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10-07-2009, 01:23 AM
Hey kids, it's gaming season. What have you bought. Not intended to buy, but actually bought or pre-ordered.

First order for October, all coming in one big fedex package. Prices in US dollars, yay high nz dollar!

Batman Arkham Asylum - $58.00 - Because it's rather awesome.

Bionic Commando - 29.95 - Because it's cheap

Demon's Souls - $58.00 - Seems rather badass

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 - $58.00 - Even more badass, definitive version of the game

Ratchet and Clank - A crack in time - $58.00 - Wasn't going to buy this but sod it. For old times sake

Street Fighter IV - $39.95 - Don't really play fighters anymore but it's cheap

And last but definitely not least...

Uncharted 2 - $58.00 - GOTY?!?!?

10-07-2009, 02:21 AM
Shoulda waited on SFIV since Super should be coming out in 6-8 months, and it will likely be better than SFIV is currently, but that is quite a nice list.

Bionic Commando was really fun. It does take a little getting used to though. Very underrated game. Has its faults, but it was overall a solid experience.

Sigma 2 is awesome. Better than vanilla 2 on the 360 for sure. Arkham Asylum is a very good game as well. It is actually surprising on how good it is.

Can't comment on the rest of the games since I haven't played them, but I hope to join you with UC2, Demon Souls and R&C: A crack in time soon.

10-07-2009, 03:53 AM
I'm happy with the current SF4, I won't play it much so I won't be looking for more characters, modes etc. $40 is all I want to spend on it, and 6-8 months is a long wait.

Just noticed by ordering Ratchet I just delayed getting my hands on Uncharted 2 for 2 weeks. That was dumb. :(

Maybe I should swap that for Brutal Legend.

10-07-2009, 04:40 AM
Super is likely gonna be 40 bucks new... It is gonna be a discounted game, not a full priced one.

10-07-2009, 05:40 AM
I'm happy. Waiting sucks. Happy I'm not paying the $137NZD(100USD) they want for it over here.

Brutal Legends demo didn't flip my boat. Bit multiplatform ugly, and that whole School of Rock/Tenacious D/Spinal Tap thing is so tired. Waiting 2 weeks it is then. :(

Next month MW2 and GOW collection. Woohoo!

10-07-2009, 05:45 AM
would make for interesting main page articles, "this week, e-mpire's hottest game is" then again... it would be heavily PS3 skewed.

10-07-2009, 06:03 AM
Heheheh. Well next month 360 gets the best console version of MW2, so it would win that week. But ****ed if I'm paying 100USD + XB Live subs for that either, so I'll get the PS3 version, Region free gaming ftw.

10-07-2009, 06:19 AM

PS3 Slim $489AU ~ 435.116US
RAW09 Collectors EDT $0AU ~ $0US
MGS4 $43AU ~ $38US
Killzone 2 $43AU ~ $38
2010 BluRay $29AU ~ $25US
Matrix BluRay $29AU ~$25US

TOTAL PS3 $628AU ~ $559US

XboxElite $436AU ~ $388US
ODST $0AU ~ $0US
Assassins Creed $0AU ~ $0US
KungFuPanda - Lego Indi Jones $0AU ~ $0US
FIFA 2010 $79AU ~ $70US

TOTAL 360 $515AU ~ $458US

TOTAL $1143AU...

Never pre ordered a game in my life {me trying to buy Halo launch week}
ME: ~ walks into EB
EB Jerk: so did you pre-order halo 3 sir
ME: No - can I have a copy
EB Jerk: ha ha no sorry sir only pre orders here, you wont find a copy theres lots of demand for this game he he (no shit he had a stupid ass grin on his face and was chulkling)
ME: Fine Whatever {me still stoned face WTF?}
ME: Walks into BigW finds a copy; buys it walks back into EB
ME: Bullshit. {walks out}
EB Jerk: {stupid ass grin removed}

10-07-2009, 07:35 AM
Yeah but sometimes you get free stuff with pre orders like hats and shirts. :)