Cleaning House (and undercutting Gamestop)

I’ve been a little cynical lately regarding just about every area of gaming. Today, I’m going to touch on the used game market. Two words: Screw them.

With that in mind, just like last time, I’m going to make the offers here first before I go to eBay. Here’s the idea. I’ll sell the used games cheaper than Gamestop does but at a price higher than their trade-in value. The result is that we all win…if you want to own any of these titles. I’m only going to sit on this for 24 hours from the date of this post. Also, my opinions of the title follow.

GS $ My$ Comments
Viva Pinata Trouble in Paradise 360 34.99 30 Viva Pinata 1 with a new cover?
Ghost Squad Wii 26.99 20 Excellent shooter. Just like the arcade.
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune PS3 49.99 40 Fun for a single play through.
Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 54.99 45 Came with the PS3. Not a fan. Don’t care.
Overlord 360 17.99 10 A fun romp good for a play through.
Bioshock 360 34.99 25 Yeah. I was shocked, and I’m not into hyper-violence.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 360 54.99 40 Sigh.

Oh, did I mention that shipping (USPS) is included in the prices above? As you can see, in most cases I’m $10 under (and still over) the market asking prices.

Joining the Party

Halo 3 (spending shells)I mentioned last week that I wouldn’t be hopping on the bandwagon with the rest of the game playing world (correction: North American game playing world). In a moment of weakness, I’ve proven myself wrong.

I kept forgetting that I had this $50 Best Buy gift card burning a hole in my pocket. Well, I did set a record of hoarding it for almost two months and that’s only because I detest Best Buy. A need arose for me to pick up a TOS link cable (and I didn’t because Wal-Mart is much cheaper), and I got Halo 3 instead. Oh, and did I fail to mention that it was three days after launch and I didn’t have to wait in line?

If you look at my Bungie stats, you’ll see that I’ve played less than ten games. Every one of them has been a blast. I was even able to hook up with Tony and another online friend for a couple of hours of co-op.

Oh, and why would I have only played less than ten games? That’s because I did a massive game trade-in at my local Gamestop and got Stuntman: Ignition. It may sound weird to the average gamer right now, but I’ve had more fun with that game.

You can start breathing now.