Conversations with IrishPride Episode 7

Ouch, My Wallet Hurts!
Hello everyone and welcome to Episode 7 of Conversations with IrishPride!  I hope you have had a good week and have a safe and wonderful Labor Day Weekend!  No three day weekend for me since I work every Saturday.  Yes, I would like some cheese with this wine.  Anyway, today I'm going to talk about how it's a great time to be a gamer but on the flipside, why it's a horrible time to be a gamer.
It seems like every year that once the new iteration of Madden is released; there are a bunch of excellent titles on the horizon.  The dull summer video game releases are over and the fall/holiday portion of the calendar will release a multitude of strong titles.  Just for fun, I was checking week by week for what new releases were coming out.  I was stunned that from this week all the way to the week of November 20th, there is at least one game I would like to have.  That doesn't make my wallet happy; nor my financial responsibilities.  But as a gamer, I'm ecstatic!  Well, without further ado, here is a list of video games that I want to own, broken down by week.  And just for shits and giggles, I decided to post how much these games would cost me and at the very end of the post I totaled the final price if I were to but all the games on release date.
Week of August 28, Week Total: $59.99
  • Madden 12, XBOX 360 ($59.99)          
Week of September 4, Week Total: $199.96
  • Dead Island, PC ($49.99)
  • Resistance 3, PS3 ($59.99)
  • Warhammer 40k: Space Marine, PC ($49.99)
  • Star Fox 64 3D, 3DS ($39.99)
Week of September 11, Week Total: $99.98
  • NHL 12, XBOX 360 ($59.99)
  • God of War: Origins Collection, PS3 ($39.99)
Week of September 18, Week Total: $94.98
  • Gears of War 3, XBOX 360 ($59.99)
  • Kirby: Mass Attack, DS ($34.99)
Week of September 25, Week Total: $59.99
  • Fifa Soccer 12, XBOX 360 ($59.99)
Week of October 2, Week Total: $119.98
  • Rage, PC ($59.99)
  • Dark Souls, PS3 ($59.99)
Week of October 9, Week Total: $99.98
  • Forza Motorsport 4, XBOX 360 ($59.99)
  • Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns, 3DS ($39.99)
Week of October 16, Week Total: $59.99
  • Batman: Arkham City, PS3 ($59.99)
Week of October 23, Week Total: $109.98
  • Battlefield 3, PC ($59.99)
  • Kirby's Return to Dreamland, Wii ($49.99)
Week of October 30, Week Total: $119.98
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, PS3 ($59.99)
  • Lord of the Rings: War in the North, XBOX 360 ($59.99)
Week of November 6, Week Total: $209.96
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, PC ($59.99)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PC ($59.99)
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, PS3 ($49.99)
  • Cave Story 3D, 3DS ($39.99)
Week of November 13, Week Total: $139.97
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations, PC ($49.99)
  • Saint's Row: The Third, PC ($49.99)
  • Super Mario 3D Land, 3DS ($39.99)
Week of November 20, Week Total: $49.99
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Wii ($49.99)
Grand Total: $1,424.73
Yikes!  That's a lot of video games and a lot of Benjamin's!  Why can't we have some of these games be released during the summer!  Obviously, I'm going to have to pick and choose what games I really want, because there is no way I'm going to spend over 1400 dollars.  So like I said: it's a great time to be a gamer and it's the worst time to be a gamer, unless you're independently wealthy, which I am not.
That does it for episode 7 of CwIP.  Enjoy the holiday weekend and until next time, you can send me money to buy these game :)