Recently, our friend Dan, the guy responsible for the mural and anything with our name that looks brilliant, decided to use the store as the topic for his graphic design final. While taking dozens of pictures he asked us what we wanted to tell people about Game Changers. How will we beat our competition? Is it lower prices? Carrying retro games & collectibles? Better trade in value? I’ve been asked those questions hundreds of times over the last year. And every time, I was caught off guard and gave a short nothing of an answer. Truthfully, I’ve always wanted to ask, “Do you like the store? If so, why?” That’s the answer that matters. Yours. Not mine. Not Phatty’s. The greatest variable of our store is the gaming community. Every day, everyone that walks through our door is happy to talk about video games. The day Pokemon X & Y was released, a couple huge fans came in just to hang out and play the game. That’s one of their answers. If you’ve ever bumped into a display case because you were staring at the ceiling, that’s one of the answers, too. Phatty and I just wanna talk about video games and have fun. And having fun means making it up as we go. We’re like the Mythbusters. We know more than average, but not enough to be experts. And to learn, we experiment and occasionally blow stuff up. It’s fun. It’s ambitious. Ambition is a good thing. Over reaching is a good thing. And a vision of your neighborhood video game store other than exclusive pre order super bonus costume dlcs and repetitive in your face advertising, is a good thing. We’re just trying to do good.
The past 12 months have been incredible. And we’d like to thank everyone that’s been a part of our beginning. Before we opened I though that if the store didn’t make it, it would be the biggest failure of my life. Now I know that no matter the future, we will never look back on this time as a failure. Thank you.
The first 50 people this Saturday, Sunday, too if there are still bags left, will receive a free gift bag. There will be games, posters, consoles, perler beads, gift certificates, and one lucky person will win the Playstation 3 that’s pictured above.
Top Loader Panasonic 3DO
Turtles in Time – SNES
Back To The Future
Donkey Kong 64
Black & Blue Nintendo DSi
Black & Rose Chrome Nintendo DS Lite