Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

I decided that it might be a good idea to track my game buying this year and what easier place to do it than in my Lists?  So I did.  I think I may need to slow up a little. 
 Games I have bought in 2010. 
In just 7 weeks I have purchased 28 games.  Granted, I am a bargain shopper, but still, that was $520 Au worth of purchases.  21 have been new and 7 used.  It has been a nice spread across systems as well, with 3 on the PC, 4 for the Wii, 5 for the 360, 2 for the PSP, 3 for the PS2 and 11 for the DS (my favourite system).  If I maintained that frenzy level of shopping, I would end up with 210 (or so) games and a divorce this year  ^_^ 
 
Anyone else overdoing it so far? 
 

Games I have bought in 2010.

1. Luminous Arc

$13 clearance, new (EB) - February.

2. Luminous Arc 2

$35 imported new(playasia.com) (with CD soundtrack) - February.

3. Deep Labyrinth

$13 clearance, new (EB) - February.

4. Dawn of Discovery

Wii. PAL name - Anno: Create a World. $25 on promotion, new (GAME) - February

5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

360 classic version. $25 on promotion, new (GAME) - February.

6. Phantasy Star Portable

$20 clearance, new (EB) - February.

7. Spectral Force Genesis

$20 clearance, used (EB) - February.

8. .hack//MUTATION - Part 2

$13 used (Cunninghams) - February.

9. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

$13 used (Cunninghams) - February.

10. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

$14 used (Cunninghams) - February.

11. MadWorld

$25 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

12. Jeanne d'Arc

$20 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

13. Rondo of Swords

$30 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

14. Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

$30 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

15. Dead Space Extraction

$20 new, clearance (KMart) - January.

16. Age of Empires: Mythologies

$15 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

17. Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades

$13 new, clearance (EB) - February.

18. Lux-Pain

$20 new, clearance (KMart) - January.

19. LifeSigns: Surgical Unit

$20 new, clearance (KMart) - January.

20. Korg DS-10

$24 new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

21. Street Fighter IV

$25 Special Edition boxed set with figurines & movie, new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

22. Crackdown

$10 new, clearance - Myer.

23. Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Xbox 360 $10 new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

24. Fable II

$15 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

25. Wii Music

$47 new, clearance (EB) - January.

26. DEFCON: Everybody Dies

$5 new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

27. Rome: Total War (Gold Edition)

$7 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

28. Sid Meier's Civilization III

$3 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

#1 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

I decided that it might be a good idea to track my game buying this year and what easier place to do it than in my Lists?  So I did.  I think I may need to slow up a little. 
 Games I have bought in 2010. 
In just 7 weeks I have purchased 28 games.  Granted, I am a bargain shopper, but still, that was $520 Au worth of purchases.  21 have been new and 7 used.  It has been a nice spread across systems as well, with 3 on the PC, 4 for the Wii, 5 for the 360, 2 for the PSP, 3 for the PS2 and 11 for the DS (my favourite system).  If I maintained that frenzy level of shopping, I would end up with 210 (or so) games and a divorce this year  ^_^ 
 
Anyone else overdoing it so far? 
 

Games I have bought in 2010.

1. Luminous Arc

$13 clearance, new (EB) - February.

2. Luminous Arc 2

$35 imported new(playasia.com) (with CD soundtrack) - February.

3. Deep Labyrinth

$13 clearance, new (EB) - February.

4. Dawn of Discovery

Wii. PAL name - Anno: Create a World. $25 on promotion, new (GAME) - February

5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

360 classic version. $25 on promotion, new (GAME) - February.

6. Phantasy Star Portable

$20 clearance, new (EB) - February.

7. Spectral Force Genesis

$20 clearance, used (EB) - February.

8. .hack//MUTATION - Part 2

$13 used (Cunninghams) - February.

9. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

$13 used (Cunninghams) - February.

10. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

$14 used (Cunninghams) - February.

11. MadWorld

$25 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

12. Jeanne d'Arc

$20 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

13. Rondo of Swords

$30 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

14. Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

$30 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

15. Dead Space Extraction

$20 new, clearance (KMart) - January.

