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    Someone else's copy of MW3 (PS3) was delivered to my apartment.

    This week, a package arrived, addressed to a person who no longer lives at this address. One of my housemates opened the envelope to see what was inside. It was a brand spanking new copy of CoD:MW3, PS3 version. Now, no one living here has a PS3 (afaik) so it's probably best to return it and let the retailer know the person has moved.

    Or maybe not.

    I was thinking what I could do with a copy of MW3 and the identity of a person without a copy of MW3. This provides... an opportunity. It's way, way too easy to just toss it out and spare some poor sod from a railroaded explosionfest. So I was thinking, why don't I play a little prank?

    In this networked day and age it's trivially easy to contact a person whose name you already know. The name on this package might receive a social network message, saying that someone has received the game that was intended for them. The message would kindly offer to mail the package directly to them. If this goes through, this person could receive their boxed copy of MW3 in their proper mailbox. Upon opening the box, they may discover, instead of a PS3 DVD, a burned copy of To The Moon.

    Now, it would be pointlessly mean to omit the MW3 disc entirely. They paid a lot of money for it, after all. So naturally there would be a way to receive the original disc containing Modern Warfare.

    All this requires is answering a simple question: What is the meaning of the blue and yellow origami rabbit?

    Well, readers?

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    Well considering he could easily track down the address where the package was erroneously sent and he knows where it is, seeing as he used to live there, I probably wouldn't bother with any grand plans keeping him away from what he spent money on.
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    I'd mail him the MW3 disc of course, but toss in your own disc with perhaps a humble indie pack or the like, just to give him a taste of what he's missing.
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    At a time like this, I feel the unofficial ARPS motto is quite fitting: "Don't be a dick".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unaco View Post
    At a time like this, I feel the unofficial ARPS motto is quite fitting: "Don't be a dick".
    Yeah. He knows where you live.
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    Replace it with a copy of Modern Warfare 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    Yeah. He knows where you live.
    And he plays shooters, meaning that he probably is a natural born killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelfanatic View Post
    And he plays shooters, meaning that he probably is a natural born killer.
    But he plays them on a console, meaning that he probably has bad aim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalSignalX View Post
    I'd mail him the MW3 disc of course, but toss in your own disc with perhaps a humble indie pack or the like, just to give him a taste of what he's missing.
    This one!

    'Tis the season of goodwill, afterall :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    But he plays them on a console, meaning that he probably has bad aim.
    Still, I wouldn't risk it. After all, he only needs to manage that one quick-time event for explosions and great success (well, for him, not so much for LTK).

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelfanatic View Post
    Still, I wouldn't risk it. After all, he only needs to manage that one quick-time event for explosions and great success (well, for him, not so much for LTK).
    Unless LTK locks his front door.

    Because we both know that it's impossible to get through a locked door. Not even with explosives.
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    It's addressed to the guy in the room next to me. I'm one of five suspects.

    Wait. That makes it more likely that my neighbour is going to be accused of stealing. Which is really a lot more dickish. A fatal flaw is uncovered in my master plan.

    Shame. I really liked the idea of blackmailing someone into appreciating the intrinsic value of an indie adventure game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalSignalX View Post
    I'd mail him the MW3 disc of course, but toss in your own disc with perhaps a humble indie pack or the like, just to give him a taste of what he's missing.
    I like this idea. Don't be a dick, be nice. Maybe chuck in a little mixtape or something as well. Include a letter - handwritten, of course - and sign it with a few kisses. And make sure you spray the padded envelope with a bit of perfume or cologne. It's a nice gesture. He'll love it.

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    Scratch "DAHMER" and a " ;-) " into it with a compass.

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    I'm kinda surprised you even opened it in the first place. If you had a forwarding address, why didn't you just re-post it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    I'm kinda surprised you even opened it in the first place.
    Re-read the first paragraph ;)


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    There's another factor to consider. Christmas is around the corner, people are starting to shop for deals, so you've probably ended up opening his kid brother's Christmas present.

    I leave you to decide which is worse - withholding Christmas from a child or giving said child the brain damaging shitfest that is MW3.

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    Well it was more of a general 'you' as opposed to 'YOU!', but point taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    There's another factor to consider. Christmas is around the corner, people are starting to shop for deals, so you've probably ended up opening his kid brother's Christmas present.

    I leave you to decide which is worse - withholding Christmas from a child or giving said child the brain damaging shitfest that is MW3.
    Well, I think people who live in single-room apartments with shared kitchen facilities will probably not be able to afford giving expensive PS3 games away as gifts.

    Although the person in question doesn't live here anymore, so that casts some doubt on my prediction.

    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    I'm kinda surprised you even opened it in the first place. If you had a forwarding address, why didn't you just re-post it?
    I don't have a forwarding address. For this plan to work, I'd have to track down the person in question first. In the few weeks that I've been living here, I've found that people are not especially good at forwarding their mail.
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    Oh, well, that does indeed suck. The person who ordered isn't none too smart.
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