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So… What Games Are You Going To Buy, Avoid?

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In the wise words of that psycho Tyler Durden, “We are defined by the choices we make”.

That crazy time of the year is finally upon us and our wallets are cringing in fear as we salivate over the awesome list of titles that are going to be hitting shelves from now until the end of the year.

This got us interested in what our readers are actually looking forward to. There are tons of great looking games coming but as we all know, some can just be a big ball of hype with nothing to back them up.

Money doesn’t grow on trees (or so we are told) which means that we sit with the dilemma of having which titles to leave behind.

We call on our readers to hit us with some comments and tell us what games you are all going to be buying and possibly even which games you will specifically not be buying and for what reason.

My list is looking pretty scary.

Last Updated: October 9, 2009


  1. Geoff

    October 9, 2009 at 13:09

    Getting : Borderlands, Brutal Legend, Uncharted 2

    Not getting : Forza, Fifa, GH5

    So many games, too little times. and money. 🙁


  2. LazySAGamer

    October 9, 2009 at 13:21

    Modern Warfare 2, New Super Mario Bros

    I don’t think I could live without those 2…


  3. Geoff

    October 9, 2009 at 13:23

    Oh right…my list was just the stuff coming out THIS MONTH.

    i don;t want to even contemplate the rest of the year.


  4. Flamebaitboy

    October 9, 2009 at 13:30

    Well I am definitely getting MW2, ACII, Forza 3, OF : DR, and next year Splinter Cell:Conviction.


  5. evilredzombie

    October 9, 2009 at 13:31

    I honestly don’t know… so may I want …
    MW2, Uncharted 2, Fallout 3 GOTY, so many more


  6. fred

    October 9, 2009 at 13:35

    Revenge of the sequels : Modern warfare 2 , Uncharted 2 , already got Dirt2.


  7. ClericZA

    October 9, 2009 at 13:37

    Starting with Brutal Legend, then gonna have to decided between Borderlands or MW2 (the loser gets bought in December).
    GTA4 – Ballad Of Gay Tony

    On hold, will buy later
    Super Mario Bros Wii
    Dragon Age
    Forza 3

    GH5 (even though I’ve 5-starred my way thru all the others) as I’m kinda Guitar Heroe’d out at the moment.
    Tekken 6

    Happy fun times


  8. Jimmytheediblewyrm

    October 9, 2009 at 13:40

    Getting: Dragon Rising, Borderlands, Forza Motorsport 3, Modern Warfare 2, Splinter Cell Conviction.

    Hoping to get: Brutal Legend

    Avoiding: GH5, DJ hero, Fifa.


  9. eXp

    October 9, 2009 at 13:44

    Getting : MW2, SC:C, GTAIV:BOGT

    Might get : AC2, Brutal Leg.

    Avoiding : Forza3, Any Final Fantasy game ever made


  10. Felicity

    October 9, 2009 at 13:45

    Uncharted 2+MW2


  11. XboxPirate

    October 9, 2009 at 13:46

    :pirate: As your “PS3 is South Africa’s HD Console of Choice” article states piracy is huge on the xbox. And with that said I will be getting every game released this year and will not have to leave my house (other than to get disks) :pirate: Now before you bash me, I once had 52 originals all bought new. So in a way I feel I have paid my due. And another reason I do not purchase originals anymore but rather download them is that I feel we are being ripped off with the current price of games. When they return to a more reasonable price tag I might stop ripping them off in return :pirate:


  12. Nick

    October 9, 2009 at 13:56

    U2, Brutal Legend, Borderlands, Ratchet, Demon Souls import, Dragon Age Origins, COD MW2, Metroid Trilogy import, AC2 and AC PSP, GTA Chinatown Wars PSP.

    What i would like but cant afford… The Saboteur, Dead Space extraction ( Might be a bit to short), Halo ODST ( Doesn’t seem like enough content for the price ), Left 4 Dead 2 ( Again doesnt seem like enough content for the price), LBP PSP and motorstorm Arctic Edge PSP. I might get all these games when they are cheaper though and if the reviews for the ones that haven’t released yet come out and are good.


