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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Want To Hang Out With Fat, Depressed 35-Year-Olds?

Posted by on Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 12:31 AM

If so, you may not luck out at the Gamestop at Redmond's Town Center today from noon to 8 p.m., where Microsoft will station a 13-ton truck with a 14' wide payload and a bunch of Xboxen inside. A new Halo game hits stores in a month: Halo 3 ODST (assumedly stands for "Overly Dumb SubTitle"). Hence, MS is renting a big gaming truck to preview the title to fans, and the hometown gets first dibs on the exclusive sneak peek.

not a peder-truck, swear

Even though a few tech sites soundly debunked that survey about gamers from earlier this week, whiny Internet articles don't tend to change minds. This event seems like as good chance as any for our city's mentally and physically fit hobbyists to step out and prove Dan wrong... though I'll admit, I'm tempted to encourage the stereotypical ones to come out and stand around with ill-fitting T-shirts and frumpy, frosting-stained demeanors. Like some exploitative art project.


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Baconcat 5
Posted by Baconcat on August 22, 2009 at 2:44 AM · Report this
I guess this will have to do until the next Slog-Happy...
Posted by Fat Depressed and Pasty White on August 22, 2009 at 5:51 AM · Report this
Griffin 7
Frosting-stained? Nay--they'll be covered with Cheeto dust and reek of Mountain Dew. Anyway, the scary guys are the ones who go to midnight Madden launch parties at Gamestop.
Posted by Griffin on August 22, 2009 at 6:28 AM · Report this
Joh 8
@13 sounds like Jonah to me.
Posted by Joh on August 22, 2009 at 7:46 AM · Report this
Westlake, son! 9
I'm so glad you guys added user registration, it really nipped this whole spam thing in the bud.
Posted by Westlake, son! on August 22, 2009 at 8:03 AM · Report this
douchus 10
Hurr Durr
Posted by douchus on August 22, 2009 at 8:35 AM · Report this
Cochise. 11
Wow! what a bunch of spam bigots on here. Some of those links might be good. Assholes.
Posted by Cochise. on August 22, 2009 at 10:17 AM · Report this
Betsy Ross 12
Gamers rule!
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Posted by Lord Chuckles Muddick III on August 22, 2009 at 1:27 PM · Report this
Speaking of local game studios releasing things, our studio released a trailer for the MMO we've been working on for two years in Bellevue at
Posted by Peter F on August 22, 2009 at 2:45 PM · Report this
Sam Machkovech 15
@14 (Peter F) - Who's a good PR person to bug at ArenaNet about the original GW and the upcoming GW2? I'd e-mail you directly, but I can't find contact info for a Peter at ArenaNet. Or reach me directly, sam alt samred dolt colm (remove the 'l's)
Posted by Sam Machkovech on August 22, 2009 at 7:16 PM · Report this
I'll email you with that info, Sam (there are actually three Peters at the studio; I'm the least important one).
Posted by Peter F on August 22, 2009 at 9:00 PM · Report this
"Want To Hang Out With Fat, Depressed 35-Year-Olds?"

silly question-
why else would we be haunting Slog?
Posted by Setattle tale on August 22, 2009 at 11:39 PM · Report this
Yes, yes Halo is dumb - we all know this. But do you of all people (i.e. one living in Seattle) have to perpetuate the "gamer" stereotype? Some of us are pretty damn good looking, happy and successful people.

Gah, I guess there's no use trying to disarm a lonely, self-centered (oh, and ugly) writer of his stereotypes.
Posted by gamer on August 24, 2009 at 10:57 AM · Report this

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