Sunday Roundup: 12/1/13

New Games (12-1-13)As far as Black Friday video game deals go, this year wasn’t too nice to me. Sure, there were some great finds that I’m sure many people loved, but I didn’t find much of anything across 2 separate GameStops, a Best Buy, Target, Toys R’ Us, and even another Goodwill. That being said, the games I did find weren’t crazy, must-have titles, or superbly awesome sales, but they are good enough to be added to my collection. So let’s get the first Sunday Roundup of December started!



Afro Samurai CoverAfro Samurai
Xbox 360
Release Date: January 27th, 2009
Purchased at: GameStop (Sunnyvale, CA – $6)

Never having seen the anime series it’s based off of nor knowing anything about the game besides Samuel L. Jackson voicing the main guy (I think?), Afro Samurai has been a game I’ve been looking to pick up cheap for some time now. Strangely just a few weeks ago the PS3 version of the game was only $5, but the Xbox 360 version here was $15. Glad they came to their senses and marked it down (though not fully, I guess). This copy of the game also has a sleeve protecting the game case, which is also in good condition!

Centipede Infestation CoverCentipede: Infestation
Release Date: November 1st, 2011
Purchased at: GameStop (Sunnyvale, CA – FREE)

I already picked up the Wii version of the game some time back, so I figured I’d give this one a go as well. Like its Wii brethren, Centipede: Infestation on the 3DS is a shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world where, I guess, bugs have taken over? Honestly I’m not sure what to think of the game, but it was developed by WayForward, the house behind some great games like Double Dragon: Neon and the recent Ducktales: Remastered.

Nintendo Land CoverNintendo Land
Wii U
Release Date: November 18th, 2012
Purchased at: GameStop (Sunnyvale, CA – $13)

The one game that I was actually out to buy this year, Nintendo Land has been the best game I’ve played on the Wii U yet! Just like Wii Sports before it, Nintendo Land has demonstrated just how to use the Wii U’s main feature, the Gamepad controller. So far I’ve only been able to dabble in the game’s single player attractions. I really like the Yoshi and F-Zero games, but I’ve heard excitingly excellent things about the Zelda game and especially the Mario game. Hopefully I can get a group of friends together soon to play!!

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale CoverPlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Release Date: November 20th, 2012
Purchased at: GameStop (San Jose, CA – $10)

I debated whether or not I should buy this game. On one hand I love the concept and the fact that it’s a blatant Smash Bros. clone, but on the other I’ve heard from multiple close sources that the gameplay was just okay. I decided to get the game in the end, mainly because there was still an itch to play, and it was only $10 brand new. I’m sure it’ll drop below that price used soon enough, but I want it now! Haha.


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  1. John

    I have both Afro Samurai and Centipede for the 3DS. I really enjoyed Afro Samurai (although I also really enjoyed the original run of the anime). The soundtrack is good (pending your enjoyment of hip hop) and yes, Samuel Jackson does voice work. I didn’t care much for Centipede though.

  2. martianoddity

    NintendoLand is magnificent IMO and really fun to play with friends. Playstation Battle Royale looks awesome, gotta get it for the PS Vita maybe.

    1. jsicktheslick

      The PS3 version has Cross-Buy too, so you can get the PS3 version and the Vita version all in one!

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