First off, the only games I have to give away right now are NTSC Xbox 360 games. There is no way for me to really verify who enters, but I'd appreciate it if you only enter if you're actually able to play these games and have interest in them! These are all my own, personal used copies of these games that I have beaten and have no interest in playing anymore. Some of the game cases got banged up slightly in the move from Texas to Oklahoma (stupid movers!), and Left 4 Dead was bought used (so it has those GameStop stickers all over it), but these games all play perfectly in my experience—this is more for people that are interested in just playing the games than collectors. Having said all that, if something happens to the game during shipping and it doesn't work for some reason, then ... oh well! I'm paying for everything, and all you'll have to deal with is minor disappointment. I won't compensate you for that!
OK! I will be doing one of these every week until I run out of games. For now, they are all Xbox 360 NTSC games. More games will be added as I beat and lose interest in them! Here's the list:
Assassin's Creed II
Dragon Age: Origins
Left 4 Dead
Splinter Cell: Conviction
How does it work? Simply make one post stating your most anticipated Xbox 360 game of 2011. I will pick one winner using one of those random selector thingies on the Internet and PM them asking for their mailing address and what game they want shipped to them. The game will be shipped via Priority Mail with a tracking number for your convenience. (If you live in the U.S., that is. If you live you anywhere else and have an NTSC console and want to enter, then you'll get some other kind of shipping speed without a tracking number!)
You have until January 22nd at whatever time I am awake and decide to end it.
Edit1: Clarified on shipping
I'm looking forward to Forza Motorsport 4, for reasons that are perhaps a bit too obvious given my posting history. I love racing, and I think Forza's the pinnacle of console sims. Can't wait until Turn 10 starts announcing details.
Cool idea with this contest, Vito.
Currently my most anticipated game of 2011 is Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition. Although it's currently set for an unknown date, I feel confident that it will be ready to go by this year thanks to some visual-based presumptions. It was surprising to see Yoshinori Ono reveal the good news at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con. Previously, my access to Street Fighter III's third entry was either arcades or through emulation on PC. Interestingly enough though, people can play the emulated version online through GGPO with pretty good results (was partially the case with the Xbox version before the Xboxalypse) but thanks to skill gaps, my playtime with others was sometimes discouraging.
I hope 3rd Strike Online brings an audience of many different levels of skill and a very detailed online system as Capcom seemed to tease. And with demand to contain the GGPO netcode for the game (the first and previous game Capcom used it was Final Fight: Double Impact), I feel that it's going to be a fighting game I would play a lot longer than Super Street Fighter IV and the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
" @Video_Game_King said:Same here." I'm anticipating Duke Nukem Forever, since, as I've said repeatedly, it's just going to be so awesome owning the game, regardless of the end quality. "Indeed. I don't care if it's bad. I'm buying it anyway just to have it. "
I'm lucky this year. Everything I'm anticipating most is coming out right away. For the PS3, it's Littlebigplanet 2 and for the 360, it's Marvel vs Capcom 3. Come next month, Zero, Wesker and Phoenix are gonna be kicking everyone's ass as I button-mash my way to the top.
There are many other hotter titles to choose from that will make it's way to the consoles this year, but I have to choose "Catherine". I really hope it sell well on the Xbox 360 especially, in hopes for Atlus to consider more multi-platform releases in the future.
I've been eagerly keeping a close eye on Brink and have bee looking forward to it's release ever since it's announcement but LA Noire has piqued my interest almost as much as Brink has. I can't really decide which I am more excited about.
EDIT: shit I forgot about Portal 2 but I'm not as excited about that as I am for Brink. Portal will be more portal (not that that is a bad thing but we already know what portal is all about) and I think Brink will be a new and refreshing twist on the FPS formula.