Maybe you're not excited about Grand Theft Auto IV. It might not be your cup of tea. But the rest of the world is. Even Brighton is doing midnight openings and we're the least religious place in Europe, according to some sort of study that might not even exist. And we'll be there to take pictures of you ignoring sensible bedtimes to grab your copies. We might ask questions too, like which console is better? Or why? We said "thanks bruv" to a till person in WH Smith the other day. It was an accident.
Back to the matter at hand: things to buy or try on the Internet last week. This should have appeared on Friday but other things stopped it. Lost Cities was the Live Arcade offering last week and was decent. There was also downloadable content for Army of Two and Guitar Hero III on Live and US PSN - unsurprisingly the Euro PS Store is a week behind. It did finally get that Variety Map Pack for Call of Duty 4, though, which was a little earlier than we had been lead to believe.
We've no idea what Bishi Bashi Special is, but Tom and Kristan banged on about it on Friday and apparently this PSone gem is well worth a bash on PS3. There's flOw and Command & Conquer for PSP, too. Another big attraction is the echochrome demo on the US Store, where you can also get an Iron Man taster and Eye of Judgement expansion. There's a US demo for God of War PSP as well.
Virtual Console had NES sizzler Double Dragon to offer, alongside some C64 games Kristan probably has posters of on his bedroom wall.
Otherwise all we have to recommend is Titan Quest expansion Immortal Throne on Metaboli, because it's good.
Xbox Live Arcade
- Lost Cities - 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60)
Xbox Live Marketplace
- Army of Two: SSC Challenge Map Pack - 600 Microsoft Points (GBP 5.10 / EUR 7.20)
- Guitar Hero III: Def Leppard Track Pack - 500 Microsoft Points (GBP 4.25 / EUR 6.00)
- Lost Odyssey: Triple Bonus Pack - 200 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.70 / EUR 2.40)
- Theme: NBA Ballers: Chosen One - Venue - 150 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.28 / EUR 1.80)
- Theme: NBA Ballers: Chosen One - Livin' Lavish - 150 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.28 / EUR 1.80)
- Picture: Ballers: Chosen One - 80 Microsoft Points (GBP 0.68 / EUR 0.96)
- Operation Darkness
- Rock Band: Judas Priest "Screaming for Vengeance" album - 1200 Microsoft Points (GBP 10.20 / EUR 14.40). Songs available individually, too.
- Rocketmen: Axis of Evil
- Call of Duty 4: Variety Map Pack - GBP 6.99 / EUR 9.99
- PSone: Bishi Bashi Special - GBP 3.49 / EUR 4.99
- PSone: Command & Conquer - GBP 3.49 / EUR 4.99
- flOw - GBP 4.99 / EUR 7.99
- God of War: Chains of Olympus
- Iron Man
PS3 Game Content
- The Eye of Judgement: Biolith Rebellion 2 - USD 14.99
- Call of Duty 4: Variety Map Pack - USD 9.99
- Rock Band: Judas Priest "Screaming for Vengeance" album - USD 14.99 (songs available individually, too)
- Rock Band: "Saints of Los Angeles" by Motley Crue - USD 0.99
- Rock Band: "Devil's Child" by Lynyrd Skynyrd - USD 0.99
- Guitar Hero III: Def Leppard Track Pack - USD 6.25
- Army of Two: SSC Challenge Map Pack - USD 7.49
- Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore songs - USD 1.49 each
- LocoRoco - USD 21.99
- Kingdom of Paradise - USD 10.99
- R-Types - USD 5.99
- Double Dragon (NES) - 500 Wii Points (GBP 3.50 / EUR 5)
- World Games (C64) - 500 Wii Points (GBP 3.50 / EUR 5)
- The Last Ninja (C64) - 500 Wii Points (GBP 3.50 / EUR 5)
- Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
- Sid Meier's Railroads!