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« on: October 22, 2004, 02:55:50 PM »

Start buttering up the loan officer at your local bank. This is NUTS!

PC

Half Life 2
Pirates!
World of Warcraft
Everquest 2
Vampire: Bloodlines
Medal of Honor Pacific Assault

PS2

GTA San Andreas (actually in 4 days!)
The Incredibles
Ratchet & Clank III
Jak III
Metal Gear Solid III
Killzone

xbox

Halo 2
Call of Duty Finest Hour
Need for Speed Underground 2
Ghost Recon 2
Prince of Persia - Warrior Within

Gamecube

Goldeneye - Rogue Agent
Metroid Prime 2
Viewtiful Joe 2





 :shock:   got bank?

Obviously, some titles are multi-platform, but you get the idea. This is gonna be a tough month on the gamer's wallet, and one of the greatest months I've ever seen in my 15+ years of gaming. Let there be game!  biggrin

So, who's getting what?

me: Half Life 2, Halo 2, San Andreas, and several others will have to be 'wait n see'.
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2004, 02:59:44 PM »

Don't forget

GBA

Final Fantasy 1 & 2


I don't know if everyone keeps thier budget different than I do but it doesn't just run month to month perfectly.  So I count the end of October - Bard's Tale, GTA: San Andreas as well as the begining of December - Knights of the Old Republic 2: Sith Lords,.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2004, 03:28:32 PM »

I'm trading in games to get Halo 2 for as little as possible, then I'll outright buy Half-Life 2. Otherwise, it's the Christmas list for me. frown
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2004, 03:41:53 PM »

Big day indeed.  

As soon as the stores open I will be picking up:
Half-Life 2
Goldeneye
World of Warcraft (my favorite of all the new games)

I'm going to wait for the PC versions of Halo 2 and GTA San Andreas next year.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2004, 03:50:03 PM »

Halo 2
Half-Life 2
World of Warcraft

many more to come later as I can afford it (and spend time with them!)
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2004, 03:57:30 PM »

I am in that catagory of people who can't buy everything they want that close to Christmas.  

So it will be either HL2, or Vampires: Bloodlines, and Final Fantasy 1 & 2 for me.

Then I hope their is a Santa Claus!
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2004, 04:04:14 PM »

Just did some quick math, if one were to buy everything I listed above, assuming they were each $50, that would be $1000 in new games! even if some were $30, you'd still be looking at $900.
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2004, 04:12:21 PM »

And that's not including monthly fees accrued for WoW and EQ2. That's just nuts. smile
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2004, 04:17:43 PM »

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Just did some quick math, if one were to buy everything I listed above, assuming they were each $50, that would be $1000 in new games! even if some were $30, you'd still be looking at $900.


And if you want to spend even more money then the Nintendo DS and its launch games are also coming out in Nov.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2004, 04:39:56 PM »

Not sure if this is old news but

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Dear EBgames.com Customer,

Thanks for pre-ordering from EBgames.com!  As an added benefit to ordering from us, we’ll keep you informed of ship date changes. We are writing to let you know that the publisher has set a new ship date for Everquest 2 of November, 8th 2004. As always, EBgames.com will not charge your credit card until we ship your order.


just got the email.

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2004, 05:24:45 PM »

Im definately buying:
Half-Life 2 (already purchased)
Halo 2
World of Warcraft

Probably buying:
Vampire
Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault
Goldeneye
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2004, 05:38:24 PM »

Thankfully, a lot on that list don't really appeal to me.  

Preordered:
MoH:PA
Halo 2

Will buy:
Half-Life 2
Call of Duty Finest Hour

Might buy:
Prince of Persia - Warrior Within
Goldeneye
Metroid Prime 2
Pirates
Killzone

Everything else gets a pass.
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2004, 05:39:57 PM »

I only have a PS2 and PC, so:

PC

Half Life 2 - Preordered on Steam (fuck you Vivendi)
Pirates! - Waiting on reviews (yea, it's a Sid game, but...)
World of Warcraft - Day 1
Everquest 2 - Don't care
Vampire: Bloodlines - Probably day 1, unless early reviews suck (haha, vampire humor)
Medal of Honor Pacific Assault - Don't care

PS2

GTA San Andreas - Day 1
The Incredibles - Don't care
Ratchet & Clank III - Will buy on sale
Jak III - Will buy on sale
Metal Gear Solid III - Will buy on sale
Killzone - Don't care
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2004, 05:43:13 PM »

from that list, the games i will definitely purchase include:

half-life 2
vampire: bloodlines
world of warcraft
pirates!

so it looks like i'll be able to get away with spending just over $200.  not bad.
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2004, 05:54:07 PM »

I can't believe Pirates! isn't getting more love.. that's the onl yday 1 purchase for me...

Maybe its the old fogie in me, but am I the only one that knows Pirates! is one of the greatest games of all time?
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« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2004, 06:16:37 PM »

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I can't believe Pirates! isn't getting more love.. that's the onl yday 1 purchase for me...

Maybe its the old fogie in me, but am I the only one that knows Pirates! is one of the greatest games of all time?

Hardly. I still play it on my Commodore, usually a few times a month. smile

Thankfully I have the money set aside so most of the games I want are day one purchases, Pirates! included.

So, when does the Silver Train arrive in Panama in 1640? smile
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« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2004, 06:30:27 PM »

Waiting for Christmas for reviews, patches, mods, and the like.  Halo 2 is my first priority, though, and Half-Life 2 I get through the ATI voucher, so I'll have plenty to do until then.

