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"The Console Curse"

Posted January 13th, 2009 at 4:38 PM by BeachBoy

Years ago, I used to have a plentiful amount of systems to damper the boredom I gained over so much free time. However, the 08 - 09 times have brought rather... disheartening and destructive results to Beachy's video game collection.

I was never one to boast all the latest games or "yeah dude, I got 7 systems with everything." No, I'm more or less like "I've got three systems with about 5 games." I have a single parent that supports two children with a lacking child support flow, so that's easily why. I don't harm my systems, and very thankful I even have them... yet I, the kid that rarely does anything wrong, get the punishment by some unknown force. A curse, if you will...

I call it "the console curse."

Some time ago (few weeks or months) my DS died randomly out of thin air. I was playing the Battle Tower, put my status to rest, turned off the DS, took my nap... woke up to nothing showing up. No light, no nothing.

I later find my sister's DS. And go out and buy Professor Layton and the Curious Village. However, I never got to play it, as the DS was misplaced and never found again. I've searched this house five times, at least, too.

Then a few days ago, my four-year-old 360 died of RROD. Red ring of doom. Three lights that flash, concerning hardware malfunction. And I can't pay to ship it to Mircosoft for their error that I didn't cause. (17% of all 360s made before the year 08 will suffer this inevitable unexplanable failure, over 3 million at the very least.)

The only thing that has revived is my Wii. Which I bought a wireless sensor bar to, and working like a charm. However, my games are so... outdated and defeated that I rarely have much fun as I can.

Meanwhile, my laptop is hanging by the skin of its backlight to survive and breathe another day.
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    Ayano Hana's Avatar
    Wow, your lucky you have any system at all. :<
    I have a DS, but, to be honest, I don't play it anymore. I'd glady ship it to you if my parents would let me. xD; *shot*
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 4:42 PM by Ayano Hana Ayano Hana is offline
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    Zet's Avatar
    you poor poor boy, come give Zet some sugar *opens arms out to hug you*
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 4:43 PM by Zet Zet is offline
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    Lucy Lu's Avatar
    Wow, dang that sounds like a curse alright. Things happen to your console right after another. Well at least your laptop still works.
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 4:45 PM by Lucy Lu Lucy Lu is offline
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    Brien's Avatar
    I wish I could say I want to feel your pain, sarcastically, but I actually do.

    I have a wii, and an outdated xbox (I)

    my ds is new but I never am allowed to buy games, and I am mad at microsoft and vowed never to play it again once they announced the 360 2 days after i purchased the first system.
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 6:37 PM by Brien Brien is offline
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    Mario The World Champion's Avatar
    Wow. I guess you do have a console curse.
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 8:59 PM by Mario The World Champion Mario The World Champion is offline
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    Um...Orby, the 360 hasn't been out for four years. :x

    Did you buy it right at launch? If you bought it in Jan 2006 or after, you can send it in and get it fixed for free.
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 9:21 PM by Morkula Morkula is offline
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    BeachBoy's Avatar
    Morkula, well.... my 360 has the date 12 - 28 - 2005 on the back, I think its been more than four years. 8( I haven't played it that entire time, but overall age, yeah.

    The problem with "send it in" is shipping. D:
    Posted January 13th, 2009 at 10:11 PM by BeachBoy BeachBoy is offline
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    Avey's Avatar
    At least you can afford all of that.
    Posted January 14th, 2009 at 6:19 AM by Avey Avey is offline

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