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Offline MetallicDragon

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My friend got to play the Wii early
« on: October 02, 2006, 07:49:04 pm »
Yes, you read that right. My friend who had connections with the manager at a local EB-games invited him over for "something important"- and it turns out he had a Wii in the back, and let my friend and some other people play it for 2 hours. I am jealous, to say the least.

He says the controller is really easy to learn, like in 10 minutes. He also said of the 3 games he played (zelda, red steel, and rayman), that rayman was the most fun. I don't really know what it was about, but he said something along the lines of "rabbit liberation". AKA, dead rising with rabbits? I dunno, there was also a plot somewhere in there.

All I can say is, grr, I want to play the Wii! Also, where is the spellcheck button?



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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006, 07:52:21 pm »
One of three things happened.

Your friend is a liar.

Your friend is covering up a life-altering sexual encounter.

Your friend got to play the Wii and didn't take pictures or anything.


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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 07:52:37 pm »
I wonder how that happened.  I know an assistant manager at an EB Games, and it doesn't sound like they have a wii yet.

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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 07:56:48 pm »
Ok, first I want you to go beat your friend up and make sure he isn't lying.

Second I want you to report back to me on the lying situation.

Then, if it happens that your friend isn't lying I'm gonna go buy an EB games franchise.

I think it might be time to invest.

Then I will make you all pay me large sums of money to play my store's wii.

Then I will get a return on my investment and good times will be had by...some.
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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 08:00:46 pm »
Your friend is covering up a life-altering sexual encounter.

It sure did sound like that when he was saying it... "so he called me and the other guys into the back room and showed us his wii..."

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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 08:02:41 pm »
Your description didn't help either...

My friend who had connections with the manager at a local EB-games invited him over for "something important"

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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006, 08:06:45 pm »
Your description didn't help either...

My friend who had connections with the manager at a local EB-games invited him over for "something important"

 :D

Whenever discussing anything Wii-related its hard not to make sexual jokes about it.


Also, I *would* punch him in the face if he lived close enough : /. Wii need to invent a way to stab people over teh intrawebs.

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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2006, 08:11:37 pm »
Ah, the plot thickens, you friend is an intx0rweb based friend...

**withdraws her $2.50 deposit on the local EB games**

I guess I'll have to think of a new grand scheme now.
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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2006, 08:12:57 pm »
You're a girl?

But... but... no females on the Internet!!!

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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2006, 08:14:05 pm »
Well, was it a demo kiosk or a retail unit? It couldn't be a retail unit, and demo kiosks will be exclusive to GameStop come mid-November, so your friend is pulling your chain.

He didn't do a very good job of it either!


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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2006, 08:18:36 pm »
Well, was it a demo kiosk or a retail unit? It couldn't be a retail unit, and demo kiosks will be exclusive to GameStop come mid-November, so your friend is pulling your chain.

He didn't do a very good job of it either!



First of all, EBgames is owned by gamestop last time I checked. Second of all, I think it was a demo kiosk, or something, he said the manager just got back from a big meeting type thing somewhere... my friend says it was just hooked up to a tv in the back room.

Also, in response to Manna, he used to live nearby but moved when he gradooated from High School.

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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2006, 08:20:35 pm »
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Yes I'm a girl. I'm a programming, table top game playing, hardcore gamer girl.
Infact, I dare say I'm probably more computer nerdy than you are.

Right-o dragon, its just that either EB is doing something they're not supposed to or your friend is telling porky pies.
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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2006, 08:26:08 pm »
Don't start with me, Manna. :D

Once Plan Alpha is complete (Some time in the next two weeks) you will all see the extent of my nerdiness and my eccentricity.

Ahaha!


And it still perplexes me as to how a Wii demo kiosk will work... you stand a risk of strangling folks walking past.

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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2006, 08:33:03 pm »
And wait a minute, what about LadyM? I might be going out on a limb here, but she's probably a she as well.

Plan alpha? first plans never succeed! or are you up to alpha after having tried plans A through Z?

and the kiosk thing? Simple! Electric dog collars with a radius as big as the store. If you go further than that they temporarily paralyze you from the neck down.
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Re: My friend got to play the Wii early
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2006, 08:39:04 pm »
LadyM is a Terminator from the future sent out to kill *Transmission interrupted* so you know, stay away from that guy.

Plan Alpha is the one and only plan needed. You will see!


Shock collars would rock. But... maybe the kiosk will be like, a mini room kind of thing. You know, to keep people from walking in front of you. Plus its like a pod!


I would love to try the Wii in the mall though... have all those folks looking at me while I show them the future.