pikadeth's poorly written tales of boredom and apathy
A life or lack there of
Reviewers, we already know that. Added depth perception is nice and we like having it. Considering that graphics are a major part of most reviews I don't understand why "eye candy" is dismissed as something trivial. I will gladly take eye candy over eye vegetables any day.
The past few years IGN has posted a very mathematical article tallying up how many quality games each console had and declaring a winner based in which had the most. PS3 has won 3 out of the past 4 years. While reading this I noticed that despite their paper victory that a large percentage of their highly rated games flopped. Should a game that fails to connect with an audience really be considered a great exclusive? What does the lack of acknowledgement of quality say about PS3 owners or gamers in general? What could Sony have done differently to get their games the attention that they deserved?
With the impending release of the Playstation move Sony is about to put the final nail in the coffin of their failed Sixaxis controller. For those who don't remember the PS3 originally shipped with a controller didn't rumble (because rumble was "last gen) and had motion controls just as good as the Wii! They set out to prove that by forcing Lair to control using only motion. Factor 5 the makers of the mostly excellent Rogue Squadron games is now dead thanks to that genius move and most other games that tried to force players to use it had to later be patched to also use analog controls as well as rumble support. Thank you for admitting your mistake, Sony. Let's hope that your Move is more successful than your first attempt at current gen controls. Maybe now Super Rub A Dub can be patched to be playable!
I keep seeing Dante's Inferno being slammed for borrowing heavily from the God of War series. Why is it that nobody cares or remembers that God of War blatantly lifted many of it's major elements from Onimusha/Devil May Cry? I'm vaguely remembering Shenmue doing the timed button press thing before God of War too. What I don't remember is GoW being given crap for for it most likely because the game was fun which is all that I really care about. Reviewers please keep your half arsed gaming history lessons to yourself and focus on what actually matters. It would be greatly appreciated.
41 new titles added to my list. So much for behaving. This completes one full year of monthly collection tallies.I'll probably write something up to commemorate that and reflect upon my purchases.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB) - Cart only - FREE - A game that I've played and beaten.
Ms. Pac-Man (GB) - Cart only - FREE - I've spent a lot of time with this one. Diamonds are forever.
Rugrats: Castle Capers (GBA) - Cart only - FREE - It's not as horrible as you'd expect.
The Powerpuff Girls: Bad Mojo Jojo (GBC) - Cart only - FREE - I beat this one a long time ago for my niece. Mediocre, but not completely worthless.
Uniracers (SNES) - Cart only - $7 - I've been wanting this one for over a decade. Welcome to the family.
Harley's Humongous Adventure (SNES) - Cart only - $7 - I need to get started on this one soon. I've been curious about it for a long time.
Disney's Aladdin (SNES) - Cart Only - $7 - I beat this a long time ago. Welcome back
Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday (SNES) - Cart only - $7 - The only Porky Pig game ever made? I'll take it!
Viva Pinata: Party Animals (X360) - Used - Complete - $16.19 - It's not as bad as it first seems. A little more instruction on how to play the games would have been appreciated.
Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy (WII) - NEW - $19.99
Summoner 2 (PS2) - Used - Complete - $3.59
Arc the Lad: End of Darkness (PS2) - Used - Complete - $4.49
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (PS2) - Used - Complete - $6.29
Dancing with the Stars (PS2) w/Dance Pad - NEW - $7.98
Boom Blox (WII) - NEW - $49.99 - Bought this to get Okami at 50% off. It's easy to pick up and play and definitely worth trying.
Okami (WII) - NEW - $19.99 - IGN logo on the front cover. LOL
Counter Force (WII) - NEW - $7.98 - I dismissed this one as garbage until I read up on it. It seems to be a cult favorite in some circles.
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble (PSP) - NEW - $12.99 - The Mrs wanted this one. She's a big VJ fan.
Contra 4 (DS) - NEW - $19.99 - A great game at a budget price what's not to love? It manages to be hard and yet not turn me off to playing it. That's quite a feat.
Picross DS (DS) - NEW - $14.99 - GREAT game. More puzzle fans need to try this one.
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP) - Used - Complete - $22.49 - Very fun game with lots of value packed in. A must own for PSP owners.
Gitaroo Man Lives! (PSP) - Used - Complete - $16.19 - A friend of mine once called this the stupidest game that she'd ever seen. I think that it's fun and cute.
Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3) - New - $29.99 - It was time to purchase this before they put it in a hideous Greatest Hits box.
Xbox Live Arcade Edition Compilation pack - Used - $10.79
Boom Boom Rocket (X360) - A fun game that you can play with a dance pad, guitar controller, or regular controller.
Feeding Frenzy (X360) - Easily worth the low price of admission.
Luxor 2 (X360) - I refuse to play this one due to the goofy achievement points that leave your score with odd numbers.
Uno (X360) - Already had it, but it was part of the bundle.
Intellivision Lives! (GC) - Used - Complete - $2.69 - I needed more GameCube games and the price was right.
SSX On Tour (GC) - Used - Complete - $11.69 - This is the first time that I've seen this title for under $20. It's nice to finally check it off of my want list.
Viewtiful Joe (PS2) - Used - Complete - $4.49 - Who wants to see Devil May Cry's Dante in a speedo? Capcom seemed to think that we all did...
Nintendo DS Pokemon Bundle - NEW - $129.99 - These aren't supposed to ship until Tuesday, but my local store has them out already. The DS itself looks nice, and it comes with a bonus DVD, carrying case, and shirt. The shirt isn't the typical flimsy freebee either. It's a well made cotton shirt from Hanes. The only gripe is that the box is REALLY hard to open without ripping it apart. It's glued closed rather than the usual sticker keeping a flap closed.
Braid (X360) - Very short, but worth the price.
Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom (X360) - NEW - $27.88 - Another game that I've been wanting for a while. It's not as bad as the reviews would lead one to believe.
Dog's Life (PS2) - Used - Complete - $17.25 - I've been wanting this one for a long time. They had two copies. It was tempting to get both of them, but I didn't.
Ontamarama (DS) - NEW - $9.99 - I've heard good things about this game and the price was definitely right. It was also their last copy.
Viewtiful Joe 2 (PS2) - Used - Complete - $3.49 - At least this one doesn't have Dante in a speedo.
Soulcalibur IV (X360) - FREE! - I got to talking to a co worker about games. He mentioned that he bought the game and didn't like it much. I offered to buy it from him. He refused the money and said that I could have it for free since I always help him out with game related things.
Silent Hill: Origins (PSP) - Used - Complete - $16.19 - The Mrs really wanted this one. I was fine with buying it if she promised to actually play it.
MetropolisMania 2 (PS2) - Used - Complete - $11.69 - "This is something that you should have." "Meh, I'm not much into sims." Somehow it ended up following us home any way.
Rise to Honor (PS2) - Used - Complete - $6.29 - "This is like Stranglehold before Stranglehold was made." "Well, at least it's cheap."
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge (XBOX) - Used Complete - $11.68 - This is one that we both wanted and it had been quite a while since we've seen a copy. Score one for the bad guys.
So I finally have all 3 new consoles. I was supposed to behave since I had a pay a fortune for my PS3. 49 games disagreed with that....
Tomb Raider: Legend (PS2) - New - $7.98 - The main reason for picking this up was that it came with a special cardboard outer box that flaps open to reveal a pic of Lara as well as a bonus sticker inside.
Forza Motorsport 2 (X360) - New - $7.98 - I'm not the biggest racing gamer, but it was cheap and I'll get to it eventually.
Ratatouille (X360) - New $9.99 - Sadly enough I've been waiting for this game to drop in price. Easy points. LOL
Conan (X360) - Used - Complete - $14.99 - I noticed that this dropped to $20 while at Best Buy and decided to hold off and see if I could find a used version for cheaper. 20 minutes later I proved that I'm a wise shopper by finding this at Blockbuster.
Crackdown (X360) - Used - Complete - FREE - Awww yeah. That's what I'm talkin' 'bout! Boomshakalaka!
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (X360) - Used - Complete - $9.99 - I've been waiting for this one to get dirt cheap. That time has come.
The Golden Compass (X360) - Used - Complete - FREE - Some might say that I over paid for this. The price seemed right to me.
Geometry Wars: Galaxies (WII) - New - $16.98 - Circuit City had this and the DS version for the same price. My Wii collection needs some fattening up so this one was chosen.
Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins (PSP) - New - $12.98 - Another find from Circuit City. LOL I can see his underpants.
80GB PS3 console
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) - New - This was bundled with the PS3. I know that it's supposed to be great, but I can't bring myself to care about it.
