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Calendar Man – Week of 8/26

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If it’s the last week of August, it must be time for Madden (360, PS3). Actually, I have no idea when Madden usually releases, I just needed something to open this week’s new releases. Having gave up on Madden years ago, this is a non-event for me but it means that football season is soon upon us so that makes me happy. In other “sequels I don’t have an interest in” news, Final Fantasy XIV Online (PC, PS3) releases as does Lost Planet 3 (360, PS3). Rounding out the releases we have SUDA51’s latest in Killer is Dead (PS3, 360), a new TMNT game for the 360 and Painkiller: Hell and Damnation for the 360. There’s also Shelter, for those looking to spend less time killing and more time saving badgers. Yeah, badgers.


Toys R Us – Buy Madden and get the guide free as well as a $10 gift card. Get any two Disney Infinity characters for $22. Buy one, get one 50% off on all Skylanders figures and accessories.

Target – Buy Madden and a bag of Doritos and get a free $10 gift card because what the fuck.

Best Buy – Lots of MSRP stuff. Whee.

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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.

5 thoughts to “Calendar Man – Week of 8/26”

  1. Still in the middle of Tales of Xillia with a heavy dollop of Plants vs Zombies 2 on the side.

    I actually spent most of the weekend playing through Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and it certainly made my list of favourite gaming experiences this year. It was just the best 80s nostalgia trip.

  2. I’ve done it, I completed a video game. All 117% of Dust: An Elysium Tail. Pretty fun game. The art didn’t disappoint (except the few animated cutscenes). Fairly basic button masher at its core, I basically got through the entirety of the game spamming the combined attack with your sidekick. And I never died or was even challenged by an enemy, which was unfortunate.

    There were some pretty great timed platforming challenges and a few easter egg areas that were a lot of fun, I just wish there was more of those and less of the button mashing.

    Also, the game trying to take its story seriously toward the end made me physically uncomfortable. The voice acting was fine when they were mocking fetch quests and the like, but when they tried to convey actual emotion….just stick to the cheesy comedy next time.

    1. Oh and I’ll be playing through The Swapper this week and if I finish that, moving on to Mark of the Ninja.

      I decided to hold off on the 3DS XL until I’m sure there won’t be a holiday bundle or until I run out of PC games to play (which is likely to never happen in our combined lifetimes). I know they don’t usually have bundles for the XL (I don’t remember the DS one ever having one anyway), but I’m in no hurry.

    2. And I beat The Swapper in one sitting. A little over four hours, but man were those puzzles fun. I just could not stop. Now on to Mark of then Ninja!

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