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Recession Gaming: Plants vs. Zombies November 24, 2009

Posted by Chris McKenna in Steam.
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And just when you thought that games couldn’t get any cheaper, Steam comes through again. From now until Thursday the 26th, you can buy Pop Cap’s undead tower defense game, Plants vs. Zombies for half price on Steam. That’s only $5! A whole $5 less than the original price! (Which, for those arithmetically challenged out there, is $10.)

Due to what can only be described as aggressive laziness, I never bought Plants vs. Zombies when it first came out, but now I have my chance!



Recession Gaming: Marvel Ultimate Alliance May 27, 2009

Posted by Chris McKenna in Action, Copy+Paste Original, Features, Games, Xbox 360.
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This game has Deadpool. What else matters?

This game has Deadpool. What else matters?

Do you love Marvel Comics, but find yourself suddenly short on cash after buying the 165 dollar, 199 issue collectors edition Civil War DVD?

Worry not, fair citizen. You can still get your comic-book-videogame-tie-in fix without breaking the bank with a copy of Marvel Ultimate Alliance.

The game, originally published by Activision in 2006, has been marked down to a mere $10 for used Xbox 360 copies at Gamestop.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance puts you in the roles of your favorite superheroes and Elektra, and pits you against Dr. Doom and the Masters of Evil, who are bent on harnessing the powers of Odin and generally wrecking up the place.

Leading a squad of four heroes, you can take on the waves of baddies singlehandedly or with three of your friends over Xbox Live.

The game’s already extensive content has even been beefed up even more with the addition of two DLC packs, both of which add four characters to the game’s impressive roster. The “hero” and “villain” packs, each originally worth 500 Microsoft Points, have been bundled together and can be picked up for a mere 560 Microsoft Points.

Its a great deal that should be taken advantage of.  The two packs add Nightcrawler, Cyclops, Hawkeye, Hulk, Magneto, Sabertooth, Venom and Dr. Doom as fully playable characters as well as new achievments.

With a sequel planned for release this fall, Marvel Ultimate Alliance can be a nice gaming appetizer for the shiny, new main course to come. If you can handle the somewhat dated graphics and glitchy controls, this game is well worth the $10.