As a result of a distraction provided by my studies, I have been a bit lax about supporting my favorite store. A visit last night shows me that Gametraders Blacktown is still number one when it comes to getting me to draw my wallet out of my pocket… way too regularly!!
Adrian would like readers to be aware of the cosplay comp that will be on this coming Sunday. The event is to celebrate the release of Naruto Shippuden volume 9…
The prize is fantastic, with $50 in store credit going to both the best dressed male and the best dressed female on the day. Look out for the tenth Doctor when you come down!!
Games in this month…
There are a lot of games that have been added to the shelves since my last visit, and many of them have caught my eye. I know very little about Dragon’s Dogma, but given it is dragon based, it may just be my next purchase….
Last night was a huge one for Gametraders Blacktown, with the long anticipated release of the limited edition Star Wars Kinect bundle. With the aid of a Storm Trooper and an Imperial Officer, most of the stock that Adrian had is almost gone. One of our very own contributors, SchmandaRose, walked away with a bundle, with the Star Wars element finally swaying her to have a 360 in addition to her favourite PS3.
It was that time this week when Gametraders Blacktown got a cornucopia of new anime stock in, including the long-awaited Collection 12 of Bleach. I could have taken many more photos, but there would have been no room in this post to share with you all what other goodies have arrived in store.
As can be seen above, there are quite a few new games that have become available today at Gametraders Blacktown. The anticipated Metal Gear Solid HD collection is now available for both the PS3 nad for the 360. Tennis fans can rejoice with the latest Grand Slam title available, with good ol’ John McEnroe gracing the cover. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a new RPG game that is getting some pretty nice reviews, so definitely worth a look. Finally, for the 360, there is Never Dead also available. I will admit ignorance of this game, but I said the same of Skyrim when it came out. Here I am, 50 achievements later….
This week, Gametraders Blacktown got in a new stock of headsets for the auditory pleasure of their customers. There is quite a range of styles and price ranges available, so if you are looking for a headset without breaking the bank, come in and see if this new range is for you.
The popular mobile phone game phenomenon has now hit your PC with the version you can see above. Seriously, it was only a matter of time… now you can play the game on a big screen and really see those pigs get what is coming to them.
Skylanders for 3DS
Like everywhere else in the country, Gametraders Blacktown is still waiting for new stock of Skylanders figurines (ETA January 25). Until then though, they have managed to get new stock of 3DS and 360 starter packs, for those that have not yet been initiated into the craze. So come on in before these too disappear.
Revenge of the Film Nerds author SchmandaRose was fortunate enough to post a review of beta testing The Old Republic, and now it is available for the wider community as whole, with the software for this anticipated MMO now available at Gametraders Blacktown, and in all Gametraders stores. Read SchmandaRose’s review, then grab a copy for yourself!!
Just before Christmas, in time for the release of the film of the same name, The Adventures of Tintin hit the shelves of Gametraders Blacktown, and a few copies are still available. Also, a lot of Kinect bundles were sold over the holiday season, so clearly it is time to cater towards those that want to get the full use out of the Kinect sensor. Stock in Kinect games continues to increase, with Kinect Sports Season 2, Sesame Street’s Once Upon a Monster, and Dance Central being added to the games already available.
On Friday just passed, there was a huge delivery of collectibles received in store. Some of them have already sold out, but there is still a lot of awesome stuff left, with yet more due early next week. Lets take a peek.
Doctor Who goodies
The items pictured above have both been in stock before, but they make a welcome return after being sold out for a while. I already own both the Disappearing TARDIS Coffee Mug and the TARDIS cookie jar, and can personally vouch for their sheer awesomeness. (Doctor) Who can refuse having a TARDIS dematerialise before their very eyes on their own mug, let alone a cookie jar that lights up and makes the dematerialising noise when you close it. No it is NOT bigger on the inside, but hopefully that development is just a few years away.