The 2013 Purchase Thread

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  1. -SD-, Jan 23, 2013
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    macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Well here we are again, it really doesn't seem like 12 months.... the world didn't end, the Wii U was launched and no-one's bothered about the Vita. So, business as usual then.

    What are we all looking forward to hardware and software wise this year then? Are you holding off on a Wii U until there's more games, or are you looking forward to the Orbis and new Xbox?


    On my list so far are probably the last of the current-gen purchases:

    Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma - (PS3) No release date yet unfortunately
    Persona 4: Arena - (PS3) Expected by the end of March
    Ginga Force - (Xbox360) February 14th
    DoDonPachi Saidaioujou - (Xbox360) No date yet, but simultaneous worldwide release, apparently

    And yes, I'm still waiting for Stürmwind on the Dreamcast :rolleyes:

    As for the WiiU:

    Aliens: Colonial Marines
    Rayman
    Lego City: Undercover
    Zelda: Wind Waker HD
    'Yoshi's Yarn' or whatever it ends up being called
    Disney Infinity
    Wonderful 101
    'Mario 3D'

    I think that's enough to keep the kids and myself going for the rest of the year!

    :apple:
     
  2. macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    #2
    Preorders already down;
    Ni No Kuni Wizard's Edition
    Pokemon X/Y
    Persona 4 Golden

    Definitely picking up;
    Beyond: Two Souls
    Windwaker HD
    Any main series Mario game that shows up!
    South Park Stick of Truth
    Lego City Underground
    Rayman Legends
    MGS Peacewalker 2, or whatever that awesome looking game was called

    Maybe;

    Tomb Raider
    (might finally pick up Max Payne 3 as well)
     
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    iMacFarlane

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    #3
    Anticipating the next XBox, hoping for similar architecture with improved capabilities. Could care less about Kinect. Hoping for backwards compatibility with up-sampled graphics (720p to 1080p conversion). The Wii did it with some GC games, so can the XBox, right?

    Games?
    Definitely snatching up:
    - Starcraft II - Heart of the Swarm
    - Bioshock Infinite
    - Tomb Raider

    And, enough procrastinating, I guess I'll finally dig in and play the Mass Effect series. :)
     
  4. MRU
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    #4
    Well so far ths year I've bought

    DMC
    Anarchy Reigns
    Ni No Kuni on PS3

    The Cave
    Ninja Gaiden 3 on Wii U


    Already got these Pre-orders so far

    Rayman Legends
    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    The Wonderful 101
    Pikmin 3
    Lego City Undercover on Wii U


    Sim City on PC/Mac


    TombRaider
    Bioshock Infinite
    South Park the Stick of Truth
    Sly Cooper : Thieves in Time. on PS3




    Will be pre-ordering when available

    Lego Marvel Super Heroes
    WindWaker HD
    Yoshi Epic Yarn
    X. on Wii U


    Beyond : Two Souls
    The 2 of Us. On PS3



    Waiting for reviews on Aliens : Colonial Marines and if it does OK I'll pre-order the Wii U version.


    I suspect Mario / Mario Kart won't make 2013.


    Will probably in all liklihood pick up Disney Infinity too.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Just a few PS3 titles I am looking forward to this year:

    - The Last of Us
    - GTA V
    - Beyond: Two Souls
    - maybe Bioshock Infinite...?

    That's all I can think of right now.

    Still need to pick some of last year's games like Dishonored, Sleeping Dogs and The Walking Dead, so this works out pretty well.

    No new hardware for me. PS4 at some point down the line, but not at launch.
     
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    rezenclowd3

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    I am hoping Metal Gear Rising is good for the PS3. (I would prefer to own all the Metal Gear games for the Sony line).

    Dead Space 3 should be decent for the 360, but am bummed I will have no one to coop with :-(

    I know Starcraft II:HOTS will be good and the change of pace will be welcomed after the orig.

    The new God of War, as I just love how epic they feel. However nothing feels as epic as the first GOW when seeing the Titan with a city on his back.

    Also if Hotline Miami 2 makes it into 2013 I should be quite stoked.
     
  7. MRU
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    #7
    Download the demo ;-)

    I did, and found the controls too complicated for me to get to grips with. Maybe I'm getting too old in the tooth..... :(
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    All PS3 versions

    Metro Last Light
    The Last of Us
    BioShock infinite
    Soul Sacrifice (PSVita)
    Beyond: Two Souls
    Sly Cooper (PSV & PS3)
    God of War
    Guacamelee (PSVita)
    Soul Saviour (PSVita)

    More vita games as they get announced...hopefully.


    Bless
     
  9. peskaa, Jan 26, 2013
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    #9
    PC
    Company of Heroes 2
    SimCity
    The Cave
    Starcraft II - Heart of the Swarm
    Total War 2: Rome
    Bioshock Infinite

    PlayStation 4
    Two PlayStation 4 units
    Three additional DualShock 4 controllers
    Destiny
    Assassins Creed: Black Flag
    Watch Dogs
    Final Fantasy XV
    Kingdom Hearts 3
    InFAMOUS: Second Son
    Transistor

    PlayStation 3
    Ni No Kuni: Wizard's Edition
    The Last of Us
    Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD

    Vita
    Persona 4: Golden
    Final Fantasy X HD
    Final Fantasy X-2 HD

    iOS
    Battle of the Bulge

    3DS
    3DS XL Animal Crossing LE Console

    All the above are bought/pre-ordered :) I am like a small child waiting for Christmas, particularly for March which will bring both SimCity and Company of Heroes II. Nothing pending for the 360 so far, and the Xbox One is about as interesting as fluff.

