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User avatar #3 - dstone (09/30/2013) [-]
I work at a small used game/movie/cd store called "Pre-Played" it's incredible amounts of fun and I too enjoy watching mothers freak out when I tell them why their 8 year old wants a copy of MWF3, plus it means someone doesn't buy MWF3 and that too is just beautiful.
#58 to #3 - anonymous (10/01/2013) [-]
Pre-played in Green Bay, Wisconsin?
User avatar #105 to #58 - dstone (10/01/2013) [-]
Madison, sorry bro.
User avatar #162 to #105 - gorilladinn (10/01/2013) [-]
Well **** ***** , born and raised
User avatar #4 to #3 - trojandetected (09/30/2013) [-]
You are the reason shops like this are dying you dont have the privilege to be fussy that kid will just get it another way probably through the PSN/XBONE LIVE sure the little **** is annoying and should play with toys but its kids like them who help keep shops alive with there annual contribution to the gaming industry by buying call of duty or fifa.
#194 to #4 - lawander **User deleted account** (10/01/2013) [-]
#102 to #4 - xdiabolicx (10/01/2013) [-]
i found the 12 year old that 						*****					 everybody's mother
i found the 12 year old that ***** everybody's mother
#100 to #4 - Vegeto (10/01/2013) [-]
Someone's mad because he didn't get GTA V
User avatar #18 to #4 - grandmabetty (09/30/2013) [-]
Actually, the reason why retail shops aren't doing as well as they should is because people like you won't get off your fat lazy arse and just order it off Amazon. Which, if you live in the EU, doesn't contribute to your local economy, because Amazon dodge tax. It all goes to ******* Luxembourg. So not only are you taking money away from independent & High Street retailers, you're also not doing your economy any good either.
#5 to #4 - dstone (09/30/2013) [-]
Privilege? Sir, it's my JOB! I mean MY JOB! If a consumer, the parent not the child, as kid's without jobs pay for, and therefore support, NOTHING. The PARENT is supporting the industry NOT THE CHILD! So if I feel as though it's interesting to note the M rating of a game, especially when I find out it's for their 8 year old, it's not only my privilege, it's my duty. Hows about I mention the fact that I also usually recommend something more child friendly like battlefield as it has a less "seedy" player community. As well as the fact that it's already been proven most modern gamers are over 20 years old, meaning that even if all those little bratty **** bags stopped getting games that WERE NOT MADE FOR THEM TO HAVE, the industry would soldier on anyway. Furthermore who the hell are you to tell me my privilege? If a game is notably violent, bloody, and not made for kids, how is it not a right to say so? It's a personal observation backed up by the fact the game is rated for 17+ MATURE audiences. If I've been part of it's online community long enough to know that not all of those who play online are using child safe language and often bring up very graphic and adult situations out of frustration or amusement it's again my RIGHT to say so. Fifa isn't an M rated title, kids come up to buy it all the time and that's fine. I'm talking about the brats who walk in and say "I want $____ to spend!" and then proceed to throw a tantrum when their parents say "No!". You speak as though me denying one little **** his second hand copy of Call of Duty, the profits of which don't benefit the gaming industry anyway you tard, is going to kill Infinity Ward. YOU sir, are what's killing the game industry, with your idiotic and unbased fear of "WE NEED MORE SALES NO MATTER WHAT!"... I'd recommend you have a nice tall glass of Calm The **** down, and chase it with a small shot of SHUT THE **** UP!
#200 to #5 - ganjalf (10/01/2013) [-]
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#196 to #5 - kaboomz (10/01/2013) [-]
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i wish all stores had guys like you
there would be less faggotry online

give this man more thumbs hes a ******* hero
User avatar #168 to #5 - YoursTruley ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
i think his point, after reading all of this, was that, telling the mother not to get the game it losses your small used gaming store money. he saying you should have thought about profit for your store over the child getting a game that was not good for them because of an uninformed mother. i disagree because i believe because of honesty and being informed she will return next time to buy an appropriate game for her child, so you made a relationship with the customer. though i do see his point, it is not a good one.
User avatar #190 to #168 - trojandetected (10/01/2013) [-]
That is literally all i wanted to say but im retarded and it comes out wrong.
But what if the kids buys a PSN card and gets the game digitally? or goes gamestop or something usually if a kid is turned down a game they loose there **** and only want that game.
User avatar #191 to #190 - YoursTruley ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
yes but gaining a good relationship with the customer who buys the game is better than making a sale right away because she will come back and buy a child friendly game more often .
User avatar #192 to #191 - trojandetected (10/01/2013) [-]
Thats true i guess.
#115 to #5 - countbleck (10/01/2013) [-]
Why did I read your explanation with a voice of Ross Scott?   
Anyways, you are so right and people need to be like you.
Why did I read your explanation with a voice of Ross Scott?

