Well it’s October now, probably my favorite time of year. Except for pumpkin spice... I friggin hate pumpkin spice. My son has decided that this year he would like to be a t-rex, so it’s time to start figuring out how we’re going to go about making that. Making his yearly Halloween costume has become a tradition in our house. He just turned 4 yesterday, and I think it may now be time to introduce him to one of my favorite things to do in the month of October... Costume Quest!

Every year since it came out I have played through Costume Quest, and Grubbins on Ice. When Costume Quest 2 was announced I think I was more excited for it than any AAA game that was coming out at the time. To me they really capture the feeling of being a kid at Halloween, basically the video game equivalent of the yearly television Halloween specials (Man I wish they made a new game yearly). I remember trick or treating then coming home and watching all kinds of scary shows like “Are You Afraid Of The Dark” on YTV (Hopefully Canadian readers know what I’m talking about, I don’t think YTV was a channel in the States). If only these games existed when I was a kid, my Halloween trifecta of candy, scary television, and video games would be complete. Seriously though that show scared the crap out of me as a kid...

I was curious, does anyone else have any gaming traditions (Halloween or otherwise)? I am driven to play (not necessarily finish) Final Fantasy 9 every Christmas. I got the game for Christmas the year it came out, then finished by New Years, and now it’s permanently linked to my Christmas memories. My brother-in-law plays through Metal Gear Solid every winter with his damn window open, dropping the temperature of our upstairs considerably in the process. He says it adds to the immersion.... He’s gotta start paying a bigger part of the gas bill...