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Source: A 2009 Launch For GT5 Is "Almost Certain"

Last week, we learned that Amazon.com had given Gran Turismo 5 a December 29, 2009 release date and while it may only be tentative, one source claims a launch this year is "almost certain."

According to GTPlanet, they have it from "an unofficial but extremely reliable source" that GT5 should most definitely release in 2009 and that the Amazon date is "incorrect." They do say that it's likely we'll get the official announcement at the upcoming GamesCom event in Cologne; Sony's press conference is scheduled for August 18. The final teaser statement is, "he's making a list and checking it twice," which implies that this hotly anticipated racer will hit store shelves before Christmas. Perhaps the first or second week of December...? Kazunori Yamauchi got a ton of press by saying Polyphony Digital could release the game "whenever they wanted," and ever since, racing fans everywhere have been pining for the finalized details. If GT5 does indeed make it out for the holiday rush, that makes three PS3 exclusives (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and MAG included) that should really help Sony during the 2009 stretch run. And the more we think about it, the more we believe that GamesCom will be the time for several big announcements.

Remember, with all the PS3 Slim rumors flying around, that's another unveiling that may come along in a few weeks time. But you know what might make for an awesome idea? How's about a PS3 Slim bundled with Gran Turismo 5 as a sweet holiday gift?

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

8/2/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (61 posts)

kariderek
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 9:46:13 PM
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That would indeed be the best holiday gift. I can't wait for GT5 (the FULL completed version - NOT prologue beta version 0.987654321).

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Complex
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 10:08:14 PM
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"PS3 Slim bundled with Gran Turismo 5" can I have two plz

I still think, it would be better if it was early 2010 but I will buy it no matter what date it is.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 10:28:54 PM

Already too much stuff moved to that time, it's just cause more competition.

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godsman
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 10:58:56 PM

Its a different genre, its not a competition among Sony games. i think its a necessity to have GT5 announced near Forza 3. GT5 will steal the spotlight from them.

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Gabriel013
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 1:14:18 AM

godsman, it is competition in so far as we only have so much money to spend on games. The more AAA titles released at the same time, the greater the chance one will lose out in launch sales.

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Jed
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 3:33:19 AM

I have to agree with Gabriel on this one. Last holiday season was absolutely packed with AAA titles. I was fortunate to get many of them but have still not finished them all.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 10:21:47 PM
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I'll wait

Got a hell of a lotta games coming up this fall
Many of them exclusives :)

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chicko1983
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 10:34:07 PM
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wicked news if correct.
This is my most anticipated game at the moment.

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b3mike
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 10:36:36 PM
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I think I just %&*# myself from excitement!

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Kangasfwa
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 10:47:51 PM
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I still think it would be fun for GT5 to on launch October 27, the date Forza 3 releases.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 11:33:39 PM

They would have to change the name to Failza 3.

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mastiffchild
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 8:22:34 AM

Or the "definitive racing failure of this generation"?

OT-I've always felt that GT5 would be out for these holidays and see no reason to change that opinion.

Bundled with a slim and a cut it could shift some consoles as well-I do think, howver, that it's been held back waiting for the PS3 install base to be bi enoug for maximum sales of the next GT but to meet their targets I guess they may have felt they waited long enough and this is a good bet for Sony.

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shadowpal2
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 8:19:13 PM

I think Microsoft would need Translator-san to figure out what went wrong...

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 11:02:49 PM
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If GT5 hits in 2009 (which is VERY likely, like I've been saying), it's my GOTY.

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Mornelithe
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 12:36:43 AM

Agreed.

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ZubraZap
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 11:12:00 PM
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I'm not almost certain I'm gonna pick it up, I am fully certain!

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NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 11:24:04 PM
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You just made my whole day better, Ben.
I hope its a bit earlier than December. I've been itching for a good racer for a long time (well, since gt4 at least, lol).

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Sir Shak
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 11:28:20 PM
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Like I have said before , december 2009 . Believe .

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 11:32:34 PM
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No reason for those still waiting to pass up getting a PS3 this xmas.

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phantomMenace
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 11:40:58 PM
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If this is true that would be great. Sony really should bundle this with the slim because this game is a system seller. And what better way to move systems than attaching one of the most anticipated games this gen to it.

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Acehiroku
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 11:52:58 PM
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My sole purpose in life is drifting awesomely in GT5

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Sir Shak
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 1:55:26 AM

Your comment made me smile .

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DaNgerSteVe
Sunday, August 02, 2009 @ 11:55:06 PM
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a ps3 slim at 299.99 with gt5 big boost for sony in europe and japan

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556pineapple
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 12:26:29 AM
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As I've been saying all along, day one purchase for me. Midnight release if possible. I just wish the official wheel wasn't so expensive, otherwise I would assure you I'd buy that too.

