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Six games for the price of... say... one and three-quarters
Time to clear out the warehouse? Must be. Capcom has today announced two big packs of digital entertainment - for cheap prices. Interested in Devil May Cry? You can pick up the whole PS2-bound series (that's three games) in a 5th Anniversary Pack for $29.99. Don't have a PS2 (by the way - who are you?) The Resident Evil 10th Anniversary Pack contains - for a mere $39.99 - Resident Evil, Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil 4 in one handy GameCube-oriented bundle. Believe us, there are worse ways to spend your money. Quick note: GameStop/EB is the only chain that'll handle the Evil, but you'll find be able to find Dante anywhere.
Today, popular import retailer Lik-Sang.com posted a notice on its website informing customers that, thanks to a lawsuit from Sony Europe designed to keep the company from selling Asian PSPs to UK customers, Lik-Sang is going out of business. Great, just what Sony needs right before the PS3 launch: more bad press, right? Sony fired back a retort via GameIndustry.biz suggesting that as Lik-Sang never showed up in court and hasn't paid a cent (pence?) in damages yet, Sony can't possibly be to blame. The truth probably lies somewhere in between. It's all made more interesting by rumors we heard that suggested Lik-Sang wasn't, generally, as innocent as it appears to be... and it was just a matter of time, Sony or no Sony. We'll probably never know.
God of shut the hell up
We'd make a Prince of Persia joke, but Chris Kohler over at Game|Life already beat us to it. Turns out Sony (in a move that pisses us off more than the whole Lik-Sang thing) is planning to shit up the God of War II soundtrack with "major recording artists" and an unsigned indie band. If we wanted to hear corporate rock shilling itself interspersed with indifferent stuff (that wishes it were corporate rock) we'd just spend a day browsing MySpace. All the same, God of War II will be besmirched with the foul stench of rotting music. Maybe it makes marketing people money, but these things never, ever pan out. Keep the rock where it belongs: in Guitar Hero, guys. Thanks.
Well, Final Fantasy XII is just around the corner - it's out on Halloween. And Tofu Records, the label best known to anime and rock fans for putting out albums by Japanese acts like TM Revolution and L'arc~en~Ciel (if you don't know, don't bother asking) is selling a soundtrack CD right alongside it. The single-disc release - track listing available at Tofu's site - contains a smattering of the best tracks (and a DVD with Angela Aki's music video for Kiss Me Good-Bye, the game's ending theme.) In contrast, the Japanese release is four CDs, zero DVDs and costs almost $34 from Amazon.co.jp. From what we've heard so far of the game's super low-key soundtrack, the US version is probably the right move.
NBA 2K7 (PS3)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (360)
Need for Speed Carbon (PS3, 360)
.hack//G.U. vol. 1//Rebirth (PS2)
F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point (PC)
Sam & Max Episode 1: Culture Shock (PC)
FIFA 07 (360)
Medal of Honor Heroes (PSP)
Lemmings 2 (PS3)
Go! Swizzleblock 2 (PS3)
Madden NFL 07 (PS3)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 (PS3)
NHL 2K7 (PS3)
Virtua Tennis 3 (PS3)
October 24, 2006