Weekly pick-ups: Week 112!

Only two games this week and both have the number ‘2’ in their title so you know what time it is; sequel time!

State of Decay 2 (Xbox One)

The first State of Decay was a very solid zombie survival game but it had one glaring weakness; no multiplayer. They fixed that in the sequel and they added a bunch of new features to keep you busy. It’s also released for a budget price (€30) which sweetens the deal even more.

Steamworld Dig 2 (PS4)

I’ve never played the first Steamworld Dig game and I didn’t know much about this sequel but the trailer in combination with the budget price made me buy it. I’ve played it for about 2 hours now and it’s a really fun action/platform game with a bit of humor.

What’s your favorite Xbox One exclusive game? Let me know in the comments!

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Weekly pick-ups: Week 106!

Microsoft dominates this weeks edition of ‘Weekly pick ups’! I get games for three different Microsoft systems and a PS4 game manages to sneak in to make a last minute appearance! 

Rad Rodgers (Xbox One)

I got this one because it was very cheap (€20) on release and so far it has been exactly what I thought it would be; a budget platform game. It’s nothing special but it’s definitely fun and the low price makes it an easy pick up.

Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo Elements of Power and Fable III (Xbox 360).

These three were pretty high on my ‘wanted’ list and I found them all for a very good price (Perfect Dark was €2 and Kameo and Fable III were around €7 each). Can’t wait to play some deathmatch games against bots on Perfect Dark!

Brute Force, Oddworld Munch’s Oddysee, Unreal II and Need for Speed Underground (Xbox)

Found these in a thrift store for €3/€4 each. I haven’t played any of them (well, I did play Need for Speed Underground but who hasn’t?) but I look forward to checking them out.

Kromaia Omega (PS4)

I’m a bit of a sucker for shoot em up games (Ikaruga, R-Type, …) so I got this to feed my shoot em up needs. The game isn’t exactly what I thought it would be but it isn’t bad. You might want to check out some YouTube video’s before buying it though.

What’s your favorite Microsoft console? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 85!

This week features the biggest haul ever; I bought a ‘new’ console, some games and a couple of new figurines! 

Gears Of War 12017 Marcus Fenix Action Figure + Gears of War 3 3/4 Inch Marcus Scale Figure

I’m currently playing through the Gears of War games again and I really wanted a GOW figure. I found these two of Marcus Fenix on Amazon for a decent price. I’m probably going to display the bigger one and keep the smaller Neca one in the package.

Call of Duty, Call of Duty United Offensive, Shovel Knight and Rally Authentic Simulation Big Box

Normally I prefer my PC games to be digital (because of the lack of re-sel value) but when they are this cheap I just can’t resist. I got Call of Duty and the expansion for €1 each at a thrift store. I found the big box at the same thrift store for €0.75 and Shovel Knight I got for €0.80. A really good deal for these games if you ask me. I already owned Shovel Knight on the PS4 but the game is just too good to pass up.

PS2 (2 controllers and 2 memory cards were included) + Carry Case + SSX Tricky + 50 Cent Bulletproof + Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2

Initially the plan was to buy a controller and a video cable for my PS One so that I could play on it. But then I found a PS2 + Carry Case + 2 controllers + SSX Tricky + 2 memory cards + Network Adapter (with all the discs/information) for €33 including shipping. I bought it because now I can play my PS1 games on my PS2 and I can buy some of my all time favorite PS2 games. I then went to a thrift store and found 50 cent Bulletproof and Smash Court tennis for €3.50 each. I’m not going to go too crazy with the PS2 games but I’ll look around to find games that I enjoyed as a kid.

 

What’s the best thing you ever got from a thrift store? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 83!

You know that special feeling when you buy a new console? Well, I experienced that this week!

Xbox One S 1 TB + Forza Horizon 3 + Quantum Break + Halo Wars 2 + Gears of War Ultimate Edition + Halo The Master Chief Collection

I wanted a Xbox One for a long time but I never really found one for a decent price. But that changed when I found a Xbox One S 1TB + Forza Horizon 3 + Quantum Break pack for €288. That pack was especially good because I’m only going to use my Xbox One to play exclusive games (console exclusives also count). I then went out and bought Halo Wars 2 (€19,99 new), Gears of War Ultimate Edition (€9, new) and the Halo Master Chief Collection (€24,99 used).  A lot of gaming for a relatively small price. And yes, I know that the Xbox One X is coming out in the very near future but I just couldn’t pass up this deal.

What’s your favorite ‘this gen’ console? Let me know in the comments!