The Stupid Gamer

Video Games, Opinions, Thoughts, & Tomfoolery

The Stupid Gamer - Video Games, Opinions, Thoughts, & Tomfoolery

StarCraft 2 is out tomorrow

Yeah, it’s not like I have to report this to remind anybody, but it would just be plain wrong if I didn’t have a StarCraft 2 related post this week. Tomorrow is the official launch for StarCraft 2 and I’m hoping that everybody out there has their copy on preorder, their PC upgraded to run the game smoothly, and lots of free time. Today would be a good day to get some extra chores done around the house, love up the wife real good, and take your kid to the park for some daddy time, because all your extra time belongs to Blizzard starting tomorrow.

For those that didn’t play StarCraft between now and its release back in 1999, I do feel comfortable saying that you’ve missed out on one of the ten best released games during that time period. Even by today’s standards StarCraft and its expansions are still good RTS games, so if you have a chance to pick it up (you do, it’s cheap), it might not be a bad idea to play through the original before getting StarCraft 2. And yes, you should all be planning on getting StarCraft 2.

PSA: Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is out this weekend

One of my favorite demos from E3 2009 was Treasure’s Sin & Punishment: Star Successor for the Nintendo Wii. Always a fan of shooters and high action games, Star Successor delivered both in spades. The demo was just a single level, and you could choose either of the two playable characters (each with their own different styles of play). The game will make use of online leaderboards, a great stat tracking system, and will offer tons of replay value for those that look to aim for perfection.

Sin & Punishment: Star Successor is out on Sunday at retail, so shipments should be arriving by mail Monday or Tuesday. With all the big games that were recently released and with the ones coming up, I really hope Star Successor doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. For people who complain that there aren’t enough hardcore experiences on the Wii, they need to take a look at this game. It really doesn’t get much more hardcore than this.

This would make a great Under the Radar game…

Enduro Racer coming to Virtual Console

That’s right, suckers, Enduro Racer is coming to the VC this week! For the lamers not in the know, Enduro Racer was basically Sega’s version of Excitebike on the Master System. The main difference is that Enduro Racer allowed you to build up your bike and race on a variety of tracks with an isometric view. Ok, so the games are extremely different when you really think about it, but Enduro Racer was a must-own for Master System owners.
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Dust off your Wiis and download this gem, retro fans. This was a pretty cool take on a genre that typically didn’t translate very well from the arcade to the home consoles.

Game releases this week (12.1.2008)

The holiday rush of games is almost over, and it’s time to start dealing with some crazy backlogs that have built up. This week doesn’t help, as Prince of Persia is finally here. Here are the games for this week.

Xbox 360

  • Prince of Persia
  • Destroy All Humans! Path Of The Furon
  • The Tale of Despereaux

PlayStation 3

  • Prince of Persia
  • SingStar ABBA

Nintendo Wii

  • King of Fighters Collection- The Orochi Saga
  • Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
  • My Fitness Coach
  • The Tale Of Despereaux
  • Safecracker
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games
  • Mushroom Men: Spore Wars
  • Ski & Shoot
  • Bigfoot Collision Course
  • SPRay
Virtual Console
  • Metal Slug 2 (Neo Geo)

PlayStation 2

  • The Tale Of Despereaux
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
  • SingStar ABBA

Nintendo DS

  • Prince of Persia: The Fallen King
  • Heavy Armor Brigade
  • Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi
  • The Tale Of Despereaux
  • Slingo Quest
  • Wordfish
  • My Fun Facts Coach
  • Animal Boxing
  • Happy Cooking
  • Dreamer: Puppy Trainer
  • Emma at the Farm
  • Emma in the Mountains

Game releases this week (11.17.2008)

Left 4 Dead is the most notable release and I’m review for that one. Here’s hoping that enough people on the console front pick up the game so that a healthy community can form around the game. The holiday releases should start slowing soon, but there are a few gems left out there.