16. Age of Empires: Mythologies

$15 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

17. Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades

$13 new, clearance (EB) - February.

18. Lux-Pain

$20 new, clearance (KMart) - January.

19. LifeSigns: Surgical Unit

$20 new, clearance (KMart) - January.

20. Korg DS-10

$24 new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

21. Street Fighter IV

$25 Special Edition boxed set with figurines & movie, new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

22. Crackdown

$10 new, clearance - Myer.

23. Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Xbox 360 $10 new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

24. Fable II

$15 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

25. Wii Music

$47 new, clearance (EB) - January.

26. DEFCON: Everybody Dies

$5 new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

27. Rome: Total War (Gold Edition)

$7 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

28. Sid Meier's Civilization III

$3 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

#2 Posted by Shirogane (3569 posts) -

Those are some nice prices. Myers, seriously? I didn't know it was possible to get anything from there for under $50. 
 
Star Ocean was pretty awesome, up until that point with the plot twist... 
Overall i liked 4 more, despite the annoying as hell characters. 
 
The Dawn of Discovery games on consoles seems weird to me, i've played it on pc, and i can't imagine it on a console, it seems insane.
#3 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

28 is a fair bit. I have probably bought a dozen.

#4 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@Shirogane said:
" Those are some nice prices. Myers, seriously? I didn't know it was possible to get anything from there for under $50.  Star Ocean was pretty awesome, up until that point with the plot twist... Overall i liked 4 more, despite the annoying as hell characters.  The Dawn of Discovery games on consoles seems weird to me, i've played it on pc, and i can't imagine it on a console, it seems insane. "
Anyone who shops Myer for games is seriously demented.  I just drop in to see what they are clearing.  One time I picked up Project Gotham Racing for $6 and that is a good bargain.  Otherwise, it is a waste of time.  I rarely pay more than $50 for a game as there as so many bargains to be had.  Dead Space Extraction was a good find and I am really enjoying it so far.   Lux-Pain had crappy reviews but my daughter completed the game and really enjoyed it - never take reviews too seriously.
#5 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -

Mmm Crackdown is so great, totally broken at times but I love it. Lot of good stuff there.

#6 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@c1337us said:
" 28 is a fair bit. I have probably bought a dozen. "
Even 12 is no small number.  You would push 80-90 games in a year if maintained.  You get many bargains in the Perth stores?  Which do you shop mostly?
#7 Posted by armaan8014 (5380 posts) -

That's a lot.. My number?        
zero
Haven't played a new game since November due to upcoming exams :(

#8 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

Bayonetta 360 (clearance 27pounds), Dark Void 360 (clearance 15pounds), Wet 360 (clearance 12pounds), Darksiders PS3 (full price), Bioshock 2 PS3 (full price) and Mass Effect 2 360 (full price) are my 2010 purchases so far. I havent gotten Dark Void and Wet in the mail yet, but I played, finished and loved ME2, Bayonetta and Darksiders, and played (and loved lol) the Bioshock 2 multiplayer, havent started the single yet.
 
Also I have Heavy Rain, FF13, and God Of War 3, all PS3,  pre ordered too. So its shaping up to CRUSH 2009 for me, and to be one of the best years in my 25 years of gaming

#9 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

You bought Anno... and Dead Space: Extraction? I love you even more!

#10 Edited by c1337us (5751 posts) -
@oldschool: There are plenty of opportunities to pick up cheap games. But these days in Perth there aren't too many independant small businesses. New releases I tend to go with JB HiFi as they tend to be the cheapest unless EB or Game have an opening week special. Big W and K-Mart often have good catalogue and clearance specials. I generally don't bother with Target they are useless. I find Dick Smith and Harvey Norman to be less helpful but once in a while you'll find something worth while there. Second hand I go with EB, they have could second hand warranties and I have the EB card that gets you a 7% discount on used games. Gametraders are good for used also and older, import and collector titles when I am looking for that sort of thing. Lately though Good Guys have been great for cheap games. They don't have much to pick from but I picked up Resident Evil 5 new from them for $10, FIFA street 3 for $7 and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Echoes in Time  for $15.
#11 Edited by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

 @oldschool:

 
haha so you have a stack of games to add to the fort you made ? 
 


