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Episode 51!

Posted by abootgames on February 27, 2007

Here is this weeks episode.

Reviews

Worms – Open Warfare (DS)

  • A faithful port of the hugely popular PC game.
  • Good use of the touch screen to select weapons
  • Unfortunatly the DS doesn’t seem to have enough processing power to run it!
  • The AI has a hard time and more than once an opponent did absolutly nothing on their turn.
  • Mor often it’ll take an oponent 30 seconds to take a few steps and then another 15 seconds to decide to shoot.
  • When they finally do shoot however they are pretty acurate.
  • During processing the top screen tends to flicker
  • This game eats batteries too, I guess it’s all the extra processing.
  • If you can live with a bit of screen flicker and more frequent recharging the heart of the Worms game is here and with 4 player wifi play you could have a great deal of fun… but not likely
  • Stick to the PC version

Dot Hack GU Rebirth
Wii Play

  • Another collection of mini gmaes
  • Arguabley these games are more mini than those on Wii Sports, but there are 9 of them instead of 5 and the game comes with an extra Wii Reomte for the price of a regular game.
  • The games have the same addictive look and feel as Wii sports and include
    • a duck hunt kinda game
    • pool
    • a wheres waldo kinda thing
    • air hockey
    • ping pong
    • cow racing
    • tank combat
    • fishng
    • symbol matching game.
  • All the games are fun in 1 or 2 player mode… sorry there is no 4 player action here.
  • They challenge you to use the Wii-mote in different ways and really help you improve your Wii-ing skills.
  • Of notable mention are billiards that use the sensors proximity detector to have you simulate a pool stroke and ping pong which is pong on crack and by far the best of these mini games.
  • If you would pay money for Wi Sports buy it. If not you may want to rent it. One way or the other you must play the ping pong to let the evolution of the video game come full circle.

Retro –
Download –


New Releases –

DS –

Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja –

Trioncube –

Wii –

Sonic and the Secret Rings –

SSX Blur –

PC –

American Billiards –

American Conquest Anthology –

Knights of the Temple II –

War Front: Turning Point –

Jade Empire: Special Edition –
PS2 –

Arena Football: Road to Glory -We needed another arena football game?!?
PS3 –

Virtua Fighter 5 –

Formula One Championship Edition –
PSP –

M.A.C.H. Modified Air Combat Heroes –

Heroes Over The Pacific –

300: March to Glory –

Chili Con Carnage – previously a PS2 title –

Gish –

Marvel Trading Card Game –
Xbox 360 –

Crackdown –

NBA Street Homecourt –

Bullet Witch –

Dance Dance Revolution Universe –

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Episode 50!

Posted by abootgames on February 13, 2007

Direct Download Link!


Reviews

Dynasty Warrior vol. 2 –

  • similar to console version
  • wave after wave of enemy – button masher style
  • often getting hit or battling thing off the screen
  • different playable characters – but all play basically the same
  • Choose lieutenants / equipment before each battle
  • meet the victory conditions and move on / dont and fail

Full Auto – XB360

  • This a beautiful drivin’ n’ shootin’ game.
  • The control is pretty tight
  • The tutorial takes you one step at a time
  • Lots of different cars and weapons combos to satisfy your appetite.
  • The sound is top quite good although the game is busy enough not to notice.
  • The graphics are gorgeous. This is the game that defined the graphics potential of the 360.

Retro –

Ur Quan (Star Control 2) 1992 – DOS game

  • Different game sections
  • Space exploration / resource gathering / space combat game
  • combat is similar to (vectrexgame)
  • not very deep story

Download –


New Releases –

DS –

Disney’s Kim Possible: Global Gemini – based on animated TV show
Wii –

Wii Play – collection of mini games – more of a tech show then a real game

Wii Play (w/Remote)

PC –

War Rock – an FPS game – reviewed way back -finally a commercial release

Rag Doll Kung Fu (Retail) – online game phenom finally in a commercial release

LA Street Racing –

Test Drive Unlimited – Xbox 360 title now on PC

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar –

PS2 –

Ghost Rider – 2kGames with another licensed game – based on the very late Nick Cage movie!

Chulip –

Super Trucks Racing 2 –

PS3 –

Nothin

PSP –

Ghost Rider –

Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner –

Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters – Great Name!

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas –

Xbox 360 –

Root Beer Tapper – on XBLA
News –

Microsoft is going to be giving rewards for achievments – kinda crappy though – http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3157005

The 360 will soon be shut up with a quiter drive. For anyone with a 360 that is pretty much every other drive available. http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3156986

Vice City Stories will be released for PS2 – I’m glad I didn’t spend the 50 buck for the PSP version this time. http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4700&Itemid=2

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Episode 49!

Posted by abootgames on February 6, 2007

Happy Superbowl Week End!

Congratulations to the Indy Colts for winning yet another title for the AFC.

Anywho here is the show.
Direct Download Link!

Announcements

Feb. CGP coming Saturday

DVD Empire calls it quits – all games 20%off

Reviews

Armed and Dangerous (PC)

  • Lucasarts games that isnt “Star Wars”
  • Good sense of humour
  • 3rd person action/shooter
  • Unique weapons – Land Shark – Topsy turvy
  • Standard Machine gun – sniper rifle

Starfox Command – DS

  • This is a really mini review as I’ve only played this for an hour or so.
  • Just the same I’ve had enough time to experience the maq…

Guilty Gear DS

Retro

Bruce Willis: Apocolapse

Download –

Rockstar Classics – Free Download Series – GTA 1 and 2 – Wild Metal

New Releases –

DS –

Diddy Kong Racing DS –

Lunar Knights –

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 –

Wii –

Nothin but big games very soon

PC –

GTI Racer –

Alien Shooter: Vengeance –

Monopoly Here and Now –

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved –

Lucinda Green’s Equestrian Challenge –

PS2 –

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 –

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI –
PS3 –

Nothin

PSP –

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 –
Xbox 360 –

Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 –
News –

Liberty City Stories appears and disappears…TWICE. First on the ESRB rating site, then on plyastaton.com. The game was listed then quickly removed. http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=72446

Sony release another major firmware update for the PSP that was broken in less then 24 hours. http://www.pspfanboy.com/2007/01/31/is-all-hope-lost-for-sony-3-10-decrypted/

Madden wil have some competition next season. Sorta. 2KGames will put out All-Pro Football 2K8. A bold move to put out a non-NFL licensed game. http://www.2ksports.com/media/news.php?id=2476&gid=&iType=6

The Tokyo Game show will be bigger then ever this year. An extra day infact. This year TGS will be spread over 4 days.

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