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(C|Net)   "Surely no one would re-enter their burning house to retrieve some gaming relic" like an XBox console. Then again, perhaps someone would. And don't call me Shirley   ( news.cnet.com) divider line
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2014-01-27 07:24:06 AM  
I dunno, if it was a brand new XBox 1? Makes sense he'd run back in after it.

That shiat's expensive.
 
2014-01-27 07:24:12 AM  
Not outside the realm of understanding, I'd say moreso if it's a 360 or Classic rather than the xbone, as who knows how many hours of saved games and downloaded content he had saved on it.
 
2014-01-27 07:26:18 AM  
static1.wikia.nocookie.net

You would prefer another console, a gaming console? Then name the system!
 
2014-01-27 07:33:50 AM  
My computer hard drives. In the case they are on fast release and I can easily grab backup drives. Everything else I own can perish.
 
2014-01-27 07:37:26 AM  
Then again, some folks'll.
 
2014-01-27 07:40:37 AM  
It's ok. You will get another shot, Darwin. You almost had that one.
 
2014-01-27 07:41:08 AM  
vbone
 
2014-01-27 07:41:57 AM  
www.religionfacts.com
Missed him by that much

/hot like a burning building
 
2014-01-27 07:47:34 AM  

skinink: My computer hard drives. In the case they are on fast release and I can easily grab backup drives. Everything else I own can perish.


All of mine are in two external cages. Same plan.
 
2014-01-27 07:49:06 AM  
At min, I'd go in to grab my external harddrives.  Main desktop box after that.

Also a gun, so I can kill whomever is responsible for the fire.
 
2014-01-27 07:54:13 AM  
XBox? Nope. My PSX collection? Yup. It sure was great when Squaresoft made good games.
 
2014-01-27 07:58:04 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: At min, I'd go in to grab my external harddrives.  Main desktop box after that.

Also a gun, so I can kill whomever is responsible for the fire.


Backup drive is USB.  Yoink!
 
2014-01-27 08:01:27 AM  
My room has a fire window directly next to the computer. It's big enough to fit my mattress, which I then plan to load every piece of gaming equipment (computer first) followed by anything expensive (monitors, etc) onto by just chucking it out the window. Unless the fire is actually in my room, in which case the computer comes and my childhood memories can go up in flames.

/fire escape plan
 
2014-01-27 08:01:42 AM  
Should have sent José Canseco in after it.
 
2014-01-27 08:06:35 AM  
Are hipster's discovering Leslie Nielsen films right now?
 
2014-01-27 08:07:10 AM  
' fail
 
2014-01-27 08:14:05 AM  
But then again, some folk'll...
 
2014-01-27 08:14:25 AM  

macross87: A console? What is it?


Something dorks will risk their lives for, but that's not important right now.
 
2014-01-27 08:27:50 AM  
Insurance? How does it work?
 
2014-01-27 08:31:20 AM  

milowitz: Insurance? How does it work?


i seriously doubt that the actual hardware had anything whatever to do with why the person in question rescued the xbox.

insurance can not replace a 200 hour skyrim save.
 
2014-01-27 08:33:05 AM  

Jorn the Younger: Not outside the realm of understanding, I'd say moreso if it's a 360 or Classic rather than the xbone, as who knows how many hours of saved games and downloaded content he had saved on it.


This? Losing my main PS2 memory card made the console basically useless because there's no way I was going back and doing all that shiat again. Street Fighter unlockables? Most of a 100% FFX clear? Two thirds of a Burnout 3 run? Ugggh... But the weeks of my life I spent creating that content is a far cry from wasting the remaining several decades of it by RUNNING INTO A BURNING BUILDING TO SAVE VIDEO GAMES. Good god, man.
 
2014-01-27 08:37:35 AM  
Some folk'll never run into a burning house to save a gaming console, but then again some folk'll.  It's Cletus, the slack-jawed yokel!
 
2014-01-27 08:42:02 AM  
I'm a huge gamer.  But I wouldn't go back into a burning house for it.  Would I go for my cats?  Definitely.  My document box full of personal shiat?  Probably, depending on the flames/smoke.  But not for my game shiat.  That stuff is all easily replaced with insurance money.
 
2014-01-27 08:50:18 AM  
We really need to do something about the renters insurance crisis.
 
2014-01-27 08:56:21 AM  

frepnog: milowitz: Insurance? How does it work?

i seriously doubt that the actual hardware had anything whatever to do with why the person in question rescued the xbox.

insurance can not replace a 200 hour skyrim save.