Not to mention my backlog!  WH40K, Rome:TW, Sims 2, Beyond Good and Evil, TOEE, MetaBall for UT2004 (great time waster), and the increasingly frequent in-dorm games of Dungeon Siege and system-linked Halo.
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« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2004, 06:35:44 PM »

There's also the Lord of The Rings games - Battle for Middle Earth and The Third Age, Zelda : The Minish Cap and Kingdom Hearts (December) for GBA, Mario Power Tennis, as well as the RPGs Baten Kaitos and Growlanser Generations.  There would have been more, but Suikoden 4, Digital Devil Saga, and Wild ARMs Alter Code F were delayed until next year.
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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2004, 07:08:27 PM »

I'm going to buy Thief 3 with my Christmas money.
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« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2004, 07:15:16 PM »

I'm still trying to devote time to all the good October games I picked up.  But for November, my must buy list (pending horrible reviews) is:

Vampire Bloodlines (preordered)
WoW (preordered)
EQ2 (preordered)
Halo 2 (preordered)
Pirates! (if the reviews are good)

On my holiday wish list (games I can wait until December to buy/get):
PoP:WW (xbox)
HL2


Now I just need to spend more time with Rome:TW, Warhammer DoW, Sims2, Xmen Legends and Crusaders:KUF before November!  This has been a great 2-3 months for gaming.
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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2004, 07:22:05 PM »

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I can't believe Pirates! isn't getting more love.. that's the onl yday 1 purchase for me...

Maybe its the old fogie in me, but am I the only one that knows Pirates! is one of the greatest games of all time?
As I see it, if I want to play Pirates!, I'll go play Pirates!.

I'm just... worried about this remake.  Civ3 was not up to Civilization standards, and other modern takes on "Pirates" have been pretty lame (I'm looking at you and your Sea Dogs, Bethesda...)

I always saw Pirates! as a simple-but-deep pick-up-and-play game... I don't know if a graphical overhaul and all these new bells and whistles are going to preserve the simple pleasure I found in the first game.
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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2004, 08:53:56 PM »

Already Preordered

Ratchet & Clank 3
Jak 3
Halo 2
Half Life 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
GTA: SA

Definite Buy

Pirates
Vampire: Bloodlines
Prince of Persia: WW
Need for Speed Underground 2
Baten Kaitos

May Buy Depending on Reviews

Bard's Tale
Killzone
Metroid Prime 2 Echoes


Also Contemplating Importing Since it Doesn't Come Out Here Until January

Zelda: Minish Cap
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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2004, 09:15:33 PM »

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Just did some quick math, if one were to buy everything I listed above, assuming they were each $50, that would be $1000 in new games! even if some were $30, you'd still be looking at $900.



Another reason I think a service like Gamefly is a good deal. Just too much money to spend for me otherwise.
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2004, 09:23:19 PM »

Of that list, mine consists of:

PC

Half Life 2 (Already paid for on Steam. Echo the fuck vivendi statement)

xbox

Halo 2 (Already full paid for)
Need for Speed Underground 2 (waiting.)
Ghost Recon 2 (waiting.)

Not quite the same rush for little old me.
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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2004, 11:19:29 PM »

Just a head's up. For those getting San Andreas and/or Halo 2: you can get bonus cash for trade-ins right now at EB. I traded 3 games and $40 credit towards Halo 2. I only owe like $5 on it now.

San Andreas has a limit of 1 bonus trade-in, but Halo 2 you can pay it off with bonus cash.

Bonus cash is when they give you their normal trade-in value, plus bonus money towards certain games.
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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2004, 01:40:52 AM »

Don't forget:

Gamcube:  Baten Kaitos
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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2004, 03:15:50 AM »

And don't forget for the PC:

Children of the Nile
Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 (it's coming in November, no matter what the EB website says)
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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2004, 05:17:38 AM »

I'm glad all those titles don't interest me.

The only thing I'll be picking up is Half Life 2, and that'll be my first PC game purchase since I picked up the Zero Hour expansion for Command & Conquer Generals early this year.
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2004, 07:43:50 AM »

I'm done with my budget for games after the 16th...

Halo 2
PSTwo
GTA: San Andreas
Medal of Honor
Pirates!
Half-life

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« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2004, 03:25:49 PM »

Already Preordered:

Half Life 2
GTA: San Andreas
LoTR: 3rd Age
Smackdown vs Raw
Metal Gear Solid 3
Jak 3
Ratchet and Clank 3
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« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2004, 05:10:59 PM »

If all of those games actually do come out in or near November (and I believe that they will), then, in my opinion, November is definitely the best gaming month in history.  I am extremely excited, to say the least.
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« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2004, 08:34:06 AM »

World of Warcraft is preordered.

Funny thing is, I can't bring myself to play anything else right now as I wait. I'd rather be browsing the WoW forums or reading whatever I can on it.  No game holds my interest right now.

I also have Halo 2 preordered.

For some reason Half Life 2 doesn't have me too excited, probably because of my WoW facination.
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« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2004, 05:38:46 PM »

Damn no love for Immortal Cities:Children of the Nile? No city builders out there?

I've got CotN pre-ordered, as well as Pirates and WoW.
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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2004, 06:09:59 PM »

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Damn no love for Immortal Cities:Children of the Nile? No city builders out there?

I've got CotN pre-ordered, as well as Pirates and WoW.

WOULD YOU PEOPLE STOP ALREADY, I GIVE UP! Tongue

So when is CotN coming out?

[Goes out to sell more blood]

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« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2004, 05:06:44 PM »

CotN supposedly on 11/09
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