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Episode 58

Posted by abootgames on May 3, 2007

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Reviews

Field General – PSP

  • Turn based strategy
  • Basic games play – move/shoot/deploy
  • pretty bland graphics
  • addictive gameplay
  • “just one more turn” appeal

Marvel Ultimate Alliance – XB360

  • This game is the beautiful cousin of the recent co-op X-Men games, X-Men Legends.
  • It tweaks the formula again and delivers a smoother, prettier version of the X-Men Legends (mind you it was on the 360).
  • The visuals are stunning on the 360, with cutscenes that really get you excited for the actual game. 1 complaint every level… even Namor’s underwater level is the same dreary palate.
  • The sounds is ok, not stellar, not bad. VO can be a bit cheesy, but hey we like it that way right?!?
  • The fact is though, that the X-Men Legends games, in my opinion, were poorly excuted imitations of other games in this genre like Champions of Norrath and it’s sequel, or DnD? Heroes.
  • All three of these offer the ability to play co-op with up to 3 friends (4 in total), this one let’s you do it over live.
  • You can play alone if you want to although you still have to have 4 chars in your party; which you can switch between in realtinme.
  • As you play you gain XP and can spend this XP on various character special attacks and such; many of which can be combo’d with another player for super special moves that do extra damage.
  • The problem though is that although there are something like 20 different characters it never feels like it matters. They all play to much like each other for you to care.
  • Sure Spidey can swing across the top of the screen and Storm can fly about and Cap can throw his shield, but in the end the balancing and the environments are such that everybody just ends up waling on everytbody else with no thought to team play. At least with my friends it wasn’t needed!
  • The bottom line is that these games are best when teamwork is key and this game doesn’t require it.
  • It’s a rent for die hard Marvel fans, a pass for everybody else.

Burnout -Dominator – PSP

  • An excellent addition to the Burnout series
  • Oddly missing is Crash mode
  • an amazing sense of speed
  • Encourages dangerous driving

Tiger Woods Golf 2007 – Wii

  • A sadly disapointing rendition of the golf favourite.
  • The graphics on this offering are worse than the 2005 version on the PS2!
  • The jaggies are everywhere, and in Gameface you can make a character with pointy cheeks!
  • During chipping and putting there is a crazy about of screen flicker as you try to aim your shot.
  • The sound is fine, but the VO offerings of the commentator’s again when compared to their PS2 05 cousin is sorly lacking. Gone are most of the wisecracks and interesting little sayings.
  • Ok, so nobody cares about any of that right? How does it control…well….
  • The menus use EAs familiar Wii control scheme, if the Wii-mote is pointed at the screen you use it like a mouse to select items from the menu, gameface, etc… if you point the Wii-mote away from the TV the D-pad and A button control the menus. Both of these systems are clunky at best. Game face is especially frustrating, because the select button and the rotate character button are right next to each other. GRRRR!!!!!
  • The actual golf is pretty good… once you get the hang of it. It’s about the same as Wii Sports Golf… of course I got that for free! In their defense once you get the hang of it it is easy and fun.
  • If you like golf games and have some friends it’s a buy; although if you can wait I’d be willing to bet that 2008 will be better.

Download of the Week

http://www.maxgames.com/play/mcdonalds-videogame.html – virtual McDonalds? Game – try running the fast food giant.
Retro Gaming Moment

New Releases

DS –

Brain Buster Puzzle Pak – various puzzles types

Rafa Nadal Tennis – kinda average looking tennnis game

Wii –

Legend of the Dragon – based on animated series – 3rd person action game

Heatseeker – air combat game –

PC –

Fairy Godmother Tycoon – riiiight – well at least there is a free demo

Stargate Online Trading Card Game – I thought the best part of CCG’s was the collecting part – well I guess Yugio does well enough.

PS2 –

Legend of the Dragon – 3rd person action game based on anime series

Heatseeker – air combat game –PSP –

Legend of the Dragon – 3rd person action game based on anime series

Pocket Pool – …no really Pocket Pool – “Grab your stick and get ready to shoot pool with some of the hottest honeys in the bar.”

Winx Club: Join the Club – overly cutesy action game –

PS3 –

Spider-Man 3 – PS3 uses the SIXAXIS controller for an exclusive Goblin mode –

Spider-Man 3 (Collector’s Edition)


Xbox 360 –

Spider-Man 3

News –

Ken Kutaragi will be stepping down in June. The”father of the playstation” was the driving force behind many thins that brought Sony to tyhe top of the video game world. http://www.gamersreports.com/news/5532/ken-kutaragi-steps-down-from-his-position-at-sony/

Microsoft gamin devision still losing money – but improving as only losing $315 million last quarter. a 22% improvement from the same time last year. http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5374&Itemid=2

Nintendo will step up production of the Wii. They are finally saying there is a slight shortage. http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5378&Itemid=2

This years E3 was definatly going to be smaller then last years, but I dont think anyone expected 33 of the 400 from last years. http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3158951

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Episode 56 – Six Inches to the Left!

