I love Black Friday shopping. I think it's so much fun. The thrill of the hunt in a sedentary society, and all that. Every year I hit the games and DVDs pretty heavy. That said, this year I only got a couple DVDs (cheap TV seasons) and ... brace yourself ... ZERO games. I didn't try to get into the madness around every electronics department, and I didn't even go to Best Buy. Unheard of. In my defense, I am 7 months pregnant and when I was at Wal-Mart two fights broke out at the electronics department. And at Target the entire area was ringed with people 6-7 deep. There's no way I was trying to break through all that.
|If only we could go at these crowds Dead Rising style. Then every game would be miiiiine.|
This isn't about our lust for instant gratification and buying games as soon as they come out. If you've put any math together about me as a gamer you know that's not true. I'm more likely to wait a year or more to play a game just to get it used for $30 or less. The bigger issue here is that it is holiday season and we gamers are barraged with all the awesome game releases in early November... and with each barrage we are further assaulted by the entire game industry encouraging us to buy on the release date to speak to the developers about what kind of games we want. There are midnight parties to hype releases. And we are given bonus content for reserving the game before it's even out. Well, we at Achievos are here to tell you that an in-game weapon or t-shirt for my avatar does not heal the wound that a $30 price cut a week and a half later inflicts.
|Is looking at this picture of a gun worth $30 to you? It's about that satisfying to play it in the game too.|