The 5 People You Meet at a Used Video Game Store

Used record stores now only exist to be a place in a ‘watch-how-they-fall-in-love’ montage in a romantic comedy. They’re quaint, dusty, cute, and useless to all but a few aging baby-boomers who like to get reminded of how they used to be able to do the no-pants diggity and not wake up with AIDS covering their balls. The fact is there are way more old gaming consoles out their than there are old record players, which means even used games as far back as Vanilla Ice still get picked off the shelves, sometimes.
So who, pray, might a person find at one of these charming establishments? A variation of five different kinds of people, mostly.

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jaredhart3011d ago

Closest i've been to a used video game store is Gamestop.

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meluvulongtime3011d ago

same here... used game shops are good for finding hard to find classic titles though. So I guess I'd through in the collector as someone you'd meet at a used game store.

GusBricker3011d ago (Edited 3011d ago )

They have to pay for their drug/whore addiction.

Megaton3011d ago (Edited 3011d ago )

Oh shit! It's a pic of Game Dude over in North Hollywood! Been going there since I was a little kid. That place is so awesome, like a time machine. Really old game posters all over the walls, and a HUGE selection of old games to match. They even sell arcade machines there sometimes. It's like a museum of gaming, from past to present, except everything's for sale.

UnDone143011d ago

WOOOOOW! I got chills when I recognized that game store. It's Game Dude! I've been going there since 1993! The past couple of years I haven't been there, but my brother and I have bought and sold so many games there since 93'. Genesis, Sega CD, 32x, Playstation (PSX) games, etc. Just a couple of months ago I went with my brother there and it was the first time in years I've went. I remember the drummer of Fear Factory (Raymond Herrera) worked at Game Dude back in 94-95!

Megaton3011d ago (Edited 3011d ago )

I wonder if there are any other locals around here. I don't go there all that often anymore either. Last time was about a year ago to pick up some SNES gear with my brother. I used to go there all the time when I was younger, usually cause they were guaranteed to have new games on launch day, unlike all the stores closer to me. Gaming was still a niche thing back then, not all mainstream like it is today with launch parties and pre-order bonuses at all major electronics stores.

Moerdigan3011d ago

replaced "used game store" with "Gamestop"

Zachmo1823011d ago

Is it me or does the one guy with glasses in the college pic.. Look like the guy from sex drive and hot tub time machine?

dinkeldinkse3011d ago

I am 99% positive that it is him.

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