June 10, 2007
Store: EB Games
Location: Medina, OH on Route 42
Employee: Baldy McYellowTeeth
Submitted By: Nathan Smart
This is probably my favorite lie told by Baldy.
We were talking about all of the E3 news that was coming in and about what’s coming for the GameCube (this was around the time that Capcom had announced the exclusive 5). He was at work so he wasn’t able to see a lot of the news and I was giving him a rundown. He must’ve been getting jealous of me knowing something he didn’t know and that’s when he came out with this amazing tale.
He said that Retro Studios was coming out with a new version of Kid Icarus and that it was going to be a FPS just like Metroid Prime was. I asked him where he read this and he told me on IGN. I had been checking there all day so I knew that he was full of it.
I kept on questioning him and tell him that I hadn’t seen that news. He was certain of its existence so I just trailed off and moved into something else. He assured me that he would make sure it was on IGN and get back to me next time I was in (I would go there on my lunch break sometimes to kill time after lunch).
The next time I came in, he remembered where he got the info. It was on a super secret EB Games corporate website that he wouldn’t be able to let me see. He did say that he would try to talk to his manager to get me access.
June 6, 2007
Store: EB Games
Location: The Strip, North Canton, Ohio
Employee Description: Some big dude with dark hair
Submitted By: Neil Weakland
I was in need of a new AC adapter for my GameCube (don’t ask why) so I went to an EB games to get a new one. As I was looking around for one, I heard the sales clerk telling a woman on the phone that the PS3 was going to retail for over 800 dollars and that she should look into a 360. This was before anyone knew how much the PS3 would cost. So after he was off the phone I asked him if they had a GameCube AC adapter, He told me that because Nintendo blah blah blah blah, they don’t allow third parties to make AC adapters for the gamecube.
The next day I went to the EB games in Belden Village Mall (literally, like a mile and a half away) and bought a GameCube AC adapter from the company Intec.