Anyways, you are so right and people need to be like you.
User avatar #68 to #5 - unlimitedsmoof (10/01/2013) [-]
This is the most beautiful comment ever, good lord
#65 to #5 - gotthembarrels (10/01/2013) [-]
The punk is clearly the 8 year old little **** .
Mfw imaging the tards rage at you beautiful counter point.
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User avatar #53 to #5 - Dwarf (10/01/2013) [-]
Actually, it really isn't your place to tell them. If they ask, then you should give you two cents about it. Otherwise, you really shouldn't say anything. Also, it's not exactly the parent supporting the gaming industry, as if the kid didn't want the game, the parent wouldn't buy it. A kid is going to be a bad kid because he's raised poorly, not because the game is violent.

TL;DR keep your fat mouth shut.
User avatar #48 to #5 - popkornking (10/01/2013) [-]
>Not knowing Infinity Ward died of lawsuits after MW2 and is now the company making Titanfall. www.respawn.com/
#46 to #5 - spacefield (10/01/2013) [-]
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
#156 to #46 - tunit (10/01/2013) [-]
and shall remain that way unless acted upon by an out side force
#199 to #154 - fragman ONLINE (10/01/2013) [-]
we can keep this going... although I had to thumb up the first one to make it even again...

but hey, no pain no gain
#225 to #199 - gitanisme (10/05/2013) [-]
This is the evilest thing i can imagine.

Don't worry, i thumbed the other up after all
#33 to #5 - anonymous (10/01/2013) [-]
You, I like you. You're the reason I enjoy smart employees who actually do a parent's job better than the parents themselves.

When I was 7, I got my ps1 for having an agreement with my parents on "good grades equals fun times". I played Tomb Raider 2, Spyro, Demolition Derby, all that amazing **** every single day.

Those were the happiest and least violent days of my life.
#35 to #33 - herpehderpen (10/01/2013) [-]
And **** me for forgetting to login with all the excitement of reading such a glorious wall of text.

You're still the most responsible employee I've ever heard of.
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#34 to #25 - iamaniceperson (10/01/2013) [-]
Nano is the cutest
User avatar #6 to #5 - trojandetected (09/30/2013) [-]
My good sir why dont YOU take that glass of calm the **** down AND let me tell you why this is ALSO ******** !
Sure its your job BUT telling a kids parent **** that would obviously make the parent NOT buy it for him saying that does not effect the industry!
Think worldwide all the people like you thinking this little **** not having this copy of call of duty wont affect anything BUT IT DOES!
And recommending a little **** battlefield instead of Cod is like telling a christian to convert to Buddhism!
And are you saying you dont get money from selling COD!?
******** !
User avatar #103 to #6 - Vegeto (10/01/2013) [-]
Does a store get money from selling CoD? Yes

Does a store get money from selling ANY VIDEO GAME? Yes

So what makes CoD so important when a kid can buy a kid SPECIFICALLY TAILORED towards his age group instead of MATURE?

User avatar #80 to #6 - yutdollacwwwthree (10/01/2013) [-]
found the 8 year old
#77 to #6 - mondprinzessin (10/01/2013) [-]
"- like telling a christian to convert to Buddhism!"

