Friday, August 22, 2008

Spread the Wii Gospel!

Well, biased fans, the blog has been well-recieved so far! Thanks to all of you for your great support. To be honest, I have no idea how many people have been keeping up, but I know it's at least 1.

In any case, it's time to discuss some very serious business. The summer is almost over, and that means two things: 1: school starts soon (or has already started), meaning less time for games. And 2: the holidays are coming, meaning more games coming out. This can create quite the quandary for video game afficionados such as myself. But there are some things to keep in mind as the slough of new titles comes nearer.

1: It's OK to be Thrifty. Remember, most games (with the exception of really popular titles) will eventually get cheaper within a few months, often to $20 or less. Just keep an eye on the Bargain Bin.

2: Be Patient. Many titles (such as Wii Fit and Mariokart) can be very difficult to find after day 1, but stores are constantly recieving new shipments. Call the store to see what's in stock, or just walk in. KMart seems to be a good place to find rare games. I guess no one knows they sell video games.

3: Make friends with someone at Best Buy. That way, they can get things for you before they are released to the general public. Then, when you have all the games you want, tell them you're moving.

4: Keep A Watchful Eye: If you see something hard to find that you already have, call your friends to see if they want one. My wife and I have done this several times for friends and family. It's a good way to spread the Wii gospel. Plus, the more people have the game, the more people there are to play with online.

5: Don't Sell Things on eBay: Put simply, eBay sucks. People who sell Wiis online for $500 are ruining the fun people could be having, and are half the reason the dang thing is so hard to find anyways. Therefore, if you don't want it and someone you know doesn't want it, let it go.

6: Rob Circuit City: This is not my idea, but I'm sure if you got away, you'd have lots of cool new games to play. Just remember to go for the White cases (the green or gray ones are XBox, and the shorter cases are PS3).

So, with those completely reliable and totally ethical pointers, you should be on your way to growing your collection. By the way, if you see any good deals or hear about good sales, feel free to post them in the comments. Happy Game Hunting!


Now Playing: Wii Fit, Megaman Battle Network 5, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes


Rachel said...

Hehe, rob Circuit City, nice one :) I know for sure we won't be doing that ;) I like your Best Buy idea, haha. You are so funny, Benny :)

The Alands said...

If you find me Wii Fit, I'll sing you another verse from our coveted "Bum Rush" series, starring Sean Connery.

benjamines said...

@the alands: Schweet! I've been craving a new verse for that song.