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SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Games and Technology
So we all know gamestop's evil blah blah blah. But here's some testimonials from an ex employee. Very interesting watch though it's a bit long, this is just the first part, and because I'm a lazy ass if you want to watch the rest would you kindly click the link.

yea yea ZP ripoff

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    ArikadoArikado Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This guy mumbles so much.

    He does give some nice insight but it's lost on me since I just buy new games from them on release day or cheap used DS games. I could see how other people would get ripped off on the used hardware and scratched games.

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm trying to watch this but I simply cannot. For the love of god, ENUNCIATE!!

    HELLO?! People? Thinking of making a voiceover for a video online?

    ENUNCIATE!!!!!

    You all make Americans sound like a bunch of cotton-mouthed drunks.

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    LoathingLoathing Registered User regular
    edited September 2008

    ENUNCIATE!!!!!

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    FaffelFaffel Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    LEARN TO SPEAK!!!!!


    Somewhat more accurate.

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    DeMoNDeMoN twitch.tv/toxic_cizzle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yeah, couldn't even watch the whole thing. Stopped it when it started sounding like ahdmmamamyooa.

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    Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Edit: Oh fuck this. this guy is terrible

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    TheSuperWootTheSuperWoot Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Man I thought it was ok until I got to the parts where he really tries to sound like Yahtzee. When he starts talking too fast all the words just slur together into one.

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    holy shit this is terrible, this dude sounds like he's doing a Godfather impression the whole time

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Man I thought it was ok until I got to the parts where he really tries to sound like Yahtzee. When he starts talking too fast all the words just slur together into one.

    Yeah, that happens at the one minute mark. I tried to ignore it and move on but after the 3rd or 4th time, it just wasn't any fun to watch or listen to. I was straining my brain trying to process what he was saying. Kind of sucked the fun right out of it. Can I just get this in text form or something? I'm still sort of interested in the content here.
    Captain K wrote: »
    holy shit this is terrible, this dude sounds like he's doing a Godfather impression the whole time

    I'm pretty sure he's trying to disguise his voice by making it lower pitched. Either that or he thinks he sounds too nerdy and wants to talk like a real man. Either way, it's is a terrible idea when talking fast and mumbling to begin with. Makes everything sound esaclyehsamewisawlawursmoosingtogeser.

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    SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Captain K wrote: »
    holy shit this is terrible, this dude sounds like he's doing a Godfather impression the whole time

    :lol: Yea he does. I can understand him though, which is weird.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This just in: working for Gamestop turns you into Mushmouth

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I really wanted to like it after getting all pumped up from the Street Fighter 3 character select music

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    TheSuperWootTheSuperWoot Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Watching the beginning of the second video is really ironic. He says it's good he doesn't speak as fast as Yahtzee, so people don't have to watch the video three times to understand what he says.

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    Smug DucklingSmug Duckling Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Protip: if you can't enunciate, don't try to rip off Yahtzee.

    That said, I watched the whole first part, and all I have to say is "No shit Sherlock!"

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    Feels Good ManFeels Good Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Protip: if you can't enunciate, don't try to rip off Yahtzee.

    That said, I watched the whole first part, and all I have to say is "No shit Sherlock!"

    You mean to say that "No shit sherlock" was the only line of the video you actually understood, correct?

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    Smug DucklingSmug Duckling Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Protip: if you can't enunciate, don't try to rip off Yahtzee.

    That said, I watched the whole first part, and all I have to say is "No shit Sherlock!"

    You mean to say that "No shit sherlock" was the only line of the video you actually understood, correct?

    Well, I mean, you have to be dense to think that you are getting good value for trade-ins at EBstop - this isn't some startling insider revelation. The ONLY advantage is how easy it is to do. If you actually want some money, go somewhere else (like Craig's List, as he says).

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    reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    This guy sounds like he has his mouth full of smashed potatoes.

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    BehemothBehemoth Compulsive Seashell Collector Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I like what he's saying, and the visuals are very good, very ZP-esque.

    But god-damnit I cannot stand the way that guy talks. If he were to hire someone, ANYONE, else to read his script for him, it would be awesome.

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    B:LB:L I've done worse. Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That's what happens when you use a voice filter that makes you sound like Ben Stein.

