I bought an Xbox 360 last night. Woo! This was the gift I promised to myself when our game was ready for launch. Though maybe I jumped the gun a bit, I just couldn't wait to play Dead Space. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that the stores are not getting Dead Space until today!
Fortunately, the nice boys at Cheap Ass Gamer reported on the excellent "buy 2, get 1 free" Toys R Us sale that is currently going down. I bought GTA IV and Force Unleashed, selecting Bioshock as my free game. Even though Bioshock is currently priced at $40, I decided to get it because: a) it was free, and b) there's been a lot of talk in development circles lately about the hard facts regarding used game sales. So I decided to buy the game new and support the developer (and Toys R Us) instead of GameStop.
Anyhoo, my plan is to return Force Unleased for Dead Space. What I'm also debating is whether or not I return GTA IV for Fable II when it comes out next week. I don't know how I'm going to have time for all these games. But if Fable gets some good writeups, I think I might skip another 100 hours in Liberty City for a new tour of Albion.