You know what the most annoying thing about Buy One Get One Free offers is? That's right, you got it in one. It's when there's only one thing you actually want that's on the offer. And do they ever take pity on you and just give you the thing you want for half price? Of course not.
Well, not usually anyway. GAME stores in the UK are currently running an offer on selected games for Xbox 360 and there are two things I want on there (Two Worlds and Blue Dragon) but the thing is, we already own Blue Dragon. So, sometime soon I'm going to be going into GAME and trading in our copy of Blue Dragon then using the credit we get to buy the game again along with Two Worlds. Yes, it's a bizarre thing to do. Yes, they'll look at me like I've walked out of the sewer. And yes, I'll still only be getting one new game on the deal. But, it'll be a lot cheaper this way, probably less than half price.
Am I cheap for doing this or just economically minded in a world that charges £50 for a game that could only last five hours? I love taking advantage of the deals the stores run. Even Mass Effect (a new game) only cost me £5 because I got it on a deal with the console, and my regulars know just how much fun I've been having with that.
These days it's just not worth paying stupid amounts of money on games, at least not until the developers have gotten to grips with the new hardware and can make games as large as the later ones on last generation consoles. Ah who cares anyway, I'm getting a new game. I'll put up a review when I've spent some time with it.