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    evilmrhenryevilmrhenry Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    He is using a voice changer. He does change his voice at some point, though. (It sounds like he got a friend to take over the speaking part.)

    EDIT: Alright, lets get the other parts up here. Copy-pasted from Cheapassgamer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_D45dRcehg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byJSoWl476I


    Episode 2: Yahtzee, Game Informer, Edge Card, and Reservations
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxn2ezNDCwc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6n0E9Iz5E0


    Episode 3 Part 1: Working at GameStop
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r72BRRTkOQs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFK7BKwlj8I


    Episode 3 Part 2: It gets worse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFzC65kF7P0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejAaOV8hQQw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ej2dUvsz8E

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    EriosErios Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    While his voice could have been an octave higher or so, I thought his presentation was reasonably funny and was a good stand against the race to the bottom ethos of many American businesses.

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    ColtColt .45 ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    While the mumble seemed to get heavy at times I just watched the pictures until I started hearing words again. He has a point and did an awesome job presenting it.

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Man, there's nothing about Gamestop you have to learn by working there. It's a retail job, get over it.

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    zanetheinsanezanetheinsane Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I watched all of those videos, although I was alt-tabbing in and out of games and other pages at times. The speaking portions get progressively better after about half-way through the second video. The end ones are much much more understandable.
    Here's the too long, didn't watch version: Gamestop hires dumb people, they love to sell you useless shit and used games/consoles that don't work, subscriptions are dumb, reserves and pre-orders are dumb, and managers and corporate ownership are out of touch with reality/customers, etc.

    Pretty much everything you already knew and has been said time and time again. I can't say anything in this video is truly groundbreaking giving the number of EB/Gamespot-bashing videos and material that have been released throughout the years. If you ever had a desire to work at EBStop this might change your mind, but seriously, a job is a job, even if it's a shitty soulless job. EB is going to keep doing whatever the fuck they want as long as they're making money.

    I'll take that job carving up babies if you don't, cause hey man, I gots to eat, right?

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    Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I watched all of those videos, although I was alt-tabbing in and out of games and other pages at times. The speaking portions get progressively better after about half-way through the second video. The end ones are much much more understandable.
    Here's the too long, didn't watch version: Gamestop hires dumb people, they love to sell you useless shit and used games/consoles that don't work, subscriptions are dumb, reserves and pre-orders are dumb, and managers and corporate ownership are out of touch with reality/customers, etc.

    Pretty much everything you already knew and has been said time and time again. I can't say anything in this video is truly groundbreaking giving the number of EB/Gamespot-bashing videos and material that have been released throughout the years. If you ever had a desire to work at EBStop this might change your mind, but seriously, a job is a job, even if it's a shitty soulless job. EB is going to keep doing whatever the fuck they want as long as they're making money.

    I'll take that job carving up babies if you don't, cause hey man, I gots to eat, right?

    1. There's going to be dumb people working at every place in the world, because there's dumb people everywhere. There's a lot of smart people too though. I worked at GS. Most of us there were smart. There was definitely some dumb ones too. Most of them don't last.

    2. I hated selling useless shit and games/consoles that didn't work. You think I want to deal with an angry person? No. I want their shit to work so they are happy and I am happy. I thoroughly tested systems and refurbed any discs that looked shitty.

    3. Subscriptions are dumb? I mean, maybe if you don't shop there. I had many customers that easily got more than the initial $15 investment. If you're going to make more back than it costs, wouldn't it be dumb not to get it?

    4. Reserves/pre-orders are dumb? If it's a game you plan on picking up on day 1, why the fuck not? It's not extra money at all, it can be nice to slowly put money on it, sometimes there's cool freebie swag like LittleBigPlanet's Kratos costume or free Fable 2 Pub Games, and it's especially nice if you're wanting the Limited/Collector's Edition. I don't want to risk not getting the Fallout 3 LE.

    5. "and managers and corporate ownership are out of touch with reality/customers." Now this is something that I agree with. I had a few really cool managers, and a 1 or 2 shitty ones. And the GameStop marketing team is half retarded I think. I think Rhino did a lot of things superior in that regard. Then again, Rhino was smaller and more in touch with everything, I feel.

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited September 2008
    Vid maker should get back to hobby when he's over his cold.

    Yes.

