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It's been one hell of a gaming season. Darksiders II in August, Borderlands 2 in September, Assassin's Creed III in late October, and it doesn't look like things are slowing down at all! I spent the first half of this month deeply involved in AC3, but after I played through that one i moved on to a few new games, as well as going back to a number of older ones on last generations consoles. But first, let's talk about what games i actually picked up.
Believe it or not, the first gaming related item I purchased this past month was a NES controller. Why? Hell if I know. I don't even have a NES! I think it was because i saw it fairly cheap online, and it being essentially a mascot of gaming, I'm very proud to have it sitting on my TV stand. Someday I will get the console and games to go with it.
Later while roaming around the local best buy I ended up pre-ordering Dead Island: Riptide, and I got to go home with this sweet steelbook case. Unfortunately, the case isn't PS3 sized, but it's a minor gripe. Also, i was shocked to find that Riptide will only cost $49.99. If this is the new marketing for the current gen, I'll take it!
About mid-month Borderlands 2 released their 2nd DLC: Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage. You just can't say no to anything Borderlands related. Short but sweet, i enjoyed playing this through, adding more to the Borderlands 2 experience. Even if that experience only lasted about 2 days. You can decide it's value on your own, or read my review (http://www.gameinformer.com/blogs/members/b/blindfates_blog/archive/2012/11/23/review-mr-torgue-39-s-campaign-of-carnage-borderlands-2-dlc.aspx) but i enjoyed it!
I have to say that after that, I wasn't really planning on buying much else because of Christmas' fast approach, but money has a way of burning through my wallet, my pockets, and eventually the internet security of Amazon. After getting off a long overnight Black Friday shift I was browsing for any quick Black Friday deals online. I had been wanting Dishonored since it came out, but it's been out of my budget. So when I saw it on sale on Amazon for $25, I pursued on possibly the fastest Amazon checkout I've ever experienced.Hey, it still sells retail for $60! that's a good deal!
Another purchase I wasn't really anticipating: Me and my friend were at a Ralphs picking up some grocery items and we saw a Video Game sale bin. I mean of all places, I wasn't expecting one there. Anyhow, browsing through i came across Super Street Fighter IV for $15. I Probably could've found it cheaper online, but I figured, what the hell, $15 is worth a good time! So I got it, and in the past week I've played it with a number of family and friend and had a blast. Even if I suck at fighting games.
Sadly, my addiction to building an ever growing backlog didn't end there. I had been playing Burnout 3 and NFS Hot Pursuit, and it made me think: How did Criterion come up with such a fun, and working system? So I looked it up. Before I knew it I was already hitting "Place Order" on a used copy of the original Burnout on PS2.
Well with Black Friday behind us, my paycheck finally came in. And boy was it a handsome one. I felt the urge to reward myself for that sleepless week and hard work that today i purchased a used N64 (it still has to come in the mail). Complete with the necessary cables and 1 controller. I used to have a N64, but I gave it away to a friend years ago once I had my hands on the PS2. one of my greater regrets in life, but hey, life moves on. Now i just need to re-buy all my old games! Think I'll start with Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and 007 Golden Eye. But those will probably have to wait a while.
As I Mentioned earlier, I've also been playing a lot of older games this past month. here's a list of what I've been playing apart from what's already been listed above: Assassin's Creed III, Burnout 3, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Halo 2, Lego Island 2 (GBA), and Battlefield 3.
Sadly, I couldn't afford to get all the games I wanted this month including Need For Speed Most Wanted, The Rockstar Games Collection, Lego Lord of the Rings, and more.
I have a good feeling about next month. Definitely will be getting at least 1 N64 game, most likely Super Mario 64, and the Mass Effect Trilogy. It's going to awesome. Plus whatever I can scavenge out of Christmas. Its that time of year. It's ok. Admit it. We're all at least a little excited.
Yeah, a lot of great looking games have released recently. Dishonored and the soon-to-release Far Cry 3 are probably the most important to me. I also got Borderlands 2.
Unfortunately I got nothing on Black Friday due to laziness.
Burn out broght alot of joy to me and my bros back in elementary school
That's quite the collection you've gotten this month. There are some I haven't gotten, like you. But what I have is good. and the Elder Scrolls Games are incredible. Definitely worth a play.
I got Street Fighter x Tekken on my backlog. Definitely got to add that to my gaming collection.