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« on: August 25, 2008, 01:12:23 PM »

Well, its finally happened - it's the final three months of the year. What does that mean? Yup, that's right - it's time for everybody and their fucking mother to release all the games you fucking want to play all at the same fucking time.

Yes, it pisses me off to no end EVERY year. Publishers: SPREAD OUT YOUR FUCKING GAME RELEASES.

PS2:
Ferrari Challenge
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Tiger Woods 09

PS3:
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
Ferrari Challenge
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Tiger Woods 09
Vampire Rain: Altered Species

PSP:
Fading Shadows
N+
Tiger Woods 09

360:
Infinite Undiscovery
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Tales of Vesperia
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
Castle Crashers (XBLA)

Wii:
Ferrari Challenge
Freddi Fish: Kelp Seed Mystery
Mario Super Sluggers
Pajama Sam in Don't Fear the Dark
Rebel Raiders
Spy Fox in Dry Cereal
Tiger Woods 09
Samurai Shodon II (VC)
Ys Book 1 & 2 (VC)
Helix (WiiWare)

DS:
Commando: Steel Disaster
Digimon World Championship
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli
From the Abyss
Garfield’s Fun Fest
Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness
MLB Power Pros 2008
My Chinese Coach
N+
Picto Image
The Sims 2: Apartment Pets

PC:
GTR: Evolution
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Murder in the Abbey
Sinking Island
The Sims 2: Apartment Life

BTW: Yes, I normally don't put in Sunday releases (Mercs 2 - 8/31), but I'm making an exception this time.

Why am I bitching up top? Let me put it this way - I'm buying three games this week alone. Mercenaries 2, Infinite Undiscovery, and Tales of Vesperia will be mine. Here's to hoping that my 360 doesn't explode from overuse.

What are you buying this week?
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2008, 01:21:29 PM »

Killing me...

Disgaea 3 (PS3)
Tiger Woods (Wii/360)
Power Pros (DS)
Infinite Undiscovery (360)
Tales of Vesperia (360)
Maybe Mario Baseball (Wii)

Chances of playing them? 0%!
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2008, 01:26:41 PM »

RB Rush DLC and Castle Crashers on XBLA for me.

I'm tempted by Disgaea 3 but I think I will wait for a while since I still haven't finished Disgaea 2 yet.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2008, 01:38:50 PM »

Nothing.

Patiently awaiting:

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 01:53:43 PM »

the ultimate high-def, next-gen gaming experience:

disgaea 3...
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2008, 01:54:41 PM »

Possibly Infinite Undiscovery, pending reviews.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2008, 01:58:40 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 01:12:23 PM

360:
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Need for Speed Undercover

What are you buying this week?

Well I'm buying these two, but one comes out Sunday, which is clearly next week slywink and the other comes out in November.  eek
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2008, 02:07:38 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 01:12:23 PM

Developers: Publishers: SPREAD OUT YOUR FUCKING GAME RELEASES.

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008, 02:20:02 PM »

Things I am interested in:

Mercenaries 2
Mario Sluggers
Infinite Undiscovery
Tales of Vesperia
Harvest Moon

What I will probably get:

Nothing
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2008, 02:21:24 PM »

This weeks VC releases are Ys Book 1 & 2 [TG-16] and Samurai Shodon II [NeoGeo]. I've played Samurai Shodon II and can say it's an excellent fighting game and quite an improvement over it's prequel. I haven't played Ys, but I've heard many good things and a few bad things about it. Good that it was an RPG with a decent story and the graphics and sound were some of the best on the TG-16, bad that the real-time combat wasn't very interactive.

The only for sure purchase for me this week is a copy of MLB Power Pros DS for my son. Mercenaries 2 and Mario Sluggers are strong possibilities too.
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2008, 02:27:05 PM »

Quote from: coopasonic on August 25, 2008, 01:58:40 PM

Well I'm buying these two, but one comes out Sunday, which is clearly next week slywink and the other comes out in November.  eek

Well, as I said, I made an exception for Mercs 2 this time around (odds are I won't do it again). And time to kick my source as usual and fix this goof.

Quote from: kathode on August 25, 2008, 02:07:38 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 01:12:23 PM

Developers: Publishers: SPREAD OUT YOUR FUCKING GAME RELEASES.
Fixed.

While mostly true, I can counter by saying this - how many games are being developed that are aimed for this time period anyway? How many finished games are being sat upon until this 'magical time of the year' comes around?
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2008, 02:27:40 PM »

360:
Infinite Undiscovery
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Need for Speed Undercover
Tales of Vesperia
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

At another time in my life, I would have been in on all of these, but I'm going to wait for reviews on most of them.  I think I may be out on IU and ToV (though the latter is pretty tempting).  I constantly buy these types of games and never come close to finishing them.

