Itâ€™s a new year, and that means making resolutions. As there are 366 days in 2012 though, weâ€™ll save the really hard ones – like sweating it out on the Kinect for at least 30 minutes a day – for 2013.
Matt is up first with his:
Stop buying sports games, no matter how cheap they are. Over the past few years Iâ€™ve picked up a few Xbox 360 sports games for literally pocket change, even though Iâ€™m not a massive sports fan. There are a few exceptions like NBA Jam, but theyâ€™re far between. The ones I find cheap usually get played for two hours at the most and itâ€™s rarely a pleasurable two hours. Most are quite hard to get the achievements out of too, so thatâ€™s quite enough of that.
Buy more new copies of games instead of pre-owned. When buying a pre-owned game, the retailer takes 100% of the money â€“ the publisher and developer receive nothing. By buying new games everybody gets a fair cut and a stronger chance to stay in business. If the difference between buying new and second-hand is only two or three pounds, which is usually the case in the likes of GAME, then from now on Iâ€™ll be paying the extra.
And a couple from Jake:
Play Panzer Dragoon Orta. And that’s by no means the only game from the last console generation I have yet to get around to playing. It’s inexcusable. I’ve had some of these games for getting on for ten years. Virtually a decade. Usually bought at about this time of year in the sales, then put on a shelf to gather dust. I’m getting angry at myself just thinking about it.
Don’t try to play every iPhone game that sounds interesting. It’s tempting to try to keep up with every move and shake on the App Store, but it’s impossible – there’s just too much. I’ve already got numerous screens full of games that I’ve not played properly. Play fewer games, more – that has to be my motto for 2012.