Gamer News view - Patience

It's expensive to be a gamer, new games come out all the time and it's difficult to stay on top of releases. Quality titles are becoming more spread out as the investors behind them get afraid of launch windows that carry larger more well known titles. Gears of War 3 was pushed back to Fall 2011 and I guarantee that games projected to come out around that time are being rushed to come out before then, or are being given more development time to come out later. Economic times are tough right now and every publisher wants our money.

But really, if we were smart, we'd wait a year before purchasing any game, because in the long run, that would save us money. Anyone that uses Amazon has probably noticed how quickly games that aren't triple-A titles drop in price, but even those come down eventually. BioShock 2 came out a little over 8 months ago and is now only $27.99 brand new. That's a much better price then the original $59.99 we'd pay on day 1. We don't wait though because we like to be active in our gaming communities and because we want know what all the fuss is about. That's probably worth it too.

Fallout: New Vegas is out now and I have yet to play Fallout 3, but you know, I'm okay with that. These days I can pick up Fallout 3 Game of the Year (GOTY) edition with $40 dollars worth of DLC for free. Not bad, and all I had to do was wait a few years to play it, but I'm sure I'll enjoy it as much today as I would have when it came out.


Written by Evil Ambassador Carlos Reyes