If you're a Gamestop manager, you can expect to be shit on almost constantly. The work's not all that rewarding, and the paycheck definitely isn't. If that doesn't kill your enthusiasm, well, the endless onslaught of customers, from the scammers to the ignorant to the, ugh, casuals, certainly will. Worry not, Gamestop Managers of the world. Sony has seen your plight, and have decided to reward you for your hard, thankless labor. And market their upcoming console. Yeah, really, it's pretty much entirely the second thing. But, hey, you know, whatever. Either way, free stuff! The Escapist Meanwhile, at Sony HQ... Obviously, this is no simple act of charity. It's marketing, plain and simple. Making sure the people selling your console are excited about it and experienced with it can only help. Besides, putting yourself in the good graces of the leading game store in the US (and much of the rest of the world) certainly isn't going to hurt your chances, either. So, if you're eagerly awaiting the PS4 but don't want to shell out the cash, there's still time to apply for a Gamestop position, wait through the hiring process, land the job, work your way through the ranks, and land the manager position before the system's November launch. Well, hypothetically. Sort of. I mean, it may sound like a lot, but that's only because it absolutely is. And hey, while it's understandable to be jealous (mad jelly, even), that doesn't mean you should go and take it out on any Gamestop employees. As the saying goes, "Don't hate the player-to-be, hate the Gamestop." EDIT: Seems like it's more than just the PS4 - Managers get the Xbox One, two too. Holla holla, get two next gen consoles for 0 dolla.