I've lost all faith in young people these days....

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  1. White_Rabbit

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    ....Especially as gamers.

    50 Cent's Bulletproof is one of the hottest selling games at the EB I work at. Along with Madden 06 and NHL 06. Yep. Jocks and dumbass wannabe thugs alike are flocking to the stores to pick up their latest shit-in-a-dvd.

    I've had to talk a few parents and girlfriends/sisters out of buying Bulletproof for their family or boyfriends. I've also recommended Sega's ESPN lineup to everyone else as well.

    Good thing we don't get commision.

    Anyways, just thought I'd let you all know that Bulletproof is one of our biggest sellers! I'm sure it makes you all very happy.

    In other news, if I had an extra 120 dollars I could buy a Core 360 which is selling for 750 on EBay. We got two in store and they aren't on the floor yet. I could turn a semi-decent profit from that...
     
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  2. LinksOcarina

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    yeah we know bulletproof sucks, but you got to remember it doesn't matter what we know, or think, it is what the consumer wants...

    which is the big problem to begin with....
     
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  3. White_Rabbit

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    Yep!

    I'm not using this to point out it sucks either though. I'm pointing out that it's selling like hot-cakes despite how everyone here acted so sure it would fail in sales.
     
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  4. The_Joker

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    Meh. That's the way things go. The game with the better name/boxart will sell well. It's sure not good, it's damn unfortunate, but it won't ever end.

    It's because of this I can't even find Disgaea in a store. :(
     
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  5. White_Rabbit

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    Yep. One thing I've learnt since working retail/customer service for like the past 5 or 6 years is that a name sells better than a quality item.

    Then again, sometimes a name does mean quality, such as Prada, Dolce & Gabanna and Gucci.

    Other times..."50 Cent", "movie licensed game" aren't too great sounding or playing.
     
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  6. GiftedMonkey

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    Well I think a huge part of it is that 75% of games of there these days are pure shit. Its either "movie-based game," "EA Sports Game '0#," "Souped Up Rice Racer," or "Forgetable Sequel from a Franchise that should have ended 2 games ago" (and keep in mind 90% of these travesties are EA's fault).

    Also, due to the ESRB and varying levels of enforcement, not every kid can go out there can buy San Andreas, God of War, or Resident Evil 4. Doesnt explain Bulletproof, but explains the sales of sports games.

    However, I do agree. There is no reason why 50 cent and EA sports should dominate the charts
     
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  7. The_Nes_Man

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    I loved the EA NHL series until 2005. I now play the ESPN series which is quite fun. As for the 50 cent game, i hate that it's doing so well.
     
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  8. Frozen

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    I knew that the 50 cent game was going to sell well. The target audience it is aimed at are the type that would buy games based on what thier friends think or its name name. I also have a feeling that a good portion of the kids that buy this game probably like it too. If they do, hey, good for them. I sure as hell know I wont play it.

    And yea, I was thinking about the 360 thing before but I am lazy so I never got around to preordering a 360 and I sure as hell wasnt going to camp outside for one. But this modde xbox was sold for $1500.
     
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  9. Ted_Wolff

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    Well I know of some young people (and old) who know better. Two of my young cousins were playing Mario Kart on my DS today, and they were girls! And then my older uncle picked it up and started playing. I must live in an awesome family.
     
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  10. White_Rabbit

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    They raised you Ted, of course they're awesome!
     
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  11. Libertine

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    Tsk! We've had this debate already. I'm not surprised it's selling well, sadly.
    Bad games will continue to be made as long as people buy them.
     
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    i think it's good that there's a 50 cent game that way, i can load it up put the pad down and watch him die over and over again. very cathartic

    now if only they can have a game with shaun paul in it.
     
