The Hardest of the Corest

Welcome everyone, to the very first (and hopefully not last) installment of “The Hardest of the Corest.” In this oddly-named (and therefore cool) segment , we’re going to tell you a story from someone that shows just how hardcore they really are. We’re talking about stuff like not going to the bathroom for 72 hours to raid some dungeon in WoW. Yeah, stupid stuff that questions our intelligence. And who knows, it may be your embarrassing story that gets featured on videolamer. But more on that later.

So, to kick it off old-school style, I’ll give you my most hardcore story. First, a little background info. I try to use my game consoles for as many things as possible. Take this for example. The most hardcore thing that I’ve been doing lately has been using my DS as my alarm clock. Sure, I can use my normal alarm clock if I wanted to, but I just can’t say no to a video game console.

And the DS is a really bad alarm clock too. The backlight is too bright, you have to go into the settings menu to change the times (which always requires a restart), and you have to open the system up to turn it off. Nintendo doesn’t let you turn it off with the L or R buttons. I usually find myself scratching the crap out of my screens when I open the system up, scrambling to hit the touch screen.

The one good thing I will say about it is how it goes off. It starts out very soft and slowly grows higher in volume. It doesn’t knock your ear drums out the moment it goes off.

But yeah, I can use a perfectly good alarm clock, one that even has a CD player, but I just can’t bring myself to do it. Gotta keep up that hardcore status somehow.

Now that I got that off my chest, it’s time for you to embarrass yourself. If you’re man or woman enough, you can send in your own hardcore stories, and if it’s uber-hardcore, it may be featured in our next “Hardest of the Corest” segment. So don’t pussy out.

Send us your stories, with your name included, to And please, no vulgar stories about how you put your 360 up a horse’s butt or something. That’s already been done by Jay, our resident editor/bestiality monger. I’m looking forward to reading your stories, everyone, and good luck.

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17 years ago

I use it as an alarm clock to, and just to be the hardest of the corest I leave it open 2 feet from my head. :p (I can also see the time that way.)

17 years ago


17 years ago

Nay! I can’t think of much that doesn’t come off as a pissing contest
(I am so hardcore I blah blah blah!) but I’ll try. Ok, here is
something that makes me look mostly stupid and slightly pathetic – I
own a handful of Japanese Saturn RPGs that I cannot play at all. Turns
out Japanese isn’t English.