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Episode 21 – Show Notes

Posted by abootgames on June 19, 2006

This week we are starting our first contest here at Aboot Games. One lucky listenr will win a video game of their choice. All you have to do is send us an email, THAT'S IT, nothing big just an email with some info and you could win. Send email to contest@abootgames.com

The EXIM con is coming up and we will have our own booth at the show. All info for the show can be found at eximworks.org.

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Mini Reviews:
Socom 3 – I can't beleive that I have over looked this game for so long. This is a tacticle squad based 3rd person shooter. Stealth is the key to this game, with a few levels of brute force. One level you do not fire a single shot, with antoe has airstrikes mortars/ victory through superior fire power. The online / multiplayer is the heart of this game. The game size has been increased up to 32 players. the maps are now friggin huge, I have spent may games wondering around not seeing a sole.

Super Mario Bros. DDR – Ok so yes this is a DDR game and admittedly I'm not a DDR fan, but this game wasn't bad. It's amazing how Mario has brought so many games to so many people. This game is DDR, it comes with a pad and works with a second one as well. The music is a collection of remixed Mario favourites from the many Mario games and some other classic pieces from operas and such, either way it's remixed into "dancable" music. There is a story mode that actually takes the player through a fun yet short series of challenges, some musical some not. There is a vs mode and it's exactly what you would expect. The coolest part about this game is the mini game section where you can play a bunch of mario type minigames, like whack a mole, using the dance pad. Overall good party game, you wont play it alone, but if you do you'll burn some calories.

Capcom Classics Collection Remixed – Another PSP game. This is a collection of Capcom titles going way back. Street Fighter (original), Strider, Bionic Commando, 1942, and a slew of others are here. Each game has some unlockables, after some minor accomplishment you get tips, after a moajor one you get artwork, and usually after beating the game you get the soundtrack. After playing these games again some for the first time in years I try to remember “was it this hard the first time?”. A great title the I feel I paid too much for.

New Releases: "Summer Game Season?"

DS

Break 'Em All – Use the ball, break the bricks

GBA

Nuthin

Game Cube

Nuthin

PC

Champion Dreams: First to Ride – compete in dressage, show jumping, and cross country events against rising stars from all over the world!?!?

Airborne Assault: Conquest of the Aegean – yet another WW2 RTS game

Cossacks II: Battle for Europe – ditto

Rome: Total War Alexander – Expansion for Rome:Total War

PS2

Moto GP4 – Motorcycle racing for the PS2 this time

PSP

The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch– prequel to another PSP game that I dont remeber seeing much for. RPG.

Def Jam Fight For Ny: The Takeover – PSP version of the brawler

Ultimate Board Game Collection – generic board games for the portable system.

Xbox

Crusty Demons – A big gold star for everyone who guessed this was a moto cross game

Xbox 360

Nuthin

News:

Duke Nukem Forever – Well this game is all over the news – There are rumors of a Half a million bonus to ship by the end of the year. 3D Realms president George Broussard says the game will not be rushed. This is a game that has been in development since 1997.

Blizzard has banned another 30 000 accounts in an effort to stop gold farming.

Tim Schafer, the creator of the addball platformer Physonaughts is putting the preasure on for his game to be able to be played on the 360. He is encouraging fans of the game to email Microsoft to get Phsyconaughts playing on the Next Gen machine. http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3151504

Video games sales dipped in MAy by 10%. I wonder if they took into consideration the lack of quality titles being released.

ESRB to institute $1 million fine for failing to disclose objectionable content. This seriously ups the ante from the $11,000 that the FTC would impose.

PSP Upadates and Lik Sang are holding A PSP homebrew coding contest with some decent prizes. http://pspupdates.qj.net/QJ-NET-and-Lik-sang-Kickoff-Summer-Homebrew-Competition/pg/49/aid/51063

DS lite sells 136 000 units in 2 days. Holy crap.

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