That's just sad, man.
 
2014-01-27 09:07:04 AM  

frepnog: milowitz: Insurance? How does it work?

i seriously doubt that the actual hardware had anything whatever to do with why the person in question rescued the xbox.

insurance can not replace a 200 hour skyrim save.


And that 200 hour Skyrim save cannot replace an actual life.

Morrowind was better anyway.
 
2014-01-27 09:10:40 AM  
 
2014-01-27 09:14:33 AM  
xBONED.
 
2014-01-27 09:21:09 AM  

milowitz: frepnog: milowitz: Insurance? How does it work?

i seriously doubt that the actual hardware had anything whatever to do with why the person in question rescued the xbox.

insurance can not replace a 200 hour skyrim save.

That's just sad, man.


How so? That takes time to accomplish, like modding Steel Panthers or writing a term paper, and although there is no money involved it is something that we do not want to lose. Like an artist losing a work-in-progress, he can start over and maybe insurance will replace the paint and materials but it just will not be the same.
 
2014-01-27 09:31:34 AM  

Alexei Novikov: Morrowind was better anyway


having been an elder scrolls fan since elder scrolls became a thing.....


go jump off a cliff.  Because no.  No, it wasn't.  It was good, I loved it and played it to death...  but it wasn't better.

Hell, I couldn't go back to Morrowind after OBLIVION.
 
2014-01-27 09:38:19 AM  
I pack up my laptop bag, grab my Mazda keys, wallet and cellphone and I have a carrier next to my ferret cage.

My business of 5 ferrets gets a lot of attention whenever we have a fire drill in my building or whoever the fark keeps starting fires on our rooftop terrace.
 
2014-01-27 09:39:12 AM  

rebelyell2006: milowitz: frepnog: milowitz: Insurance? How does it work?

i seriously doubt that the actual hardware had anything whatever to do with why the person in question rescued the xbox.

insurance can not replace a 200 hour skyrim save.

That's just sad, man.

How so? That takes time to accomplish, like modding Steel Panthers or writing a term paper, and although there is no money involved it is something that we do not want to lose. Like an artist losing a work-in-progress, he can start over and maybe insurance will replace the paint and materials but it just will not be the same.


Collecting encrusted socks under your basement dwelling bed also takes time to accomplish but maybe not worth dying over. I'm simply talking about priorities, but to each his own. I'd definitely want my family to know I died honorably while attempting to save a game, unlike that child douchebag that died trying to save his family.
 
2014-01-27 09:42:19 AM  

milowitz: rebelyell2006: milowitz: frepnog: milowitz: Insurance? How does it work?

i seriously doubt that the actual hardware had anything whatever to do with why the person in question rescued the xbox.

insurance can not replace a 200 hour skyrim save.

That's just sad, man.

How so? That takes time to accomplish, like modding Steel Panthers or writing a term paper, and although there is no money involved it is something that we do not want to lose. Like an artist losing a work-in-progress, he can start over and maybe insurance will replace the paint and materials but it just will not be the same.

Collecting encrusted socks under your basement dwelling bed also takes time to accomplish but maybe not worth dying over. I'm simply talking about priorities, but to each his own. I'd definitely want my family to know I died honorably while attempting to save a game, unlike that child douchebag that died trying to save his family.


I get it, "stop liking what I don't like".
 
2014-01-27 09:43:46 AM  
So, if your Xbox One can see the fire starting is Microsoft legally obligated to call the fire department?

/I'm thinking that would be a good thing.
 
2014-01-27 09:47:02 AM  

milowitz: I'd definitely want my family to know I died honorably while attempting to save a game, unlike that child douchebag that died trying to save his family.


there is just no accounting for what people hold dear.

for instance, the only possession I have that I would enter a burning building for is my PC.  i would fight off tigers and al-queda operatives while engulfed in flames to rescue it.  now if it was either "your kid\s or the pc" of course my kid\s would come first, but as long as they were safe, yep i would risk life and limb for it.

i would straight up kill to protect it.
 
2014-01-27 09:51:22 AM  

frepnog: Alexei Novikov: Morrowind was better anyway

having been an elder scrolls fan since elder scrolls became a thing.....


go jump off a cliff.  Because no.  No, it wasn't.  It was good, I loved it and played it to death...  but it wasn't better.

