Checkpoint: Regrettable Purchases Edition


With physical copy of a game, I can simply resell it if I don’t like it. I’ve done that plenty of times already. I played the game, I thought it was fun, but I just didn’t think it was good enough to keep in my catalog. Unfortunately, you’ll most likely have to take a loss which means the game is either sold with bitterness or kept on the shelf. Digital distributed games remain in my catalog as a constant reminder of your poor judgement.

So with that in mind, here’s this week’s checkpoint: a list of games (in no particular order) which I’ve regretted purchasing or not letting go.

Calling All Cars

From PSN for about $13

The reason I purchased this was because of David Jaffe’s involvement — the man made God of War and Twisted Metal! I’ve played it online and enjoyed the time I spent with it, but it just didn’t stay on the list of regularly played games due to the lack of longevity. How long did it take before the game stopped being played online? 3 weeks? I’m not sure, but it felt like that.

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Devil Summoner 2 Review

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon was a tiring experience. Even saying the game’s full name is a life draining ordeal. Unlike with many of my other purchases, I walked into Devil Summoner 2 without any prior research; I placed my faith into Atlus after my wonderful romps through Persona 3 and 4. I though to myself “What was the worst that could happen?” Well, allow me to regale you with a tale of how my blind faith lead me astray.

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Checkpoint: Restored From Backup Edition


Something happened to on Friday. It wasn’t the usual server outage. Something happened over at the Bluehost servers which required restoration from backup. While a majority of the site was restored, it didn’t come away unscathed. A handful of pictures and modifications which were made on Thursday did not make it over to the resurrected website.

That had me thinking about backup and restore situations for my own things.

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FYI: More Fallout 3 DLC For 360 & PS3, Early Trico Footage

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  • Fallout 3 DLC Coming to PS3. Two more coming to all platforms (via PR)
    • Operation: Anchorage will be released for PS3 in late June
    • The Pitt and Broken Steel will be released 4-6 weeks apart
    • New DLC: Point Lookout – Swampland containing new quests and content
      • Late June release
      • Will cost 800 MS Points
    • New DLC: Mothership Zeta – Aliens have returned; survive an abduction.
      • Late July release
      • Will cost 800 MS Points
    • Both new DLC will cost be available for PS3 at a later date.
  • From the Makers of  PGR4, Bizarre Creations Announces Blur (via GamerSyde)

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