The Video Game Marketplace Explained in One Short Scene

INT. GENERIC GAMESTOP – DAY

STEPHEN and his six-year-old son ELI enter. ELI is instantly captivated by Super Mario Brothers Wi-hee! on the Wii next to the door.

STEPHEN
Hey, Eli, are you going to stay here by the Wii?

ELI
Look, I’m moving Mario all around the map!

STEPHEN
I’ll take that as a yes.

STEPHEN wanders over to the Xbox games. He sees that Assassin’s Creed II is on sale for half-off. He dithers for a bit before picking it up and taking it to the counter to buy it.

Behind the counter, GAMESTOP GUY eyes the Assassin’s Creed II box and nods. He’s in his early 20s, with slightly scruffy hair and the standard Gamestop polo shirt.

GAMESTOP GUY
Hey, good choice. That game’s great.

STEPHEN
Oh? Excellent. So it’s awesome?

GAMESTOP GUY
Well, there’s a bit of side-boob at the beginning, but after that it’s all killing.

STEPHEN
Oh, uh. (beat) I guess that’s plenty of awesome, then.

STEPHEN pays for the game and shuffles away. He manages to get ELI to stop playing Super Mario Brothers Wi-hee! and they exeunt, pursued by a bear.

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3 Comments

  1. on April 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Exeunt!!

  2. Scott
    on April 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Gesundheit! 😉

  3. Seth Vidal
    on April 6, 2010 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    I wonder if the game would be more or less awesome with more sideboob or if the sideboob is just a distraction from the killing?