BTW that is the best picture ever made :)
EDIT : how is madworld ?
#12 Posted by Eric_Buck (1289 posts) -

You shouldn't have boughten SFIV. Super SFIV is coming out soon and that's what most people'll play online.

#13 Posted by ScottishGamer (215 posts) -

Well 7 weeks and .... 0 games for me!!!  :(   To be honest I have had a lot of coursework to do from school recently and have exams coming in sping so i don't have much time to spend playing games. Just been sneaking in about 10 games on MW2 each day but intend to add to my collection of games after my exams because I have 3 months off!!! WOOOO :D 
 
And anyway why buy so many games? It will take you forever to complete all of them, especially Rome: Total War!? In days gone by I have spent WAY too much time playing that game! 

#14 Posted by eroticfishcake (7783 posts) -

Good list and at good prices. I have a feeling you don't but do you understand Japanese or do you just wing it like most people?

#15 Posted by wwfundertaker (1400 posts) -

You paid $47 for wii music!

#16 Posted by Tiwi (1401 posts) -

i see a reason for buying every game on this list; EXCEPT wii music...
can you please give me a reason the buy that "game"? because I can't think of any...

#17 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@tiwi said: 

" i see a reason for buying every game on this list; EXCEPT wii music... can you please give me a reason the buy that "game"? because I can't think of any... "

Kids.  I tried it thinking I would like it anyway, but I can't say that I will be putting much time into it.  My youngest enjoyed it.  No regrets.  

@eroticfishcake said: 

" Good list and at good prices. I have a feeling you don't but do you understand Japanese or do you just wing it like most people? "

I wing it.  If you know the genre, you can usually figure out what to do.  Games that are text reliant (to solve puzzles) are best avoided.  

@ScottishGamer said: 

" And anyway why buy so many games? It will take you forever to complete all of them, especially Rome: Total War!? In days gone by I have spent WAY too much time playing that game!  "

For my retirement - I plan to play them until I am 100  ^-^ 
I just figure that I will get around to playing them someday (or maybe not) and if I don't have them, I can't play them.  Screw it, I have an addiction  :-) 
Games like R:TW are like Civilisation or Age of Empires - essentially, you can play them forever, as long as you still enjoy the challenge.  
 
@Eric_Buck said: 

" You shouldn't have boughten SFIV. Super SFIV is coming out soon and that's what most people'll play online. "

I don't like or play online, so it doesn't matter. @turbomonkey138 said: 

"   @oldschool: haha so you have a stack of games to add to the fort you made ?  
BTW that is the best picture ever made :) EDIT : how is madworld ? "

On my next holiday, maybe it is time to give it another go at building. 
I actually haven't given Madworld a go yet.  It requires an update and I haven't figured out what to do with the Homebrew on the NTSC Wii.  I think I will just remove it and put the latest one on again after. 
 
@Meowayne said: 

" You bought Anno... and Dead Space: Extraction? I love you even more! "

Stop it - you're scaring me  xP    
#18 Posted by lead_farmer (1040 posts) -
@oldschool: That is quite a haul.  Glad to see someone else bought Phantasy Star Portable. 
#19 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@lead_farmer said:
" @oldschool: That is quite a haul.  Glad to see someone else bought Phantasy Star Portable.  "
I hope I like it.  I so much want to play a PSP game for more than an hour and give up (it hasn't happened yet).
#20 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -

With the world going digital distribution one day, it could be your ruin. You can't make a fort out of 0s and 1s.
#21 Posted by Skytylz (4031 posts) -

how do you play that many games...

#22 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4894 posts) -

I've only bought one.... none at full price.

