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A spending spree!

On Monday, my brother surprised me by asking to buy my old PC that I don't use anymore since I've got my much better laptop. He asked how much I wanted for it, so I said $500. He was happy with that, I was happy with that, and today I got that money. And almost immediately I spent it all. My bad. Here's a list of my swag:

- 6 volumes (3-8) of Suzuka
- Red Dead Redemption pre-order
- Assassin's Creed 2
- Just Cause 2
- Mirror's Edge
- Fracture
- Turok
- Bionic Commando

Now I know those last 3 are a bit on the average side, but I've been wanted to play them for a while, and Gametraders had a buy 2 get 1 free deal going on, so I decided to take them up on it. On top of that, I also got a present for my better half, though that will remain a secret until she gets it!

I'm also super excited about my manga purchases. Though, due to the whole volcano barf thing going on in Europe, they won't ship for a while. It's annoying, but also more exciting, since I already bought 6 volumes last week. This shipping delay means that I'll be getting 12 volumes all at once! Exciting!!!

But now comes the hard part... what to play first?!

Into Oblivion

So, on Friday I finally picked up Oblivion on the 360. Sadly it wasn't the GOTY edition, but when I saw it for $25 in EB I couldn't resist. I've been playing it pretty much non-stop, and wow... What can I say about it that hasn't been said before? It's awesome. It combines everything I loved about Fallout 3 with an engaging fantasy environment. Love it. I think I'm somewhere near the end of the main storyline, though I've still got tons of sidequests left to do. I should probably take it slowly, since it will be the last new game I get until Red Dead Redemption. After that's done I'll probably start on the Oblivion DLC, which will cost me a bundle. 2400 MS points for Shivering Isles alone! I'm told it's worth it though, and I'm inclined to believe that!