11/10/2006 1:08:38 PM , Rating: 3
The need a job to be able to afford one.


RE: ?!
By encryptkeeper on 11/10/2006 1:36:57 PM , Rating: 5
Or live in their mom's basement.

Or like Dave Chappelle, living with his grandmother in the "When keeping it real goes wrong" sketch.


RE: ?!
By BladeVenom on 11/10/2006 1:38:00 PM , Rating: 1
That is their job. As much as those things will go for on ebay, they plan on retiring early.


RE: ?!
By Lifted on 11/10/06, Rating: 0
RE: ?!
By cubby1223 on 11/10/2006 5:22:48 PM , Rating: 3
So you're saying it's more feasible for someone to collect and return 20,000 bottles in the same amount of time? I don't think so.

Hey, $1,000 for a week is good money. And if you camp out with two buddies, that's $3,000 and a lot of memories.


RE: ?!
By Rollomite on 11/10/2006 5:25:00 PM , Rating: 2
Hey bro, if you know where I can bring home $1K every two weeks for returning bottles, let me know. I'll relocate gladly, and I'll have way more time to game.

Yeah Right.


RE: ?!
By Ralph The Magician on 11/10/06, Rating: -1
RE: ?!
By BladeVenom on 11/10/2006 9:31:59 PM , Rating: 2
Possible, but $10,000 sounds a bit high at least for an average selling price. However, I would guess most will sell for $3,000 to $4,000. Even at that price it's tempting to go out there and join them.


RE: ?!
By Exodus220 on 11/10/2006 2:19:14 PM , Rating: 1
Exactly. This does seem like quite a waste of time. I have been reading reviews for just two of the games and they have not shown that the system is worth buying...at least not for Tony Hawk or Genji. Hopefully Sony does have some games that will merit the purchase of the system or waiting a week in line, but right now (only two games I remind) it isn't looking like those guys are in for too much of a treat.


RE: ?!
By AzureKevin on 11/10/2006 2:59:35 PM , Rating: 2
This is insanely sad. I want to cry for these people, but it would be a waste of tears.


RE: ?!
By AxemanFU on 11/10/2006 5:42:18 PM , Rating: 2
Uberdorks. The supply isn't that short. Guess they can't wait. I also bet more than half of them end up on Ebay within minutes.


RE: ?!
By FITCamaro on 11/10/2006 7:30:48 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously. Must be nice to not have to work and be able to do that. Those of us with a brain will actually continue to contribute to society, go to work, and buy one (if we want to) when doing so doesn't require monstrous acts of stupidity.


Not so strange
By DOSGuy on 11/10/2006 9:37:01 PM , Rating: 2
What these people are doing isn't so strange.

I work for the federal government in tax collections. Almost all of us are contract employees, and every year, in late October or early November, the majority of employees are laid off. Only five members of my team were offered new contracts through the winter, all of whom were visible minorities.

I have $7800 in student loans and no significant prospects for employment until next tax season. How am I going to make payments on my loan until then? Considering that PS3s are auctioning for $1500 to $2000 on eBay, how else am I going to make $1000 in only one week? That's more than I was making as a public servant! I'm seriously considering joining them.




RE: Not so strange
By brystmar on 11/10/2006 11:35:12 PM , Rating: 2
if you're a "gamer", just switch from video games to online poker. most intelligent gamers will be able to make significantly more than $1k/week pretty easily within a few months if they put the same amount of time & practice into poker that they put into their FPS or RTS games. there's always a good game available, always room to improve, it's alot of fun, and you can make a crapload of $$ if you put in the time & effort.

i made the move from FPS to poker after a team of mine dissolved last year, and it's the best move i've ever made. how else can a college student make a consistent $5k/month "working" part-time? ...and the stakes i play at are still considered "small stakes" games! :)


RE: Not so strange
By room200 on 11/11/2006 11:25:30 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
Only five members of my team were offered new contracts through the winter, all of whom were visible minorities.


And therin lies your agenda.


