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I'm 25 and I like video games!!! I'm a cheap-ass about it so I rarely have the newest stuff.

I own NES, SNES, Dreamcast, GBA, GBA Micro, GBA SP, DS lite, PSP slim, PS2, and a 360 Elite.

Also a PC of course, and the best game ever is Starcraft.

I work at Gamestop in Westfield, MA. Most Gamestops arn't cool. Mine is alright.

Other than games, I like photography, graphic design and hiking/camping. My hobbies are expensive :-(

If you go to my website, I will make happy at you!

http://www.empire-earned.com
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Hello there D-toiders. This is an update on the contest that was posted on Sunday. New text is in bold.

I am Spykron and I assist with the managing of a GameStop in Massachusetts. We have A LOT of random pre-order swag lying around in my store and I thought "why not give it away to you guys." Because we don't want it anymore.

So heres the deal. I will be visiting fellow d-toider ShadokatRegn next week (13th-18th) in the mile high city of Denver. We have been friends for years now and I am proud to have brought her strength into His Robots Army.

Anyway, neither of us has much money, so we are looking for fun, creative ideas of things to do. You submit the ideas, we do the things and take a picture, the 3 ideas that we had the most fun with will win!

:OFFICIAL RULES:

How to enter:
1. Open to all d-toid members. Must have a mailing address to get your prize.
1b. I'm really sorry, but I have to limit this to Canada/USA. I hate to exclude members of the community, but I really can't afford 100 bucks to ship over seas. :-( super sad face...
2. Just post your idea in the comments section. There will be more than one blog posting of this contest. Shadokat will probably repost under her name as well. You only need to submit your idea once on one blog, but if you want to post multiple times, go ahead. Feel special!
3. Submit as many ideas as you want.

Rules on submissions:
1. Ideas must cost nothing, be legal, and safe.
2. Nothing sexual guys, plz, srysly.
3. Be fucking creative. Creativity wins it.
4. We dont have time or money to travel far, so ideas must take place in the city. Or in a place you would expect a big city like Denver to have. (Malls, McDonalds, etc..)
4b. Also, don't get too elaborate. We're kind of lazy. It shouldn't take longer than 15-20 minutes to do your idea.
5. Ideas must produce an Epic picture. The final picture of the event is something you should keep in mind. (I have a tripod and a timer, if that helps)
6. The ideas don't have to be something we need to leave the house for.
7. Also, creativity.

Deadline:
Jan 16th 2008

Winners:
1. Spykron and Shadokat reserve the right to ignore/preform as many ideas as they choose.
2. We will agree one a top 3 of the best ideas/resulting pictures and post them. Along with any other interesting crap that might happen along the way.
3. Winners announced sometime around the 20th.

PRIZES!!!!

There are 3 tee-shirts. Each is a mostly black, XL cotton shirt. One is for Guild Wars: EotN, one is for Kane and Lynch, and one is for Tabula Rasa. 1st place picks first, then 2nd, and 3rd gets the remaining shirt. In addition:

1st place:



-Mario Galaxy pre-order coin
-COD4 Map thingy
-Juiced 2 DVD with Ursula Mayes (shes hot)
-Naruto wristband
-Unreal Anthology for PC
-GameStop calendar
-GameStop activity book
-Fullmetal Alchemist DVD with 1st four episodes.
-Pirates of the Carribean playing cards.
-Dragon Quest Monsters Joker DS screenwipe with dangle pouch
-Mass Effect behind the scenes bonus disc
-Crysis pre-order bonus with poster
-Han Solo PSP case
-Eternal Sonata 360 faceplate (it's light blue with a little boy wearing a green coat)
-Monkey Ball figurine
-Unopened pack of WoW trading cards.

2nd Place:



-Mario Galaxy pre-order coin
-COD4 Map thingy
-Juiced 2 DVD with Ursula Mayes (shes hot)
-Naruto wristband
-Unreal Anthology for PC
-GameStop calendar
-GameStop activity book

3rd Place:



-Mario Galaxy pre-order coin
-COD4 Map thingy
-GameStop calendar
-GameStop activity book

Disclaimer!
Rules might change (a little) and GameStop is in no way affiliated with this contest.








