Gamestop (PDF AD!) has a neat deal right now where you can trade in one recent popular bestseller and buy a different one from the list:
Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2 (PS3, 360) Assassin's Creed II (PS3, 360) Left 4 Dead 2 (360) Tekken 5 (PS3, 360) Halo 3 (360) Ratchet & Clank Future: Crack in Time (PS3) Dragon Age Origins (PS3, XBOX 360) Forza Motorsport 4 (360) Bayonetta (PS3, 360) Darksiders (PS3, 360) Borderlands (PS3, 360)
As luck would have it, I finished up R & C about a week ago (platinum trophy #2, hooray!) and was thinking about trading it in. Has anyone played Dragon Age? Or Borderlands? All I've read about that one is it needs to be multiplayer.
I was thinking about just getting NHL, but they kinda leave it a mystery as to what you get if you if you just trade in the game for something else.
Updates - Steambot Chronicles Permanent Price Drop (now $14.99, original price $29.99)
- Guitar Hero 5 * “Cousins” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99) * “Holiday” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99) * “The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance” by Vampire Weekend ($1.99) * Vampire Weekend Track Pack ($5.49)
- Rock Band * “Grind”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * “Heaven Beside You”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * “Last of My Kind”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * “We Die Young”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * “Your Decision”— Alice In Chains ($1.99) * Alice In Chains Pack 2 ($8.49)
Europe Special Offers (From the 7th Jan until the 21st of January) * Topatoi (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.19/€3.99) * Rag Doll Kung Fu (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £4.79/€5.99) * Savage Moon (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99) * Numblast (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £2.39/€2.99) * PixelJunk Racers (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.99/€4.99) * Patapon 2 (PSP) (was – £19.99/€29.99 now – £14.99/€19.99) * Daxter (PSP) (was – £14.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99) * Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £7.99/€9.99) * Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £11.99/€14.99) * Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) (was – £23.99/€29.99 now – £16.99/€20.99)
Downloadable Games * Diner Dash (£7.99/€9.99)
Trial and Unlock Games * UNO (trial free, unlock key £6.29/€7.99)
PSone Games (emulated for PS3/PSP) * Constructor (£3.99/€4.99)
Demos (free) * Vancouver 2010 * Inferno Pool
minis (emulated for PS3/PSP) * Deflector (£3.49/€3.99)
Add-On Game Content * Zen Pinball – Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Table (£1.59/€1.99) * Magic Orbz – Bundle Pack (this bundle contains four individual packs) (£9.99/€12.99) * Beatles: Rock Band – Within You Without You (£0.99/€1.49) * Rock Band o Grind by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o Heaven Beside You by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o Last of my Kind in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o We Die Young by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o Your Decision by Alice in Chains (£0.99/€1.49) o Alice in Chains Pack 02 (includes the five tracks above) (£4.39/€6.59) o Adam’s Song by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49) o First Date by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49) o I Miss You by Blink-182 (£0.99/€1.49) o Blink-182 Pack 02 (includes the three tracks above) (£2.49/€3.99) o Band on the Run (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49) o Jet (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49) o Sing the Changes (Live) by Paul McCartney (£0.99/€1.49) o Paul McCartney New York City Pack 01 (includes the three tracks above) (£2.49/€3.99) o Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs (£0.99/€1.49) o Sister Europe by The Psychedelic Furs (£0.99/€1.49) o Rock ‘n’ Roll High School by Ramones (£0.99/€1.49)
* Guitar Hero 5 o Cousins by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99) o Holiday by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99) o The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance by Vampire Weekend (£1.59/€1.99) o Vampire Weekend Track Pack (£4.39/€5.49)
What you've heard about Borderlands is 100% correct. I played it, was instantly bored, and set it aside. I went back to it later, got into upgrading my weapons, and actually enjoyed myself for about 10 hours. All of a sudden, the formula just got stale. There's barely a story or a focus to the game besides just looting like crazy. Once you hop online with some friends, though, it's a whole new game. AMAZING online co-op, but that's the only reason I'd play it again.
Dragon Age Origins is awesome. Like most Bioware games, it starts off frustratingly slow, but quickly picks up steam a couple hours in. Then, it plays like a more-focused Oblivion. It's not heavy on the do-it-yourself action, and plays closer to Star Wars: KOTOR and Jade Empire than Mass Effect, but it's definitely worth a play if you liked either of the former. The AI settings remind me of FFXII. The menu system can be unwieldy, though, so avoid the mage class unless you're a glutton for menu punishment.
This week's PSN update is really pathetic, though... A demo of Uno and some videos. What a drag... Can't wait for the playable demo of Heavy Rain that's been promised in the next couple weeks. The latest issue of Qore got me re-excited for it.
Wii releases (North America) - Pokemon Battle Revolution - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chicken Shoot - Driver Parallel Lines - Transformers The Game - The Bigs Virtual Console releases (North America)