Youtuber BeatEmUps posted a video that was mostly in defense of GameStop. While many people would argue that they are the great white satan of the video game universe, he gives some great points and amazing perspective on the company.
Dumpster diving is a term that is used to describe the act of searching for treasure in dumpsters. A very long time ago, I was a stupid child who did dangerous and disgusting things that embarrass me to admit that I did. For example, I used to dive into the paper recycling bin at my old Elementary School to get all of the old newspaper comics out of. Good not so clean fun, right? Before that, I would find stuff in actual dumpsters… I was sort of a pack rat. I still am, I suppose.
Recently, Gamestop has threatened legal actions against dumpster divers, as well as people who film inside of their stores, even if you are just filming the voices and using the audio of their employees. In some states, such as Texas, it’s legal, as explained in YouTuber BeatEmUps video below about his friend Damien.
As far as recording in a store goes, do not do that. You can film outside of a store from somewhere else, but not at the store. I remember using my Flip camera in 2009 at BestBuy when I was just taking a look at what Anime titles they had, and being told that I couldn’t film there.
It must be really hard to prevent people from recording stuff now that everyone has a camera in their pocket I bet.
Back in May, DEE davE was caught by the police diving into a GameSTOP dumpster, the Police caught him and his crew going through dumpsters, they were told that it is not illegal, and they just chatted for a bit.
Below is a video from OmarGoshTV where he actually went and tried to return the things he found in the dumpsters, and while it was entertaining, I could not help but notice that he asked the people at 5 Below and not the people from GameStop.
From what I know about GameStop, I really hope Omar is careful and doesn’t get sued over this set of videos.
So, is dumpster diving wrong? Should recording in stores be wrong? I’m not the one to answer these questions, but I can say one thing for certain… I sort of want to go diving after seeing this, and that’s probably not a good thing.
YEAH…. just going to leave this here.
Yesterday, I tried to record a Gaming with Sean video with my wii, only for the disc I bought at Gamestop to be too scratched to read. I then tried to record video footage from my VCR of a comedian named Chuck Montgomery‘s act only to find out that my video capture card is having problems with you know… the capturing part of it’s feature, but realized this only after I tried two partially broken laptops after my windows 8 machine proved incompatible. Awesome. So Sunday is the day that I, personally, get to gaze at technology on the internet and wish that it could somehow get here like… by tomorrow. Which, you know… is impossible. Also, I don’t get to wear my awesome new jacket because it warmed up today.
So, what should you, my readers, do on this pointless day?
Reddit: Tara Strong – Ask Me Anything: at 3pm, I’m assuming Central Time, Powerpuff Girls voice actress Tara Strong will be taking questions on Reddit. While currently famous for voicing Twilight Sparkle on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Tara has a huge list of popular characters that she has voiced such as Riku from Final Fantasy X, Raven from Teen Titans, Ben from Ben 10, and of course Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls! Since this is less than a few hours away, maybe this should be at the top of your list?
How about you learn more about Tara first, before asking questions? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tara_Strong
Or hey, did you know that while someone else sings the part of Twilight Sparkle on MLP, she actually is a beautiful singer herself. Here is a video from 2005 of Tara singing in both English and Hebrew!
And now to keep this post on topic for the month. Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension is an amazing game for the Super Famicom. I would love to make a let’s play of it, but you know… my video capture card is broken. Anyways, here are all of the desperation attacks from the game. Watching this will kill a few minutes. Think of these as the instant kills from Guilty Gear, but they don’t finish the fight unless you are the low of health.
There are two game companies that I have made it quite clear that I will NOT buy from. One of them is Square Enix… until Kingdom Hearts 3 comes out, and the other is Capcom. Why Capcom? Mainly how they treat their fan base, as well as how they treat their games. Almost every game this console generation has come out with a second version. Some of these are more complete, such as Lost Planet on PS3 or Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Other ones? Well… there’s the downgraded Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop on the Wii, as well as
Dead Rising 2: Directors cut err… Dead Rising 2: Off The Record, which removes 2’s protagonist almost completely with it’s predecessor’s. Or hey, what about all that lovely on disc DLC on their new games, like the non-challenging, incomplete feeling, Street Fighter X Tekken?
So since every game is getting the Street Fighter 2 treatment, why buy these games that are so easily comparable as a demo for a game that’s forthcoming? Well… Resident Evil 6. The fan boy inside of me who loved 4 and 5 is going crazy with excitement. I reserved the Archives edition on Xbox 360 because the incentives are pretty great. Gamestop was offering lots of trade in bonuses. Not only am I getting the game, 3 downloadable Resident Evil games and a movie I’m not that excited about, but I’m getting a discount off of a ticket at Six Flags! Which umm… is really odd, actually.
So is everything ‘all good,’ with me and Capcom? No. I’m just a person who sees a good deal, and prays that Capcom wont get greedy with RE6, like they did with Street Fighter IV.