Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Evil Store of Evil

I think I may have mentioned that I'm a big ol' nerd. The nerdiest of my nerdyisms is my love for the Final Fantasy series. Love. But since we've given up Sony in favor of Microsft (bye bye Playstation, hello X-Box 360) my hopes of Final Fantasy were over. Except that the newest FF game, Final Fantasy XIII has been released to both systems.

I've been toying with getting it... decided I was going to wait until I could get it used. And then Gzilla wanted to go to the mall to use up some gift certificates from Christmas (meanwhile mine have been gone since January 15...) so I changed my mind. Then I NEEDED it. After consulting with Final Fantasy experts (my brother, facebook, and my cousin) I decided it was necessary.

Then I saw it. Pre-Owned PS3 for $280. When the PS3 came out, it started at $500. I nearly squeed out loud. I told Gzilla after we left the store... we called my brother who said that new systems go for $300 so just get a new one. So we do. We go back to the Evil Store of Evil and ask the guy for a PS3. I was even going to exchange FF13 for the PS3 version (which has 4 hours more content. No, that's not a lot of content, but it's more content, okay? And FF was designed for Playstation.)

"Well, I have seven systems in the back... but they're all reserved. So. I can't give any to you."

Why, universe? Why are you spoiling my impulse buying of a gaming system I really don't need BUT WANT? Plus? It's a blu-ray player. That was the biggest check in the "pro" column. And why does the store guy have to tell me that he has 7 of them, and no I can't have any neener-neener-neener? It's just evil! See! Evil Store of Evil!!

Now Gzilla doesn't even want to get one. He says that it's the universe's way of telling us not to get it (which is bullshit. He's never said any of that granola crap before) but that if we REALLY want it in a few months... we can get it then. But I want to play FF13 NOW on a PS3 damnit!!! I was really disappointed.. and I pouted.. but I opened my game and I played it before bed last night. And you know what? It looks like a movie.


Fidgeting Gidget said...

So, let me get this straight: You play video games?

ME TOO. But I only play shoot em' up games, Tiger Woods, and Guitar Hero. On Playstation 3. We got one as a wedding gift from my in-laws. They wanted to get us a Blu-Ray player...we talked them into the PS3 because it was a BluRay player AND we could play games. :)

Joanie M said...

want me to check Gamestop here?