Friday, November 17, 2006

Playstation 3 is Out. And People Lose Thier Minds.

OK, so the PS3 is out today. Big whoop, right? Well, if you're this guy, it's a (at the time of this posting) $24,000 whoop. That's right. $24,000 for a $600 game console that was already overpriced to begin with. Let that soak in for a minute.


Here's a list of some of the craziness from this morning. Keep in mind, this is all over a GAME CONSOLE.

Read - Gunmen rob California store of PS3s in the nerdiest heist ever (ok, maybe the second nerdiest ever).
Read - 10 to 12 people robbed in PS3 line (dubious, but possible). [Via Digg]
Read - Sheriffs shut down another California store for rowdy behavior.
Read - Police break up NY SonyStyle store fight.
Read - Brawl breaks out at another Wally when manager plays musical PlayStation chairs. Seriously, what an idiot. [Thanks Kyle D.]
Read - Shots were apparently fired at a Texas Wally. Pics here and here of the 5-0. [Thanks, Jason]
Read - Two armed, masked robbers overtook a customer in Springfield. [Thanks, Jason]
Watch - North Fresno / Merced had stampede-riot insanity.

And even better, from Engadget:

We take it back, you want to be violent about the PS3? We've got a target for you: none other than former Senator and Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards. First his son makes fun of other, less privileged children for buying their shoes at Wal-Mart (god forbid!), but then he has his aide call their local Wally and ask to cut in line to be assured a PS3. (Seriously, he's not in office anymore, why the hell does he even need an aide?) Turning lemons into lemonade, Wal-Mart has issued a press release both praising Edwards' selection for a retailer, and chiding his selfishness: "... and while the rest of America's working families are waiting patiently in line, Senator Edwards wants to cut to the front. While, we cannot guarantee that Sen. Edwards will be among one of the first to obtain a PlayStation3, we are certain Sen. Edwards will be able to find great gifts for everyone on his Christmas list..." There, you want someone to riot on? You've got your man.

Yes, THAT John Edwards. You know, the one that ran with John F'n Kerry in 2004. I love democrats.

EDIT: Check out the bid history on that PS3. Somebody bid it up to $99,000,000, effectively killing the auction. BUT, before that, several people bid OVER A MILLION DOLLARS on this thing. Fascinating.


Joshua "Doc" Wible said...

Idiots, complete idiots. The world as we know it is full of coplete idiots.

Matthew J. said...

I'd like to meet the person who would so nonchalantly spend 1 million dollars on a PS3. And rob him.

JTapp said...

From the AP on Edwards:
"Elizabeth and I knew nothing about this. He (the volunteer) feels terrible about this. He made a mistake and he knows he should not have used my name," Edwards said.

Edwards has a staff and an army of volunteers b/c he likely has the best shot at winning the White House among the Dems. If he can wrestle the nomination from Hillary, he'll be a formidable opponent. He's working hard on it already. I don't like him.

Andrew said...

But is there enough hair-gel in the US to fortify him for another run, or will he have to get some from Canada?

JTapp said...

Oh, he'll get them from Canada along with his prescription drugs. But he definitely WON'T get his hair gel from China, nor buy it at Wal-Mart.

And he'll tell sad stories about children too poor to afford hair gel, and what a travesty that is to our nation. And how that's the Republicans' fault, and China's fault, and Wal-Mart's fault.

When, in reality, the price of hair gel has gone down 10% in the last decade due to it being imported from China and sold at Wal-Mart.

Andrew said...