RE: Not so strange
By FITCamaro on 11/11/2006 12:41:44 PM , Rating: 2
You could go back to college and finish that degree. $7800 in student loans is nothing. That was one summer of tuition and room and board for me. I changed majors so I got to play catch up. I have about $60,000($25k federal, $35k private) in loans but it was worth it. I have friends who have $120,000 or more.


RE: Not so strange
By DOSGuy on 11/11/2006 10:21:14 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, it was a lot more than $7800. I've gotten it down to $7800, but I'm going to have to carry it for a while because I'm going to need all of my money to pay my rent and living expenses in the meantime. Selling a PS3 would be a big deal to me in my current situation.

And room200, if you think I mentioned visible minorities because I'm racist or have an agenda, allow me to set your mind at ease. The forum can get a little flame-happy, so I wanted to explain that I'm not unemployed because I'm lazy or stupid, which would invalidate my opinion in the minds of many people here. My manager acknowledges that I collect the most money and handle the most cases, but he has no say in the rehire process. The federal government is an equal opportunity employer and, therefor, has a quota. I didn't get rehired because I'm white. I'm not judging or making a statement about that policy. What I'm saying is that, like many of the people who were waiting in line, I'm a hard working and educated person who happens to need money to pay the bills.

Lining up to get a PS3 in order to pay those bills is not as strange as it might seem. Don't assume that they're fanboys. When I waited in line to pre-purchase a PS3 a few weeks ago, the four people who were in front of me were all university students who needed to sell a PS3 for the money. The mall had two entrances and the people in the other line were let in first (there was no sign advising us where to line up, it was at mall security's discretion), so we got nothing. All of them were determined to try again, even if it meant camping outside of Best Buy to get one on launch day. They're not idiots, they're just strapped for cash. And I'm not a racist, I'm just unemployed. Please don't assume that everyone is a moron or has a hidden agenda.


RE: Not so strange
By Ard on 11/11/2006 10:52:56 PM , Rating: 2
While I won't even begin to get into the greater discussion, I do believe he has a point based on the fact you felt the need to assert that you weren't re-hired "because you are white". Can you prove without a doubt that's why you weren't rehired? Or are you simply making an assumption based on the fact that the few people rehired were minorities? And if that is your assumption, do you have proof that they we're clearly unqualified for the job in comparison to yourself? That, to me, says there's something deeper going on here.

But I digress and, getting back on topic, I have no problem with entrepreneurial spirit. After all, I plan on camping out for about 24 hrs so I can make some cash (not because I need to, since it wouldn't even dent the 120K worth of debt that I'll take on come graduation, but because I see it as a business opportunity). However, camping out for 11 days is ludicrous to say the least. These people, assuming they sell for $2000 (about the avg selling price on eBay right now), would only make $5.30/hr.

The idiots would clearly be better off working a real job during those 11 days if they're that hard up for money. And for those out of work, I'm sure they could easily get a temporary job at a store paying more than $5.30. Bottom-line: there is NO valid reason for camping out for 11 days straight for anything short of the promise of an inane amount of money, sex on tap, or immortality without aging and eBaying a PS3 doesn't fall into one of those categories.


RE: Not so strange
By DOSGuy on 11/12/2006 3:06:41 AM , Rating: 2
I, too, regret the off-topic tangent. As for your question, yes, I can prove it. Our performance is rated by metrics in four different areas. My metrics are higher than the people who are staying. All internal and external competitions have a checkbox to indicate whether or not you are a visible minority so that it can be used in the hiring formula (my manager confirmed this, and it has never been a secret). The fellow who sits across from me assumed that I was staying because I handle three times as many cases and collect three times as much money as he does, answer a lot of his questions, and my performance rating was higher than his. His reaction was priceless when I told him that I wasn't being rehired.

Without getting into details, there are people who are maintaining a 7-12 average who are staying, and at least one non-minority who is 13-35 isn't. (Everyone is "required" to maintain a 10-23 average). The metrics won't come into play until the quota is filled, and with a number of permanent people in the department who can't be laid off or fired, no non-minorities made the cut this winter. The rest of us will be called back in the spring. My deepest apologies for getting so off-topic, and my sincerest hope that this is the end of it.

