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Calendar Man – Week of 8/22

No High Scores

It’s Deus Ex week! Woo-hoo! At this point, I have no idea if the game is any good, but I have preordered it all the same. What can I say? I’m a sucker for nostalgia. Granted, the early print reviews have been good, but without a much larger sample size, it’s hard to say. Plus, I don’t trust scores if I can’t read the text that goes along with them. Crazy, I know, but how else will I know if the game is worth 60 dollars, or should be priced a more reasonable 40?

Ho ho, ha ha. It is to laugh.

On to the games…

As mentioned, Deus Ex: Human Revolution comes out this week. Of all of the augments I’ve seen so far, the best one looks like the automatic sunglasses. Ever since I had my LASIK surgery over ten years ago, my eyes have been sensitive to light. Being able to touch my temple and have sweet, stylish relief would be awesome. A giant, retractable arm blade is a close second, if only for opening canned goods.

I’m trying to decide if I want to play my usual stealthy hacker or try to go in guns a blazin’. From what I’ve read of folks that are reviewing the game, it sounds like the game somewhat forces stealth on you at the beginning, but who knows. Playing a huge game like this on a deadline is going to force the easiest path on you, so it’s hard to say. In some ways, a need for stealth early on makes sense, especially if you don’t have too many augments. If you could massacre an entire police station from jump, that doesn’t give a lot of room for improvement.

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The only other release of note this week is Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked for the 3DS. This is a remake of the DS version although a bunch of goodies have been added including fully voiced dialog and additional endings. It’s demontastic!

Toys R Us – Buy one get one at 50% off for all Wii, DS and 3DS games. Get one 3DS game for $9.99 when you buy a 3DS.

Target – Free $25 gift card with purchase of Xbox 360 4GB Slim. Free $10 gift card with purchase of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Cod:BLOPS on sale for $49.99. CoD:MW on sale for $29.99. Free $20 gift card with purchase of UDraw! tablet. $10 off EA Active 2 for the Wii and PS3. Get Lego Clone Wars III for the 3DS for $29.99. Get Pac-Man Galaga Dimensions and Super Monkey Ball 3D for $24.99. Get Cars 2 for the 3Ds for $19.99.

Best Buy – Get the following 3Ds games for $19.99 each: Rabbids in Travel Through Time 3D, Ghost Recon: Shadow War, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Sims 3, Madden Football, Cartoon Network Punchtime Explosion, BlazBlue Calamity Trigger, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Gears of War combo pack on sale for $19.99. LA Noire on sale for $39.99. Brink now $39.99. Pre-order Assassins Creed: Revelations and get 50% off AC2 and AC:B.

K-Mart – $20 gaming coupon with purchase of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Must be a member of their gaming club thingy. Buy the inFAMOUS 2 PS3 bundle and get a free copy of Resistance 2. Save $20 on a Move Sharpshooter with purchase of Killzone 3 or SOCOM 4. Save $20 on inFAMOUS 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse or SOCOM 4.

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Steam – Steam has all of the Warhammer games on sale, but more importantly, they have Avadon for nine bucks. You should totally buy that. As always, check out the specials page.

Impulse – Impulse has a sale on Ubisoft’s PC games. I’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. Peep the specials page for all of the details.


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.

4 thoughts to “Calendar Man – Week of 8/22”

  1. EB Canada has a great deal on Deus Ex. It has their play guarantee so if you don’t like it after a week you can trade it back in for full store credit. Hard to think you’d have an issue finding something else to get this season ;).

    That said I am excited as all get out for this anyway. It has the right vibe, so hopefully it plays great and captures the old Deus Ex feel.

  2. Street Fighter 3rd Strike Online edition is also coming out on the 24th!!! But I’m probably the only one that cares!

  3. Im playing it right now myself. I cant wait to see your nitty gritty review right now ive notices a few eye catchers good and bad but I’m withholding anything til i hear what the pros have to say.

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