Pwn Up: Pwn Up Or Shut Up

By Andrew Bridgman / September 9, 2013

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Pwn Up: Pwn Up Or Shut Up
I have a friend that I play co-op with in Borderlands 2; we have fun usually, but he finds it funny if he can somehow kill me in the game while I do my best to actually complete missions. I did find a way to get even with him however. We were in one section called The Dust, running around a junkyard, when I say, "Oh, I found something neat here the other day. Hop in the car crusher." He responds with, "No, you'll just pull the lever and kill me." "Come on, just hop in there – there's something in there you really want." (he's an obsessive vault symbol hunter, trophy collector, etc.) He answers, "Well why don't you jump in there and show me what it is?" I sigh and say, "Fine, ya big baby," and hop in. He, of course, immediately pulls the lever that activates the crusher, killing me instantly. I respawn laughing and say, "Thanks! You just got me a trophy!" For those of you who haven't played BL2, there's a trophy for getting killed by a friend in the car crusher. You can't get it by crushing yourself, either, and I refused to crush him, saying, "You didn't believe me the first time, so why should I?" The best part? I got my revenge by doing nothing other than relying on what he normally does to me.
-Jeff S.

One day during summer, I decided to move my PS3 down to my living room to play on a big 52' flat screen TV. While playing Infamous 2 on the Villain track, an explosion happened rumbling my controller. At the exact same time of the in-game explosion, a earthquake happened rumbling my entire house. I thought the game had amazing realistic graphics.
-Carlos

I'm a huge Skyrim fan (a little late to the bandwagon) and recently, disaster struck. I was playing on my secondary account but then when I went to save after about an hour, I accidentally saved over my primary account. What made me mad wasn't losing all my Daedric artifacts, losing my wife and two kids, losing my dragon priest masks or losing my vampire lord perks – it was losing my favorite companion, J'zargo.

Goodnight, sweet Khajit prince – you are in a better place now.
-Ulisse

One morning while eating my cereal, I flipped the back on the box to see there was a snakes and ladders game. Wanting to play it by some weird impulse, I desperately looked for some dice. However, I did not have any. My immediate reaction was to log on to World of Warcraft and use the /roll 1-10 Function to play.
-Juzza

A few months ago I went to a job interview for a gaming magazine. I was really nervous because it was my first time and I really wanted this job. The interview was going fairly well when out of nowhere my boss-to-be asked me what my greatest accomplishment in life was. I know it was one of these trap questions – so I thought about it for a few moments. I said to myself: "Well, just stick to the truth."

I told him this story: When I was 12 years old, my father bought me a PS2 and the game Kingdom Hearts as a birthday present. I was young and foolish, I didn't understand half of what the story and the game-mechanics were about, I just played for the fun. When I came to the point where you fight the last enemy, Ansem, I didn't know there was a recommended level for him. It is said that you should have reached level 80 when you fight him on expert mode. Being a complete n00b on RPGs, I fought him when I was level 43. Of course I didn't stand a chance against him and he killed me over and over again. I was an ambitious boy and I told myself that he had to die. So, on a Sunday morning, at 11 a.m., I started to fight him one last time. On that day I didn't do anything except eat, drink, go to the toilet, and get my ass whooped by Ansem. And finally after a indescribably intense fight for over 10 hours, I beat him. When I watched the cutscene after the fight, I was so relieved and happy that I might had shed a tear or two.

When I finished my story my boss just stared at me and that did nothing for while. He then said: "Son, that is the best thing I've heard in a long time. You know what? Why don't you start working here next Monday?" My boss was so impressed by my determination that he offered me the job immediately.

Kingdom Hearts, I owe you big.
-Yang Song

I am a huge fan of any and all Bethesda games, but I refuse to play them on console. Unfortunately, the only computer I have is a desktop replacement laptop. While the graphics are stunning and it runs the games just fine, it has an overheating problem. Lately I've been playing a lot of Skyrim, and because of this dilemma I have resorted to extreme measures to keep my laptop from overheating and shutting down. That is, I turn my air conditioner all the way up, put a tray of ice in front of it, and keep two fans in front of that to direct the air towards my laptop.

I play the game at around 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and to be honest I've never felt more connected to the frozen tundra of Skyrim in my life.I am a huge fan of any and all Bethesda games, but I refuse to play them on console. Unfortunately, the only computer I have is a desktop replacement laptop. While the graphics are stunning and it runs the games just fine, it has an overheating problem. Lately I've been playing a lot of Skyrim, and because of this dilemma I have resorted to extreme measures to keep my laptop from overheating and shutting down. That is, I turn my air conditioner all the way up, put a tray of ice in front of it, and keep two fans in front of that to direct the air towards my laptop.

I play the game at around 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and to be honest I've never felt more connected to the frozen tundra of Skyrim in my life.
-Jessa

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