Monday, April 23, 2007

The Mole: Life's a beach

Before I get into the latest gaming news, I just wanted to share that today I received my official E3 invite. I'm not sharing this to brag (okay, maybe just a little) but to tell you that judging from the packet I received, the security for this event is going to be tighter than my dad's wallet. Step 1 - Take a photo ID, fingerprint and DNA test the day before the event. Step 2 - Take a body cavity search conducted by a man nicknamed "Fisty". Step 3 - Fill out random forms in triplicate and make your marks dark. Step 4 - You must apply for a home refinance at the low, low rate of 4.9%. Step 5 - Fill out this liability waiver just in case Cliffy B's head explodes while discussing the "Gears of War" movie. What's sad is that none of these things are a deterrent for me.
E3 runs from July 11-13, make sure you check this site every day from the 10 -14 for all the inside info.
Cha-ching! - The March NPD data was recently released and the Nintendo DS and the PS2's "God of War II" came out as the big winners. Nintendo sold 508,000 DS's in March. 508K's?!? The poor PSP got its head handed to it, selling only 180,000 units. In the next-gen race the Wii came in first with 259,000, the 360 second with 199,000 and the PS3 in third with 130,000. Game wise 833,000 copies of "God of War II" were sold in March. "GRAW 2" (394,000) and "Guitar Hero 2" (291,000) round out the top three.
The Xbox is officially dead - Microsoft recently made several additions to its list of Xbox games that are now backwards compatible on the 360. Is there a reason to own one at all? No. Here's the latest.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Call of Duty 3,Cars, Crash Bandicoot 5: Wrath of Cortex
Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics
FIFA Soccer 2007
Full Spectrum Warrior
Guilty Gear Isuka
JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future
MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf
NASCAR 2006: Total Team Control
NFL Fever 2004
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
Panzer Dragoon ORTA
Phantom Dust
Reservoir Dogs
Return To Castle Wolfenstein
RugbyLeague 2
Sonic Riders
Soul Calibur 2
Star Wars Republic Commando
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection
The King of Fighters Neowave
The King of Fighters 2002 & 2003
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 07
Tony Hawk's Underground
Ultra Bust-A-MoveUnreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict
Xiaolin Showdown
Get your motor runnin' - The complete list of vehicles for "Forza 2", coming out May 29, is now set. Click to take a peek.


MORG said...

Painkiller and Flatout/Flatout 2 are still not on the list of playable games. So yeah I still have reason to have an XBOX.

Lindrielle said...

Ooopps...posted under the round email address...anyway...yeah..what morg said