There’s nothing more petty than losing friends over video games — but that doesn’t mean we haven’t all done it.

When you’re really into gameplay, it’s easy to let your emotions take hold of you. You may forget the times you’ve shared together IRL and instead focus on that extremely unfortunate blue shell hit in Mario Kart or how bad your friend is at drumming on Rock Band. And when that happens, you’re tempted to scream and shout and shut them out of both your Facebook and your real life. In a green shell: you hate the player and the game.

These games are probably the biggest catalysts of the sometimes-not-so-friendly fights you have at LAN parties — you’ve been warned.


Burned out on Royal Baby updates? You’re not alone.

That’s why we’re bringing you the following extremely important story of a woman who was fined by police over the weekend for bringing her horse into a McDonald’s location in Greater Manchester after employees wouldn’t serve her from the drive through window. Once inside, the horse took its revenge for this act of discrimination by making the McDonald’s dining experience worse in pretty much the only way possible — taking a horse-sized dump on the floor.

According to a Facebook statement from the Greater Manchester Police:

The staff refused to serve the women due to company policy. The women then took the horse into the restaurant who ended up doing his business on the floor.

The sight and smell of this caused obvious distress and upset to customers trying to eat, as well as staff members.

Officers arrived at the location and woman was issued a Fixed Penalty notice for causing alarm and distress to other customers and staff.

Speaking of staff, here’s hoping the police also made the rider clean up after the animal, otherwise some poor British burger flipper just had the worst day at work in McDonald’s in recorded history — which is really saying something. On the other hand, we’ll wager those McDonald’s employees will think twice before turning away an equestrian who wants to get a Big Mac without dismounting first.

Mashable horse enthusiasts — we know you’re out there — have you ever tried to get drive-through fast food on horseback? Were you successful? Is this a thing?

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This article originally published at Geekosystem

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Halo 4 had the unfortunate (or fortunate, depending on your perspective) timing of coming out on Election Day, but it doesn’t mean the development team behind the game wants fans to spend all day sitting in front of their Xbox.

Players are sharing the message they received upon booting up their copy of Halo 4 Tuesday. 343 Industries tells fans “that if you are in the U.S., don’t forget to vote!”

In addition, Microsoft also used the last month to encouraged players to “vote first, play second” in a campaign that ran at NY Comic Con.

Are you picking up your copy of Halo 4 after voting, or spending all day playing? Let us know in the comments.

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