As for the $5.30 an hour thing, I certainly agree. They lined up way sooner than I intended to. I was making a lot less than a $1000 a week as a public servant, so anything less than a week would be a profit for me. Now I don't have to line up until the day before, but I feel sorry for the people who were sent home.


RE: Not so strange
By johnsonx on 11/12/2006 7:48:12 PM , Rating: 2
You've discovered what Equal Opportunity means in this country, particularly when it comes to higher education and government employment. It means Special Priveledge for Non-Whites. Period. That's all it means, there's nothing Equal about it. I learned this 20 years ago in high school on the day they handed me the list of college scholarships I could apply for based on my reasonably high SAT scores. The list for me was pretty short, but the page also had several much longer lists. Those weren't for me I was told, since I was neither black, nor hispanic, nor american indian, nor anything else. In a similar vein there were charts showing admissions requirements for the state college and university systems showing required GPA vs. SAT scores; again I learned that I'd need to keep my grades far higher than any of the priveledged classes would have with the same SAT scores (or conversely my mostly 'B' grades would have gotten a priveledged minority into college with half my SAT score).

Like many things in life, it's the little things you learn that help you understand the big picture.


RE: Not so strange
By room200 on 11/13/2006 5:22:36 PM , Rating: 2
But do you REALLY understand the "big picture", or do you only care about the "big picture" when it applies to you personally? What was it called when whites were the ones receiving special priveledges? It wasn't equal then, and it isn't equal now. When you walk through the door of any job, do you know what you get as a white person that women and minorities do not...? You get the benefit of the doubt (it goes a long way). It doesn't matter how smart, pretty, enthusiastic, etc. that woman or minority happens to be, you simply are assumed as a white male that you know what you're talking about, what you're doing, or have certain skills, simply by virtue of the fact that you're a white male. It would be wonderful if we could exist in a country/world where everything existed on a level playing field. The simple fact is that we don't. If you're a white male, it easy to claim reverse discrimination based on what you think you know. If you're white and male, nobody expects you to know what daily life is like for Asian, Blacks, Women, Latinos, etc. It wouldn't even be fair to expect you to know it, but what I do ask is that you stop acting like you know what living as a minority entails.

The playing field has never been level, and never will be because of the legacy of racism. It's easy to say "Get over it, I had nothing to do with it" if it didn't directly happen to YOU, but just wait until you get old (and with God's grace, you will), then you will reap what you have sown.


RE: Not so strange
By CascadingDarkness on 11/13/2006 7:30:38 PM , Rating: 2
While everything you said is very true. I will point out the line in my opinion . The problems you describe are personal feelings, influences. What he described was government policy. They are too very different things. You are very right though when you say things will never be equal.

I admit I am a speciesist. I hate all of humanity in general, and equally.


RE: Not so strange
By dwalton on 11/13/2006 3:56:45 PM , Rating: 2
"Almost all of us are contract employees, and every year, in late October or early November, the majority of employees are laid off. Only five members of my team were offered new contracts through the winter, all of whom were visible minorities....

I wanted to explain that I'm not unemployed because I'm lazy or stupid, which would invalidate my opinion in the minds of many people here. My manager acknowledges that I collect the most money and handle the most cases, but he has no say in the rehire process. The federal government is an equal opportunity employer and, therefor, has a quota. I didn't get rehired because I'm white."

Did you ever considered that the reason the five people were retained because they required lesser compensation? Its a well established and documented fact that minorities make less than their white counterparts. The gov't might have chose to keep the cheaper employess and not because of a quota. Almost all employers are equal opportunity employers, which is no way means they make use of quota systems.

"I'm a hard working and educated person who happens to need money to pay the bills."

So are most people and most of us would either have avoided seasonal work or saved money to pay our bills during off season.


