Game Releases (11 – 15 May 2009)


Rock Band 2 is not a game. It’s an event. And yes I stole this quote from NowGamer ‘s verdict of Rock Band 2 on the Wii. But I have not encountered a better description for it. It’s indeed an event. Couples organise their house parties and entertainment around it while sad men and women get to be the drummers of Metallica or the Red-Hot Chilli Pepper singer or just jump up and down in ecstasy listening to Beastie Boys’ Sabotage.

The Wii is probably the console built for games like Rock Band 2. Attractive to people who don’t play games but want to be entertained in new ways. Rock Band 2 brings wireless guitars and drums to the living room which is a huge plus around drunken friends. It also has the store available to download more songs and albums like its 360 and the PS3 siblings.

Expensive, but so worth it if you can get people around. Listening to a friend singing Roxanne by The Police is one of the most traumatic and fantastic experiences I’ve had in this generation of videogames.

Rock Band 2 on the Wii is Game of the Week.


Battlestations: Pacific
Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade
Rock Revolution


Sports Island 2
Rock Band 2


Rock Revolution
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Accelerator
Happy Bakery


Battlestations: Pacific
Ultimate Traffic 2
Restarurant Empire 2

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Costas Taliadoros is an accountant by profession but a gamer at heart. He was born in Nicosia in 1977 and was raised by Donkey Kong. At a very young age he started piloting F-15 Strike Eagles over the Iraqi and Libyan deserts and has also seen action in an M1 Ambraams tank somewhere in Eastern Europe fighting against the Soviets. As the years went by, he was integrated into Civilization until he finally conquered the world and sent the first human mission to Alpha Centauri. He graduated from the International Superstar Soccer academy and moved back to Cyprus to start his career. In this dark period of his life he fought and swore against 3 more Master Chiefs on a 4-way split-screen all day and night. It was around this period that he also started traveling to Live in many places around the world but mostly the USA. There, he met a lot of young American teenagers who were willing to discuss topics like his mother and the colour of his skin in great detail. It only strengthened his belief that he still has a lot to learn in this life. Nowadays Costas can be found on a couch playing games with friends and foes, with beer in close proximity. He is just a non-professional “writer” who loves games, books, comics, football, and running. He is also writing in the video-game site he co-founded,, and on his personal blog,