Merc Shots: Gamers go for broke in September!

| August 28, 2011 | Reply


Welcome to Merc Shots, hopefully a biweekly article where I briefly discuss non-review related gaming issue.

Today, I’d like to talk about the beginning of the gamer holiday season.  Starting with the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, we are starting to see a sudden string of potentially great games being released by various developers.  Let’s take a look at a few of the titles that are on my radar:

Aug. 23:  Dues Ex

Aug. 30:  Madden NFL 12, Bodycount, Sims Medieval: Pirates and Nobles

Sept 6:  Dead Island, Might and Magic Heroes VI, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Sept 20:  Gears of War 3

Sept 27:  Fifa Soccer 12

Now, if you are someone like myself, you’ve already preordered a few titles, included SWTOR and are wondering “Where am I going to get the money for all the games I want!?”.  For me the answer was simple, I’m not.  Instead, I am picking a few titles that I feel are a must have and the rest I am waiting for Steam sales, trade in some of the old games I don’t play anymore or just wait for another pay check.  We will see as I fight to get a review out for almost every game listed.

Hopefully most of you are a specific type of gamer: FPS, RTS, RPG or Sport Sim.  This will help limit your urge to buy certain games and maybe keep some cash in your wallet for the true upcoming holiday season.  However for the rest of us, it looks like we are about to go for broke throughout September.

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Merc has been an avid gamer for many years.  Starting with Wolfenstein 3D, Xwing vs Tie Fighter and even some classic MUDs like Terris, he has continued his life long hobby by playing a large variety of game types.

He has had a wide range of experience in the gaming community; having hosted and competed in prequalifiers for the World Cyber Games and the CPL/CAL tournaments.

Merc now writes reviews for currently out video games as well as commentary on the community as a whole.