PAIN (PS3) - New - This was a free download for the same bundle. It's the only thing that I've used my PS3 for thus far.
Folklore (PS3) - Used - Complete - $24.40 - The Mrs really wanted this one and it seemed pretty cool.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PS3) - Used - Complete - $24.40 - Another exlusive that seemed worth getting. More PS3 games need price drops. That are of my collection is too sparse for my liking.
Dead Head Fred (PSP) - Used - Complete - $8.99 - I'll probably adding this to the over looked games topic. It seems to be well liked and not very many people gave it a chance. It's also a rare M rated portable game.
Call of Duty 2 (X360) - Used - Complete - $8.99 - The main draw for this one is that none of the achievements are for online multiplayer so they're possible to get.
Amped 3 (X360) - Used - Complete - $13.40 - The clerk tried to talk me out of this one and claimed that it was worse than Jumper, Eragon, and The Golden Compass. The reviews that I read all seemed favorable enough to disregard him.
Battlestations: Midway (X360) - New - $15.99 - I won the guide for this from GameSpot last year and it was on final clearance.
Culdcept SAGA (X360) - Used - Complete - $26.99 - This is the only used copy of this game that I'd ever seen. It beat paying $40 for a new copy.
Downstream Panic! (PSP) - New - $12.99 - Further proof that PSP owners generally don't appreciate fresh, original games. This game was on final clearance despite only being a few months old.
Heavenly Sword (PS3) - Used - Complete - $24.99 - Mrs Deth has already played through most of this game.
Virtua Tennis 3 (PS3) - New - $15.99 - It's a cheap PS3 game and I don't have to worry about not getting all the points in it since I'm crap and the PS3 doesn't have points.
Sonic the Hedgehog (PS3) - New - FREE - The clerks forgot to ring it up. I was curious enough to try this train wreck, but didn't want it to ruin my gamer score. The PS3 version seemed like an ideal compromise.
Piyotama (PS3) - $2.99
LocoRoco Cocoreccho (PS3) - $6.99
Stranglehold (X360) - New - $7.98
Xenogears (PS) - Used - Complete - I traded extra copies of Rogue Galaxy and Shenmue II to get this.
Castle of Shikigami III (WII) - NEW - $20
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 (PS2) - Used - Complete - $4.49
Vampire Night (PS2) - Used - Complete - $8.99
Wario: Master of Disguise (DS) - NEW - $19.99
ClayFighter: Tournament Edition (SNES) - Used - Cart Only - $9.99
Disaster Report (PS2) - Used - Complete - $9.99
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (PS2) - Used - Complete - $9.99
Manhunt (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $14.99
Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (XBOX) - NEW - Sealed - $29.99
Surf's Up (X360) - New - $9.99 - They had a table full of items that were 50% off. Being so close to 40k achievement points made this hard to pass up.
PaRappa the Rapper (PSP) - New - $14.99 - Another item from the bargain table.
R-Type Command (PSP) - New - $16.81 - This was too hard to pass up since it came with the figure that was only supposed to be available for pre order customers.
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (X360) - Used - $39.98 - Complete - I don't see this game dropping in price any time soon and I really wanted to play it.
Quest for Camelot (GBC) - Cart only
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (GBA) - Cart only
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (GBA) - Cart only
NickToons Racing (GBA) - Cart only
Tom & Jerry (GB) - Cart only
This was a rather light month for me. It would have been even lighter if Blockbuster and GameSatan didn't practically give games away.
Jam Sessions (DS) - New - $9.99
Ninja Gaiden II (X360) - Used - Complete - $40 - I seem to be the only person that I know that bothered to beat this.
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (X360) - Completed for 1000 achievement points!
Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS) - I've been playing this a lot at work. It might be too pricey for some, but I've enjoyed it a lot.
Chaos Wars (PS2) - NEW - $40 - This is hard to find so I just HAD to have it.
N*Sync: Get to the Show (GBC) - NEW/SEALED - $9.98 - Stop looking at me like that.
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (X360) has kept my achievement point train a rollin' all night long. It's a big step down in difficulty from Guitar Hero III so anyone that played that should be able to get most of the achievements available in this very quickly
A light month for me was spent playing more than purchasing. I haven't been posting the prices nearly as much now that Waflerevolition isn't around to ask for them.