  13. easy

    October 9, 2009 at 14:01

    and people like me have to pay the higher prices because of shagknuckles like yourself. if you can’t afford it, you can’t have it… its very simple.

    no excuses!


  14. fred

    October 9, 2009 at 14:04

    ‘Paid my due’ …. that is funny … :sick:


  15. XboxPirate

    October 9, 2009 at 14:12

    😎 I can afford it, I just choose not to. Hey it is my decision, it is like everyone who bought a wii & PS3, they made that decision (although the PS3 slim is now worth it.) I am not gonna bash them for their stupidity, I will just let them be. If it makes you feel any better I do pay for the bandwidth I download all my games with :pirate:


  16. janrik

    October 9, 2009 at 14:15

    I do not fully agree with you, but I do see your point and yes we are being raped by the local distros compared to our American and European cousins.

    Will prolly get all the games, except for the sports titles.


  17. Nick de Bruyne

    October 9, 2009 at 14:17

  18. theturk

    October 9, 2009 at 14:18

    MUST get for me:

    Forza 3
    GTA Episodes from Liberty City
    Modern Warfare 2

    Bioshock 2 might have been on the list if it wasn’t delayed.

    Nothing else is more important to me. I’ll just wait and see which games look attractive after the holiday rush once their prices have dropped a bit (Dead Rising 2?).


  19. Dave

    October 9, 2009 at 14:19

    Getting Modern Warfare 2 and Borderlands.

    Not getting anything else ’til laaaaaaater… in 2010.


  20. XboxPirate

    October 9, 2009 at 14:25

    😉 I read it this morning..


  21. Sketch

    October 9, 2009 at 14:26

    Definately getting Uncharted 2 and Ratchet ACIT.. Still undecided on Asassin’s Creed 2.. will wait for some reviews first.. Hope it’s better than the first one.


  22. XboxPirate

    October 9, 2009 at 14:29

    I dont agree with you, if anything I helped you bring down prices as I would spend about R2000 a month on games.

    And on the other hand maybe I am helping you bring down the price of titles now because sales are decreasing and the retailers will therefore drop prices in a bid to increase sales.


  23. ewie

    October 9, 2009 at 14:30

    getting borderlands, and dragon age.

    Thinking about forza 3 (If i can remap the pedals).


  24. easy

    October 9, 2009 at 14:37

    sure… thanks for enlightening me. gonna send out an email to my clients and tell them not to pay me because i’ve gone all ‘robin hood’ and want decreases prices… WTF!

    lay off the bong pal, its not doing you any favours


  25. Pollynator

    October 9, 2009 at 14:45

    Getting: Borderlands, Tekken 6, Forza 3, Modern Warfare 2

    Not Getting (for now): Dragon Age, Operation FlashPoint 2 (althought it does look good… hmmm)


  26. SPARK ZA

    October 9, 2009 at 15:05

    No doubt about the best game in the world: MW2

    Mayb if i’m allowed and impressed by friends reviws: FiFa


  27. SPARK ZA

    October 9, 2009 at 15:07

    Definitely best title ever aka MW2

    mayb fifa


  28. Maxiviper

    October 9, 2009 at 15:13

    I am getting: Uncharted 2 , Operation Flashpoint 2

    later I’ll get: Forza 3, Borderlands, MW2, Assasins Creed 2.


  29. Milesh Bhana

    October 9, 2009 at 15:21

    Getting: Brutal Legend, Forza 3, MW2 and Assasins Creed 2

    Later/Skip: GH5, Tekken 6, Uncharted 2, Borderlands, Dragon Age


  30. Nick de Bruyne

    October 9, 2009 at 15:23

    Since playing Borderlands at rAge, I am counting the minutes until I get to play it again


  31. ewie

    October 9, 2009 at 15:33

    It is on pre order, so if you need co-op partner just shout.


