I suppose this is the plight of people who don't pay for their own food.
When you are all grown up and have a job you'll find that the cost of any given game pales in comparison to what you'll spend weekly on necessities. Incomes are wonderful things, especially lucrative incomes secured by charisma and genius.
Don't get me wrong, I'm going to wait for the price to come down too - games are luxury purchases - but they're not exactly crippling.
By the way, get Steam - Steam sales are the #1 way to get games for absurdly low prices even close to release.
It's $60 on Steam. Though I *DID* finally buy something on there - SupCom2 with the DLC for $8.50. It was fantastically dissapointing, even after everything bad I'd heard about it.
At any rate, it was fun for a few hours (when I unlocked the NOAH for the first time, I yelled "IT'S A GIANT GUN. THAT SHOOTS TANKS
!!!"), and it unlocked all the community functions for me. Also, my parents never made me cough up the bills to cover it, so it was free.