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2010 Sucked: Owwww... My Wallet

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So apparently 2010 sucked? Clearly I didnít get the memo. I thought 2010 was a great year for gamers. There were great AAA titles as well as fantastic indie games. There was new, quality releases for all genres on all systems. Need proof? Well thereís: Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Limbo, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Meat Boy, Halo Reach, Fallout New Vegas, Gran Turismo 5, Kirbyís Epic Yarn, StarCraft 2, God Of War III, Assassinís Creed: Brotherhood and for obvious reasons, Deadly Premonition among many others. Essentially what Iím getting at here is that there was something for everyone. Except there is only one problem with this and thatís...


Oh noes

Yes thatís right, the dreaded empty wallet. A problem that seems to plague most people more than once in their life and which loves to strike at the worst possible moment. Now there are ways to combat this mistake and make the hobby of gaming as a whole, much cheaper. Some use Gamefly, others rent from their local video library, others play demoís made available on PSN/XBOX Live and some purchase games online. With a year so full of games that I eagerly anticipated, there were going to be some I just couldnít get due to another game coming out at a similar time or just being flat out broke. So I apologize Bayonetta, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. I really wanted to play all of you, I mean it but things just didnít work out. I have a forever growing backlog due to so many good games coming out in waves, I mean I have just got around to playing Arkham Asylum so cut me some slack.



What makes matters worse is when you make the incorrect choice and choose the far inferior game and it disappoints you. That game than seems even worse because youíd imagine the other game would be like Heaven compared to what you're playing. Trading the game in is a viable option of course but for some reason it's a concept I can't embrace. I'm the classic hoarder unfortunately. For some unknown reason, I feel I'll regret letting the game go, no matter how much I despised it and that there's absolutely no chance I'll play it again. Getting back on topic, picking the game that you will most likely enjoy the most for your money is a tough thing to learn, made harder because gaming is not the cheapest hobby to have. Oh if only...


Sigh...

To me 2010 didnít suck at all. If the biggest problem in your opinion is that there are too many good quality titles out there to choose from, well that sounds like the best problem one could have. In a year that saw not only the usual AAA titles vying for GOTY but also Indie titles, every genre having quality titles released and each platform having great games, I would have to say that 2010 was a great year and hereís hoping 2011 can be even better.
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About Zwooooshone of us since 1:41 AM on 02.08.2010

Well hey there, the name is Zwoooosh but of the internet, I'm generally called Nathan. It sounds a bit more normal I suppose. Anyway, I'm a 17 year old kid/manchild from Melbourne, Australia and I'm a gamer. I got into gaming as a young kid when my parents bought me a PS1 for Christmas all those years ago. God I remember playing the shit out of that. Any who I then moved on to the PS2 in 2002 and then onto my now current console, the PS3.

I'm into music and movies and am currently being self taught in visual effects as my friends and myself are heavily into film making ourselves. But you know when you have a dream and that dream then goes and bangs every idea you've ever had and then your just left with a bunch of idiotic thoughts and a lousy hangover? Yeah me either, but essentially we have so many projects under way, I don't know if we'll ever finish one of them. But enough about that, back to the games yeah?

A few of my favorite games:
The Uncharted series
Assassin's Creed series
Red Dead Redemption
Fallout 3/NV
Dead Space 2
Mass Effect 2
Portal
InFamous 2

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Oh hey! I write for Gamingbus now and guess what? We're hiring. If you are at interested, I implore you to take a gander right over here. I promise it won't hurt and you'll grow to love that probe like feeling. Journalism!

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