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« on: March 09, 2009, 05:57:16 AM »

While some of you might think that this is early, I look at it as a way to sleep in tomorrow. That, and it's the 9th somewhere in the US already. So let's take a look:

PS2:
Trivial Pursuit

PS3:
Resident Evil 5
SBK: Superbike World Championship
Trivial Pursuit

PSP:
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance
SBK: Superbike World Championship

360:
Resident Evil 5
SBK: Superbike World Championship
Trivial Pursuit
Crystal Defenders (XBLA)
Peggle (XBLA)

Wii:
MadWorld
Marble Saga Kororinpa
Mario Power Tennis Play Control
Pikmin Play Control
Trivial Pursuit
Totally Spies: Totally Party
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (VC)
Gradius ReBirth (WiiWare)

DS:
Animal Planet: Emergency Vets
Avalon Code
Crazy Chicken - Star Karts
Docomodake BOING!
Jake Power: Handyman
My English Coach - Spanish Edition
My Pet Shop
MySims Party
World Championship: Track & Field
ZUBO

PC:
Codename: Panzers Cold War
Eve Online: Apocrypha

The only thing that interested me this week I was turned off against due to its lack of overall game length (Resident Evil 5). Doesn't mean that it'll stop me from renting it sometime though.

What are you buying this week?
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 06:48:09 AM »

let me be the first to say nada ting.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 10:10:23 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 11:03:12 AM »

RE 5
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 11:14:40 AM »

Avalon Code is getting good reviews, but I've got too many RPGs going already, and Suikoden : Tierkreis comes out next week.

The XBLA game for this week is NCAA Basketball 09: March Madness Edition, a scaled-down version of the full game. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 11:27:44 AM »

Probably RE5, I wish games weren't so DAMN expensive though.  I really should finish RE4, but damnit if the graphics in RE5 aren't pretty.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 12:02:23 PM »

RE5
Maybe Madworld
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009, 12:03:25 PM »

re5 & madworld (tho i've got no idea when i'll actually be playing them)...
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009, 12:24:29 PM »

Nothing for me.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 12:27:50 PM »

RE5
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« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2009, 12:44:08 PM »

I concur. Nada ting will be mine.
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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2009, 12:45:30 PM »

No Wii stuff up yet, so here's what I'm doing this week.

I thought there would be more locks this week, but the only one seems to be the Kororinpa sequel (what a horrible title).

360:
Resident Evil 5 - waiting to hear what's happening RE-wise for the Wii, though I doubt it'll be RE5, then I'll probably be IN
Trivial Pursuit - I think this should probably have been on XBLA.  The mobile version has added some surprisingly entertaining features.  Depending on reviews, I could be IN when it's cheap

Wii:
MadWorld - I want to be IN, but it's been looking repetitive lately, so I'm waiting for reviews.
Marble Saga Kororinpa - IN
Trivial Pursuit - see above, but I may go Wii for the family aspect of it

DS:
Avalon Code - I'm with Eddie, the reviews look good, but I'm still cranking through ChronoTrigger and haven't even started DQ5 yet
Docomodake BOING! - This looks interesting for $20, but I'm on the fence
ZUBO - looks like a good, pretty, and simple (kids) RPG...I could go for that
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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2009, 12:56:04 PM »

Here's what's on XBLA wednesday:

The brilliantly addictive Peggle and Square Enix's Crystal Defenders.

And, finally:

VC:

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars [Sega Master System]

Wiiware:

Gradius ReBirth
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« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2009, 01:06:17 PM »

Thinking of getting Crown of Glory: EE for the PC.
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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2009, 01:08:35 PM »

Nothing.

Curious about RE5 and Trivial Pursuit, but not enough to buy without significant impressions.

Back to The Show!
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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2009, 01:27:57 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 09, 2009, 12:56:04 PM

Here's what's on XBLA wednesday:

The brilliantly addictive Peggle and Square Enix's Crystal Defenders.


Is this the original Peggle or is there new content?  Either way, I'm probably in.
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2009, 02:11:58 PM »

Quote from: KC on March 09, 2009, 01:27:57 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 09, 2009, 12:56:04 PM

Here's what's on XBLA wednesday:

The brilliantly addictive Peggle and Square Enix's Crystal Defenders.


Is this the original Peggle or is there new content?  Either way, I'm probably in.

It looks like it's the original game (not Nights), but they've added multiplayer (and possibly co-op, but I've seen no confirmation).  Also, there will definitely be downloadable levels.  It's not clear if Nights will be part of that.  They've said they want to do themed levels (there were some Valve themed Peggle levels released in the PC version of The Orange Box, for example).

