Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

A couple of people were recently given the opportunity to test out the new game, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Here is a brief preview that was decided about this game which is a game that will be releasing for the consoles of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable:

“A little while ago, at Ubisoft’s San Francisco offices, I got a first look at Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. It was quick demonstration of the game’s element-based combat system and environmental puzzles (you can read my original preview here). At PAX East, Ubi let the general masses get their hands on a slice of that demo and try out the water-manipulation (you can freeze time, turning water into solid objects you can interact with) themselves. Using my undercover skills and disguises, I slipped into the general masses unnoticed and gave it a run through. For the purposes of this hands-on report, I’ll go back to my first-look observations and see how the playable experience lines up.”

Make sure you check out this game when it releases.

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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

The following is one of the first impressions that was given to the game, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. This is a game that is going to be releasing for the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Sony PlayStation 3.

“In the first scene Antoniades showed off, Monkey and Trip have to traverse a series of gutted high-rises to reach a construction crane for a vantage point. In this section of Enslaved, the enemies are all sentry droids. Trip scans the area for sentries, which are triggered like landmines by motion sensing. For the sake of showing off combat, Monkey trips the sensors and brawls with four sentries. One of the enemy types has a timer above its head that projects a hologram that counts down from ten seconds. If Monkey can’t destroy it, the droid will summon more reinforcements. At the end of the brawl, Monkey gains a weapon of limited ammo. And that’s key to many of Enslaved’s encounters: ammo is scarce, so it’ll take some clever gameplay to get past the many deadly robotic turrets that litter the landscape.”

New Music DLC for the Week

The following is the new music DLC that released this week:

Guitar Hero 5

80’s Track Pack

The Go-Go’s – “We Got the Beat”
Motley Crue – “Girls, Girls, Girls”
Night Ranger – “Sister Christian”

Price: $5.49/440 Microsoft Points/550 Wii Points for pack, or $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP per track

Rock Band

Pack

X Pack 01

“Blue Spark”
“The Hungry Wolf”
“I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts”
“Los Angeles”

Tracks

Ace Frehley – “Outer Space” – $.99
Carrie Underwood – “All-American Girl”
Little Fish – “Am I Crazy”
Little Fish – “Bang Bang”
Little Fish – “Darling Dear” – $.99
OneRepublic – “Stop & Stare”

Rock Band Network Tracks

Big Square – “Burn”
The Bouncing Souls – “Gasoline”
Mayday Parade – “When I Get Home You’re So Dead”
Maylene & The Sons of Disaster – “Step Up (I’m On It)”
megaphone – “Not Your Enemy”
Mile Marker Zero – “A Thousand Nights”
There For Tomorrow – “A Little Faster”
Tijuana Sweetheart – “Trash Candy”
Symbion Project – “Synthesized”

Price: $6.99/560 MSP for pack, or $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP per track (Rock Band Network prices vary by track)

Lips

Tracks

The Archies – “Sugar, Sugar”
Simply Red – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
Huey Lewis & the News – “Do You Believe in Love”

Price: 160 MSP per track

Singstar

Tracks

The Beach Boys – “Surfin’ USA”
Digable Planets – “Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)”
The Divine Comedy – “My Lovely Horse”
DJ Bobo – “Hard To Say I’m Sorry”
Editors – “Papillon”
Go West – “We Close Our Eyes”
The Human League – “Love Action (I Believe In A Thing Called Love)”
Lostprophets – “Shinobi vs Dragon Ninja”
Lostprophets – “4am Forever”
Lostprophets – “Wake Up (Make A Move)”
Tone Loc – “Funky Cold Medina”

Price: $1.99 each

DJ Hero

There are no new releases for this game this week.

Jimi Hendrix DLC Coming Out

Beginning next week on March 30th, a number tracks from Jimi Hendrix will come out as DLC for Rock Band and Rock Band 2. Here is a list of the songs:
  • “Up From the Skies”
  • “Spanish Castle Magic”
  • “Wait Until Tomorrow”
  • “Ain’t No Telling”
  • “Little Wing”
  • If 6 Was 9″
  • “You Got Me Floatin’”
  • “Castles Made of Sand”
  • “She’s So Fine”
  • “One Rainy Wish”
  • “Little Miss Lover”
  • “Bold As Love”
  • “Valleys of Neptune”

This is what was said about the upcoming DLC:

“It’s a whole new level of difficulty unto itself. The thing about these tracks is if you’re a Hendrix fan you know that really what powered that vibe is that he kind of just closed his eyes and flowed from his fingers, and we really tried very hard, especially on the expert level, to recreate that effect… So while it’s difficult to play we hear from Rock Band players and once they practice a little bit and get into the groove, they can kind of just let it flow, so we’re hoping they get the same effect. But it won’t be easy very often from the get-go.”

