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53 Responses to Gamers create utopia on a Best Buy sidewalk

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    buddy Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2006 at 12:11 am
    Link: Gamers create utopia on a Best Buy sidewalk - The story of people waiting in line for a PS3.
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    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2006 at 2:28 am
    just looks like people in tents? aye perv
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2006 at 2:31 am
    poo, if I wanted to take a piss or join in line, I wouldn`t be asking anybody`s permission. Angel could kiss my ass.
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    superdud94 Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 2:35 am
    Hehe no need to be so...un hyper about it...That was pretty funny! LOLZERZ!!!1!!1111!ONE ONE ELEVENTYONE!
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    myshuno83 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 3:14 am
    Utopia? Being told when you can go to the toilet? Errr....I`m pretty sure that sounds more like the definition of a Fascist Dictatorship to me...
    It annoys me that people who have no interest in the console are queueing to re-sell it on ebay at a ridiculous mark up price. These are the people who, when a cure for cancer is found, will be camping outside their local doctor`s in order to sell it on ebay to stupid people.

    The thing that always amazes me about people who are so insistent about getting the new console is if they wait a couple of months, the console will be more widely available and the number of available games larger - everyone knows that launch titles are usually a pile of crap.

    I mean seriously...what does having a PS3 for this xmas say about you? That`s right...you`re either a fool that risked life and limb sleeping on the streets to pay for an expensive heap of plastic and metal OR you`re an even bigger fool that paid excessively over the RRP for the same.

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    myshuno83 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 3:19 am
    “I’m against technology,” Rudy said. “It kills the innocence of people. They don’t talk to each other as much as before. They are either online or on the phone. There’s no physical interaction.”
    AND

    Jason had a similarly pessimistic view: “Technology was meant to connect us all, but it failed.” Though they said they had the money to afford one, neither Rudy nor Jason has a cell phone.

    Hmmm....i bet you won`t be using technology to sell it either...i mean, online auctions are human interaction right?! i mean I know I REALLY connect with people when I`m buying things from them on ebay....

    RETARDS.

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    myshuno83 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 3:25 am
    And before someone says it...I do like computer games; i just believe that every time a new one is released we end up seeing the worst side of the human race. I also enjoy the fact that the first batch of any new console generally have some fatal flaw in them, be it firmware or hardware. I eagerly await the stories of :

    "PS3 ATE MY HUSBAND!"
    "PS3 GAVE ME CANCER!"

    and other such tabloid drivel.

    The hype and marketing that goes into consoles is laughable; you never see PC gamers stabbing each other in the back to get a new graphics card.

    :P

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    wslonger Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2006 at 4:17 am
    What a joke around here there was none of that foolishness and the stores still have them on shelves looks like PS3 is not as great a release as was hoped for.
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    November 22, 2006 at 5:02 am
    Seems to be a communist camp out.
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    stereotypic Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 6:05 am
    Did the definition of utopia change within the last week?
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    myshuno83 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 6:36 am
    Hahahahahahahaha!

    Sorry, but i just re-read the last two paragraphs..

    "While waiting in line, Colon’s house had been robbed Wednesday morning. “They took basically any electronics: two laptops, my PlayStation , Xbox, a camcorder and extra cell phones. Money and credit cards too,” he said."

    It serves him right and I hope his insurance company doesn`t pay out.

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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    November 22, 2006 at 7:11 am
    ^you sir, have made me rofl.
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    SolidTurtle Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 7:19 am
    Ya that doesn`t sound very utopian, actually it seems more like a distopia.

    Camping out for a console is so stupid, it`s just a friggen game, I love video games and can honestly say I`m a gamer but camping out? That`s just to much for me.

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    wauwa1983x Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 8:24 am
    What losers.
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    marchhare123 Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2006 at 8:49 am
    Its people trying to make a quick buck, did anyone actually get the system for their own use? Now the person who really wants to get it for their son or daughter will have to pay double to get it. Fregin reatrds, but this is just like when Cabbage Patch dolls were on sale in the 80`s. Ha, these people are no better than cabbage patch people!!!
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    Bucky Katt Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 9:52 am
    I think it`s pretty awesome that the people waiting on line turned a pretty effed up situation into something extremely positive.

    It shows that there is still human compassion, warmth and love in this cold, cruel and ignorant world today.

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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 9:54 am
    ^ yes, but, they had lots of money and were nerdy enough to wait in line for a GAMES CONSOLE! And also, they beat each other up a lot.
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    Bucky Katt Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 9:54 am
    Oh, the people there to resell it, greedy effers, they don`t rate in that group..
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    eyesore Female 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 10:20 am
    Why don`t these people just preorder their PS3 like the rest of the world? I ordered my Wii about a month ago.
    I like the guy keeping everyone in line though lol. I want that job.
    "Can I go to the toilet?"
    "Hmmmm... hmmm... let me think.... NO. HAHAHAH!"
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    deciduous Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 11:26 am
    I waited outside for the Wii, and there were no communist dictatorships. We all just came, knew who was behind and in front of us, and there we stayed. We left, came back, stopped by the list at the front of the line to `check in`, and all was well. It was more of a utopia than this.
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    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 11:39 am
    Yay geekfest 2006!!!
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    Masterion Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 11:48 am
    I can`t BELIEVE how f*cking much that PS3 f*cking costs. What, $1,400 on eBay and $600 everywhere else?!?! I mean, WHAT THE F*CK?!?!?
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 12:06 pm
    I left my house at around 7:30 on sunday to get my wii, and came back at around 11:30 with it. Yes, it was very annoying, but nowhere near as bad as what this guy did.
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    NyQ Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 12:20 pm
    say it with me folks:

    CONTROL FREAK!

