PS4 pre-orders drying up? Posts at Digitally Downloaded and a few more Gaming Thoughts

It has been a crazy couple of weeks in my neck of the woods. Lots of activities with the family, lots of games rolling my way, and still trying to get lots of posts out. I figured I would make a few quick plugs here for things Digitally Downloaded, mention what I was currently playing and recently beaten, and also share a report I just read about the PlayStation 4.

To kick things off, it looks like Gamestop may not be taking any more PlayStation 4 preorders. Given that quite a few other sites had already quit taking them weeks ago, this is not a huge surprise - if anything Gamestop held up longer than most. Mine's completely paid for, with a second controller - something else I had read may wind up a bit scarce around release time. Excellent news for Sony - it seems that despite the 180 Microsoft pulled, Sony still has the lion's share of the momentum at this point. I find myself wondering if the Wii U will be seeing price cuts or special bundles around November when the PS4 and Xbox One release? That is a point I have been speculating on with my son. It seems like Nintendo will have to do something, but what?

Moving on, I would like to make a quick plug for another site I write for, Digitally Downloaded. I do sometimes put up reviews for games that I review here, though I try to write them up in a completely different fashion. Here I break things down into four categories and assign scores on a scale of one to ten, while there I try to keep the review a bit more conversational and score it from one to five stars. Some quick examples of what you might see of mine over there:

- Another review of Project X Zone
- A quick article about Lebron James and NBA 2K14
- And I do lots of screenshot/game previews, like these for Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2 and Drakengard 3

So while there is some overlap with what I do here on this site, I tend to do some different things over there as well. We have also recently added a forum, so if you like to chat about games (and if you are here and reading and not immediate family - thanks to my dad and wife who sometimes poke in - then odds are that is exactly what you're looking for), then stop by and see if it is for you.

I have had no shortage of games over the last few weeks - as evidenced by reviews for Super Splatters, Project X Zone and Magic 2014. Persona 4 Golden is on its last legs - I am so close to beating that one. I recently beat The Last of Us and have spent some quality time with Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (my son has been roping me into playing it quite a bit lately) - so expect reviews on all three of those soon. I just started God of War: Ascension last night and plugged through about a fifth of it already and am over halfway to completing Time and Eternity as well.

What have you been playing? Any titles coming out soon you are excited for? Tales of Xillia, Dragon's Crown, NCAA 14 and Shin Megami Tensei IV are all on my radar - whether or not I will be getting to any or all right away remains to be seen. As always, thanks for stopping by!
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