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Gamer gets account hacked, gets petty payback on lame hacker: 'The kid was [...] begging me not to call his dad '

Gamer gets account hacked, gets petty payback on lame hacker: 'The kid was [...] begging me not to call his dad '

If there's one person you don't want to mess with, it's someone who is great at technology. Of course, most hackers do not know how competent their targets are, which is why this kid got his much-deserved comeuppance after his failed attempt at taking over this other guy's video game account. This story is also a reminder to keep your technologically talented friends in your corner, as this guy did. He and his friend were big RuneScape people in the early 2000s, so much so that their successful…
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'I bought $40 wire elf ears. I have worn them zero times': 25+ Times people spent good money on terrible products

We all make a few big purchases in our lifetime that we end up regretting. Some people do this as teenagers, which makes sense, because at that age you're new to budgeting and knowing the price of things. When you get that first paycheck from your retail job, it's hard not to blow it all at once! The people of r/AskReddit shared their stories of the “absolute worst purchase” they've ever made, and there's a wide variety of items that people regret getting. For some people, buying a new vehicle…
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'His friends are wheezing from laughter at this point': Customer tries to outsmart store policy, embarrasses himself in front of cashier and friends

'His friends are wheezing from laughter at this point': Customer tries to outsmart store policy, embarrasses himself in front of cashier and friends

You buy it, you break it … wait, that's not right. A lot of stores have the policy of making you purchase an item if you break it. It's often found at antique stores or vintage shops, or other shops that are crammed with fragile items. Some of them make you carry your backpack on the front of your body, or leave your bags up front, to make sure you don't accidentally swipe something off a shelf. Accidents happen, and sometimes things just topple to the ground, making for an irritating purchase…
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'Streaming is his livelihood, but...I had to make a point': Dude cuts wifi during roommate's popular livestream

'Streaming is his livelihood, but...I had to make a point': Dude cuts wifi during roommate's popular livestream

If you're not good with your money , it doesn't matter how much you make. For those who make a regular or lowish salary, it seems impossible that someone making $100k+ could ever lose all that. But it happens all the time—just think of how many multi-millionaire celebs wind up broke and selling off their estates to make a quick buck. A lot of people find that money burns a hole in their pocket. They get their paycheck and immediately start thinking of all the cool products they could buy. Some…
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'Then came the Karens': Video game store offers too-good-to-be-true offer on gaming console, store floods with confused customers

“I immediately wanted to call in sick,” this video game store employee wrote. What made them feel so ill? An advertisement! For those who have spent time in the trenches of retail work around the holidays, you know exactly how this person feels. No matter how much you enjoy your retail job during the year, when the holiday season comes around, customers begin to act feral.
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'We outsmarted an ancient Red Dragon': DND players outwit dungeon boss with nerdy malicious compliance

Role-playing games offer us a chance to escape our own perspective within a structured world with a unique set of rules by adopting a new perspective within a structured world with a unique set of rules—and what's not to enjoy about that? After all, there are plenty of people who play games that are essentially chore simulation machines, and pretty much all games in some way seek to simulate the effects of completing important tasks by tapping into the reward centers of our brains. So, with all…
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'I had a young coworker not know how to write a check': 30+ Workers who realized they were "officially old" thanks to their young coworkers

'I had a young coworker not know how to write a check': 30+ Workers who realized they were "officially old" thanks to their young coworkers

Did you know that the kids these days are referring to the 90s as the “late 1900s"? If that sentence made you want to check your scalp for gray hairs, you're not alone. Aging happens to every living being, and there's nothing we can do about it. We're just along for the ride as trends change and lingo transforms. It's like that saying about how the past is a foreign country. We had less tech back then, and everything was different. In school, our teachers assured us that we'd need to know how t…
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'Would you like me to wash your blankie?': 25+ Gamers who left their mics on for their entire group to overhear

'Would you like me to wash your blankie?': 25+ Gamers who left their mics on for their entire group to overhear

These gamers had a listen in to their friends' personal lives, and they've stopped laughing for long enough to tell the stories. You don't need me to tell you that playing video games is a proper American pastime. If you aren't a gamer yourself, chances are you know a kid who's playing Roblox right now, or maybe you have a sibling who's glued to their chair playing Call of Duty. For a lot of people, playing video games is a great way to relax, catch up with friends, and let off some steam after…
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'Remember having pen pals?': Gen Xers weigh in on the things that make their generation stand out

