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Calendar Man – Week of 4/2

Through the magic of the 21st century I’m writing this column while nowhere near a computer! I’m assuming I’m nowhere near a computer as by now I should be in Florida and I’m fairly certain that if I am near a computer, my wife will kill me.

This week has the Devil May Cry HD collection and Kinect Star Wars as well as the long awaited Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii. You can also finally get your hands on the Oblivion/Fallout 3 double pack, which is probably entirely too much Bethesda for one setting. I mean, seriously. That’s like ninety jillion hours of Bethesda gaming.

New Releases

The Devil May Cry HD collection (PS3, Devil May Cry Collection) collects Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 3 and Devil May Cry 3. You would think that after three games, four counting the upcoming one, they’d know if the devil is going to cry or not. Although technically, “may” means the devil has permission to cry so I guess they do know.

Shoot Many Robots comes out for the PC this week. Barnes didn’t like it. Do with that what you may.

Finally, Xenoblade Chronicles is coming out in North America! It’s only at GameStop! I don’t know why I’m using so may exclamation points!

Kinect Star Wars has a Star Wars dancing mini-game, which says to me everything I need to know about it.

Titanic Mystery (Wii, DS) doesn’t involve the original Titanic. It’s set aboard the Titanic II. And there’s a bomb. Titanic II is also a movie that had another Titanic II. And a tsunami and an iceberg, as if an iceberg wasn’t enough. Maybe there was a bomb in that movie too. I’ll never know.

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Skullgirls is an XBLA anime fighter featuring women with giant boobs, as most anime games are wont to do. Seriously, their backs must be killing them.

If you didn’t play Fallout 3 or Oblivion, you can get the Fallout 3 & Oblivion Double Pack (PC, 360) for around thirty bucks, twenty on the PC. I’m not going to say that’s too much Bethesda RPGing, ok, yes I am. I am totally saying that.

Tropico 4: Modern Times has shiny skyscrapers to go along with your shiny dictatorship. Seeing how Tropico starts off with you rebuilding your island nation after a nuclear attack, I’m not sure how that’s not modern, but that would require research and that ain’t happening.

Finally, Confrontation is a tactical RPG based on the Confrontation: Age of Rag’Narok board game.


Unfortunately, my time traveling powers do not extend to being able to see this week’s deals this far out in advance. I apologize for any savings you miss out on.


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.

3 thoughts to “Calendar Man – Week of 4/2”

  1. Every time I hear the title Devil May Cry, I want to say “well you know, he may not”.

    I’m resisting the urge to buy that collection. I missed the first three games since I was strictly an Xboxer that generation. I’m actually playing 4 now and liking it quite a bit even if it’s in Bayonetta’s shadow at this point.

    Shoot Many Robots blows. Play Hard Corps: Uprising or Gunstar Heroes instead. Or just fucking Contra.

    I’ll probably have to check Skullgirls out since I’m in the throes of fighting game addiction right now.

  2. Yay, Xenoblade Chronicles! I can control it with the Classic Controller, woo Hoo!

    And I can stop infesting every calendar article with ‘oh hey Xenoblade Chronicles’.

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