The last few days have been quite hellish in these parts (heck, the entire summer has been hellish), so I’ve been pretty much cooped up inside my air conditioned house for the past week or so. Getting tired of the same old, same old, today I decided to trek out to the EB Games closest to my house (note: this EB Games is also a stone’s throw from two or three GameSpots as well). While I was there I remembered that I was getting pretty low on Memory Card space, so I decided to pick up another card. Since it was a bit cheaper, I ended up buying a “pre-owned” memory card.
Yeah, I know.
The first thing I notice upon getting home: this is a Japanese PS/2 memory unit — the katakana script on the card is a dead giveaway. Okay, no problem, though: I can still use it. Upon inserting the PS/2 and checking the contents of the card, I got quite a laugh. Seems that the previous owner of this memory card — Scott, according to one of his game save profiles — didn’t feel like clearing off his savegames before pawning off the unit. Ah, mirth and merriment abound.
First off…what’s this? 007: Nightfire? Ah, I see you were suckered into buying that piece of crap too, eh, Scott? I remember plunking down $50 for that wonderful game back in the day — now you can get it for $0.99 (I’m not joking). Scott’s not off to a good start with his game library.
Next…NBA Street Vol. 2? You mean someone bought that game? Yikes.
But wait, there’s more! Blitz: The League…Harry Potter Quiddich World Cup…and just about every single Grand Theft Auto known to man (okay, the GTAs aren’t bad). But the biggest head scratcher came from the dude’s Star Wars: Battlefront 2 save game. You see, according to the savegame files, Scott decided to give his ingame profile the name of…Darfh-Jew. Yes, “Darfh-Jew”. Ignoring the fact he apparently misspelled “Darth”, what exactly is a “Darfh-Jew”? Is it a kosher Sith Lord? One that does bar-mitzvahs? (I’m sure the Force Choke bit goes over really well) I’m just trying to wonder what exactly possessed “Scott” to come up with the name “Darfh-Jew”.
The world…may never know.