I got a demo disc for the new God of War game for pre-ordering it at GameStop. I popped it into my slim PSP and had at it while waiting for my movie to start.

The graphics are pretty mind blowing for the PSP. They look just like the PS2 versions. In fact the whole game is just like the PS2 versions. The boss fights with the "hit the button" mini games are still there. The fixed camera angles are still there (and they still work well.) The only difference I noticed was the new magic system. I stole a spell from a Persian guy after i kicked his ass. The demo ended right after that, but I'm guessing you get your spells from bosses this time around.

So long story short, if you want God of War in your pocket, then this is exactly what you need. Doesn't look like anything very unique is going on here, but awesome non-the-less.

Sidenote: My hand started to hurt. I think the slim is too slim...








Hello there D-toiders.

I am Spykron and I assist with the managing of a GameStop in Massachusetts. We have A LOT of random pre-order swag lying around in my store and I thought "why not give it away to you guys." Because we don't want it anymore.

So heres the deal. I will be visiting fellow d-toider ShadokatRegn next week (13th-18th) in the mile high city of Denver. We have been friends for years now and I am proud to have brought her strength into His Robots Army.

Anyway, neither of us has much money, so we are looking for fun, creative ideas of things to do. You submit the ideas, we do the things and take a picture, the 3 ideas that we had the most fun with will win!

:OFFICIAL RULES:

How to enter:
1. Open to all d-toid members. Must have a mailing address to get your prize.
2. Just post your idea in the comments section. There will be more than one blog posting of this contest. Shadokat will probably repost under her name as well. You only need to submit your idea once on one blog, but if you want to post multiple times, go ahead. Feel special!
3. Submit as many ideas as you want.

Rules on submissions:
1. Ideas must cost nothing, be legal, and safe.
2. Nothing sexual guys, plz, srysly.
3. Be fucking creative. Creativity wins it.
4. We dont have time or money to travel far, so ideas must take place in the city. Or in a place you would expect a big city like Denver to have. (Malls, McDonalds, etc..)
5. Ideas must produce an Epic picture. The final picture of the event is something you should keep in mind. (I have a tripod and a timer, if that helps)
6. The ideas don't have to be something we need to leave the house for.
7. Also, creativity.

Deadline:
Jan 16th 2008

Winners:
1. Spykron and Shadokat reserve the right to ignore/preform as many ideas as they choose.
2. We will agree one a top 3 of the best ideas/resulting pictures and post them. Along with any other interesting crap that might happen along the way.
3. Winners announced sometime around the 20th.

PRIZES!!!!

There are 3 tee-shirts. Each is a mostly black, XL cotton shirt. One is for Guild Wars: EotN, one is for Kane and Lynch, and one is for Tabula Rasa. 1st place picks first, then 2nd, and 3rd gets the remaining shirt. In addition:

1st place:



-Mario Galaxy pre-order coin
-COD4 Map thingy
-Juiced 2 DVD with Ursula Mayes (shes hot)
-Naruto wristband
-Unreal Anthology for PC
-GameStop calendar
-GameStop activity book
-Fullmetal Alchemist DVD with 1st four episodes.
-Pirates of the Carribean playing cards.
-Dragon Quest Monsters Joker DS screenwipe with dangle pouch
-Mass Effect behind the scenes bonus disc
-Crysis pre-order bonus with poster
-Han Solo PSP case
-Eternal Sonata 360 faceplate (it's light blue with a little boy wearing a green coat)
-Monkey Ball figurine
-Unopened pack of WoW trading cards.

2nd Place:



-Mario Galaxy pre-order coin
-COD4 Map thingy
-Juiced 2 DVD with Ursula Mayes (shes hot)
-Naruto wristband
-Unreal Anthology for PC
-GameStop calendar
-GameStop activity book

3rd Place:



-Mario Galaxy pre-order coin
-COD4 Map thingy
-GameStop calendar
-GameStop activity book

Disclaimer!
Rules might change (a little) and GameStop is in no way affiliated with this contest.

