Sunday, August 17, 2008

Kid-Friendly Games, Parent-Friendly Prices (and a question or two for readers...)

Apparently Toys-R-Us is having a 'buy one Xbox 360 game, get another xbox 360 game half-price' sale this week, August 17-23.

Quick note: The "half-off" discount applies to whatever game has a lower in-store price, so it's probably best to buy a couple of high-price recently released games with this deal. Moreover, you can't buy a copy of Beautiful Katamari ($7.68 in-store right now) and expect to get a half-price discount on the $160 Rock Band bundle.

In my case, I'll probably pick up Soul Calibur IV - I'm a big fan of the series, but Namco's treatment of the franchise, especially with this new iteration, has made me somewhat angry (scantily clad female characters, for example, dominate this game), so I decided that I wouldn't buy the game unless I could get it for cheap. I want very much to play the game, but I figure that "voting with my dollar"
as a matter of priniciple is more important.

Has anyone ever had a similar experience where you really want to play/buy a new game, but some morally objectionable content dissuades you from doing so? What would you do in such a situation?


Anonymous said...

Andy, speaking of Kid-friendly... why don't you make me be a offical blogging person like Matt is!?!

P.S. That way, I won't have to do this anonymous stuff all the time!


Andy Kirchoff said...


if you have an google account (ask Tim or Joe to help you!), I can add you to the "list" without delay.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree, I will not support a game with money if it "has gone over to the dark side". I life FSPs, and puzzles and board etc. I too was in a store where the mother said to her little boy, "Go ahead and pick anything out for your birthday." What did the kid pick up? The great car theft which is now in version four I believe. I was in shock and realized quite quickly also that some parents are clueless. I have been playing FSP since the first Laura Tombraider came out.