Eric Lim

Unsolicited commentary and thoughts


As I had mentioned previously, Blockbuster Video has been doing a sale of buy 1 get 1 free on used video games $14.99 and under. They lowered the prices on some top titles today and I went out to look for them. I really don’t know why considering I now have something like 15 games to play, but the price for them is just so cheap I feel like I need to hoard them.

From the deal I’ve scored:

  • Beautiful Katamari
  • Bioshock
  • Bully: Scholarship Edition
  • Crackdown
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance
  • Mass Effect
  • Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
  • Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2
  • Splinter Cell: Double Agent
  • Viva Pinata

This in addition to games that I previously bought and haven’t even opened the shrink wrap yet:

  • Dead Rising
  • Halo 3

And Guitar Hero 3 which I got from Brad. I went out hunting after dinner for Eternal Sonata and Devil May Cry 4, but only found one of them and couldn’t bring myself to grab a crappy game to go with it. I feel a tad guilty about all this purchasing, but that’s been around $75 for 10 games, which is damn good. I imagine if I were to sell them back after beating them I could get that money back.

I’ve beaten Grand Theft Auto 4 as I mentioned before, and finished the Gears of War 2 campaign the other day. GoW2 felt so much easier after having played a few sessions of Horde mode, and I need to get back into that as the last time I played we came really close to beating it. I just beat GRAW the other day too, and there were some frustrating moments in that game, but it felt really short and I’m debating whether it’s a keeper or not. I’m working on Beautiful Katamari now, yet I’m tempted to start up another game with it.

Funny how I’m ramping up my video game habit (I’m also playing Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations. Aaand I just wikied it and realized I completely skipped over the second Phoenix Wright game. Gah.) while I’m making up goals to read and write more. I almost feel like I’m not gonna have time for video games if I plan to stick to those plans.

As I finished filling up my car on my way to hit up the Blockbusters, a black homeless man waited near my car and asked me if I had any change. Normally I would just say no since I rarely have change on me, but for some reason this time I actually told him I did, and then fished some out of my coin tray and gave him what looked like $1.50. I figure normally I would start questioning driving out on a Sunday night to try to find video games on sale while this guy’s scrounging for change for food/booze/hashish on a cold evening. I find I don’t really care about much these days. Hm.

Sunday, January 4, 2009
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