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@sombre: Which is great, because UPF is (and always has been) Giant Bomb's "Come chill with us before the weekend" show.

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#2  Edited By dasakamov

@splodge: Fuckin' yes. Been working in the industry for 15 years, 6 of them as a bar manager in a luxury hotel in a major coastal city. (And I actually love the job!) Short of creating a disturbance, finger-snappers are the worst. You aren't more important than anyone else at the bar; sit down, Rando.

@ginormous76: Raising your hand is more acceptable - but of course, there's a lot of body language at play. Raising your hand, while smiling, at a bartender who's not occupied with another guest? Spot on. Frantically flapping your arms in front of a bartender's face while they're working on another customer's order? You've just guaranteed you'll be ignored for a few minutes more.

@sahalarious: How was that banking customer not in jail by the time he assault-and-battery'd another patron while on bank property?!

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I'd caution against putting real phone numbers in a space where tens of thousands of strangers across the world have access to it. You may want to edit your post to say something like "PM me for contact info, if interested".

(Also, this type of post should probably go into the "Off Topic" section. ;) )

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@skullpanda1: You're correct; I didn't realize that GameStop has a different source that produced their FO76 bonuses. Guess I'll change my vote for "winningest-loser" to Blizzard, then!

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#5  Edited By dasakamov

Blizzard's "Whatever you say, Daddy Jinping" attitude is certainly a top contender -- but really, FO76's pre-order bonus came with the threat of actual, literal, slow-painful-death-by-fungal-infection.

I don't think anything else can really compete with the possibility that *numerous people nation-wide* could have died or had their health put at severe risk due to marketing gimmicks.

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#6  Edited By dasakamov

What the others said. It's not September, so Borderlands 3 hasn't been released test, so there isn't any actual gameplay for GB to cover.

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#7  Edited By dasakamov

Does Gearbox have a Board of Directors or equivalent? If so, they need to get their shit together and send Pitchford his walking papers. There isn't a single poisitive thing he's done for the company in the past 8 years.

Also, Pitchford's own admission that "watching an animal in pain makes him feel emotions that are not negative" is 100% clinical sadism, with an (un)healthy dose of actual psychopathic tendencies. Saying "seeing animals in pain makes me happy" is a scream for help, and someone needs to get him in psychiatric care center before we hear about Randy Pitchford, serial killer.

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GOG is great - the fact that you can play most (if not all) of the games in their catalogue independent of any third-party launcher or internet connection is good enough to be called "DRM-free" for me.

The fact that none of their games required their launcher put Galaxy in an odd predicament, however, as there was no real reason to use it.

I'm super interested to see what Galaxy 2.0 will bring.

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#10  Edited By dasakamov

As someone who currently manages and operates a bar, I'm going to agree with the other posters, here: as it stands, a bar focused primarily on Irish Coffee is a *very* hard sell; although our West Coast demographic is possibly different than yours, I can confidently say that I've *never* had a guest in the past 12 years come up to our bar and say, "I just REALLY want an Irish Coffee". Usually the only time they're sold is a few days before, during and after St. Patrick's Day, and even then, only if they're pretty aggressively marketed.

@MonkeyKing1969: I'll add the caveat that Beer and Wine sales usually require a separate license from "hard spirits", so in most states, you would *not* be able to serve whiskey in a Wine Bar.

@DarthTraitor: You don't need to trash the idea completely, though! Since it sounds like you wanted to feature Irish-type food items as well, you may consider opening an actual Irish Pub, and differentiate it from other possible competitors by offering a variety of twists on the classic Irish Coffees as Happy Hour specials, or promotional deals.