Wednesday, April 30, 2008

GTA 4 or Why having a real life isn't enough

Yesterday I went to my local Gamestop and traded in my now useless Guitar Hero controllers for store credit in hopes of snatching up a copy of GTA 4. Along with two other games I managed to aquire 86 dollars store credit. The game cost 60 bucks, I was stunned to actually have more than enough store credit to get the game. That rarely happens when trading in games. As the Gamestop employee is handing me my Gamestop credit card she says they are out of PS3 versions of the game. I was upset, but the fact that I had 86 Gamestop dollars in my pocket offset this a little.

After returning to work I call a couple of Gamestops and found one that said they had "plenty" of GTA's left. I had to wait until 7:30, because of my non game related actual life, to travel all the way out to the Gamestop to pick up one of the "plenty" of copies that they were supposedly harboring. I arrive only to be told they have them, but had to stop selling them to people without a reserved copy. They do however have a PS3 "Special Edition" left for a mere 86 bucks. My logical mind tells me immediately to walk out in disgust after being told I was going to be able to bath in a pool filled with copies of GTA 4. And thats what I do. I walked maybe three paces out of the store when my illogical self psychally stopped my body. It was like I was in cement and couldn't move any further.

My illogical brain makes the insane argument that I was given the exact amount in Gamestop bucks so I could buy this. I turn around and demand the deluxe edition. She rings it up, and just like with all my trade-in encounters, I have to pay and extra 6 bucks. The deluxe edition did come with a real lock box though, and a kitten.

I've never come out ahead in the trade-in a game to buy a new game equation. It always ends up with me shelling out a little extra cash. I could've waited an extra day, but I was tired of running man... tired!

I grabbed the game and high tailed it back home to shoot some bad guys and hump some whores. The game looks amazing. The controls are a little wonky, but every new game has a learning curve at first.

On the tooth front, I can almost eat semi softish items on the right side of my head again. It's still a little tender, but I'm assuming at some point it will be back to normal.


tomsaville said...

Wait....the GH axe I bought you for your birthday? For shame, young Gibbles. Just kidding. Go hump all the whores your little heart can muster, young'n. And tell Nancy "The" Pants I said howdy.

Nick Gibbons said...

You helped make my GTA humping possible. The controllers were useless with my PS3. Take heart that I will play the ever loving fuck out of this game, where as the controller was just collecting dust in the corner, and crying all day.

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Nick Gibbons said...

You're right anonymous, in fact, I fell asleep writing it.

sam said...

I'm tired of running man too. It was a good movie, but I can't watch it all the time! Richard Dawson is lame when he's not drunk.

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