PS3
By Kilim on 11/10/2006 12:35:05 PM , Rating: 5
Ah, it is going to be so sad. At my store, Gamestop, I have noticed parents are finally getting clued in to the new systems coming out. Poor things are asking about and I do tell them, "Sorry miss but there is no chance til after christmas, it is not worth trying."

I hope they listen to me. Save themsleves alot of trouble. I hope little timmy isn't a crier parents, cuz he ain't getting what he wants.

BTW, most stores should have gotten their PS3 displays by now.




RE: PS3
By encryptkeeper on 11/10/2006 12:58:21 PM , Rating: 2
What about the Wii displays?


RE: PS3
By Kilim on 11/10/2006 1:16:58 PM , Rating: 3
Not yet for my store, i have no rep. Most stores do though, however nintendo does not want to tether (sp?) the controller, and to keep some lameass from stealing it, which we all know would happen. We have to keep the controller behind the counter and get your ID to check it out.

I know this angers people, but we have to do so since nintendo refuses to secure the controller to the display and I know they will get stolen quickly if left on the sale floor.


RE: PS3
By encryptkeeper on 11/10/2006 1:35:08 PM , Rating: 2
No biggie, at least that lessens the line for waiting to play.


RE: PS3
By encryptkeeper on 11/10/2006 1:41:17 PM , Rating: 2
I figure they'll have to tether it though, it will get just too annoying trying to keep track of everyone's ID. What's available to play on it?


RE: PS3
By Kilim on 11/10/2006 2:20:39 PM , Rating: 2
excite truck, and a couple of of programs, like create a character and demo's of the interface.


RE: PS3
By encryptkeeper on 11/10/2006 2:34:11 PM , Rating: 2
Zelda?


RE: PS3
By stmok on 11/12/2006 11:17:10 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
I hope they listen to me. Save themsleves alot of trouble. I hope little timmy isn't a crier parents, cuz he ain't getting what he wants.


You clearly have forgotten that movie:
"Jingle all the way". :)


Irony
By ryedizzel on 11/10/2006 12:38:53 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder how long they will camp out in the Return lines after they take it home and become dissapointed.




RE: Irony
By Lazarus Dark on 11/10/2006 1:16:46 PM , Rating: 2
What I find funny already is one of the local best buy guys told me that a couple of hddvd players have been returned because somehow the purchasers didn't know what hdcp was and when the hooked it up to their nonhdcp tv through dvi all they got was a black screen on movies.(though I don't see how an early adopter wouldn't know?) But I expect a lot more of this confusion with ps3 as not all ps3 buyers are tech savvy. Can't wait to hear about all the ps3 owners complaining of the black screen of death when trying to watch movies without compliant connections. But since most people will still use component, it will all get very interesting when ict is enabled. the punk in me gets chills at the thought of the anarchy when peoples movies just stop working.


RE: Irony
By ChugokuOtaku on 11/10/2006 1:44:26 PM , Rating: 3
sounds like the idiots who go to BestBuy, spending some $500 on the top of the line video card in store, and then go home to find their PCI-E card won't fit in the AGP slot


RE: Irony
By Kanti on 11/10/2006 3:59:20 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe as long as those returning the 360's that overheated :P


AWESOME
By Ralph The Magician on 11/11/2006 5:25:31 PM , Rating: 2
So now, on release day there is going to be a MAD rush to get to that door at exactly 12:00AM. It's going to be a nightmare. I gurantee you at least one person will get killed somewhere in the rush to get to that door and get a PS3.

I'm actually thinking about maybe going for it myself. We have open-carry here in Colorado. I'll just walk up absolutely strapped with guns.

This is going to be fucking awesome.




RE: AWESOME
By PseudoKnight on 11/11/2006 5:37:56 PM , Rating: 2
Read more carefully, no line before the day PRIOR to launch. That means there's going to be a mad rush at midnight the day before to get into line. There might be a scuffle, but it won't be as bad.

But if anyone is seriously considering waiting in line, I have to question their rationale. There's only 400,000 PS3s in the WHOLE of North America. This means either many stores aren't getting any or all the stores are only carrying a couple. If you must have a PS3, wait a few months.


