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    Default What's up with un-informed gamers?

    There are far more half-assed gamers than there are hardcore gamers. I don't have any statistics, but, from what I have seen, many people that come into the electronics store that I work part-time at don't even know all the options on the gaming console they own.

    I mean, just last night a dude came in looking at XBox games and didn't even know that he had a hard-drive on his XBox! Yeah!!! No joke! The dude said that he is not a "computer techy" and didn't know what the hard-drive was for...he figured it was just some electronic device that operated the XBox! I wonder what the inside of his head looks like! Probably not much there

    But, anyway...after I explained it, he just about bolted out of the store to get home and check out all of the things that I mentioned, including ripping your own music to Amped and PGR (two games that he owned and loved...but, didn't know about the music option).

    I used this example to illustrate that there are a lot of uninformed gamers out there and I usually reference them as half-assed gamers. It's hard to imagine this unless you work at an electronics store. I can safely say that 9 out of 10 gamers that come in have no idea what the XBox is capable of....and even what the competition can do! It's crazy to even think of this as being possible especially since there are so many HUGE gamers on this site!

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    Since I don't work at an electronics store, I can't say anyone is an uninformed gamer (not knowing what the system does), but I can say that everytime I tell someone that I have an XBox, all my friends ask what it's like, is it worth it, b/c they're thinking about getting a system and they don't know which one to get. I pretty much always give the lowdown about the capabilities and the harddrive...it's only those (uninformed) friends that have PS2s and don't understand that money shouldn't be wasted on add-ons when they could have had everything that they're going to have to add on for the same price as they originally paid. For some reason, some people just will not accept when they are wrong, but oh well...they'll learn

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    I know they are out there. My experiences tend to be more with the help at the electronic stores. Some EB and Best Buy employees are just clueless. It is really sad that they are the ones helping the half-assed gamers decided what to buy.

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    Default quarter-assed gamer here

    ****, what a dumbass. Even I knew the Xbox had a hard drive! Wanna hear something more absurd? I work at Wal-Mart, and someone came in telling people that the GameCube is smaller than a Xbox because you can use it as a laptop. And dude, let me tell you, the guy was serious. There was no look on his face that said he was trying to be funny or a minor annoyance. I wish my manager would give me the authority to throw people out...

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    Cool The uninformed/unwashed masses

    Hey Maximus,
    I think it all boils down to people wanting instant gratification. Most people don't take the time to do the research on things before they buy them, and then just use the parts that they get comfortable with. That's one of the reasons I surf this site all the time...to remain as well informed as possible. (not to mention the fact that I love to laugh at some of the spelling in the posts)
    Anyway...I learn a lot here even if I don't post a whole lot and I lurk quite often..LOL
    Adios one and all,
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    Default Re: quarter-assed gamer here

    Originally posted by Azimiza-XBA
    ****, what a dumbass. Even I knew the Xbox had a hard drive! Wanna hear something more absurd? I work at Wal-Mart, and someone came in telling people that the GameCube is smaller than a Xbox because you can use it as a laptop. And dude, let me tell you, the guy was serious. There was no look on his face that said he was trying to be funny or a minor annoyance. I wish my manager would give me the authority to throw people out...
    hehehe Dude, that's hilarious! A Laptop? Man, do they even make square purple laptops with an eazy bake oven handle on them? hehe...

    That's definately one that I haven't heard before!

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    Default Re: The uninformed/unwashed masses

    Originally posted by BDHES
    Hey Maximus,
    I think it all boils down to people wanting instant gratification. Most people don't take the time to do the research on things before they buy them, and then just use the parts that they get comfortable with. That's one of the reasons I surf this site all the time...to remain as well informed as possible. (not to mention the fact that I love to laugh at some of the spelling in the posts)
    Anyway...I learn a lot here even if I don't post a whole lot and I lurk quite often..LOL
    Adios one and all,
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    You make some good points...but, that would be a prime example of what I mean by a half-assed gamer (not referring to you, of course...just the type of person you mentioned).

    It's great to have you participate on the boards!

    Oh yeah...and Bundy: Dude!!! I know what you are talking about! Man, just by walking into a Toys R' Us you can see a lot of that crap!

    Man! That would completely suck to be so stupid!

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    THIS IS WHY AOL IS AMERICAS #1 ISP!

    IGNORANCE IS BEAUTIFUL ISNT IT!!!


    CUZ AOL MEMEBERS GET ACCESS TO HOT KEYWORDS LIKE:

    NFL
    YAHOO

    WHEN ALL ITS DOING IS PUTTING THE URL into the built in browser! WoooW!

    http://www.nfl.com
    http://www.yahoo.com

    BUT THEY THINK THERE EXCLUSIVE!!!!

    KRIPES YOU CAN EVEN SEND E-Mail!!! **** this is awesome!

    Sorry bout the caps. Im trying to make a point.

    (sorry to those with AOL, Im hoping you have it for the kids)

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    It would really suck to be that stupid. On the other hand, when work is really sucky, i wonder if the stupid people are so stupid that they are happy. That feeling ususally fads quickly once I talk to them again.

