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Not just a crazy time for basketball, March tends to be a
frantic time for gamers. The month brings the biggest releases before September, release dates
planned and changed – and all this usually comes before the Christmas games get
Lets delve into what is
happening. Sit back, crack a smile and get your fill of the art of gaming!
The Big News
EA vs. Take Two
This one is a tough sale for Take-Two. With EA currently
talking to the shareholders, promising them 65% increase for their shares, it
looks like Take-Two may not be able to make it until the release of their sure
seller Grand Theft Auto 4.
They gambled by turning down EAs previous offer, and the
owners may end up two billion dollars short. Speaking of EA, they have been on
a tear in the last 12 months, and if they engulf Take-Two, this will be the fourth
major gaming company they have grabbed – not to mention Peter Moore from
Microsoft. Publisher Monopoly FTL
WOW Patch Delayed
Considering the fact that everyone is playing this, or has
had a tour of duty within the realm of Azeroth, there is no need to spare cool
points here. The patch did not come out on the 18th as planned.
Well, it isnt like you were going to stop playing in spite of this. Raid on!
360 Price Drop
Lil Wayne wasn’t the only one to take a hit this month
across the Atlantic. The price of the Xbox 360 fell in Europe, prompting Sony
to wonder what their next move is. Personally, I would rather they work on
dropping that failure rate first.
Lost Odyssey Quite simply, the early reviewers had gotten this one wrong.
Lost Odyssey is the first RPG in a
long time that recaptures the genre in its most basic essence. Classic story,
beautiful artwork, powerful writing and characters that bring you into the
world they create, this one is not one to be missed. Watch for the full review on AllHipHop this week!
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Tom Clancy has done it again.
He continues to (ab)use the moniker If it isnt broke dont fix it with his
latest offering. I will give him this though: there isnt a more polished
tactical shooter on the market. In the world of overbloated FPS, thats actually worth something.
Turning Point Fall of Liberty Game Informer should wish to have
hindsight when they choose a cover story. After making insane promises in the magazine early in 2007, developer Spark Unlimited delivered a broken game. It’s a shame – this one had tons of promise, even if
killing Nazis has gotten a tad old.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII In stores March 25 for PSP, the most famous RPG of all time get sits
story fleshed out a little more. In the fourth game in the series, you now
control Zack, a S.O.L.D.I.E.R., as he begins to get wind of the truth. If
youre any type of FF VII historian,
you more than likely had the money set away for this one back when it was
announced in 2004.
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