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Would it be evil to buy a proto with the intention of destroying it? Talking about that terrible game earthbound.

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Jul 21, 2013 at 9:21:50 AM
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Ferris Bueller (225)
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I hate this game. I've mentioned my hatred for it many times. Gotten into arguments with fanboys. The whole going ga-ga over this thing baffles me. I thought it was terrible.

That being said, I had this fantasy where I buy MrMarks proto off ebay in ten hours, then filming me smashing it with a tack hammer.

Is that a bad idea?

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My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at the Let's Play Gaming Expo last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

Oh, my WTB thread is very popular. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, Richard craniums - they all adore it. They think it's a righteous thread.
I'd also like to add that I've got my father's gun and a *scorching* price guide for aftermarket Nintendo games.
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Edited: 07/21/2013 at 09:39 AM by Ferris Bueller

Jul 21, 2013 at 9:24:02 AM
snoopy101 (91)
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youd get a couple youtube views from me

Jul 21, 2013 at 9:31:00 AM
RetroMichel (38)
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Instead of destroying it, give me that game.

Jul 21, 2013 at 9:40:47 AM
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If your video goes viral, you might be able to get your money back through youtube ads.

But the question is, would you really want to do this to your community? im sure there are people whod be happy having that proto

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Jul 21, 2013 at 9:47:01 AM
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This is a great idea!!! I once won a bet from a guy and then burned his $100 in front of him.... to this day it was the best $100 I ever spent. People will call it crazy..... but if the joy you get from destroying the game is worth the price tag to you... that's all that matters!!! Might I suggest a doing it in a game trade in parking lot though?? Take it a game shop.... let them low ball you (seems likely)... then hit them with "If I don't get what I want I'm just going to destroy it!!" They will laugh.. but when you are destroying it in their parking lot you get some classic shots of fan reaction. Free added production quality.

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Jul 21, 2013 at 9:53:07 AM
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Originally posted by: bparmalee

This is a great idea!!! I once won a bet from a guy and then burned his $100 in front of him.... to this day it was the best $100 I ever spent. People will call it crazy..... but if the joy you get from destroying the game is worth the price tag to you... that's all that matters!!! Might I suggest a doing it in a game trade in parking lot though?? Take it a game shop.... let them low ball you (seems likely)... then hit them with "If I don't get what I want I'm just going to destroy it!!" They will laugh.. but when you are destroying it in their parking lot you get some classic shots of fan reaction. Free added production quality.





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Jul 21, 2013 at 9:59:05 AM
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kinda reminds me of the guy that bought the PS3 and walked outside and smashed it. I mean if you don't mind spending the money for the cart, than thats fine. The Biggest thing would people believing it is a real Earthbound repro, much like in the AVGN episode with Pat the NES punk when they destroyed the NWC carts, but of course they were just good replicas

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Jul 21, 2013 at 10:55:49 AM
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Go for it.

I had plans to buy and burn the NKOTB box but I was outbid.

Jul 21, 2013 at 10:58:38 AM
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i wouldn't say it is evil. terrible games shouldn't exist. they rip people off of good money. Although it may not be evil it is totally stupid. Why protest something by buying it and destroying it? are you hurting the game? no there are other copies available, and you are wasting money. nobody is going to care about the video much in a few weeks after posting it.

Jul 21, 2013 at 11:12:04 AM
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Plenty of fans of the game that would enjoy having that.
Why take that away from them for such a juvenile purpose?

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Jul 21, 2013 at 11:20:21 AM
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I would fly down to Texas just to shake your hand if you did it.

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Jul 21, 2013 at 11:29:32 AM
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As long as your money is green, you can do whatever you want with it.

Have to say though, starting a thread like this and not going through with it...

Well, that reflects on a person

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Jul 21, 2013 at 11:32:33 AM
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Seems like an awful lot of effort to go through to show people you don't like a game that they do.

Jul 21, 2013 at 11:36:12 AM
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Originally posted by: MrMark0673

As long as your money is green, you can do whatever you want with it.

Have to say though, starting a thread like this and not going through with it...

Well, that reflects on a person

How much did you want for that NKOTB box of yours again?


Jul 21, 2013 at 11:38:34 AM
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Originally posted by: buyatari2

Originally posted by: MrMark0673

As long as your money is green, you can do whatever you want with it.

Have to say though, starting a thread like this and not going through with it...

Well, that reflects on a person

How much did you want for that NKOTB box of yours again?
 
Haha!  That was Josh's box, I didn't end up winning it.



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Jul 21, 2013 at 11:42:32 AM
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I got a copy from the meetup at your place last year and finally got to play the game all these people were going apeshit about... I have your back if you wanna burn it! Not impressed at all.

Jul 21, 2013 at 12:02:01 PM
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But would you destory Earthbound if it was undumped and the only one known?



Jul 21, 2013 at 12:34:28 PM
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I suppose I just wonder why you hate EB so much? Is it because you don't like the story, or the controls are horrible, or you had a bad experience playing it or you don't understand why people like it...what is the source of your hate? I would say there are many worse games out there than EB (Color a Dinosaur anyone?) but I wouldn't say I hate them, just that they are not my style of game. I don't like them there is usually a specific reason. So why say hate?

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On a more serious note, I've played EarthBound today for so long, I feel all tense and mentally worn out.
Then you called your mother and felt better?

 


Jul 21, 2013 at 12:43:04 PM
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I'm not gonna lie, I REALLY want that proto. I've even gone to MrMark privately about it. That being said, if you actually went through with this, I'd respect the hell out of you. Anyone can have a conviction, but few are willing to go the mat to declare it. Some will hate you, some will love you, some won't give a fuck; but everyone will be thinking the same thing, "That guy is 100% balls"

Jul 21, 2013 at 1:01:01 PM
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If you win it, I'm literally going to piss all over it before mailing it out to you.

Jul 21, 2013 at 1:01:36 PM
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the person who bought the first one would be real happy, probably could increase the value of their copy.

Jul 21, 2013 at 1:07:03 PM
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So you hate EarthBound, good for you, you're just like tens of thousands of other people online who hate popular things. Just because what makes this game so endearing, unique and fun to play went completely over your head, doesn't mean you have to ruin it for everyone else. Go hate on something else attention whore.

Jul 21, 2013 at 1:08:04 PM
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You know what will REALLY show those Earthbound heathens? Gimme $2K for my EB poster and then burn it to ashes. Anyone? Anyone?

Jul 21, 2013 at 1:09:09 PM
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i heard the guy who bought the last one opened it up and played it... thats what i would do to.

Jul 21, 2013 at 1:14:12 PM
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It would be a (very) scaled down version of someone acquiring a valuable piece of art, to destroy it. It'd be pretty stupid! It's actually a very interesting discussion: the right you have to do whatever you want with your property, and the evil of destroying something that has value to people that don't own it.

It'd be a waste of money though, that's for sure.

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