Checkpoint: Regrettable Purchases Edition

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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.┬áDigital 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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FYI: C&C4, Mechwarrior and XBLA Announcements

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Command & Conquer 4 coming 2010 (via Kotaku)

  • Concluding the “Tiberium Saga”
  • Developed by EA Los Angeles Studio

Confirmed: Mechwarrior Reboot Coming to Xbox 360 & PC (via IGN)

  • Developed by Piranha Games and Smith & Tinker
  • Will reboot the series
  • In production; no release date

Summer of Arcade 2009 Titles Announced (via PR)

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled
    • July 22 for 1200 MS Points
  • Marvel vs Capcom 2
    • July 29 for 1200 MS Points
  • Splosion Man
    • August 5 for 800 MS Points
  • Trials HD
    • August 12 for 1200 MS Points
  • Shadow Complex
    • August 19 for 1200 MS Points

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