Video game bargain of the week: For only $79, you can purchase Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and all the plastic instruments you'll need to play them-- drums, guitar and microphone. This is for the PS3 and 360 versions of the game; sorry, Wii and PS2 owners. The instruments, BTW, are from Rock Band.
Rather than speculate on whether this bargain price springs from lower-than-expected sales of all music games, I'm going to give you a strategy that will save you millions (okay maybe hundreds) of dollars over time. It's called "patience." Here's how it works. You wait. You never buy a video game until at least six months after it launches.
Sure, you miss all the exciting new releases, but, as long as you are diligent, you'll still get the same games, accessories or systems as everyone else, but just later, and for much, much less money. If it wasn't for the people around you talking about the newest games, it would work flawlessly. So, yeah, go buy Gears of War 2 and Dead Space this Christmas... and pick up Rock Band 2 -- it's only 80 bucks!