Wednesday, November 12, 2008

'Gears of War 2' is Beautifully Brutal

Survey the destruction of humanity in 'Gears of War 2.'

When Thomas Hobbes said the life of man is “poor, nasty, brutish, and short,” he could very well have had “Gears of War 2” in mind.

The third person sci-fi shooter, in stores now exclusively for the Xbox 360, follows Marcus Fenix and the soldiers of Delta Squad as they fight to save the human race from extinction at the hands of the subterranean Locust Horde.

That they do so with chainsaw bayonets is testament to how right Hobbes was. [Source]

The Cary video game company sold more than 2 million copies of its new title, “Gears of War 2,” around the world this past weekend, according to a press release from Epic and Microsoft. [Source]

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for this week

This week brings brain training to WiiWare along with a classic game from the Mega Man series to the Virtual Console.
  • Brain Challenge (Gameloft, 1,000 Wii points): Test yourself in various brain exercises in categories such as memory, logic, and math mini games. Challenge your friends as well and compete for the highest scores. As a bonus, you can use your Mii character in game further customizing the experience.
  • Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam (Virtual Toys, 1,000 Wii points): In Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam, you must quickly serve customers who are incredibly demanding and hungry. In career mode, you'll campaign to become the best chef in town. Make it far enough in the game, and you'll get to serve aliens and mafia members.
    Virtual Console
Mega Man 3 (1990, NES, 500 Wii points): It's time to take on Dr. Wily once again in what's arguably the best Mega Man title in the series. With the help of Proto Man, you'll take on the evil robot bosses in this classic action title.

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