  32. lans

    October 9, 2009 at 15:41

    Uncharted 2, Dirt 2 , Tekken 6

    Avoiding Forza 3, GH5, Beatles RockBand and psp games


  33. SlippyMadFrog

    October 9, 2009 at 15:55

    I see you more like an attention whore than a pirate…


  34. SenatorTod

    October 9, 2009 at 16:04

    got recently: Batman, Dirt2
    Getting: GH5, Brutal Legend, Borderlands, Dragon Age
    Later: Operation Flashpoint 2
    Avoiding: Forza, Fifa, MW2, AC2, Tekken


  35. koldFU5iON

    October 9, 2009 at 16:28

    It hurts me to think that you reckon the local distro’s are all at fault here. but this is perhaps an argument for a later date.

    Personally I’m looking forward to MW2, Uncharted 2, Borderlands, and definitly SCC next year.


  36. Dark

    October 9, 2009 at 16:50

    XboxPirate Im just gonna go steal someones car maybe yours because you know what, its so much cheaper in the states and I feel the local car manufacturers are ripping us off. Dude your theory just doesnt have legs. You probably dont care, but somewhere deep down there you know what your doing is wrong and in my mind Ill just lump you in the same camp as all the other criminals that give our beautiful country a bad name. And one day if you get there, your probably the type that will teach your kids the same and say hey Crime is cool man go for it.

    Thats my Friday rant I feel better 🙂 To all the other Lazygamers have a GREAT weekend !!


  37. Vamp

    October 9, 2009 at 18:05

    There really aren’t that many games to choose from.
    Getting MW2 obviously, AC2 and then waiting patiently
    for SC:C (this one can’t come fast enough)


  38. XboxPirate

    October 9, 2009 at 18:24

    Firstly you would still get paid if you decrease the prices. Secondly you might get some extra business from a positive word of mouth comment here and there.

    Finally I am not asking to get games for free, just for a fair retail price. Xbox 360 games should ever cost the same as a PS3 game for instance (Blu-Ray disc price vs DVD+DL price). This issue could go on forever :sleeping:

    Bottom line is until games become worth the cost price I will continue to attain them through the cheapest option. I do feel bad for the developers, but there should be stronger regulations over price fixing & price inflating. (Think of it as a boycott with benefits :whistle: )


  39. Vamp

    October 9, 2009 at 18:33

    And Mass Effect 2 (sorry Sheppard)
    Dark Void is next year’s worries as well.


  40. Potty391

    October 9, 2009 at 18:55

    I’ll try to get Modern Warfare 2, Fifa 10 (for the 4 player offline play), Borderlands, Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising, Stalker Call of Pripyat (if that ever gets to SA), Tropico 3 (depending on if its good), Forza 3, Brutal Legend, Dragon Age Origins, Assassin’s Creed 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Avatar, and then theres alot of other games coming out next year…. theres never enough money to buy games…


  41. Fighthall

    October 9, 2009 at 19:10

    Modern Warfare 2
    Tropico 3
    Tekken 6
    DJ Hero
    Uncharted 2
    Assassins Creed 2
    Splinter Cell Conviction
    Star Craft 2
    GT 5
    Left for Dead 2 (perhaps)

    These are the games ill eventually get, most of the console games would probably be second hand… I cant justify buying new ps3 games unless its got a super long replay.


  42. LazySAGamer

    October 9, 2009 at 23:22

    If you think they are not worth the price then don’t play them. Your justification is juvenile at best.

    It’s not a boycott it’s theft, there is no way around it.


  43. Nick de Bruyne

    October 12, 2009 at 05:18

    There really aren’t that many games to choose from.
    Getting MW2 obviously, AC2 and then waiting patiently
    for SC:C (this one can’t come fast enough)

    Aren’t that many to choose from? Seriously?


  44. Q121

    October 12, 2009 at 10:54

    Forza and Modern warfare 2…

    Will get borderlands and Guitar Hero 5 for christmas


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