Things have been pretty tough here in the Asylum lately.
With so many releases due out soon, money is pretty damn tight. Don't worry though... food, bills and rent are obviously priority. There's nothing to worry about there, it's just on the collecting side of things that money is extremely tight.
Especially with the release of Assassin's Creed III tomorrow.
As most of you probably know (since I guess most people who read my blog are gamers and/or collectors in some way, shape or form), Assassin's Creed is a major franchise. Not just in the sense that the games are massively popular, but also in the sense that more editions and other assorted memorabilia are brought out for Assassin's Creed than a lot of other games put together.
Being a big Assassin's Creed fan, this release is severely taking it's toll on my bank account.
I am currently awaiting:
- Assassin's Creed III Freedom Edition (Xbox 360).
- Assassin's Creed III Join or Die Edition (Xbox 360).
- Assassin's Creed III UbiWorkshop Edition (Xbox 360).
- Assassin's Creed III HMV Steelbook Edition (Xbox 360).
- The Art of Assassin's Creed III Limited Edition Artbook.
- Standard copy of Assassin's Creed III for PC (with preorder bonus 1GB USB Bracelet).
- Assassin's Creed III PS3 Controller Bundle.
There's quite a few other things I really want, but unfortunately my budget just won't stretch far enough to cover any more than that. Especially as I don't only collect AC items, so as well as all of those AC III preorders I'm waiting on, I also have preorders for other releases that are due out soon, such as Halo 4, Hitman Absolution, Far Cry 3, Call of Duty Black Ops 2, etc, etc.
As much as I love collecting, the drain on my bank balance, as well as the drain it leaves mentally, is pretty damn difficult to cope with. But I could never give it up.
If only there was a way of gaining the rest of the items I want at no cost to myself. But a dream like that will never happen... Unless I magically get a job within one of the many games companies I aspire to work for, but that's another dream that'll never happen.
But oh well, I'll just have to live with my budgets, just like everyone else does :) Let's just hope that next year isn't as money-sapping!
If you're feeling the strain of all of the Q4 2012 releases, let me know in the comments below!