Posted by abootgames on April 2, 2007

Another week down and a slight move for the show.

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Reviews –

Okami – PS2 –

  • Very stylized graphics
  • Looks like Japanese style water painting
  • 3d action platformer / not heavy on the action
  • character has minimal attacks
  • a brush is the main tool im this game
  • 13 techniques for the brush

God of War II – PS2
Retro –
Download –

New Releases –

DS –

Cake Mania – I have seen this game in a different “skin” before

Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales – FF themed adventure game

Wii –

Bionicle Heroes – Another game previously released now on the wii.

Prince of Persia Rival Swords – also on PSP

PC –

Loco Mania – a model train SIM – free download available (60 minute time limit)

The Sims 2: Celebration Stuff – Yet another Sims expansion

PS2 –

Th3 Plan – it’s ….um…..it’s some sort of action game

World Championship CardsBridge, Gin Rummy, Solitaire, Cribbage, Hearts, Spades, Crazy 8’s and more WOW!!

PS3 –

Enchanted Arms – brings it’s craptasticness to the PS3

PSP –

World Championship CardsBridge, Gin Rummy, Solitaire, Cribbage, Hearts, Spades, Crazy 8’s and more WOW!!

Prince of Persia Rival Swords – also on PSP

Xbox 360 –

Guitar Hero II

News –

Sony has sold more units then the 360 at the same point in there life cycle. The PS3 has had a successful UK launch, not quite a sell out but good none the less.

Production of 360 is coming to an end. http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5036&Itemid=2

WB has confirmed Lego Batman will make it to consoles in 2008. http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/1up/PSP/News/~3/104979030/newsStory

Video Games for Guns – awsome – http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3158305

Efor All has grabbed it’s first big name, the big N – nintendo – http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5061&Itemid=2

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Episode 55!

Posted by abootgames on March 26, 2007

If you know of any independant bands looking to expand their audience send thier inf to show@abootgames.com

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Reviews –

Bullet Witch – XB360

  • This is another of those games that I could only sit through for an hour. It’s that bad!
  • It’s good looking third person shooter with “magic”
  • You play as the Bullet Witch (there is a name it doesn’t matter… really it doesn’t). A girl roaming post apocalyptic America in your hunt to kill demons from below. Pretty standard fair.
  • The opening cutscene for this movie will make you want cringe as it plays much more like a commercial for the game than an actual intro to the “story”.
  • Gameplay is the standard 2 analog stick moving and aiming setup with your shooting and dodging attached to the triggers
  • the shoulder “buttons” and the face buttons are used for your awesome witch powers which are not quite awesom and not quite witch like…
  • The control feels sluggish, there is no target snap and dodgin involes thes over the top spread eagled jumps that make Lara Croft’s flips look like falling down drunk.
  • The powers that I saw included a wall that is great to stop bullets, both the enemies and yours… and it disappears pretty quickly. a force push that doesn’t effect the enemies (or at least I couldn’t get it too) and this big lightning effect that you have to aim a t a big tank to continue a certian part. Oops the Tank shot and killed me while I was setting all that up! Oh yeah you can heal civilions too. Ooooh whoose the badass witch now?!?
  • The graphics are pretty, but the animations are clunky just like the controls.
  • The audio again is okay. It’s nothing to write home about.
  • This is an ignore.

Valkyrie Profile 2:Silmeria

  • builds on a great game
  • Amazing 3d look in essentially 3d game
  • Battles are cross of Tactile / real time
  • Engrossing Story.

Red Steel – Wii

  • The first FPS on thw Wii.
  • Not a great game, but hardly a stinker
  • The control is really difficult to get used to, but once you do it is servicable
  • The graphics are stylized, but still not great. They try to go to realistic.
  • Again sound is okay but not great.
  • This is a rent for it’s novelty… not for any other reson.

Retro –

Download –

New Releases –

DS –

Pogo Island – 5 most popular games from pogo.com –

Honeycomb Beat – music driven puzzle game (lumines?)

Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits – Circus Charlie, Contra, Gradius, Roc’N Rope, Rush’N Attack, Time Pilot, Track & Field, and Yie-Ar Kung Fu – I have heard of some of these.

Purr Pals – another virtual pet.

Wii –

Medal of Honor: Vanguard –
PC –

Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars – RTS game –

Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars (Kane Edition)

The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles – Expansion for Oblivion.

