Archives for February 2012

The first preorder bonus I’m considering

Heck, I didn’t even think the original Prototype was that great of a game. I have no plans of buying or playing Prototype 2. Butt after receiving an email from Gamestop, alerting me to their pre-order bonus for Prototype 2, I am seriously considering it.

I’m not a fan of different retail outlets offering bonuses for pre-ordering/purchasing a game from their establishment (Batman: Arkham City being a particularly egregious example) but since it usually doesn’t affect the gameplay in any measureable way and doesn’t prevent me from enjoying the full experience, I don’t really care. If it floats your boat, by all means, go for it.

BUT. BUTT. But, when you offer something like this, well I’ll definitely take notice:

When you offer me the Bio-Bomb Butt Kicker, well you may have just made a sale.

In My Weekend Gaming Hands

There will be Halo, yes, but there will also be Orcs Must Die and Skyrim. What will you be playing?

Weekend Gaming

Winter has finally settled in around here in Central Ohio, so it’s perfect gaming weather. Unfortunately, it’s also birthday season around these parts so I haven’t had a ton of gaming time. But I’m hoping to get something in this weekend.

My time has been mostly spent in Skyrim. I’m nearing the 110 hour mark (gulp) and I’ve been enjoying this game thoroughly. I imagine my time will be spent this weekend playing that. I also started playing Orcs Must Die on my new laptop and have been grinning ear to ear as I watch my spring traps launch orcs into acid baths. This game is a riot. When I only have that moment or two available for a game, I’ve been absorbed with Puzzlejuice, Temple Run, TripleTown and Hero Academy on the iPhone. (I’m i_aint_yer_pa on Hero Academy if you want to play a game!)

What will you be playing this weekend?

February Releases

Things are starting to pick up again after the post-holiday lull of releases and we’re seeing some nice looking titles this month. Plus we see the addition of the PS Vita to the mix. To the releases!

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Week of February 6th
Inversion
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – I’ve been reading a lot of positive stuff about Amalur. Some even saying it’s better than Skyrim !
The Darkness II

Week of February 13th
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND
UFC Undisputed 3
Zumba Fitness Rush – Man, if you would have told my 11-year old NES playing self that one day, people will play video games for exercise I wouldn’t have believed you. I still have trouble wrapping my brain around the concept.
Grand Slam Tennis 2

Week of February 20th
Syndicate
Asura’s Wrath

Week of February 27th
SSX
Phantom Breaker – Special Edition
Binary Domain

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Week of February 13th
Rhythm Heaven Fever

Week of February 27th
Pok├ęPark 2: Wonders Beyond

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Week of February 27th
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2

Nintendo 3DS

Week of February 6th
Resident Evil: Revelations
Myst

Week of February 13th
Tekken 3D Prime Edition
Tales of the Abyss
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympics – I don’t know how many years Mario and Sonic have been appearing in guys at this point, but it still doesn’t feel right.

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Week of February 6th
Shank 2
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
The Darkness II

Week of February 13th
The Sims 3: Hidden Springs
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action

Week of February 20th
Syndicate

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Week of February 6th
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Jak & Daxter Collection
The Darkness II

Week of February 13th
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND
Twisted Metal
Grand Slam Tennis 2
UFC Undisputed 3

Week of February 20th
Asura’s Wrath
Syndicate

Week of February 27th
Binary Domain
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2
SSX

PS Vita

Week of February 13th
wipEout 2048
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Asphalt: Injection
F1 2011
EA Sports FIFA Soccer
Lumines: Electronic Symphony
Rayman Origins
Little Deviants
Dungeon Hunter Alliance
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND

Week of February 20th
PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Launch Bundle
PlayStation Vita – WiFi
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
Ridge Racer
Dynasty Warriors NEXT
Touch My Katamari
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus
Army Corps of Hell

Week of February 27th
Mortal Kombat

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Week of February 13th
Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom

What are you picking up?

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The Great Battle of Skyrim