So, I posed the question a bit ago asking if any game-related content was acquired (or received) for the holidays. We used to have really, really small Christmas Days several years ago. I was going to school, making minimum wage with some kids - not a recipe for lots of presents. Since then? We try to spoil a bit more around the holidays - especially since our younger 2 have birthdays right around the holiday. We did really well for the munchkins on that front I think (yay for my promotion earlier this year and a nice Christmas bonus from work, plus my wife doing well with her online business), so here it is:
My oldest is not much of a gamer, but she loves the Kingdom Hearts series, so I picked up the Game Boy Advance game for her DS Lite, since she has never gotten to play that particular game. She has also gotten interested in the storylines of Bioshock and Zelda titles due to her girlfriend who is a big gamer and loves both series of games. As such, I picked up Bioshock 1 for the PS3 and Zelda: Twilight Princess for her. She's also quite fond of the Sims games, so I snagged her Sims 3 for her DS.
My youngest still loves Pokemon above all, so I have some cards coming to her on that front. She is also a huge fan of Little Big Planet. I got her part 2 - though as a birthday present (her birthday is 2 days after Christmas). I also nabbed her Lego Batman (she loves the Lego games). On top of that? Well, with the fact her birthday is right next to Christmas, she is getting spoiled a bit, with a green DSi, a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game, Pokemon Black and Epic Mickey.
My son's the biggest gamer of the group - by far. For his birthday, which is in a couple of weeks, I'm going to set him up with a Steam account, and probably get him a couple of games for it. Knowing him, they'll be FPS like Left for Dead 2 or killing floor. He knows this is coming. I picked him up a title on Black Friday he wanted too, but since he is the only member of my house to actually ever read my blog? Can't post that just yet here (even though he very rarely reads it, I don't want to chance it). I'll reveal that one in a couple of weeks. Odd are by then, he'll have picked up one or two more games with his birthday and Christmas cash (my guess? he'll pick up Modern Warfare 3 on the PS3).
For Christmas itself though, he got Battlefield 3, Batman Arkham City, Chrono Trigger for the DS, Golden Sun for the DS and Bioshock 2 for the PS3.
Any fun games or toys to report from readers? :)
Gaming thoughts... Holiday Games - Part 2
December 27, 2011 christmas , game , gifts , holiday , little big planet , pokemon , princess , twilight , video , zelda