Peace be to the Game Store Soldier, for his is a tireless job. Thrown behind enemy lines by his superiors, the Soldier is the first and last line of defense between hungry gamers and their prize. As such, these store employees can either be found standing their ground at the front door or marching up and down the line answering the same questions every five feet. “Yes, we'll have enough copies”, “No, you don't need your receipt if you're in the system,” and “Yes, I'm seriously considering applying for a new job after tonight”.
Launch Soldiers come in multiple varieties. First, there are the sparkly-eyed rookies who embrace the opportunity to show their bosses how well they can handle a horde. Then there are the stoic warriors who know all the stock answers and look minutes away from abandoning their post to walk slowly into the nearest ocean. In each case, the Soldier is a natural target for the Bro, Comedian, or Regular, and everyone else itching to take their boredom out on the nearest sign of authority.
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