RE: AWESOME
By Ralph The Magician on 11/11/2006 6:20:38 PM , Rating: 2
Wait in line for a day or so to possibly clear $10k on eBay? Yes, please.


RE: AWESOME
By Ard on 11/11/2006 6:29:50 PM , Rating: 2
I'm really kinda of torn personally because I do plan on getting a PS3 eventually. The recent reviews of Resistance are really pushing me to keep the one I'm camping out for. However, being that I'm a patient man that likes his money, I plan on selling it on eBay for a nice profit (upwards of 1K profit I'm thinking). But who knows, maybe I'll get lucky after that and find a store that has some in around Dec. :)


RE: AWESOME
By Ralph The Magician on 11/11/2006 6:31:45 PM , Rating: 1
$1k? People are already getting more than that for PREORDERS.


By PAPutzback on 11/10/2006 1:19:08 PM , Rating: 1
All 13 of the Fanboys really are waiting in line somewhere.




RE: A dozen posts and not one remark from a Sony fanboy
By Kanti on 11/10/2006 1:58:50 PM , Rating: 5
To be fair, this is a forum for Microsoft fanboys (or paid advocates, it's hard to tell), I've watched these PS3/360 threads for months now, and so far the definition for 'fanboy' seems to be anyone who doesn't spend all their time here deriding anything and everything Sony.


By Kanti on 11/10/2006 2:01:13 PM , Rating: 1
That being said; these idiots are pathetic, I'm surprised the police haven't kicked them out. There seems to be a blurred line between 'camping out for a console' and being homeless and living in a parking lot.


RE: A dozen posts and not one remark from a Sony fanboy
By Kanti on 11/10/06, Rating: -1
By Aikouka on 11/10/2006 3:20:40 PM , Rating: 2
I've had my fair share of naysayings against Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony alike, and I am in no way an employee in any company of interest in the gaming world.

Your generalizations of people with opinions as sneaky PR employees or cultists is sad. We're not politicians, although I most certainly wish I got paid for having an opinion ( and especially one that doesn't give a damn about anyone else =] ).


Owned!
By Ard on 11/11/2006 2:11:36 PM , Rating: 5
Hahaha, serves those bastards right. There's 4 days of their lives, 1 job, and an engagement ring down the damn toilet!




just plain stupid.
By amdsupport on 11/10/2006 2:19:06 PM , Rating: 2
I propose a name change for this article...change "gamers" to "idiots" and it will be more appropriate.

I've never understood waiting outside a store for something like this. Unless it was going to be on some super mega 1 time only (like 95% off) discount, it just doesn't make any sense. Its not like the PS3 is going to be discontinued after the first batch, or something weird like that.




RE: just plain stupid.
By encryptkeeper on 11/10/2006 5:33:31 PM , Rating: 2
Just wait, somewhere a store manager will have the police force these guys to leave 1 or 2 days before they release the PS3. Now THAT would be funny.


Must be paid
By 224466 on 11/10/2006 2:30:52 PM , Rating: 2
Nobody could be this stupid to camp a store two weeks before the product is sold. Well, ok maybe they didn't form the idea on thier own. Think Sony paid some people to stand outside and then the idiots saw them and thought,"Hey what a great idea I better get in line or I won't get one!". Then the Sony people went home after the line started.




RE: Must be paid
By Kanti on 11/10/2006 3:04:00 PM , Rating: 2
Maybe they really really really want that included advance copy of Taledga Nights?


Better off getting a temporary job and ebaying it.
By dwalton on 11/10/2006 2:34:39 PM , Rating: 2
Why wait in line for 10 days? Go be productive and get a second job or a first job. Then take your extra paychecks plus the $500-600 dollars you must already have and buy off Ebay. This way you at least get to go home everynight and sleep in your own bed and not turn into temporary hobos. Plus, you get to avoid that imaginary "Loser" Tag being stamped on your forehead by every best buy customer that walks by you.