I'm probably more in for this than the DS version, though I've heard that's good, too.  I just don't need to replay the original (or Nights, for that matter) 3 times, but the downloads are appealing, even if they're bilk-tastic.
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2009, 02:18:45 PM »

A whole lot of nothing unless Gradius ReBirth turns out to be anything of note.
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« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2009, 02:21:03 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 09, 2009, 12:56:04 PM

Here's what's on XBLA wednesday:

The brilliantly addictive Peggle and Square Enix's Crystal Defenders.

Is Crystal Defenders the same as the iPhone game?  It was basically Tower Defense with Final Fantasy characters, and rather 'meh'.  Might have to pick up Peggle though.  Loved that on PC.
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« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2009, 02:26:36 PM »

How many times will I be buying Peggle?  I guess at least once more, right?
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« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2009, 02:29:42 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 09, 2009, 02:21:03 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 09, 2009, 12:56:04 PM

Here's what's on XBLA wednesday:

The brilliantly addictive Peggle and Square Enix's Crystal Defenders.

Is Crystal Defenders the same as the iPhone game?  It was basically Tower Defense with Final Fantasy characters, and rather 'meh'.  Might have to pick up Peggle though.  Loved that on PC.

It is.  That itself was just a port of a regular iPod game, I guess.  And it was not well-ported from what I hear.  Maybe this version will be better.
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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2009, 02:37:52 PM »

Not a RE fan but I'm considering RE5 because splitscreen co-op was fun in the demo.
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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2009, 02:38:33 PM »

I'm planning to get Resident Evil 5 for the 360, and I'm hoping to pick it up at Toys R Us' sale where you get a free $20 gift card with the purchase.

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« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2009, 02:39:22 PM »

It's been a while since I purchased a Wii game so I am in! for Madworld. I am on the fence for RE5.
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« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2009, 03:01:34 PM »

Nothing so far.
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« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2009, 03:19:41 PM »

I'm thinking RE5 might be the 1st RE I won't be buying day 1 since REmake. I definitely plan on getting it sometime soon -probably even this month- but I just bought UT3, Ace Combat 0 and Halo Wars in the past week and I'm enjoying all of them too much to break for anything else. Madworld is a possibility for me sometime soon too, but I'll be waiting for reviews and imp's. The fact that I haven't got a clue about the VC, Wiiware and XBLA offerings this week makes me think I won't be parting with any $.
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« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2009, 03:57:18 PM »

RE5 is a possibility but I've got such a dang backlog that it won't be a day one purchase for me. Cancelled the pre-order I had for Mad World, waiting for reviews now.
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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2009, 04:03:45 PM »

Resident Evil 5 (360)
Trivial Pursuit (360)
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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2009, 04:12:52 PM »

Zero, nada, nothing. And my wallet thanks you for it!

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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2009, 04:39:20 PM »

Damn, Trivial Pursuit sounds like the perfect 10-15 buck XBLA release-- especially if it included MP-- but as a more expensive boxed release? I think I'll have to pass.

My lust for RE5 has all but evaporated, so I'll probably pass on that as well.

I do feel like picking up something new to break up my SFIV time, though. Peggle it is!
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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2009, 04:52:22 PM »

Could someone tell me what Peggle is?  I think I've heard of it, but I've never played.  My wife is a huge fan of games like Jewel Quest, Zuma, now she's addicted to Carcassone, and I'm curious if Peggle is worth picking up for her and perhaps I may enjoy it as well.
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« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2009, 04:53:25 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on March 09, 2009, 04:52:22 PM

Could someone tell me what Peggle is?  I think I've heard of it, but I've never played.  My wife is a huge fan of games like Jewel Quest, Zuma, now she's addicted to Carcassone, and I'm curious if Peggle is worth picking up for her and perhaps I may enjoy it as well.

It's pachinko with a cartoon unicorn.  There's a demo for the PC that'll give you an addictive taste.
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« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2009, 04:56:57 PM »

Quote from: Brendan on March 09, 2009, 04:53:25 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on March 09, 2009, 04:52:22 PM

Could someone tell me what Peggle is?  I think I've heard of it, but I've never played.  My wife is a huge fan of games like Jewel Quest, Zuma, now she's addicted to Carcassone, and I'm curious if Peggle is worth picking up for her and perhaps I may enjoy it as well.

It's pachinko with a cartoon unicorn.  There's a demo for the PC that'll give you an addictive taste.

