The following stats are for all of my video game purchases throughout 2016.
Total number of games: 30
Amount bought decreased by 10 from 2015.
18 PS4 (60%)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Batman: Arkham Knight
Far Cry 4
Just Cause 3
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Cruse
Grand Theft Auto V
Ratchet & Clank
Dark Souls III
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Wild Guns Reloaded
1 PSP (4%)
Kamen Rider Chou Climax Heroes
4 PS3 (13%)
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
Far Cry Compilation
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze
2 PC (7%)
The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match
5 GBA (16%)
Island Xtreme Stunts
American Dragon: Jake Long – Rise of the Huntsclan
Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams
SNES Capcom Soldier Pad
I also bought myself one last game in the final week of 2016 which is included in the stats above. It’s Nastume’s Wild Guns Reloaded!
To take a line from Jim Sterling’s movie podcast, it’s time for the Movie Boys. I have here three new movie purchases.
First up is DOA: Dead or Alive. It’s over the top and ridiculous, but that’s to be expected if you know anything about the Dead or Alive gaming series (volleyballs and all). Kevin Nash as Bass Armstrong is the very best thing about this film. I watched it on a second viewing for him alone and it was totally worth it.
The Lost Boys was another movie I was reminded of by a review podcast. This one is called Say You Love Satan (and you know you do) and they talk about the horror genre. As you know, I’m not much into horror, but The Lost Boys is one movie that stuck with me that I saw growing up.
The third film is the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. I think Curtis steals the show here. Sadly I had to settle for the DVD release from the same year.
Don’t think I forgot about the games because I got you covered. I was waiting for a good, cheap price for Grand Theft Auto V on the PS4, but it didn’t seem like it was ever going to happen. So I bought the used copy eStarland notified me about that they had in stock. I added Transformers: Devastation to complete the order.
Yesterday on Halloween I was at Best Buy and they had the 2016 Ratchet & Clank game for $20. I got it for $16 thanks to Usagi704 for letting me bum his membership off him for a quick moment.
In this new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we talk much about the Yakuza series and specifically the North American release of the 5th game and about the announcement of Yakuza 0. We also touch on Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Uncharted 4, and more!
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In this new episode of the Hart & Usagi Podcast we discuss the PC game Hatred and Steam removal and reinstatement. We also get into what happened at the PlayStation Experience, the new threat to the Internet called CISA, and more.
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The Hart & Usagi Podcast episode 39 brings you a lively discussion on the issue of a distributor blacklisting Indian gaming website Illgaming, story vs. gameplay, progress in Dark Souls, among other topics. Please join HartKnight (me), usagi704, and our guest lightnarcissus as we get to the bottom of Ludo Discobiscuits.
Back in Decemeber of 2010 I thought I had bought my last PlayStation 2 games in Castlevania: Lament of Innocence and Power Rangers: Super Legends. All that I really wanted I had. However this was not to be the case. I ended up purchasing Burnout 2: Point of Impact the next February and God Hand (plus two others) in May.
I guess it was as Usagi704 say to me: “You are not ever really finished getting PS2 games.” He must know what he is talking about Because I had been thinking of getting Grand Theft Auto: Vice City mainly for the fantastic ’80s soundtrack. When I found the PS2 port of the PSP title Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, I figured that will do just as good.
Seeing a good cheap price on these other two titles made for an easy decision to buy. I do own the Gamecube version of Power Rangers Dino Thunder, but who wants to actually use that system’s controller for third party games? (Joking, but serious, but still joking.)
Spyro: A Hero’s Tail was one I picked up to see if this entry in that series can be more entertaining than I felt Year of the Dragon was on the original PlayStation.
Welcome to a new installment of Complete In Box Fridays. This week we’ll be looking at a Grand Theft Auto title. Specifically the 2002 release of the Grand Theft Auto Collector’s Edition.
The Grand Theft Auto Collector’s Edition is a compilation of games for the original PlayStation. It included the first game that started it all, along with an expansion, Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969, and the sequel, Grand Theft Auto 2.
Similarly how I feel about the Prince of Persia series, I also feel about the Grand Theft Auto franchise. In that I mean I wasn’t much of, if at all, a fan of the early 2D offerings. These titles in this collection are cool to have, but I much prefer the likes of Grand Theft Auto IV and V. I even felt a bit lackluster for the PS2 games, but I did, and still do, appreciate the technical advancements they made by San Andreas to eliminate any loading during gameplay.
A complete copy of Grand Theft Auto Collector’s Edition currently goes for a cool $20, though, some may have a problem with its label being white and clashing with their consistent and even black label PS1 game collection.
Thanks for reading and before you go, check out the gallery below. Click on the first photo to double size it and click on the hyperlinked titles to do the same with each individual game. Also check out the full assortment of CIB Fridays articles in its category. Have a great Friday!