Lunchtime Discussion: Year to Date

So we’re in the middle of this year’s new Christmas season. The insane volume of games launching between January and April make it almost impossible to pick everything up. In fact as I’ve been trying to save a little money, and buying a lot of comics with my spare money, I haven’t bought very much this year. In fact I haven’t really bought anything this year, which is pretty disappointing considering the vast wealth of titles that have released so far.

So we’re two months in and so far we’ve had Aliens vs. Predator, Army of Two: 40th Day, Bayonetta, BioShock 2, Dante’s Inferno, Heavy Rain, MAG, Mass Effect 2, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, and that’s just the ‘big’ titles. I may well have missed something off of that list, but I think it’s fairly complete for the larger titles.

Personally, whilst I haven’t picked up any of the titles, I want at least five of them. There’s no way that I can afford five of them, I could probably scrape together enough for one of them. If I were forced to pick I’d probably go with All-Stars Racing, I love Mario Kart and a game where I can play locally is always fun. Sure it may have fairly severe performance issues, but it still looks really enjoyable.


So the simple question, what have you picked up so far this year? Have you had to take out a bank loan to afford them? Or are you like me and trying to wait it our, or being forced into picking one title?