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Checkpoint: Holiday 2012 Gaming Edition

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October is just around the corner. I still can’t believe it but the calendar doesn’t lie. With October comes games and lots of it. Here’s a list of titles I have intention of getting/trying and those that I have already pre-ordered.

Week of Sept. 30

  • Resident Evil 6 (PS3, 360)

Week of Oct. 7

  • Disohonored (PC, PS3, 360)
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PC, PS3, 360)

Week of Oct. 21

  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PC, PS3, 360)
  • Forza Horizon (360)
  • Killzone HD (PSN)

Week of Oct. 28

  • Assassin’s Creed III (PS3, 360)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PC, PS3, 360, Vita)
  • Okami HD (PSN)

Week of Nov. 4

  • Halo 4 (360)
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3)

Week of Nov. 11

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PC, PS3, 360)

Week of Nov. 18

  • New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
  • Persona 4: Golden (Vita)
  • Hitman: Absolution (PC, PS3, 360)
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Week of Dec. 2:

  • Far Cry 3 (PC, 360, PS3)
  • Rayman: Legends (Wii U)

Many titles listed but not many titles bolded. After trying the demo, I regret not picking up XCOM: Enemy Unknown now but I know it’ll drop in price relatively quickly — especially those that are also released on PC.

Looking at the list for this year, it seems like this is one of the weakest holiday lineups for Sony. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale should be resonating with me but I’m not hot on it.  LittleBigPlanet Karting? I haven’t even started LittleBigPlanet 2 which aligns better with my interests, why would I even consider getting Karting?

I just want to play The Last of Us.

I bought the ASUS RT-N66U for about $170 after taxes & shipping. It’s the most expensive router I’ve ever purchased but I thought it was necessary in order to improve my wireless bridging situation. I could solve all of this with a cable but that just seems too easy and I don’t want to resort into drilling holes just yet.

If this router doesn’t work out for range at least I’ll be getting one super fast router.

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