Welcome to Calendar Man where I outline all of the games you can spend your hard earned cash on. This week’s new releases are led by the sequel to a popular, action packed romp through blood and mayhem. That’s right, Yoostar 2 is out! What? Dragon what? Age? Never heard of it. On with the games!
I’m kidding! Of course I’ve heard of Dragon Age 2, and if you’ve been reading this site at all, so have you as Todd took the demo out behind the woodshed. Personally, I thought it was alright, but I play it on casual, as an action-RPG which works pretty well. If you’re looking at this as a deep, tactical RPG, I think the camera is going to have different plans for you. The game is doing the day-one-DLC thing, so if you buy it brand new, you get some DLC with a whiny prince or something.
As I have made painfully clear over the past week, Pokemon Black & White is now available. Honestly, by now I think even I’m sick of Pokemon.
I alluded to this in the opening paragraph, but Yoostar 2 is actually a game that’s out this week for both the PS3 and the 360. Both systems require a camera so that you can pretend to be in popular movies such as 300. I’ll give 5 bucks to anyone that gets this game and then films themselves kicking their significant other through the coffee table while screaming “this is Spaaaaartaaa! On second thought, that sounds like a bad idea. Please don’t do that.
When I was a kid, I used to love watching $10,000 pyramid. I always wanted to be on that show. Dick Clark seemed awesome. If, like me, you want the opportunity to get in a huge fight with your spouse because neither one of you can figure out the other one’s clues, then
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target = "new">$1,000,000 Pyramidfor the Wii is for you. By the way, that’s a tremendous bargain as $10,000 adjusted for inflation from 1973, when the show first aired, is just under $50,000.
For all you baseball fans out there, you’re in heaven this week as both MLB ’11 The Show 11 and MLB 2K11 are out this week. I have no idea which is better as I wouldn’t know a good baseball game if it bit me on the ass. I’m sure either Todd or Bill will chime in at some point this week to tell you where to spend your baseball dollars. For all of you PSP owner, there’s a version of The Show for you too.
I’d say it’s just in time for Easter, but Easter is over a month away and maybe you don’t celebrate Easter. I like Easter because I usually get a DS game or a book or something because I don’t eat Easter candy. My wife on the other hand, makes out like a candy bandit. Still, those Reese’s Eggs are to die for. What? Oh, right, Petz Bunnyz Bunch drops this week. You can raise rabbits, or rabbitz or whatever.
Atlus’s Phantom Brave series makes it’s PSP debut with Phantom Brave: Heroes of the Hermuda Triangle. This is the same game that was released on the PS2, albeit with some new content so you may have already played it if you’re a JRPG fanatic.
For Sims fans, Barnacle Bay the pirate themed expansion drops with all new areas and items. How do you say “Arrrrrrr” in Simlish?
I know this has nothing to do with games, however if you were to draw a Venn diagram of people who play games and people who watch The Walking Dead, there would be a significant overlap. The first season comes to DVD and Blu-Ray on Tuesday.
I know this also doesn’t have anything to do with games, but Lupe Fiasco finally has a new record out. Yay! I loved “Food and Liquor” to death but wasn’t as moved by his later stuff. Here’s hoping Lasers is good. The first two singles I’ve heard off it are promising so I’m hopeful.
Toys R Us – Buy one DS game, get one at 50% off. Not a bad deal if you’re looking to pick up both Pokemon Black and Pokemon White.
Target – Free Pokemon art folio with purchase of Pokemon White or Pokemon Black, ten bucks off of MLB apparel with a purchase of MLB ’11 The Show. Yeah, I don’t get it either.
Best Buy – Save 15 bucks if you buy MLB ’11 The Show and either LittleBigPlanet 2 or Gran Turismo 5, free Amulet of Ashes in-game item with a purchase of Dragon Age 2, free $5 gift card if you buy Pokemon Black or Pokemon White.
Kmart – Buy Pokemon White or Black and get the other version at 50% off (this was announced at Kmartgamer.com so it’s not in the circular), buy either of the Pokemon Black/White DSi bundles and get any other Pokemon game free, free copy of MLB ’11 The Show with the purchase of a PS3, You Don’t Know Jack for the Wii is on sale for $19.99