Thursday, October 2, 2008

Games to get in October

Anybody else experiencing a little deja vu from last year?

After yet another summer drought, the gaming gods that be have decided to unleash upon the masses another flood of epic proportions. Hope you don't like your money, cause after October and November, it's gone, baby, gone.

7th- NBA Live 09 (PS3, 360)
7th- NBA 2K9 (360, PS3)
7th- Fracture (PS3, 360)
14th- Fifa 09 (PS3, 360)
14th- Saint's Row 2 (360, PS3)
14th- Dead Space (360, PS3)
14th- Socom: Confrontation (PS3)
21st- Bioshock (PS3)
21st- Eternal Sonata (PS3)
21st- Little Big Planet (PS3)
21st- Fable 2 (360)
21st- Far Cry 2 (360, PS3)
21st- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS)
21st- Rune Factory 2 (DS)
28th- Fallout (PS3, 360)
28th- Motor Storm: Pacific Rift (PS3)

Would you just look at that list! I have a feeling this is actually really bad news for developers when it comes to sales in the U.S. Everyone else is doing dandy, but the economy over here is shite right now. More so than ever, I imagine videogame purchases will be on the decline.

Unlike in the past, when folks might buy a title or three in any given game-overflow month, it's likely your average Joe, or Susan, will have to look at this list and pick a single title, if that.

There's a lot of great, great looking games there, but my pick for this month is going to Little Big Planet. I think it's a safe bet that particular title will not only sweep "game of the year" awards from every publication, web site, etc., but it's very likely to serve as one of those defining moments in the history of our favorite hobby.

Anyway, goodbye cashflow and free time, hello debt and several weeks of poor hygiene.

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