With all the countless studies being done on whether or not playing games makes players more violent, not a single test seems to have been run to study the reasons why simply buying games, in the midst of a Black Friday mob, turns the gentlest snowflake of a human being into a rabid, savage animal. With that many games, movies and waffle irons priced at pennies on the dollar, it's no wonder more people don't have to leave behind an appendage, organ or loved one in order to indulge in the savings. Good thing most Wii games only require one hand.
Many gamers are smart enough to skip the crowds and do most of their goods acquisition online. However, they may be left with the feeling that they are missing out on all the craziness, unless of course they ask UPS-man to pepper spray them in the face while delivering their packages. That costs extra though.
Those willing to brave the weather and their fellow psychotic shopaholics can at least take solace in knowing that as gamers, they have a leg up on the rest. Having raided, breached, strategized and maneuvered their way through dungeons and battlefields, teaming up with a few friends and becoming king of the hill at the local Best Buy shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Comic by Zac Landry.