are you really going to ******* go there?
User avatar #72 to #6 - bobthedilder (10/01/2013) [-]
Yeah, **** ethical business practices on behalf of the employee. You're cancer.
User avatar #21 to #6 - robotvoice (09/30/2013) [-]
* le tips fedora*
User avatar #7 to #6 - dstone (09/30/2013) [-]
You clearly have some wires crossed. As a used gaming retailer, all profits of sale do NOT support the gaming industry, it pays for the lease on our building, it pays the staff and bills and finally remaining profits go to the owner. This money doesn't support a dev team, it doesn't help anyone but the small group of people employed continue to make ends meet. I don't understand how you think it would. Telling someone that one first person shooter has less graphic/morose scenes than another is as drastic as forcibly converting someone? Yeah, it's official, you're mental and should seek help.
User avatar #8 to #7 - trojandetected (09/30/2013) [-]
But thats it!
It pays for your building , your job and the bills my local game shop went awhile back and i see you as apart of the gaming industry!
User avatar #9 to #8 - dstone (09/30/2013) [-]
It matters not how you SEE it, it matters what it IS. It isn't profitable for the entire gaming industry that my small shop keeps going! Why? Because we exclusively sell used titles! New titles provide revenue for game developers and their producing and marketing staff, NOT used game sales. A gaming shop, and the gaming industry are NOT the same thing, nor would a single shop's decisions tank an entire empire anyway! You must be seriously dense to even thing that my boss' profits paying the lease on our building provides profit to the gaming industry.
User avatar #11 to #9 - trojandetected (09/30/2013) [-]
Im not talking about the entire gaming industry to be honest the greedy devs can go **** themselves im talking about the survival of local gaming shops which are ALSO apart of the industry and its not JUST you who does this loads of people do it look at OP for example!
User avatar #12 to #11 - dstone (09/30/2013) [-]
Industry defined as "economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories." Devs ARE the gaming industry. Without people MAKING games, there's nothing to sell or deny the sale of. As I said before, you clearly don't know enough on this subject to even debate it properly let alone call the developers, who get paid less than anyone in the industry, greedy.
User avatar #13 to #12 - trojandetected (09/30/2013) [-]
You know more on the subject than me yes but is that not how a debate works if we knew the same on the subject there would be no debate.
So what you are saying is your shop is bad because boo ******* hoo the devs are not getting enough money now?
Im defending local gaming shops because they are vital for people on a budget to enjoy gaming i dont give a flying **** if activsion dont get another full payment out of me if a game is really good i would have saved up and bought it full priced i dont even know whos side im on anymore.
User avatar #30 to #13 - ilovehitler (10/01/2013) [-]
Actually, a good debate involves two parties who know roughly the same amount of information on a subject, but with different viewpoints on it
User avatar #14 to #13 - dstone (09/30/2013) [-]
I didn't say that local gaming stores are bad. That was never the issue, the issues was you proclaiming that me denying the sale of an M rated game to a child was hurting the game industry. This getting off track is why we can't debate, you're unfocused and can't remain on a clear topic. Not once did I say that used gaming stores are bad, I obviously believe the contrary, for biased reasons of course, as it's because of one that I can pay my rent. You are not defending local gaming shops, you can't, you seriously know so little about retail, the gaming industry, and just common business practices, that you very literally cannot defend it. How are you going to protect something you don't understand? You can't. You just simply can't, so reading you say that you don't know whose side you're on doesn't surprise me. You thus far have proved you "don't know" an incredible amount of things,so that being on the list isn't that unbelievable. If you'd like to try this again here's a synopsis: This started with you questioning if it's within my privilege to inform a parent as to why they shouldn't buy an M rated game for their children, and how it's bad for the gaming industry. I then informed you that children without jobs do not really buy anything, it's their parents whom contribute thus denying children doesn't change a thing. Furthermore the idea that a strictly used gaming store's sales affecting the entire gaming industry is ludicrous as it is, indeed, impossible. Next would be your counter argument that just because of the fact we're a gaming store, it makes us part of the industry to which I pulled the literal definition of industry out. A used car dealership isn't the same as the auto industry, similar, and yes they do impact one another but nothing as drastic as you mentioned. Then you got off topic...
User avatar #15 to #14 - trojandetected (09/30/2013) [-]
I tend to go full retard quite often and my mind changes as i write things which comes out sounding retarded but my what i originally meant was as a local gaming employee you shouldn't turn away any business because he could get it easily elsewhere and local gaming stores are thinning meaning you should be jumping at sales to stay afloat not telling his parent potential **** that would loose sales.
User avatar #106 to #15 - Vegeto (10/01/2013) [-]
> Turn away business

> From a child

> 65% chance spending their parents' money

> And needing the parents permission

> And having the responsibility to play said game in the first place

Whats the difference in a child buying Call of Duty and something like Animal Crossing?
User avatar #78 to #15 - kerfufflemachtwo (10/01/2013) [-]
Ummm...yeah, no, that doesn't make sense at all.

If the parent is informed that the game is a terrible idea for their child, and they decide not to buy it...well, then, how would the child get it? A different store? That would require the parent, who obviously won't get it just because it's at a different store. Their own money? Assuming they have enough, the store still won't sell it to them.

Also, informing the parent of this info will get it in the parent's head that this store is a good place, a trustworthy place. One they can safely go to for honest, accurate gaming advice. So when they find a game they are willing to buy, they're probably going to go to that store first, since they were so nice and honest about the first game.

If you go beyond just trying to get a sale, the customer is likely to return to you, even if other options are available. Simple business practice there, buddy.
User avatar #32 to #15 - ninjaspartan (10/01/2013) [-]
Uh, dude. An 8 year old with no money can go buy a game that costs money somewhere else? Don't you think that kid needs, like... money? You know. To buy it? Money that he doesn't have? How exactly is an eight year old that needs his mommy to drive him to GameStop and pay for his game going to get the game anywhere else? If he was smart enough to do that then he wouldn't bother bothering his mother to take him. And why in the hell do you think that the gaming industry, game developers, or local game stores completely thrive on the sales of eight year olds who buy M rated games? (Hint: it doesn't).

Dude, there are so many things wrong with your argument its ridiculous. It's not a peons job to keep an entire industry thriving with the sale of one video game to an ignorant adult to an innocent child. It's their job to read their job description and follow it, and that includes turning away business that you can't do, just like it's illegal for an adult to buy alcohol for minors. And if it's illegal to sell to minors, it is advocated that they don't indulge in whatever it is. Otherwise we get soccer moms who petition for the eradication of every adult pastime we responsible adults enjoy.
User avatar #16 to #15 - trojandetected (09/30/2013) [-]
And im not saying that the gaming industry relys on local gaming stores im saying some gamers rely on local gaming stores.
User avatar #10 to #9 - dstone (09/30/2013) [-]
Seriously look it up, game developers and publishers make NOTHING from used game sales at all. If you're under the delusion that buying a used copy of anything is supporting the ones who've made it, then you've got a lot to learn before you can even begin to debate this subject.
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