'Remember having pen pals?': Gen Xers weigh in on the things that make their generation stand out

Each generation has things that make them unique, and collective memories that bring them all together. That's especially true for people who were born between the 1960s and 1980s, who spent a lot of time together playing outside and exploring the world by bicycle. U/Ruffffian asked the latchkey generation about the things that define them, and people had some excellent answers. Some people wrote in about the fashion trends of the time, like poofy hairdos teased to perfection and sprayed with a…
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'Mew under the truck': 30+ Gamers share their favorite pre-internet gaming rumors

The internet has been around for a while now, and there's a lot of information—far too much, really—readily available at our fingertips that once might have been a bit more difficult to find. When it comes to video games, a lot of knowledge is spread through word of mouth. You might try for days to solve a certain puzzle or figure out the trick to a certain boss fight. Sometimes, this could get frustrating, but finding the answer always felt extremely rewarding.
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'I got written up for preferring Playstation over Nintendo': Retail associate gets reported and reprimanded for recommending wrong console to kid

The 00s “console wars” were absolutely nuts, looking back… with fervent fanboys rabidly backing the corporation that they had elected to give their disposable income to as if they had a personal stake in the success of the company. Forums were filled with arguments over which console was better, and what features or exclusive games were offered that made the console of their backing. Love it or hate it (and I'm sure even today, this statement will spark controversy) the Wii was a clear winner.…
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'This was 1000x the value of what Derek stole from me': Guy gets epic payback on former middle school friend who owed him $40 by selling his Pokemon games

'This was 1000x the value of what Derek stole from me': Guy gets epic payback on middle school ex-friend who owed him $40 by selling his Pokemon games

All good things come to those who wait, even if what you're waiting for is epic payback on your middle school ex-friend. This kid ("Derek") spammed this Redditor's flip phone back when he had a limited data plan and was unable to block numbers. It was Derek's vengeance after an argument, knowing it would cost OP money. OP initially wanted Derek to pay him back for those $40, which at the time felt like a ton of money to him. His parents told OP to let it go. Unfortunately, the art of letting go…
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'Get out!': Influencer gets owned after trying to prank video game store employee

'Get out!': Influencer gets owned after trying to prank video game store employee

This employee saw right through this so-called “influencer's” prank. The young man has posted several videos on social media in which he tries to prank unsuspecting employees at various stores, but this time, he met his match. The teenager tried to pass off a ridiculous-looking homemade device as a “virtual reality” gadget. The employee was not having any of this guy's pitch and knew that he was trying to sell him some nonsense. At first, the employee remained calm and politely asked the teenag…
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'I become 10 again anytime I hear any theme from Pokemon': 40+ Gamers share the games that hold a special place in their hearts

There are times in your life when a story or a work of art will speak to you in volumes that exceed the bounds of the original creation. Whatever the reason, the place, or the time, that thing stuck with you—maybe it filled a void in your life, or maybe the story, music, or something more abstract resonated with you at that particular moment, or maybe it was a means to connect with people in a way that might not have otherwise been possible.
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'Just like that, I was unemployed': Game store exec fires employee for refusing to sell his teenage son a video game

'Just like that, I was unemployed': Game store exec fires employee for refusing to sell his teenage son a video game

This person was just trying to follow the rules . But that didn't matter at all to the store they worked for. At every job, there are specific rules that you have to follow. Sometimes you can bend the rules a bit to make your life easier. But some things are too important to mess around with. Age restricted items would probably fall under that second category. This person, u/PM_ME_UR_DIPLOMA, had a story for r/TalesFromRetail on this very subject. They write that while working at a video game s…
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'They want me to speedrun, I'll speedrun': Insistence over how to play a 'The Legend of Zelda' game ends a friendship

Different people do things in different ways. For example, when I play video games, the wonder of possibility consumes me, driving me to obsessively check every last corner for hidden loot and easter eggs, turning over (literally) every stone until I 100% the game or reach a point of sheer exhaustion where my brain can no longer function and the desire loses its spark—leaving the game unfinished and untouched ever again. This, generally, reflects my approach to life at large. You, on the other…
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