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Expect a short interaction with your local game purveyor if you enjoy sidling up to the counter each week and saying, “Tell me everything that’s new.” NCAA Football 11 is it. Were other publishers afraid of going toe to toe with EA’s college football behemoth? Would they rather delay their products rather than get ignored in the ensuing media blitz that accompanies the latest release of this eagerly awaited series? Is this just a slow week? Yeah, that last one is probably it. Oh well. In other noteworthy releases, Christopher Nolan’s latest, Inception, hits theaters, alongside the latest Nic Cage flick. This one’s based on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, but we haven’t seen any shots of brooms carrying buckets. Weird.GamesRetailNCAA Football 11 (PS3, Xbox 360, PS2)DownloadableNintendoWiiWareBalloon Pop Festival (800 Wii Points)Toribash (1,000 Wii Points)DSiWare4 Travellers – Play French (800 DSi Points)24/7 Solitaire (500 DSi Points)Music On: Retro Keyboard (200 DSi Points)Pop Island – Paperfield (200 DSi Points)Primrose (200 DSi Points)MultiplatformGuitar Hero 5, Band HeroAvenged Sevenfold Track Pack—Includes the songs “Afterlife,” “Almost Easy,” and “Scream.” Songs are available individually for $1.99/160 Microsoft Points/200 Wii Points or as a bundle for $5.49/440 Microsoft Points/550 Wii Points.Rock Band/2, Lego Rock BandThe Vines Pack 01—Includes the songs “Future Perfect Tense,” “Get Out,” “He’s a Rocker,” “Orange Amber,”* “Outtathaway,”* and “Ride.” Songs are available individually for $1.99/160 Microsoft Points/200 Wii Points or as a bundle for $8.49/680 Microsoft Points.Sweet Billy Pilgrim—“Future Perfect Tense.”* The single is available individually for $1.99/160 Microsoft Points/200 Wii Points.
Tracks marked with an * can also be imported in the Lego Rock Band Store.
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What about Dragon Quest IX? I thought that came out yesterday?
Kinda curious to see how they're going to work in USC's bowl ban into the game or if they're just going to take a "business as usual" route.
I am sure it will be business as usual for USC but I am playing with Boise State first, then Florida.
The Deadliest Warrior is available on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday. For those of you who are into fighting games and pitting Pirates against Ninja's, check out the feature on Inside Xbox.
Why is the Virtual Console being neglected?
NCAA will be brought day one....I want to know how it stacks against the other NCAA's though? GI would you say it's the best one since 06 or 7.
The best NCAA's? 2004-07 with 06 being the best.
2004-2007 were just the best. The ones this gen did not have enough replay value to purchase. But this iteration seems like it has the gameplay depth that I want with fun recruiting(I absolutely love building dynasties I don't even have to be online). I didn't like the gameplay the previous ones had but your review had me sold...