Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Things just never go to plan...

Today is Halo 4's Launch Day.

I'm guessing the majority of you guys knew that, right?

Well, I received my Limited Edition this morning, and have been excited all day to go and collect my Limited Edition Xbox 360 Console to go along with it (albeit the console will be going away until Christmas, as it's a present from my parents).

GAME were doing an offer that if you traded in a 250gb Xbox 360 Slim, in the same transaction that you buy a Halo 4 Limited Edition Xbox 360 Slim, you'd get the Halo 4 one for £100. That's a massive £169.99 off... The Pikachu 3DSXL is coming out next month, and is £179.99, so I figured I could trade my old Slim in, get the £169.99 off, and put a tenner towards the Pikachu 3DSXL, and my parents could get that for me too!

As you can imagine, these thoughts were now cemented into my head. I packaged up my old 250gb Slim into it's original packaging (everything still there, since I'm a hoarder) and off I went to GAME.

Once I arrived, there was quite a queue, but no worries. I waited :)

Got to the front, only for them to decline my trade in offer, as there was a small scratch on my Xbox. And by small, I mean less than 1cm.

I actually had to hold back the tears, as that is my whole plan of getting my Pikachu 3DSXL now flushed down the drain, never to be seen again. I then told him I'd just take my Xbox home, but I'd still like to purchase the Halo 4 one. He looked at me in slight disbelief, as if owning two Xboxes is totally unheard of. I then mentioned that the Black Slim would just be going away in a cupboard or something, since my Halo Reach Xbox is still in working order. Again, looked at me in shock. 

Three Xboxes!?

I can totally tell that is what he was thinking.

I noticed a small sign saying an offer of today, that if you buy Halo 4, as well as a Season Pass, and a year's Xbox Live subscription, they'd give you a free steelbook.

So I requested one of these steelbooks, and asked if it was different to the one in the Limited Edition (I was sure it would be, anyway). He picked up the Limited Edition to try and explain that the one in the Limited Edition is white, to which I replied that it was okay, I had already received the Limited Edition this morning, I just mean is the bonus steelbook different.

Again, a look of shock, this time mixed with a slight hint of respect (haha!)

He said it was, and gave me one for free, as well as discount the Limited Edition guide by £12 for me.

So even though I'm extremely gutted about having to miss out on my Pikachu 3DSXL (yes, I might just go cry in a corner for a little while), today's purchases have still been pretty good:

- Halo 4 Limited Edition.
- Halo 4 Limited Edition Xbox 360 Console.
- Halo 4 Limited Edition Hardback Guide.
- Halo 4 Promo Steelbook.
- Assassin's Creed III Limited Edition Eurogamer Print (7/1000).
- Hitman Absolution Mini Agent 47 Figure (Eurogamer Freebie).
- £5 off voucher for Insertcoin Clothing (YAY!).
- Dishonored T-Shirt (Eurogamer Freebie) - I'm wearing it now!
- Medal of Honor Warfighter Poster (Eurogamer Freebie).
- Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Poster (Eurogamer Freebie).
- The Cave Promo Figure (Eurogamer Freebie).
- TeeFury T-Shirt (Heisenberg "The Emperor" - Breaking Bad, yeaaahhh).

 So yeah, still pretty happy with all the things that have arrived, been collected today :)

An extra special thanks to my friend Tom, aka NoScruffyNo, for helping me out with the ACIII Eurogamer print, and for getting me all of the goodies!

What items have you bought/received today?

Let me know in the comments below!


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