    The other half and I have confirmed the decision not to purchase a WiiU unless something totally amazeballs happens.
     
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    #10
    Currently not anticipating or planning on anything in particular. I usually buy something though. ;) I've got a 360.
     
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    rezenclowd3

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    #11
    I just tried the demo. I don't like any of the supporting characters. Feels too Resident Evil 4ish to me that way, I just don't care. Thanks for the heads up to the demo. I'll pick it up for $10 later.
     
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  13. mrmarts, Feb 4, 2013
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    macrumors 65816

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    #13
    Heres my list across everything i own.

    Wii U

    Zelda for Wii U
    Zelda The Windwalker HD
    Yoshi's Yarn
    Smash Bros
    Mario Kart
    Next Mario Kart


    Mac

    Sim City
    Napoleon total war
    Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarms

    PS3 not much focusing on the upcoming PS4 now.

    Grand Theft Auto V


    IOS

    Badland
    Toki Tori 2
    Infinity Blade Dungeons
    Touch Grind 2
    Real Racing 3
     
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    PS3

    Dead Space 3
    Aliens: Colonial Marines CE
    Metal Gear Rising CE
    Bioshock Infinite Ultimate Songbird Ed.
    Tomb Raider Survival Ed.
    Last of Us Post-Pandemic Ed.
    Beyond (Can't get enough Ellen Page)
    Dragon Age 3 (Cannot Wait)
    Deadpool (if it comes out this year)


    PSVita

    Ys: Memories of Celceta
    Valhalla Knights 3


    I'm pondering the Fire Emblem 3DS bundle, but because of my jacked up eye my last 3DS made my head hurt and gave me nosebleeds, even in 2D. The nice thing, the 3DS XL doesn't seem to do that to me, so I may pick one up just so I can get Pokemon X.
     
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    I'll be picking up StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm and Wind Waker HD so far. Both look amazing. I really need to find something for my 3DS though, my gf bought me it 2 Christmases ago and after OoT 3D, I've barely touched it...

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    Ground Zeroes? I can't wait for that. The MGS series hasn't let me down yet (except for 2, I try to forget about that one), I'll be getting it day one.
     
  16. MRU
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    Scribblenauts Unlimited has been delayed in Europe for Wii U yet again. Some content has to be removed. I'm guessing 'Nazi' word or something.

    Frig I was looking forward to playing it this week. :(
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    #17


    Phantom Pain:D ...I love MGS even SOL. I can't wait for the next installment but I'm not interested in MGR:R I guess its too much out of the MGS formular.

    Anybody pumped for the Last of Us...the latest video really got me thirsty.


    Bless
     
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    Is MGS: Ground Zeroes coming out this year? If so, it's definitely on my list.

    I love all of them, even MGS2. I wasn't sure about Rising until I played the demo, while the mechanics were weird at first, the story and Kojima's unique characters sold me. In a case of full disclosure, while I love Solid Snake and even Raiden, Naked Snake/Big Boss' character and stories so far have been my favorite of the franchise.
     
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    I just couldn't bring myself to finish SoL, I found it so disappointing. :( MGS3, on the other hand, was the perfect antidote. It's still tied with Peace Walker as my favourite MGS games.
    I think they said it'll be released in 2013, which means we'll see it in late 2014 or early 2015. ;)
     
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    rezenclowd3

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    #20
    Just picked up AntiChamber.

    I find it to be an excellent puzzle FPS, but damn it gives me a headache. Don't know why some games do that, and others don't.
     
  21. macrumors 68020

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    GTA V.

    And we'll see what the next-gen consoles will bring.
     
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    My Metal Gear Rising art book showed up yesterday. I love the technology and world that Kojima invented.

    Yeah, I totally understand the truths of Kojima-time, at least it's not Valve-time. ;)
     
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    #23
    Hardware:
    iPad mini (if it gets retina display)

    Games:
    FIFA 14

    But will wait for E3 etc before deciding on any more.
    PS4 will hopefully be exciting, but will probably be a 2014 purchase.
     
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    rezenclowd3

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    +1

    I really want XBMC on it, but that requires jailbreaking.
     
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So here we are in May, and a few things have changed....

    Finally, after a good two years of waiting, the regular and Limited Editions of Sturmwind for the Dreamcast have arrived. Huzzah, I can strike that off the list at last.

    Persona 4 Arena also made it out after a nine month delay. I preordered the Collectors Edition directly from Zen United, only to find out a couple of days later that GAME were offing a funky yellow 12" soundtrack vinyl as their preorder bonus for the regular edition. So I got that too :D

    DoDonPachi Saidaioujou is no longer getting a worldwide release, but CAVE have made the Japanese version region-free, which is awesome. That's out at the end of the month on the 360 along with Shooting Love: XIIZeal & DeltaZeal, which is also import friendly. And in a very strange turn of events, Ketsui is getting a PS3 release, which is cool as the 360 version of that is region locked.

    Still no word on a release date for the new BlazBlue instalment though :(

    As for the WiiU, well, that's been a complete cock-up to be honest. Hopefully Nintendo are going to announce wonderful things next month and maybe even confirm what's definitely going to be out for Xmas. Lego City is awesome, so is Sonic Racing, but I didn't get into Monster Hunter like I hoped I would.
     

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