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Episode 44!

Posted by abootgames on December 19, 2006

Only one week to go till Christmas.

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Announcements

Nintendojo – wii strap stress test.
Reviews

NHL 2K7 – 360

  • Pretty game in HD
  • Smooth fluid passing shooting system
  • Not one of the broken games that is way to easy to score on
  • Sounds are pretty good
  • Tonnes of extra features from advanced controls to party games

Nacho Libre (DS) –

  • Fun little game that follows the story of the movie
  • Has several short clips from the movie
  • Lots of mini games (range from easy to insane)
  • A good wrestling game
  • little too easy though

Just Cause – 360

  • Cool take on a free roaming (sandbox) game
  • Other than the the arcady parachute and action modes on cars not alot of inovation
  • I have to say despite the beauty graphics, nifty sound, and badass weapons it just isn’t exciting enough to hold my attention.
  • Vehicles don’t handle very well
  • World is pretty but not very interesting.
  • If you’re looking for this type of game on the 360 go ahead. If not avoid it.

Retro Gaming Moment

Golden Axe – Wii

  • Plays really well on the Wii Remote (no extra controller required)
  • True to it’s origins, you can play easy or regular difficulty.
  • No extra bells and whistles, grab a buddy and play this game!
  • 800 Wii points (kinda pricy)

Download of the week

Maple Story – PC

  • Cutsy, Free, 2D MMO
  • Not bad, kills some time

Small Arms – 360 (XLA)

  • Awesome 2D fighter in the ilk of Smash brothers
  • a wack load of unlockable characters
  • Cool levels and training
  • Nifty weapons with interesting alternate fire modes.

New Releases – Slow week/ Holiday season

DS –

Nothin

Game Cube –

Nothin

Wii –

Space Harrier II –

PC –

Paws & Claws Pet School-

Sam & Max Episode 2: Situation: Comedy

PS2 –

Nothin

PS3 –

nothin

PSP –

Nothin

Xbox –

Nothin

Xbox 360 –

Nothin

News –

PS3 has past the XBOX 360 in sales, even with limited numbers. ( In Japan )

PS3 will be pushed back again in Europe, looks like September 2007.

Dragon Quest IX – will be DS title.

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Episode 43!

Posted by abootgames on December 11, 2006

Episode 43

Back after a week off due to illness. It is cold and flu season here in the great white north and I got it pretty bad.

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Announcements

The developers of ParaJVE have contacted Aboot Games about helping to making the Vectrex emulator more stable.

Dork Army had their year end tournament. Once i get the final results they will be posted.

Reviews

Rayman Raving Rabids – Wii

  • Fun and zanny collection of mini-games.
  • Really good use of the controllers
  • Humour is way up there!!!
  • Why do I have to open minigames in single player to use them in oarty mode???
  • Rent it and find a way to download saved games off the web!
  • No unlock codes online!

Family Guy – xbox

  • All the original voice actors
  • Cell shaded graphic does make it feel like playing the show
  • Little short – play through in a week end
  • more a collection of mini tasks then a full game – in homage to classics
  • Each board has a task – complete it – move to next board
  • Some collection needed
  • Aside scene’s like those in the show are a further mini game.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Wii

  • Feels a lot like Ocharina of time… that’s a good thing.
  • After about 3 hours…
    • the story is immersive
    • The graphics ok, (using supplied cables)
    • the control is fun, but not as intuitive as everybody thought
  • Buy it!

Retro Gaming Moment

Home of the underdogs – http://www.the-underdogs.info – A great site for info on tons of Retro games. There are links to download any games that are Freeware, Old Style Shareware or even Abandonware (no company to pay )

Download of the week

Maple Story – still cant run it –
New Releases

DS –

Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy –

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance –

Game Cube –

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess –

Wii –

Metal Slug Anthology –

PC –

The Shield – based on semi – good tv show

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas –
PS2 –

The Shield – based on semi – good tv showPS3 –

Full Auto 2: Battlelines –

PSP –

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops – a REAL Metal Gear game for the PSP

Blitz: Overtime –

Star Wars: Lethal Alliance –

Xbox –

nothin only one game left on the horizon
Xbox 360 –

Star Trek: Legacy –

News –

Child’s Play Charity has expanded outside the US and will be aiding childrens hospitals in Canada, Uk, Australia and Egypt. Started by the Penny arcade creator’s a charity for gamers to give to sick kids (now) the world over. http://www.childsplaycharity.org/

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