Condemned 2: Bloodshot (X360) - Played and beaten for 1000 points!
Star Wars: Lethal Alliance (DS) - New - $14.99
Midway Arcade Treasures: Extended Play (PSP) - New - $9.99
Street Fighter Alpha 3 MAX (PSP) - New - $12.99
Rygar: The Legendary Adventure (PS2) - Used - Complete - $6.99
Tetris Evolution (X360) - New - $19.99
Just Cause (X360) - New - $9.99
Sonic and the Secret Rings (WII) - New - $20 - The Mrs really wanted this since it came with a store exclusive interactive comic book on DVD.
Dr. Mario Online RX (WII) - A free game for winning a contest.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (X360) - Played and beaten for 1000 points!
Bionicle Heroes (X360) - Played and beaten for 1000 points!
I was supposed to behave. What happened? 28 games disagreed with that.
Brute Force (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $3.49
Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS) - Used - Complete - $21.99
Quake III Arena (DC) - Used - Disc Only - FREE - Some people moved out of an apartment and left his behind along with a Dreamcast, controller, and memory unit. A Dual Shock for the PS1 was also part of that lot.
Britney's Dance Beat (PS2) - Used - Complete - $4.49 - This completes my Britney game collection!
Playboy: The Mansion (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $11.69 - Mrs Deth as wanted this for a while. No, I'm not kidding.
Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana (PS2) - NEW - $17.99 - We've been looking for this for months. Scratch another game off the check list!
.hack//Mutation Part 2 (PS2) - New - $17.99 - This was a replacement for a copy lost during my wife's move.
Haunting Ground (PS2) - Used - Complete - $6.48 - A game that we hadn't bought because we thought that we already had it. When we realized that we needed it the clerk at GameSpot had just bought their last copy. Keep it, jerk. FYE had it for half of your price!
Nightshade (PS2) - Used - Complete - $8.43 - I didn't even remember that this existed. Mrs Deth geeked out when she saw it so it was a must have.
Shinobi (PS2) - Used - Complete - $6.48 - I haven't seen this game available in a long time. Now or never.
Enchanted Arms (X360) Collector's Edition - Used - $16.20 - Another birthday gift for the Mrs. Being the cheapest copy that I've ever seen was a nice bonus.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (DS) - NEW - FREE - GameStop needs to stop hiring idiots.
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (PSP) - New - PRICE DROP - $19.99
Crush (PSP) - New - PRICE DROP - $19.99
Killzone: Liberation (PSP) - New - PRICE DROP -$19.99
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis (PS2) - New - $39.99
Twisted Metal: Head On - Extra Twisted Edition (PS2) - Used - Complete - $16.20
Overlord (X360) - Used - Complete - $16.20
Arcana Heart (PS2) - NEW - $29.99
Graffiti Kingdom (PS2) - Used - Complete - $9.99
Destroy All Humans! 2 (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $9.99
Kirby Air Ride - Used - Complete - $17.99 - I can't remember the last time that I saw this in the original packaging.
Gunvalkyrie - Used - Complete - $4.50
Castle Shikigami 2 - Used - Complete - $4.50
Obscure: The Aftermath (WII) - New - $29.99
Mario Kart Wii (WII) - New - $49.99
Lots of tax rebate money, lots of great sales, and an upcoming birthday for the Mrs brought me out of my short retirement. 36 new games? Can that be right? Call it temporary insanity! March isn't quite over yet, but enough is enough. It's time to behave again.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (X360) - New - $29.99 - This one seems to be getting hard to find in stores. I wanted it before it disappeared.
Texas Hold 'Em (X360) - $9.99 - Part of a buy one get one free sale at Target.
Worms (X360) - FREE! - The other part of the sale at Target.
Eternal Sonata (X360) - NEW - $39.99 - Mrs Deth really wanted this one so the price drop made it irresistible.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (WII) - New - $49.99 - Another one for the Mrs. She wanted something that she could play online with her family in Virginia.
Cookie & Cream (DS) - Used - Complete - $11.99 - This one is getting really hard to find. It was time to strike before it vanished.
Dementium: The Ward (DS) - Used - Complete - $19.99 - The Mrs has geeked out over this one since it was released.
Drawn to Life (DS) - NEW - $16.99 - I really wanted this one and it's still $30 at most places. The platforming isn't anything special, but it's charm is undeniable.