#23 Edited by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@Claude said:

" With the world going digital distribution one day, it could be your ruin. You can't make a fort out of 0s and 1s. "

Can I make a virtual fort from 1s and 0s? 
 
When that happens, I will just keep playing old games and buying even more old games to take me into the nursing home  :-) 
 
@Skytylz said:
" how do you play that many games... "
I don't because I can't.  I play a little of a lot and continue with the ones that really get me in.  Very often the ones i didn't expect to draw me in are exactly the ones that do, so at a price, I am willing to give anything a go (almost anything - not Wrestling and games that end in Z'ed).  Sometimes a go back to a game and finally "get it" and play the hell out of it.
#24 Posted by Jambones (1696 posts) -
@turbomonkey138 said:
"  @oldschool:

 
haha so you have a stack of games to add to the fort you made ? 
 

BTW that is the best picture ever made :) EDIT : how is madworld ? "
That picture cracks me up every time. You guys look like you all have a blast.
#25 Posted by kingkorn69 (321 posts) -

Damm dude have fun then friend!!!  I have bought 
Mass Effect 1
Mass Effect 2 (that was a Bday gift)
Alien Vs Predator I will pick up for my bday this week

#26 Posted by Jeust (10550 posts) -

Great shopping list! I'd also bought a few: 
 

  • Odin Sphere
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • SNK VS Capcom: Millenium Fight 2000 Pro
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Wet
  • Cold Fear
  • Tekken 3
  
 I am a little curious if you will ever play all of the ones you've bought.
#27 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

pretty crazy list.

#28 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

None of those are even 2010 releases... what the fuck?

#29 Posted by Evilsbane (4594 posts) -
@oldschool: You spent MONEY on Wii Music? Prepare to cry over the worst game Nintendo has ever laid their hands on.
#30 Posted by Snail (8594 posts) -

Oh dude, for a while there I thought you meant games that had exclusively been released in 2010.

#31 Edited by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@Jeust said:

" Great shopping list! I'd also bought a few: 

  • Odin Sphere
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • SNK VS Capcom: Millenium Fight 2000 Pro
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Wet
  • Cold Fear
  • Tekken 3
   I am a little curious if you will ever play all of the ones you've bought."
I have the first 2 on your list.  I will at the very least try everyone of those games.  As for finishing them - no, I can count on 2 hands the number of games I have fully completed.  I doubt that I will give ant time to Wii Music and Guitar Hero, very little time to Streetfighter and Crackdown, a little time to Midnight Club and Defcon and a lot of time to the DS RPGs as well as Anno with the balance debatable. 
 
@Whisperkill said:

" None of those are even 2010 releases... what the fuck? "

With the prices they charge for a new game, I would have just 5 or 6 games for the same dollars.  I can wait for the many clearances coming up. 
 
@Evilsbane said:

" @oldschool: You spent MONEY on Wii Music? Prepare to cry over the worst game Nintendo has ever laid their hands on. "

I know there is a lot of mixed feelings about this game (if you can call it that), but my kids have played it a bit and enjoy it.  I tried once and I don't see me using it much, but I have no regrets, it is good for what it is. 
 
@Snail said:

" Oh dude, for a while there I thought you meant games that had exclusively been released in 2010. "

Most of those purchases will be in 2011  :-) 
A good game is always a good game.
#32 Posted by Evilsbane (4594 posts) -
@oldschool: I don't know if I would call it "mixed feelings" lol but I can understand who you have it for.
#33 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@Evilsbane said:
" @oldschool: I don't know if I would call it "mixed feelings" lol but I can understand who you have it for. "
The reviews swing quite wildly, so that is what I mean by mixed feelings - everything from 25/100 to 91/100 and much in between.  It clearly is good at what it does, so it really comes down to do you want to do what it does.
#34 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

 We are now 15 weeks in and I suppose I have slowed a little - with 44 games, I am down from 4 games a week to 3.  I just got back from my usual business trip to Melbourne and managed to add 5 more DS games for only $62 Au.  My grand total of spending for the year is up to $885 Au, at an average of $20 a game, so my bargain hunting skills are still working.
 