Wii:
Mario Super Sluggers IN
Freddi Fish: Kelp Seed Mystery; Pajama Sam in Don't Fear the Dark; Spy Fox in Dry Cereal (I'll probably get one or more of these for my daughter at some point)
Tiger Woods 09 If it's different enough from the 360 version, I may pick it up if the reviews are good

DS:
N+ (maybe, but the XBLA game is probably enough for me)


Also the Wiiware game is the rhythm game Helix.
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2008, 02:28:09 PM »

I am going to be patient and wait for used or trade. I still have too many backlog to play.

XBOX360
Infinite Undiscovery
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Need for Speed Undercover
Tales of Vesperia
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

PS3
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice  -- Still have not played the 1 & 2, I can wait.

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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2008, 02:30:13 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 02:27:05 PM

Quote from: kathode on August 25, 2008, 02:07:38 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 01:12:23 PM

Developers: Publishers: SPREAD OUT YOUR FUCKING GAME RELEASES.
Fixed.

While mostly true, I can counter by saying this - how many games are being developed that are aimed for this time period anyway? How many finished games are being sat upon until this 'magical time of the year' comes around?

The publisher sets the dates in both cases.  Believe me, give any developer who's releasing a game in the next three months a three-month extension and they'd take it smile
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2008, 02:33:09 PM »

Quote from: kathode on August 25, 2008, 02:30:13 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 02:27:05 PM

Quote from: kathode on August 25, 2008, 02:07:38 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 01:12:23 PM

Developers: Publishers: SPREAD OUT YOUR FUCKING GAME RELEASES.
Fixed.
While mostly true, I can counter by saying this - how many games are being developed that are aimed for this time period anyway? How many finished games are being sat upon until this 'magical time of the year' comes around?
The publisher sets the dates in both cases.  Believe me, give any developer who's releasing a game in the next three months a three-month extension and they'd take it smile

*ponders for a moment*

I see your point. Fixed. icon_biggrin

Of course, the Fallout fans out there would kill you if you tried to push your game back 3 months. Tongue

And thanks as always to those that post VC, XBLA, and WiiWare titles every week. While I don't always catch your posts and fix the thread up top, your information is greatly appreciated (especially since I don't know of a site that catalogs those releases).
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2008, 02:37:03 PM »

Oh, I forgot to mention I am getting the Moving Pictures DLC for Rock Band.
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2008, 02:43:37 PM »

Wow, that many releases and none are tempting me to buy them outright. Impressive!

Infinite Undiscovery is going on my rental queue though.
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2008, 02:49:14 PM »

360:
Infinite Undiscovery
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Tales of Vesperia

Possibly YS on VC, and Castle Crashers.
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2008, 02:50:39 PM »

Quote from: Farscry on August 25, 2008, 02:43:37 PM

Wow, that many releases and none are tempting me to buy them outright. Impressive!

Infinite Undiscovery is going on my rental queue though.

I've been longing for a fun RPG to play, and I checked out some gameplay footage of IU, and I am now at least interested. I'll be watching for feedback and reviews.

How did Microsoft score an exclusive from Square Enix?! Doesn't Japan consider this treason or something?
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2008, 02:59:23 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 02:33:09 PM

Quote from: kathode on August 25, 2008, 02:30:13 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 02:27:05 PM

Quote from: kathode on August 25, 2008, 02:07:38 PM

Quote from: Destructor on August 25, 2008, 01:12:23 PM

Developers: Publishers: SPREAD OUT YOUR FUCKING GAME RELEASES.
Fixed.
While mostly true, I can counter by saying this - how many games are being developed that are aimed for this time period anyway? How many finished games are being sat upon until this 'magical time of the year' comes around?
The publisher sets the dates in both cases.  Believe me, give any developer who's releasing a game in the next three months a three-month extension and they'd take it smile

*ponders for a moment*

I see your point. Fixed. icon_biggrin

Of course, the Fallout fans out there would kill you if you tried to push your game back 3 months. Tongue

And thanks as always to those that post VC, XBLA, and WiiWare titles every week. While I don't always catch your posts and fix the thread up top, your information is greatly appreciated (especially since I don't know of a site that catalogs those releases).

Not if they took the 3 months to change the game to turn based isometric.  icon_twisted /nma
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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2008, 03:00:41 PM »

An RPG on PS3??  Could it really be true?  Gonna have to research if this is just a cheap PS2 port or not.