Sid Meier's Pirates! (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $5.99 - This is the cheapest copy of this game that I've ever seen. It was nice to take it off of my want list.
House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return (WII) - New - $29.99 - These types of games lend themselves well to the Wii. I'd pay more to track down a copy of III and a gun for the Xbox. Now I don't have to.
Ghost Squad (WII) - New - $29.99 - Light gun goodness with ninjas and bikini girls. Do I have to say more?
Shattered Union (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $13.49 - Only the second copy of this game that I've ever seen. The last one was $30 so I passed. Now the price was right.
Halo 2 (XBOX) Limited Collector's Edition - Used - Complete - $16.19 - Another game that finally dropped to an acceptible price.
Star Wars Starfighter: Special Edition (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $4.49 - Yes, we're Star Wars nerds.
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $22.49 - The Mrs geeked out for this one too.
Max Payne (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $2.69 - It's like Stranglehold before John Woo got involved!
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $1.34 - Look at the price. Do you really need to ask?
XIII (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $3.59 - An overhyped game that didn't live up to expectations now for about 5% of the original price.
TimeSplitters 2 (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $3.59 - These games have always been fun.
Black Stone: Magic & Steel (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $8.99 - A launch title that I've not seen in stock anywhere for years and a rare Xbox rpg to boot.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2) - Used - Complete - $4.49 - Another one for Mrs Deth at a cheap price.
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword (DS) - New - $28.99 - I hate paying full price, but this nabbed me two sword styluses so it was worth it.
Poker Smash (X360) - $10 - I finally caved in and bought this. It's really fun and worth every penny.
Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $7.49 - Another game that likely won't be in stores for much longer.
Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $5.39 - More Star Wars nerd stuff.
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GC) - Used - Complete - 26.99 - Another hard to find title and a much needed GameCube game for the tally.
Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut (GC) - Used - Complete - $10.79 - It's the non greatest hits box version that I haven't seen in ages. It was time to strike.
Wave Race: Blue Storm (GC) - Used - Complete - $5.39 - I kicked myself for not buying a $9.99 copy of this years ago. I am finally vindicated!
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (XBOX) - Used (Non GH box!) - Complete - $23.38 - The non crappy box made this a must have.
Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter (XBOX) - New - $4.99 - I've snubbed my nose at this because of it's $9.99 price tag for a while. Best Buy finally got the hint.
Malice (XBOX) - New - $4.99 - I've been curious about this one for a long time. The price was finally right.
Lost Kingdoms (GC) - Used - Complete - $6.29 - Mrs Deth once owned this and regretted selling it.
Chaos Field (GC) - Used - Complete - $8.99 - I had never heard of this title before. Being a shoot 'em up on the GC made it a must have.
BloodRayne (GC) - Used - Complete - $5.39 - Another one that Mrs Deth sold long ago. It's nice to have you back, Rayne. We missed you.
Halo 3 (X360) - Fancy helmet edition - New - $79.99 - I used to see this item everywhere. Then the price dropped and I still saw it everywhere. Then I went out and only one store in my area still had it. I got while the getting was good.
Lost in Blue 2 (DS) - New - Complete with pre order bonus item - FREE! - While already in my collection I couldn't argue with the price. This was GameSpot's way of apologizing for not sending out my Bullet Witch Sweepstakes tax forms on time.
My slimmest month ever bar none.
Devil May Cry 4 (X360) - New - Collector's Edition - $80
Cabela's Alaskan Adventure (X360) - New - $9.99
Hunter: The Reckoning (XBOX) - Used - Complete - $5
Patapon (PSP) - NEW - $19.99 - Pre ordered with free demo that comes with an EXCLUSIVE ITEM that won't be in the game otherwise.
This is the month where I finally behaved like I said I would. By "behave" I mean that I still bought more games than some people do in a year. I really should have started these blog posts when I was getting 40+ games a month. If I'm lucky next month's post will be even more barren!
Axelay (WII) - Free - This was a prize for winning a drawing. What a way to start the new year.
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (GBA) - New - $19.99 - I picked this one up for my niece a few years ago. It was about time that I got my own copy before stores stop carrying GBA games.
Magical Starsign (DS) - New - $8.97 - Circuit City likes to clearance things. This was the first time that I'd seen the game for less than $30 so I jumped on it.
Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA) - New - $8.97 - Take my reasons for buying KH and MS and combine them minus buying it for my niece.
