Music: Mirror in the Bathroom, Beat
I am a game whore. Or is that a game slut? Probably a game slut. Probably also a game pimp. And those are in the strictest definitions of the words in question.
The whore part, not so much. That would imply that I’m getting paid to play games…and I’m definitely not. Although I would really really like to.
The game slut thing…yes. I will play just about anything. And once I’ve played it for a bit, I will discard it quickly and easily, and never look back. I have my criteria for games, to be sure…but within my criteria? Bring it. Anything.
Game pimp, you say? Nothing makes me happier than saying “Here, dude! Try this out…you’ll love it.” Maybe that makes me a pusher. Or whatever. But I must have gotten people to play dozens of games strictly on my say so and a gentle nudge.
So what brought up all this game talk? The Nintendo DS. It’s Nintendo’s next foray into the handheld market. Frankly, it looks OK, and early reports say “Cool.” But here’s my problem: I have way too many games to play already…and the last thing I really need is yet another system. Especially since I have a Nintendo GameBoy Advance DS (In sparkly red) that I really like, and don’t use as much as I used to.
Now check this out: I spent about 30 minutes trying to track one down. Online, phone, whatever. And the entire time, I kept saying “I don’t even want one of these. I can’t really afford it.” And I can’t. $200 when I just moved and have other expenses (see also: christmas) right around the corner, I shouldn’t be buying something of that magnitude without absolutely needing it.
But the pull is there, man. I can feel it. I can feel the “There’s a game system out there, it’s new, it’s cool, and YOU don’t have one” jones. I will hold out. I MUST hold out. Let’s be honest…I should get Ghost Recon 2 before I buy anything else gamewise, because I owe it to Chase at the very least to support his hard work, and because my friends are saying GR2 is good fun. Throw on the World of Warcraft addiction I have, my EQ2 addiction I am not feeding much these days, the Star Wars Galaxies issue I have, the XBox I have sitting on my coffee table not even hooked up to the internet yet (which means that I have dozens of costumes in DOA2U I need to unlock, and my rating in Halo2 is suffering), add the preorder/beta of Guild Wars that hit my mailbox yesterday that I haven’t installed, the copy of Medal of Honor:Pacific Assault I haven’t installed yet, the copy of Vampire I just installed (I admit being creeped out by the beach hotel. Not easy to do. Well done.), Counterstrike:Source and COD:UO I’m ignoring…do I really have the time for another system? No. I don’t. Especially one that’s gonna open up a new avenue for draining money.
I’ll probably get one eventually…because otherwise my collection will be missing a piece, and I can’t have that. But I’m not going to pay overinflated Christmas prices due to artificially manufactured shortages by manufacturers and distributors. I’ll wait until later.
That, and I want a PSP, too. Of course.
Clearly, work is cutting into my gaming life.
Oh, visit Limewear.com for all your Christmas Gamer Clothing needs. Let’s face it…they make great gifts.