Over the weekend I’ve done my fair share of video game playing, the most fun of which was easily several hours of playing four player New Super Mario Bros. on the Wii. With the great selection of new games that have come out this Fall, it seems natural that Dave asked last week about which games all of you are playing. Dragon Age: Origins is clearly the most popular with 80% of you playing it, Assassin’s Creed 2 came in a distant second with 38%, and Borderlands in third with 29%. Left 4 Dead 2, New Super Mario Bros, and Modern Warfare 2 all came in around the 20% range, and several commentors mentioned Batman: Arkham Asylum and Uncharted 2 as games they’re playing.
This week December is officially upon us, and with it comes the full force of the holiday season and all of the shopping that implies. I find it a shame that ordering RPG books online from places like Amazon is so much cheaper then it would be if I were to go to my local game store. That’s not the only problem though, unfortunately all of the stores around my area have one problem or another that makes them less than my ideal for a gaming store, if that weren’t the case I’d most likely patronize them more regularly. That being the case, I go to a game store in my area only several times in a year. I’m interested in seeing how often all of you go to your local game stores.
Please share with us your thoughts on your local game store, what they do right or wrong, why you go there as often (or not) as you do, or even just share the name and location of the store with us and we’ll pay it a visit if we’re ever in town!