You know, I told myself I wasn’t going to buy anything this weekend, as a protest.
But I’ll be damned if retailers don’t tempt me into getting something today. There are so many good deals out there. I can’t (and shouldn’t) buy them all, but I can compile a list of some of the deals I think are worthwhile.
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix (PS3) -- $20: Do you like Final Fantasy? K. Disney? That too, huh? And you never played Kingdom Hearts? I’m not sure we can be friends. But you can make it better by grabbing a copy of this three-game collection on Amazon for $20. You get the original Kingdom Hearts (so you won’t be lost), Chain of Memories (an admittedly quirky card-fighter port) and the oddly named 358/2 Days. In updated HD. For TWENTY DOLLARS, just in case you didn’t notice the first two times.
PS3 250GB with Arkham Origins and The Last of Us -- $200: If you don’t have a PS3, here’s your invitation. Toys ‘R’ Us is selling PS3s bundled with two of the best games the console offered at quite a fair price -- consider that the games are easily worth $100 on their own, and you can imagine that this bundle will sell out quickly.
Borderlands 2 GOTY Edition (PS3, 360) -- $40: You have friends, right? While Borderlands is zero fun when you go it alone, if you team up with a few friends it becomes hilariously chaotic, especially with characters like Tiny Tina blowing your mind. You get a bunch of DLC, bringing the total playtime well over 30 hours if you rush. The controls are great and the stylized artwork will look funky and fresh on any decent TV.
WiiU Bundle (three games + controller) -- $325: Yeah, I know, Walmart’s the one selling it. BUT. You get New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Luigi U and one of nine other games (my recommendation is Just Dance 2014). Plus you can play previous-generation games, a feature Sony and Microsoft failed to include in their newest hardware offerings. The WiiU is a nice addition to a gaming library, especially if you play a lot of local multiplayer, or if you want a machine that isn’t driven by shooting games.