PS2 –

Made Man – Based on real life events – word that should never be associated with a video game (maybe a sports game)

Medal of Honor: Vanguard –

The Red Star – based on comic book – didn’t I see this game a year ago

PS3 –

Nothin

PSP –

Nothin
Xbox 360 –

The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles – Expansion for Oblivion.

News –

Sony is loosing exclusive tiles. First Devil May Cry 360, now Final Fantasy XIII.

New Xbox 360 just around the corner? The black 360 with 120 gig HD and HDMI output to be released in aboot a month. http://www.joystiq.com/2007/03/20/hdmi-enabled-black-xbox-360-in-late-april-for-479/

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Episode 53!

Posted by abootgames on March 13, 2007

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Reviews –

GT Pro Series – Wii

  • Surprisingly good racing game
  • The Wii-mote is held with the D-Pad facing you and you use it like a steering whell. In fact if you buy this game it comes with a plastic steering wheel you can snap your Wii-mote into. Either way it controls the same
  • The game is cell shaded so the look is take it or leave it.
  • The sound is decen’t but not fantastic, the remote doesn’t do much.
  • Gameplay very similar to a Gran Turismo or the like. You race the NPCs to unlock new tracks and upgrades.
  • The real story here is the controls which is fantastic. I completly expected it to suck and I was greatly surprised that from the get go it controlled like a car.
  • Don’t be confused, this game does not control like Excite Truck; which is loose and spongy in my opinion. This game controls like a car, you can power slide recover, and the whole bit.
  • Multiplayer includes 2-4 player split screen.
  • If your looking for a racing game on the Wii I suggest this title.

Flyff – Fly For Fun – Free mmo – Website here!

  • cartoony anime style – if kindom hearts was an MMO this would be it.
  • tutorial drag out way too long
  • I have played better MMO’s but this is worth the download.
  • Well worth the cost.

Trauma Center: Second Opinion – Wii

Trauma Center: Under the Knife – DS

  • A surgery sim

Retro –

Download –

New Releases –

DS –
Wiffle Ball Advance – Ummm wiffle ball??

Spectrobes – Action RPG /pokemon/monster rancher kinda mash up – anime style – good use of touch screen and microphone – the powr up cards look unique

Disney’s Herbie Rescue Rally – second Disney Game this week – racing game – meh

Custom Robo Arena – yet another robot battle game

Wii –

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 – The premiere golf game makes it’s wii debut

PC –

IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 – Flight sim with classic fighter planes from UBI soft

Making History: The Calm and the Storm – a table top looking game “The fate of that nation is entirely in your hands as the world melts into chaos and global conflict. With behavioral models of over 70 countries Making History is a totally new approach to strategy games, where brain cells are as important as bullets.” HUH???

Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific – taking WWII wher it has rarely gone before – UNDERWATER – submarine combat game

PS2 –

God of War II – surely to be the ultimate platformer

PS3 –

F.E.A.R. – FPS that was released to the PC previously – We review the free multiplayer game for the PC.

PSP –

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory – Another call of duty game – with unique levels and guns – how many times can that be said – and still no online componant

Xbox 360 –

Worms – XBLA

News –

Mobile Gaming focus at day one of GDC.

New DREAMCAST game!!!!

Sony announces Home.

LEGO MMO. Lego has teamed with Net Devil for the creation of a Lego MMO game. http://www.netdevil.com/press/release.php?id=207

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Episode 52!

Posted by abootgames on March 6, 2007

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Reviews

Killzone Liberation- PSP –

Avatar the Last Airbender – DS

  • A good little Action based RPG

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin – DS –

Over-G Fighters – XB260

  • Ultra realistic Fighter plane SIM with a weired Japaneese feeling to it
  • Good online presence, if you like flight SIM nerds!

Retro –
Download –

Blitz the League Demo – XB 360

New Releases –

DS –

Wario: Master of Disguise – Platformer and Mini Games

Frisbee / Frisbee Golf –

Wii –

Mario Party 8 – Just like the first 7 – a collection of mini games
PC –

Dynasty League Baseball– baseball manager game with all time great teams

Titan Quest: Immortal Throne – Expansion – more characters – more classes – more stuff

Tortuga: Two Treasures – An action adventure game –
PS2 –

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories – you already know

Burnout Dominator – Another burnout game – my current favorite racing city.

Carol Vorderman’s Sudoku – would be better on a handheld

PS3 –

Def Jam: Icon – Wresstling / fighting game –

Motor Storm – Holy crap does this look good – finally anthoer awsome sony exclusive game

NBA Street Homecourt – Same as 360 game we mentioned last week.

PSP –

Hard Rock Casino

Burnout Dominator –

Carol Vorderman’s Sudoku –

Hot Wheels Ultimate Racing

ProStroke Golf – World Tour 2007

Xbox 360 –

Def Jam: Icon – Wresstling / fighting game –

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 – Demo was released Last week.

