Monday, November 15, 2010

A lament for a missing gamer

(Sung to the tune of "Oh Where, Oh Where has my little dog gone")

Oh where, oh where has our Genghis Khan gone
Oh where, oh where can he be?
With his 360 dead and his Gears game broke
Oh where, oh where can he be?

You've all been wondering. Now we know, a little bit anyway. Genghis is still alive . . . but his Xbox 360 is not. Nor is his Gears of War 2 game disk. He popped on to someone's computer last night and sent me a quick message to say he was still alive but that his 360 crashed and ate up his Gears 2 disk in the process. (And I thought the stuffed suits at Microsoft were the only hungry bastards in the company.) I don't know any more than that, so don't ask.

Once he can find a lending/buying solution to his Xbox 360 woes he'll be back. Don't know when. Don't know with what games (if any) either. If there ever was a time to pass around a collection plate, now would be the time. I'm thinking about it, but I'll let you know.

So, let us all bow our heads at the passing of yet another Xbox 360. I don't know how much the rights are to the song, but I think Microsoft needs to hire Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" song as their anthem. I think these parts are particularly poignant:

There are plenty of ways you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him
You can cheat him
You can treat him bad and leave him
When he's down


Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust


Zenra Nukenin said...

Sounds like a YouTube video begging to be made.

Pengwenn said...

I'm just tired of hearing about failure rates (in mine or anyone else's 360s). After 5 years they should know how to prevent those errors. But one thing breaks, they fix that but something else breaks so they have to fix that. The cycle just keeps on repeating itself. If these were cars the feds would be all over Microsoft to live up to standards.

Zenra, do you play Rock Band 2?

Helll Weasell said...

I've been wondering how he's been doing lately. His money situation can't be good. He has almost no games left since he's been trading in everything, which means he's had very little cash to acquire new games. A used console might cost about $100 (I'm assuming everything else works and he only needs the console) and he has to find a way to afford one... I don't know. I hope he's doing okay.

Let me know if you're going to pass the hat. Use my email address or catch me online. Maybe we can work something out.

Zak said...

I heard a rumor that Radio Shack has the XBOX Elite for $125.00. Not sure if its in stores or online. I haven't found one yet.
Ghangis can always borrow my Gears 2. He doesn't live to far from me.

Zenra Nukenin said...

Sorry. No musical instrument games.