Christmas 2010

Allright, let's start this blog with an image:

My Christmas presents

So, these are the games I got for Christmas. I also bought two more physical games:

Rockband 2 & Batman: Arkham Asylum for the Xbox 360. Rock Band 2 is really hard to find here in Europe and Batman: Arkham Asylum

was on sale for 13 euros. I also bought way too many games on Steam due to the crazy sale they've been having since December 20th. (I now own THREE copies of batman, because the goty edition was also on sale on steam for 7,50)

I also got Assassin's Creed 2 and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. On the way to the store I actually found 20 euros on the ground, which led me to buying Donkey Kong Country Returns & Super Mario Galaxy 2.

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Posted by Fleppie

Allright, let's start this blog with an image: 
 

 My Christmas presents
So, these are the games I go for Christmas. I also bought two more physical  games: Rockband 2 & Batman: Arkham Asylum for the Xbox 360. Rock Band 2 is really hard to find here in Europe and Batman: Arkham Asylum was on sale for 13 euros. I also bought way too much games on Steam, due to the crazy sale they've been having since December 20th. (I now own THREE copies of batman, because the goty edition was also on sale on steam for 7,50) 
 
But the games in the picture above mean the most to me because they were gifted to me by my girlfriend. That might sound ordinary, but to me it isn't. We have not been together for Christmas because she went for one last family-vacation for the Christmas break. But she planned this out meticulously. 
 
Looking back I remember her asking casually: Sooo, what platform do you prefer for your games, Your Xbox 360 or your PS3? And as usual I went off on a rant, expaling how the 360 was first on the market and that I am now so invested on that platform due to the achievements that I buy all of my games that are multi-platform on the Xbox 360. Little did I know she was already planning this whole.  
 
She sent  me on a scavenger hunt for Assassin's Creed 2 on December 25th, called me on December the 26th and sent me on another crazy scavenger hunt for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. Lo and behold on December the 27th she had hid one more thing: A gift coupon to the local game-store! On the way to the store I actually found 20 euros on the ground, which led me to buying Donkey Kong Country Returns & Super Mario Galaxy 2.  
 
She had also bought me Shadow of the Colossus back in the day off of her first pay-check because I've so been wanting to play it. She remembers what games I am excited about and drove me to the big midnight-releases of Cataclysm. When we were there she excitingly dragged me inside and we bought the collectors edition of Cataclysm & the guide, although I had already pre-ordered and paid for another version, but could only get my hands on that the next day. (I'll be selling that unopened one in the future) 
 
In short, she's epic. :) Especially when I remember how my ex-girlfriend scoffed at my hobby. It makes me appreciate this all the more....
Posted by Xeiphyer

That is a lot of money to find on the ground, lucky find! 
 
Also, good game choices, though as much as I loved Donkey Kong in my youth, I still don't think I will buy the game. Those old games made me fucking rage.

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@Xeiphyer said:

" Those old games made me fucking rage. "

Which I loved, it has been years a game has made me rage for the right reasons. Makes it much better when you make it
Posted by Fleppie
@Xeiphyer: Dude, I've been yelling at my tv since world 1. Those damn crabs! Really, really old-skool gaming. Although I do appreciate it, I don't have time to be doing 1 part 20 times. Just playing through the levels without collecting anything, because they put those things in some insane spots that will most definitely make me rage.