Lot of potentially good games on that list, hmm can I finish any of them before Warhammer launches.

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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2008, 03:00:53 PM »

Well, even though Mercenaires 2 technically releases next week, since Sunday is the start of the week slywink I guess I will have to say Mercenaries 2 since it's on the list.  Not yet decided whether it will be 360 or PC version for my new box.  
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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2008, 03:01:22 PM »

Probably Castle Crashers.
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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2008, 03:02:40 PM »

Disgaea 3 definetly

Infinite Undiscovery and Tales if they get good reviews and word of mouth.

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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2008, 03:07:18 PM »

I think I dodged a bullet this week. Aside from having Tales and IU on my rental list I'm not looking to buy any of the others.
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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2008, 03:26:01 PM »

I'm not a huge SRPG fan... but Disgaea 3 is gently beckoning me.

I'll probably hold off since there's a lot of games I'm planning on purchasing soon'ish..
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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2008, 03:39:29 PM »

Tales of Infinite Mercs 2 will make it into my library eventually, I just need to decide what order.  STALKER is a day one, although it's definitely into next week territory with a September 5th release date.  sorry D, there's no fudging that one  Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2008, 03:41:47 PM »

Mario Sluggers and Disgaea.  I'll get Mercenaries and the 360 RPGs used in the next few months.
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2008, 03:44:58 PM »

Infinite Undiscovery- waiting on GT reviews
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - will be getting this on sunday
Tales of Vesperia - Getting this on release day


I still have fucking Too Human to finish.  70% done....
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2008, 03:55:07 PM »

Quote from: biggercup on August 25, 2008, 02:28:09 PM

I am going to be patient and wait for used or trade. I still have too many backlog to play.

XBOX360
Infinite Undiscovery
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Need for Speed Undercover
Tales of Vesperia
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

PS3
Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice  -- Still have not played the 1 & 2, I can wait.



Need for Speed Undercover isn't out this week.

Just Tiger Woods for me.
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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2008, 04:16:04 PM »

Just The Last Guy on PSN for $10.  Fun as hell arcade game.  That's it.  Merc 2 looks interesting but since I never got past mission 2 in the first, I am not optimistic.
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« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2008, 04:19:01 PM »

I can see me getting UI, Mercs 2 and Tales ... in the future.
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« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2008, 04:23:40 PM »

I really enjoyed the first one so I have Mercenaries 2 pre-ordered. Hoping it's just as fun.
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« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2008, 05:04:17 PM »

mercs 2.  360.  day one, with just enough time to play it before a trip on monday.  IU is awaiting reviews and for me to push through lost odyssey. 
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« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2008, 05:09:44 PM »

Pretty sure Stalker got pushed back a week, September 5th is the new date I think.
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« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2008, 05:13:52 PM »

Tiger Woods and Mercs 2 are maybes.  I don't think I have the patience for the any of the new RPGs, though I do totally find it comedic that they are all released on the same motherfuckin day.  That's bad planning, people.

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« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2008, 05:24:34 PM »

Quote from: Gertbeef on August 25, 2008, 05:09:44 PM

Pretty sure Stalker got pushed back a week, September 5th is the new date I think.

*grumbles at my sources yet again*

Quote from: gellar on August 25, 2008, 05:13:52 PM

I don't think I have the patience for the any of the new RPGs, though I do totally find it comedic that they are all released on the same motherfuckin day.  That's bad planning, people.

From what I noticed, Tales is Tuesday, while Infinite is Friday. Same week, yes, day, no. Still stupid.
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« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2008, 06:27:25 PM »

I really want tales. But since I'm buying 3 games in 2 weeks, which is over my budget. I had to cut it out in favor of IU next week. I look forward to reading impressions though.

I was hoping rock band DLC, but I may get it friday when the money comes. Kinda glad Fallout3 comes out in October now. Sept would've killed me.
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« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2008, 06:42:18 PM »

I wanted to say that I really enjoyed the Tiger Woods Demo.  I thought the changes to character improvement were very smart (they felt repetitive after a while in the demo, though, hopefully there will be a larger variety of tasks).

Still waiting for reviews, but I'm optimistic.
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« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2008, 07:32:26 PM »

I have Tales of Vesperia and Infinite Undiscovery preordered, so I'll be getting those.  Castle Crashers is a possibility, depending on reviews and the demo. 

Some people at GameFAQs are saying that their local Gamestop/EBs have gotten Vesperia in already, and are just waiting until Tuesday to sell it.  As for Infinite Undiscovery, it's supposed to ship Friday (since Monday is Labor Day), but I don't know if it's street-dated or not.  Square Enix is still saying it releases September 2.
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