New and recently discounted games
Mass Effect 3
Easily the biggest release this week was Mass Effect 3. The trailers for this game have been absolutely awe-inducing, not that they were really needed for those whom were already fans of the franchise. I have not yet picked up my copy, as some of you may have realised that my review of Mass Effect 2 is not yet up, indicating I haven’t finished it. After all, I need to import my saved character!! For those that do not already have a model of the Normandy as well, Gametraders Blacktown is doing a bundle where you can get the game and the model for a total of $119.95!
Street Fighter X Tekken
Continuing recent trends for combat games to cross-over comes this long anticipated match up. Popular character from the long-running Street Fighter Games teaming up and combatting those from the similarly long running Tekken series?? I can handle that!!
Funnily enough, another next instalment in a long running series, this one being the popular Playstation exclusive title Twisted Metal. The first PS3 title in the series, this one is set in a new world, though there are some similarly named characters. A demolition derby style racing game,t here are also three different story arcs to be enjoyed here.
Mario Party 9
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Special Edition
Looking at this price would make you think Adrian (store manager for Gametraders Blacktown) had gone nuts! A quick chat reveals though that his stockist has similarly gone nuts and he is just taking advantage. So I expect customers will also appreciate what a rare deal this is… change form $20! Who knows how long these prices can be maintaIned though, so I wouldn’t be sitting at home twiddling my thumbs.
The above photos are actually more examples of my poor photography skills rather than the coolness of these recently arrived items, but here are a few more gun bobble heads to add to one’s collection. If you are interested, let me know and I can put up some better pics, or just come on down to the store and check them out yourself!!
Similar to the Story of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Adrian’s stockist is similarly being nuts with Halo action Figures. Check out the series of Reach figures for under $10 each. In addition, there are a few vehicles for purchase, and the Predator action figures that were so awesome juust before Christmas are also back. At these prices, you can take one out of the packet, and buy another one to keep in it, if you so wanted!
For the last week or so I had been concerned. The Doctor Who section seemed to be getting drastically thin. It was even getting to the point that other franchises that shall not be named were encroaching on the dedicated Doctor Who space in the store. Some deliveries this week have swung matters back in the right direction, with Davros action figures, Eleventh Doctor Sonic Screwdrivers, and my favourite Disappearing TARDIS mug back in stock. Some other merchandise does encroach the area, but that will not be the case for long if I have much to say about it… and I do!!
Something else Adrian informs me of is that the store is currently running out of room to store all the PS2 games that have been recently traded in, so he will be doing a massive sale to clear that room. So until such time as the stock becomes more manageable, customers can buy and five PS2 games worth $15 or less for the low, low price of $30. That’s right, $6 per game!! There are more than a few gems available for that price, so come on down and get a bargain!!