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That new game smell!

Posted on Friday, May 14 @ 19:44:25 Eastern by
It's been some time since I opened a new game I was really looking forward to.

I guess my interning reviewer cred has been growing steadily, but let's face it....  I wasn't exactly looking forward to How To Train Your Dragon, or some of the other titles I've reviewed for Game Revolution.  These days, I've been greatly anticipating Red Dead Redemption, as I'm sure some of you readers are too.  Watching some of the trailers the other day got me thinking about what it'll be like to tear the cellophane right off that lime green box on Tuesday.



Today, I managed to grab the Split/Second reviewing responsibilities on my way out of the office (Pictured above: Split/Second's glossy cellophane). Since I've been thinking about opening a brand new game and I actually had a game in hand to practice with, I thought about my "New Game Rituals".

Back in the old days, most pre-release information on a game was absorbed by way of a magazine, but now I feel like it's possible to know TOO MUCH about a game before you pick it up from the store.  Sitting in the back seat of my mom's car, I'd wonder about what games were at the store, aside from the select few I'd already heard about from Nintendo Power magazine.  I'd spend as long as possible looking at the selection at Target (our town didn't have a Funcoland/EB Games/Gamestop or Best Buy at the time), and then make my selection.  I didn't even get back in the car before tearing the plastic wrap off the big cardboard Game Boy and Nintendo 64 cartridge boxes.  Of course the promotional material and Information Booklet would get poured over.  I'd be slamming the cartridge in the console or handheld as soon as possible and jumping right into the game when I got home.

I've tried to maintain this sense of discovery in my anticipation for Red Dead Redemption, but I watched a ton of gameplay videos and trailers just the other day.  Anyone looking forward to anything released on Tuesday? Share you New Game Rituals in the comments!


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