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Flash - a-ah - saviour of the universe
Flash - a-ah - he'll save everyone of us
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Flash - a-ah - he's a miracle
Flash - a-ah - king of the impossible

He's for everyone of us
Stand for everyone of us
He'll save with a mighty hand
Every man every woman
Every child - with a mighty flash

Flash - a-ah
Flash - a-ah - he'll save everyone of us

Just a man
With a man's courage
He knows nothing but a man
But he can never fail
No one but the pure in heart
May find the golden grail
Oh oh - oh oh

So you feel like you ain't nobody
Always needed to be somebody
Put your feet on the ground
Put your hand on your heart
Lift your head to the stars
And the world's for your taking
All you got to do is save the world

So you feel like it's end of story
Find it all pretty satisfactory
Well I tell you my friend
This might seem like the end
But the continuation is
Yours for the making
Yes you're a hero
Ooh yeah

Flash - a-ah
He's for everyone of us
Stand for everyone of us
He'll save with a mighty hand (he'll save with a mighty hand)
He'll save with a mighty hand (he'll save with a mighty hand)
He'll save with a mighty hand (he'll save us)
Every man every woman every child
With a mighty
Flash a-ah
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7:32 AM on 10.16.2009

So, as I've been posting up and down for the last day or two, I was trying to track down a copy of the Dragon Age CE. When news broke that a special edition of it would be available on Steam for a significantly reduced price, I was pretty happy. As far as I'm concerned the $5 more that this version costs is for the inclusion of the first bit of DLC that I would have been purchasing separately anyway.

Then saw the stack of cards on my desk. Sims 3 cash cards. Y'see, I went through a...phase, I guess you could call it. I played the hell out of the Sims, then abruptly stopped when I realized my sim-self was doing everything that I should be doing instead. Silly me had also stocked up on these cash cards when Best Buy had them on sale. $5 for a $10 point card, essentially.

I had left them on my desk, a tribute and warning to myself, lest the madness be e'er upon me again.

Then I discovered that EA's point cards are universal for their store. The $90 worth of digital lamps and themed expansion packs in-potentia? I could just as easily covert them into something meaningful! An actual game! Callooh callay!

Now I sit, however, a browser tab opened on both Steam and EA's pages. What does the extra $10 get me for the physical CE? Essentially I would be in for the tin, a cloth map, actual discs and a 'making of' DVD. I hate 'making of' DVDs, so it may as well not be a factor. The tin is neat, but it'll spend it's life on a shelf. The map will be covered in cat hair. Do I really care about having a physical DVD over a download that I can back up myself if need be?

Not really, I'm coming to find.

It's about price at this point.

Essentially, I can pay for the game I want or I can use the spoils of my follies to get it for "free" but with a version that's slightly less than what I would want.

It's a damn hard decision. I think I'll ponder it awhile longer.

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