Xbox 360

  • Left 4 Dead
  • The Last Remnant
  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  • You’re in the Movies with Camera
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • NPPL Championship Paintball 2009
  • Rock Revolution
  • LIPS
  • Karaoke Revolution: American Idol 2
  • Disney’s Bolt
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Need For Speed: Undercover

PlayStation 3

  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  • Alone in the Dark: INFERNO
  • NPPL Championship Paintball 2009
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • Disney’s Bolt
  • Karaoke Revolution: American Idol 2
  • Need For Speed: Undercover

Nintendo Wii

  • Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Castlevania: Judgement
  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • Gallop & Ride
  • Merv Griffin’s Crosswords
  • Championship Foosball
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
  • Cooking Mama World Kitchen
  • Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Bundle 2
  • Skate City Heroes
  • Petz Crazy Monkeyz
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Naruto: The Broken Bond
  • Monkey Mischief: Party Time
  • Disney’s Bolt
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • Ultimate Band
  • Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun
  • NPPL Championship Paintball 2009
  • AMF Bowling World Lanes
  • Need For Speed: Undercover
Virtual Console
  • Forgotten Worlds (Genesis)
  • Space Invaders: The Original Game (SNES)

PlayStation 2

  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • Dynasty Warriors 6
  • Sonic Unleashed
  • Disney’s Bolt
  • Burnout Anthology
  • Need For Speed: Undercover

Sony PSP

  • Shaun White Snowboarding
  • Need For Speed: Undercover

Nintendo DS

  • Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades SAS
  • Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff
  • Robocalypse
  • Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams
  • Ultimate Band
  • Petz Rescue Endangered Paradise
  • Tomb Raider Underworld
  • Disney’s Bolt
  • Cradle of Rome
  • Petz Catz Clan
  • Petz Monkeyz House
  • Metal Slug 7
  • Imagine Movie Star
  • Tony Hawk’s Motion
  • Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine
  • Imagine: Ballet Star
  • Luminous Arc 2
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
  • Rune Factory 2: Fantasy Harvest Moon

Game releases this week (11.10.2008)

With the PC getting the World of Warcraft expansion this week, that’s where the majority of the hype is going to flow, but there are some other notable releases as this year’s insane holiday release schedule rolls on. Check out what’s coming this week…and don’t forget about Tecmo Bowl’s big return on the DS.

Xbox 360

  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 09
  • WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Rock Revolution

PlayStation 3

  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 09
  • Rock Revolution
  • Age of Booty

Nintendo Wii

  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
  • Tales Of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • FaceBreaker K.O. Party
  • Pop Star Guitar
  • WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2009
  • MLB Superstars
  • Imagine: Party Babyz
  • Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor
  • Block Party
  • Guiness World Records: The Videogame
  • Hasbro Family Game Night
  • Luxor 3
  • Big League Sports
  • Monkey Mischief: Party Time
  • Bratz Kidz: Slumber Party

Virtual Console

  • Mega Man 3 (NES)

PlayStation 2

  • Call of Duty: World at War Final Fronts
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 09
  • WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009
  • Hasbro Family Game Night
  • Eternal Poison
  • Onimusha: The Essentials

Sony PSP

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 09
  • WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2009

Nintendo DS

  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Pok√©mon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
  • Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance
  • WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2009
  • Winx Club: Mission Enchantix
  • Populous
  • Avatar – The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno
  • Pony Friends: Mini Breeds Edition
  • Amazing Adventures: Forgotten Ruins
  • My Stop Smoking Coach with Allen Carr
  • Six Flags Fun Park
  • Guiness World Records: The Videogame
  • Sally’s Salon
  • National Geographic Panda
  • Hello Kitty Daily

Game releases this week (10.27.2008)

The floodgates are open and, for most gamers, so are their wallets. So many good games are rolling out from now until the end of the year that keeping up will be nearly impossible. I’m guessing that many of us are already sitting on sizable backlogs, but by the new year we’re going to be drowning in unfinished games. Good luck keeping up, and here are the releases for this week.

