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Episode 6 – Console Madness!

Posted by abootgames on March 6, 2006

This Week we do run a little long, so much so that we are contemplating whether to split the show up in to 2 smaller shows. The extensive releases added the majority of the time this week.  Direct Download Link

One minute reviews:

Mortal Kombat: Shoalin monks – decent 3d adventure, neat to see background from fights as entire levels. Needs 2 players to be fully experienced.

Katamari Damacy – rollin’ . A higly addictive little game. If you haven’t already buy this game.

X-men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse – very similar to the first. too many items, auto handling is needed or you will spend as much time in the menus as playing the game.

Mario Power Tennis – good game, lot’s o options, good variation in characters.

Releases:

DS-Pokemon Trozei– Pokemon puzzle game
Dynasty Warriors – not sure how this will work but it looks cute.
Guilty Gear Dust Strikers – the next in the guilty gear series
Monster Trucks DS – monster truck racing but not just on SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!

GBA – Ultimate Pocket Games – A collection of short mini games
Tales of Phantasia – released oin JAPAN 8/2003 – SNES game
Naruto: Ninja Council – Game basded on Shonen Jump manga
The Tower SP – SIM landlord?

Gamecube – Naruto: Ninja Council

PC – 7 Wonders of the Ancient World – puzzle game with wonder backgrounds
Game Tycoon – tycoon style for the gaming industry
Scratches – point and click mystery game
Station Access Collection – collectio of MMO’s from sony -Planetside Aftershock, Everquest II, Star Wars Galaxies, Everquest Evo, and Matrix Online.
The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II
The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II: DVD version
The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II: Collectors Edition
NFL Head Coach – Sports Strategy
Jaws Unleashed – Yes you play as the shark!
Commandos: Strike Force – Yet another WWII First Person Shooter.
Time Shift – uber violent FPS
The Witcher – action adventure RPG

PS2 – Beatmania – DJ simulator
Cowboy Bebop – Based on the Anime
Mashed: Drive to Survive – Combat Racer
Payout Poker and Casino – pretty self expainitory
Shadow Hearts: From the New World – 3rd game in this series
NFL Head Coach – Sports Strategy.
Jaws Unleashed – Yes you play as the shark!
Commandos: Strike Force – Yet another WWII First Person Shooter.

PSP – Payout Poker and Casino – again
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai – Budo Kai Series on the PSP
Pursuit Force – Interesting cops and robbers title.
Samurai Warriors: State of War – Samurai warriors for the PSP good use of the screen!
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble – VJ fighting game

Xbox – Championship Bowling – uh yeah bowling.
Mashed: Drive to survive
Payout Poker and Casino
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter – more ghost recon.
NFL Head Coach – Sports Strategy
Jaws Unleashed – Yes you play as the shark!
Commandos: Strike Force – Yet another WWII First Person Shooter.

Xbox360 – Burnout Revenge – this should look amazing
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
Time Shift – uber violent FPS
Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting – on the 360 huh?

News: Sony has acknowledged delays that push “may” back launch of PS3. Key parts (video chips, blue ray disc’s) will not be available until later in 2006. Making a launch before Oct almost impossible.

A bill in Utah HB 257 that was going to classify violent video games as pornography has been defeated. For now it was sent back to the House Rules Commitee. This is NOT totally dead. Gamepolitics.com – setup to inform gamers about their senators and the legislation they are trying to pass.

Microsoft Origami – portable PC with gaming capabilities. But “not a portable xbox”.

Console Madness:

Pete Top 3 Console’s

1.       NES – the first real console I owned. Friends had previous “consoles”. Atari – comodore – VIC 20. The NES was that first I called my own. It lead to my purchasing a tv to play when ever I wanted.
2.       Playstation – I past up the dreamcast for this system. I was totally sucked in by the hype, and I picked the best pony in the race.
3.       PSP – The other things this system did, played music, played movies. With firmware updates – web browser, email, customizable.

Honorabloe Mention -PS2, Genesis.
 
Bryan’s Top 3

1.       TurboGraphx 16 – great games, year’s ahead of it’s time, great games, horible music.
2.       Dreamcast – come on it’s dreamcast, again first of a generation, great games, sleek design, deceptivly comfortable controller.
3.       PS2 – 3 words, dual shock 2. great PS2 games, like 90% backwards compatible, first with a dvd player. The fact that the controller controls the DVD player in a crazy intuitive way.

Dishonourable mention – Neo Geo too expensive, outdated hardware, crazy expensive games, aya!

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