hard mode gamers digest
May 26th, 2020 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

Hey, we made a second episode! WOW.

Hard Mode Gamers · Hard Mode Gamers Digest #2

Topics and transcripts:

00:00 – Ghost(s) of Tsushima is giving Assassins Creed fans the Feudal Japan Game they crave.

3:09 – Intro.

3:21 – Last of Us Part 2, now I want to play it even more than before.

6:29 – Fallout 76 Wastelanders is still boring. Or is it?

9:58 – The Xbox Series X startup chime and a short recap of the games that were showcased at Inside Xbox May 7, 2020.

16:23 – Why am I still playing Fallout 76?

18:40 – Wuhan Flu Ain’t Nothin to F With, a Wish.com Story.

22:07 – More Fallout 76 rambling.

26:03 – China is censoring multiplayer games (and Why Blizzard were being foolish).

29:00 – How the lockdown gave us some serious downtime for gaming.

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wish ordering bad
April 25th, 2020 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

In my search to find out where Wish.com gets its items from, I stumbled onto something. Apparently an old rumor implying that you could get the Wuhan flu from ordering because their warehouse is in Wuhan. It was an unusual “fact-check” site with the usual weasel words those types of site use, but I was lead to more information I could verify.

First of all, I’ve found that there’s really no risk of “The Coof” due to shipping times of products that leave China. The US Post Office and China Post game to an agreement that boils down to making China ship things in bulk packages. The virus itself can’t survive on the 3-4 week boat trips. But even so…

Secondly, I also found out Wish have warehouses in many other countries. Regardless of where you think the virus originated, it could be from one of many different Asian nations. And non-asian nations, which, speaking of that…

I also turns out, Thirdly, the company is based out of San Fran, USA. Wait, Wish is an American company? That’s interesting to know, who is benefitting the most from Wish then? Can’t say it’s the USA government OR the CCP. One constant is still certain, you cannot guarantee that child labor was or wasn’t used in the manufacturing process.

But this is interesting…

Why, because of certain American business models. While some companies had outsourced labor and manufacturing to China, that’s specifically for individual parts. Wish is just selling stupid crap nobody needs. In a way, Wish is basically just a direct-line into the Chinese manufacturers, for said crap (as well as eBay and Amazon).

This has lead me to conclude that it is “safe” to order from Wish.com in that it’s an American e-commerce company, not “CCP based”, and same risk of virus as any other parcel service. The only thing again, sadly, is the child labor. There’s no way to tell if that’s how certain items were made.

Just do not buy digital storage devices from them, under any circumstance, shits always a scam. But “buyer beware” is essentially to shopping on that app. So that’s up to you if you wanna take a few risks just to save a few bucks.

source: truthorfiction.com
DISCLAIMERS: Hard Mode Gamers was not paid in any capacity to post Wish. HMG does not endorse shopping at Wish. The original source of information for this article contained numerous partisan talking points that did not relate to the topic, and HMG cannot endorse partisan/political content. Any political stances extrapolated from this article are unintended.

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April 19th, 2020 by Kurt "Chet" Christel

You’ve seen the myriad of shit they’ve tried to pull. Maybe you’re used to them taking advantage of you? I’ve not met one employee who likes working there personally.

But they are repeatedly putting you in danger with wanton abandonment of respect and dignity. They do not even try to hide the fact that they are more concerned with profits than you. At least other companies use corporate jargon to justify themselves.

But not GameStop. Go to work. Ignore the law. Buy your own hand sanitizer. Buy your own Lysol. And now my personal favorite, “tape plastic bags over your hands” (see YongYea’s video). Stop. Just stop it. GameStop is on life support and it’s a matter of months before they tank even harder.

I witnessed the death of “MovieStop” firsthand.

They were literally “GameStop but for Movies” and were wholly owned by GameStop until the last few years of their existence where they broke off to form an LLC. And then they committed acts of desperation, and after act of desperation #3, I bailed. Turns out they closed approximately over a year later.

GameStop has been firing off non-stop acts of desperation for months. Read the signs. You, an employee of this heinous organization, need to get out. Have some self respect. Have some integrity. Need the money? Yeah so do 6.6 million other people. You also need to be ALIVE to spend money, don’t you?

Get out, this disease will end, and so will GameStop. Other big box retail organizations are going to see “GameStop” on your resume and they are going to know just how poorly you were treated. It’s a testament to your endurance. “Why did you leave?” Well, you didn’t see any future prospects in staying there. GameStop doesn’t have any future prospects either!

The time you can spend at home doing literally anything else is more value let than the peanuts they are tossing at you. Your time is valuable. Leave now, you will be glad you did, I guarantee it.

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