XCOM: Enemy Unknown & Wii U pre-order

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I am going write in the exact opposite direction my title suggests.

Yesterday I walked into the Game Stop in Gaylord (not my proudest moment because I am not a huge fan of Game Stop) but I wanted to get XCOM for ps3 and didn’t want to wait for it to come in the mail. While I was walking around I decided to take a shot and ask if they were still taking pre-orders for the Wii U. I know the Wii U is sold out of pre-orders all over but let me explain my rationale.

Remember late last year when Zelda Skyward Sword came out fo the Wii? Well they had a limited edition bundle with a golden Wii remote with the triforce symbol on it that included wii motion plus. It was sold out all over and I stopped at every single store in Midland that might have a video game section. Nobody had it. So I call my mom to complain and she happens to be at a wal-mart in northern MI. A few minutes after we had ended our call I saw her calling me back. She had walked into the video game section and sure enough found a copy of the limited edition bundle!

Fast forward to yesterday. I was thinking that perhaps nobody up north was interested in the Wii U and I might luck out and get a pre-order. That was not the case, but apparently Game Stops are taking names for a pre-order wait-list.  The more people on the wait-list the higher the likelihood they will get some more consoles in before Christmas. So shamefully I caved in and signed up for the power up rewards card they shove down your throat so I could get on the wait-list.

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I then purchased a “new” (of course our friends at GameStop took the plastic wrap off) copy of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PS3. In case you have not already heard about the game it’s a remake of sorts of an old PC game by the same name. It’s a turn-based strategy RPG that takes place in an alien world.  You are in control of an army defending the earth against alien forces. I can’t say much else about it because I have yet to play it but it’s safe to say this will be my next “Skyrim” 🙂