It's completely unlike Bejeweled or Jewel Quest (or Zuma - although it does shoot a ball out of a cannon-thing), but if your wife likes the addictive quality of those games, she will love Peggle.  Honestly, it's as casual as casual gets, but I don't see how anyone could not like it.
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« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2009, 05:02:28 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 09, 2009, 04:56:57 PM

Quote from: Brendan on March 09, 2009, 04:53:25 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on March 09, 2009, 04:52:22 PM

Could someone tell me what Peggle is?  I think I've heard of it, but I've never played.  My wife is a huge fan of games like Jewel Quest, Zuma, now she's addicted to Carcassone, and I'm curious if Peggle is worth picking up for her and perhaps I may enjoy it as well.

It's pachinko with a cartoon unicorn.  There's a demo for the PC that'll give you an addictive taste.

It's completely unlike Bejeweled or Jewel Quest (or Zuma - although it does shoot a ball out of a cannon-thing), but if your wife likes the addictive quality of those games, she will love Peggle.  Honestly, it's as casual as casual gets, but I don't see how anyone could not like it.

Having read the Wikipedia description, I think this will be a must-have for our house.  My wife easily succumbs to addictive XBLA games, to the point of staying up into the wee hours of the night working toward hard-to-get achievements and subsequently having dreams/nightmares about the games.  This sounds like another game she'll really enjoy. 

It was been quite some time since I was able to call "IN!" on a new game as we've been saving money by working through our existing backlogs, but this may be one we can't pass up.  Guess I am going to buy something this week.
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« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2009, 05:05:11 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on March 09, 2009, 05:02:28 PM

Having read the Wikipedia description, I think this will be a must-have for our house.  My wife easily succumbs to addictive XBLA games, to the point of staying up into the wee hours of the night working toward hard-to-get achievements and subsequently having dreams/nightmares about the games.  This sounds like another game she'll really enjoy. 

It was been quite some time since I was able to call "IN!" on a new game as we've been saving money by working through our existing backlogs, but this may be one we can't pass up.  Guess I am going to buy something this week.

You won't regret it.  I first sat down with Peggle thinking, "What a ridiculously stupid concept for a game", and finally managed to drag myself away from it about 4 hours later.  It's chock full of win.
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« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2009, 05:12:22 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 09, 2009, 05:05:11 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on March 09, 2009, 05:02:28 PM

Having read the Wikipedia description, I think this will be a must-have for our house.  My wife easily succumbs to addictive XBLA games, to the point of staying up into the wee hours of the night working toward hard-to-get achievements and subsequently having dreams/nightmares about the games.  This sounds like another game she'll really enjoy. 

It was been quite some time since I was able to call "IN!" on a new game as we've been saving money by working through our existing backlogs, but this may be one we can't pass up.  Guess I am going to buy something this week.

You won't regret it.  I first sat down with Peggle thinking, "What a ridiculously stupid concept for a game", and finally managed to drag myself away from it about 4 hours later.  It's chock full of win.

And the price of admission is low enough to not feel guilty about the purchase, and it'll be a nice inexpensive distraction without adding another $60 game to my backlog. 

The primary problem is that if I walk out of the living room for more than a minute or two, even if I just go to the restroom or work on dinner, by the time I return my wife has already turned on the 360 and started a game regardless of whether I was playing something or watching TV.   disgust  That bitch is fast.  You can't turn your back on her for a second for fear of losing your seat, the TV, and the Xbox.   icon_lol

This only gives her something else to play.   icon_eek
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« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2009, 05:52:07 PM »

I'll probably grab Peggle too, though as a present, not for "my" 360.  I'm still having fun in Morrowind, which may well carry me to Sacred 2; if S2 plays as good as it looks, I'll chime in on that the week it is released.

So another vote, technically, por nada.
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« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2009, 06:01:29 PM »

as i bought world of goo, galactrix and mr robot for the pc yesterday, i doubt i will get anything this week.  the peggle demo will definitely be played though.
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« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2009, 06:38:38 PM »

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The XBLA game for this week is NCAA Basketball 09: March Madness Edition, a scaled-down version of the full game. 

I'm not sure what happened to this game.  Gamespot said it was coming March 11, but it looks like it's not.  Given that next week starts the whole "Days of Arcade" thing that will last six weeks, that would put the release of the game off until May.
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« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2009, 07:08:32 PM »

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Quote from: EddieA on March 09, 2009, 11:14:40 AM

The XBLA game for this week is NCAA Basketball 09: March Madness Edition, a scaled-down version of the full game. 

I'm not sure what happened to this game.  Gamespot said it was coming March 11, but it looks like it's not.  Given that next week starts the whole "Days of Arcade" thing that will last six weeks, that would put the release of the game off until May.

As I understand it the game will include the 65 teams that are in the tournament.  The tournament brackets are revealed on March 15th.  So I'm guessing the game will come out next week.
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