Sunday, 7 December 2008

Sleigh bells ring and games are glistening

Well, the 2008th anniversary of someone possibly being born that we celebrate with presents and family feuds is almost upon us, and the games market is looking up for the first time all year.

After a really dry summer with only one or two good games released, things are starting to look up after we have been spoilt for choice with great titles such as Fable 2, Mirrors Edge, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead, Gears of War 2 and Little Big Planet brightening up gamer’s lives.

As with Christmas time every year, sales of game hardware are also likely to go through the roof, with more and more people wanting Wiis, Playstation 3s and Xbox 360s. Heck, even I have written to Father Christmas, asking for a new graphics card (I just really hope that one of his elves is a technology buff).

Woolworths being in trouble means that they have slashed 10% off of their gaming stock which means you might be able to find a bargain on the high street, but the internet will probably trump it.

Just remember to get your games ordered soon, as royal mail are slow enough even when there is no Christmas rush, and so you are more likely to win the lottery and be struck by lightening on the same day, than get your presents on time if you leave it much later.

Even in the recession people are willing to spend money on games which really does say a lot about the industry, and how popular it is growing to be when compared with music and movies.

What’s more is that there is no need to feel guilty about spending money on new games rather than luxuries like food, because the more we spend, the healthier the economy gets. So go and buy a new games console, buy me one if you really want to help the country!


Anonymous said...

The best deals over the last couple of weeks appear to have been online. Fallout 3 and Sonic Unleashed half price at GameStation. Far Cry 2, Saints Row 2 and Force Unleashed for £18 at Tomb Raider Underworld for £20 at GAME. It's a good time to be a gamer - if only I wasn't strapped for cash!

Anonymous said...

James is absolutely right. As are you - if you can, buy heartily and don't feel guilty!

Anonymous said...

It shows the severity of the financial crisis when buying games, previously seen as a waste of money by the mainstream, is now patriotic. In its own twisted way. ;)