By aos007 on 11/10/2006 2:59:22 PM , Rating: 2
..as if every Best Buy customer already doesn't have a "loser" tag on their forehead?

(yeah, that includes me)


Bullshit
By Ard on 11/10/2006 4:02:54 PM , Rating: 2
I still gotta call bullshit on all this. Maybe I just don't want to believe that ppl could camp outside of a damn store for 9-11 days. Maybe I'm hoping that members of humanity are actually smarter than this. It just seems too far out there if anyone has seen the THG vid. 1 guy claims he quit his job to camp out and another says he's not buying his gf an engagement ring because he needs his PS3. WTF?!

http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/11/10/ps3_bestbuy_burb...

On a side note, I think it'd be hilarious if it comes out that this was one big joke so these losers could get posted around the web. In either case, though, these kids are losers, especially the tool in the Chain Gang shirt.




RE: Bullshit
By johnsonx on 11/10/2006 7:00:40 PM , Rating: 2
lol at that video. Anyone think Humphrey Cheung has NO future in broadcasting? Me too.

Regarding the puds waiting in line, all I can say is LLLOOOS
SSEEERRRSSS!

If I were that guy's mom (which would make me a freakishly hairy woman), I'd kick his sorry a$$ out for quitting his job to WAIT FOR OVER A WEEK TO BUY A GAME.

And the guy with who's spending his engagement ring money? If there is ANY justice at all in the world, he's already single again.


On the payroll
By ArcaneTech on 11/10/2006 4:03:16 PM , Rating: 2
Alright...this may just be my theory, but I think this is a Sony publicity ploy. Sony is bankrolling these nuts to bring in advertisement.




RE: On the payroll
By Ard on 11/10/2006 4:12:04 PM , Rating: 2
That was a theory I posed to my bro. I said these ppl are either a bunch of idiots or Sony plants. We go back and forth over which is the better console (I own the PS1 and PS2 and he owns the Xbox and Xbox360) just for shits and giggles (fanboy imitation if you will), so he naturally agrees with the plant theory, just like I think the ppl who reviewed Gears of War were paid off :)


PSHH
By GhandiInstinct on 11/10/2006 1:14:01 PM , Rating: 3
I just send my butler 007 to do my camping for Sony's merchandise, as I am not a fan I don't feel the demise of my celluar structure is worth the Sony name.

In all sarcasm aside, these people are retarded.




It is their choice...
By carage on 11/11/2006 5:06:53 AM , Rating: 3
Well, personally I don't think that camping out two weeks for anything is a geniunely good idea or use of time.
The same goes for the people who camp out for Star Wars tickets (and those who would pay to see a movie and just watch the SW trailer then leave), Super Bowl tickets, concert tickets, and iPods. (or Windows 95 for that matter, it is not that us PC folks hasn't done anything as bizzarre)
However, I assume those that choose to do so can probably afford to do so. Since they can afford it, it is really their choice. I don't personally know anyone standing in those lines (ok, I might know in two weeks if I get a message saying something like "hey, check out my shiny new PS3!" ) Maybe they are millionaires, maybe they just won the lottery, maybe they still live with their parents. We really don't know, and is it right for us to judge?
On a price level, $499 and $599 roughly translates to the new 8800 GTS and GTX. How do we know how much utilization or happiness can we derive out of expensive videocards vs a game console?




By kuyaglen on 11/10/2006 2:30:39 PM , Rating: 2
Myself and 2-3 friends have plans to camp out, but not this early. I already told my boss I'll be working early on that Thursday so I can be at the store around 4 in the afternoon and only take 1 day of vacation (the Friday). At least down the corner is a strip club. (bow-chica-bow-wow)




By InternetGeek on 11/10/2006 2:37:19 PM , Rating: 2
The console is expensive at its advertised price. I don't understand why people are so insane as to pay one dollar extra.

I'll just wait until I can buy it from a internet store at a reasonable price. Simple.




