In the midst of this economic downward spiral, corners must be cut to accommodate the financial pinch. Folks are still spending, but spending more carefully. They are doubtless clipping coupons, buying in bulk, and digging up their couch coins and heading for the Coinstar machines.
Incredibly, despite all the other financial malady, video game sales are outpacing sales from the previous year in 2008. In other words, people are still buying games no matter how budget conscious they have become with their other expenditures. Personally, I haven’t been buying very many games lately, but that’s only because I have no job to afford them with. But I’ll blame the recession, why not.
Do you have a recession-proof ‘magic wallet’ for your gaming purchases? Is it too much of a sacrifice for you to make? Or have you had to reluctantly restrict your gaming obsession to pay your rent?
[Originally posted on Xanga.com]
I haven’t been to the R*Zone in probably years, but me and the woman had business in Toys R Us (42nd) the other day and afterwards i just had to check in on that old poorly lit gaming dungeon.
Big mistake, too, cause this is what i find. Apart from the ubiquitous mess of people and boxes for this time of year, beside an unused register, stands this thing: A Super Mario DS holder. Dude stands there and, i swear to god, holds your DS.
I’m sorry, i’ve never understood the practicality or usefulness of [thing] holders. Like those table rests meant for resting a laptop upon. At this rate, you’ll never be able to pitch a new accessory or peripheral by saying “For the Fanman who has everything…” cause the bastard sure as hell does not have one of these yet.
While i get re-assimilated with WordPress, watch these videos and pretend this is still a blog.
Absolutely, positively, francophone-y bananas.
Watch this man play the SMB 2 song. He’s good. Just look at his facial expression.
Headed for the PSN next year.