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Mornelithe
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 12:36:08 AM
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I know I'm not the only person who expected a 2009 release for it. I absolutely cannot wait. #1 on Preorder list.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 12:41:21 AM
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Whenever this game comes out, I will
1. Get this day one.
2. Play this until my fingers bleed.
3. Very likely irritate the hell out of everyone around me for lack of eating, sleeping and possibly forgetting to go back to work for a week or two... or three.

Just give me the damn game already! Okay. I'm calm now.

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kreate
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 1:01:35 AM
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for some reason, january - june of 2010 seems to be the holiday season for gamers compared to september - december of 2009

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Mercenary47
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 1:18:18 AM
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Never mind. How do you delete comments?

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KuNI
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 1:52:02 AM
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I've never really been into racing games, but I will most likely still pick this game up when it's cheaper. I always fail at racing games, prologue was too hard for me. >:(

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Jed
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 3:37:28 AM
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"How's about a PS3 Slim bundled with Gran Turismo 5 as a sweet holiday gift?"
that would be holy.

Everybody knows that GT5 is going to be a system seller. An August announcement would let everybody know to start saving up their money in time for the holiday.

Day 1 purchase.

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Ghidora
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 4:29:04 AM
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Releasing GT5 before christmas would be the best move sony have done this gen.

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Ghidora
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 4:46:51 AM
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Shopto.net is now saying 4/12.

http://www.shopto.net/PS3/GAMES/PS3GR04-Gran%20Turismo%205.html

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tanner1
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 4:56:00 AM
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@ Ghidora, yeah only if the dumb asses learn from m$ on how 2 bloody advertise their products cos we all know sony r really failing their 1st parrty support in terms of marketing

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___________
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 5:33:21 AM
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i cant see this or MAG coming till next year.
its august mags going to be a very big game, 256 players thats going to cause allot of bugs and lag.
every single title heavily involved with online MP on the ps3 has been riddled with bugs like socom and fat princess.
so sonys going to want to run public betas for at least 1 month.
they just started the internal closed beta, so that tells me a open beta is at least 1 month away.
so if anything the betas would end early to mid november.
i cant see them ending the betas than releasing the game.
releasing it around MW2 would be suicide.
i think there extremely bloody stupid pushing back these titles to next year, because releasing 4 exclusives in 3 months thats just stupid.
plus there going up against heavy hitters like bioshock 2 mafia 2 max payne 3.
unless they had allot of bugs and problems every game due out this year, would of been better off doing so bar the 2K games, i think they really needed more polish.
if they delayed them for more polish thats fine, but that does not look like the case with heavy rain or GT5.
i mean look at the E3 trailers both of those games look incredible, yes they were verry short and limiting.
but if thats how a unfinished game plays, DAM! i cant wait to see the final product.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 2:02:54 PM

you need a name sir.

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Banky A
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 6:11:27 AM
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Woooooo

I'm doing the Hymn of the Faith for it to be trueee.

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Mamills
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 7:19:13 AM
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oh i hope this is true, im a fiend for some Gran turismo. just give me my GT40 and im good to go

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Darth Koth
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 8:11:57 AM
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as I keep sayin, play.com, who are usualy quite reliable, have had it down for Dec 4th for some time now

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migabyte
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 8:53:30 AM
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I haven't played a racing simulator in a long time, and I don't really have a ton of interest in them. That being said they are insanely popular. I kind of thought Sony was gonna let EA have a shot at selling some games with NFS and then launch after Christmas. The new NFS looks like it could definitely be competition for forza. GT is in another league obviously, and it will sell a lot of systems for Christmas, so it's probably a good move for sony, but bad for EA and Microsoft.

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Craigo
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 10:42:44 AM
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Ben, Check out "Game . co. uk"

53 days to go!

Release Date: 25/09/2009

Its on the PlayStation3 pre-order chart.

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booze925
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 12:01:26 PM
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ben.. i LUV ur new poll! "In November; it'll combat Modern Warfare 2!" pfft, u think a racing game can stand up to the game of the year? and if anybody has a problem with my comment, look at my picture. if i was gt5, i would jump into next year to avoid MW2...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 12:27:07 PM

Pretty sick of your constant MW2 promotion.

Knock it off or go away. And change that avatar pic NOW.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 1:13:41 PM

Being fair you did bring that on for yourself with the poll....

As for game of the year, i hope Tekken 6 gets it, becuase it ought to be a masterpiece for how long ive waited for it.

