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Jack Cain
May 7, 2001

Just prior to meeting up with Cat & Dan through my last stint in video game rentals, I built thist site. Since then I have moved on to GameZoneCafe come and join us as we explore the video gaming ethic.

 deadbeats   forward

  Chapter One: Downward Mobility

  Chapter Two: Concessions

  Chapter Three: Conversations at the Convo'

  Chapter Four: Straight Back Chairs and Belly Laughs

  Chapter Five: Drinks for Free

  Chapter Six: Anything for a free meal

  Chapter Seven: Jukebox Jive
  Chapter Eight: Sunshine Daydream

  Chapter Nine: Return to Paradise

  Chapter Ten: Moving Day


    Not all gaming sites are created equal, while there are to many to mention (this one included) few offer a simple interface (no pop ups) and straight forward news coverage. The Adrenaline Vault (Avault) and The Gaming Intelligence Agency (G.I.A.) really do have things down to a science.
    AVAULT has news, downloads amazing coverage and reliable cheats. Their only failings are an inability to hire outside the U.S. (this is the web and your journalists should reflect that, but who am I to judge) my only real gripe is they don't have that many PS2 cheats.
    G.I.A. is hands down the most reliable news source on the web, while other sites might break a story sooner, few seem to have the insight of G.I.A. They have an amazing abundance of screen shots and videos.
    Game Winners have a few sites that either emulate it or are direct subsidiaries, none the less they are not kidding. I will resort to cheat pages because more often than not it is a matter of keeping the game moving at the same pace that the story implies. Game winners seems to have all their bases covered.

The Adrenaline Vault

The Gaming Intelligence Agency

Game Winners


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        The night of my very first telemarketing job the Gulf War broke out on the air waves. Ever since then things have been down hill. Periodic moments of employment have been broken between desperate searches for better money and working conditions. There are to many people to mention, without whom, this book would never have evolved.
        Thanks to all of them. Particularly however are those few who seem to have always been there. John & Nancy, Lance, Audrey, Barb, and of course Marc & Barbara, without all of you I would have never made it this far. The original version of this tale and this final version have only their characters in common. The characterisations bare no resemblance to people either living or deceased. This work should be taken in the manner in which it is intended, a tongue in cheek inditement of the late twentieth century work ethic, and how we got here.

deadbeats is dedicated in loving memory to my Mother

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