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Sunday Roundup: 4/21/13

New Games (4-21-13)Moving to California has been an adventure to say the least. We’re not entirely moved in yet, but we’re getting there. After a week of the beautiful weather, I can honestly say video games were not on my radar. But as luck would have it, I still managed to grab a few games, thanks largely to GameStop’s 50% off sale. Even with said sale I picked up some titles that weren’t on promo, but still were a good price. One I was completely shocked with too! Here’s the first haul of the new living location. And here’s hoping for many finds to come!

Child of Eden CoverChild of Eden
Xbox 360
Release Date: June 14th, 2011
Purchased at: GameStop (San Francisco, CA – $8)

I found myself in San Francisco this past Wednesday for work (more on that in a later post!). As I always do when exploring a new place, I sought out some video game stores. To avoid turning off the company I was with I decided a visit to GameStop would suffice for checking out what San Fran had to offer. I stated before that GameStop had a 50% sale, and Child of Eden is a game that fell into that promotion. I originally played the game at PAX East 2011 and thought it was pretty sweet. And now that our living space is big enough for Kinect (And Laura has a Kinect) I thought it’d be nice to pick this one up cheap.

Dance Dance Revolution Universe CoverDance Dance Revolution Universe
Xbox 360
Release Date: March 27th, 2007
Purchased at: GameStop (San Francisco, CA – $1)

Round number two for this one! I’m hoping this time the game actually works. It’s not looking so great so far, as the disc itself is pretty banged up with a lot of smudges and a few scratches on the bottom. But for only one dollar I can’t be too upset if I miss the mark yet again with this one.

Harvet Moon Magical Melody (Wii) CoverHarvest Moon: Magical Melody
Release Date: August 25th, 2009
Purchased at: GameStop (San Francisco, CA – $16)

This was quite a shocker to find. Not only is it a brand new, sealed Harvest Moon game, but it’s also a collector’s edition as noted by the small 10th Anniversary logo in the top left corner. And then there’s that weird slap watch… I don’t know if that’s actually a real promotional item from Natsume or if it’s some crap GameStop threw on there. But either way, for that price it was a great find. Also worth noting, this is an enhanced port of the same game on the GameCube.

Target Terror CoverTarget: Terror
Release Date: April 22nd, 2008
Purchased at: GameStop (San Francisco, CA – $5)

Target: Terror is an on-rails shooter by Konami that has you blasting terrorists on famous US landmarks including the White House. The game is apparently terrible and has some poor visuals, but I had to pick it up for two reasons. The first was the price: five bucks for a shooter is a good price in my mind. Making it a good price is the second reason I had to buy it: sentimental reasoning. They had a Target: Terror arcade machine while I was at college and though I never played it the game now has a special place in my heart. And now it has a space in my collection!

Tetris Axis CoverTetris: Axis
Release Date: October 2nd, 2011
Purchased at: Best Buy (Valparaiso, IN – $8)

A brand new game at Best Buy turns up to be the last game I bought in Indiana before the move! Tetris: Axis isn’t the greatest version of Tetris but it does do something I fancy with any Tetris port/remake: it tries something new. The game attempts to utilize the 3DS’ stereoscopic 3D feature in the classic puzzle gameplay. It also features up to 8-player online and offline multiplayer, and multiplayer Tetris is awesome.


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  1. Great finds! Especially Trtris Axis and the Harvest Moon game!

  2. I’ve heard good things about Child of Eden. Do you know if a Kinect is required to play it, or is it just suggested?

    1. It says “Better with Kinect” on the box, so I’d assume that means you can play it with a controller as well. I’ve only played it via Kincet though, so I can’t speak of the quality without it 🙂

    1. Funny you should ask, we were thinking of doing that today! There are actually several Goodwills around my area and I’ve been to a few of them. I want to go to the ones I haven’t been to yet to see what they have to offer.

      Historically one Goodwill here has been good to me. I found complete in box NES games and Japanese import PSP games!

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