2013 was another very interesting year for video games. Reboots, new console launches and the subject of DRM among other things. Plus it was a year I personally learned that retro gaming is just as important as modern games, game collecting can become a full time and expensive hobby, branching out into more different ways of gaming can be fun plus much more. So it was an interesting choice of picks when I sat down to write almost all the games I played this year, and what I would ultimately pick as my favorite ones of 2013.
While most people/sites will only put games that were released this year, I don’t get to everything as soon as I would like too. Plus being a game collector and retro gamer, I sometimes discover and play games that were released years ago. So this list will contain the best and noticeable games that I played during the year in no particular order. Except the final game which is marked as my Game of the Year of 2013.
Some people collect coins, other stamps. I collect video games.
It’s amazing what you can do with money, especially when on a budget. After all, we really need to stretch out that dollar as much as we can these days.
Returning back to my local “flea” market, I told myself that I would pick something up this time, but I would only limit my video game spending too around twenty dollars. After all, I needed to take into consideration funds for my mini donuts while I’m there. This also provided a challenge, I would have to think hard about what I was going to get before I purchased. (more…)
Some people have their stamps, some have coins. I collect video games. And at times even some video game related materials if I seem interested in them. Now while I’m nowhere near to the collection of a Pete Dorr or others on that level, but I’m always out looking for old and/or various games. Some I played in my childhood, rented and never bought, or those games that I always heard about but never had a chance to play. And as much as I’d love to spend $200 plus for that still sealed copy of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 for the PlayStation 2, the economy and life doesn’t always have that in the cards. Instead I tend to focus on buying games, in good condition at least, that I will play at some time or another (can you say backlog). (more…)