GameFly’s Most Popular Games

Here is a list of the most popular game rentals from GameFly from the week of March 15th for the consoles of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable:

Xbox 360 Most Popular Games:

  1. Metro 2033
  2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  3. Just Cause 2
  4. Final Fantasy XIII
  5. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction
  6. Dante’s Inferno
  7. Resonance of Fate
  8. BioShock 2
  9. Red Dead Redemption
  10. Mass Effect 2

PlayStation 3 Most Popular Games:

  1. God of War III
  2. Heavy Rain
  3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  4. Final Fantasy XIII
  5. Just Cause 2
  6. Resonance of Fate
  7. Dante’s Inferno Divine Edition
  8. Yakuza 3
  9. Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City
  10. MLB ’10: The Show

Nintendo Wii Most Popular Games:

  1. Red Steel 2
  2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  3. Alice in Wonderland
  4. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  5. Super Mario Galaxy
  6. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
  7. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
  8. Monster Hunter Tri
  9. Wii Sports Resort
  10. Endless Ocean: Blue World

Nintendo DS Most Popular Games:

  1. Pokemon SoulSilver
  2. Pokemon HeartGold
  3. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
  4. Infinite Space
  5. Alice in Wonderland
  6. Pokemon Platinum
  7. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
  8. Scribblenauts
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  10. New Super Mario Bros.

PlayStation Portable Most Popular Games:

  1. Dante’s Inferno
  2. Little Big Planet
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
  4. Mimana: Iyar Chronicles
  5. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
  6. Dead or Alive Paradise
  7. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
  8. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
  9. God of War: Chains of Olympus
  10. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

New Releases for the Week

Each new week there is a ton of new games that become available for people to buy for all the various consoles. Both the number of games and the quality of games that are released every week will vary. Some weeks there could be more of the smaller games that come out. However, I bet that just about every week you will be able to find a game or two that you will like.

Here is a list of the games that will be coming out in this upcoming week for the consoles including the Sony PlayStation 3, the Nintendo Wii, the Microsoft Xbox 360, the Nintendo DS, the PlayStation Portable and the PC:

Sony PlayStation 3

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Just Cause 2
  • Moto GP ‘09/’10

Nintendo Wii

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Red Steel 2
  • Rooms: The Main Building

Microsoft Xbox 360

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Just Cause 2
  • Moto GP ‘09/’10

Nintendo DS

  • Bakugan: Battle Trainer
  • Disney’s Stitch Jam
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Rooms: The Main Building
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
  • Zhu Zhu Pets

PlayStation Portable

There are no new releases for this console this week.

PC

  • Just Cause 2
  • Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom

Music DLC for the Week

Here is a list of the newest DLC that is available after coming out this week:

Guitar Hero 5

Flogging Molly Track Pack

“(No More” Paddy’s Lament”
“Requiem for a Dying Song”
“The Seven Deadly Sins”

Price: $5.49/440 Microsoft Points/550 Wii Points for pack, or $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP per track

Rock Band

Pack

Lady Gaga Pack 1

“Bad Romance”
“Just Dance”
“Monster”
“Poker Face”

Tracks

3 Doors Down – “It’s Not My Time”
Mute Math – “Control”
South Park – “Poker Face (Cartman version)”
The Subways – “Oh Yeah”
The Subways – “Rock & Roll Queen”

Price: $6.99/560 MSP for pack, or $1.99/160 MSP/200 WP per track

DJ Hero

Jay-Z vs. Eminem Mix Pack

“Can I Get A…” by Jay-Z featuring Amil and Ja Rule vs. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
“Shake That” by Eminem featuring Nate Dogg vs. “Show Me What You Got” by Jay-Z
“Without Me” by Eminem vs. “Encore” by Jay-Z.

Price: $7.99/640 MSP for pack, or 300 WP per track

Lips

Tracks

The Archies – “Sugar, Sugar”
Simply Red – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
Huey Lewis & the News – “Do You Believe in Love”

Price: 160 MSP per track

SingStar

No new releases