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  13. Black_Star

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    [​IMG]

    "That Ain't Gangsta"
    [verse 1]
    How you gonna take this? like a Man or a bitch?
    you gon' get it on nigga or you gon' snitch?
    I represent niggas in the hood gettin' rich
    man, I stack chips and I unload clips
    after 3 Summers in the joint I thought life was hard
    some niggas started fightin', some niggas found God
    you know me, started sellin' leek in the yard
    yo, I ran into niggas who used to have Hummers
    big as Hell in the joint wearin' '86 numbers
    damm Dog, you been in here that long?
    you could think that, but say that and yo' ass is dead wrong
    a convo is only three words, "yo whattup"
    you ain't gotta work out to leave this bitch cut up
    let a nigga find out you on some goin' home shit
    and you tryin' to bounce without payin' a loan, shit
    some niggas beat cases on the strength of they cream
    after the witnesses disappeared on the strength of they team
    I'm hard as Hell to get along wit' so it never fails
    a nigga I got beef with end up in the same jail
    he had a L rolled in bible paper blowin' the lye
    I sent him a little kite just to be blowin' his high
    and when I shot you in NewYork why would I box you now?
    If I catch you in the yard I'm'a ox you down
    niggas you think is real really can't hold they own
    I'll have 'em on some E.T. shit tryin' to phone home
    in here a gemstar is like a Nine Milly chrome
    it's similar, infact they'll both split ya dome
    scars are souvenirs, niggas always take 'em home.

    [Chorus]
    You got blown over the jack? (that ain't gangsta)
    Your Man ran when you got clapped? (that ain't gangsta)
    rockin' a vest with no gat? (that ain't gangsta)
    you only a thug when you rap? (that ain't gangsta)
    niggas jooked you for your track? (that ain't gangsta)
    you ran to other thugs to get it back? (that ain't gangsta)
    niggas ran off with your packs? (that ain't gangsta)
    If you ain't bustin' ya gat (that ain't gangsta)

    [Verse 2:]
    You'd call me an Animal if you seen me livin' on lock
    I stay in a box cats be shook when I'm visitin' pop-ulation
    when I walk by, niggas like "Fifty don't play Son"
    "yeah, somethin' really wrong with that nigga..."
    max out, I'm goin' straight for the glock
    bust a u-turn, I'm goin' straight to the block
    the things that'll happen if niggas say I can't eat
    down goes the window....out goes the heat
    I'll make the whole block look like a fuckin' trackmeet
    some get it in the leg, some get it in the back
    some get it in the foot, bleed all over their airmax
    nigga pump my packs or pay poor tax
    it's extortion, it happens in the hood often
    claim more lives than choices, free abortions
    Rich Nice says I got a problem with the dice
    'cause I put the title to the Benz on the line twice
    I rock shit 'cause I stay on that block shit
    that 9mm Ruger to your knot shit
    see the difference is I'm real and you not, kid
    I still stash crack money in my sock, shit
    ya'll niggas wanna pop shit? I pop clips
    leave with your blood on my mink in the drop Six
    Guiliani and Pataki can't stop this
    since '86 my whole clique pop Criss.

    [Chorus]
    5-5-1 BLLLAAAP BLLLAAAP!!
    1-3-4 BLLLAAAP BLLLAAAP!!
    What the fuck you know about that?


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  14. Libertine

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    /\/\

    Yo gangsta BLACKSTAR!
     
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  15. Lego

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    ^Yeah, you are not a gangster libertine.
     
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  16. Libertine

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    /\/\

    Fuck you hippie. I am so gang-star! (not as much as Blackstar though, sadly).
    Oh, and Meg White can't play drums and looks like she's got a broken jaw, hippie.
     
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  17. Mortel3

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    Does he REAALLY say "poopies" in that song?
     
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  18. Typewriter

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    ^ No, it's just the censor here on GR, fuck is translated into fuck, while shit is shit.
     
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  19. Mortel3

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    Thanks for the clear-up..although the lyrics are much funnier with cencorship..
     
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  20. Libertine

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    Ah, one day i'm gonna devote an entire topic just for the people here that always point out the obvious.

    Typewriter and Kool Aid Man are the first on the list.
     
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