New Releases 2012: October 7-27

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WEEK of Oct. 7
Code of Princess (3DS)
Dishonored (PS3, X360, PC)
Just Dance 4 (PS3, X360, WII)
Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise (PS3, X360)
Pokemon Black Version 2 (DS)
Retro City Rampage (PS3, PSV, PC)
Spy Hunter (PSV)
Worms Revolution (PS3, X360, PC)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3, X360, PC)

WEEK of Oct. 14
007 Legends (PS3, X360, PC)
Dance Central 3 (X360)
Dokuro (PSV)
Doom 3 BFG Edition (PS3, X360, PC)
Jet Set Radio (PSV)
Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PSV)

WEEK of Oct. 21
Forza Horizon (X360)
Just Dance: Disney Party (WII, X360)
Killzone HD (PS3)
Killzone Trilogy (PS3)
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (PS3, X360, PC)
Skylanders Giants (PS3, X360, WII, 3DS)
Spy Hunter (3DS)
Street Fighter X Tekken (PSV)
The Unfinished Swan (PS3)

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New Releases 2011: 2/27-3/12

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There’s a few big releases in the next two weeks. I personally don’t see anything for myself. This will be made up for in three weeks from now with a triple-header of Homefront, Okamiden, and Yakuza 4.

NEW RELEASES for the WEEK of 2/27
Beyond Good & Evil HD (X360)
Call of Duty: Black Ops – First Strike (PS3)
Dead Space 2: Severed (PS3, X360)
Fight Night Champion (PS3, X360)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution (PC)

NEW RELEASES for the WEEK of 3/6
Dragon Age II (PS3, X360, PC, MAC)
Dragon Age II: The Exiled Prince (PS3, X360, PC)
MLB 11: The Show (PS3, PS2, PSP)
Major League Baseball 2K11 (PS3, X360, PC, WII, PS2, PSP, DS)
Pokemon Black Version (DS)
Pokemon White Version (DS)
The $1,000,000 Pyramid (WII)
Torchlight (X360)

Samus and The Prince Power Up

In case some of you don’t know, eStarland.com has a giveaway program called “Power Ups” in which you can win a free game in a random drawing. I won Every Extend Extra for PSP on August 25th.

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Sadly, though, you aren’t given a choice on which system for multiplatform games you’d want the game for. This means I could get an Xbox 360 version of a game despite not owning the system. It also means you could win a repeat copy of a game you already have as was the case for me.

The good news is I used the extra copy along with a few other games to obtain four Game Boy Advance games I’ve been wanting for awhile. I traded in seven games, but only really rid myself of two, Chorno Trigger and Psychonauts, since the rest, Donkey Kong Country (SNES), Street Fighter II (SNES), Shadow of the Ninja, and God of War: Chains of Olympus, were repeats.

THE GAMES
* Blackthorne (complete)
* Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (complete)
* Medal of Honor: Infiltrator (game only)
* Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (game only)

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I also tried to get a complete copy of Splinter Cell on the same system, but apparently they didn’t have it.

OTHER GAMES PICKED UP LOCALLY
* Metroid: Other M
* Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier (PS2)
* Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (PSP)

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I picked up Metroid: Other M right now mainly because I keep hearing how split fans are on this game. It has been bugging me so I wanted to find out where I stand on it. I’m going to go into the game with an open mind and not let the negativity of some internet celebrities color how I feel about the game before I’ve even played it.

The other two games, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier and the PSP version of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, were snatched up because they were pretty cheap when I was out looking for a Nintendo points card.

New Releases 2010: Mar. 7-20

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The eye of March is upon you with big mclarge huge games! It’s so crazy for the next two weeks that these two lists couldn’t be contained to wait until this weekend to post. Here’s an early look!

It’s not any secret that God of War III is what I’ll be getting. What’s the one big title that you want?

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 3/7
Assassin’s Creed II (PC)
BlazBlue Portable (PSP)
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, X360)
Mega Man 10 (PS3)
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (PS3, X360)
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space (WII)
Scrap Metal (XBL)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising (PC)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Gold Edition (PC)
Yakuza 3 (PS3)

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 3/14
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (PC)
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening (PS3, PC, X360)
God of War III (PS3)
Infinite Space (DS)
METRO 2033 (PC, X360)
Perfect Dark (XBL)
Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (DS)
Resonance of Fate (PS3, X360)
Supreme Commander 2 (X360)

Snowmageddon!

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The weather has been ridiculous in the last week with snow here and everywhere. Tons of this stuff has been dumped and it wouldn’t be so bad if the local city crew didn’t suck as much ass as they do clearing the streets. Even the main roads are really neglected. I should slide my car on down to city hall and tell them that I could do a better job by myself…blindfolded.

