NYC PS3 lines getting re-god-damn-diculous

See what you’ve done Sony? Do you see the carnage and hell you’ve unleashed? I hope you’re happy with yourselves. Look at what my fellow New Yorkers have had to endure thanks to your piece of sh*t launch strategy. You can’t even handle a launch right at your own store:

Outside the SonyStyle Store in Midtown Manhattan, several gamers voiced their disgust at the way the line was being managed, complaining of seeing their place in line move further back because of line jumpers.

At the Circuit City in Union Square, several gamers told GameSpot that people have been cutting the line since mid-week, with the most coming in the last hours.

“There’s no management of the line here,” said one hopeful PS3 owner. “People are just jumping the line, there were even fights last night. It’s totally messed up.”

Local news stations are also covering the escalating tension, reporting that some gamers have moved about 100 feet backwards since they first got in line.

What’s worse, is that even though it has been rather mild here the past few days, the clouds are set to open up and dump a ton of rain on the campers. Here’s more:

The weather doesn’t look to help matters, either. An overcast morning turned into a blustery afternoon with winds picking up–the leading edge of an incoming thunderstorm. Rain and winds up to 35 miles per hour are expected straight through the console’s midnight launch.

When I finally head on over to the lines later tonight, I plan to throw on my riot gear. Things are gonna get a whole lot of ugly here in the Big Apple tonight. 

 

Robert Summa