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Acquisition: I Went 」360 Further than You to Bring Home GTA 4

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I would describe myself as having an addictive personality; one who finds it impossible to practice both patience and consumer restraint. Nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to video games. I知 the sort of gamer that has to have a game as soon as it comes out; I知 not interested in waiting until its price is reduced, or waiting for the 田omplete game of the year edition. No. I have to have it now. I'll purchase multiple copies of games that I love because the developer added new content. I値l re-buy the new model of a console because I hate being left with what my brain perceives as 妬nferior technology. (Yes, I am one of those people who immediately pre-ordered the 都lim versions of both the Xbox 360 and PS3, as soon as they were announced).

The story I am about to tell is the crown jewel of my consumerism. It is a tale about my 」400 copy of Grand Theft Auto 4.



I have been called many names by friends who were there whilst this story played out, and they were not at all flattering. Ultimately, however, it proved to be a very good decision, as I was able to experience the incredible library of exclusive titles that the PS3 has to offer. I would have eventually purchased a PS3 especially after MGS 4 launched this just sped up the process. After I finished GTA 4 I remember feeling pretty silly. There was nothing else out there that I really wanted to play on the PS3, and for a couple of months I contemplated selling it. After doing a bit of research looking at PS3 forums and YouTube videos I quickly became aware of games like Uncharted: Drake痴 Fortune and Infamous. These two incredible games made me excited to be a PS3 owner, and in the years to come other brilliant exclusives would only further validate my moment of consumer hysteria.

Long after I traded in my copy of GTA 4, I still look upon the massive beast that is my original PS3 with fondness. I致e since given the console to my girlfriend, on which she loves playing Ratchet and Clank (and only Ratchet and Clank, much to my exasperation!). In the end I can look back on my decision without regret, but for a moment in time, I was a shining example of what happens when someone with an addictive personality boards the hype machine. When one man痴 impatience causes him to react without rational thought, and conclude that possession is more important than reason.
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About Yamagato333one of us since 12:22 AM on 10.01.2011

Hi, my name is Lyle.

I started gaming back in the Megadrive/Genesis era. The first real video game I ever played was Sonic and Knuckles. I used to spend hours trying to beat that game, and the lack of a save feature meant I had to constantly cover the console with a towel as a primitive means of not losing data; this was purely out of fear of my Mum switching off the console during the time I was at school. It wasn't until the N64 that I became a "hardcore" gamer. To this day it's still my all time favourite console.

I've always been a multi-platform gamer. I don't see the point in limiting myself to one console; I want to play all of the exclusives, son.

I have a wonderful, and ridiculously beautiful girlfriend (seriously, she's ridiculously beautiful). I'm not sure how I managed to get her to agree to being my girlfriend, especially considering my first encounter with her involved spilling a drink down her dress... Alas, five years later and we're still very happy. She's the best thing that ever happened to me.

I have a degree in English, and dream of one day becoming a video game journalist. It's a hard industry to break into, but I'm still young and very determined.

I'm currently playing these games:

- Assassin's Creed Revelations.
- Heavy Rain.
- Batman: Arkham City

I managed to get a blog posted on the front page:

I'm Not Sure You're Right For Me, Ganondorf
Xbox LIVE:Lyle333
PSN ID:Lyle333
Steam ID:DarthLyle
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