Now moving onto my gaming update since you’d much rather read about that.

The last time I talked about Borderlands (almost two weeks ago), I’ve reached level 31 with my soldier. When I joined other online game sessions in progress it was nice to feel needed unlike in LittleBigPlanet where people want you to piss off as soon as you join.

Trophies: 30 / 51 (59%)

Other than that only Mortal Kombat: Armageddon is getting my attention. I’ve uploaded six new videos half consisting of fights and half of racing.

VIDEO 1
Kai vs. Rain (x3)

VIDEO 2
Motor Kombat – Lin Kuei Raceway
Scorpion vs. Johnny Cage

VIDEO 3
Motor Kombat – Outworld Refinery
Sub-Zero vs. Cyrax

VIDEO 4
Motor Kombat – Botan Jungle
Sub-Zero vs. Raiden

VIDEO 5
Kung Lao vs. Rain
Kabal vs. Johnny Cage
Kabal vs. Scorpion

VIDEO 6
Kai vs. Scorpion
Kai vs. Rain

I ended up finding a couple of uncommon items a few days ago. One was Mega Man Maverick Hunter X and the other was an interesting gold and silver colored Pokemon Game Boy Color. The unit has clearly been used, but not abused. It still works great.

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New Releases 2009: Oct. 4-17

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These next two weeks of game releases are quite large as one might suspect since now we’re getting into the holiday release schedule.

My pick for this time is a game that will undoubtedly win Game of the Year from some publications when award season comes around. That game is Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. I also have to give a mention to Half-Minute Hero. By the looks of the demo, it will offer a slightly different gaming experience.

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 10/4
Afrika (PS3)
Bioshock (MAC)
Demon’s Souls (PS3)
Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta (PSN)
Fallout 3: Point Lookout (PSN)
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (PS2)
NBA 10 The Inside (PSP)
NBA 2K10 (PS3, X360, PSP, PS2)
NBA Live 10 (X360, PSP, PS3)
Naruto Shippuden Legends: Akatsuki Rising (PSP)
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (PC, X360, PS3)
Saw (X360, PS3)
Spore Hero (WII)
Spore Hero Arena (DS)
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (WII, PS3, PS2, PSP, PC, DS, X360)
Wii Fit Plus (WII)

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 10/11
A Boy and His Blob (WII)
Brutal Legend (PS3, X360)
Cars Race-O-Rama (X360, PS3, WII, PS2, DS, PSP)
Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter (WII, DS)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (PC, PS3, X360)
Half-Minute Hero (PSP)
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (PC)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (DS, WII)
NBA 2K10 (PC)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS)
The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf (PS3, X360)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
Way of the Samurai 3 (X360, PS3)
Where the Wild Things Are (WII, X360, DS, PS3)

That’ll do it for this time. Thanks for stopping by.

21

Alright, back again and this time I show off a total of 21 games and 2 systems that I’ve added to my collection.

In the past some of you have wondered how I get all of this stuff. It’s all thanks to a wizard or if you’d rather a different reason, then we’ll go with Joe Pesci. Thanks Joe! (lol) In the end it’s about what I got not how I get it. So let’s get to the goodies.

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Larger view

First up is two Game Boy Pockets, one blue (eBay) and one green (eStarland.com). I invite you to check out this video I made that shows me testing the unopened green Game Boy Pocket for the first time.

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Now for the games. The picture above is to give a perspective of the many games I bought. Below are more detailed shots via links of smaller groups. Group #2 are actually replacement games as the ones I already owned were working fine, but the label color didn’t match the disc color.

GROUP #1
Fighting Force
Crash Team Racing
Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed
Final Fight 3
The Scorpion King: Sword of Osiris

GROUP #2
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Nightfire
Spy Hunter

GROUP #3
Metal Slug 7
Overlord: Raising Hell
Bleach: Dark Souls

GROUP #4
Metal Slug Advance
After Burner: Black Falcon
Tetris DX
Phalanx

GROUP #5
Neo Contra
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Alone in the Dark: Inferno
CT Special Forces

GROUP #6
Tetris
Pokemon Blue

I was thinking of plans for future blogs/videos and I thought of showing off sections of my collection that were requested by you all. I’m not going to do a multi-part of all my PS2 games or anything really long like that. However, I’m willing to show games that I have from a certain series or something similar like that. Maybe even with some gameplay footage at the end to spice things up a little. So if you’d like to suggest something, please do. Just remember to check out my game collection list to see what I have first.

Like always, I’ll put up another blog here soon. So thanks for reading.