Game releases (6 – 10 April 2009)

A short post for a slow week.

I played Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, the predecessor of Galactrix, on the PSP and I was not drawn to it. I quit playing after 1 hour. But, there is no denying that I was in the minority of people as the game was immensely successful. Among those charmed and addicted to the game were a few friends of mine as well.

puzzqgalatrixmainheadNow D3Publisher, after the PC and DS release, is releasing the new Puzzle Quest: Galactrix on Xbox Live Arcade this week for 1600 Microsoft points (around Euros18). I have a link to one of the game’s trailers for anyone not familiar with the game. Link

Puzzle Quest:  Galactrix is my game of the week (Eurogamer review 7/10 – Link)

Alternatively, you can ignore games this week and get BBC’s Planet Earth on dvd or blu-ray instead.

That’s what I did…..

360

The Godfather II
Velvet Assassin
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
Resident Evil 5: Versus mode

Flock

PS3

The Godfather II
Resident Evil 5: Versus mode

Wii

Pirates Vs Ninjas: Dodgeball
Skate City Heroes
Ultimate Band

DS

Away: Shuffle Dungeon
Blue Dragon Plus
Jewel Quest: Solitaire
Ultimate Band
Love Is In Bloom: The Flower Shop Garden

PC

We Rock: Drum King
Velvet Assassin
Elven Legacy
The Godfather II

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About the Author

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.

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  • peter

    good stuff as usual mate.more info on 360 and PS3 would be appreciated. also im interested in the Planet Earth Blu ra, you know the prices and where they have it?

  • Thx Peter!

    Planet Earth (blu-ray) is EUR32.50 (P&P is free for cyprus) from http://www.play.com. Check this link.

    http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/3388938/Planet-Earth-Box-Set/Product.html

    About 360 and PS3 there wasn’t anything really worthwhile this week. If you are looking for information for something specific on these consoles let me know.

    • peter

      cool 32.50 euro for a blue ray like planet earth is a steal!! however i dont buy stuff online, id prefer to go to a store and get it. you have any idea which stores have it in limassol? otherwise ill just wait till i get back to uk

      well in regards to 360 and PS3 there are plenty of stuff of interest in the last month that havent been mentioned. The GDC convention for one, and second capcoms mega releases on both consoles- RE5 and Street Fighter 4. Killzone 2, Halo Wars and Madworld (wii) are another 3 that pop in mind. Although i do enjoy reading about the DS i think me and others who read the articles would be interested in reading about the hard hitters.
      but nonetheless your articles are very well informed and am looking forward to the next ones!

  • Unfortunately i don’t know any stores in Limassol that might sell Planet Earth 🙁

    I mentioned RE5 and SFIV and Madworld in previous weeks’ articles for Game releases.

    To be honest i want to write about more than just weekly game releases. Like you mentioned for example about GDC. Unfortunately, i don’t find the time but i am planning to squeeze in a couple of more monthly articles in here. Especially since now i know there are people that are really interested in these things.

    Thx for the valuable feedback Peter!

    • peter

      my pleasure mate.

      ill have a look around limassol but i doubt theyll have it at 32 euros. ill just wait till im back in the uk.

      its nice to meet fellow game enthusiasts in cyprus…. and then blow their brains out online later! 🙂
      i need to reconnect my PS3 back online soon i hope. my psn id is garos82.

      looking forward to the next article