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    crazygal_xxx Female 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 12:31 pm
    ANGEL COLON??
    great name
    sounds like something you get when you eat too much angel delight.
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    Gammon_Rod Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 12:54 pm
    ^^
    Haha...Eurgh
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    LPAkira Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 1:23 pm
    That`s a really cool story. That sucks for Cohen that his house ending up being robbed. Hopefully he got some good money off the PS3s.
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    bflora Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 1:43 pm
    Hey there, this is Brad, one of the writers. I wanted to say hi to all of you and "thanks" for taking a minute to read this.

    I came home Thursday night and saw these guys on the tv news. I realized there were probably some stories out there that no one was going to catch since TV people like their sleep.

    Angel stood out right away but it took a while to catch up with Peter. When he pulled up we knew we had something to write about. He said some really crazy stuff that i just couldn`t print anywhere.

    Anyway, thanks for reading. We spent 9 hours on the reporting and my car got towed while we were out there to the tune of $150. I`m hoping some traffic will help defray costs though I`m guessing most I-am-bored readers have ad-blockers running. :)

    Anyone take a look at Angel`s Craigslist posting? I thought it was a nice touch.

    Anyone check out anime food? Those people were cool.

    I`ll be checking back now and then. If you like the story, please digg us or send the lin

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    Unanswered Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 1:46 pm
    Don`t these people have lives?...Oh right they don`t.
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    Seggallion Male 30-39
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    November 22, 2006 at 1:51 pm
    Hang on, I don`t get it. What do gamers have in common with people who are interested in PS3s?
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    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 2:37 pm
    that is so stupid.
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    Someone_Else Female 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 3:47 pm
    Why should these useless members of society be praised? They could have been doing millions of better things with their time than sitting out infront of a Best Buy for days on end. For a stupid gaming console that will be $150 in 6 months, and in a year, a better one will be out. Stupidity, that`s all it is.
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    supa_ninja Female 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 4:11 pm
    thats a wee bit desperate,ide jsut order online
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    soad21 Female 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 5:00 pm
    lmfao
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    glocktypus Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    Wow what a bunch of losers with too much time on their hands
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    xDDitsmee Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 6:01 pm
    Teehee that`s the best buy I go to.

    And Angel Colon is a rather unfortunate name, don`t you agree?

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    killerpie Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 6:42 pm
    lol thats nothing... i waited only 8 hours to get a wii and two guys brought a generator, 2 plasma screen tv`s, an xbox, and an xbox360
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 6:54 pm
    "poo, if I wanted to take a piss or join in line, I wouldn`t be asking anybody`s permission. Angel could kiss my ass."

    Then you get your ass whipped buy the 20 other people out there.

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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 7:08 pm
    i totally agree with myshuno83, ppl are just too obsessed about a heap of metal and plastic thats costs 650 dang dollars, plus colon spent about $1128 just to get a friggen ps3? i mean dont u ppl have minds? i mean ive seen ppl sleeping in their cars just to meet some famous ppl, but it was for free, and it was worth it. I would never buy a ps3, let alone camp out and hire ppl to buy it for me.
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 7:12 pm
    I am pissed off at technology at what north america is becoming, broke, fat and stupid, but that doesnt apply to everyone, and i dont care if ppl buy a ps3, especially 6 months later when the price goes down, but dont be camping out just to get a waste of money. People had alot more common sense in the 80`s and 90`s, and most of em spent time outside or doing something fit instead of play they`re gaming console, in 100 years we are all gonna be screwed.
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 7:14 pm
    I am pissed of at technology, and what north america is becoming**

    But dont be camping out just to get a peice of junk that is a waste of money** And before `95 when most ppl didnt have gaming systems they were a bit more fit and a bit smarter. Lots of ppl are so stupid.

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    misscutieroo Female 18-29
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    November 22, 2006 at 10:48 pm
    nerds
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    Ultran128 Male 13-17
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    November 22, 2006 at 10:48 pm
    hahaha idiots. I myself am getting a Wii at Christmas.
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    Malchior999 Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2006 at 11:59 am
    why wud they wait in line for so long... the ps3 isnt that good anyway nerds
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2006 at 7:19 pm
    Thats right ^^^^
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    Indigo_M Male 18-29
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    November 23, 2006 at 10:25 pm
    I want a PS3 as much as any avid gamer, but I`m not willing to stand in line for it more than a few minutes. I`d rather just wait a few months until the price goes down and more games become available.
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    dave3 Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2006 at 11:07 pm
    what a bunch of retards.
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    November 24, 2006 at 7:01 pm
    I think everybody who has a negative response to this "Utopia" is cool
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    November 24, 2006 at 7:05 pm
    Why would anyone write about some hobos on the sidewalk camping out just to get a ps3 that will be half the price in 6 months?
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    November 24, 2006 at 7:07 pm
    Oh yea, bflora did, i guess he didnt have anything else to do.
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    Joey11y Female 18-29
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    November 25, 2006 at 1:26 am
    Awww i dunno, I think that if they were willing to wait in line and pay then its up to them on how they dispose of the ps3. The guy at the front of the line shouldnt have bought more than one though, I thought that was kinda evil. The group sounded fun though they had movies and computers and football. I slept in front of Target for a wii, and we just froze our asses off. Different experience though.
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    November 26, 2006 at 12:27 am
    Just get a Wii 6 months later when they go down to $150 ^^^^
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
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    November 26, 2006 at 12:28 am
    And i am not a gamer, so i dont know much about gaming consoles, i just know if they are over $200 they arent worth it.

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