Haha!
By Josh7289 on 11/11/2006 3:40:09 PM , Rating: 2
The idiots got what was coming to them. Freaking morons need to get a life.




stupid
By Randum on 11/12/2006 4:37:33 AM , Rating: 2
you guys are completely stupid idiots. why would you waste a week of work? unless the ps3 gives you a nice BJ and some food...fck you guys for ruining it for everyone, burn in hell




Pathetic
By gramboh on 11/10/2006 2:11:34 PM , Rating: 1
How could someone camp out for 2 weeks for the chance to pay money to a retailer to BUY a freaking consumer product? It's disgusting.

Get a job and earn the money to buy one on eBay and not look like a pathetic loser to the world.




LOL
By Comdrpopnfresh on 11/10/06, Rating: -1
RE: LOL
By michal1980 on 11/10/06, Rating: -1
RE: LOL
By AlexWade on 11/10/2006 9:33:10 PM , Rating: 4
That one guy who blew his engagement won't need it anyway, once his finance (if he even has one) finds out what he did, she'll dump him cold-turkey.

I say, lets all go to Burbank and take turns laughing at them. I just bought my 360 last month. Anybody who does what these morons do -- whether it is for a 360, Wii, or PS3 -- deserves to be laughed at. I give them a cup to pee in so they won't have to lose their place in line. And then let them wonder why they did what they did considering there are no good games out for the PS3 yet.


By johnsonx on 11/13/2006 12:32:03 AM , Rating: 4
Some day DT needs to have a poll:

Who posts the most asinine, meaningless, clueless drivel, yet is still entertaining at the same time for the shear horror of his posts?

a) Cornfedone
b) Beenthere
c) Johnsonx ;)
d) None of the above, Long Live Cramitpal!!!!


By Xenoterranos on 11/13/2006 11:25:28 AM , Rating: 2
Honerable Mention: Creathir


Stop hating
By xuimod on 11/10/06, Rating: -1
RE: Stop hating
By xsilver on 11/11/2006 4:51:16 AM , Rating: 5
american people should be loved for this?
a more realistic assessment would be that this is the reason why people think that some american people are retarded?

in the internet age, there is no need to line up for concert/sports finals tickets anymore so lining up for a retail product is just unfathomable to me - sorry.


RE: Stop hating
By Josh7289 on 11/11/2006 6:53:08 PM , Rating: 5
This is exactly one of the reasons why the rest of the world hates us. Stop blindly following everything your country says.


RE: Stop hating
By Xietsu on 11/11/2006 9:10:16 PM , Rating: 2
LOL. Wow dude, seriously, don't be freaking kidding yourself. There display is no "excess of fervor" -- it is beyond that; it is an incommiserable exhibition of lacking prudence, proactivity, initiation, and motivation. The range of your selection for daily involvements and situations spans a good magnitude of opportunities, all of which provide a better avenue for "American" lifestyles. Within the time frame that they are setting aside for this "endeavor" of theirs, they could begin learning a foreign language, start teaching themselves how to code a computer language, make multiple applications at occupational locations, plan and factor in methods of success under personal relations (interviews), actually attend their normal job, spend time with close companions, or begin a minor, private enterprising into the commercial network of the internet (eBay, etc). Merely hinging onto the expressions that it, somehow, iconifies the American perspective to be willing to "do anything" and "be over the edge" is to vastly delude yourself into paths of misperception. Americanism stems from the stream of conception regarding how one ought establish their own motivation as an independent, to make something of themself in their own eyes. Those who muster up their own intrapersonal energy as to revitalize their doings in life (in relation to a fairly large scale) for some discernible, definite cause are those who we may refer to as "American".

(P.S. I'm not one of the types to seperate actuality in relation to spirituality. [i.e. xuimod negates the fact of a majority of our viewers of being American, essentially, just because they hold a varying mindset toward these fellows "camping" outside some electronics store.] Said simply enough, xuimod doesn't appear to be, too greatly, one who many, I feel, could logically come to concurrence with.)


Moderated
By Spar on 11/13/06, Rating: -1
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