VC/WW - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (TG-16; 900 points) - Rage of the Gladiator (1,000 points) - Triple Shot Sports (500 points)
I don't know from Castlevanias, but I gather it's a big deal that this is finally released in North America? Maybe not.
Retail - Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon - Hall of Fame Ultimate Hoops Challenge
Rock Band DLC – Lady Gaga: Bad Romance – Lady Gaga: Just Dance – Lady Gaga: Monster – Lady Gaga: Poker Face – Cartman: Poker Face – 3 Doors Down: It’s Not My Time – Mute Math: Control – The Subways: Oh Yeah – The Subways: Rock & Roll Queen
Guitar Hero DLC - Flogging Molly: Requiem for a Dying Song - Flogging Molly: (No More) Paddy's Lament - Flogging Molly: The Seven Deadly Sins
Still no Earthbound. *sigh* I don't know why I even get my hopes up every week.
Rage of the Gladiator. Yawn. I think it's a cool premise, but it looks and plays clunkier than the combat from some of the old Elder Scrolls games. And the Motion Plus support was obviously tacked on to give it a reason for Nintendo to try to promote it. At this point, with all of the developers either ignoring it or only including it as an option, it seems like the Motion Plus is yet another Nintendo accessory that nobody will remember in a year. Reggie himself seemed to fumble for answers when asked whether the new Zelda would require it, and I think painted himself and Nintendo into a corner by eventually stammering that, uh, yeah, um, yes, it uh... does *require* it. I don't think that was necessarily the case before, but it sure will be now.
Anybody else watch the Nintendo Weekly show on the Nintendo Channel? I hated the idea at first, but now it's become a guilty pleasure of mine. Some of the humor is actually legitimately funny, and the girl is kinda cute in that Elena Fisher way. But seeing the two of them roam around the show floor this past week made them both seem like they were a guest host on Raw. Sure, they're the face of the product, but they had no clue where they were or what they were seeing.
EA SPORTS Online is completely free at the moment. I don't know if the other flavors of EA are the same, but I'd assume so. Tony Hawk's sites make no mention of an online fee for PS2, so I'd assume no cose there either.