Hobble gobble gabble babble hocus pocus Go! Sports Skydiving. That's what the three witches said when I asked them what to buy this week. They said controlling a ragdoll diver and making it do all sorts of aerial acrobatics made them cackle and throw newts at each other, so I took it as a recommendation. Looks good too sonny, said one of them. The crones also seemed impressed when I told them about the four batches of weekly WipEout Pulse content for February, although I felt a shifty gaze when I told them the combined total would be around 14 pounds.
Then, off I went to see a giant I made up just now. He has an Xbox 360 and likes role-playing games. Not a lot for him this week, then, with Poker Smash the only offering. There are some new cars for Test Drive Unlimited up there, but that is a very old game and Grog, the giant, has traded it in.
There was more bad news at the top of a mountain where Billy the old wise goat was meditating on a pile of juicy grass. Baaad day for him, he said, because Nintendo had only added one new game to the Virtual Console. He had never heard of Lords of Thunder either.
Finally I had a stony response from Rocky the rock about the Steam offer where you get Deus Ex. for free if you buy Conflict: Denied Ops before the end of the day. His silence spoke volumes; clearly waiting for Ellie to finish her review before he takes the plunge, although the offer will have run out by then. But he is just a stone with no brain and no mouth and not real, after all. Wait, then, his final message.
Xbox Live Arcade
- Poker Smash - 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60)
Xbox Live Marketplace
- Test Drive Collection Volume 6 - 350 Microsoft Points (GBP 2.98 / EUR 4.07)
- Grey's Anatomy Theme - 150 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.28 / EUR 1.74)
- Grey's Anatomy Picture Pack - 150 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.28 / EUR 1.74)
- Rock Band: "Roam" by The B-52's - 160 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.36 / EUR 1.86)
- Rock Band: "Calling Dr. Love" by Kiss - 160 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.36 / EUR 1.86)
- Rock Band: "We Care A Lot" by Faith - 160 Microsoft Points (GBP 1.36 / EUR 1.86)
PAL PS3 games
- Go! Sports Skydiving - GBP 3.49
PAL PSP content
- WipEout Pulse Mirage Pack - GBP 3.49
US/Canada PS3 games
- Go! Sports Skydiving - USD 4.99
US/Canada PS3 content
- Rock Band: "Roam" by The B-52's - USD 1.99
- Rock Band: "Calling Dr. Love" by Kiss - USD 1.99
- Rock Band: "We Care A Lot" by Faith - USD 1.99
US/Canada PSP games
- Crash Bandicoot: Warped - Usd 5.99
- Lords of Thunder (TurboGrafx-CD) - 800 Wii Points (GBP 5.60 / EUR 8.00)
- Operation Wolf (NES) - 500 Wii Points (GBP 3.50 / EUR 5)
- Columns III: Revenge of Columns (Mega Drive) - 800 Wii Points (GBP 5.60 / EUR 8.00)
- Get Deus Ex for free when you buy Conflict: Denied Ops (offer ends today)