Now that this gen is coming to a close . . .

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#1 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6902 posts) -

What games are you planning on picking up on the cheap while you still can? I always try to find a few gems that I missed throughout the gen so I have something to play during the doldrums when new consoles come out. So far, I've been focussing on the Wii because I feel like I probably missed more there, and it has a focus on offline play, so I feel like an old game is more likely to have value. I'm also looking to pick up some PS3 games, and maybe even a game or two for the 360, though they would have to be some pretty charming games.

I've picked up Little King's Story and Sin and Punishment so far. What games are you looking at?

#2 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18334 posts) -
Lots of games I haven't played. Too many to list. This gen isn't over,they will be making games for a long time yet.
#3 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6902 posts) -
Lots of games I haven't played. Too many to list. This gen isn't over,they will be making games for a long time yet.Rattlesnake_8
Aren't we expecting the PS4 at the end of this year? I don't think we can expect many blockbusters after 2013.
#4 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6902 posts) -
If I haven't played No More Heroes, would you recommend the PS3 version or the Wii version? The PS3 version seems like a no brainer here, but I've heard more praise for the game on the Wii.
#5 Posted by guard12 (1657 posts) -

I already have an epic backlog to keep me occupied for some time. New games aren't really too necessary right now. Maybe Tomb Raider when that comes out.

#6 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16744 posts) -
Still have 11 exclusives to buy for the PS3. That's don't including any exclusives like The Last of Us that haven't released yet. Multiplats are bought on PC unless my kids want it.
#7 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16744 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rattlesnake_8"]Lots of games I haven't played. Too many to list. This gen isn't over,they will be making games for a long time yet.PurpleMan5000
Aren't we expecting the PS4 at the end of this year? I don't think we can expect many blockbusters after 2013.

Then you don't follow gaming as closely as you should. If you think devs will instantly abandon the PS3 with it's 70+ million install base for a new system that has no install base, then you my friend are a very silly man. For at least the first year or two of the PS4's life, devs will be making games for both the PS3 and PS4. You should expect to see "blockbusters" until at least Christmas 2014 for the PS3.
#8 Posted by -Wicked_Sick- (1171 posts) -
Too many games that I missed the first time around that I still need to pick up. And I usually do wait until they cost less.
#9 Posted by GD1551 (9155 posts) -

GOW:A, NG3:RE, MGR, GTA5, TLOU.. hoping all these are <20  by the year's end. I know GTA prob won't be though.

#10 Posted by Namgis (3572 posts) -

I always plan on picking up cheaper games, in fact, earlier today I picked up Killzone 1 & 2 and Dead Island for $30. There will be games developed for the 'current' gen machines for some time so I'm not too worried they'll stop supporting them. But then again, M$ did abandon the original Xbox once the 360 dropped, so there might be some worry there. There are literally hundreds of games that are out right now that I want to play, that's why I'm staying with my current consoles and quite possibly skipping next gen entirely.

#11 Posted by aroxx_ab (9219 posts) -

Hmm i think about get Uncharted 3, Muramasa, Epic yarn

#12 Posted by Vatusus (4357 posts) -

there are still plenty of games from this gen I want to play I probably wont buy a next gen sytem or a PC upgrade until 2015. I really dont care much about graphics. Current gen graphics are still good to me

#13 Posted by finalstar2007 (24883 posts) -

A LOT of games i havent finished yet sadly :(

#14 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4536 posts) -

[QUOTE="PurpleMan5000"][QUOTE="Rattlesnake_8"]Lots of games I haven't played. Too many to list. This gen isn't over,they will be making games for a long time yet.AmazonTreeBoa
Aren't we expecting the PS4 at the end of this year? I don't think we can expect many blockbusters after 2013.

Then you don't follow gaming as closely as you should. If you think devs will instantly abandon the PS3 with it's 70+ million install base for a new system that has no install base, then you my friend are a very silly man. For at least the first year or two of the PS4's life, devs will be making games for both the PS3 and PS4. You should expect to see "blockbusters" until at least Christmas 2014 for the PS3.

I could be wrong, but at the most I only remember seeing maybe a blockbuster or two (per console) coming out for predecessor consoles after the new one is out... throughout the history of gaming.  Usually these are games that were already long in development before the new hardware and they are rare.

If the PS4 does arrive end of this year, I don't know why you would say "at least Christmas 2014"... I think it would be AT THE MOST Christmas 2014.

Edit:  Now that I think about it, PS2 had GoW2, P4 and maybe FFXII (not sure) as post PS3 big titles.  The GC had TP.  And these were all right at the start of the next gen, not years into it.  The Xbox had nothing as far as I know.