 

Games I have bought in 2010.  Updated.

1. Luminous Arc

$13 clearance, new (EB) - February.

2. Luminous Arc 2

$35 imported new(playasia.com) (with CD soundtrack) - February.

3. Deep Labyrinth

$13 clearance, new (EB) - February.

4. Dawn of Discovery

Wii. PAL name - Anno: Create a World. $25 on promotion, new (GAME) - February

5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

360 classic version. $25 on promotion, new (GAME) - February.

6. Phantasy Star Portable

$20 clearance, new (EB) - February.

7. Spectral Force Genesis

$20 clearance, used (EB) - February.

8. .hack//MUTATION - Part 2

$13 used (Cunninghams) - February.

9. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

$13 used (Cunninghams) - February.

10. Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga

$14 used (Cunninghams) - February.

11. MadWorld

$25 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

12. Jeanne d'Arc

$20 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

13. Rondo of Swords

$30 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

14. Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

$30 new, imported (playasia.com) - January.

15. Dead Space Extraction

$20 new, clearance (KMart) - January.

16. Age of Empires: Mythologies

$15 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

17. Guitar Hero: On Tour Decades

$13 new, clearance (EB) (game only) - February. $15 new, clearance (JB HiFi) (game with peripheral) - April.

18. Lux-Pain

$20 new, clearance (KMart) - January.

19. LifeSigns: Surgical Unit

$20 new, clearance (KMart) - January.

20. Korg DS-10

$24 new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

21. Street Fighter IV

$25 Special Edition boxed set with figurines & movie, new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

22. Crackdown

$10 new, clearance - Myer.

23. Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Xbox 360 $10 new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

24. Fable II

$15 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

25. Wii Music

$47 new, clearance (EB) - January.

26. DEFCON: Everybody Dies

$5 new, clearance (Harvey Norman) - January.

27. Sid Meier's Civilization III

$3 used (Bargain Centre) - January.

28. Rock Band

$40 new, clearance - Xbox 360 (Harvey Norman) - for instrument box (drum, guitar & microphone). $35 used (EB Games) for the game - February.

29. Punch-Out!!

$29 new, clearance (JB Hi-Fi) - February.

30. Lunar Knights

$15 new, clearance (JB Hi-Fi) - February.

31. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver

$28 each = $56, new (KMart) - March. That is both games, this being 2 new entries.

32. Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja

$19 new, promotional price (Kmart) - March.

33. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

$40 new, imported (playasia) - March

34. Hotel Dusk: Room 215

$19 used (Cunninghams) - April

35. Divinity 2: Ego Draconis

$30 new (KMart) Xbox 360 version - April

36. Ghost Squad

$13 new - clearance (Harvey Norman) - April

37. Scene It? Box Office Smash

$12 New - clearance (Harvey Norman) - April

38. Ninjatown

$15 New - clearance (JB HiFi) - April

39. Mega Man Star Force

$10 New - clearance (JB HiFi) - April DS Leo Version.

40. Custom Robo Arena

$7 New - clearance (JB HiFi) - April

41. Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

$10 New - clearance (JB HiFi) - April

42. Rome: Total War

$7 used (Bargain Centre) - January. Gold Edition (with expansions)

#35 Posted by Dalai (7017 posts) -

You're close to matching the number of games I bought all of last year, and I went a bit overboard. I think I'm up to 20-25 games so far? Mostly cheap, small downloadable titles... very few new retail games. It's mostly been dirt cheap Steam deals and WiiWare/Virtual Console games. 
 
There was very little to really add to my fort... although my fort is only big enough for a small cat at best.

#36 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -
@Dalai said:
" You're close to matching the number of games I bought all of last year, and I went a bit overboard. I think I'm up to 20-25 games so far? Mostly cheap, small downloadable titles... very few new retail games. It's mostly been dirt cheap Steam deals and WiiWare/Virtual Console games.  There was very little to really add to my fort... although my fort is only big enough for a small cat at best. "
DIgital game forts will never beat retail ones  :-)