$250 is an outrage, and here's why!


Here are some genuine thoughts about the asking price.
        
        In the 70's-90's, the world's benevolent force of freedom, known as the US Government, overthrew the godless cesspool of evil, known as the Soviet Union viz. the wise fiscal decisions of Ronald Reagen. We all know this to be true, and because of this undeniable fact we all now lead honest, fearful lives in the midst of capitalistic profits. However, certain groups want to rock the boat of prosperity, these tenacious sycophants only wish to please the forces of evil by breaking the free market and inflating/deflating the dollar, lowering our wages, increasing taxes, and introducing the coercive forces of communism.
 Colored in by black void

        
        Never before have human beings payed over $200 for an honest to goodness, good old fashioned, portable gaming device (e.g. no consumers in the world purchased the PSP-GO). However, with Nintendo, a powerful force of capitalism, using their market popularity to extort hard-earned cash for a simple portable device is blowing the cold, decrepit tundra of the communist bear towards our gaming markets. Whether Nintendo made an accident or bore malintentionné is irrelevant; they opened Pandora's box down the slippery slope of extortion. Before we know it, console manufacturers will bear down on the unwitting citizen wrenching $300, $350, $500  per hand held console, but their quality and our personal freedom can only deteriorate. We will continue to ride down this slippery slope until we wake up at the penultimate step of communism, struggling to escape the violating grasp of the collective bear, without recourse or meaning left in the world.
 
 
 Communist forces supplanting your power!


        
        We must act now! As William Butler Yeats insisted, we must "make the iron hot by striking" and we must make the black bronze of communism into a sharp sword of freedom by fighting the rising sun of Nintendo! Call the governor, senator, general, and militia in your district and fight this violation of human sovereignty. If we do not rebel against the oppressors now, our mettle will be gone, and under the burden of shame our children will ask "Where were you when the 3DS was overpriced?".

 
Somewhat Sincerely,
Crocio
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Edited by Crocio

Here are some genuine thoughts about the asking price.
        
        In the 70's-90's, the world's benevolent force of freedom, known as the US Government, overthrew the godless cesspool of evil, known as the Soviet Union viz. the wise fiscal decisions of Ronald Reagen. We all know this to be true, and because of this undeniable fact we all now lead honest, fearful lives in the midst of capitalistic profits. However, certain groups want to rock the boat of prosperity, these tenacious sycophants only wish to please the forces of evil by breaking the free market and inflating/deflating the dollar, lowering our wages, increasing taxes, and introducing the coercive forces of communism.
 Colored in by black void

        
        Never before have human beings payed over $200 for an honest to goodness, good old fashioned, portable gaming device (e.g. no consumers in the world purchased the PSP-GO). However, with Nintendo, a powerful force of capitalism, using their market popularity to extort hard-earned cash for a simple portable device is blowing the cold, decrepit tundra of the communist bear towards our gaming markets. Whether Nintendo made an accident or bore malintentionné is irrelevant; they opened Pandora's box down the slippery slope of extortion. Before we know it, console manufacturers will bear down on the unwitting citizen wrenching $300, $350, $500  per hand held console, but their quality and our personal freedom can only deteriorate. We will continue to ride down this slippery slope until we wake up at the penultimate step of communism, struggling to escape the violating grasp of the collective bear, without recourse or meaning left in the world.
 
 
 Communist forces supplanting your power!


        
        We must act now! As William Butler Yeats insisted, we must "make the iron hot by striking" and we must make the black bronze of communism into a sharp sword of freedom by fighting the rising sun of Nintendo! Call the governor, senator, general, and militia in your district and fight this violation of human sovereignty. If we do not rebel against the oppressors now, our mettle will be gone, and under the burden of shame our children will ask "Where were you when the 3DS was overpriced?".

 
Somewhat Sincerely,
Crocio
Posted by IBurningStar

*dismissive wanking motion*

Posted by EpicSteve

Don't really get the joke.  
 
Yes, communism is the evil force all of the free world will fight until the apocalypse. The Russians are and will always be the enemy.  
 
I don't think the price of the PSP GO killed it, the system was simply stupid. I mean, the PSP was widely accepted as a dead platform by the launch of the Go. 

Posted by Mcfart

I'm 12 and what is this?

