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Feb 23rd 2009 3:53PM Orbital, definitely. Makes me pine for Midship, actually.
Oct 15th 2007 3:45PM I'm going to have to go with the Dr. Seuss Bible sketch. It's just so terrifically wrong in so many ways. There's also the brilliant one with a man who memorized a series of sentences in many different languages but cannot remember his own. Just excellent.
God, I miss KitH being on regularly. I latched onto it way back when right after Comedy Central got rid of Monty Python. At least I got the Python set to tide me over until...maybe this megaset. ;)
Aug 16th 2007 12:36PM Seriously, this is just another one of those "game" things. There are well over 100,000 of these "games" already, and I'm only talking about the electronic ones! This garbage has got to stop somewhere, and I think Joystiq may be the only ones who can take a stand!!
Oh, who am I kidding? Let's all drown in digital delights!
Aug 16th 2007 12:33PM I'm loving the fact that I can play the game in a different way each and every time I go through it. And for a game that looks this great, the more replayability the better!
Aug 5th 2007 11:18PM Sure, why not try for one of these? I like free stuff!
Mar 5th 2007 12:07PM How could you ever go wrong with that cast and dialogue? Seriously!
Feb 7th 2007 12:56PM This is why primary sources are always better than secondary sources, aren't they? Sure, Amazon has some nice blogs, but... ;)
Jan 15th 2007 4:14PM Thanks for the article, actually. Not only was it informative but I also found out that there's an ALDI not more than 13 minutes away from my dorm. This certainly beats driving to Indianapolis (and then some) for 70 minutes to hit up Trader Joe's!
I'm just glad there are at least three "nearby" Trader Joe's back at home. I've always been impressed by what they have to offer, let alone the prices.
Jan 7th 2007 5:22PM Having been to both Broadway Mall in Hicksville and Roosevelt Field Mall in wherever town that's located again (Carle Place, if I recall or thereabouts?) over the past few days, the handwritten signs aren't faked or a joke. In Roosevelt Field in particular the window displays are usually so crowded and the mall has such heavy foot traffic that posting those signs on the sides of the doors help drag people in who wouldn't otherwise show up.
And, while eavesdropping during my typical shopping jag, a lot of gamers were interested in the PS3 but they just don't have the money for the $600 model, let alone the $500 model. Well, either that or their parents don't. This isn't necessarily mind-blowing save for the fact that a lot of students from the more afluent nearby neighborhoods (ie: Syosset, Jericho, Woodbury, etc.) already have one or don't care. It seems most of the people who already have one in the area are already set and those that don't are spending their money elsewhere.
Nov 20th 2006 8:10PM After realizing from many years of online shopping that waiting for an e-mail confirmation of when an item will go on sale when I've already heard that hundreds of people will be looking for every 1 unit the store has is a silly proposition, I refreshed the page like everyone else. So far, I'm in for one and it's shipping out later today.
Honestly, I could have sworn several blogs reported just several days ago that Amazon's stock of Wiis could only satisfy 1/100 people who signed up for e-mail notification. By the time confirmation of the sale goes out it's usually, a good portion of the time, already out of stock.
So I don't fault Amazon for this. And the Reviews section was getting ridiculous even by 12:15 AM EST. By then there were already around 40 comments and only one was even remotely about the system itself. It then devolved into nothing more than a discussion board, which was already available and thriving on the product page (well, at least depending upon your refresh). Couple that with everyone complaining that it wasn't on at midnight EST, midnight PST, and so forth when it was never guaranteed to go on sale the second Nov. 19 hit and it starts getting ludicrous.
Honestly, I think this was all blown out of proportion. If you don't get it at launch (and I doubt I may since I have a feeling my order may be pushed to a backorder if it takes any longer to process) then you just wait a little longer. Amazon simply dealt with the stock they had on hand and selling the Wii at 8 AM PST/11 AM EST was a reasonable way so that everyone has a chance at the product, not just those of us on the east coast or those of you on the west coast. Could it have been better? No doubt, but considering the server never crashed, never was overloaded, didn't accept umpteen orders only to tell everyone that it was a mistake (Hi, Radio Shack! Hola, Micro Center!), and didn't throw out a ludicrous bundle at the last second, it was fairly respectable.
Here's hoping the next launch is just a bit cleaner than this one.