Legally Bound PC Gamer Finds Loophole in Contract to Play PlayStation 3

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rohit

So that's what happened to him. I was really tempted to ask PCGamer
several times what the heck happened to the surveillance on this guy,
like checking in on him every 6 months or so, but this is cool.
PSP Go

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mikeart03a

I always knew that there was a loophole in things. Our contracts at work prohibit us from taking old 'surplus' PC parts and peripherals (printers, scanners, large items) home because they're tagged with an asset tracking tag, anything else is free game (cables, connectors, plugs, etc.), my fave is taking a pile of DVI-VGA adapters whenever we perform LCD swaps when the machine has a VGA port on it (95% of them are VGA equipped) so we don't bother using the DVI port on the newer machines unless it's necessary to drive a large screen display (22+ inches).

- mike_art03a
IT Technician
Gov't of Canada

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Shalbatana

Good for him!!!! Both in his deal, and his job (wish I had that job).

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Devo85x

Some people say he looks smug but he has a right... People are like "omg he cant have a ps3"... if it never said he couldnt "Play" one or own an xbox or wii then what did you expect? in fact they probibly should have asked if he had ether of those... thats what i want to know

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Wildebeast

How many of you guys can honestly say you wouldn't totally change places with this guy????

I personally wouldn't like to have a job that had me staring at a screen for hours on end (wondering how long I can go before bleeding from the eyes)...

He's got a wicked gaming PC (no cost), signed a contract promising not to buy the over-priced console [in my opinion] (saving major cash --which he can now spend on PC games), and he gets to have some input in the developement of some highly anticipated games.

I'd be looking smug, too. Although, I think I'd probably want to give somebody the finger, everytime they told me to play through the same series of scenes again.

I've got no PS3, no interest in a PS3. I suspect it's no better than my 360, in general --with a different stable of titles, and without the MS garbage and/or ridiculous motions you go through with the Wii's torture apparatus. I probably wouldn't mind playing a a few good games on it, for an hourly wage though.

I guess a guy could be paid for a photo shoot, using his hands to cover various super models' [otherwise naked] "naughty bits" ----that might be a better job.

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praetor_alpha

So that's what happened to him. I was really tempted to ask PCGamer several times what the heck happened to the surveillance on this guy, like checking in on him every 6 months or so, but this is cool.

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Queenof1

I am not ashamed to admit that I did not know a Faustian bargain = deal with the devil.

Thank you for enriching my vocabulary :)

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StealthSilver

He's just so, smug!

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Rainier

PC Gamer might want to check the inside of his Falcon; it very well may have been disected to be a case mod to house a PS3 unit!

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opulent_rigs

Send him to Guntanamo Bay, Outsource His job, auctioN his Falcon for charity.

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StealthSilver

I had originally envied that guy's luck.  Now I want to punch his smug face.

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brokenmoth08

I dont have money for PC parts or a PS3..... I'm sad, wich pisses me off and makes me want to do the same thing.

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