    The only good thing about was that you could basically lay-away it and even pay towards it after release. Was, because now they just give your pre-order to the next guy in line.

    If you have cash in hand, go to Target, where all you'll be asked is "Cash or Charge?".

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    Forever ZefiroForever Zefiro cloaked in the midnight glory of an event horizonRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I mean, it's a store by store basis I guess. If they're shitty people, then maybe they'll give your pre-order out. I know they only hold it for 48 hours, but usually if you pre-order it's because you want to make sure you get it in the first couple days. But as long as it's within that time, they should have a copy set aside for you. If not, then that's ridiculous

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    Smug DucklingSmug Duckling Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The only time I've ever pre-ordered anything was Rock Band. I was out of town when it came out (since it was delayed like a month here in Canada), but since I prepaid the full amount, they actually held the thing for a whole week until I got back, while the game was basically sold out there and everywhere else. I wasn't really expecting them to be that nice to me.

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    DualEdgeDualEdge Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    4. Reserves/pre-orders are dumb? If it's a game you plan on picking up on day 1, why the fuck not? It's not extra money at all, it can be nice to slowly put money on it, sometimes there's cool freebie swag like LittleBigPlanet's Kratos costume or free Fable 2 Pub Games, and it's especially nice if you're wanting the Limited/Collector's Edition. I don't want to risk not getting the Fallout 3 LE.

    The problem comes with the fact that they will not even order extra copies of games that don't manage to pull in enough preorders. They'll end up ordering the two copies and call it a day, locking out those of us who don't enjoy going into the store every fucking day because we happened to check GameFAQ's list of releases. Of course Halo and GTA will always have infinite amounts of new copies though.

    I will always hold the manager who refused to hand me my copy of Animal Crossing Wild World until I sang with him over the company's head.

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    Myself980Myself980 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Man, I thought you guys just had your panties in a bunch about the dude's voice, but holy shit, he's near unintelligible at some points.

    That said, good visual style and some points that, although I always suspected, are nice to have confirmed.

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    tarnoktarnok Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So is Chrome fucking with me or are all of those videos not working anymore?

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    SmashismSmashism Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Okay, this guy is complaining about his job like his pre-HS education should give him more in life.
    Seriously, I worked at gamestop and yes it sucks. So did the Deli that I used to work at when I was 16.
    The only solution is to buy a very crappy mic and get sloshed and try to sound like ZP. Of course.
    Somebody get this fucking slack jawed yokel some subtitles.

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    ogcam777ogcam777 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Dunno what's wrong with you guys, I understood everything he said :P

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    ...

    Should I be worried?

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    BeckBeck Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Does anyone else hear the "TSCH" (select sound) in their minds when they watch the first couple seconds of that video?

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    GCGalGCGal Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Beck wrote: »
    Does anyone else hear the "TSCH" (select sound) in their minds when they watch the first couple seconds of that video?

    so its not just me

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    VothVoth Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I think it's a little disappointing that someone from Australia can ennunciate English much better than an American.

    If he's targeting the uninformed masses, though, he definitely should trim this. If he's targeting people like us ... he should definitely trim this.

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    augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Voth wrote: »
    I think it's a little disappointing that someone from Australia can ennunciate English much better than an American.

    Yahtzee is English. He lives in Australia.

    EDIT: Also, what?

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    TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I like how $44.99 is only a ripoff when Gamestop charges it, but not Gamecrazy. And anyone know how different Gamecrazy's trade pricing is? It can't be that different. I mean, these stores still inhabit the same brick & mortar universe.

    Also, it's great how he can't make up his mind whether to describe Gamestop's used selection a fence for mint-condition stolen goods by thieves, or a dumping ground for crackheads' scratched-up coasters.

    And who is he trying to persuade to stop trading their shit in for ripoff cash values? The crackheads? That'lll work. What exactly is he hoping to accomplish here?

    Maybe he thinks he'll get the Nobel prize for discovering that the internet is a good place to buy and sell stuff.

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    BeckBeck Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So does he ever begin to talk about Gamestop's attempts to stifle digital distribution or can I shut this off?

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    psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I think it's a little disappointing that someone from Australia can ennunciate English much better than an American.

    Well deal with it, none of you American motherfuckers know how to speak English.

    Cheers:
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