Hell, I couldn't go back to Morrowind after OBLIVION.


I was trolling. I hated Morrowind.
 
2014-01-27 09:52:35 AM  
Hmmm....house is one fire. I have a few minutes to grab some whatnots before things get deadly.

Do I grab the photo albums? Nah, most of my pictures are copied up to SkyDrive.

My CDs? Nope - all ripped to an external HD that sits at work.

Financial docs? Living in a safety deposit box

My pretty impressive collection of videogames that dates back to my 2600 days? Damn straight. I'm not giving up my Tron Bonne for some lame-arsed fire.

Consoles can be replaced pretty cheaply. A boxed Tengen Tetris cannot.

/yep, kind of a nerd

//But not nerdy
 
2014-01-27 10:10:53 AM  
My guess is that he was using it as a media centre and it contains his entire porn collection.
 
2014-01-27 10:17:15 AM  
The link is farked so I can't actually read TFA, but... seriously?

I might have considered something like it when I was 11 (except it would have been a SNES), but as an adult? Just let it go. Starting over can be fun anyway.
 
2014-01-27 10:19:35 AM  

Wrath of Heaven: I pack up my laptop bag, grab my Mazda keys, wallet and cellphone and I have a carrier next to my ferret cage.

My business of 5 ferrets gets a lot of attention whenever we have a fire drill in my building or whoever the fark keeps starting fires on our rooftop terrace.


+1 for correct usage of "business of ferrets"!  Our clowder would be the first thing rescued, followed by (like many others mentioned) the HDD backups.  Everything else is replaceable.

And to the guy in TFA, never has this been more appropriate even if he did take the Xbox with him:

www.igameresponsibly.com
 
2014-01-27 10:23:06 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: At min, I'd go in to grab my external harddrives.  Main desktop box after that.

Also a gun, so I can kill whomever is responsible for the fire.


what if it's a act of God? You going shoot Him? ;)
 
2014-01-27 10:52:03 AM  
Darwin is gleefully rubbing his hands together after reading some posts in this thread.
 
2014-01-27 10:56:57 AM  

Animatronik: Darwin is gleefully rubbing his hands together after reading some posts in this thread.


guarantee you darwin would have risked life and limb to recover a pc with a work-in-progress copy of "origin of the species" on it.
 
2014-01-27 11:06:28 AM  

frepnog: Animatronik: Darwin is gleefully rubbing his hands together after reading some posts in this thread.

guarantee you darwin would have risked life and limb to recover a pc with a work-in-progress copy of "origin of the species" on it.


Which isn't exactly comparable to a buch of game saves...
 
2014-01-27 11:18:30 AM  

MagicBoris: frepnog: Animatronik: Darwin is gleefully rubbing his hands together after reading some posts in this thread.

guarantee you darwin would have risked life and limb to recover a pc with a work-in-progress copy of "origin of the species" on it.

Which isn't exactly comparable to a bunch of game saves...


to you, maybe.
 
2014-01-27 11:20:41 AM  

frepnog: Alexei Novikov: Morrowind was better anyway

having been an elder scrolls fan since elder scrolls became a thing.....


go jump off a cliff.  Because no.  No, it wasn't.  It was good, I loved it and played it to death...  but it wasn't better.

Hell, I couldn't go back to Morrowind after OBLIVION.


200 hours on Skyrim?

n00bs..... ;)

How long do I have on it? Um..... er.....

/"Don't open doors you are not prepared to walk through, Mr. Mulder."
/ PC and Steam anyways, so no issues with lost saves.
 
2014-01-27 11:30:20 AM  

gnosis301: XBox? Nope. My PSX collection? Yup. It sure was great when Squaresoft made good games.


I've got 13 consoles (18 total) hooked up to the TV. I'd be farked.
 
2014-01-27 11:31:15 AM  
I think it depends on the XBox...
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2014-01-27 11:32:54 AM  
I have offsite backups. We save the cats and we get the hell out. Everything else can burn.
 
2014-01-27 11:34:17 AM  

BeerBear: what if it's a act of God? You going shoot Him? ;)


Act of God would be answered with alcohol.

ITG:
Lord help me, but if I ever lost my house/stuff due to ineptness of neighbors I'd be hard pressed to avoid using violence.  Would have to drive out of state to calm down.  It's one thing to burn your own home down due to incompetence but it's another to take out others property.

I've had friends and family who lost their homes/apartments due to neighbors candles or incompetence at grilling.
 
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