I was feeling really depressed today, and wanted to play some Shenmue. I haven't gone all the way through SI & II together in years. When I loaded up my copy of Shenmue, I found that disc 1 no longer played in my Dreamcast. At first I thought it was my disc drive, so I went to grab an old dreamcast that no worked, and tried to trade out the disc drive, but it didn't work. I saw online that my local CD tradepost (a game/cd pawn shop) had a spare Dreamcast, so I went out in the snow to buy it. I had to play Shenmue! Unfortunately my car is too crappy and the snow was too bad, so I had to turn around, but I ended up buying a new copy on eBay. It'll get here in a few days, and I can't wait.
Has anyone else ever just "had" to play a certain game at a certain time? If so, have you ever done anything crazy to get ahold of this game?