Art of Fighting Anthology - New - $9.99 - A cheap game where you get to beat people up.
Family Guy - New - $19.99 - Mrs Deth wanted this one and it's the cheapest that I've seen it.
Quake 4 (X360) - Used - $12.99 - This seems to be disappearing so finding a copy with the bonus disc was ideal.
BioShock (X360) - New - $59.99 - Mrs Deth really wanted it so coming with another free game that she wanted was too much to resist.
The Darkness (X360) - New - FREE with purchase of BioShock at EB.
The Darkness (X360) - New - FREE thanks to the incompetence of the EB staff. Now I have two copies of this. Score one for the good guys.
My 2007 collecting slows to a halt in this edition. This month was actually spent playing games instead of just collecting them. Over 1200 gamer score points earned thus far! Team America! **** Yeah! The fact that Rock Band was really expensive probably helped slow things down since that money would normally be spent on 40 cheap PS2, GCN, and/or Xbox games. I suppose that over1400 games is enough.... for now.
Rock Band (X360) - Fancy pants edition with all of the cool toys. I've also downloaded every song available. Yes, it's better than Guitar Hero 3. Do yourself a favor and pick it up.
Hitman Trilogy (PS2) - Three games for $20. Xbox versions would have been nice, but a bargain is a bargain.
Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2) - This one seemed like the type of thing that gets a very limited printing due to a lack of fancy graphics or a hot shot license. The minimal amount of American wrestlers was a let down, but that's what CAW is for.
Two Worlds (X360) - Many of the issues mentioned in it's reviews were fixed with patches. The Mrs is really enjoying it and the points seem fairly easy. They top off a winning package by having my beloved Kit Rae swords in the game. Now you too can weild the Valermos sword of fire!
Fable: The Lost Chapters (XBOX) - $9.99 - New
Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Tides of War (XBOX) - $4 - Used - Non GH box
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (X360) - $23 - Used - Gold Edition, but I can't find that listed on this site. A game that I've been wanting for a long time, can play with the Mrs, and it's cheap to boot. Instant win!
Link's Crossbow Training (WII) - Way better than expected. Even the Zapper isn't as useless as reported as long as you don't try to use the nunchuck where they tell you to. The game is still better without it though.
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (WII) - $49.99 - New - This is going to be a gift to the Mrs from our cats. This one was an instant winner. Anyone that enjoys killing evil creatures owes it to themselves to try it. This one is leaving me with an itch to pick up Ghost Squad and the upcoming House of the Dead II and III bundle.
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (WII) - Gift - New - This is from my parents. They gave me the cash to pick it up when I sneaked out to get the gift from the cats. She already got Rock Band, but I wanted her to have something to open for Christmas too.
Beautiful Katamari (X360) - Gift - Our inlaws sent it over after giving up trying to figure out something other than a game to send. It was a good choice on their part. It's one of the few games that I bothered to play this year. The download levels are worth the cash if you're a fan of the series.
This was the month that I was supposed to really behave myself. You can see how well that plan went. The numbers are low for my standards, but high for a normal person. December would be tacked on to this, but I may have one more game on it's way so that can wait.
My plan to behave this month and catch up on my gaming backlog didn't pan out too well. Most of the time was spent on vacation in Virginia which lead to lots of shopping in exotic stores that carried games that I haven't seen in California in ages. It also lead to a few gifts from my future inlaws. Did I play any of my new found booty? Yes. Oddly enough Hello Kitty: Roller Rescue got the most of my attention. It's easy, but charming enough to keep me entertained while it lasted. Guitar Hero III and Puzzle Quest also managed to grab my interest. November should be filled with lots of co-op Guitar Hero goodness for myself and my other half now that we have two guitars to play with. That should help us behave a little more than we did last month... I hope.
I figured that I'd do this to help me keep track of my collecting habits. October isn't over yet so I'm posting my stats for September. Here was the damage done that month: 51 games! Most of this can be blamed on EB/GameStop clearing out their PS2 and Xbox games for dirty cheap.
Here are my humble game and movie collections.They've grownquite a bitover the past few months thanks to my girlfriend moving in and bringing many finetitles alongwith her. More will come later. I was in a rush to get sometaken before sending my 360away to berepaired.
Update: I forgot to add the pics of my other portables and my complete set of US release Virtual Boy games.