GameStop Employees Walk Out, Pokemon Rip-Off NFT Scam – #CUPodcast 319 Intro

GameStop Employees Walk Out, Pokemon Rip-Off NFT Scam – #CUPodcast 319 Intro

GameStop employees walk out of a store, a Pokemon rip-off NFT scam, Sonic Frontiers looks iffy, Morbius re-release, and much more!
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50 Comments

  1. Ben Hughes on June 10, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    I ran a GameStop for four years. My district manager was an ass. My store was always understaffed. Most of the time, my payroll budget was so garbage that I could only have one person open and two people close.

    Three months after I quit, I was informed the district manager and regional manager got fired. These guys were absolute yes-men to the company, but all of a sudden agreed with everything I’ve ever said about the company when they got fired.

  2. FIXTREME on June 10, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    I don’t even want to use social media anymore, why would I ever want the metaverse?! And I know there’s many people that agree with that.

  3. Adam Hoffoss on June 10, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Venom was a great/fun movie. The sequel was a complete TURD!

  4. World of Retro Gameplay on June 10, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    My brother and I are from an era where grinding in MMORPGs was commonplace. I personally don’t mind grinding for hours on end without spending a red cent on gear or items. Anyone silly enough to spend $100,000 on virtual gear needs to seriously reflect on their life.

  5. Josh S Fox on June 10, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    As someone from the UK I’ve had to look up baseball season and all I can say is, too long lol. Does Pat have any idea how long the season for Football (what you’ll call scoccer) is in Europe? We stop club football for June, July, some of August and usually in that ‘stop’, International football tournaments are held. That changed this year as the World Cup is to be held in Qatar in Winter but I believe that means club seasons are just starting earlier in August.

  6. Th3Gam3925 on June 10, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    19:55 Basically a free promotion. Pat really wants that Raid Shadow Legends sponsorship. YouTubers are so fucking fake and gross now.

  7. ShadowThePika on June 10, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Pat, Garfield is owned by Nickelodeon. They bought the IP a few years ago

  8. Harold on June 10, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    I was not a fan of baseball until I went to a game. It’s a lot of fun.

  9. Christian on June 10, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    The “It’s Morbin Time” and Morbius memes are just a joke. Sony didn’t realize they’re laughing AT them, not WITH them.

  10. Th3Gam3925 on June 10, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    39:44 For the gamestop walk out. Fuck the rest of the video, it’s boring.

  11. NES Man Dan on June 10, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    OMG. 43:30. Ian still thinks trickledown economics exists 😂😂😂. Ian – it was a term a journalist made up and no economist has ever thought it was a good idea. If you want to believe in it though, we are currently experiencing what would be considered the opposite, trickle up economics, and look where we are now with rent, gas, food, etc.

    Edit – I love the show and what the GameStop employees did, it was a good thing. Just needed to get the pet peeve of people who think trickle down economics even existed off my chest.

  12. Peter Corsi on June 10, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    This nickelodeon game is free this month on ps plus in case someone was interested and didn’t kno

  13. devilmikey00 on June 10, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    That 100,000 dollar number for diablo immortal was calculated based on that person having really really good luck. In reality with more average luck you’re talking north of 200,000 dollars or with bad luck potentially half a million.

    Also, I want everyone to take a step back and look at those numbers. The question shouldn’t be is this normal, it should be holy fucking shit there are games where you can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. The fact that so many people just shrug their shoulders at this makes my eyes go crossed and my ears start to bleed. This industry is sick.

  14. AlexxxPerales on June 10, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Metaverse and vr will be a thing but not in any of our lifetimes. For wide availability and cheap, will probly be like 2 or 3 hundred years.

  15. Chris Stone on June 10, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    What’s screwed up about the Ni No Kuni thing is all the YouTube ads I’ve gotten are clearly aimed at children. They’ve got people who sound about 15 iirc, talking like they’re on a discord call discovering cool and cute things about the game.

  16. john hodgson on June 10, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    i love these videos.

  17. topchief1 on June 10, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    SEGE is coming up in the world baby! Look forward seeing you at our "local" game convention

  18. SuperGeoffGoodGamer on June 10, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    It’s WB it’s never makes sense btw I’m also a Tom and Jerry fan

  19. Raw guitar on June 10, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Is that Ian singing The theme song at the beginning? Its the CU Podcast 🎵

  20. My Leg Hurts on June 10, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Pat: Sega doesn’t have the money to do an open world game

    Yakuza: exist

  21. Preston Thomas on June 10, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Why can’t Sega just make a proper Phantasy Star game using the Unreal Engine 4 ffs

  22. Ben Y. on June 10, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    The Metaverse is just marketing blah blah for things that have long existed. I’m 100% glad corporate America’s version of the metaverse is not taking hold.

    Also sesaon over. God hates the Mets and no amount of billions will fix that. 🙁

  23. Joshua Hood on June 10, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    I may be painting a target on myself here
    So far I installed and have played up to level 20 something monk and I really enjoyed it
    After a long shit weekend I was so stoked to play and now I’m bummed
    If I can’t just play and play the story quest etc what’s the point paused it to catch up with my YouTube
    why can’t we just,.. a real game!!!!???? ÷
    PC shit out this weekend phone was lost cat knocked a soda on my Xbox hshdhwiwhdh
    Maybe I’ll hang in there and see what happens

  24. notyoursavior78 on June 10, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    How the fuck can you be overworked at Gamestop? Starbucks or some fast food place sure, but what do ppl even do at Gamestop! Deal with some dumb customers at a reasonable pace? Push stupid crossover promotion BS? No one is getting overworked at Gamestop.