Note: Guitar Hero World Tour is already on shelves.

Xbox 360

  • Fallout 3
  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • MotoGP 08
  • Scene It? Box Office Smash Bundle
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE
  • Baja 1000: Score International

PlayStation 3

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Fallout 3
  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • SingStar Vol. 2
  • Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
  • Baja 1000: Score International
  • Moto GP ’08

Nintendo Wii

  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play
  • MySims Kingdom
  • All Star Cheer Squad
  • Dora the Explorer: Dora Save the Snow Princess
  • Go Diego Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue
  • Nerf N-Strike
  • Six Flags Fun Park
  • Twin Strike: Operation Thunder
  • TV Show King Party
  • Baja 1000: Score International
  • Hunt for Black Beard’s Booty
  • Shrek’s Carnival Craze
  • Ben 10: Alien Force
  • Petz Horsez Club
  • Monster Jam: Urban Assault
  • Goosebumps HorrorLand
  • Ultimate I Spy

PlayStation 2

  • Guitar Hero World Tour – Band Kit
  • Dora the Explorer: Dora Save the Snow Princess
  • Go Diego Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue
  • Mana Khemia: Alchemist of Al-Revis
  • Baja 1000: Score International
  • Shrek’s Carnival Craze
  • SingStar Country
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE
  • Moto GP ’08
  • Ben 10: Alien Force
  • King of Fighters Orochi Saga
  • Monster Jam: Urban Assault
  • Onimusha: The Essentials
  • SingStar Legends
  • Goosebumps HorrorLand

Sony PSP

  • King of Fighters Collection – The Orochi Saga
  • Neverland Card Battles
  • Ben 10: Alien Force
  • Monster Jam: Urban Assault

Nintendo DS

  • My Sims Kingdom
  • Rubik’s World
  • Tornado
  • Go Diego Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue
  • The Wonder Pets: Save the Animals
  • Travel Games for Dummies
  • Master of the Monster Lair
  • Zenses – Rainforest
  • Petz Rescue Ocean Patrol
  • Monster Jam: Urban Assault
  • Zenses – Oceans
  • Ninjatown
  • Bella Sara
  • Shrek’s Carnival Craze
  • Petz Rescue Wildlife Vet
  • Ben 10: Alien Force
  • Theresia

Game releases this week (10.20.2008)

Fable 2 is out this week and we’ll finally know once and for all if the game is all it’s cracked up to be or just another Molyneux overhyped piece of garbage (sorry, I’m still pissed about how Fable 1 was nothing that it was pushed as being by ol’ Pete). Far Cry 2 should also be raising interest with gamers this week, but BioShock on the PS3 is guaranteed to be the best shooter of the week. Wii Music is out, and it’s going to cause some pretty fun bickering on the message boards, keep an eye out for that. Here’s the rest of the (huge) list.

Xbox 360

  • Fable 2
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  • Far Cry 2
  • Disney Sing It
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
  • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
  • Dance Dance Revolution: Universe 3
  • Legendary

PlayStation 3

  • BioShock
  • Rock Band 2
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
  • Far Cry 2
  • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
  • Eternal Sonata
  • Disney Sing It
  • Legendary

Nintendo Wii

  • Wii Music
  • SpongeBob: Nicktoons Globs of Doom
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?: Make the Grade
  • Penny Racers Party: Turbo Q Speedway
  • Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band The Game
  • Carnival Games: Mini-Golf
  • Disney Sing It
  • Petz Rescue Wildlife Vet
  • Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2009
  • Think Fast
  • Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
  • Circus Games
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE
  • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
  • Dancing with the Stars: Get Your Dance On!
  • Backyard Football 2009
  • Naruto: Clash of the Ninja Revolution 2
  • Build a Bear Workshop: Fur Seasons

