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Calendar Man – Week of 4/4

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Welcome to Calendar Man where I outline all of the games you can spend your hard earned cash on. This week’s releases suck. There, I said it. Let’s just get to it so we can move on with our lives.

Welcome to the absolute worst release week in recent memory. All we have this week is carnies and Glee Karaoke. Seriously. After the wallet drain that was the 3DS launch, I’m happy for a little break but still. This is ridiculous. Oh well.

The Carnival Games series is terrible and I should know as I have had to review a bunch of them. Now that Kinect is around for them to lure more casual gamers into their web of crappy game design, it was only a matter of time before a Kinect version of these inveterate time wasters showed up. Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do is that version. They appear to have added a monkey to the mix, because carnies weren’t terrifying enough. Now they’ve added screeching chimpanzees into the mix.

Glee, a show mostly about karaoke has already had one karaoke game tied to it and not it has another. Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2 Bundle has the game and the microphone, for when your hairbrush simply won’t do. If you already have a microphone, Karaoke Revolution Glee: Volume 2-Software Only will save you ten bucks. Go savings.

That’s it. I know, terrible right? Maybe some deals will make us feel better.


Toys R Us – Free $10 gift card with any 3DS launch game, TRU Exclusive PlayStation Move Heroes Bundle (Game, camera and wand) for $99, get NBA2K11 for $7.99 when you buy MLB2K11.

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Target – Buy 2 get one free on select games. The ad showed games like Bulletstorm and Killzone 3 but online it was only Wii games, so the safest thing would be to check your local store.

Best Buy – $50 gift card with purchase of Xbox 360 4GB Slim, Crysis2 and MLB2K11 for $49.99, Tron Legacy for $29.99, Batman: Arkham Asylum for $19.99

Steam – Steam has the awesome Indie Potato Sack bundle, consisting of 13 games, for the low, low price of $38.72 plus you get a potato hat in TF2. Check it, and all of their specials, out on their specials page.

Impulse – You can find all of the Impules sale games on their sale page too. Hey, I’m not going to do everything for you.

Guess not. Oh well. There’s always next week.


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.

One thought to “Calendar Man – Week of 4/4”

  1. Carnival games come to the XBox, huh? They really should treat it as a scout for the Shovelware Horde and shoot it in the head with an arrow before it could report back to it’s grim lords.

    Unfortunately, they let it in the gate.

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