Inside Pulse 12

Black Friday Contest

Contest

If you feel that the video game industry has cheated you in any way in the course of your lifetime, here’s your chance to do something about it… and maybe get a little something for yourself in the process.

As you read in Part 1, I turned in a great deal of video game merchandise to a particular VGR that’s everywhere nowadays. In doing so, I ended up with a nice store credit – $55.94, to be exact. Not bad, right?

Here’s the thing. I, for one, have reached my breaking point when it comes to these VGRs and the industry that yields them. I decided that even if the game was free, I did not want to support a store that has done more than its fair share to make life difficult for the gamers that keep it alive. So rather than get a game for nothing, I decided to put it to a greater cause.

Here’s where you come in. I want stories of pain and suffering. I want to feel your pain. I want you to write in with the most glaring way in which the industry has treated you unfairly. It could be a time when a VGR said they’d have a game on a certain day, but didn’t have it until a week later. It could be a time when a publisher delayed, or even canceled, a game you were really looking forward to. Or it could just be a time where a smartass employee made you feel stupid. Either way, you owe it to yourself to send in your story.

The writer of the story that most makes the world sympathize with you is the winner of the $55.94 VGR store credit. As for the rest of you? Don’t fret, because your stories matter, too. Every story that comes in will be posted to an index of reader and Inside Pulse staff contributions so that the entire gaming community has a voice to fire back at the industry that refuses to throw a bone to its loyal patrons.

If you want to help make a difference, click the link and tell the world your story. You’ll be glad you did.



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