GO!







Spykron
7:53 PM on 01.01.2008

Heyo. For anyone who don't know, I provide random tips every now and then about Gamestop for you. Hurray!

-We "penny'd out" a bunch of strategy guides a week or too ago. I should have told you sooner but i forgot. This basically means we marked down a bunch of guides to a Penny. I'm pretty sure its a chain wide ordeal and included guides were Heavenly Sword, RE4 Wii edition, Hellgate London, crash of the titans, a Naruto game, and a few others I forget. Bad Reporting, oops.

The point is check your local store and ask if they have anything for a penny. The Heavenly Sword guide has some nice art in the back. I expect some of the holiday themed stuff to go out like that soon too. We have these nifty little gift card tins that look like miniature systems, and I'd bet they're next to go.

-PS2's are worth 40 bucks now (45 for the slim) which isnt too bad considering they used to be 30, then 20. Gamecubes are 15 but they only sell for 30 now which rules, and Xbox gets shafted at being worth 20 (resold for 60)

-If you ever need a quick fix of Xbox live gold but are poor then go to Gamestop and check around in the used games that are open. A lot of them have 48 hour passes in them. I even found one that had a free month. Score.

Ok see ya around the internets
~Spykron








As you guys may or may not now, I am an assistant manager of a Gamestop in Massachusetts. This holiday season was OMGWTFBBQ busy and with all those customers in the store our amount of PS3 customers naturally increased.

The main thing I've noticed was that at least 75% of the PS3 customers fit into 2 categories.

1. Hip-Hop Culture Enthusiasts.
These are the kind of people who talk kind of like Snoop Dog and wear diamond earrings (real or fake, I don't think it matters) and the chains and blah blah you know the type. I guess Sony is a brand more close to fancy big screen tvs and that sort of "Big Pimpin" high life. The PS3 is more expensive. Its like digital bling.

2. Parents who don't now much about gaming
These are parents who's kids had a PS2 so they just got a PS3 cause it was the next one up. Pretty simple.

In both cases they are customers who probably bought a Sony console just because it said "Sony" on it. Remember when Sony was talking all arrogant and saying things like that? Well from what I've seen they were mostly right. The problem is that number is still relatively small because of the hardcore gamers that like to think for themselves.

I can say that it looks like the PS3 is rising up just fine and I really hope it does. I have a 360, but thats mostly because I had a Playstation in the last round of consoles and I needed to catch up with the games that were on XBOX. I'll be ready for my PS3 when they (hopefully) announce a redesign like the past 2 PlayStations got.

So I know this community is mostly hardcore, and I know you guys have PS3's out there. Do you agree?

(P.S. Wii and DS totally "Won" Christmas at my store. I'm sure we wernt alone.)








So last night Necros posted this blog about a 5 year old killing a bear with a gun. One thing lead to another and I felt the need to make my own blog sharing my opinions on guns, fighting, and what honor has to do with it.

The way I see it, there are people out there, and situations, where you have no choice but to handle them violently. For example: self defense from a mugger, rapist, or dictator government. Weapons make it a lot easier to defend yourself, and guns are a powerful weapon. Sure you could say we would all be better off if no one had them, but we would also all be better off with a personal magic genie. Thats just not going to happen though. And outlawing them would be a terrible idea, because then only the criminals would have guns. (look what happened during prohibition.)

Then theres the question of honor. EternalDeathSlayer believes that a knife fight has more honor (and is also cleaner?) I don't believe in a code of honor like this. I don't believe in Bushido at all. The way I see it, if there is someone doing something evil, the evil must be stopped. If I were to come across someone being attacked and raped in an alley, I would use any means necessary to put a stop to it. If i had a weapon and they didn't, good. They don't deserve a fair fight. When it comes to a point where violence is the only option, why on earth would you want to pass on any advantage you could have. Thats just bad strategy. Most things are not worth getting violent for, but if you have to, go big and get it done quick.

I hope to hear a lot of opinions. Also, if you have a Myspace, you can check out a blog i posted last year about hunting. It got pretty intense.