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Calendar Man – Week of 7/15

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It’s a good thing the Steam Summer Sale is going on as there’s not a whole lot on the new releases front. Shin Megami Tensei IV brings demon taming to the 3DS, as well as punishing difficulty if reviews are to be believed. Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3, 360) brings the usual large scale massacring of enemies while RIPD and Turbo Super Stunt Squad (360, PS3, Wii U, Wii, DS, 3DS) bring the usual cruddy movie tie-in mediocrity. I’m just assuming at this point. My apologies if either of those games end up being good. In PS3 news, Time and Eternity brings the JRPG noise while Mamorukun Curse brings cursed bullets to SHMUPs, allowing you to lower your opponents’ defenses but increasing their shooting patterns. Dicey! Not to be left behind on the exclusive bandwagon, the 360 gets The Serious Sam Collection. Finally, the PC gets Face Noir, for folks that like Raymond Chandler but don’t like reading.

Me, I’m going to keep playing Fable 3. I also picked up Peggle for the iPad and am happy mindlessly blasting pegs all the live long day.

Deals

Target – Free $10 gift card with purchase of NCAA ’14 and a 12 pack of Coke.

Best Buy – Free single Disney Infinity figure with preorder of a Disney Infinity Pack. Get Tiger Woods ’14 or Black Ops II for $49.99 each. Get Far Cry 3 for $39.99.

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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.

7 thoughts to “Calendar Man – Week of 7/15”

  1. The Steam sale is basically eviscerating my wallet, yay!

    Going to grab SMT4 this week I think. I was unconvinced, but the ridiculous $30 eShop credit you get for registering a copy of SMT4 and a copy of Fire Emblem made it rather a no-brainer.

    1. Yeah, I thought of that too, but then I figured that I could just pay $20 ($50 cost minus $30 credit) for a game I can actually play,

      1. True. For me, I traded in Last of Us against it and the eShop credit will be useful when Phoenix Wright 5 is out in the fall.

        Otherwise, would not have bothered. I really want to like the series but I struggle with anything not Persona.

    2. I hear you on the Steam Sale. I figured I might end up spending $20 during the thing (like usual). I think I’m now in for about $60 and I’m not sure I could list all the titles if I tried.

      1. The value for money is just stupid awesome.

        For a single console title I have loaded up on a ton of great little gems and big titles.

        My biggest expense so far was $9 for Don’t Starve, which was well worth it.

        1. I was trying to avoid buying any games and missed Don’t Starve…I finally caved and started buying, and am now patiently waiting for it to come up in a flash deal at some point. I’m also kicking myself for missing FTL for $2.50, I don’t know what I was thinking…

  2. Feh, new games, grumble grumble…I’m embarking on an epic quest to replay all four Metal Gear Solid games. It’s amazing how well the first one holds up.

    A little Rogue Legacy here and there, actually not sure if I like it or not.

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