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Happy New Year! Welcome 2012!

As 2011 came to a close I began thinking what I was going to do over the new year. As far a gaming goes I'm looking at a sparingly barren plate of games on the new end. I of course will be getting Mass Effect 3 (PS3), Ruin (Vita), Final Fantasy X HD (PS3/Vita) and The Last of Us (PS3), but beyond (BEYOND!) that there isn't much that excites me.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss fell off my radar when the news hit that it would be $50 for about a 6-8 hour experience. Which is unfortunate, but depending on how quickly it gets a price cut will make my decision on picking the game up this year. Others will likely make their way to my collection, but with that said however, I do not see myself buying as many new games within their first year of availability in 2012 like I did for 2011. Last year was my peak year for buying games within the first month they released.

Mass Effect 2
LittleBigPlanet 2
Killzone 3
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Dissidia [012]  Duodecim: Final Fantasy
Dragon Age II
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
Star Fox 64 3D
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
The Elder Scrolls V:  Skyrim

These were all purchased brand new (special edition releases) within each of their first months. Hell every single one of those games were bought day 1 of release. Add to that I bought a 3DS about a month and a half after the North American launch and it's clear that I spent way to much money on day 1 products.

Now there might be some of you out there that spent more than I did (you might have also got Skyward Sword, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Rage, etc, etc, etc.), but I'm not doing that for 2012. I've got my very selective list of games I want and will get on day #1. I suppose a combination of both finances and lack of interest in most titles for next year could play into my decision, but I just don't feel the need to by brand new. Much less buy on day 1.