Game Releases (27 April – 1 May 2009)

As the world holds its breath and moves to contain the swine flu, one question is on everybody’s mind. Which game will earn the game of the week title for 27 April to 1 May 2009? In contrast to the vaccine for the swine flu we have found the answer.nds_rhythmparadise_box_m

No it’s not your generic, crappy movie tie-in release. Yes i am talking to you X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you fake Man of Steel. The most interesting thing about it relates to its big brother, the movie which was actually leaked a month before the official release. But that’s not what interesing about it. A US columnist in the FOX website was basically fired because he reviewed the movie using an illegally downloaded version and then claimed in the review that downloading it was “so much easier than going out in the rain”. Read the story here .

It’s Rhythm Paradise on the DS which is being promoted in ads (and behind the scenes…) by Beyonce, who claims that “you don’t have to be musician to play this game”. Go figure….. Rhythm Paradise is a rhythm music based game and although the market is now full of these games, this one is actually one of the best. Check the Gametrailers video review (Link) and/or Wired magazine’s written review (Link)

Rhythm Paradise (or Heaven if you are a Yank) is my game of the week!

Release List

360

Hannah Montana: The Movie Game
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

PS3

Hannah Montana: The Movie Game
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Wii

Coraline
Hannah Montana: The Movie Game
Pet Pals
Yamaha Supercross
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

PC

Yamaha Supercross
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

DS

Rhythm Paradise (Rythm Heaven)
Coraline
Driver’s Ed Portable
Gardening Mama
Hannah Montana: The Movie Game
Lifesigns: Hospital Affairs
Russell Grant’s Astrology
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

PSP

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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Costas

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, www.forevergamers.com, and on his personal blog, www.lostingames.net.