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I smile every time I read comments about how hard NES and SNES games back in the day, because it was even harder for me and my friends. We lived in Mexico and neither of us spoke English, but we were able to get our hands on American games. Our curse was that we were RPG fans and that meant that we needed to talk to everyone in every town (with one of our friends using a dictionary to try to get the main idea of what was being said) in order to make some progress. Needless to say, our vocabulary improved a lot, and that helped me learn to speak English better than any course I ever took.-Eduardo
The "The Family That Trains Together, Stays Together" Award goes to
So I went on my first ever foreign holiday to Cyprus a while ago along with my step-brother (who I didn't know too well at the time). He asked to borrow Pokemon HeartGold for the plane ride. He only stopped playing a few times a day through the entire holiday, once to ask me to give him a quiz about Kanto. I've never been closer to any family member ever.-Anonymous
The "Love Is A Complicated Thing" Award goes to
Email 1:My girlfriend and I met the day after my birthday. I went to a fall festival down by my house. The only reason her and I even met was that she was wearing cosplay of Chell from Portal, and the reason we got together? She had stopped to join a costume contest, and I placed my hand on her and said, (in my best Space-Core impersonation), "Space!" We had our first kiss that day at the park, and we've been together ever since.
Email 2:We broke up. . .please don't publish this. . .if you've already decided then do if you must. . .however if you have not. . .don't publish it in the article. . .I'm sorry.
Email 3:I sent that to soon sorry we're still together.
The "This Is The Reason Everyone Hates Calling Customer Support" Award goes to
I work for a call center too and read the latest Pwn Up while taking a call. But I work from home for my call center (as a Residential Customer Service and Tier 1 Agent), so when I'm working I am usually playing World of Warcraft. I spend a lot of time going over low level quests on my level 90 Undead Mage. Right now I am in the Northrend continent. I have tried to do level appropriate dungeons or raids, but I get wrapped up into the game and forget about the caller on the phone. And I am sending in this submission while I'm working too.-John
The "Oh My God, Dude, WHAT ABOUT THE DOG?" Award goes to
I've been recently looking for my old Nintendo DS Lite for the past few weeks, but couldn't find it anywhere. I called my sister and asked if she knew where it was, and then she broke the news to me: I left it at her house. Why she didn't tell me? Because her dog ATE IT. On the bright side, now I'll be getting a new Nintendo 3DS in return.-Maxx
And this week's "This Is Very Sweet, But You Missed SO MANY COINS" Award goes to
So my girlfriend really likes Super Mario Bros. Well, when the time came to see if I could upgrade our status from 'dating' to 'engaged', I figured I might as well see if I could use her love of SMB for a greater chance she'd say yes
Seems like my plan worked (or she really loves me, which I guess is possible too). Mission accomplished. I now have a fiance.-Norm