I hate my day job with a fiery passion...
August 20, 2009

I hate my day job with a fiery passion. I'm rather confident that I will soon either walk out in a fit of complete and utter disgust... or I'll get fired. The latter could happen whether I screw up or not, as several long-time employees have recently been let go for minor infractions that elsewhere probably wouldn't even warrant a frown from a manager. It's absurd, really.

So anyway, the only reason I'm still working at the job is that I need the money and the prospect for other jobs around here is virtually non-existent given my skill set. I have a lot of back debts and I've been paying them down, but it can't happen fast enough to please me. So I've decided to sell some games that I can maybe do without. I'll miss many of them, but not in any extreme way. Perhaps parting with them will keep my sanity secure, so it's a sacrifice worth making.

While deciding what to sell, I figured it was time to finally let go of original Xbox games that won't run on the Xbox 360, since my brother-in-law borrowed my original Xbox and it never quite came back due to circumstances not entirely within his control. The list of games I'll be selling for that reason is as follows:

Beyond Good & Evil
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
Everything or Nothing
Gladius
The Godfather: The Game
Kung Fu Chaos
Metal Slug 3
Pirates of the Caribbean
Samurai Shodown V

I don't expect any of those to go for much on eBay and definitely I'll miss them, but I'm not about to buy another Xbox--bulky beast that it is--and most of the above games I probably won't go back to even though I like them. The hardest loss to take will be Pirates of the Caribbean, a game that almost no one seems to know about or care about except for me. Many of the others are at least available on other systems.

With any luck, I'll make a few hundred on eBay as a result of my upcoming sales. That can go a long way toward paying off another credit card and yes, there's an up side to all of this: I'll have more room on my shelves for any new games that join my library in the months and years ahead... games that I'll likely have a better chance of actually playing from time to time. Hey, every cloud has a silver lining!

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EmP EmP - August 20, 2009 (09:08 AM)
NOTE: 'tis rumoured that BG&E2 will come along with a download that'll let you play the first.
honestgamer honestgamer - August 20, 2009 (02:58 PM)
Ubisoft has also recently stressed that there's no certainty PG&E2 will ever actually see the light of day, so another rumor is that it won't.

I hope it does come out, though, and that it does include the first game. I bought the game, opened it and then never actually played it, which was a habit of mine at the time. A stupid one, admittedly.
EmP EmP - August 20, 2009 (04:53 PM)
I loved BG&E. And I hate almost everything.
zippdementia zippdementia - August 20, 2009 (06:31 PM)
I can sympathize about hating your day job. I can't stand working at the restaurant. It's how I pay the rent, though. Though I've been modeling enough recently I may be able to finally quit.

At the very least, I know I can afford to call in sick this weekend. Sadly, I actually AM sick, which takes the fun out of it.

In any case, my condolences, and my thanks for running this site even through hard times!
Suskie Suskie - August 20, 2009 (11:57 PM)
BG&E is one of the most overrated games of the last generation, contradicting the popular opinion that it's one of the most underrated.
randxian randxian - August 21, 2009 (03:23 AM)
Yeah, work sucks. That's all there is to it. I get tired of the monotony and the flippant attitude toward real problems the managers seem to have. It's like nobody wants to take the bull by the horns to actually make things better.
Genj Genj - August 21, 2009 (06:06 PM)
BG&E is one of the most overrated games of the last generation, contradicting the popular opinion that it's one of the most underrated.

Haha I was actually thinking something similar. This game was so ignored upon release and yet people actually overhyped it after the sharp price drops.

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