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Episode 22 – Live from Eximcon!

Posted by abootgames on June 26, 2006

We are LIVE (in spirit at least) from the convention floor at Eximcon 2006. There is video game playing all arouind. The portable systems (PSP and DS) are seen all over, I have gotten into a few games myself. A local lan gaming group the Dork army are running many little tournament on the Xbox 360 in the game room. The media room has been showing Speed runs of classic games all day.

This is a place for gamers.

On with the show:

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Mini Reviews:

Splinter Cell: Essentials – Sam Fisher that fits in your pocket. Unlike the other splinter cell games this one stinks. I felt that I was fighting with the camera more then I was fighting the enemy. The story is fantastic and lead incredibly well into the Double Agent game that is coming. The ability to save at any time is something that I fell more titles for the portable system need to incorporate. The visuals are definatly in the top caliber of games for the PSP, but the game play is so lacking that it brings all the goodnees this game offers down. This might be worth a rent if you are a big Tom Clancy fan but other wise stick to the console versions.
Kingdom under Fire: Heroes – More like an expansion then a seqeul.
Prince of Persia: The two thrones – Action/adventure game. 3rd in the modern Prince games. The fluid acrobatic movements are all here, the prince is flipping and spinning all over the amazing looking scenery. Visually stunning game, Ubi has not let the franchise slide one little bit. The battling system for the game is very intuitive and repetative. You can advance through button mashing but there will be a limit, once the enemies start to work together more strategy is required.

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War – No Tutorial?! 

Releases:

DS –

Sudoku Gridmaster – portable puzzle game –

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genie & the Amp – "Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is a 'Rock 'n' Roll Brawler' targeted at kids 6-11 that lets them use the DS touch screen to join the band and play guitar."

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest – This title is for the portable systems – action game.

GBA –

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Babar to the Rescue – action adventure game with the poular Babar character.
Game Cube –

nuthin
PC –

Glory of the Roman Empire – Empire building simulator,

Hard Truck: Apocalypse – 3rd person action game where "Your heavy truck is the only hope."

Kitty LUV – cutesy cat breeding game

Night Watch – modern action game with Magic

Titan Quest – action adventure RPG that pretty much looks like every other title in the genre

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow – this one is for the "full grown console"

Wrestling Spirit 2 – text based wrestling game — WTF?

Micro Machines V4 – wee racing game

PS2-

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja – multi level cell shaded fighter

America's Army: Rise of a Soldier – first person squad based shooter – based on military specds

America's Army: Rise of a Soldier (with Bonus CD)

Micro Machines V4 –

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow

Ruff Trigger: Vanocore Conspiracy – wierd little platformer

PSP –

Micro Machines V4

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

MTX Mototrax – portable moto racing

Juiced: Eliminator – juiced version for the PSP
Xbox –

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow

Xbox 360 –

Over G Fighters – photo realistic looking fighter plane action

News:

Rumor 360 Price Drop this year – A change to the hardware will make the system cheaper to make and the Mighty microsoft to pass the saving on to the gamers. http://britxbox.co.uk/index.htm?ref=news&id=276361753
MLG's Top team signed to a $1 Million contract to ensure they dont go fraggin somewhere else. The second place team pulled in $250 000. http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3151636

Blizzard will let players to move character to less populated realms but at a cost. There is rules to the luggage youcan bring with you to your new home. There is the low fee of $25 to move. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6153087.html

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