Saturday, June 26, 2010

Selling lots of game stuff + random thoughts

I like to buy up tons of games that more or less clutter my space and eventually I get up the courage to sell a big lot of them. Of course I play each and every one to the best of my ability, before handing it off, but it's still a hassle to see games lying around, knowing I was probably done with them long ago.

Anyways, Steam (Valve's PC/Mac direct download service) is have a MASSIVE sale for the summer with games from 25% to 90% off all over the place (hundreds of games). I of course went in to see what the deals were. I managed to resist some marked down games which I felt weren't marked down enough to justify a superb deal (I almost got Alpha Protocol for $33 but decided against it) but I also got a bunch of good deals too. Games at $1.96 and $3.84 are awesome!

That aside, it got me thinking about various games I have kicking around that I don't play anymore and how it could be beneficial to just sell some. I went digging and this is the cut-down list:

Resistance Retribution
Dead Head Fred
RockBand Unplugged
Socom FTB2
Avatar the Game

Hasbro family game night
God of War
God of War 2
Street Fighter Anniversary
Tomb Raider Legend
Tomb Raider Anniversary
DBZ Budokai 3

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
CoD4 Modern Warfare
Unreal Tournament 3
Farcry 2
Lego Star Wars Complete saga
Street Fighter 4
Mirror's Edge
Eternal Sonata

Spongebob movie game
Metroid Prime
Metal Arms

NBA Street 2
Batman Begins
Advent Rising

Dead rising
Lego Indiana Jones
Kung Fu panda

While going through my games I offered some to my sister, whom has a slim PS2. She took:

Metal Gear Solid 2 (I have 2 copies)
Timesplitters: Future Perfect
Beyond Good & Evil
Soul Calibur 2

she's also looking for a copy of Shadow of the Colossus as it's one of her fav PS2 games but I wasn't willing to give mine up. :P *Maybe when/if that Ico/SotC collection pack pans out for PS3?

Anyways, on top of that I'm also selling my GameCube system /w cables, 2 controllers etc and my original Xbox /w cables, 2 controllers etc. Soz, I'm clearing out some space! :D I would love to sell off some of my older Rockband 1 instruments in anticipation of RB3... but just can't bring myself to do it right now. I've even entertained the thought of selling my DSlite... as it NEVER gets used anymore. Pokemon G/S was the last title I was excited for and there really isn't much besides that. But I dunno, I still wanna hang onto it, at least for now.

Now some random, point form thoughts
  • I'm pretty sure my 360 is on the verge of RROD :( Having many issues with it.
  • Resistance Retribution: Well built, but totally lacking in gameplay and structure. Boring, frustrating, dumb.
  • Finished Mirror's Edge :) Great idea, kinda clumsy and dealing with armed bad-guys sucks. 
  • I heart Steam (the service, not the vapor version of water :P)
  • Toy Story 3 - decent movie, quite un-impressed with the 3D tho... Avatar still reigns supreme.
  • Did you know that White Knight Chronicles 2 includes the entire WKC1 game? Awesome.
  • I Love Akira Yamaoka's work on the Silent Hill OSTs but since I've downloaded them all... they appear as every other song on my random play in winamp or my ipod :S
  • Can't wait for the HL2 mod "Black Mesa"
  • Mmm, Rosie Jones ;)
  • Deus EX: Human Revolution looking superb!
  • I have pre-orders for both StarCraft 2 and Mafia 2 in Special edition via amazon, can't wait.
  • I just realized... I totally missed IronMan2 in theaters.
  • Ni No Kuni: Shiroki - Collab between Level 5 and Studio Ghibli - gorgeous.
  • I still don't care about Halo :P
  • This blog is done :P

 Thanks for reading :P Goodbye!