So for a variety of reasons, Holly and I just preordered several video games on Amazon the other day. Actually, I should go through those reasons… So one is that the funds from the anti-trust lawsuit about e-books has hit, so we both had Amazon store credit. Second is that we found out that Amazon Prime members get 20% off of preordered or recently new video games. We joined Prime for their “Amazon Mom” subscription service, and it’s been great for basic supplies for Geek Baby. We’ve added a few subscriptions since then… But since we’re already Prime members, why not take advantage of the perks?
The other reasons are more related to the games. I think this year is finally the year that the newest generation of consoles is finally getting good, so we were perhaps still a bit ahead of that curve when we bought last fall… Still, finally, games. Our last big splurge on games was when our local Walmart was going out of business, so we are swimming in more than we have time to play, but we’ve had our eyes on these for a while, so when we saw the Amazon benefits to ordering we gave our wish lists a look.
That, and E3 happened, so there was suddenly new preview material to look at! This helped guide us in our game purchasing decisions. After watching the new stuff, we decided to order three games… and to not order a fourth. Let’s take a look!
I’ll just say it – we still need a post for this week and I’m not sure what to write. We’ve been putting work and thought into the new site – coming soon! It’s likely to be a work in process for a bit, but it’s coming together. We’ve started recording a podcast – that’s definitely going well!
One of our favorite YouTube shows went to E3 this week. They did a bunch of posts about various things happening at E3 and then ended it with actually a great E3 wrap up. From what was rumored and David and I heard about I would guess our take away would be that this might convince us to actually buy a Wii U. There are some great looking games coming out for that system and the second screen has interested me for a while, in part so that we can have two systems going at once playing different games potentially. I think my favorite Nintendo game preview was Hyrule Warriors because that just looks plain fun and it is Zelda, so that is also exciting.
Sorry for the shorter than normal posts this week, it has been a crazy week for David and I. Hopefully we will be back to normal next week. What was your favorite news from E3?