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PS3 Releases: week of June 23, 2008

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on the shelves

06/23: Battlefield: Bad Company (and Gold Edition) (metacritic) – although the ads seem to focus on the single player mode, with the different characters in your group and the ability to blow up just about anything, the reviewers rave more about the team based multiplayer mode. Game is generally well received, with criticism pointed at the AI intelligence (which is solved in multiplayer) and the lack of a multi-player story mode (which seems natural given your group of four people.)

06/23: Top Spin 3 (metacritic) – inverse of the other tennis games: hyper realistic, tough to pick up and play. Reviews vary wildly depending if the reviewer could pick up the control system. Everyone agrees that it takes a lot of time and practice. Real rosters, though I find it utterly bizarre Nadal would be a PS3 exclusive (apparently he’s going to be DLC for 360.)

06/24: Hellboy: The Science of Evil (metacritic) – game released to coincide with movie, so, yea, not good.

06/24: Wall-E (metacritic) – see above! not reviewed as much but apparently slightly better.

06/24: Hail to the Chimp (metacritic) – not wildly reviewed, but not well reviewed. I’ll hold out hope for another week.

06/24: Overlord: Raising Hell (metacritic) – an XBOX 360 port from 2007, you’re a fantasy villain trying to create your horde of followers. I’m not sure what to make of it. Some reviews call it unplayable due to massive graphic issues, others say they’re minor.

in the store

Downloadable Games

PS1 Classics (2 weeks)

Add on Content
– PAIN: Nigel character {$1}
– Guitar Hero III
* “I Am Murloc” by Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain (World of Warcraft Single)
– Rock Band
* “Crackity Jones” – the Pixies {$2}
* “Dead” – the Pixies {$2}
* “Debaser” – the Pixies {$2}
* “Gouge Away” – the Pixies {$2}
* “Here Comes Your Man” – the Pixies {$2}
* “Hey” – the Pixies {$2}
* “I Bleed” – the Pixies {$2}
* “La La Love You” – the Pixies {$2}
* “Monkey Gone to Heaven” – the Pixies {$2}
* “Mr. Grieves” – the Pixies {$2}
* “No. 13 Baby” – the Pixies {$2}
* “Silver” – the Pixies {$2}
* “Tame” – the Pixies {$2}
* “There Goes my Gun” – the Pixies ($2)
* or buy the whole album for $19, saving $9
* “Dreamin’” – Weezer {$2}
* “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” – Weezer {$2}
* “Troublemaker” – Weezer {$2}
* or buy the 3 pack for {$5.50}

Game Demos
– Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds
– Top Spin 3

Game Videos
– Battlefield: Bad Company (TV Spot, character blog)
– Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway (trailer)
– Call of Dusty: World at War
– the Incredible Hulk
– HAZE (song, launch trailer for a game that came out a month ago?)

Movie/Blu-Ray Trailer
– The House Bunny
– So I Married an Axe Murder
– Men In Black

PS3 Theme
– PAIN: Nigel
– Playstation Network

PS3 Wallpaper (2 weeks)

over the horizon (last updated 06/13)

06/24: Hail to the Chimp (metacritic)

06/29: Guitar Hero Aerosmith and bundle (metacritic)

07/08: Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution (metacritic)
07/08: Beijing Olympics 2008 (metacritic)
07/08: Monster Madness: Grave Danger (metacritic)

07/15: NCAA Football ’09

07/25: WipeoutHD (download only)

07/29: Soulcalibur IV and Premium Edition

08/12: Madden NFL 09 and (20th Anniversary Edition

08/15: Afro Samurai
08/19: Rapala Fishing Frenzy

08/31: Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
09/01: Pure

09/02: TNA Impact!
09/03: FaceBreaker
09/03: NFL Head Coach ’09

09/08: Lego Batman
09/09: Legendary: The Box

10/01: Baja

11/01 (maybe): Hei$t (metacritic)

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