Need proof that video game nerds are sometimes a little hard to deal with? Take a look at this clip from the recent midnight launch of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5.
When you work in retail, you occasionally encounter people who just aren’t designed to be happy. After he had some trouble snagging his copy of the highly-anticipated open-world epic, the angry guy with the glasses got into a heated exchange with a Gamestop employee.
Here’s the kicker: The whole thing was captured on amateur video. Although the woman working behind the counter could have handled things a little better — wisecracking as a customer walks away is never a good idea — the guy is still blowing the situation way out of proportion.
While some customers were a handful, the launch of GTA 5 was very successful. Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive reportedly made a whopping $800 million during the first 24 hours of release.
Word of advice: If you’re going to pick up a title at Gamestop, don’t forget your ID. After all, nobody ever wants to star in this sort of YouTube video.
Check out the uncomfortable confrontation below.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is available now. Try your best not to let the game totally take control of your life.