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Trip to the Game Store: December 30, 2008

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

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A week ago, I went out for my last trip to the video game store for 2008. I of course went to Game Stop, not like I have much of a choice there with their monopolization of the market.

I was looking forward to buying two more controllers for my Xbox 360, in addition of the two that I already own, but I was sadly disappointed when I found that they only had new wireless controllers and new Controller and Charger Bundles in stock. That’s right, no used wireless, no new wired, no used wired, no used off brand wired, and no new off brand controllers. The store only had the two most expensive packages for controllers. Why not have the used and cheaper controllers? Did Microsoft give money so Microsoft could dominate the controller market? Who knows.

So what did I actually buy? Well, I just got Xbox 360 games, including Saints Row, Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect, Sneak King(technically a classic Xbox game), College Hoops 2K6, and Sonic The Hedgehog. Sonic the hedgehog is a glitchappaloosa©. While you are playing, you are repeatedly reminded that it’s a game, with all of its visual problems. As soon as Sonic hits the water, his dies in the same fashion as he would if he fell of a cliff, same speed, same camera-follow, same everything; it’s very annoying. The game constantly has visual issues; the camera often doesn’t display the terrain at all, just displaying the non-terrain objects and Sonic. Oh yeah, the stickers where such a problem to get off, more then usual. Do they really need to put the stickers on the sleeve itself?

Anyways, I’m having fun with my new games, I’ll be sure to report back if I feel anything needs to be shared about my experiences with them.