Edited by Skald

That's some good satire, I guess. 
 
Nah, it's more like lukewarm satire.

Posted by RsistncE

  

Posted by SeriouslyNow
@EpicSteve said:
"  I don't think the price of the PSP GO killed it, the system was simply stupid. I mean, the PSP was widely accepted as a dead platform by the launch of the Go.  "
I strongly disagree.  Price was one of the reasons the Go died, it was more expensive than any other PSP model and yet offered less.  Inconvenience was another, lack of UMD meant lack of library compatibility and access to pre-existing titles which had already been purchased.  The PSP was definitely not a dead platform when the Go was released, there were quite a few rather large brands and exclusive titles released even after the Go's release, let alone its strong Homebrew support.
Posted by EpicSteve
@SeriouslyNow said:
" @EpicSteve said:
"  I don't think the price of the PSP GO killed it, the system was simply stupid. I mean, the PSP was widely accepted as a dead platform by the launch of the Go.  "
I strongly disagree.  Price was one of the reasons the Go died, it was more expensive than any other PSP model and yet offered less.  Inconvenience was another, lack of UMD meant lack of library compatibility and access to pre-existing titles which had already been purchased.  The PSP was definitely not a dead platform when the Go was released, there were quite a few rather large brands and exclusive titles released even after the Go's release, let alone its strong Homebrew support. "
I must have missed those games that made me want to go out and buy the platform. I'll make it up with purchasing an NGP. 
Posted by Jadeskye

Am i the only one who didn't understand the OP or the joke he was trying to make?

Posted by SeriouslyNow
@EpicSteve said:
" @SeriouslyNow said:
" @EpicSteve said:
"  I don't think the price of the PSP GO killed it, the system was simply stupid. I mean, the PSP was widely accepted as a dead platform by the launch of the Go.  "
I strongly disagree.  Price was one of the reasons the Go died, it was more expensive than any other PSP model and yet offered less.  Inconvenience was another, lack of UMD meant lack of library compatibility and access to pre-existing titles which had already been purchased.  The PSP was definitely not a dead platform when the Go was released, there were quite a few rather large brands and exclusive titles released even after the Go's release, let alone its strong Homebrew support. "
I must have missed those games that made me want to go out and buy the platform. I'll make it up with purchasing an NGP.  "
So wait, your personal tastes are the barometer for a market?  Cool. 
Posted by SuperSambo
@jadeskye said:
" Am i the only one who didn't understand the OP or the joke he was trying to make? "
I think you saw the joke, just didnt see it as one as it wasnt funny in the slightest.
Posted by ThatFrood

I think this was funny.

Posted by Little_Socrates

Amused. It won't be an outrage because it's more likely the poor 3DS is going to sell less than any Nintendo platform ought to sell.

Posted by Enigma777
@EpicSteve said:
" Don't really get the joke.   Yes, communism is the evil force all of the free world will fight until the apocalypse. The Russians are and will always be the enemy.   I don't think the price of the PSP GO killed it, the system was simply stupid. I mean, the PSP was widely accepted as a dead platform by the launch of the Go.  "
You're wrong, The price was one of the main 2 factors that killed the Go. The other was forcing people to rebuy all their games all over again.  
 
Also the PSP was nowhere near dead when the Go came out.
Posted by Slaker117

I probably would have found this mildly amusing if it wasn't so poorly written.

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Posted by imsh_pl
@Crocio:
Posted by mrhankey
@Crocio: 
This read likes a McCarthy inspired rant...moving on
Posted by DrPockets000

The PSP wasn't DOA but it didn't take long for everyone to realize it was 90% shovelware.

Posted by Azteck

I dunno. I found it amusing.

Posted by Crocio
@mrhankey said:
" @Crocio:  This read likes a McCarthy inspired rant...moving on "
As I understand it, those rants are the best way to suppress people into a state of fear.
Posted by TooWalrus

I was 7 or 8 when I saved up my allowance and birthday money, and bought a Gameboy Pocket, with no games. Like two months later, I had enough to buy a copy of Pokemon Red. Maybe I just liked games more than most kids, but I can't imagine kids that age saving the money to buy these handhelds and games now, but I guess games are mainstream enough now for parents to want to buy them for their kids.