News –

The GDC (Game Developers Conference) starts this week. There will be updates on our website and plenty to talk about next week.

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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

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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.
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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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Episode 48 – 1 Year Old.

Posted by abootgames on January 30, 2007

A huge thanks to all who have watched and listened over the first year.

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Announcements

Team Aboot Games got killed at the January CGP and Madden Challenge!
Reviews

World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade:

  • Most of what is new does apply to high level characters. 58+
  • New continent
  • Raise level limit to 70
  • Flying mounts
  • 2 new Races – Blood Elves and Drenai
  • New proffession – Jewel crafting

Eragon – XBox 360

  • This isn’t a very good game. It’s fair to say that I didn’t like the movie very much either; althoughh the game was much worse.
  • It tries to be the LOTR game but fails horribly.
  • The cutscenes aren’t from the movie but uses the in game models

Worst Game played of the Year- Generations of Choas (PSP)

Best Game played of the Year – Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PSP and PSone)

New Releases –

DS –

Underground Pool –

Wii –

nothin

PC –

Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich –
PS2 –

Rogue Galaxy –
PS3 –

Nothin

PSP –

Rocky Balboa –
Xbox 360 –

Battlestations: Midway –

News –

HD-DVD may win due to porn – Sony says no and will not allow porn on blu-ray. http://www.joystiq.com/2007/01/12/porn-industry-leaning-toward-hd-dvd/ and http://gear.ign.com/articles/756/756148p1.html

After 28 hours from launch World of warcraft has it’s first level 70 character. http://www.pro-g.co.uk/news/17-01-2007-4522.html and sold 2.4 Million units sold on day 1 http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4586&Itemid=2.

Hideo Kojima needs blu-ray. In an article about the length of Gears of War, Kojima hints that the storage of blu-ray may not be enough for true next gen games. http://wx411.com/blog/blogdisplay1.php?k=2007-01-23%2018:07:05

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Episode 47!

Posted by abootgames on January 15, 2007

Hey everybody – Another week down. I plan a mid week update with the footage of team Aboot Games getting killed at the January CGP.

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Reviews

Magical Starsign – DS –

  • Overly Cute RPG
  • Group of magic students out to save their teacher
  • Each stundet has elemental power
  • Standard RPG – with few choices
  • Very linear stroy – only one place to go next
  • Puzzle are mainly choosing the correct element for the obstacle
  • Graphics are colorful – each planet you visit having an elemental theme
  • Audio is SNES quality
  • Video clips are present
  • Good time killer but not for seasoned gamers

Big Brain Academy – DS

  • Not really a game, technically speaking
  • A bunch of mini puzzles that rate the mass of your brain and then offers some funny quips about you.
  • You can either practice the mini games at different difficulty levels in 1 of the 5 different categories or you can choose to take an overall evaluation.

Madden 2007 – Wii

  • Full featured version of the game.
  • Graphics look good although they could be nicer…
  • Sound is great… it’s Madden.
  • The control is where it’s at… everything is done in the Wii way.
  • It’s difficult to get learn but it’s fun and there are tutorials throughout.
  • The initial tutorial is incredibly well done and you get points.
  • The mini games are really fun and again the help you practice.
  • Best in game moment… I was defending, the ball was thrown at the receiver, I panicked and waved my arms my player swated the ball out of the air!

Hitman Blood Money – PS2 –

  • 3rd person action / stealth game
  • Play as a contract killer taking out assignments
  • each levelis open in how you go about your assignment
  • graphically as good as any in the genre
  • I still perfer Splinter Cell (mainly because online)

Retro Gaming Moment
Download of the week

War Zone 2100

  • Released originally in 1999 for PC and PS1
  • Eidos gave out the source under GNU license
  • An RTS that is pretty average
  • Runs is a smallish window on my system

New Releases –

DS –

Hardcore Pool –

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All – sequel to cult classic

Wii –

WarioWare: Smooth Moves –

PC –

City Life: World Edition –

Pat Sajak’s Lucky Letters – Free Download
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade –

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition –

PS2 –

NCAA March Madness 07 –

PS3 –

Nothin

PSP –

nothin

Xbox 360 –

NCAA March Madness 07 –

News –

Sony is back on track with the European launch, the low demand for PS3’s is aiding this.

Removal of Super Columbine RPG from Slamdance film festival causes a backlash http://www.slamdance.com/games/– Supporters and other competitors withdraw for contest in protest of controversial game being removed. http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3156322

MTV is in talks with Ziff Davis to purchase 1up.com and gamevideos.com – reported – possible rumor http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=14927

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