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Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Old 09-29-16, 07:19 AM
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Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

I glanced at the period of July to December for game release this year and the sheer number of big release games, remasters and collections coming out, especially in the months of October and November, seems off the scale compared to usual. I jotted down the main titles that hit me, but there are tonnes more download only titles, DLC and probably a lot of games on platforms i am not familiar with that i am missing.

Deus Ex
Bioshock Collection
Battlefield 1
Mafia 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
Batman Return to Arkham
LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4)
Titanfall 2
Skyrim Remastered
COD: Modern Warfare Remastered
COD: Infinite Warfare
Dishonored 2
Watch Dogs 2
The Last Guardian
Destiny: The Collection
The Witcher 3: Complete Edition
King of Fighters XIV
PES 2017
FIFA 2017
Gears of War 4
No Mans Sky

Usually i end up grabbing maybe two or three games in the lead up to Christmas, but this year there is literally maybe 20 games that i want. Its gonna be an expensive end to the year.

So has there ever been a lead up to Christmas with as many big games being released (re-released)?
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Old 09-29-16, 08:05 AM
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Seems pretty average to me, just more re-releases and re-packaged games than ever.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Yeah its a huge season:

There's at least one blockbuster game releasing every week from now until the end of 2016

http://news-hl-cm.newsrep.net/h5/nrs...0620&showall=1
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Old 09-29-16, 08:46 AM
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

That is odd... That most of these aren't being delayed until March. But for half a year that doesn't seem too much considering the series that have annual installments (Destiny, COD, Battlefield, sports games, etc).

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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Seems pretty average to me, just more re-releases and re-packaged games than ever.
Same here - removing the remaster collections or rereleases/GOTY editions, it's pretty typical.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
Seems pretty average to me, just more re-releases and re-packaged games than ever.
yup. half of that list isn't original content.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

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Yeah its a huge season:
That article underlines what i thought, and providing the list of big games literally coming out week after week until Christmas cements it for me. In most years they seem to have maybe half a dozen top tier games released at the back end of November, but this year its week after week of releases. Good in a way as you get a little time between game releases to play them. If i ever buy more than one game on a single occasion it usually leads to only one game being given significant attention whilst the other gets a short burst of play before being put on a shelf to be dusted off 12 months later.
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Old 09-29-16, 10:53 AM
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

In years long past I would be paying attention to what comes out in October because of the then-annual TRU b2g1f deal. But now with insane Black Friday deals and Gamerclub and Prime, I can usually wait.

Did that Deus Ex game just not do well? I was surprised it was on sale already.
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Old 09-29-16, 11:25 AM
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

I think the better question is does it knock February out as the best gaming month ever?
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Classic.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Would be nice if Best Buy ran a buy 2 get 1 free in October.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

BB and Target have one just about every year between October and December.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

There are others that I have/will be getting like:
Forza Horizon 3
WWE 2K17
Dead Rising 4
Rockband Rivals

But out of that list:

Own

Battlefield 1
Deus Ex
Mafia 3
No Mans Sky
The Witcher 3

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox)


Waiting for Bargin Bin / EA Access

Dishonored 2
Titanfall 2
Watch Dogs 2
FIFA 2017

Skyrim Remastered
Bioshock Collection
Batman Return to Arkham


Not interested at this time

COD: Modern Warfare Remastered
COD: Infinite Warfare
Destiny: The Collection
Gears of War 4
The Last Guardian
King of Fighters XIV
LEGO Harry Potter Collection (PS4)
PES 2017
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Out of that list the only games I'll be picking up are Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Last Guardian.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Already Own/Preordered :
Forza Horizon 3
Gears of War 4
Rock Band Rivals
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare/Modern Warfare bundle
Battlefront 1 (at my BFF's request, I would have waited for EA Access otherwise)
Final Fantasy 15 Deluxe Edition (with Steelbook/Kingsglave movie)
King of Fighters XV Burn To Fight Edition
No Man's Sky Limited Edition
Deus Ex (rented)

Wait for a sale/EA Access/rental:
Dishonored 2
Mafia 3
Titanfall 2
Watch Dogs 2
The Last Guardian (maybe)

No interest at all:
Soccer games
Every single Remastered release announced for the Fall (excluding Modern Warfare bundled in the new CoD game)
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Preordered:

Forza Horizon 3: Ultimate Edition
Battlefield 1
Gears of War 4

Will probably get myself:

Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Dead Rising 4
(The first two are from Limited Run Games; the last I just don't want to wait until Christmas to play.)

On my birthday / Christmas lists:

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Gravity Rush 2
The Last Guardian
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Titanfall 2

I'll likely get Rock Band Rivals, but it's not a must-have. Infinite Warfare is a possibility.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Here's everything I have pre-ordered for this year:

Rock Band Rivals
Rise of the Tomb Raider
World of Final Fantasy
Shantae Half Genie Hero
The Last Guardian
Paper Mario Color Splash

There will be a ton of digital stuff I buy also but the dates/info usually don't get announced till the week it comes out.
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Old 09-29-16, 05:30 PM
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Isn't Final Fantasy XV coming out, or is that delayed? Persona 5?
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Both. Comes out late November now.
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Isn't Final Fantasy XV coming out, or is that delayed? Persona 5?
Persona 5 is February.
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I'll likely get Rock Band Rivals, but it's not a must-have.
If you are going to eventually get it, you should really preorder it. The preorder comes with 10 bonus songs. After the release date, the game comes with none. $30 for an expansion and 10 songs seems like an okay deal. $30 for the expansion alone -- not so much. Even if the expansion eventually goes on sale for 50% off in a year or so, you still are only about at the same level of value as buying it with a preorder for $30.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

For me -

Own/Will Buy
Forza Horizon 3
Gears of War 4
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
Final Fantasy XV

Depends on Reviews
The Last Guardian
Titanfall 2
Dead Rising 4

Waiting Until Cheaper
Deus Ex
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If you are going to eventually get it, you should really preorder it. The preorder comes with 10 bonus songs. After the release date, the game comes with none. $30 for an expansion and 10 songs seems like an okay deal. $30 for the expansion alone -- not so much.
I just wish it had songs I was excited about.
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

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I think the better question is does it knock February out as the best gaming month ever?
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Re: Is this the most game laden lead up to Christmas Ever?

Actual it's Great Gaming Month EVER!

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game-talk/566001-feb-2010-great-gaming-month-ever.html
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