New Releases 2011: March 27-April 16

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I would say the release of the 3DS this next week is the reason for so many games, but in reality most aren’t for said system. It’s just ridiculously stacked as this can easily be two weeks worth. It’s a good thing this is the case since the following week of April 3rd doesn’t have a single thing of note. Because of this the second list below is three weeks from now.

The interesting games of these three weeks for me are Rush’N Attack Ex-Patriot and WWE All Stars. Shift 2 Unleashed is another one, but it’s suddenly upon us. Talk about little to no marketing by EA.

NEW RELEASES for the WEEK of 3/27
Back to the Future: The Game – Episode II: Get Tannen! (PS3)
Bust-A-Move Universe (3DS)
Dynasty Warriors 7 (PS3, X360)
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (3DS)
Mass Effect 2: Arrival (PS3, X360, PC)
Moon Diver (PS3)
Nintendogs + Cats (3DS)
Pilotwings Resort (3DS)
Rush’N Attack Ex-Patriot (PS3, X360)
Samurai Warriors Chronicles (3DS)
Shift 2 Unleashed: Need for Speed (PS3, X360)
Steel Diver (3DS)
Super Monkey Ball 3D (3DS)
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (3DS)
The 3rd Birthday (PSP)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PSP)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters (PS3, X360, WII)
WWE All Stars (PS3, X360, WII, PSP, PS2)

NEW RELEASES for the WEEK of 4/10
Dance Dance Revolution (X360)
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga (X360)
Michael Jackson The Experience (PS3, X360)
Patapon 3 (PSP)
TrackMania Turbo (DS)

By the way, check out the Dance Dance Revolution Xbox 360 page. It’s amusingly listed as Move compatible.

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Pick 5: Michael Jackson Songs

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I’ve been wanting to do another one of these posts for sometime now, but a suitable topic has eluded me…until now.

The following are my five favorite Michael Jackson songs in no particular order.

Another Part of Me
from Bad (1987)

Billie Jean
from Thriller (1982)

P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
from Thriller (1982)

Smooth Criminal
from Bad (1987)

Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
from Thriller (1982)

— Honorable mentions (again in no particular order)

Blood On The Dance Floor
from Blood On The Dance Floor (1997)

Can’t Let Her Get Away
from Dangerous (1991)

Dirty Diana
from Bad (1987)

Stranger In Moscow
from HIStory (1995)

Tabloid Junkie
from HIStory (1995)

Rainbow of Games

Over the last three weeks I’ve accumulated the following additions to my collection. The totals are 22 games, 2 movies, and 5 albums.

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Batman
It’s my first copy of it and it’s my favorite of the early Batman films. It has a bunch of extras including a 50-page book that’s apart of the case and a director commentary track which I usually look for in movies I buy.

Watchmen
Included with the two End Is Nigh games for the PS3.

Ten Pin Alley
I remember it from a demo disc years ago.

Big Bang Mini
It has interested me for awhile.

Frogger
It was free with the original PlayStation system that Usagi704 got recently and he didn’t want it so he let me have it.

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Space Channel 5 Special Edition
For the PS2, which I originally thought was the first game until I found out that it contains Part 2 as well.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3: Mutant Nightmare
I bought these two games based solely on the inclusion of the two original Konami arcade games as unlockables.

Namco Classic Fighter Collection
I’ve been interested in picking up a copy of Tekken Tag Tournament more recently. This three game collection helped out nicely with that as it had that game along with Tekken 4 and Soul Calibur II.

Wario World
It’s one of the few Gamecube specific games that I’ve yet to get that have interested me.

The King of Fighter XII
To play against others online, but mainly Usagi, of course.

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Kid Klown in Crazy Chase
I lead myself to believe that this SNES Kemco game was at least decent for some reason. It’s not.

Deja Vu
Oh here’s why. This NES adventure game, which always had fun box art, was published by Kemco where as the above game was developed by them. Retroware TV episode 12-4 made Deja Vu seem pretty interesting.

Cabal
I remember liking the arcade version back in the day. This version works, but maybe not as well as one would hope.

Mission: Impossible
This was one of those games that we owned growing up so it was on my wish list because of that alone. Decent music I must say.

RoadBlasters
An interesting and mildly fun shooter style racer.

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This next group of three were bought with the idea that since my original plan to buy less has obviously failed that I’d start looking on eBay for the harder to find games that I want. Just once a month with a few exceptions like the upcoming Modern Warfare 2. Hopefully this will work this time.

Doom
This was the game I was going after. It doesn’t have everything, but it does have most of The Ultimate Doom and Doom II games. It’s kind of a compilation of sorts.

Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense & Soul Blade
These two games were simply apart of the three game deal. Neither of which I had and I’ve heard some good things about both.

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Finally, I looked up the prices of Michael Jackson album on Amazon.com and other than HIStory costing about $23, the rest were only $7-9. I looked locally for them first and no place had a good selection or price. So I ended up getting all of the albums expect for HIStory (price) and Invincible (already own).