  25. jared lindemann on June 10, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    You guys sure get off on talking shit about falling movies, IP’s etc. Bully much? Maybe book some therapy appointments. Your unresolved childhood traumas are very prevalent and very unresolved.

  26. span luver on June 10, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Are you going to mention your BAD TAKE regarding Diablo immortal?

  27. Tim Hampton on June 10, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    I don’t support mass walkouts, fuck those employees. I hope they get blacklisted by all retailers because I know I sure as hell would never hire someone who walked out of their job like that

  28. Cem T on June 10, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    "its weird Patrick"! lol XD

  29. Surf Orich on June 10, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    You guys said the Sonic Frontiers gameplay looked like an older build, but that’s what EVERY Sonic game looks and plays like to me. Like I mean the finished, retail games all feel like unfinished alpha builds. Sonic Adventure felt like that back in the early 2000s when I first played it; at the time it struck me as being on the same level of quality as an amateur, work in progress mod for another game or something.

    People constantly tell me the first 3 Sonic games on the Genesis are good but they also seem completely broken to me. Other 2d platformers from that era like like Ristar, Rocket Knight, Pulseman, ect seem like properly finished and polished games by comparison. I didn’t grow up with video games, I didn’t have any until I was a teenager and then it was PC rather than any console, so I’m speaking as an outsider as far as the 16 bit era goes. The only Sonic game I’ve ever tried that seems like a finished, polished, fully playable game is Tails Adventure

  30. notyoursavior78 on June 10, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    I am sure Gamestop isn’t very good or satisfying at this period of time but I just saw the phrasing in my Google feed and as someone who has been overworked for years at a retail department store, that just set me off.

    Also every Gamestop I’ve been to there are 2/3 people chilling out or working doing things at their leisure. That must be a extremely bad area.

  31. Ben on June 10, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    VR still has a lot of potential if the right company brought it out with the right games at the right price, but as a video game platform, as has been the case since headsets started coming out. There was never any potential for it to "reinvent our lives" as I imagine most metaverse companies would probably say. And I think Facebook is certainly neither the right company nor have they had the right games.

  32. Purple Tiger Racing on June 10, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Game Stop is trash.

  33. zeno slime on June 10, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    venom was fun. don’t get mad at venom because of morbius.

  34. Dan Bauer on June 10, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Ok, so….. many years ago I went to see X-Men The Last Stand and at the exact appropriate moment, even though I didn’t know it was coming, I stood up in the theater and yelled "Don’t you know who I am? I’m the juggernaut, Bitch!"
    My friend who I was at the movie with was all "how did you know?" The internet, bud.
    Point is, memes have been in and come from movies for ages, and money people don’t know anything, are completely out of touch with reality and don’t understand memes or people or anything except that they like making money and will take every perceived opportunity to do so.
    So, it’s no surprise to see Morbius fail twice in the theaters. Money people make those decisions.
    And just to be clear, I’m not talking about accountants…. I’m talking about the people accountants work for.

  35. Deadringer 80 on June 10, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    60 bucks sounds reasonable to me

  36. Midi Music Forever on June 10, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    I love how Intellivision always release their statements right after you record. You really live rent-free in their heads!

  37. catay411 on June 10, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Baseball is not too long, just impatient people

  38. Mike K on June 10, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Fyre Island Festival comes to mind with the "influencers" scamming people.

  39. Aries73 on June 10, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Jake Paul might very well be f*ckin’ with the wrong company with these NFTs.

  40. Mag DaBrownis on June 10, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    I was a shift manager at auto zone when I was younger. Each week I would have more sales numbers than the other two shift managers combined. They were both working 40+ hours a week and I was working about 30 because I was in school. The store manager would still give me a hard time for not pushing the stupid crap on people. People would come in and ask for me all the time and the other guys got chapped by that. I’m the end my manager was giving me a hard time about a pointless checklist and I had enough. I was supposed to be there at 6 am to help set up the store with him because the regional manager was coming that day. I didn’t go or answer his multiple phone calls and turned my store key in later that day. He was really mad to say the least, he had to work a 16 hour day because of it. Well deserved!

  41. Jay Cuts on June 10, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    This podcast is so fetch!

  42. Germ508 on June 10, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Hello Everybody!

  43. Daily Blunts on June 10, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    The thing with Blizzard games is, I have to wonder who is still playing those anymore. They’re so irrelevant with the younger generation, and their core fanbase left long ago.

  44. 06CivicEX805 on June 10, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Ian – you are looking better bro! love you guys

  45. Aaron Johnsen on June 10, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Listening to this podcast while working my shitty second job Thursday nights is a highlight of the week. I love what you both do Pat and Ian.❤️

  46. Jins den on June 10, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Its clear you don’t do homework for movies. Jurassic worlds not out till the 10th. Nice of you to tell everyone you don’t like it before it’s out. Excellent reporting as always

  47. Th3Gam3925 on June 10, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Gamestop employees walking out is THE HEADLINE of the fucking video, yet it doesn’t come up for 39 MINUTES. Don’t support these slimy fuck tactics.

  48. Peter Huestis on June 10, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    I worked a bunch of corporate retail jobs, and Ian is right: it’s always the district managers that are THE WORST. I have vivid memories of working for Barnes and Noble and the DM was a Ken-doll-looking demon from hell.

  49. Lucas1 on June 10, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Last game I bought at GameStop was titanfall 2

  50. Joshua Hood on June 10, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    LOL
    When pixel Ian popped up I was just thinking darn he is getting Lil thicker must be eating good

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