Gamers create utopia on a Best Buy sidewalk

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago
http://www.methodsreporter.com/2006/11/19/playstation-best-buy-ps3-release/

The story of people waiting in line for a PS3.
There are 53 comments:
Male 577
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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Male 577
Just get a Wii 6 months later when they go down to $150 ^^^^
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Female 500
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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Male 577
Oh yea, bflora did, i guess he didnt have anything else to do.
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Male 577
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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Male 577
I think everybody who has a negative response to this "Utopia" is cool
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Male 94
what a bunch of retards.
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Male 354
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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Male 577
Thats right ^^^^
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Male 141
why wud they wait in line for so long... the ps3 isnt that good anyway nerds
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Male 204
hahaha idiots. I myself am getting a Wii at Christmas.
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Female 1,944
nerds
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Male 577
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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Male 577
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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Male 577
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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Male 2,486
"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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Male 90
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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Female 266
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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Female 430
Wow what a bunch of losers with too much time on their hands
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Female 412
lmfao
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Female 144
thats a wee bit desperate,ide jsut order online
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Female 152
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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Female 1,398
that is so stupid.
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Male 40
Hang on, I don`t get it. What do gamers have in common with people who are interested in PS3s?
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Male 239
Don`t these people have lives?...Oh right they don`t.
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Male 5
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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Male 213
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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Male 431
^^
Haha...Eurgh
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Female 351
ANGEL COLON??
great name
sounds like something you get when you eat too much angel delight.
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Male 375
say it with me folks:

CONTROL FREAK!

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Male 1,406
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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Male 36
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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Female 600
Yay geekfest 2006!!!
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Male 217
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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Female 170
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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Female 216
Oh, the people there to resell it, greedy effers, they don`t rate in that group..
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Male 2,057
^ 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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Female 216
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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Male 547
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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Female 811
What losers.
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Male 161
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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Female 1,972
^you sir, have made me rofl.
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Male 135
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 [2], 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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Male 356
Did the definition of utopia change within the last week?
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Female 1,972
Seems to be a communist camp out.
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Male 102
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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Male 135
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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Male 135
“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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Male 135
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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Male 21
Hehe no need to be so...un hyper about it...That was pretty funny! LOLZERZ!!!1!!1111!ONE ONE ELEVENTYONE!
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Male 1,265
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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Male 1,385
just looks like people in tents? aye perv
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Male 10,115
Link: Gamers create utopia on a Best Buy sidewalk [Rate Link] - The story of people waiting in line for a PS3.
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