Demo - X-Men Origins: Wolverine (out now; free) - EDIT: Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection (out now; free) - EDIT: Up (out now; free) - if more are coming this week, they haven't been officially announced yet
Gold Member Deal of the Week (Monday, May 4) - Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (800 points)
Retail North America (Tuesday, May 5) - Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Rock Band DLC (Tuesday, May 5; 160 points each) - Franz Ferdinand 3-pack (440 points or 160 each): "Do You Want To," "Lucid Dreams," "Take Me Out" - "Smooth Criminal" -- Alien Ant Farm - "Blue Sky" -- Allman Brothers - "Midnight Rider" -- Allman Brothers (omg) - "Drain the Blood" -- Distillers - "Naked Eye" -- Luscious Jackson - "Idealistic Types" -- Prong - "The Banishment" -- Prong
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
Got the full version of Space Invaders Extreme. Short review: it's good, but the DS version is better. It feels faster, like there's more stuff going on.
The Arkanoid demo was surprisingly fun (I normally don't like any pong-type games, because I'm very bad at them). I might even consider dropping the points on this at some point.
The Wolverine demo was fun. It struck me as Ninja Gaiden with mutants, which is kind of awesome. I wouldn't pay for it, but the demo is worth your time.
I tried the Genesis Collection demo on the PS3 and it did nothing to sell me on buying the retail version. Streets of Rage and Sonic 3 just aren't as good as I remembered, and Space Harrier, I never enjoyed that one. Plus, this would need some Gunstar Heroes and Toe Jam & Earl, except I already have those on the Virtual Console anyway.
I'm going to split out the DLC into it's own post starting Thursday, so it's not sitting in my unread pile for half a week. Checking in from last week: consensus says MLB The Show '09 > MLB 2K9. On the Shelves: