Ancient Ruin

Ancient Ruin | IN 2017 A MAJOR DISCOVERY MADE BY ARCHEOLOGIST | image tagged in blockbuster,meme,archeologist,history,ruin,building | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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33,612 views, 388 upvotes, Made by Knightrogens 21 months ago blockbustermemearcheologisthistoryruinbuilding
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19 ups, 1 reply
THAT'S CUZ ALL THE BLOCKBUSTER JOBS | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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YOU GET JOB AT BLOCKBUSTER? WHY NO OWN BLOCKBUSTER? | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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MY FACE WHEN I THINK ABOUT BLOCKBUSTER | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
My dream in life is to own a Blockbuster store.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Hipsters would love to do that today...
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But not just any hipster... NERD hipsters!
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One Does Not Simply Meme | ONE DOES NOT PUT SMALL VIDEO STORES OUT OF BUSINESS AND NOT EXPECT THE SAME THING TO EVENTUALLY HAPPEN TO THEM | image tagged in memes,one does not simply | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Steve Harvey Meme | NETFLIX IS GOING TO REPLACE REDBOX PRETTY SOON | image tagged in memes,steve harvey | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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5 ups, 1 reply
Lol. We've been getting ads for Direct TV and the like almost everyday for weeks
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5 ups, 1 reply
Oops, I meant Netflix
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4 ups
Kinda figured that
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10 ups, 1 reply
lol! :)
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4 ups
haha!
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7 ups, 1 reply
Is it weird to miss going to block buster?
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5 ups, 1 reply
When I was a kid we'd go to blockbuster and bring home a giant stack of movies and spend the whole weekend just eating popcorn and watching movies. :) I do miss that experience.
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5 ups
I knew somebody who had a tv in their truck who would go there, get a movie, watch it, return it, and get another one, repeating all day with their truck parked in the parking lot outside.
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What I really miss in the drive-ins!
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I loved the drive ins as a kid. :)
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8 ups, 1 reply
What's funny is that Netflix was founded by a man who was frustrated his by overdue fees at Blockbuster
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7 ups, 1 reply
Disruptive technologies are hilarious because they almost always get promptly killed by something else. People lost their shit because we were recording TV onto VHS, VHS onto other VHS, DVD's, DVR, Renting, Streaming, Web, web-tv, web on videogame consoles, Being able to fast forward through commercials, ad blockers, too many people watching something on a single TV, too many people watching something on a single netflix account, a single PPV account, watching TV with over-the-air antenna has come and gone and come back a few times, I know redbox was in there somewhere for a little while.

That's only with video media off the top of my head. The audio media is just as bizarre. That isn't even talking about the video format wars. All because people won't just let us, the people, the consumers work it out. We're smart, we'll figure it out, don't worry.

If we can figure out micro-usb cables and 3.5mm headphone jacks, we can figure the rest of this shit out, don't worry about us.
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8 ups, 1 reply
Let's not forget that in the digital age, anything in any audio or video format is subject to being pirated, especially by people who believe that the entertainment industry is ripping us off... or by people who are sick of the political posturing of celebrities... or by people who just flat out cannot afford to feed their entertainment appetite and will do whatever it takes to get their fix. I am neither condoning or recommending that people pirate movies or music, but it is a fact that pirates are here to stay and the more the industry associations try to put the screws to the public in an effort to clamp down on unauthorized copying/sharing, the more pirating will flourish...

I remember when movies cost only 1/2 an hour's worth of the average guy's wages for 2 hours worth of entertainment. Now it costs two hours' wages (or more) for 90 minutes of whatever. Even if you figure some sort of sliding scale for inflation, etc., it's just not worth the trouble to go to the theatre (not to mention the safety concerns from being part of a target-rich environment for crazies or jihadists). I for one believe that we should be free to preview the media we wish to consume, and then purchase that which holds our interest.
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6 ups, 2 replies
My personal favorite, and this's rampant in video game framework. Arbitrary region locking, region lockouts, currency locks, and import/export bans. Even if/when people want/can pay for a game, they are literally, physically, and legally unable to. Why? The system is broken, and they know it's broken.

Gog is always having problems with this and so is G2A. At least they have a way to try to get *some* money, and all people do is shit all over them. Broken system. And don't even get me started on how many DRM games I have that I legally purchased that are unplayable. Am I ever going to get that money back? Of course not. Stack of unplayable games thanks to DRM / offline servers because they consider backdooring abandoned games illegal. Why?

So there is absolutely a gray area. I don't agree with wholesale piracy, but there is absolutely a huge gray area and most of it is irrelevant because disruptive technology is so fast. I just want to play copies of my games I legitimately purchased. Why is *that* so much to ask? Oh. I can't even do that. Where are the laws protecting me? Oh, they don't exist.

So I support Gog and G2A. I don't think piracy of games is the answer, but I know some countries literally have no way to play our games due to having no avenue of legitimately playing our games. They have money and can't... and this's getting a long post. Take care!
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5 ups, 2 replies
Thanks for your take on gaming. It's sure changed from the days when I helped write the 2nd Edition AD&D rules, and was still relegated to pencil & paper & dice. Now the sky is the limit - IF you can play your game, as you pointed out!
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4 ups, 1 reply
yeah, exactly! thanks for reading, commenting. great discussion!
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I LIKE BIG BUCK HUNTER
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Yep, there are lots of things like that, like Shadowrun making huge strides as well. Lots of ways to use mobile devices to make playing table-top a lot more friendly. Lots of ways to play tabletop online also. Very cool stuff.
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3 ups, 1 reply
or by ranting and if it was a good rant i didnt read it
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4 ups, 1 reply
2 sec attention span need not apply, us adults are having a conversation.
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4 ups, 1 reply
I enjoyed you rant :)
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3 ups, 1 reply
aw thanks, we try to have some good discussion here. :)
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3 ups, 1 reply
I like your memes. I'll up vote them to help you get to 100k
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3 ups, 1 reply
oh thanks, you don't have to do that though. :) I do pretty good here just bein my self with everyone. :) thanks though!
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Done. New icon for you! ;)
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Million Points Campaign! Help push The_Lapsed_Jedi over 1,000,000!!!!!
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We did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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6 ups, 1 reply
I miss it too much
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I miss it to =(
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I thought all of thrm were gone! Thank god, i guess i was wrong.
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8 ups, 1 reply
Memories :(
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7 ups, 2 replies
I supported you guys no matter how royally you shat on me constantly, but nobody could fix the corporate issues. RIP. :(
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7 ups, 2 replies
The buy and trade game thing was such a ripoff. I just sold my games on eBay and got what the store would sell it for. You know? Trade in a game for 17 bucks then they turn around and sell it for 49.99? F**k off lol.
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8 ups
Yes, they told me several times they were selling their own games on ebay which is why they never had any of the listed games for sale. They would just laugh about it to me. It still pisses me off to this day. "OH HA HA HA. WE JUST HAD A COPY OF MARIO MIX COME IN. I JUST SOLD IT ON EBAY FOR 3X THE AMOUNT HA HA HA HA HA HA." but..... don't you want customers? Don't you want to keep your doors open? Don't you want a job? It just broke my heart how cruel ... how just openly cruel they were. There were good ones yes, but it was not a small number of employees that were royally cruel.
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5 ups, 3 replies
I haven't heard of that chain. Did they get bought out by Gamestop like EB?

There's a chain called Vintage Stock in the midwest that I go to. They used to be decent when they were smaller but have since lost the mom and pop store feel and gone more corporate jacking up prices and reducing trade-in offers.
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3 ups, 2 replies
I used to always buy at EB and avoid GameStop as a teen. Now, there's only GameStop. At least as retail stores.

Though, I think we need the return of rental video game stories. Gamefly isn't... good enough IMO. And I feel like more people would be able to avoid having to return a game for less than full price after not enjoying the first hour of it if we had retail video game rental stores.
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Yeah I know a lot of people that did gamefly for a little while, then it just never met their expectations. Sort of like how netflix (send the movies to your house subscription) went off the rails a bit after launch.

Also why would anyone do that now when you can scam/abuse the living hell out of Playing every game for free on Steam for like 2 hours or whatever stupidity and then troll the company into bankruptcy... BS. Imo that's right up there with piracy especially when people are trolling the game into the ground.
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3 ups
The midwest chain that I mentioned does rentals. That's their only saving grace. And it's cool to see their selection of things like Star Wars collectibles because you never know what someone is going to trade in.
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3 ups, 1 reply
We had EB also, but in the malls. I think Hollywood / Gamestop was local to the Pacific Northwest'ish. They did all the new/used/preorders and were SUPPOSED to have a good inventory, but they had people privately selling inventory on the back end, and all kinds of other rampant corruption that eventually lead to their downfall, and they fell hard. Blockbuster crashed soon after, although they crashed due to Redbox. Then Redbox crashed due to Netflix.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Yeah EB was in the malls here too. So Gamestop started out there and spread everywhere like Starbucks huh? I still have a bunch of Redboxes around here.
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3 ups, 1 reply
it's 60 new, they buy it for 2 dollars, put it back on the shelf used for like 58 dollars. Yep! That's another system that is just a joke... the system is being "worked" so many different ways.

I love Nintendo's philosophy. Don't make shitty games that people want to resell, rofl. Damn I love Miyamoto!
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4 ups, 1 reply
Lol! That's true, there aren't many Nintendo games that I wanted to get rid of due to it being a bad game.

I'd like to get the Switch and the new Zelda looks awesome but I usually try to avoid buying a system at launch. I've heard about some broken Switches and bug issues.
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I still don't own a WiiU. I've been broke for that long. I really hope there doesn't end up being a shortage of them. I really want WiiU Fit, Mario Maker, Zelda Hyrule Warriors. Freaking hate this job situation right now.
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Blockbuster Video went out of business because of those STUPID late fees.
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Red box's burnt out, bankrupt father
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3 ups
Holy Grail must still inside :D inside that temple of doom.
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3 ups
I thought they was gone, OMG
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5 ups, 1 reply
Damn. Abandoned Amusement Park Level Cherynobyl
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3 ups
Lol. I found the train's friend!
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radio shack is still alive?!
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Issa funny! :)
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