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.
From IGN.Com : GameCube Sales Soar Ladies and gentlemen, after a long hiatus we have good news. December 16, 2003 - Nintendo of America today announced that sales of its GameCube console were through the roof for the month of November.