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Mornelithe
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 1:55:00 PM

To be honest Booze, while it's not likely that Gran Turismo will beat MW2 in sales out of the gate. The history of the franchise has shown it can move more units than what both consoles did with MW1. GTA3 on PS2 sold over 14 million units. MW1, only 12.6. Granted, the install base on the PS2 is much much bigger. But, GTA-3 is also an 8 year old game, so that would mean that the install base wasn't nearly as massive when GTA3 launched. IE, it's quite possible it's not only a major software seller, but a system seller as well.

Don't count out GT5 and the boys at Polyphony Digital so quickly. Yes, MW2 is going to sell like hotcakes. but, people have been waiting for GT5 and the PS3 Slim for a HELL of allot longer.

@ Ultima - And part of me agrees with you also. Tekken's awesome, but I'm torn between GT5 and Tekken ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 2:05:19 PM

GOTY=inFamous

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Naga
Friday, August 07, 2009 @ 7:50:57 PM

Army Men > Modern Warfare 2

LOL GOTY it obviously would in some bias websites, but I don't really give a s!!! if it did
All I want is the fifth real driving simulator and a proper Outrun game on PS3!!

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dart_driver
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 1:37:39 PM
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Lets see a sequal to a game that has hardly changed you just hide point and shoot, and runs at 600p (or whatever the letteris). or a racing game that although the concept is the same it has changed dramaticly, tuning, car selection, adding snow and rain, now NASCAR and WRC, and running at 1080. I know what my choice is.

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booze925
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 4:01:20 PM
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wats wrong with me promoting my favorite shooter?? u guys always promoted tht crappy killzone game! why cant i promote the REAL shooter of 2009?

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fluffer nutter
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 4:20:52 PM

How is it your favorite if it hasn't been released yet? You're starting to sound like a politician.

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booze925
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 4:11:50 PM
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dart_driver, lets see gran turismo is a sequel to a game that has hardly changed u just drive a car really fast and looks no better thn grid. or a shooter game tht although the concept is the same it has changed dramatically, as in new weapons and perks and killstreak options , adding SNOW and rain, now SAS and ARMY RANGERS, and running at 600p and STILL looks better thn games at 1080. i know what my choice is.

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Alienange
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 5:44:46 PM

Wow. Your ignorance knows no bounds. Snow and rain in a FPS. You must be soooo happy they finally added that.

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sunspider13
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 8:36:00 PM

*Yawn* Ack!

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___________
Wednesday, August 05, 2009 @ 7:12:00 AM

if you think MW2 looks better than GT5.
you either need glasses, or a better TV.

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Gogaku
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 4:22:03 PM
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This is one of my most anticipated games, which is weird to me because before I played GT5:prologue I didn't like racing games at all. I even bought the steering wheel for prologue, and wow... the experience quadrupled when driving with the wheel. It's almost like driving a real car. I definitely urge everyone that love this game to pick up the wheel, it enhances the experience so much.

I really hope the full game will be released as soon as possible (as long as it's done of course), can't wait to play it!!

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Highlander
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 7:04:26 PM

I think that for a lot of people the arrival of the full GT5 game kind of completes the PS3 making it 'official' as it were. So with it's arrival a lot of people may be 'enabled' in their PS3 purchase. A new slim and less expensive PS3 model would help that immensely.

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Highlander
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 7:02:26 PM
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So, let's get this straight, it's now a triple threat. New slip PS3, new slim price and Gran turismo 5 (along with a slew of other stellar AAA exclisive titles)? Throw in the fact that the PS3 is now built from Cells at 45nm which are cooler - enhancing reliability of the system due to less thermal stress - and you have a real life product re-launch...

I'll still be surprised if it's announced in Germany ahead of the TGS, but GamesCon is a big even too, and it's in Europe which has been quite PS3 friendly.

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sunspider13
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 8:40:28 PM
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*Yawn*
@booze925, why so hostile? You're waiting for CoD:MW2, good, we know, we get it, move on.

As for the topic at hand, really can't wait for GT5, it's gonna look so pretty on my new tv which I'm getting at the end of November.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 8:44:53 PM
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Booze is gone. Waste of space.

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Snaaaake
Monday, August 03, 2009 @ 11:24:50 PM
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The world of video game will be in frenzy when this game comes out.

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tes37
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 @ 4:17:44 AM
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I should probably get started on christmas shopping to ensure I have enough money for this when it releases. It's gonna be tough getting all the games I want by the end of the year, as well as maintaining an anti-scrooge mentality.

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, August 04, 2009 @ 9:50:20 PM

That's my plan also. I'll start paying off all the games I want this holiday season now... otherwise it's going to be impossible.

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