Five Stages of Wiief

Charles Jade writes about his experiences this weekend camping out for a Wii in a hilarious article called The Five Stages of Wiief. "It’s one thing when the mall security guy says get out," says our hero of Hyrule, "and quite another when a guy with a mystical talisman known as a nine does."

Charles Jade writes about his experiences this weekend camping out for a Wii in a hilarious new article on Ars Technica called "The Five Stages of Wiief".

I was standing outside a Circuit City at 3:00 AM on December 17th, 25 hardcores, including one inside his tent, in front of me, but that’s not where I really was. I was in denial.

His quest eventually lead him to a nearby Target.

"They’ve got fifteen," said a messenger in glasses behind me, one whom I instantly wanted to kill. "I’ve got a friend who works inside," he added blithely.

Only fifteen shards of joy. I was about 30th in line. Game over.

But don't despair; the night was still young. Did the hero of Hyrule succeed in his expedition? Read the whole story to find out.