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Calendar Man – Week of 3/21

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Welcome to Calendar Man where I outline all of the games you can spend your hard earned cash on. Shooterpalooza Year continues with the release of Crysis 2. Hope your video card is ready.

You’ll notice that the links are a little different in this week’s column as now they’re fancy new, Amazon associates link which means if you go to Amazon via this link and buy the linked product, we get a little scratch to help keep the lights on. As a result, the links are a little wordier. I guess Amazon wants you to know the product I’m linking to rather than have you rely on my crazed ramblings. They may be on to something. I think this whole online store thing may work…


This week sees the release of Crysis 2 on various platforms, all of which have no “significant” difference between them, according to Crytek. Technically, there’s no significant difference between me and George Clooney in that we’re both human males. I guess the devil truly is in the details.

If you never got in on the whole Raving Rabbids thing, here’s your chance. The Raving Rabbids Party Collection has all of the Raving Rabbids games in one convenient location for all of your insane bunny needs.

If you like budget racing games with a fair amount of smashing around and 3D support, feel free to check out Mayhem 3D. It also has “splite screen” racing, whatever that is.

PS3 fans get the Tomb Raider Trilogy treatment this week, allowing you to chart the exploits of gaming’s favorite twin pistol packing heroine.

Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy, the sequel to Final Fantasy Dissadia drops this week, allowing you to live out all of your favorite Final Fantasy character brawling dreams.

On a similar note, Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive, also for the PSP, also featuring dudes beating on one another, comes out this week. This time their ninjas though, so there’s that.

The Lego Star Wars juggernaut continues with Lego Star Wars III: Clone Wars. I’m a little interested in this one as I’ve never watched Clone Wars so this would be the first Lego Star Wars game I’ve played where I didn’t know the story already.

Man, there are a lot of expansion pack for The Sims. Oh look, another one! This time you can come see the violence inherent in the Sims system with The Sims Medieval – Limited Edition. Help, help, they’re being oppressed!

Deals
Toys R US – Free ten dollar gift card with purchase of Lego Star Wars III for PS3, 360, Wii or DS.

Target – Free wireless controller with purchase of 360 4GB Slim, free ten dollar gift card with purchase of Crysis 2, CoD:Black Ops on sale for $49.99, CoD MW2 on sale for $39.99, Halo Reach and Fable 3 on sale for $39.99, Dragon Age 2 on sale for $49.99.

Best Buy – Save ten dollars on all de Blob 2 for PS3, 360 and Wii, Buy Crysis 2 and get a free $10 gift card as well as save $20 on the following games: Dragon Age 2, Bulletstorm, NFS: Hot Pursuit, Fight Night Champion, Dead Space 2, FIFA Soccer 11. Free wireless controller with purchase of 4GB 360 Slim, save $30 on a 360 Slim HDD, Xbox Live Gold membership on sale for $44.99.

Steam – They’re not out yet, but you can save $5 on both Witcher 2 and Portal 2. See all of the Steam sales on their specials page.

Impulse – All of the Infinity Engine BioWare games (except for Planscape Torment) are on sale for $7.49. Stock up on classic RPG awesomeness. Other stuff is on sale too.

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Brandon

Brandon loves games, which shouldn't be a surprise given where you're reading this. He has written for GameShark, The Escapist and G4, and made them all less relevant as a result.

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