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Episode 41!

Posted by abootgames on November 21, 2006

Sorry for being late ( again ), but this was a very crazy week end with the launch of 2 new systems.

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Reviews

Hunter the Reckoning – XB

  • Decent dungeon crawler with a horror twist.
  • RPG elements aren’t as big as other games in this genre, but it makes up for it in hecticness.
  • Unlike other games in this ilk you are forced to play as a team. Gameplay is to hectic to play alone.
  • The control style is very similar to smash tv except that the fire button isn’t linked to the aim.
  • Level of difficulty can be crazy even with 4 players as I played it.
  • If you like this type of game and have 3 friends who love games that force you to work together buy this game. I got it used for $10.

Bounty Hounds – PSP

  • Hack and Slash game
  • Set in distant future battling alien robots
  • Button masher
  • Limit Camera control – Reset behiind only
  • Too many attacks from off screen
  • Great control scheme – ability to quick change Left / right / both weapons
  • visaully stunning / not too much goin on to be distracting
  • I would pass on this title but look forward to a sequel

Driver: Paralelle Lines – PS2

  • Good entry into the sandbox genre
  • Surprisingly fun game considering how crappy Driv3r was.
  • Cool 70s soundtrack
  • Cool 70s feel
  • Dated graphics
  • Feels like GTAIII with the detail of San Andreas
  • Great car editor.

Retro Gaming Moment

NHLPA 93 – Sega Genesis

  • NOT Licensed by the League, only Player Association
  • Real Players on Generic City Named teams
  • No frills hockey game only shooting and passing.
  • No penelties
  • Affectionately called “AWW C’MON” by me and my friends.


Download of the week

Vectrex Emulator – ParaJVE?

  • Keeps crashing my machine!!!

New Releases

DS –

Superman Returns: The Videogame – game based on most recent movie – just in time for the DVD release

Inuyasha: Feudal Combat – fighting game based on the anime series

Game Cube –

Superman Returns: The Videogame – game based on most recent movie – just in time for the DVD release

Wii –

Nothin – It was just released yesterday – will be a little bit for any new releases

PC –

Battlefield 2: Booster Pack Collection – a couple battlefield expansions in one box

Gander Mountain Trophy Hunter 2007 – hunting silmulation game –

Star Shatterer: Gathering Storm –

Superman Returns: The Videogame – game based on most recent movie – just in time for the DVD release

Timothy and Titus – 3d adventure game similar to Jak – name even looks the same

Jackass – the MTV show – i have no words

Delta Force – Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre – expansion pack

PS2 –

College Hoops 2K7 – 2k7 series NCAA basket ball

Gander Mountain Trophy Hunter 2007 – hunting silmulation game –

Superman Returns: The Videogame – game based on most recent movie – just in time for the DVD releaseLucinda Greens Equestrian Challenge – more horse racing fun

Jackass – the MTV show – i have no words

PS3 –

Nothin

PSP –

Superman Returns: The Videogame – game based on most recent movie – just in time for the DVD release

Jackass – the MTV show – i have no words

Xbox –

College Hoops 2K7 – 2k7 series NCAA basket ball

Gander Mountain Trophy Hunter 2007 – hunting silmulation game –

Superman Returns: The Videogame – game based on most recent movie – just in time for the DVD release

Xbox 360 –

College Hoops 2K7 – 2k7 series NCAA basket ball

Superman Returns: The Videogame – game based on most recent movie – just in time for the DVD release

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas – tactical squad based shooter –

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas (Limited Edition)

News

Great Canadian Video Game contest. Canadian Developer have a competition with $2 million prizes. With the costs of R & D of todays games not a huge amount but a great contest none the least. There is 3 rounds 10 companies will be chosen for the first round, and will be given up to $50 000. In the second round 4 of the 10 will move on and receive up to $ 250 000 to further complete the project. The winner of that round will recieve up to $500 000 to bring the project to commercialization. http://www.telefilm.gc.ca/game

Ziff Davis has discontinued the Official Playstation Magazine after a 9 year run. I read this just aboot every month main for the demo disc.

A second Wii is in the works. http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14430

Toys “r” us screwed over their canadian customers at the launch of the Wii. They had a Pre-order special f an extra control and game for $280 but removed the controler and game from the package at the last minute.

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