Welcome back! Peep Game is here to deliver a healthy dose of gaming news. We have entered the month of
August, which means nothing but football! Both NCAA and Madden get time from
us this week.
For those who have still yet to jump into the
next-gen, or are avoiding the Xbox 360, price drops are on the horizon. Your
favorite RPG publisher, Square Enix, has some interesting news, and Soul
Caliber IV brings you a little political humor.
Sign Up, Get
Comcast and Nintendo are now doing a deal that
gets you a Nintendo Wii. You have to sign up for their two-year "Triple Play"
deal. Thats cable, internet and VOIP - and a free Wii is kicked in. If you
just moved into that new apartment, this may be a deal you want to jump on.
New Wii System
Speaking of Wii, there is an upgrade in the works.
That is obvious after its full success. According to Nintendo Wii Fanboy,
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata stated that they were "already working on
the Wii's successor." With their market dominance, one can only hope they
take more chances with the next machine, and maybe bring solid innovation along
with technological savvy.
360 Gears Up for Price Drop
The Microsoft system, the Xbox 360, is about to go
to the way of the price drop. The Arcade Units are dropping to $199, Pro units
$299, Elite units $399. This drops the systems most basic unit under the Wiis
250, making it the newest, cheapest system for gamers. This should increase
sales into the holiday season, but I doubt the markets competitors will let
that happen without recourse.
The 60 GB Pro units are also due to ship out
sometime this week, although some retailers already have their systems and are
selling them now. For those who are about to go out and buy, it may just be
best to wait it out a few weeks.
Life Hits PS3
Sonys weather service has now hit the PSN. Those
who want to get news and weather from around the globe, simply access it, and
watch the clouds go by. This is basically a much more detailed version of Wii
McCain Vs Obama!
Fight - Soul Caliber IV
A columnist from PC World was "a little bored" and came up with this gem. Just watch the video I doubt I could explain it.
Eternitys Child Available on Steam
This is a rather interesting independent
platformer. Those who like to try something new, peep the trailer. Its sharp,
bright, and just looks fun. Its available on Valves Steam service for 4.99,
which isnt a bad transaction if youre looking for something to entertain you
for cheap. It rolls out with a level editor for the most creative out of all of
us. The game will also be available for the Nintendo Wii at a later date.
Burnout Paradise Davis Update
Paradise is certainly a fun game for anyone who likes making stars and
crashing cars, and now it comes with another update. In a rarity these days,
this DLC is available for free. It comes with Motorcycles, Day/Night cycles,
new Single Player, and Multi Player challenges. No word when this one drops,
but we will definitely keep you updated.
Square Enix has created a casual gaming company,
called Pure Dreams, will be delivering DS titles in Japan. Their first two
titles seem to be working on games to help you choose wine, and games of that
nature. There is nothing too heavy for gamers, but its Japan only, where they
are used to these types of titles.
For the gamers however, Final Fantasy XIII: Agito and a Parasite Eve sequel are coming to the Playstation Portable. Both gamer were formerly listed as mobile phone only games and these titles should give Square Enix some more push on Portables besides their standard Final Fantasy (insert number here) port.
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children is coming out with an HD, Blu-ray version. Along with the disc come videos of the aforementioned Agito and Final Fantasy XIII: Versus, as well as a Final Fantasy XIII demo. Not a bad deal, especially for Final Fantasy VII lovers.
Trailers - Midnight Club III and Sonic Unleashed: The Dark Brotherhood
Rockstars racer is back, and they decided to
bless us with a second trailer. In addition, the game's website has been opened, so if youre interested in more visual and audio treats, take
Sonic RPG? Eh, an oxymoron at best and a travesty
at worst. This trailer doesnt ask many questions. As a matter of fact, the
only thing it answers is who is from BioWare, and what they have made in the
past. Oddly enough, its the reason why I think it can work.
Play? Madden 09
For those who dont know, Maddens demo came out on Xbox Live Friday, August 1. Early reports from The Gamer Studio staff and others seem to say this feels like a brand new Madden. However, 7-11, your Slurpee and late night snack headquarters, is charging $5.99 for a combo meal that comes with the demo.
Now, if you dont feel like downloading the demo,
and feel like you have the need to cop that meal, it may not be a bad deal. It
also features some footage from NFL films such as The Quarterbacks, Moment of Impact, The NFL's Greatest Follies: Volume 3, Just One Play, and even Chuck NBC. Cant call that last one.
NCAA Football 09 (EA Sports)
Platform: Playstation 3 | Playstation 2 |
Playstation Portable | Wii | Xbox 360 |
Release Date: July 15, 2008
Its that time again. The grass is cut, cleat
sales have jumped 1000% and it is just hot enough for coaches to see which
players have the heart to stay through two-a-days. For those who never had the
opportunity, or never wanted to go through the sacrifices needed to make a
football squad, now is also the time that the latest iterations of the Gridiron
classic arrives on electronic devices. Saturday warriors can do battle on NCAA, and this title may just make that
couch seem extra comfortable.
is nearly flawless in its execution. Games are fun, rivalries intense, dynasties are full of drama, and Campus Legend is very self involved. The best of this game can be found online, where clips are uploaded from players favorite plays, games can be played for personal glory, and Dynasty mode is used for fun and long battles of pride.
From its sweeping presentation, the full featured
game mode, and just the amount of fun this game presents, its just an experience that is not to be forgotten, especially for the football fan. Go out and get this one.
Madden 09 (EA Sports)
Platform: Nintendo DS | Playstation 3 |
Playstation 2 | Playstation Portable | Wii | Xbox 360 | Xbox
Release Date: August 12, 2008
There isnt too much that could be said about this
game that will make people turn away. Maddenites will buy it even if all
forecasts were terrible, and a national disaster was due to strike on the 12th.
The smart money would be put on (word to Jeezy) that the lines to your
local game store would still be packed and overflowing.
However, Madden 09 seems like it may be the first
full-fledged gaming experience for the Next-Gen. The gameplay elements seem to be fixed, gang tackling exists, and the game is now much faster and more polished than its previous iterations. The new Madden IQ system is the first attempted at gauging skill besides merciless whippings from your friends.
Take a look at the trailer and peep the demo now
available from your favorite download service. You can be sure we will have a
full review and more introspection from the game as time continues.