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    Cool Ignorance is Bliss

    Yall are killing me here..LOL..AOL is America's choice because of exactly what Maximus' is talking about. No one does the research anymore to find out what's out there. Just dial a 1-800 number and get online! To them it doesn't matter that it's the net with training wheels that don't train...
    Back to uninformed gamers...I just cringe when I hear the local HS kids debating the virtues of the PS2 and XBox...I just smile and let them go without verbally abusing them too much. If ignorance is bliss...these are the happiest cats on the face of the planet...
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    Exclamation man, let me tell you what happened this weekend...

    I know exactly what you're talking about; Maximus. Too many folks I know got a system simply because everyone else has- and that includes everybody, even gaming store employees.

    This one kid working at EB (he's got to be like 17 or something), little freckled-up nerd, walks up to me and is like, "Yo, I know you be down wit Xbox and all dat!!"

    I almost slapped the kid for making such an ignorant and biased comment, but I kept my cool...

    "Yo! Xbox got all dem killa Madden and Live games, only better than PS2 yo!"

    "I know it has the games, but about them being better than PS2- I can't say a straight-up port is better on any console".

    "What?!! Xbox got da killer graphics, yo!!"

    "you mean the whole 125 raw polygons with no detail whatsoever, right?"

    The freckle-face is stuttering. "Uh, yeah...yo..."

    "And the HD for the streaming cache data for textures and help with onboard RAM?"

    "Uh, I think so..."

    "And it's called an Xbox, right?"

    "Yeah, son! That's it!! The illin' Xbox be the bomb yo!!!"

    I look at the kid sternly while he stares at my Timberland's like they were alien to him or something, and tell him "Yeah, I bought an Xbox 3 months ago."

    Then I walk out the store. Not to my surprise, the same EB freckle-face greeted a mother and her son into the store with "Hello and good afternoon, ma'am; may I help you with anything? We have a wide selection of games for your PC or console of choice..."

    At this point I slap myself on the forehead, and leave the mall with my lady friend...

    This whole industry is getting out of hand if you ask me....

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    Originally posted by JJaX
    THIS IS WHY AOL IS AMERICAS #1 ISP!

    IGNORANCE IS BEAUTIFUL ISNT IT!!!
    CUZ AOL MEMEBERS GET ACCESS TO HOT KEYWORDS LIKE:
    NFL
    YAHOO
    WHEN ALL ITS DOING IS PUTTING THE URL into the built in browser! WoooW!
    http://www.nfl.com
    http://www.yahoo.com
    BUT THEY THINK THERE EXCLUSIVE!!!!
    KRIPES YOU CAN EVEN SEND E-Mail!!! **** this is awesome!
    Sorry bout the caps. Im trying to make a point.
    (sorry to those with AOL, Im hoping you have it for the kids)
    YA STAND ME!?

    Yo jjax, you have been on some crazy sh*t ever since you transformed into the Mr. Sparkle mess !

    well anyways im with you on da AOL crap. It is amazing how much ignorance there is in da tech world, but the thing that gets me is how all these people think they know what'sreally going on jackasses!
    AOL must die if you ask me! Im sick of hearing how better they are when they are no better than the next ISP!
    I think if Microsoft continues to play their cards right they can eat up a little of AOL's massive member account numbers.

    As most people know (atleast I think most) Microsoft & Time Warner AOL hate each others guts and are trying to buy everything that has ever been created in da tech world!

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    Question hey shadow

    what in the hell makes you the offical xba ninja? Did stephen or Jermey give you this title? Or is this a self procclamation?

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    Default Re: man, let me tell you what happened this weekend...

    Originally posted by Shadow Fox
    I know exactly what you're talking about; Maximus. I am a fake ass wannabe Ninja!
    Ninja Scroll is my hero & role model and I wannbe just like him. In fact im gonna say ima Ninja too so I can try to be as famous as my idol Ninja Jubei! I love him everyone~! :o
    That's right, im fruity like that!



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    Default Re: hey shadow

    Originally posted by Bundy
    what in the hell makes you the offical xba ninja? Did stephen or Jermey give you this title? Or is this a self procclamation?
    HEY YO, Bundy... as you can see, he's riding my sack!
    Someone please tell him to get off of my Ninja jock!

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    I think he is smokin crack..

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    Someone say Crack?

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    Personally, I think it's pretty strange when Shadow Fox puts:

    " - Offical Ninja of XBoxaddict "

    I mean, it's not in his signature...he actually retypes that out every single time!

    But, then again, I have a profound love for beer

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    Originally posted by Maximus
    Personally, I think it's pretty strange when Shadow Fox puts:

    " - Offical Ninja of XBoxaddict "

    I mean, it's not in his signature...he actually retypes that out every single time!
    That is stange!






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    Originally posted by Maximus
    Personally, I think it's pretty strange when Shadow Fox puts:

    " - Offical Ninja of XBoxaddict "

    I mean, it's not in his signature...he actually retypes that out every single time!

    But, then again, I have a profound love for beer

    Ninja Scroll - you know you're my dawg! Don't worry about your Ninja acknowledgement....we all know that you're the Ninja around these parts
    Maximus- it's a .php script; meaning I don't type a thing- my browser does. Anybody here take Java at all?

    As for Ninja Scroll, I do believe this topic was about console misconceptions-not your misconceptions on reality- keep this out of the threads.

    And for the record, look at my date of registry, then his. Now watch how he gets all upset and overreacts about it.

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