PlayStation 2

  • SpongeBob: Nicktoons Globs of Doom
  • Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band The Game
  • Disney Sing It
  • The Legend of Spryo: Dawn of the Dragon
  • Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
  • Backyard Football 2009

Sony PSP

  • Midnight Club: LA Remix
  • Crash: Mind Over Mutant
  • Star Ocean: First Departure
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
  • Cake Mania Baker’s Challenge

Nintendo DS

  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
  • SpongeBob: Nicktoons Globs of Doom
  • Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band The Game
  • Back at the Barnyard: Slop Bucket Games
  • Lovely Lisa
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?: Make the Grade
  • Pass the Pigs
  • Whats Cooking? Jamie Oliver
  • Dancing with the Stars: Get Your Dance On!
  • Ener-G: Dance Squad
  • Mechanic Master
  • Backyard Football 2009
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
  • Tornado
  • Touchmaster II
  • Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp
  • Ener-G: Gym Rockets
  • The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE
  • Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell
  • Transformers Animated
  • Ener-G: Horse Rider
  • Master of the Monster Lair
  • Smart Girls Party Games
  • My Baby Girl

Game releases this week (10.13.2008)

Dead Space looks pretty interesting to me and it’s been said that it offers some pretty solid thrills and scares, so it might be worth checking out. From here on through the end of the year there will be plenty of play, and these posts will be much better week to week.


Xbox 360

  • Dead Space
  • Saints Row 2
  • Blitz, The League II
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider
  • Rock Revolution
  • FIFA Soccer 2009

PlayStation 3

  • SOCOM Confrontation
  • Dead Space
  • FIFA Soccer 2009
  • Blitz, The League II
  • Rock Revolution
  • Saints Row 2
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider

Nintendo Wii

  • Boogie Superstar
  • Sam and Max: Season One
  • Ten Pin Alley 2
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno
  • Bratz: Girls Really Rock
  • Tak: Guardians of Gross
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Dokapon Kingdom
  • Penny Racers Party: Turbo Q Speedway
  • Safe Cracker

Virtual Console

  • Secret of Mana (SNES)
  • Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (Genesis)

PlayStation 2

  • FIFA Soccer 2009
  • Tak: Guardians of Gross
  • Bratz: Girls Really Rock
  • Avatar – The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno
  • Dokapon Kingdom
  • Nitrobike

Sony PSP

  • FIFA Soccer 2009

Nintendo DS

  • FIFA Soccer 2009
  • Littlest Pet Shop: Garden
  • Prey the Stars
  • Bratz: Girls Really Rock
  • Tak: Mojo Mistake
  • Kage Densetsu: The Legend of Kage 2
  • Cesar Millan’s Dog Whisperer
  • Rock Revolution
  • Lovely Lisa
  • Battle of the Giants: Dinosaurs
  • Littlest Pet Shop: Winter
  • Littlest Pet Shop: Jungle
  • My Japanese Coach
  • Smart Girls Party Games
  • Naruto: Path of Ninja 2

Game releases this week (9.29.2008)

Wow, how any of us could be patiently waiting for We Cheer to hit shelves is beyond me. Preorder, boys and girls…preorder. I imagine that Silent Hill is going to be the biggest release of the week, as reports of Sonic Chronicles: Dark Brotherhood say that the game is less than great.

Xbox 360

  • Silent Hill Homecoming
  • Mobile Ops: The One Year War

PlayStation 3

  • Silent Hill Homecoming

Nintendo Wii

  • Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
  • We Cheer

PlayStation 2

  • Mortal Kombat Kollection

Sony PSP

  • Valhalla Knights 2

Nintendo DS

  • Unsolved Crimes
  • Sonic Chronicles: Dark Brotherhood
  • Tornado
  • Margot’s Word Brain
  • Pop Cutie: Street Fashion Simulation
  • Princess Debut
  • Pipe Mania